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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 theirReady 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Sound, suspense, storyline, and action make RE 2 a classic on any platform. [Apr 2003, p.89]
  2. As far as extra features being a reason to own it on the Gamecube though, there isn't much incentive other than having the full series on the GCN.
  3. Great story and challenging scenarios. [Mar 2003, p.136]
  4. Enjoyable but dated... Considering that these are nothing more than the Dreamcast versions released a year ago for the low price of $19.99, charging an extra $20 is nothing more than highway robbery.
  5. 60
    Upset as I am towards Capcom for the price hike, and putting the cosmetics rant aside, Resident Evil 2 is still one of my favorites in the series.
  6. A FRICKIN' RIP-OFF... [yet] still deserves playing. [Apr 2003, p.128]
  7. 40
    Even factoring in the many heart-pounding battles with gangs of bloodthirsty zombies, there's no denying that most of the game is spent walking around hallways trying to find a key or some other random object.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. EvadN.
    Aug 3, 2006
    10
    Best survival/horror EVER! I got mine for 19.99. 19.99? You've got to be @#$% kidding me!
  2. MichaelD.
    Sep 6, 2005
    10
    This game rocks.
  3. FLASH3k
    Sep 5, 2004
    10
    A great game, leaves the sequel window open and leaves some questons for you to answer yourself, as for example when you unlock the 4th A great game, leaves the sequel window open and leaves some questons for you to answer yourself, as for example when you unlock the 4th survivor Hunk- it never stops giving... Expand
  4. A.S
    Sep 20, 2005
    10
    This is a GREAT game. all the reviewers are rating it by todays standards which is fine but giving it 50% mostly because of the graphics is This is a GREAT game. all the reviewers are rating it by todays standards which is fine but giving it 50% mostly because of the graphics is still stupid. I still think this game looks great to this day (though obviously not as good as remake, zero, 4). The gameplay is almost as good as the newer resident evils. If you are someone who wants to play resident evil and hasnt yet done so, then i'd recommend one of the new resident evils rather than this, as you would probably be disappointed. but for all the resident evil fans like me who cant get enough of resident evil and want the whole collection on gamecube GET IT! I paid about AU$50 for this which is expensive for an old game i know, but for me i had to get it and am not disappointed. I had only played the PC version before (which was bad because you could easily tell the difference between backdrop and character models) and so i was expecting similar graphics but the Gamecube version looks much better because of better lighting and all round cleaner graphics (unless my PC version was just screwed up or something). Although it's not remade like REmake, it still looks great and its not something you're gonna be complaining about the whole time you play it. Once again its a great game, and if you want to get it on gamecube to complete the set then go for it! Expand
  5. DanielM.
    Nov 3, 2004
    8
    Loses marks because of bad graphics, still a good game though.
  6. Jan 8, 2014
    4
    They said it's going be a remake. I still miss it. And no, the Umbrella Chronicles is not a real remake of Resident Evil 2, because it doesn'tThey said it's going be a remake. I still miss it. And no, the Umbrella Chronicles is not a real remake of Resident Evil 2, because it doesn't have the same atmosphere. Expand
  7. XISMZERO
    Jul 13, 2003
    1
    Resident Evil 2 was a groundbreaking title - five years ago... here we have another no-frills Capcom port for $39.99 - unacceptable.

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