You can play as Barry Burton in Resident Evil 2

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New mods for Resident Evil 2 Remake just keep coming. We only recently enjoyed the mods that make Mr. X adorably tiny (opens in new tab), and transform him into Pennywise from It (opens in new tab). Now here's one that swaps Leon for Barry Burton (opens in new tab) from the original Resident Evil (and the under-rated Revelations 2). Time to break out the beer and nachos.

It leaves the voice files as they are, so you won't be able to hear any of Barry's dad jokes about sandwiches and locks, but you will be able to see his classic low-res hair texture in all the cutscenes. It's the work of modder DarknessRvaltier, who also has mods that let you play as Chris Redfield (opens in new tab) and Jill Valentine (opens in new tab) if you're in the mood for a STARS reunion.

They also have a mod in the works that will let you play as Cassie Cage from Mortal Kombat (opens in new tab). What a gift to modding this game has been.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.