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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: 71 out of 77
  2. Negative: 3 out of 77
  1. Apr 26, 2019
    10
    For me one of the best sagas of terror of all time. I was looking forward to Capcom again taking the reins of this delivery and understandingFor me one of the best sagas of terror of all time. I was looking forward to Capcom again taking the reins of this delivery and understanding the origins of RE is the survive horror. Impressive,
    if you are a lover of terror, it is undoubtedly your game.
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  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. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    Después de darle bastantes horas no hay nada malo en el juego, la ambientación y la dificultad esta entrelazada en una danza de terror,Después de darle bastantes horas no hay nada malo en el juego, la ambientación y la dificultad esta entrelazada en una danza de terror, sangre, suspenso y nervios, a llegado el juego por excelencia en temática zombi, ese zombi de antaño que se respetaba se le temía y se le huye, hoy ah vuelto a ser mortífero. Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    what a amazing game!! it is very fun!! and scary!! Please do remake for RE 3.
  5. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    Resident evil 2 is a Incredible remake, which is not afraid to change what it takes to update one of the most important video for ever goty 2019
  6. Jan 28, 2019
    9
    This remake of Resident Evil 2 is done masterfully. What fun i had playing through Leons campaign and Claires B scenario. This game combinesThis remake of Resident Evil 2 is done masterfully. What fun i had playing through Leons campaign and Claires B scenario. This game combines item management, tension, horror, fighting zombies and monsters, solving puzzles and a solid story in a way that innovates, but still stays true to the original from 1998. The difficulty on normal is well balanced. The different creatures are challenging to kill, but never unfair. Same goes for the puzzles. Some can be solved by just guessing and pressing buttons, others require more (logical) thinking. Those puzzles that require some brainpower are also challenging, but never impossible and leave you with an honest feeling of accomplishment after you solved them.
    The only negative points i can find are the soundtrack, which is barely there and doesn't really stand out compared to the original and the easy, unoriginal bossfights. Wasted potential in both cases in my opinion.
    What i especially like about the Resident Evil games is the fact, that they slow down the gameplay, they make you stop and look at the details, they make you think about your environment, about your inventory and how you proceed. It is a very welcome change and contrast compared to all the other fast paced-mainstream-openworld-battle-royale-mech-war-scifi-shooter-games currently out there. Although there are some jumpscares here and there, they aren't used too often. If you are not afraid and can stand the horror, try this game out! It might be worth it.
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  7. Apr 30, 2019
    0
    absurdamente sobrevalorado, una copia de un juego de hace 20 años solo que con mejores graficos y los criticos y los casuals lo aplauden comoabsurdamente sobrevalorado, una copia de un juego de hace 20 años solo que con mejores graficos y los criticos y los casuals lo aplauden como las ovejas sin criterio propio que son, solo siguen a la manada y no cuestionan nada que la prensa les dice. Expand

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