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  • Summary: Ready or not, the terror of Resident Evil 2 is here. In chapter one, the case of the disastrous T-virus outbreak--a mutagenic toxin designed for biological weapons--was eventually closed but the experiments were far from over. Control the destiny of Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield as their nightmare begins when a biotech terror runs rampant in Raccoon City. Relentless zombies and hideous monsters are all out for a taste of your blood. If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
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  1. Capcom's Dreamcast Evil looks a lot smoother than the PSOne version does, and the character and creature models appear to be as gorgeous as the ones featured on the PC edition.
  2. Gameplay seems to be getting old as each Resident Evil incarnation is much more of the same. Loads of extra modes and a gallery provide excellent replayability.
  3. By delivering awesome graphics and intense, fright-filled gameplay, RE2 makes for a scary romp you won't want to miss.
  4. It's a great game to own, especially given its low retail price, but this version is not an essential purchase.
  5. Even with its flaws in gameplay mechanics and visual presentation, Capcom's port of Resident Evil 2 is a thing of beauty, preserving the euphoric atmosphere of a game that no other gaming company has been able to duplicate to date.
  6. 70
    Resident Evil 2 forces you into a state of emotional connection - I mean for God's sake, your characters limp and hold their ribs when they're hurt! Prick me, and do I not bleed? Kill me, do I not die?
  7. There's just not enough innovation to bring this stale serving of grey matter to the table for a second helping.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. [Anonymous]
    May 23, 2004
    Great game.
  2. UmarF.
    Jun 23, 2001
    Excellent game whose argued control issues are easily forgiven given horrific movie style presentation and very intense and addictive gameplay. It begs for you to keep playing and find out what happens next like a bestselling mystery novel. The graphics are also smooth and are realistic enough to suck you in abd scare the living daylights out of you. Expand
  3. JayD.
    Jul 11, 2006
    The original game is still the best.