Resident Evil 2

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89

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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 529 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: 67 out of 71
  2. Negative: 1 out of 71
  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. GrayT.
    Mar 7, 2005
    10
    The best of the old generation of RE games, outshined only by the groundbreaking 4.
  3. Jul 2, 2018
    10
    Das beste Resident Evil aller Zeiten?

    Am 25.01. kommt nun das Remake. Also werde ich es noch mal hoch und runter zocken um genau zu sehen
    Das beste Resident Evil aller Zeiten?

    Am 25.01. kommt nun das Remake. Also werde ich es noch mal hoch und runter zocken um genau zu sehen was geändert wurde. ich habe mir bis jetzt nur den Trailer bei der E3 angesehen, den rest hole ich nach wenn das Spiel da ist. Aber nun zum Original. Als erstes muss ich sagen das es bis jetzt die beste Story hatte. Die Charaktere waren und sind immer noch super. Das Spiel feselt einen bis zur letzten Minute. Danke Capcom für dieses Game. Ich habe es für die Ps1, Ps3, die Dreamcast, die N64 und den GameCube. Die PC Version folgt noch. Bald dann auch für die PS4 und die XBox One. Ich Liebe den Teil und ich hoffe ihr auch?
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  4. Aug 30, 2015
    10
    this ar one of of the best game of the original ps1 and one the best survival horror of all time i recomend it if you like the horror gamesthis ar one of of the best game of the original ps1 and one the best survival horror of all time i recomend it if you like the horror games and great classic games Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2014
    9
    The best survival horror and the best psx ever made.
    This is not a formal review, but i need to say that Resident Evil 2 was the best game
    The best survival horror and the best psx ever made.
    This is not a formal review, but i need to say that Resident Evil 2 was the best game that i played in my life, from my childhood, in my old ps1. and now years after i still loving that masterpiece, my score is 9.5, but i give it the 10, it's a shame that resident evil 6 is a disaster with no horror, those where the days. I am looking forward to play Biohazard Value Plus for the Dreamcast, this game make me love the ps1 and teach me what the true horror means. Thank you Capcom.
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  6. Oct 1, 2013
    9
    One of the greatest Survival-Horror games of all time. Great atmosphere and great puzzles are major factors in this game being a classic.One of the greatest Survival-Horror games of all time. Great atmosphere and great puzzles are major factors in this game being a classic. The game gives you 5 different ways of playing the story, those being Leon Scenario A and B, Clair Scenario A and B, and a rookie mode, which starts you out with 3 infinite weapons. This is close to a masterpiece of a game, and easily one of PS1's best of all time. Expand
  7. JayD.
    Jul 11, 2006
    0
    The original is still the best...

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#3 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1998
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