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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: 82 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  1. Feb 1, 2019
    100
    Resident Evil 2 on PlayStation in 1998 was one of the most enjoyable survival-horror games ever released. The remake continues that tradition and improves on all the aspects that made it great and the result is what could be the best Resident Evil ever made. It may even be the best horror title ever made just going by the sheer level of craftsmanship and detail. Is it the scariest? It is scarier than the 1998 original, but on current platforms such as PlayStation 4 one would be hard-pressed to find anything that's even half of its calibre. This is one that keeps on giving; highly repayable and full of interesting ways to keep playing, even after completing two campaign variations.
  2. 100
    As a fan of the original game, this Resident Evil 2 remake has been an utter joy to play. During my time with it, I was constantly in awe of the love and reverence the developers clearly have for the original. The spirit of Resident Evil 2 has been distilled down, concentrated, and reconstituted into this beautiful, hideous experience that completely undermined all my preconceptions. Resident Evil 2 remade is not the cheap B-movie of its predecessor. It eschews the horror-kitsch stylings that made the original games instantly memorable, cuts down the weird, and plays it entirely straight. It can be off-putting. It can feel too serious. But this package delivered by Capcom is undeniably brilliant in its own right. It’s a love letter to survival horror, delivered direct like a bullet to the head.
  3. Jan 22, 2019
    95
    More than simply a remake, this new Resident Evil 2 takes the whole classic experience from 1998 to a new level. Such a superior experience in every aspect.
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 Remake is the quintessence of the very concept behind the term "remake": a modern game, which has not forgotten its origins and presents the same soul of 20 years ago, able to amaze both the neophytes and the nostalgics.
  5. Jan 25, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 is an excellent remake, faithful to the original game but with a modern twist in terms of graphics and gameplay.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Capcom did a fantastic job of resurrecting all the best parts of the classic Resident Evil 2 and making them look, sound, and play like a 2019 game. If you’re of the mind that the series had lost its way for a while there, this game is very much a return to form. The zombie combat is satisfying and exploring the dilapidated ruins of Raccoon City is a thrill. The one big letdown is that the two characters’ stories aren’t different enough to make the second playthrough as rewarding as the first, even after unlocking the 2nd Game mode. But whichever you choose to play as, the experience of playing through the new Resident Evil 2 for the first time establishes a new standard for remaking classic games.
  7. Jan 22, 2019
    70
    By trying to please so many different players the game will probably not satisfy anyone completely. Resident Evil veterans will feel like it is a bit too simple and unfaithful. New players will wonder about the 90s logic in spending so much time looking for keys so you can politely unlock doors when your backpack is loaded with rocket launchers and oversized shotguns which could just as easily have blown them off their hinges.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 363
  1. Feb 1, 2019
    10
    Es una obra maestra, resident evil vuelve Por todo lo alto con un Survival horror a la vieja escuela pero con controles modernos y adaptado aEs una obra maestra, resident evil vuelve Por todo lo alto con un Survival horror a la vieja escuela pero con controles modernos y adaptado a esta generación Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    Omg, this game is absolutely amazing and awesome game ever i playing.. it is very scary. i have no problem with shooting zombies with manyOmg, this game is absolutely amazing and awesome game ever i playing.. it is very scary. i have no problem with shooting zombies with many bullets.. Sound and voice acting are great.. graphic look stunning especially atmosphere details on everything i see.... Story and opening intro are great.. Thank You : Capcom for incredible job on this game. Please do remake for RE 3 Nemesis with Jill Valentine for PS4 and PS5 Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2019
    10
    Excellent game, it has been such a great journey since the first Resident, and I've been enjoying this game so much, really glad they made itExcellent game, it has been such a great journey since the first Resident, and I've been enjoying this game so much, really glad they made it again for us. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2019
    10
    absolutely amazing they brought back the original series Can't wait for Resident Evil 3. No horror game comes close to this right now besidesabsolutely amazing they brought back the original series Can't wait for Resident Evil 3. No horror game comes close to this right now besides Maybe Metro Last light, GOT 2019 hit us fast. It's not easy you'll die over and over and be afraid of what awaits you in that next room / hallway. Expand
  5. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    +Phenomenal graphics and animations
    +60fps
    +Excellent gameplay +Great soundscape +Respectful remastering of the original 90's game -Old
    +Phenomenal graphics and animations
    +60fps
    +Excellent gameplay
    +Great soundscape
    +Respectful remastering of the original 90's game
    -Old school gameplay may put off newer players
    -HDR seems broken/off regardless of calibration

    Playing this on my ps4 pro 4ktv BLEW MY MIND. This is a top-of-class ots shooter coupled with a fantastic story and incredibly detailed visuals sporting 60fps framerate. A technological marvel given the jaguar cpu cores limitations, Capcom have produced what I will describe as an exceptionally good remaster of resident evil 2 here. I have had doubts in the past, for some time now of the capabilities of japanese game developers that seem to struggle when it comes to producing the higher budget AAA quality games that have been around since xbox360-ps3 era, but capcom have been the exception to this of late. If you are a fan of the original this simply is a MUST PURCHASE!
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  6. Feb 28, 2019
    9
    Это не ремастер, это полноценная игра, крутая игра.
    ВСЕ отлично,
    минус пол бала за повествование и за сюжет.
    Это не ремастер, это полноценная игра, крутая игра.
    ВСЕ отлично,
    минус пол бала за повествование и за сюжет.
  7. Apr 10, 2019
    0
    Terrible game that relys on cheap jump scares for its horror elements. The characters these people are trying to represent are awful, as theyTerrible game that relys on cheap jump scares for its horror elements. The characters these people are trying to represent are awful, as they swear around every corner. If your looking for a game thats like the original re2 then pass this and make your own, this is just a game that people who rely on graphics will love. Nobody with a brain will like this game. Of course idiots that love fort nite and everything else like that will adore this game. Unnecessary swearing turns me and many other people off. Crapcom forgets that some people such as myself still have morals. Trash of Us ripoff Expand

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