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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. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 4, 2019
    100
    The remake of Resident Evil 2 succeeded and can’t be criticized for much. Converting the original game into a modern form sets the bar for all future remakes really high and shows how it should be done. [Issue#293]
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    96
    Resident Evil 2 is one of the best remakes we’ve ever seen: it’s a bit different from the classical survival horror released in 1998, while still remaining true to the original game.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 20, 2019
    94
    A shining example of what remake should be. [Issue#236, p.24]
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 blends amazing graphics, great sound design and intimidating enemies to create a nerve wrecking horror experience. Capcom didn't forget the series' roots while modernizing as well: the hallmark of a great remake.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Resident Evil 2 Remake is a triumph of clever, polished game design, and is quite possibly our favourite game in the series. It leans into terrifying close encounters more than epic action setpieces, but that’s really what the series is about, and RE2 does the terrifying perfectly. Enemies are superb, and the game boasts the best zombies in any game ever - unrelenting and mostly unstoppable, they’re just creepy. Then there’s Mr X, the game’s own Jason Voorhees, continuously stalking you throughout. We loved every moment of Resident Evil 2, and even if you know the first game inside out, you won’t know the Remake at all. If you’ve ever loved a Resident Evil game, or wished that RE7 was third-person, want to go back to RE2 and its great horror design, or just want a horror-action game… get Resident Evil 2 Remake. You won’t be disappointed.
  6. Resident Evil 2 Remake brings back the old horror and terror feel once again. It remains as faithful as its old version and merging this with new technologies, audio and visual effects successfully.
  7. 70
    A true remake in every sense of the word, Capcom’s 2019 Resident Evil 2 captures the heart of the original in a wonderful recreation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 220
  1. Feb 28, 2019
    10
    breathtaking graphics and voice quality with perfect presentation combine with re playeble story modes this game is the best of 2019 no doubt.
  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. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    This for sure is the best pc game of 2019 and game of the year 2019 too!!!

    I hope :)
  4. Feb 9, 2019
    10
    The best game i've ever played last decade. Thank you Capcom for this brilliant game.
  5. Jan 27, 2019
    10
    THIS is Resident Evil !
    Maybe its a bit nostalgia mixed in here cause i was 15 years old when i first played the original and its the only
    THIS is Resident Evil !
    Maybe its a bit nostalgia mixed in here cause i was 15 years old when i first played the original and its the only Reason i evolved into a huge Zombie Genre Fan. This Game defined my Taste of Movies and Storys for Decades, and its so great to see it Back in all its glory.
    This is for sure my Favourite Game of all Time, it really serves Justice to the Original, and can suprise even the most Hardcore Fans who could finish the original with closed eyes on every playthrough.
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  6. Sep 5, 2019
    9
    Capcom has been making a huge comeback with gaming and Resident Evil 2 is no exception. Beautiful graphics, amazing controls and awesomeCapcom has been making a huge comeback with gaming and Resident Evil 2 is no exception. Beautiful graphics, amazing controls and awesome gameplay. Some changes to story I'm not a fan of but overall something worth a playthrough. Expand
  7. Feb 9, 2019
    0
    Critical bug can stop you from getting halfway through the story.

    Can't pass through the scene when you have to obtain the keycard for the
    Critical bug can stop you from getting halfway through the story.

    Can't pass through the scene when you have to obtain the keycard for the garage entry gate, as there is a bug that makes the camera see nothing. There is a cinematic scene and things go blank before that. Last time I observed blocking bugs of this severity in games was in the 90's, so this is an 'authentic remake' of the original reminding me to the worst part of the worst part of a 20 year old era.

    Avoid, doesn't worth the money.
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