Resident Evil 3 is a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, a survival horror video game published by Capcom and released for PlayStation in 1999. Unlike the original, which uses tank controls and fixed camera angles, the remake features third-person shooter gameplay similar to the 2019 Resident Evil 2 remake. It includes an online multiplayer mode, Resident Evil: Resistance, which puts a team of four players against a “mastermind” who can create traps, enemies, and other hazards.
The plot of game follows Raccoon City thrown into chaos by a zombie apocalypse caused by an outbreak of the T-Virus. On September 28, 1998, former Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) member Jill Valentine is attacked in her apartment by an intelligent bioweapon known as Nemesis-T Type, who attempts to kill her and all remaining members of S.T.A.R.S. Upon escaping her building, she meets up with fellow S.T.A.R.S. officer Brad Vickers, but Brad is bitten by a zombie and tells Jill to save herself. After another encounter with Nemesis, she is saved by Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) mercenary Carlos Oliveira.
Carlos and his group of surviving U.B.C.S. mercenaries – Mikhail Victor, Tyrell Patrick, and Nicholai Ginovaef – have set up subway trains which they plan to use to evacuate surviving civilians from the city.