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Generally favorable reviews- based on 853 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: 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: 5 out of 125
  1. Jul 11, 2020
    10
    Awesome game zombies galore with perfect scare and horror to be had by all .
  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. Apr 23, 2019
    10
    The best horror game with actual REAL GAMEPLAY, non of that hide and seek garbage! This game is fantastic, buy it! Graphics, sound design andThe best horror game with actual REAL GAMEPLAY, non of that hide and seek garbage! This game is fantastic, buy it! Graphics, sound design and atmosphere are excellent, the best Resident Evil game by far. Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    An excellent remake

    It makes enough changes to keep things fresh while still feeling very faithful to the original, and the shift to the
    An excellent remake

    It makes enough changes to keep things fresh while still feeling very faithful to the original, and the shift to the more action oriented over the shoulder view doesn't make things any less tense or difficult as ammo management and avoiding unnecessary fights are still very much needed for survival. As cliche as it is to say, I honestly think this is a game that both old and new fans of Resident Evil can enjoy.

    If Capcom decides to remake Resident Evil 3 as well, if it's like this one then I would be more than optimistic for it's outcome.
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  5. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    This is hands down the best Resident Evil game in the franchise. This is how a Resident Evil or, most importantly, a survival horror gameThis is hands down the best Resident Evil game in the franchise. This is how a Resident Evil or, most importantly, a survival horror game should be. It perfectly induced fear by the use of proper lighting, dread, music, and ambiance. It wasn't all hard to the point it was annoying and neither was it a cake walk. Perfectly balanced as all things should be.

    In my honest opinion this is better than Resident Evil 4. The characters felt more realistic like how they reacted to fear and horror unlike RE4 wherein the characters felt like action stars lost in a horror game.

    If this is Capcom's way of redemption, then they did so, and, more importantly, exceeded our (Resident Evil fans) expectations. This game is the true defining moment of Survival Horror. Here's to more head popping zombies! 10/10
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  6. Feb 5, 2019
    9
    Just finished Leon's campaign. I can't even describe how good this game is. Took me 8 hours to complete. Emotions in the end are just marvelous.
  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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