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Generally favorable reviews- based on 737 Ratings

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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: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jan 22, 2019
    100
    This re-imagining of Resident Evil 2 is everything a Resident Evil fan could ask for, taking the series back to its roots without feeling old. It is single-player survival horror at its finest, and quite possibly the best Resident Evil game ever made.
  2. 100
    Quite simply, this is Resident Evil at its finest.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Feb 27, 2019
    100
    Perfectly captures the essence of the original while offering something completely new.
  4. 95
    The new Resident Evil 2 is everything the original was; tense, scary, brilliant and filled with secrets and additional content to find. But it's also a game perfectly suited to 2019, not just because of its cutting edge look and sound; but because we don't get games like this anymore, and that's a shame.
  5. Jan 25, 2019
    90
    Even with some inconsistencies between the scenarios, this game had a lot of time put into it and you should definitely pick it up if you enjoyed the original game. Fans of RE7 will really enjoy the remake since it nearly has the same type of gameplay (only with a third person camera). The remake does not outdo the original on every single level, but it definitely is the version that I'd choose to play from now on. No matter what flaws I point out, this game consists of so much win that the flaws get drowned out in the end.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Now THIS is how you remake a classic. Resident Evil 2 expertly reanimates the horrifying atmosphere and moments of extreme tension that made the original so revered.
  7. Jan 25, 2019
    70
    If one were to judge a horror title solely on its ability to suspend its audience in a state of dreadful tension, Resident Evil 2 would be quite accomplished.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 104
  2. Negative: 5 out of 104
  1. Jan 10, 2020
    10
    Amazing graphics, love the dark claustrophobic ambience akin to the original and it's highly enjoyable. Leon is so hot lmao
  2. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    Once a masterpiece, always a masterpiece!!

    Capcom has really done it with this amazing masterpiece and have gained themselves the title of
    Once a masterpiece, always a masterpiece!!

    Capcom has really done it with this amazing masterpiece and have gained themselves the title of King of Remakes!! This game is absolutely what I could've asked for. It has got RE4's view that actually fits perfectly! This game is a must play for everybody!!!
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  3. Sep 22, 2019
    10
    Um dos meus jogos favoritos dessa geração, esse jogo é uma das razões porque eu amo a franquia Resident Evil
  4. Feb 10, 2019
    10
    Obra maestra, esto es mas una Reimaginación ,pero no pierde su encanto de RE2, vale totalmente la pena y como tenia que ser es rejugable.Obra maestra, esto es mas una Reimaginación ,pero no pierde su encanto de RE2, vale totalmente la pena y como tenia que ser es rejugable. Resident Evil regreso al survival horror. Expand
  5. Jan 27, 2019
    10
    Lately i have suffered from remake malaise. It seems every year spawns a re-hash of the work of years past, and usually with mixed results.Lately i have suffered from remake malaise. It seems every year spawns a re-hash of the work of years past, and usually with mixed results. However I knew this one was different the day i tried the one shot demo. I almost immediately did something i had not done since, well, ironically Resident Evil 4, i pre-order the game. This game has all you come to expect from the series, even takes ot to new places that is far more than slapping a fresh coat of paint on something. I found myself for the first time in a while wholly invested, thinking strategically, and praying to god there were bullets or an herb around the next corner. The enemies are challenging and yet not to the point of it being rediculous. Overall and most importantly this game is fun, I do not scare easily, however the sense of stress and fear about what could possibly come next is masterfully done. Honestly if you do not enjoy this game in any way perhaps you should put down gaming and pick up basket weaving(looking at those 14 0's). Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2019
    9
    It's the perfect example you'd give when someone asks what a remake is.
    Nostalgia hides all defects in an old video game such as RE 2: rough
    It's the perfect example you'd give when someone asks what a remake is.
    Nostalgia hides all defects in an old video game such as RE 2: rough controls, confusing camera...
    These defects feel way worse when you try to replay that game, which happened to me when I emulated RE 2, it felt horrible after all the improvements that the industry have made.
    But RE 2 Remake improves everything and brings RE 2 from 1998 to nowadays without changing the classical feeling. Yeah, there are no cartridges, but you still have the hardcore mode, and to be honest, it felt a bit useless; you could finish the game with 10 cartridges inside the trunk.
    It's not a Masterpiece as many people say: it's not an original game, it's a remake, but it still is a must-have video game, it won't disappoint you.
    I give it a 9/10.
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  7. Dec 8, 2019
    1
    Another idiotic spin-off no one asked for, praised by paid reviews and giveaways so as clueless idiots who didn't play the original or simplyAnother idiotic spin-off no one asked for, praised by paid reviews and giveaways so as clueless idiots who didn't play the original or simply lack of attention to realize what is it in front of them. RIP Capcom, our home of your comeback fell flat once again and you managed to chase away the fans who built you. Congrats on that and once again RIP. Expand

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