Resident Evil 2

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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 720 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: 84 out of 90
  2. Negative: 2 out of 90
  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. Jun 23, 2016
    10
    re2 is a best ps1 game, it's made by capcom, in claire's quest you also control sherry birkin, she's a cutest character ever just like chrisre2 is a best ps1 game, it's made by capcom, in claire's quest you also control sherry birkin, she's a cutest character ever just like chris thorndyke from sonic x, in leon's quest you also control ada wong, i recommend re2. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    A Masterpiece, loved everything about this game, it is definitely a must play!
  4. Aug 9, 2017
    10
    The best part in the game series is Resident Evil in my opinion. This game was released in 1998 and still knows how to surprise and the mostThe best part in the game series is Resident Evil in my opinion. This game was released in 1998 and still knows how to surprise and the most important thing for the genre of this game is to scare !! Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2019
    9
    One of the best games I played in my life. The graphics, the feeling of darkness, the gameplay, the story, the characters, the sound sectionOne of the best games I played in my life. The graphics, the feeling of darkness, the gameplay, the story, the characters, the sound section ... One of the gems that nobody can miss if they have a Playstation 1 Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2015
    9
    RE 2 I am here to pay my respects. Best game on the RE franchise for PS1 and second of all time.
    Better than RE1 because of the improved
    RE 2 I am here to pay my respects. Best game on the RE franchise for PS1 and second of all time.
    Better than RE1 because of the improved graphics and story and better than RE3 because of the character/story development (just a little bit behind of RE4).
    This game was looking amazing back on that time considering the PS1 capacity.
    This is a must have/play game, it's a classic for survival horror genre.
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  7. Feb 3, 2020
    0
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#3 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
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#6 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1998