The latest Resident Evil 2 remake mod adds an unlikely soundtrack to the horror masterpiece. The “X Gon’ Give It To Ya Mod” (available now on Steam) does what some YouTubers have already done by adding the infamous DMX song to several of the scenes involving Resident Evil 2‘s Mr. X.
The song is designed to replace the original soundtrack theme that accompanies Mr. X’s arrival at the Raccoon Police Department, Parking Garage (Claire scenario), Orphanage (Claire scenario), Upper Sewers (Ada), and Green House (Leon scenario). This mod does not replace the original Mr. X song used during Leon’s escape sequence at the end of the game (presumably because it kind of ruins the mood).
While this mod is hardly as ambitious as the Resident Evil 2 mod that replaces the game’s over-the-shoulder camera system with the classic fixed cameras of the original game or the mod that replaces the game’s Tyrant (Mr. X) with Resident Evil 3‘s Nemesis, it does provide the somewhat necessary function of bringing DMX into the Resident Evil universe where he seemingly belongs.
If nothing else, this mod and its song of choice are surprisingly effective when it comes to underscoring the presence and effectiveness of the Tyrant character and the starring role he plays in those sequences. His physical presence and the limited ways you’re able to defend yourself against him ensures that you’ll never feel at peace as long as you know he’s going to be around.
The sheer number of Resident Evil 2 remake mods available so far really does highlight just how well the game is performing and how quickly fans have latched onto the long-awaited and ambitious remake of one of the series’ best games. While the recent Onimusha remaster has reportedly underperformed and disappointed, the success of Resident Evil 2‘s remake seems to suggest that Capcom will follow-through on its plans to revisit more titles from the studio’s past.
We’ll just have to see if any of those remasters and remakes also get a fan-made DMX soundtrack.
Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.