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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: 18 out of 349
  1. Feb 2, 2019
    10
    Мне пришлось регеистрироваться что-бы поставить здесь эти чертовы 10 баллов на эту чертовски ахуенную игру.
    браво, capcom
    Мне пришлось регеистрироваться что-бы поставить здесь эти чертовы 10 баллов на эту чертовски ахуенную игру.
    браво, capcom
  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 13, 2019
    10
    To make it short: It´s a perfect RE-title and a true remake of a masterpiece.

    The only thing that´s a bit sad is that they effed the a-b
    To make it short: It´s a perfect RE-title and a true remake of a masterpiece.

    The only thing that´s a bit sad is that they effed the a-b scenario connection and some characters up. They´re basically not tied together and feel more like separate universes and the characters in the original like Annette, William and Chief Irons have more personality. But that isn´t a big deal considering basically everything else is superior, especially the gameplay itself.

    More of this, less of RE6 and 7. RE3 and Code Veronica Remakes would be an instant-buy for me.
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  4. Jan 26, 2019
    10
    Huge. One of the greatests games ever. One of my favorites games of the franchise.
  5. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    This is a remake that is not a remake at all! The game is perfect and the element of Survivel Horror is just great, for a long time I have notThis is a remake that is not a remake at all! The game is perfect and the element of Survivel Horror is just great, for a long time I have not been so happy! This is when I made a pre-order and did not regret it! 10/10 I’m waiting for remake 3 and Veronica’s Code! The game is worth the money and it is commendable! Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2019
    9
    Pareciera que fue ayer cuando en el E3 2018 se reveló de una forma poco convencional el remake de Resident Evil 2. Lo que en un inicio pudoPareciera que fue ayer cuando en el E3 2018 se reveló de una forma poco convencional el remake de Resident Evil 2. Lo que en un inicio pudo confundirse con una posible secuela de Deadly Creatures (de parte de THQ para el Nintendo Wii) resultó en el juego que necesitábamos, pero no lo sabíamos.

    Resident Evil 2 pasó a considerarse como un remake para después cambiar la idea a una reimaginación, pero no es ni uno ni otro, ¿por qué? Sigue leyendo:

    Después de 20 años de haber salido el original Resident Evil 2, CAPCOM decidió darle una pequeña sacudida al título y nos trae esta obra maestra en todo su esplendor y de la manera en que debería de jugarse sin limitaciones. Lo primero que notarás es el obvio salto en gráficas. Leon S. Kennedy y Claire Redfield regresan como los protagonistas del incidente de Raccoon City junto con Sherry Birkin y Ada Wong como personajes secundarios.

    La historia es exactamente la misma, sin embargo, hay una cantidad considerable de cambios necesarios en varios aspectos. La acción transcurre en la estación de policía de Raccoon City para después avanzar hacia las mismas instalaciones de Umbrella, pero la manera en que se suscitan los hechos cambia. Es aquí donde entra el término de reimaginación.

    Lo mismo, pero es un juego completamente distinto.

    Gracias a la nueva movilidad, las luces se mantienen apagadas y vagarás por los rumbos en una obscuridad casi total que te hará hacer uso de una linterna que tu personaje usará frecuentemente de manera automática. Claro, habrá momentos en los que puedas revivir la fuente de iluminación, pero no cuentes mucho con ello.

    ¿Es un juego para todos?

    Las generaciones actuales no están acostumbradas al género survival horror, y es culpa del mismo CAPCOM, ya que desde Resident Evil 4 nos malacostumbraron a ver a los enemigos como piñatas por la gran cantidad de municiones y hierbas regenerativas que podíamos encontrar. Resident Evil 2 retoma esa ansiedad de querer administrar bien tu suplemento de batalla y no llegar a la guerra sin los medios suficientes.

    La increíble mejora en las gráficas y la gran cantidad de cuidado en los detalles te hará maravillar, pues debes poner atención hasta en las paredes porque podrías encontrar alguna pista para ese puzzle que creías sin solución. También, el juego cuenta con varios easter eggs y guiños a otros RE, además de menciones a varias sagas a la par icónicas.

    El audio es inmejorable. Es una muy buena recomendación jugar con audífonos puestos, ya que de esta manera sentirás el acecho de los enemigos de una mejor manera, adentrándote en los zapatos de Leon o de Claire. Y a pesar de que ya conozcas la historia, el juego se siente tan nuevo que no importa cuán preparado estés para los eventos, esta emplea de manera correcta, y sin ser predecible, los afamados “jump-scares”.

    Un punto negativo es que el juego está limitado en el aspecto de detección de los enemigos, como los Lickers, que únicamente te detectarán si los tocas, corres o si los atacas. Quizá esto te parezca lógico, pero el juego te permite determinar la velocidad con la que caminas, y lo más lógico sería caminar lento para no ser detectado; esto es inútil, pues, aunque camines a toda velocidad, mientras no pulses el botón de correr, los Lickers no te seguirán. Sin duda fue una oportunidad que no aprovecharon como se debía.

    ¿Vale los 60 dólares?
    Cada título requiere su esfuerzo para producirlo y terminarlo. Resident Evil 2 es un juego que se programó desde cero y cada una de sus características son completamente nuevas. Por esta sola razón puedo decir que sí lo vale, pues no es un simple port. Sin embargo, si eres alguien exigente como yo y requieres un alto replay value, déjame decirte un par de párrafos.

    Para obtener la experiencia completa, tienes que terminar el juego cuatro veces como mínimo. Algunos eventos de este cambiarán si eliges primero a Leon o a Claire, es decir, la historia tendrá ligeros cambios si Claire llega primero a la estación de policía, por lo que Leon ya no interactuará de la misma manera, y viceversa. Esto te tomará un tiempo considerable dependiendo el cómo quieras disfrutarlo, pues además hay muchos skins por desbloquear.

    Resident Evil 2 es, en definitiva, un gran título. Sus excelentes ventas no me dejan mentir y CAPCOM cometería un grave error si no comenzara a desarrollar Resident Evil 3 Remake desde ya (aunado a los múltiples guiños que hay). Tal vez la inclusión de un modo multiplayer lo haría mejor, pero por ahora, disfrutemos de la nostalgia renovada que nos otorga.
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  7. Mar 18, 2019
    0
    Another good game of Gears of War, after all, I love the idea of making the zombies rest in peace or pieces, by making them eat grenadesAnother good game of Gears of War, after all, I love the idea of making the zombies rest in peace or pieces, by making them eat grenades literally as for example in this franchise, but ironically at the same time, just another terribly game of Resident Evil, “oh.. what a surprise!!!”. But we allowed ourselves to waste our own the time, just to give this same decadent franchise another chance, or at least some of us did that for crapcom, FOR THE LAST TIME! Expand

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