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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: 10 out of 198
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    10
    A 10/10 game means it has no glaring flaws, missing pieces or faults and accomplishes exactly what it set out to do. For what it's worth,A 10/10 game means it has no glaring flaws, missing pieces or faults and accomplishes exactly what it set out to do. For what it's worth, RE2's remake is perhaps the most on-point and well directed remakes/remasters possible, and for that alone I think it's worthy of high praise. 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. May 2, 2019
    10
    Una obra maestra, gracias Capcom, mucha gente llevaba años esperando este REMAKE, cuando parecía imposible de repente con un simple trailer yaUna obra maestra, gracias Capcom, mucha gente llevaba años esperando este REMAKE, cuando parecía imposible de repente con un simple trailer ya ganasteis el E3, pero es que el trabajo que habéis realizado es una pasada, el reimaginar el juego en nuestra época sin perder la esencia, la jugabilidad, no pierde ritmo en ningun momento, los gráficos impresionantes a veces foto realistas en PC, el sonido terrorífico en 3D que hace que te metas de lleno en le juego...por no contar 2 campañas, con 3 modos de dificultad, que al terminarlas tienen el modo plus, así que son casi como 4 campañas mas los DLC gratuitos de supervivientes, así si Capcom, ahora a por el RE3 Nemesis remake. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2019
    10
    sou cagao, ja deixando avisado! Tensão a 200% em cada momento, nunca achei q um unico zumbi conseguiria me fazer correr, trilha sonora nnsou cagao, ja deixando avisado! Tensão a 200% em cada momento, nunca achei q um unico zumbi conseguiria me fazer correr, trilha sonora nn ajuda, sem falar do carrapato (Mr, X) Expand
  5. Feb 3, 2019
    10
    Never played the original RE2 on PS One, but played remakes of Zero and 1, 4,5,6,7 and both Revelations and RE2 Remake is 10 fold better thenNever played the original RE2 on PS One, but played remakes of Zero and 1, 4,5,6,7 and both Revelations and RE2 Remake is 10 fold better then all of them in all aspects Expand
  6. May 23, 2019
    9
    A Great Remake, such a nostalgia.

    I've first played this game with my uncle when I was 5. Now seeing it remaked, it's so much fun. Firstly
    A Great Remake, such a nostalgia.

    I've first played this game with my uncle when I was 5. Now seeing it remaked, it's so much fun. Firstly I loved how they integrated the RE 4's shoulder view to the characters. I think it's best to demonstrate the gameplay to the player now. So many details in the models. Graphic engine is really smooth, detailed and optimized. Loved the variations of the zombies (if I'm not wrong 12 different male zombies and 4 female ones, which is a great detailing.) Loved the model depart system applied to the zombies so that the limbs can fall with each shot. Leon looks a little bit like a puppy with his voice. Claire also looks good but a little bit chubby on the cheekbones. I'm just critizing these for a better visual/performance. I think Leon and Claire should share more moments and cooperate more in the gameplay, yet if we play second-run it automatically ignores the first run for the other character, which is odd. I think Ada should have more role in the game since we will not be able to see her soon. They really put some great effort in her and she looks great in this remake. My first play was long (about 10 hours). I have tried to investigate everyplace and confused going to the places to solve the problems in the map so I had to go over like 3-4 times in my first run. The other runs were pretty faster for me, except the different riddles. (My last run was about 2 hours) Anyway, I think it's a little bit short game but still loved the visual greatness, the nostalgia, iconic characters coming back to life again such as Leon, Claire and Ada, also seeing Mr.X was great. Looking forward to the next game. CAPCOM did such a fantastic job with the whole models, textures, game engine, gameplay, mocaps (especially for the storytelling). They screwed things up in RE 6 but I think they put some effort and tried to fix their sins in the recent games such as RE7. I hope to play RE 3 Remake and RE 8 when they come out. Well done.
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  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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