Resident Evil 2 Image
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics What's this?

User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 624 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City thatIn Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive? Expand

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Resident Evil 2: Claire Gameplay - Unstoppable Tyrant Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jan 28, 2019
    100
    The quality of Resident Evil 2 Remake is of the highest caliber. The frights and jump scares you will experience will make you want to run and hide. The villains of the game are more frightening than ever and you will feel it when you see things for the first time.
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    96
    Resident Evil 2 is one of the best remakes we’ve ever seen: it’s a bit different from the classical survival horror released in 1998, while still remaining true to the original game.
  3. Jan 27, 2019
    95
    Resident Evil 2 is an exceptional survival horror game, filled with quality content and the constant sense of being vulnerable. Recreating the familiar horrors of the beloved 1998 classic and imbuing them with a new kind of dread was not an easy task by any means, but the result will certainly please veterans as well as newcomers.
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 blends amazing graphics, great sound design and intimidating enemies to create a nerve wrecking horror experience. Capcom didn't forget the series' roots while modernizing as well: the hallmark of a great remake.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Now THIS is how you remake a classic. Resident Evil 2 expertly reanimates the horrifying atmosphere and moments of extreme tension that made the original so revered.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    88
    If you’re familiar with the original, you’ll find a peculiar blend of nostalgia and surprise here, along with a faithful update of the survival-horror mechanics that put the genre over the top; if you aren’t, this is a tense, suspenseful ride, with likeable characters and a surprisingly grounded plot. I’ve got more than a few nitpicks–Claire needs better guns–but if this turned out to be the pilot project for a new generation of survival horror, I’d be ecstatic.
  7. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    Capcom’s remake is a spectacularly gory game that brings a classic in line with horror titles of today, and only at the loss of some of the original’s beloved goofiness.

See all 24 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 112
  1. Feb 9, 2019
    10
    It just gets better and better! What can I say? RE is probably the only game series that most definitely deserves to keep on going! Thank youIt just gets better and better! What can I say? RE is probably the only game series that most definitely deserves to keep on going! Thank you "Capsule Computers"! Awesome work!
    My intro to the RE Universe started with RE3: Nemesis, so I can't say how much better (or not) this is than the original other than the graphics (obviously) being waaaaayyyyy better!
    As a fan, I wasn't too impressed with RE5 though I liked it; RE4 was (kinda still is) the "best!"; RE6 was just awful and I couldn't bring myself to finish it; RE7 was "amazeballs!"; but this game is pure heaven!
    One thing of note I'd specifically like to heap praise on is: this is the first game I ever played where every (EVERY) single monster you kill remains in the exact same location and manner you take them out for the entirety of your play-through even when you revisit past locations or restart the game after exiting - just brilliant!
    Expand
  2. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    Maravilhoso game em todos os quesitos. Este trouxe de volta todo o clima tenso dos survival horrors.
    Um grandioso remake.
  3. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    Once a masterpiece, always a masterpiece!!

    Capcom has really done it with this amazing masterpiece and have gained themselves the title of
    Once a masterpiece, always a masterpiece!!

    Capcom has really done it with this amazing masterpiece and have gained themselves the title of King of Remakes!! This game is absolutely what I could've asked for. It has got RE4's view that actually fits perfectly! This game is a must play for everybody!!!
    Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2019
    10
    Never played the original RE2 on PS One, but played remakes of Zero and 1, 4,5,6,7 and both Revelations and RE2 Remake is 10 fold better thenNever played the original RE2 on PS One, but played remakes of Zero and 1, 4,5,6,7 and both Revelations and RE2 Remake is 10 fold better then all of them in all aspects Expand
  5. Jan 27, 2019
    10
    the best game! I'm waiting for remake RE3. Absolutely brilliant. thanks capcon!
  6. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    fantástico remake superando al original de 1998. el mejor de toda la saga hasta el momento.
  7. Feb 9, 2019
    0
    Critical bug can stop you from getting halfway through the story.

    Can't pass through the scene when you have to obtain the keycard for the
    Critical bug can stop you from getting halfway through the story.

    Can't pass through the scene when you have to obtain the keycard for the garage entry gate, as there is a bug that makes the camera see nothing. There is a cinematic scene and things go blank before that. Last time I observed blocking bugs of this severity in games was in the 90's, so this is an 'authentic remake' of the original reminding me to the worst part of the worst part of a 20 year old era.

    Avoid, doesn't worth the money.
    Expand

See all 112 User Reviews