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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: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  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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  1. Negative: 15 out of 340
  1. 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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  2. Jan 30, 2019
    10
    While I can often be generous scoring a mediocre game, I rarely if ever call a game a 10. It takes a special experience to achieve that score.While I can often be generous scoring a mediocre game, I rarely if ever call a game a 10. It takes a special experience to achieve that score. Resident Evil 2 for PS4 provides that experience. I played the original Resident Evil 2 when it first released during my college days, and I liked it a lot. I was excited for this remake, but I figured I would already know what was going to happen. Boy, was I wrong. Capcom has completely rewritten the events that happen in the game, and even if you have played the original dozens of times, you won't know whats coming in this new version. The quality of the gameplay is really mind blowing. The combat feels perfect, and the movement is smooth and silky. The graphics are outstanding, and do an excellent job conveying a sense of dread as you play. The sound is fantastic and adds so much to the creepiness. The music is extremely sparingly used, and what is there, is ambient and in the background. The only time it picks up is during certain scenes I won't describe for fear of spoiling something. If there is other music that I didn't notice, it's because it's so perfectly blended into the game. Speaking of spoiling, I highly recommend you go into this game blind if you can. The moments that shocked me would have had much less impact if I knew they were coming. If you are a fan of horror games, then this is a must buy. If you are a fan of games in general, I highly suggest you give it a shot. There are very few modern survival horror games of this type that receive the universal acclaim this game has received. If you have never played a survival horror game, this is a perfect entry into the genre. Capcom has provided 3 difficulty modes to fit every gamer. Hardcore for the survival horror experts, Standard, for those comfortable with shooters of this nature, and Assisted for those completely new to the genre, or for those who have difficulty aiming with a controller. If survival horror games intimidate you, there is no shame on giving it a go on an easier difficulty. It's such a great game, it would be a shame for someone to miss out on it. I can't recommend a game more highly than I recommend this one. Go out and play it! Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2021
    10
    شخصيات ممتازة وجرافيك رائع وتصميم زعماء مذهل طول ما انت بتلعب بتحس بالخوف وعامل سيرفايفل والالغاز حلوةشخصيات ممتازة وجرافيك رائع وتصميم زعماء مذهل طول ما انت بتلعب بتحس بالخوف وعامل سيرفايفل والالغاز حلوة
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    This game is a masterpiece! Capcom did a very well job, the survival horror atmosphere is alwesome, history, graphics, gameplay and soundThis game is a masterpiece! Capcom did a very well job, the survival horror atmosphere is alwesome, history, graphics, gameplay and sound design, all the work is brilliant... Expand
  5. 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
  6. Jan 30, 2019
    9
    The game lives up to the hype it created. Is a thrilling experience filled with intense moments and spine chilling encounters. Having Mr. XThe game lives up to the hype it created. Is a thrilling experience filled with intense moments and spine chilling encounters. Having Mr. X right behind you, with his chase music and the sound of his steps, is one of the most horrifying experiences I've lived in a long time in a horror game.

    Minor scenes and caveats in gameplay are the only thing separating this game from a perfect 10, but still is SOOOOOOOO worth it. If you enjoy survival horror at it's finest, don't hesitate to buy this game.
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  7. Apr 19, 2021
    0
    Having finished the original in my teens many times, I must say that, despite this modern version lacking content by comparison (especiallyHaving finished the original in my teens many times, I must say that, despite this modern version lacking content by comparison (especially the "B" walk through seem to be completely missing replay value), the visuals do make up for it for the whole experience gains a lot by those realistic graphics. I would say it balances out, after all, I think it's only fair to put visuals on the scale, just as game play length/ content. Expand

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