As you finish your first run through Resident Evil 2 you might be surprised that the game has been rating you the whole time. Whether you end up with an A, B, or C, you almost certainly have some room for improvement. You also probably have some questions, like what the game is using to figure out these ratings. It’s actually pretty simple, and with the coveted S Rank sitting there, taunting you at your failure to achieve it, you might also ask how to get S Rank in Resident Evil 2 Remake. Here’s how…
While the game shows you a lot of stats after you complete either Scenario A or B, there’s actually just one requirement to get S Rank: time. Yes, while previous games would gauge you on which weapons you unlock and use, or how often you saved, Resident Evil 2 Remake just asks how long it took you to get from the best cheeseburger in video game history, to the end credits.
If you play the game on Standard difficulty then you must complete Scenario A in under 3 hours and 30 minutes to achieve an S Rank. The 2nd Run scenario lowers the bar (…or raises it?) to a straight 3 hours. If you want to go all the way though, you’ll need to play on Hardcore difficulty, which also requires you to be a lot faster. For the first run you need to finish in 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the 2nd Run needs to be complete in just 2 hours.
What do you get for achieving an S Rank in Resident Evil 2? Possibly the most valuable thing this game can offer: infinite ammo. It’s not for every weapon, just for the Samurai Edge Pistol on Standard and the LE 5 Submachine Gun on Hardcore.
So, the answer to “how to get S Rank in Resident Evil 2 Remake” is essentially to run. You run your ass off.