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Universal acclaim - based on 80 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 80
  2. Negative: 0 out of 80
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  1. Feb 1, 2019
    100
    Resident Evil 2 on PlayStation in 1998 was one of the most enjoyable survival-horror games ever released. The remake continues that tradition and improves on all the aspects that made it great and the result is what could be the best Resident Evil ever made. It may even be the best horror title ever made just going by the sheer level of craftsmanship and detail. Is it the scariest? It is scarier than the 1998 original, but on current platforms such as PlayStation 4 one would be hard-pressed to find anything that's even half of its calibre. This is one that keeps on giving; highly repayable and full of interesting ways to keep playing, even after completing two campaign variations.
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror masterpiece, and sets an unbelievably high standard for video game remakes. The unrivaled realism, terror, and difficulty creates a tremendous, immersive experience that, honestly, makes other horror games look bad. I can see this game living on forever in speedruns, let’s plays, and even discussions for the greatest horror games ever made.
  3. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    It’s not just a loving restoration but a temple built on newly solid foundations, with emotional beats that genuinely resonate. It sets a new bar for what a video game remake can be, masterfully marrying nostalgia with modernity without quite being a slave to one or the other. And so barely a month into 2019, we have our first front-running contender for Game of the Year.
  4. 100
    This isn’t just an old Resident Evil molded into the new Resident Evil formula. It’s a new take on Resident Evil 2 that doesn’t feel like it’s trying to “modernize” or “fix” the original. It’s more of an expensive, ludicrously polished tribute than a remake in the semantic sense, a project that has been in demand for years and quietly pursued for just as long. I’m glad it worked out so well.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    For veterans who remember the original (and I reviewed it at the time), it is an unmissable nostalgic treat. For those who don’t know their T-Viruses from their Code Veronicas, the experience is easily vivid and entertaining enough to stand on its own merits. This is horror game design as true craft.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    Whether you're a long time fan or a newcomer, Resident Evil 2 remake is an absolutely fantastic game. It's the best in the series yet and wholly outshined my most optimistic expectations. It doesn't supersede the original, but it's an excellent retelling, a wonderful update, and an excellent experience.
  7. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    This remake is, without a doubt, the best way to experience Resident Evil 2. Not only is it graphically and mechanically superior to the original, but it contains new content and better characterization. This is especially valuable, as the original hasn’t aged well and its control scheme is more of a novelty that’s worth checking out. I’ll also make this claim: it is no longer a given that the often exalted Resident Evil 4 is the best Resident Evil to date. I’ll gladly argue with anybody who is willing that Resident Evil 2 is better. It is my hope that this debate lasts until the next Resident Evil game that, if Capcom is smart, will use this nearly perfect game as a guideline.
  8. 100
    Resident Evil 2 is an absolutely phenomenal remake, one which is bolstered by the developer's renewed sense of confidence and a newfound sense of direction. Capcom has fully come to grips with what the series should look like in this day and age, and the end result is pure survival horror, retooled and retweaked for a modern audience. The Godfather of survival horror is back.
  9. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    I can’t speak highly enough of this game despite really not being one for horror. It felt fair. It felt accessible (there is an Easy mode for people who want to feel less helpless). The original game has always been touted as a classic and I see why. This game was fantastic and despite it only being January I can definitely see this as a game of the year contender. Spectacular work and a must have.
  10. 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.
  11. 100
    As a fan of the original game, this Resident Evil 2 remake has been an utter joy to play. During my time with it, I was constantly in awe of the love and reverence the developers clearly have for the original. The spirit of Resident Evil 2 has been distilled down, concentrated, and reconstituted into this beautiful, hideous experience that completely undermined all my preconceptions. Resident Evil 2 remade is not the cheap B-movie of its predecessor. It eschews the horror-kitsch stylings that made the original games instantly memorable, cuts down the weird, and plays it entirely straight. It can be off-putting. It can feel too serious. But this package delivered by Capcom is undeniably brilliant in its own right. It’s a love letter to survival horror, delivered direct like a bullet to the head.
  12. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    Resident Evil 2 drags an all-time classic horror game screaming into the new generation, and will terrify both fans and newcomers alike.
  13. Feb 5, 2019
    97
    I spent a week in Raccoon City, fighting for survival, solving puzzles, exploring locations to increase my firepower, and resisting the most powerful threats of this challenging game. Having finished the review, I will again return to the city of darkness and despair.
  14. Jan 30, 2019
    95
    Resident Evil 2 Remake is everything a remake should aspire to be. It captures the feel of the original almost perfectly while updating and improving almost everything. It has its flaws, but nothing detracts from the excellent experience. It's fun, spooky, and everything Resident Evil 2 was — but even better. Fans of the franchise and newcomers should enjoy themselves greatly. If you like killing zombies, you owe it to yourself to try out RE2 Remake.
  15. Jan 29, 2019
    95
    Resident Evil 2 is a breath of fresh (or should I say foul and dead?) air into the bloated world of open-ended gameplay mechanics that, instead of leaving the player feeling empty and exhausted for the amount of options, leave them with a constant sense of tension but knowledge and will to push on. Truly an innovation that proves its necessity.
  16. 2019’s Resident Evil 2 captures the vibe of the original perfectly, thanks largely to outstanding production values...Its visual design stands toe-to-toe with any contemporary work, with fantastic character models, dramatic motion capture performances and extraordinarily detailed and refined environment design. Just about everything is worth looking at a second or third time, either to catch a potential game clue or simply to appreciate its beauty.
  17. Jan 24, 2019
    95
    Resident Evil 2 survives the horror of summiting a twenty-one year old apex. Time-worn mechanics, either left abandoned or considered obsolete, are accountably refashioned through an agile interface and a relentless commitment to creating tension. Resident Evil 2’s pervasive sense of dread, the handshake between past and present, remains delightfully, gruesomely in place.
  18. Jan 24, 2019
    95
    A faithful remake that does exactly what it needed to do while adding plenty of its own ideas, Resident Evil 2 is now as terrifying in 2019 as it was in 1998.
  19. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    Resident Evil 2 is a home run. There's just no other way to put it. By taking the heart and spirit of the 1998 original and combining it with the gameplay thrills of Resident Evil 4, Capcom has managed to outdo itself and in the process: make zombies scary once more. An early contender for Game of the Year.
  20. 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.
  21. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    More than simply a remake, this new Resident Evil 2 takes the whole classic experience from 1998 to a new level. Such a superior experience in every aspect.
  22. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    Over the years, Capcom has experimented with several different approaches to Resident Evil, but this is one approach I hope gets revisited. Resident Evil 2 not only looks great, it plays well, and it forces you into a series of dark encounters that are a total rush. Resident Evil is finally running on all cylinders.
  23. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    Resident Evil 2 is an old school game with modernized gameplay and graphics. Changes work wonders and it really feels like a fresh new game. With its terrific atmosphere and interesting story, RE2 is a big step forward for the franchise. This is a must buy, but not only for the fans. Everyone should play it.
  24. 95
    In many ways, Capcom has achieved the near-impossible with the remake of Resident Evil 2. It’s a remarkable labour of design, iteration, faithfulness, and adaptation; a masterclass in knowing what to change, how to change it, and what to build upon. Sure, there are some slight niggles and design choices that perhaps long-time fans won’t appreciate but there’s no denying that Capcom has been bold in its design philosophy and has exuded a confidence and consistency in its execution throughout. The biggest compliment that can be levelled is how the game manages to elicit the same sense of dread and consequence that made the original a classic whilst injecting just enough complexity and modern sensibility to see it emerge from its namesake’s shadow with consummate ease.
  25. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    Capcom did not want to call this a "remake" and they had every right to do so. This game introduced a set of new elements to the classic original which resulted in a fresh and modernized experience. A great achievement on all fronts for Capcom.
  26. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    In every conceivable way, Resident Evil 2 sets the new standard by which the series should be judged going forward.
  27. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    More than just a simple remake of a cherished classic, Resident Evil 2 is a reinvigoration of the entire franchise, showing just how much life it still has left without the need to make drastic gameplay or stylistic changes. From start to end, this is a phenomenal showcase of old mixed with new, both giving players the chance to relive an important chapter in the life of the series under fantastic new conditions, while also potentially paving the way for Resident Evil for years to come.
  28. Jan 22, 2019
    94
    Resident Evil 2 plays its cards very well, and offers its benefits to a level of excellence that make this remake a title that's indispensable.
  29. Jan 22, 2019
    94
    Resident Evil 2 is not a remake, it's a redefinition for the saga and for the survival horror genre. A triumph that mutate and improve the classic formula in unexpected ways.
  30. Jan 22, 2019
    92
    Resident Evil 2 is an impressive remake; extremely faithful to the original 1998 game, yet more accessible. An authentic survival horror game that brings back the best moments we spent with the Capcom franchise.
  31. Jan 22, 2019
    91
    Resident Evil 2 is the perfect remake. Everything, from the re-design of levels to the graphics, is a huge step forward. Capcom is no longer confused about the series; it is the old and beloved company we used to know.
  32. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 12, 2019
    90
    By the end you’ll be exhausted. Relieved. And itching for more. In those dark rooms and corridors, Resident Evil 2 provides a challenge and then some. [Issue#159, p.87]
  33. Feb 9, 2019
    90
    It may be only a remake, but Resident Evil 2 is amazing – a remake that is close to flawless.
  34. Feb 1, 2019
    90
    This remake we’ve just been handed is something altogether fearless and perpetually full of surprises—a near-immaculate piece of survival horror willing to always put pressure on the player.
  35. 90
    Resident Evil 2 is the closest you'll get to old school Resi whilst modernising the gameplay. The way Scenario B has been handled is disappointing but beyond that you'll find plenty of replayability across the multiple characters and modes. The puzzles and exploration will delight old fans whilst the improved controls are bound to create some new ones.
  36. Jan 28, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is definitely worth the price of admission, especially for horror fans or fans of the Resident Evil franchise. The game pays homage to the original release while successfully updating the experience for modern audiences. It’s not perfect, but it’s close, and here’s hoping it inspires Capcom to remake other Resident Evil games in a similar style.
  37. Jan 28, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 sets a new standard for game remakes. Series veterans and newcomers alike will find a meaty adventure they can sink their teeth into with this title.
  38. Jan 28, 2019
    90
    It's the best ever in the history of remastered games. Not only the graphical performance but also the gameplay as a whole feel like a 2019 game. The new Resident Evil 2 offers the existing fans a great opportunity to re-experience the classic horror and shows the best part of the series to the new generation of gamers.
  39. 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.
  40. Jan 25, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is an excellent remake, faithful to the original game but with a modern twist in terms of graphics and gameplay.
  41. Jan 23, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is not only an entirely new game - it is also a great one. The sudden jump-scares are perhaps a bit unsophisticated, but they get the job done. Furthermore, the game offers a well-written story and over a dozen hours of pure fun, action, and puzzles. Amazing job.
  42. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is an amazing homage to hardcore fans of the series, but at the same time is a great chance for newcomers to hop into the RE franchise. Extraordinary atmosphere and great gameplay mechanics for an unmissable game.
  43. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is everything a remake should be. The game stays true to the original version, while also offering a totally new experience.
  44. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    For a long time we had to wait for a worthy remake of Resident Evil 2 and to get straight to the point, every single day was more than worth it. Capcom delivers the most effective remake of all time, both visually and playfully, aimed at die-hard fans of the series as well as novices in the survival genre. The bloody splatter fireworks combined with great light and shadow effects and a sound design that miraculously supports the horror create a special atmosphere that players rarely experience.
  45. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Come, feel the history, watch it, touch it, marvel at how anyone a century ago ever got by in this crazy world full of chess-themed electrical plugs. But don’t forget where you came from, and honor those traditions, goofy as they may seem to us now, and you’ll have all the more fun for it.
  46. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 Remake is a survival horror triumph for Capcom. It translates the 1998 original onto modern hardware with an experience that feels fresh, exciting and absolutely terrifying to play. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield deliver uniquely excellent campaigns who, despite clearly being cut from the same cloth, distinguish themselves enough to make this the definitive version of the beloved classic. It isn’t perfect, arguably confined by the blueprint it established more than 20 years ago, but as a recreation of the source material, it’s almost note perfect.
  47. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is more than a remake of a classic game, it's one of the most accomplished horror titles you'll play for a long time.
  48. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is loyal to the original where it counts, while also upgrading the experience with beautiful visuals and modern gameplay conveniences. It’s so loyal that newcomers might find it a touch archaic, but for fans of the original, it’s an absolute joy to play, and a fantastic horror game in its own right.
  49. 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.
  50. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Capcom did a fantastic job of resurrecting all the best parts of the classic Resident Evil 2 and making them look, sound, and play like a 2019 game. If you’re of the mind that the series had lost its way for a while there, this game is very much a return to form. The zombie combat is satisfying and exploring the dilapidated ruins of Raccoon City is a thrill. The one big letdown is that the two characters’ stories aren’t different enough to make the second playthrough as rewarding as the first, even after unlocking the 2nd Game mode. But whichever you choose to play as, the experience of playing through the new Resident Evil 2 for the first time establishes a new standard for remaking classic games.
  51. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    The sense of fear and terror when playing Resident Evil 2 never leaves you. It’s unlike anything else I’ve encountered in a Resident Evil game previously. I’m just going to go ahead and call it: Resident Evil 2 is the best Resident Evil game in the franchise and represents a series and developer at its peak. Don’t be distracted by the pretty graphics and gore, Resident Evil 2 is straight-up dangerous.
  52. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 manages to remain faithful to the original while simultaneously feeling new and modern. Superb visuals bring everything to life, emphasizing the constant sense of terror. Puzzles are brilliantly balanced, and slowly escaping the RPD by uncovering its many mysteries is incredibly rewarding. Meanwhile, new additions like the secondary weapons and defensive herb increase the depth of consistently dangerous combat encounters. Whether this is your first trip to Raccoon City or one-thousandth, you are not prepared for the horror that awaits.
  53. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Like Sony with Shadow of the Colossus, Capcom gives us a wonderful remake with Resident Evil 2. A game that knows how to keep the original DNA of the franchise while modernizing other aspects. Surely a very good survival horror game and a must-buy for 2019.
  54. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    A fantastic big budget remake of one of Resident Evil’s most popular entries, that manages to look state-of-the-art but in terms of gameplay finds a perfect balance of old and new.
  55. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    This Resident Evil 2 remake is a phenomenal update of a classic game. It combines the best of the original's narrative and puzzles with the ammo crafting of Resident Evil 3 and the action gameplay of Resident Evil 4 to create a hybrid that still manages to feel like classic Resi. Old fans will enjoy the nostalgic retread of Racoon City in all its newfound glory, whilst newcomers will get to experience one of the finest episodes of the series as it should be. The remake has been more than worth the wait, and the evil of the Umbrella Corporation is back in residence at the top of the survival horror pile once more.
  56. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Aside from the disappointing 2nd Run scenarios, I feel confident in saying that this is the best Resident Evil game ever released. It brings back everything that fans loved from the PS1 classic, and presents it in a fresh, modern way that's both exciting and nostalgic in a modern age.
  57. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Capcom gave clamoring fans exactly what they wanted. Each part of the experience whether it is the story, gameplay, visuals, or audio have all come together making Resident Evil 2 a fabulous complete package. While minor annoyances do exist, Resident Evil 2 (2019 edition) is about as flawless as one could hope for. Bottom line, Resident Evil 2 is an outstanding remake and one you can purchase with confidence.
  58. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Most of the spirit of the original has been preserved and in many cases, enhanced.
  59. 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.
  60. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 Remake is the quintessence of the very concept behind the term "remake": a modern game, which has not forgotten its origins and presents the same soul of 20 years ago, able to amaze both the neophytes and the nostalgics.
  61. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is exactly what it was supposed to be, what we wanted it to be: a stunning reincarnation of some of our best videogame memories. Welcome back to Raccoon City.
  62. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Though Resident Evil 2 has its roots firmly in the past, it reworks the familiar horrors into something that feels brand new and all its own.
  63. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Capcom has not only recreated Resident Evil 2, but entirely redesigned it to be a bigger and more robust horror experience. The sense of dread and tension they created is unwavering throughout each of the six-hour campaigns. The choices they made only help expand upon the characters and the overall universe, along with making the gameplay a little easier for more people to survive this unforgiving world.
  64. Jan 25, 2019
    88
    An impressive modern interpretation of the survival horror classic, showing that after Resident Evil 7, this is the horror franchise to beat. This is the new gold standard for remakes.
  65. Jan 31, 2019
    87
    Resident Evil 2 is certainly propped up by being a remake of an already excellent game, but it doesn’t simply lean on that legacy. There’s so much great work being done to revitalize the experience for a modern audience, and those efforts deserve to be experienced. Nostalgic fans already got their preorders, but for newcomers - you need to summon your courage, turn off all the lights, and let this game fill you with dread - because it’s worth it.
  66. Feb 8, 2019
    85
    The remake of Resident Evil 2 is the ultimate survival horror experience that takes Mikami’s successful formula and shapes it to greatness. Resident Evil 2 remake is so good that I personally hope that Capcom focuses more on remakes instead of making new RE titles.
  67. Jan 22, 2019
    85
    In spite of its progression carrying the weight of the years and its strongly cliche scenario, Resident Evil 2 remains an exciting game in its mode of thought, its inventiveness and its execution.
  68. Jan 22, 2019
    85
    Resident Evil 2 is a polished, respectful remake of a survival horror classic that probably would have benefited from a slightly more daring approach. Hints of a braver revamp are sprinkled throughout, but it doesn’t take the risks necessary to join the canon of truly great video game remakes. Make no mistake though, if you loved the original Resident Evil 2, you’ll likely love the remake, and new players who can tolerate a few old-school quirks ought to have gruesome good time as well.
  69. Jan 22, 2019
    85
    Resident Evil 2 excels at putting the player in close quarters with things that will upset and unsettle them, always drawing them into ever more tense, disturbing fights.
  70. Jan 22, 2019
    84
    Modern additions to the classic Resident Evil formula have made Resident Evil 2 an excellent remake although I am a little disappointed with how the 2nd Run campaigns are handled.
  71. Jan 22, 2019
    84
    Resident Evil 2 is an excellent remake that takes great stuff from the original and adds something to that. It does make the game pretty different, but that works.
  72. Jan 22, 2019
    83
    Resident Evil 2 Remake initially seems to be the perfect marriage between the fear of the classic Resi's and the power fantasy of the more modern ones, but sometimes the combination of these two worlds did not feel right. Then again: a good Resident Evil definitely doesn't feel right... right?
  73. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    This is not a horror game or even a survival horror game so much as it is a Resident Evil game — Resident Evil 2 is the Resident Evil game...Because of that, Resident Evil 2 can feel overwhelmingly formal. It’s slick and splendid, but also rigid. In excising all the flaws of past entries, Resident Evil 2 loses the unpredictability of the tradition it seemingly codifies. This is a remake, a returning to the serieses roots and, presumably, a commitment to a new path forward. Resident Evil 2 soars as a definitive statement of intent after a decade of recentering. Beholden to the past as this game is, it’s a promising new beginning. Now that Resident Evil has found itself, it will be exciting to see what kind of gross hot-dog dinosaur it mutates into next.
  74. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    While Resident Evil 2 could have bettered its story structure for 2019, there’s no denying that Capcom has delivered an impressive remake fully worthy of its title. The scares, classic environments, and drama are all fully intact. With voice performances that aren’t laughable and an upgrade to the audio, it all feels way more believable and authentic. Resident Evil 7 may have showed us that the series could exist as a first-person franchise, but Resident Evil 2 proves Capcom has plenty more to offer in the future.
  75. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    Recreating Resident Evil 2 20 years later was no easy task but Capcom pulled it off. Resident Evil 2 was handled with love and care and it shows. 2019's Resident Evil 2 is a wonderful Survival Horror that is both terrifying and fun to play. Fans old and new will have a great time with the game. Our only, and minor, complaint is that we wish the remake added more new story content to the original storyline. But other than that, Capcom did the original game justice.
  76. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    A beautifully made and reverent take on the original game that works both as a remake and a completely new game.
  77. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    A wonderful reimagination of a beloved classic, Resident Evil 2 hits home with great atmosphere and horror-inducing gameplay. Some slight tempo issues aside, this is a must buy for virtually every survival horror fanatic out there.
  78. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    Resident Evil 2 might be one of the most accomplished remakes of the generation. A number of mechanics have been updated and introduced in order to bring the game into the modern era, but this is still very much the classic experience you remember – inventory management, limited ammunition, and all. Capcom has lovingly recreated every historic location and moment you remember from 1998, and you owe it to yourself to witness that spectacle first-hand.
  79. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    While it falls short of the original in some areas, particularly the interplay between its two protagonists, it more than exceeds it in terms of gameplay, even surpassing the high water mark set by Resident Evil 7. Even players with no nostalgia for the original will still find plenty to love (and be terrified by) in this dark retelling of Resident Evil 2.
  80. 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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  1. Jan 23, 2019
    If there’s one issue I have with the game, it’s that the deliciously explosive headshots, which spray brain and skull across the walls and floors, are so hard to achieve. Too many times have I had to waste four or five shells trying to take a zombie down with accurate headshots, only for them to get back up again, head still intact. In a game about maiming the undead, it seems a disappointing imbalance. But I suppose the fact that this is my biggest gripe with a remake of a two decade old game says it all.
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    Resident Evil 2 drags the series' classic formula into a new era and there's never been a better way to experience survival horror.
  3. Jan 22, 2019
    Capcom finds the perfect middle ground between old and new in this sterling remake. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    The remake forces a somewhat ill-fitting gameplay frame onto environments and atmosphere that doesn’t accommodate it well. It exhibits some inspiring confidence as it presses forward without fear. But it’s that last part that gives me pause: without fear. It’s a fine game but an inconsistent one. As a remake that stumbles at times, it is neither a reinvention or a completely coherent celebration. It’s something sloppier, if captivating. It is pulse-pounding and a must play for horror fans, sometimes experimental but also superficial and rough.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    Every inch of the Resident Evil 2 remake is engrossing. It’s a masterclass in environmental design and atmosphere. It blends action, puzzles, and story into a well-balanced and fun concoction. All of that together makes RE2 an early game of the year contender for 2019. There’s just one thing I can’t get out of my head. The Resident Evil 2 remake almost broke me.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    The Resident Evil 2 remake has been anticipated for years, and Capcom has impressively lived up to expectations....Gorgeous, gory, and bloody scary, Resident Evil 2 is back, and it’s juicier than ever.
  7. Jan 22, 2019
    This version of Resident Evil 2 doesn’t have everything from the original, but it’s a passionate, thrilling love letter to one of Capcom’s most fondly remembered titles, and it’s as good as the series has ever been.
  8. Jan 22, 2019
    Resident Evil 2 Remake is the perfect blend of nostalgia and the new, marrying a classic game with contemporary game design.
  9. Jan 22, 2019
    For the first time in a long time, a survival horror game that actually makes you feel like you're barely surviving... Horror fans should be very excited—it’s excellent. [Quick Thoughts - 1/2 through game]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 1262 Ratings

User score distribution:
  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 Full Review »
  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. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    Thank you Capcom!
    This remake is beautiful, the work done is great! 10/10.
    Now, waiting a remake of RE3, next year!