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Learn how to defeat and avoid the Zombies in RE 3 Remake (Resident Evil 3)! Find out their weakness, attacks, how to beat, and more!

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How To Kill Zombies

Aim For The Head

All zombies have a common weakness; its head. Pumping lead into its head will flinch it, making an opening for maneuver.

Critical Hit Kills Zombies Instantly

You may score a critical hit on zombies sometime when you shoot at its head with a distinctive effect. This can take a zombie down in a single shot, and allow you to save ammo.

Measure Amount Of Blood Splash For Critical

Critical hits with your shot will show a unique shockwave effect and create a bigger blood splash from the zombie. Keep an eye out for these effects to save yourself from overkilling them.

Required Shots To Kill A Zombie

Using the standard Handgun as an example, we have tested how many shots it takes to kill a zombie. Use the table below as a reference to minimize ammo consumption.

Damaged LocationRequired Shots
Head3 Shots
Torso8 Shots
Limbs6 Shots

Use Environmental Objects To Kill Zombies

There are certain objects littered around the game where you can use as a booby trap of some sort for your tactical advantage.

Blow Up Explosive Barrels

Shooting at red explosive barrels can cause an explosion, allowing you to take down multiple zombies at once. Be sure to keep your distance as the explosion can also hurt you.

Electrocute For A Easy Shot

You can stun zombies by electrocuting them by damaging a small generator. You can use this chance to attack the zombies safely while stunned.

How To Avoid Zombies

Utilize Perfect Dodge

When timed right, you can initiate a perfect dodge giving you brief invulnerability when you dodge away from the zombie's attack just before it connects.

Damage Legs To Cripple Zombie

You can also cripple zombies by damaging its legs. The zombies will still try to crawl towards you, but the speed of which is greatly reduced.

How To Confirm Kill On A Zombie

Use Your Knife To Poke Downed Zombies

You can check whether the dead body is actually dead, or a zombie waiting to pounce by stabbing it with a knife or shooting it. The attacked zombie, if it is still active, will get up and will try to attack you.

Try To Poke From Behind When Checking

There are some cases the zombie will try to pounce you if you are directly in front of them. Try to circle around to its back side and poke to avoid being ambushed.

Dealing With Nemesis Infested Zombie

When the Nemesis is present, the creature can infest nearby zombies to buff their lethality. This will greatly improve the zombie's reach and robustness.

How to Deal With Nemesis Zombies Video

Cehck out this video to know how to counter it fast!

Ranged Tentacle Attack

Although it cannot bite anymore, the infested zombie can try to attack you with a ranged tentacle attack. Be sure to keep your distance.

Head Becomes Hardened

When infested, the zombie's head becomes hardened and very difficult to damage. Aim for the torso and limbs instead.

Shoot Legs For Easy Pickings

Once you trip the zombie, you can pick them off with ease with a well placed blast from your shotgun.

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