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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: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  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. Feb 1, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 comes in 2019 in all the glory you'd expect from such a mammoth franchise, bringing players new and old the same magnificent story but with spine-chilling new graphics and mechanics that will make even those of you with nerves of steel to experience the occasional lift-off from your gaming couch. Nothing negative can be said regarding the game, except for the difficulty and sense of dread and helplessness you get sometimes, but then again, that is the recipe for a good survival-horror title!
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    After reinventing the series with Resident Evil VII, returning to Raccoon City to relive past glories proves more than welcome. Calling Resident Evil 2 a remake, however, almost seems reductive. It looks and plays like a brand-new game, prodding the nostalgia glands while delivering something that feels fresh. Resident Evil 2 is expertly executed and bloody sublime.
  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. Negative: 7 out of 152
  1. 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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  2. May 3, 2019
    10
    Una obra maestra, gracias Capcom, mucha gente llevaba años esperando este REMAKE, cuando parecía imposible de repente con un simple trailer yaUna obra maestra, gracias Capcom, mucha gente llevaba años esperando este REMAKE, cuando parecía imposible de repente con un simple trailer ya ganasteis el E3, pero es que el trabajo que habéis realizado es una pasada, el reimaginar el juego en nuestra época sin perder la esencia, la jugabilidad, no pierde ritmo en ningun momento, los gráficos impresionantes a veces foto realistas , el sonido terrorífico en 3D que hace que te metas de lleno en le juego...por no contar 2 campañas, con 3 modos de dificultad, que al terminarlas tienen el modo plus, así que son casi como 4 campañas mas los DLC gratuitos de supervivientes, así si Capcom, ahora a por el RE3 Nemesis remake. Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2019
    10
    Sin importar donde se juegue, sea PS4, Xbox One o PC el videojuego es sencillamente genial, un videojuego completamente nuevo, nutrido eSin importar donde se juegue, sea PS4, Xbox One o PC el videojuego es sencillamente genial, un videojuego completamente nuevo, nutrido e inspirado por la entrega original de los 90; y si buscas apreciar la calidad grafica de este videjuego en una videoconsola, la versión de Xbox One X está a 4K y HDR nativos. Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    what a amazing game!! it is very fun!! and scary!! Please do remake for RE 3.
  5. Apr 20, 2021
    9
    It's a great game, tense atmosphere, has lots of content, looks and runs great on old hardware (easily one of the more fluid games on the XboxIt's a great game, tense atmosphere, has lots of content, looks and runs great on old hardware (easily one of the more fluid games on the Xbox One S). While not a straight ten, it gets very close. The combat feels good, very good even, and because of that I wish the weapons were a little better (for example the ridiculous rate of fire of the VP70M, 2100 RPM reduced to circa 400), I can understand why they did it, but it doesn't make it less ridiculous. Also a few more models would've been nice. And a slightly more complex injury system, right now it's -1 on most hits, out of 3, with a blue herb I think you can take twice that. I'm not talking about a major rework, with field surgeries, but some minor improvements, like for example regular zombies varying in damage from 0.5 to 2, depending on your movement speed, distance, the speed of the zombie itself. Very retro and old school fans will definitely love it, same with new fans, but it feels very dated and could've been done better.

    Overall, definitely worth getting.
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  6. Jan 28, 2019
    9
    Serei parcial, pois esse game eu considero o melhor Resident Evil e um dos melhores jogos do PS1 na época,... Pois bem, esse remake estáSerei parcial, pois esse game eu considero o melhor Resident Evil e um dos melhores jogos do PS1 na época,... Pois bem, esse remake está maravilhoso, ao mesmo tempo q trás inovações, trás nostalgia com e o sonho q todos tínhamos de ver a RPD em uma nova perceptiva.
    Prós: Fidelidade ao terror do original, gráfico lindo, ambientação única q te trás imersão o tempo todo, Jogabilidade ótima..

    Contras: Parte da Ada é muito sem graça, puzzles repetitivos, arma dela de alta tecnologia e ''hackeamento'' não combina com o jogo e parte curta - Trilha sonora original estar só disponível na versão deluxe é maldade. Bola fora da Capcom.. Quedas de FPS muito comuns na RPD, chegou a incomodar.

    Talvez seja meu melhor jogo da geração, estou pensando sobre isso, pois o trono é do Bloodborne.
    GamerTag do meu jogo: Edgard 86 - Xbox one X
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  7. Dec 28, 2020
    0
    Es el primer resident que juego y sin duda alguna, es el mejor, el remake está super super bien hecho!!! le doy 10/10 a este juego!!!

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