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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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  1. Negative: 9 out of 171
  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. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    You wanted the best? You've got the best!!! Kiss! Well this is the equivalent of Kiss in Rock and Roll. An absolute masterpiece I alreadyYou wanted the best? You've got the best!!! Kiss! Well this is the equivalent of Kiss in Rock and Roll. An absolute masterpiece I already finished like 7 times and the Ghosts free content is also beautiful and really challenging. Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    When this game first came out in the beginning of 2019 I had just broke up with my ex-girlfriend, I wasn't not feeling the greatest because ofWhen this game first came out in the beginning of 2019 I had just broke up with my ex-girlfriend, I wasn't not feeling the greatest because of that. I bought this game because I loved the original from 1998 and I was met with a fun horror survival experience masterpiece (like the original), which made me forget about my relation troubles. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    El videojuego de Resident Evil 2 es una forma de revivir y rescatar clásicos. Todo el juego es traído e interpretado con la tecnología deEl videojuego de Resident Evil 2 es una forma de revivir y rescatar clásicos. Todo el juego es traído e interpretado con la tecnología de esta época. No conviene comparar esta versión con su predecesor. Sin embargo, es buena idea hacer remakes de clásico para que las nuevas generaciones puedan vivir estas historias con mecánicas nuevas y gráficos nuevos. Además, la dificultad se percibe diferente por decirlo de ese modo, hay puzles complicados que requieren paciencia. Conclusión: Recomendable.

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    The Resident Evil 2 video game is a way to revive and rescue classics. The whole game is brought and interpreted with the technology of this era. It is not convenient to compare this version with its predecessor. However, it is a good idea to remake classic so that new generations can live these stories with new mechanics and new graphics. In addition, the difficulty is perceived differently by saying it that way, there are complicated puzzles that require patience. Conclusion: Recommended.

    バイオハザード2ビデオゲームは復活し、古典を救うための方法です。 ゲーム全体はこの時代の技術でもたらされ、解釈されています。 このバージョンとその前バージョンを比較するのは便利ではありません。 しかし、新しい世代が新しい力学と新しいグラフィックでこれらの物語を生きることができるように、古典を作り直すことは良い考えです。 また、難しさはそのようにそれを言うことによって異なる認識され、忍耐を必要とする複雑なパズルがあります。 結論:おすすめです。
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  5. May 25, 2022
    9
    I played the original Resident Evil 2 game a few times thanks to a relative, but with the Remake, I loved it. It's the same game, just withI played the original Resident Evil 2 game a few times thanks to a relative, but with the Remake, I loved it. It's the same game, just with new and improved areas to explore, new face upgrades, old references from the original game, and total hell getting S+ in Hardcore. I prefer the normal difficulty better to continue discovering more details of this gem. The best remake of video games that have been made, it was worth spending my money. Expand
  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. 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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