A full remake of the original Resident Evil (1996), the new version includes an altered mansion layout with brand new rooms and enemies and new plot elements that take into account developments in the later Biohazard games. Also, the entire script was retranslated, eliminating the notoriously poor English dialogue that was present in the original.
On January 20th, 2015, Resident Evil (2002) was remastered for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. These verisons include 16:9 widescreen support, 5.1 audio with surround sound, and improved character models, textures, and lighting. There's also an option to play with the original tank controls or new 2D controls. While the PS3 and X360 versions are 720p, the PS4 and XOne versions are 1080p.
Out of the original monsters from the original version, the giant spiders are the only enemy to have a different name. They were called Web Spinners in the original, and now called Taranculas in the remake.
The previous Biohazard games released for the PlayStation and Dreamcast used a logo style consisting of red bold letters in upper-case. However, when the series was moved to the GameCube with the Biohazard remake, the logo style was changed to dark and stylized lower-case letters.
In the cemetery directly behind the mansion (the one you enter through the painting in the main hall), when walking towards the subterranean tomb, one of the shots shows several tombstones in the foreground with Greek text on them. The one on the right has a Greek word that phonetically translates to 'Chapchom', which is probably an approximation of 'Capcom', the game's developer.