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Generally favorable reviews- based on 941 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: 7 out of 148
  1. Feb 14, 2021
    10
    Anyone that dares put less than a ten on this game has a problem. This game is a masterpiece and a worthy successor of the original. SoAnyone that dares put less than a ten on this game has a problem. This game is a masterpiece and a worthy successor of the original. So different than re7: Biohazard though, that they feel like they are from two different series if not for the newspapers and the ending (not a hero dlc). Re2 is an excellent horror game. I never played it on normal, but I've completed it on hardcore 8 times, and I've gotta say, its just amazing. Expand
  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 9, 2021
    10
    Overall resident evil 2 is one of the best survival horror games of all time. the visuals, game play, and story are great. But the onlyOverall resident evil 2 is one of the best survival horror games of all time. the visuals, game play, and story are great. But the only downside to me would be the length if it was a little longer per play through it would have more replay value. Though overall one of my favorites of all time in survival horrors. SCORE 92/100 Expand
  4. Jun 15, 2019
    10
    Probably the best single player game I've played in years. Ignore bad reviews just ppl who hate horror games or just wearing nostalgia glasses
  5. Jan 31, 2019
    10
    This is a really fun game with tons of content in multiple scenarios and modes for you to play through.
  6. 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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