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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: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jan 28, 2019
    100
    The quality of Resident Evil 2 Remake is of the highest caliber. The frights and jump scares you will experience will make you want to run and hide. The villains of the game are more frightening than ever and you will feel it when you see things for the first time.
  2. Feb 4, 2019
    95
    All told, Resident Evil 2 is an utterly fantastic remake, reimagining a 90’s classic for a modern audience with modern sensibilities. A single playthrough is slight at about 8-10 hours, but every minute is oozing with quality. If that’s enough for you there are also alternative routes with other characters, a couple of secret modes and some fairly crazy unlockables for those who absolutely master the game. Resident Evil 2 is a brilliant rendition of one of the finest survival horror experiences of all time.
  3. Jan 24, 2019
    93
    With great pacing and respect for the source material, Resident Evil 2 is a game that keeps you on the edge of the seat. This time, Capcom's achievement is taking a classic and turning it into an immortal jewel.
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    90
    Now THIS is how you remake a classic. Resident Evil 2 expertly reanimates the horrifying atmosphere and moments of extreme tension that made the original so revered.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    89
    A tense, challenging, and beautiful remake of a classic survival horror game, and with enough fresh ideas to make it feel excitingly new.
  6. Jan 24, 2019
    85
    Capcom has taken their one of their greatest triumphs and successfully modernized it for today’s audiences — it’s quite an accomplishment, and even if it can’t deliver the kind of grueling visceral horror that Resident Evil 7 did on PSVR, it’s still a hell of a ride.
  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: 7 out of 168
  1. Feb 25, 2019
    10
    вау! эта игра заставит тебя понервничать. однозначно лучшая, на данный момент, хоррор-бродилка. орал и не раз :Dвау! эта игра заставит тебя понервничать. однозначно лучшая, на данный момент, хоррор-бродилка. орал и не раз :D
  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. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    This is the best game I've ever played. I've been gaming for 21 years, I'm 24 years old. The original Resident Evil games on PlayStation areThis is the best game I've ever played. I've been gaming for 21 years, I'm 24 years old. The original Resident Evil games on PlayStation are one of my greatest childhood gaming memories, when the REmake came out on GC I had a PS2 so I only got to see other people play it or via videos on the Internet (this was before YouTube) I remember being desperate to play the game. Skip forward several years after I'd eventually played and loved the original, to more recently when the Resident Evil 2 remake was announced I was ecstatic, of course in this day and age with ALOT of sub-par AAA games I tried not to get my hopes up too high like I have done with several other games I'd been excited for (Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Fallout 4, Far Cry 5, Dead Rising 4 etc) and been let down dramatically so, but Resident Evil holds a special place in my heart, and it does not disappoint. This is easily not only the best remake I've ever played, but the best game I've ever played. Not since I was a little kid have I gone to bed and not been able to sleep because I was thinking about a video game, Resident Evil 2 gives me that sensation and more, I love it, and you will too (If you're not easily scared) Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2019
    10
    Русские фанаты с вами, Capcom! До этого не был знаком с серией RE, но, увидев первый трейлер этого ремейка, то сразу для себя решил - я куплюРусские фанаты с вами, Capcom! До этого не был знаком с серией RE, но, увидев первый трейлер этого ремейка, то сразу для себя решил - я куплю эту игру. Я давно хотел познакомиться с вашей серией, и это определенно - лучшее начало. Благодарю вас от всей души за качественный хоррор - крутые локации, крутая графика, безумный Мистер-Икс :)
    В этой игре качественно все, единственное - при прохождении сюжетных линий, в некоторых местах, они противоречат друг другу. Но я закрыл на это глаза, так как все остальное - шедеврально!
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  5. Jan 27, 2019
    10
    A great remake, it has almost all the famous scenes from the original game. Great atmosphere, quite scary sometimes. Wished it would beA great remake, it has almost all the famous scenes from the original game. Great atmosphere, quite scary sometimes. Wished it would be longer. You can buy it without hesitation. Expand
  6. Feb 7, 2019
    9
    I liked the game, as long as I managed to play it.

    Pros: Good graphics and good optimization; Perfect sound. If you have a good 5.1 setup
    I liked the game, as long as I managed to play it.

    Pros:
    Good graphics and good optimization;
    Perfect sound. If you have a good 5.1 setup or Dolby Headphones it will make your hair stand up;
    It is quite an work of art in a way, the producer didn't cut any corners and brought to light one of the best horror survival games to date.

    Bad:
    The difficulty is horrible. The game play has absolutely no mercy for you. Everything you do has to be planed to the tinniest bit. Every mistake you make and get over, it will turn back to bite you, so hard that you will probably have to restart the game or reload a very old save. For instance if you don't use the wooden boards on the windows cleverly, you will have big difficulties in getting past the zombies further in the game. If you don't manage to save the ammo, you'll end up restarting the game. Even on assisted mode the game is still very difficult. Every move you make on the map, has to have at least two calculated possibilities until you make it. You'll have to save and reload a hundred times to pass a certain boss/situation.

    If you are the meticulous type and you enjoy a challenge, then this game is for you. Every other normal human should probably buy something else. For me it was a no go, because there was more stress then pleasure in this game while playing it.
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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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