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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: 79 out of 80
  2. Negative: 0 out of 80
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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: 13 out of 295
  1. Feb 5, 2019
    10
    Much of Resident Evil 2’s milieu is created with the benefit of modern technology, of course, with the RE engine flexing its muscle inMuch of Resident Evil 2’s milieu is created with the benefit of modern technology, of course, with the RE engine flexing its muscle in lighting and detail and binaural audio creating a genuinely spine-chilling soundscape of shuffling footsteps and inhuman shrieks. But key to it is that somewhat lost art of crafting a small, detailed and believably joined-up setting. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Jan 31, 2019
    10
    Hearing that your favorite game is gonna remade is pretty exciting but kinda scary' for example Spyro Reignited Trilogy was really roughHearing that your favorite game is gonna remade is pretty exciting but kinda scary' for example Spyro Reignited Trilogy was really rough around the edges; but when i played Resident Evil 2 i felt like i was re experiencing that game that i remember being flawless but somehow better. Capcom out did themselves fine-tooning my second favorite game to perfection i completed this game to 100% and has finally put it down happy' this game is a masterpiece deserving a 10/10. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    Я начал ждать Resident Evil 2 ещё лет 5 назад. А когда Capcom анонсировали её, я очень сильно обрадовался. Прошло пару лет, и было чувство,Я начал ждать Resident Evil 2 ещё лет 5 назад. А когда Capcom анонсировали её, я очень сильно обрадовался. Прошло пару лет, и было чувство, что Capcom забили на ремейк. Ровно год назад, на 20-тилетие Resident Evil 2 1998-ого года, я думал и верил, что ремейк неожиданно или выпустят, или скажут что он доделывается. Ничего из этого не произошло. Началось лето, и вместе с ним E3 2018. На нем окончательно и официально анонсировали ремейк. Я был просто счастлив. Но в придачу к этому, ремейк объявили лучше игрой выставки E3 2018. Я чувствовал такую гордость за Capcom, что не могу передать словами. А трейлеры игры я пересматривал за день десятками раз.

    Перейдем к самой игре. Capcom идеально совместили стиль Resident Evil 4 и саму Resident Evil 2. Игра и страшная, и бодрая, и интересная, и с загадками, в общем, как мы любим. Игре вроде 21 год, но такое чувство, что это совсем другая игра. В чём-то это так и есть. Некоторые места ты сразу узнаешь, что в той или другой комнате поменяли. Но есть и совершенно новые комнаты. Сюжет идет совсем другой дорогой (в буквальном смысле). Если тут, играя за Клэр, ты на лифте Шефа Айронса возвращаешься в R.P.D., то в оригинале наоборот, ты выбираешься с его помощью. Не буду сильно спойлерить и портить ощущения от игры. Игру обязательно покупайте. Capcom в последнее время начала просыпаться и делать превосходные игры, как в былые времена.
    Оценка: 10/10
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  5. Jan 26, 2019
    10
    A fantastic balance of combat, horror, exploration and puzzle solving that never goes top-heavy in any of its gameplay elements. How they haveA fantastic balance of combat, horror, exploration and puzzle solving that never goes top-heavy in any of its gameplay elements. How they have managed to detail these nuances yet keep the game flowing and intuitive is an incredible feat in game design. Lighting, sound and general atmosphere reinforce the experience even more. I can not emphasise how great it is to start the year with a game that is fun, fresh and hasn't been pushed out the door half-finished for a quick buck. Respect for Capcom and their Resident Evil 2 team, respect. Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2019
    9
    This game is putrid, disgusting, violent, gory, vulgar, insane and I loved every minute of it. While the game has a few little things toThis game is putrid, disgusting, violent, gory, vulgar, insane and I loved every minute of it. While the game has a few little things to nitpick about I won't even get into them because the positives are so high. The only bad reviews I have heard from this game so far are from people claiming to be Resident Evil "fans" who never even state a single valid point for why they are hating on this game so much. I have heard that this game only gets good reviews because of the hype which is simply just not true. It's getting good reviews because fans of the series have waited forever for this and Capcom certainly delivered the goods. Read one review from a Jesus freak claiming the game is blasphemous and has too much vulgarity in it. That simply must be the case for someone who never actually even played the game and is just here to bash on it for being rated M for Mature. If you are that touchy about such a dumb subject matter than why in the world would you pick up an M rated game in the first place especially one in the Resident Evil series? Nothing disgusts me more than a person who doesn't play a game, but is more than glad to bash it saying that its too violent or that it is just popular due to hype. Did you ever think that once in awhile hype can actually pay off you morons? Also learn how to spell correctly and use proper grammar before you write a review for the whole internet to see you dolts! Great story, awesome gameplay and graphics and plenty of it takes me back to the good old days of playing the original with many of its settings. If you don't like this game than you are either not a fan of survival horror or you simply just don't get what sets this game apart from others in the genre. If you don't get into it than you just don't get into it that is all. Doesn't mean you have to give it a low score and complain about it so much. For example I never liked any of the "Halo" games ever. Doesn't mean I am going to deny the fact that they are actually good games with a great story and superb gameplay. Just because something is popular and you don't happen to enjoy it does not change the fact that overall its generally well received. Just too many children on this site is all I can say! Expand
  7. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    Shiji Mikami fez um Remake INCRÍVEL do 1, tinha uma ambienntação perfeita, tinha um audio excelente e era fiel 90% ao original do PSX. EsseShiji Mikami fez um Remake INCRÍVEL do 1, tinha uma ambienntação perfeita, tinha um audio excelente e era fiel 90% ao original do PSX. Esse RE2 Remake, foi feito para agradar os modinhas do RE4.
    O pior de tudo é que ele NÃO chega a ser fiel ao RE2 nem por 40%... É como se fosse um outro jogo.
    A voz dos zumbis NÃO tem aquela pegada clássica sinistra dos RE 1, 2, 3 e code, é uma voz clichê de series como TWD.. Sem falar que a música é PÉSSIMA. O rosto da claire... Ela perdeu aquele carisma doce. Esse jogo só tá sendo elogiado por causa de porr@ de gráfico e de historinha sentimentalista do TLOU. The Last of US fez mudar GOW e agora RE2... Será que um Remake do Dino Crisis tbm vai ter historinha sentimentalista Hollywodiana?

    PS: O remake do brasileiro Rod Lima é mil vezes melhor do que este. ;)
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