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|Resident Evil 2
Something is desperately wrong in Raccoon City. A muta-genic virus has broken loose and the entire town is infested. Blood-thirsty zombies, hideous mutations now overwhelm the community. When Leon and Claire arrive in town, their nightmare is just beginning...Now, you control their destiny in this survival horror classic. [Capcom]
||Survival Horror, Adventure
||December 31, 1997
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Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
Better graphics, imroved story, and the same basic look-out-for-the-zombies gameplay. [Nov 2001, p.51]
The sequel elevates what was so great about the first one to a complete new level of terror.
One of the most clever, crowd-pleasing, tense, dramatic, beautiful and playable games ever conceived.
In every conceivable category, this game outclasses and outshines its predecessor by a wide margin. Gotta love it.
Electronic Gaming Monthly
Better than before, this sequel lets you take on Umbrella as Leon or Claire. [Jan 2004, p.189]
Resident Evil 2 should be sponsored by Huggies - it's both pant-creamingly good and trouser-soilingly scary!
Now, I hear what you're saying: "This Zombie is chewing on my foot, it deserves to be shot." But that's just the response that society has conditioned you to have. So even though this is a great game with good graphics, terrific sound, riveting action, and puzzles that will keep you entertained for hours... As a favor to our Zombie friends, do not buy this game.
For newcomers to the series, there's never been a better time to get scared.
Had the game lasted a little longer, and if the monsters had been a little more creative, this would be one of the best games ever made for the PSX.
Zombies running amok in Raccoon City; more B-movie voice acting running amok on your speakers. Enough to fill two disks this time! [Feb 2003, p.97]
One of the most entertaining games I've ever played. With its unique camera angles, storyline, graphics, sound effects, and music, RE 2 seems more like a product out of Hollywood than the video game industry.
All Game Guide
So, for all of it's action and nerve wracking moments, if you only play games to beat them the first time through, I'd suggest renting Resident Evil 2.
More an interactive movie than a game, RE2 looks pretty but lacks challenge.
The average user rating for this game is 8.3 (out of 10) based on 17 User Votes
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