Last week we posed the question of whether or not Brad Vickers could get a better ending in Resident Evil 3 Remake. He’s the only other member of S.T.A.R.S. in the game, and to be killed by Nemesis so early on just didn’t feel right. Well I’ve been playing a lot of the game over the past week or so, and I can confirm that he does get a slightly better ending in Resident Evil 3 Remake. In fact, he’s a trophy.
Needless to say, do not read on if you don’t want spoilers for both Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes.
In the original Resident Evil 3 Nemesis, Brad Vickers serves as little more than a tool to demonstrate the power of Nemesis, and justify his overall goal of hunting Jill for the rest of the game. While he still suffers a gruesome death to Nemesis in Resident Evil 3 Remake, it’s a more satisfying one than the original.
In the remake, Brad is visibly killed, he doesn’t pass out and become a zombie just around the corner. The remake version of Nemesis is a monster, in every sense, and doesn’t mess around when it comes to killing members of S.T.A.R.S. However, a little later into the game, we see Brad return.
When you first take control of Carlos, after boarding the subway train, you head to the Raccoon City Police Department building. Here you witness a scene in which Brad Vickers chases down the policeman from the beginning of Resident Evil 2. You know the one, he’s bleeding out from a zombie bite in the main hall of the building. In Resident Evil 3 Remake we see Brad take a chunk out of the policeman, who then turns and runs inside the building.
At this point we’re given a chance to either kill zombie Brad, or let him continue roaming the streets outside of the RCPD. I chose to kill him, because he’s a zombie. If you do kill him you get his ID card, which is important for opening certain boxes within the RCPD, and super helpful in the long run. I haven’t checked to see if there’s a trophy for letting him survive in this undead state, but I did get one for putting him out of his misery.
Let me know if you killed zombie Brad in the comments.