Resident Evil 2 Nintendo 64
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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. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. Resident Evil 2 is not just a great game, but also proof that the N64 can do the supposedly impossible when developers put their minds to it. An incredible achievement.
  2. I can't say it enough: Resident Evil 2 for Nintendo 64 looks and sounds amazing. Aside from a few very minor flaws, RE2 is one of the best N64 games this year. If you own an N64, buy this game.
  3. 91
    Resident Evil 2 for Nintendo 64 is, quite frankly, the best version of the game anybody living in the US is going to get. It boasts improved visuals thanks to the 4MB Expansion Pak, enhanced high-resolution mode and smoothened out pre-rendered backdrops with no jaggies.
  4. 90
    It's about time Nintendo 64 gamers got a chance to survive the horror. Capcom finally brings the PlayStation classic to the Nintendo 64, and they've done the impossible. The problem is that the N64 isn't quite the best place for this evil to take residence.
  5. This is what a PlayStation to Nintendo 64 conversion should be - enhancing the original to make the most of the new host machine.
  6. A huge improvement over the first title, RE2 succeeds in making you feel as though you're in the middle of a horror film - one in which you'll jump many, many times. If you've already played the PlayStation or PC versions of RE2, there's really no reason to buy this game, but for N64 owners who haven't tried yet, it's an absolute must-have.
  7. Nintendo 64 owners have reason to be scared. At long last, Resident Evil 2 sinks its teeth into the system. With a high graphic violence quotient and chilling zombie horror reminiscent of Night of the Living Dead, Resident Evil 2 is not for the faint of heart. Rather, it is for the survival-horror enthusiast with a taste for action and blood.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. JohnnieC.
    May 24, 2005
    Best game ever!
  2. Jun 23, 2011
    Still a fun game after all these years, and a surprisingly good port, considering the FMV limitations of the n64 cartridge format. They managed to cram the entire 2 disc game onto one giant cartridge, full motion video and all. The downside to the FMV is that it had to be compressed, resulting in tinnier sounding audio, and smaller, blurry video, but it's their in its entirety. Some of the static backgrounds in the game aren't quite as eye popping as their Playstation or Dreamcast counterparts also, but the polygonal characters look much sharper. The N64 version had the option to change the color of the blood to blue or green, and had a cool randomizer feature that placed objects in different spaces every time you played a new game. If you can deal with the dated mechanics of the old style Resident Evil games, and still have your N64, Resident Evil 2 is well worth picking up. Great old school, horror fun! Expand
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    One of the first games I ever played, I just cant put in words how epic this game is, one of my favorites from the resident evil franchise. shame where the franchise is going at the moment though. Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2013
    This was the first Resident Evil Game I ever played. Yes i did play it on n64 first and i loved it. Even though the controls were bad and some of the models don't look that great the game was still in tact. The story was amazing the enemy design is still pretty good compared to todays standards, it looks really nice (HD remake please capcom), LOVE the weapons, and the dialouge sounds nice even though the voice actors weren't that compentent. So if you want to see a video review in about two weeks from the post of the review look up my review of Resident Evil 2 N64 on youtube thx bye. Expand
  5. JoeyG.
    Sep 26, 2003
    One of the best gore fests for the N64.
  6. May 29, 2012
    The best Resident Evil in my opinion. Leon was a very cool character. Racoon City was very interesting to explore and the puzzles were well designed. The game wasn't too long but was very intense. The only bad point are the graphics, direct port from PS, an inferior hardware. Expand

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