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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 364
  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 7, 2020
    10
    Excellent remake. Captures everything good from the original. Keep it up capcom
  3. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    excelente juego sin importar si jugaste el original, no necesitas ser un fan de la franquicia para darte cuenta de la calidad de este titulo,excelente juego sin importar si jugaste el original, no necesitas ser un fan de la franquicia para darte cuenta de la calidad de este titulo, no tengo mucho que decir, grandiosos gráficos, buena historia con adaptaciones razonables para mi un 10 Expand
  4. Jan 27, 2019
    10
    1.AMAZING ATHMOSPHERE
    2.NEXT-LEVEL GRAPHICS
    3.SMOOTH CONTROLS 4.INTRESTING STORY CONCLUSION: AMAZING ,BETTER THAN EVERY OTHER ZOMBIE GAME
    1.AMAZING ATHMOSPHERE
    2.NEXT-LEVEL GRAPHICS
    3.SMOOTH CONTROLS
    4.INTRESTING STORY
    CONCLUSION: AMAZING ,BETTER THAN EVERY OTHER ZOMBIE GAME IN ANY ASPECT
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  5. Mar 23, 2019
    9
    amazing! the graphics, the gameplay, the optimization, almost everything in this game is perfect (cof cof history cof cof)
  6. Feb 19, 2020
    9
    Absolutely fantastic game. I never played the original (I was only 5 when it released), but have seen videos of it. They have completelyAbsolutely fantastic game. I never played the original (I was only 5 when it released), but have seen videos of it. They have completely overhauled everything. Graphics and sound are astounding, the over-the-shoulder third person view is an improvement over the original as well. Also the Tyrant is one scary piece of..... Expand
  7. May 6, 2020
    0
    Absolute garbage this is not resident evil 2 remake , the true remake was darkside chronicle memory of a lost city with tank control andAbsolute garbage this is not resident evil 2 remake , the true remake was darkside chronicle memory of a lost city with tank control and fixed camera!!!! Same style of resident evil 1 remake the perfect remake!!!!! Expand

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