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Resident Evil 2 drm Game Reviews
Resident Evil 2
Critic Score
Metascore: 77 Metascore out of 100
User Score  
7.8 out of 10
based on 11 reviews
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GENRE(S): Adventure, Survival Horror
RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2000

What The Critics Said

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Daily Radar
Capcom's Dreamcast Evil looks a lot smoother than the PSOne version does, and the character and creature models appear to be as gorgeous as the ones featured on the PC edition.
Hot Games
If you're new to the series, this is arguably the best Resident Evil game ever made.
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At just $19.99 and probably the most engrossing story of the Resident Evil series, neither veterans nor newbies should miss RE2.
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CNET Gamecenter
By delivering awesome graphics and intense, fright-filled gameplay, RE2 makes for a scary romp you won't want to miss.
GamerWeb Sega
Gameplay seems to be getting old as each Resident Evil incarnation is much more of the same. Loads of extra modes and a gallery provide excellent replayability.
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It's a great game to own, especially given its low retail price, but this version is not an essential purchase.
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Planet Dreamcast
If you missed out on RE2, are interested exactly how the storyline of Code Veronica came about, and don't mind the semi-dated graphics, Resident Evil 2 is a gripping adventure at a budget price.
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Resident Evil 2 forces you into a state of emotional connection - I mean for God's sake, your characters limp and hold their ribs when they're hurt! Prick me, and do I not bleed? Kill me, do I not die?
DC Swirl
"Evil Dead: Hail to the King" and "The Ring: Terror's Realm" weren't anywhere near as fun and interesting as going through the predictable motions of a survival horror game that was designed FROM ITS INCEPTION to be replayable.
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Happy Puppy
Even with its flaws in gameplay mechanics and visual presentation, Capcom's port of Resident Evil 2 is a thing of beauty, preserving the euphoric atmosphere of a game that no other gaming company has been able to duplicate to date.
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Game Revolution
There's just not enough innovation to bring this stale serving of grey matter to the table for a second helping.
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What Our Users Said

Vote Now! The average user rating for this game is 7.8 (out of 10) based on 5 User Votes
Note: User votes are NOT included in the Metascore calculation.

Jay D. gave it a0:
The original game is still the best.

[Anonymous] gave it a 10:
Great game.

Umar F. gave it a 9:
Excellent game whose argued control issues are easily forgiven given horrific movie style presentation and very intense and addictive gameplay. It begs for you to keep playing and find out what happens next like a bestselling mystery novel. The graphics are also smooth and are realistic enough to suck you in abd scare the living daylights out of you.

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