Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Daily Radar
    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. CNET Gamecenter
    By delivering awesome graphics and intense, fright-filled gameplay, RE2 makes for a scary romp you won't want to miss.
  3. 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.
  4. If you're new to the series, this is arguably the best Resident Evil game ever made.
  5. 80
    At just $19.99 and probably the most engrossing story of the Resident Evil series, neither veterans nor newbies should miss RE2.
  6. It's a great game to own, especially given its low retail price, but this version is not an essential purchase.
  7. 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.
  8. Spank!
    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?
  9. If you missed out on RE2, are interested exactly how the storyline of Code Veronica came about, and don't mind the semi-dated graphics, Resident Evil 2 is a gripping adventure at a budget price.
  10. "Evil Dead: Hail to the King" and "The Ring: Terror's Realm" weren't anywhere near as fun and interesting as going through the predictable motions of a survival horror game that was designed FROM ITS INCEPTION to be replayable.
  11. There's just not enough innovation to bring this stale serving of grey matter to the table for a second helping.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#19 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. JayD.
    Jul 11, 2006
    The original game is still the best.
  2. [Anonymous]
    May 23, 2004
    Great game.
  3. UmarF.
    Jun 23, 2001
    Excellent game whose argued control issues are easily forgiven given horrific movie style presentation and very intense and addictive 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. Full Review »