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  • 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 4, 2019
    100
    The remake of Resident Evil 2 succeeded and can’t be criticized for much. Converting the original game into a modern form sets the bar for all future remakes really high and shows how it should be done. [Issue#293]
  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. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 20, 2019
    94
    A shining example of what remake should be. [Issue#236, p.24]
  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
    Resident Evil 2 Remake is a triumph of clever, polished game design, and is quite possibly our favourite game in the series. It leans into terrifying close encounters more than epic action setpieces, but that’s really what the series is about, and RE2 does the terrifying perfectly. Enemies are superb, and the game boasts the best zombies in any game ever - unrelenting and mostly unstoppable, they’re just creepy. Then there’s Mr X, the game’s own Jason Voorhees, continuously stalking you throughout. We loved every moment of Resident Evil 2, and even if you know the first game inside out, you won’t know the Remake at all. If you’ve ever loved a Resident Evil game, or wished that RE7 was third-person, want to go back to RE2 and its great horror design, or just want a horror-action game… get Resident Evil 2 Remake. You won’t be disappointed.
  6. Resident Evil 2 Remake brings back the old horror and terror feel once again. It remains as faithful as its old version and merging this with new technologies, audio and visual effects successfully.
  7. 70
    A true remake in every sense of the word, Capcom’s 2019 Resident Evil 2 captures the heart of the original in a wonderful recreation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 209
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    10
    A 10/10 game means it has no glaring flaws, missing pieces or faults and accomplishes exactly what it set out to do. For what it's worth,A 10/10 game means it has no glaring flaws, missing pieces or faults and accomplishes exactly what it set out to do. For what it's worth, RE2's remake is perhaps the most on-point and well directed remakes/remasters possible, and for that alone I think it's worthy of high praise. Expand
  2. 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!!!
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  3. Jul 18, 2019
    10
    This game is so awesome! I would have never thought that it could be brought into the current time so well. It did not lose it's flair fromThis game is so awesome! I would have never thought that it could be brought into the current time so well. It did not lose it's flair from the end-90's, but it also doesn't feel outdated game-mechanic-wise. The sound and graphics are absolutely awesome, and the script is well-written and - from my memory - very close to the original. I've never felt nostalgia and was impressed at the same time so much. Expand
  4. Feb 12, 2019
    10
    This is a golden sample how to do a remake!

    stunning graphic & animations
    great sound & atmosphere
    excelent voiceacting
  5. Jan 28, 2019
    10
    This is a fantastic remake, that is very much worth buying pretty much at any time

    Graphics: This is, put simply, the best looking game out
    This is a fantastic remake, that is very much worth buying pretty much at any time

    Graphics: This is, put simply, the best looking game out there at the time of writing this. There is so much subtle detail all over the environments. Shadows, lightning, reflections, everything is done excellently. I recommend playing on PC as the graphics truly shines there provided you have the proper hardware to run it.

    Gameplay: The level design and gameplay mechanics are an excellent mix between the old and new seen in the original and new resident evil games. Suspense oozes out of every scene creating tension over every step. The shooting is extremely satisfying with hands down the best zombies and animations you can see anywhere in a game till date.

    The game is Single Player only with low replay value after the campaign is over, but it's one of the most gratifying experiences i've had in a long while. It's very much worth it.
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  6. Jun 27, 2019
    9
    Resident Evil 2 answered the question of the remakes with a really good example of what people associate to the saga in terms of survivalResident Evil 2 answered the question of the remakes with a really good example of what people associate to the saga in terms of survival horror. The gameplay is near perfect and the redesign of the classic of 1998 comes into one of the best games of the year. Expand
  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.
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