Resident Evil 2 PlayStation

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 1998
  • Also On: PC
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 344 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 344
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Feb 28, 2002
    5
    Good game but very hard in places and some puzzles frustrated me. Not as good as the original which I am going through again. The only thing I could find good about RE2 is claire redfield.
  2. Aug 23, 2015
    5
    Never liked it. It was too long and boring. You actually had to finish game four times (with some differences) to complete it. It tried to be copy of first RE - two characters and big place filled with zombies. Nah. It's like the same game, but longer and less interesting.
  3. Dec 10, 2015
    7
    For its time it was a great horror/action game for Playstation. The puzzles may feel way too similar by today's standards, as they mostly consist of finding yet another key for yet another set of closed doors. Also, the game becomes completely linear closer to the end (in the beginning though you spend much time running back in forth across a huge police station). The combat is prettyFor its time it was a great horror/action game for Playstation. The puzzles may feel way too similar by today's standards, as they mostly consist of finding yet another key for yet another set of closed doors. Also, the game becomes completely linear closer to the end (in the beginning though you spend much time running back in forth across a huge police station). The combat is pretty difficult, and most of the difficulty comes from awkward camera placement (the camera always looks at your character from some corner of the room and may not see the enemies even if they are close to your character. The story is in B-movie style, aimed at kids and teenagers. You may want to check this game out if you are interested which game the movie Resident Evil was based on :) But I'd still recommend playing Resident Evil 3 instead, due its better controls. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
#10 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1998
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. GMR Magazine
    90
    Zombies running amok in Raccoon City; more B-movie voice acting running amok on your speakers. Enough to fill two disks this time! [Feb 2003, p.97]
  2. The sequel elevates what was so great about the first one to a complete new level of terror.
  3. One of the most clever, crowd-pleasing, tense, dramatic, beautiful and playable games ever conceived.