Resident Evil 2

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89

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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 678 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ready or not, the terror of Resident Evil 2 is here. In chapter one, the case of the disastrous T-virus outbreak--a mutagenic toxin designed for biological weapons--was eventually closed but the experiments were far from over. Control the destiny of Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield as theirReady or not, the terror of Resident Evil 2 is here. In chapter one, the case of the disastrous T-virus outbreak--a mutagenic toxin designed for biological weapons--was eventually closed but the experiments were far from over. Control the destiny of Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield as their nightmare begins when a biotech terror runs rampant in Raccoon City. Relentless zombies and hideous monsters are all out for a taste of your blood. If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    Better graphics, imroved story, and the same basic look-out-for-the-zombies gameplay. [Nov 2001, p.51]
  2. The sequel elevates what was so great about the first one to a complete new level of terror.
  3. One of the most clever, crowd-pleasing, tense, dramatic, beautiful and playable games ever conceived.
  4. Now, I hear what you're saying: "This Zombie is chewing on my foot, it deserves to be shot." But that's just the response that society has conditioned you to have. So even though this is a great game with good graphics, terrific sound, riveting action, and puzzles that will keep you entertained for hours... As a favor to our Zombie friends, do not buy this game.
  5. GMR Magazine
    90
    Zombies running amok in Raccoon City; more B-movie voice acting running amok on your speakers. Enough to fill two disks this time! [Feb 2003, p.97]
  6. 90
    For newcomers to the series, there's never been a better time to get scared.
  7. More an interactive movie than a game, RE2 looks pretty but lacks challenge.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 85
  2. Negative: 1 out of 85
  1. ChrisM
    Jan 9, 2010
    10
    Jay D.... You gave this game a zero. Seriously. A zero. People like you who should've been born with no hands so they can't get Jay D.... You gave this game a zero. Seriously. A zero. People like you who should've been born with no hands so they can't get access to a computer. The least you could do is give information as to WHY you feel this game deserves a 0. But no. You just say "the original is still the best" and slap a 0 on it. While I really think this game deserves a solid 9, I'm giving it a 10 because every little bit helps to make up for your stupidity. Expand
  2. Feb 26, 2017
    10
    This is arguably the best Resident Evil in the entire series and one of the best horror games ever made. Everything is perfect in this gameThis is arguably the best Resident Evil in the entire series and one of the best horror games ever made. Everything is perfect in this game from the atmosphere, the level design, enemies, and soundtrack. If you are looking for an amazing survival-horror game, then this is a very good choice. Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2018
    10
    Well the golden era of Resident Evil, there is a remake happening because this game captured what is truly horrifying.

    A scientist working
    Well the golden era of Resident Evil, there is a remake happening because this game captured what is truly horrifying.

    A scientist working on the G-Virus, injects the sample into himself in order to stop him dying.
    Roams the cop station after his daughter wanting to impregnate her with G embryos. Pretty haunting and disturbing in it's self. Oh and he can rival NEMESIS in his persistence.
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  4. Mar 15, 2017
    10
    Exceeding the original in every way, with improved graphics, voice acting, and game play, Resident evil 2 expands on the story firstExceeding the original in every way, with improved graphics, voice acting, and game play, Resident evil 2 expands on the story first introduced in 1996's Resident Evil. Set in Raccoon City, the fictional Mid-western town, we follow our heroes: Claire Redfield, on a search to find her brother, Chris, and Leon S. Kennedy, a rookie cop who comes to work on a terrible day. They find themselves in horror right away, both having to survive to the end. This game keeps with the two character selection from the first game. But, unlike the first game, the game makes you play through both characters in order to get the full ending of the game. This game is a true masterpiece. Expand
  5. PiranhaG.
    Sep 13, 2003
    9
    Another resident evil good game. But the puzzles are so dumb and easy...
  6. May 21, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  7. JayD.
    Jul 11, 2006
    0
    The original is still the best...

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