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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: 84 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  1. Jun 29, 2019
    100
    The stunning graphics, incredible survival horror combat and wonderfully eerie setting make picking up a copy of Resident Evil 2 a no-brainer.
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    The silliness helps tie together Resident Evil 2’s combination of genuine terror with baroque puzzles and excessive action, making sure that it is frightening but always fun. It has always been the ethos that has made Resident Evil such an enduring survival-horror success for over twenty years. This remake captures it perfectly, but makes sure it has plenty of fresh tricks up its sleeve to ensure it has as much of an impact on the here and now.
  3. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    Drawing inspiration from the simplicity of the original trilogy, the improved movement from Resident Evil 4 and the exciting, gritty realism from Resident Evil 7, the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2 is the greatest genetic success to ever come out of the Umbrella Laboratories. An incredibly fresh-yet-classic experience that sets new standards on how a survival horror game should be designed in our era.
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is likely the single most excellent video game remake ever created and I'm hard-pressed to think of anything else that could even compare.
  5. Jan 28, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2’s remake highlights just how great Capcom’s first sequel in the Resident Evil series ways, but does it in a way that makes it the most compelling entry in the series thus far. It’s smart changes merge with the classic design expertly, while its atmosphere is rich thanks to gorgeous lighting and incredible sound design. It’s a reminder of the past, but this remake would be a fine direction for the future of Resident Evil.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Don't labor under the delusion that, if you played the original Resident Evil 2, that you should skip this one for some reason. There’s no excuse of “I’ve already played the original, so I don’t need to grab this one.” You couldn’t be more wrong if that’s your line of thinking. From top to bottom, this is already an early contender for Game of the Year 2019, and one of the greatest reasons ever to be a survival horror fan.
  7. Jan 22, 2019
    70
    By trying to please so many different players the game will probably not satisfy anyone completely. Resident Evil veterans will feel like it is a bit too simple and unfaithful. New players will wonder about the 90s logic in spending so much time looking for keys so you can politely unlock doors when your backpack is loaded with rocket launchers and oversized shotguns which could just as easily have blown them off their hinges.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 538
  1. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    Omg, this game is absolutely amazing and awesome game ever i playing.. it is very scary. i have no problem with shooting zombies with manyOmg, this game is absolutely amazing and awesome game ever i playing.. it is very scary. i have no problem with shooting zombies with many bullets.. Sound and voice acting are great.. graphic look stunning especially atmosphere details on everything i see.... Story and opening intro are great.. Thank You : Capcom for incredible job on this game. Please do remake for RE 3 Nemesis with Jill Valentine for PS4 and PS5 Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2019
    10
    Este juego es absolutamente increíble, supera al original en todo, yo he jugado mas de media docena de veces al original RE2 y es uno de misEste juego es absolutamente increíble, supera al original en todo, yo he jugado mas de media docena de veces al original RE2 y es uno de mis Resident evil favorito de todos los tiempos, lo que Capcom hizo con este remake es sencillamente una obra de arte. Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2019
    10
    To be honest, this was my first time ever playing a Resident Evil game and to say I was blown away would be an understatement. I love thisTo be honest, this was my first time ever playing a Resident Evil game and to say I was blown away would be an understatement. I love this game from top to bottom and it was probably among my favorite video game experiences ever, which is saying a lot. Everything from the inventory management, to the puzzle solving, to the shooting mechanics, to carefully planning my routes gave me one of the best experiences I've ever had playing a game. Definitely my favorite game of 2019 and probably in my personal top 3 favorite games ever! Would recommend to everyone. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    RE-IMAGINED RE2 IS SO. FREAKING. GOOD!
    Yup this is not a remake its an actual reimagination, even if you played it before its 100% worth
    RE-IMAGINED RE2 IS SO. FREAKING. GOOD!
    Yup this is not a remake its an actual reimagination, even if you played it before its 100% worth playing again
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  5. Jan 21, 2020
    9
    Amazing game!!! Beautiful graphics. Great experience for old school players.
  6. Nov 24, 2019
    9
    This is a great remake. Capcom is setting a new high standard for remakes. They perfected the spooky atmosphere. I usually don't care aboutThis is a great remake. Capcom is setting a new high standard for remakes. They perfected the spooky atmosphere. I usually don't care about visuals but the graphics are incredible, too. Expand
  7. Oct 31, 2019
    0
    I want to mention the characters look like preteens. That's the first thing I noticed. That alone ruins any believability in the charactersI want to mention the characters look like preteens. That's the first thing I noticed. That alone ruins any believability in the characters having any depth or that the creators have any thought of trying to make an intelligent game. Next clue was a sign on a two way street that says "one way". Next the game says explore. There's NOTHING to explore or interact with except the one thing the game wants you to do. And it continues like that. Moving from one forced action to the next interspersed with ultra violent senseless imagery. Ancient Rome they enjoyed watching humans getting ripped apart. It was the national pastime. You know what happened to them? I'm appalled there's so many high reviews for this linear, overly violent, unintelligent, immoral, crude, abomination. It's nothing like the original. Graphics don't and never will make a game good contary to the claims here. And they're not even very good. It looks just like the other modern terrible RE released. Linear and vile. Play Alien Isolation. Expand

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