Resident Evil 2

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89

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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. Negative: 3 out of 109
  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. Jan 26, 2015
    10
    While it doesn't quite hold up today; back in 1998 this was survival horror in its prime. While Resident evil paved the way for survivalWhile it doesn't quite hold up today; back in 1998 this was survival horror in its prime. While Resident evil paved the way for survival horror, Resident evil 2 cemented the series reputation as king of the genre.

    Resident evil 2 takes what Resident evil had achieved and extends on the formula by adding improved voice acting, a greater story, new enemies and to top it off adds replay value by unlocking different scenarios once the game has been finished, and trust me you will want to play the new scenario's as that's when the game gets interesting with a pre-nemesis monster that stalks you throughout the game.

    Hands down a all time classic
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  3. Sep 25, 2019
    10
    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 toxinSummary: 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 their… Expand Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This was my favorite Resident Evi game. The best monster, super tyrant has always been my favorite tyrant and he was obviously the inspiration for Nemesis. Claire is one of the best female protagonists in games and this is her debut. Love the idea of a loving sibling trying to save the hero sibling who saves everyone else. Expand
  5. fkh
    May 5, 2021
    9
    Gameplay - 10

    Story - 9

    Entertaining - 10

    Graphics - 9

    sound - 9
  6. Sep 30, 2013
    9
    A great sequence of the first game, introduces others great characters, with a good storyline and graphics, this makes Resident Evil one bigA great sequence of the first game, introduces others great characters, with a good storyline and graphics, this makes Resident Evil one big franchise in the world of games. Expand
  7. Mar 6, 2021
    0
    Cette suite à la première daubasse à zombis remonte à 1998 ! très étonnamment, elle fonctionne sur Windows XP mais en toute petite fenêtre,Cette suite à la première daubasse à zombis remonte à 1998 ! très étonnamment, elle fonctionne sur Windows XP mais en toute petite fenêtre, une fenêtre de 640×480 sur un bureau d’origine en 1080 : ça fait vraiment petit ! bon, j’avoue ne pas avoir cherché à finasser, peut-être qu’on peut éventuellement jouer en plein écran, je ne sais pas trop… et pour parler franchement, je m’en bats les couilles en force.

    C’est en effet aussi daubé -de toute façon- que le premier Resident Debil, ce qui n’est pas étonnant de la part du producteur d’étrons vidéo-pas-ludiques, le célèbre éditeur-développeur Capcon ! Des caméras fixes, des décors pré-calculés, impossible de jouer à la souris (il ne sait même pas ce que c’est) pas de manette non plus… mais on peut néanmoins réattribuer les touches même si c’est ici « pensé » en dépit du bon sens le plus élémentaire…

    Pas de mini-carte mais une carte qui prend tout l’écran, ce qui nécessite des allers et retours fatigants… des ressources trop limitées, des énigmes à la mords-moi-le-noeud, une interface généralement à chier, une « jouabilité » lourde et entièrement nulle à chier… et bien entendu, la sauvegarde sur une machine à écrire (quoi ?!) et uniquement si t’as trouvé un ruban encreur (mais que… quoi ?!?).

    Bref, une grosse merde comme seul Capcon sait les démouler et les produire : un non-jeu et un sous-produit inqualifiable : il ne reste donc plus qu’à tirer la chasse !
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