Parasite Eve II

PlayStation
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. More work should have been put into the plot and storytelling of the game.
  2. While Parasite Eve II meets most of the criteria for a fairly good horror shoot-em-up, the biggest problem with it is that it doesnt really add anything that hasnt been done before several times. The underlying, flawed control framework of the game has already been revised and improved upon by other games.
  3. It's a close contender with all the latest horror-themed action-adventure games for the PlayStation, even though it isn't as engaging or intense as it might have been.
  4. 69
    Your average person can only take so much -- and getting killed by a group of bats while trying to get to a save point after killing a very strong and challenging boss is enough to drive most rational individuals insane.

Awards & Rankings

24
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#13 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
10
#10 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2000
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 100
  2. Negative: 1 out of 100
  1. Dec 7, 2016
    10
    Just gonna copy and paste my comment in the Parasite Eve page. It really beats me how the Parasite Eve came to an abrupt end. The rest of thisJust gonna copy and paste my comment in the Parasite Eve page. It really beats me how the Parasite Eve came to an abrupt end. The rest of this review is just to complete the 150 characters minimum. Full Review »
  2. Oct 19, 2017
    10
    One of the most underrated games ever, with a great atmospheric soundtrack, with some really well-made and polished mechanics at the time.One of the most underrated games ever, with a great atmospheric soundtrack, with some really well-made and polished mechanics at the time. It's like an old Resident Evil game but with magic and even more possibilities and interesting mechanics, with one of the best pre-rendered backgrounds in the PS1, with good character modelling. It also has a huge replay value, which will give you even more possibilities, unlocking new guns, armors and miscellaneous items.
    The story is always interesting and all the places you go through are memorable, same for the enemies which each one has their own mechanics, with their strong and weak points.
    There are many interesting bosses with their own theme, and they aren't precisely easy to beat, you have to plan a strategy, choose the right spell to find their weaknesses and also avoid their attacks, learn their patterns.
    The only flaw I would give to the game would is how the story isn't told properly, which is a shame because I really wished the game had more scenes and more interaction between the main characters because they are actually interesting and I wish I could have known more about them.

    In the end, this game is REALLY a great game and everyone who's ever played and liked old Resident Evil games should give Parasite Eve 2 a shot.
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  3. Dec 11, 2016
    10
    This is the best Survival Combat Horror game ever. I can use any weapons ranging from handguns to assault rifles, as well as some items whichThis is the best Survival Combat Horror game ever. I can use any weapons ranging from handguns to assault rifles, as well as some items which can help me recover health quickly and increase the stats too. It's an excellent game for me to play. Full Review »