In the Resident Evil games, Easy and Normal are all readily unlocked.
Resident Evil 2
The only other difference is that when you use the Ink Ribbon to save your progress, it will be colored white versus being blue or red.
Resident Evil 2's Easy Mode doesn't offer many items compared to Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
In Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Jill Valentine will starts with a First Aid Kit (can carry up to 3 First Aid Sprays), Assault Rifle and 2 clips of Assault Rifle. Also, all weapons are available at the Item Box (except Grenade Launcher, Gatling Gun and Rocket Launcher).Ink Ribbons are also affected, their amount is infinite which allows player to save as much as they want. But Special Weapons parts (which players can obtain by defeating Nemesis-T Type) are not available.
Resident Evil 4
In Resident Evil 4, all PAL/NTSC-J console versions feature Easy Mode. In this mode for Resident Evil 4, the player will start out with a shotgun along with the standard supplies. Easy Mode is not available on any NTSC console versions of the game. In the new HD release of Resident Evil 4 for PC, players now have the option to play the game on easy.
The key room in Chapter 3-1 is inaccessible, so players can go directly into Salazar's Castle. The Maze in Chapter 3-2 is inaccessible, thus player can proceed to the door to continue the game. The King's Grail room and the clocktower in Chapter 4-1 are also inaccessible. The King's Grail is already in its place, so there's no need for the player to substain the "curse" to get it. The lever inside the clocktower is relocated to the area outside of it, and there is a barrier blocking the stairs to the entrance of the clocktower. In the same chapter, there will be only one garrador in the room where two would normally appear.
Resident Evil 5
In Resident Evil 5, Easy mode is called Amateur. In Amateur, there are applied game changes:
- Player has enough time to perform QTE after cutscene.
- Enemies deal less damage, making player lose fewer health.
- Enemies are weaker, allowing players to easily defeat them with a few shots.
- Some mini-bosses (Chainsaw Majini, for example) do not wake up after players defeat them.
- Vehicle loses fewer health.
Resident Evil 6
In Resident Evil 6, like Resident Evil 5, Easy mode is called Amateur. Applied game changes:
- Enemies deal less damage.
- Enemies are weaker.
- QTEs will be performed automatically (explained by the game).