Percentile Rank

Resident Evil 2 is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 171 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 171 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Expansive
Essential
Essential
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake evolves, iterates, and expands on just about every conceivable and desirable component of the base game and the lore within it to make a more enticing and enriching modern experience that opens new doors for the franchise. This is a monumental achievement that has been well worth the wait.

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ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Jan 22, 2019
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GameXplain
Loved
GameXplain

Top Critic

Loved
Jan 22, 2019
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GameCloud
Yes
Yes
Feb 5, 2019

There’s one thing that permeates throughout my multiple playthroughs of Resident Evil 2 from the start right up until this very moment, and that’s how much love and care has been poured into this game. There’s an undeniable fervour present across Capcom’s recent titles that have come to an all-new climax with RE2. It single-handedly captures the essence of survival horror and what makes it great in a seemingly effortless fashion. The game is packed with content and modes that are all worth experiencing in their fullest, and Capcom should be commended for outdoing themselves yet again. RE2 is without a doubt the best remake I’ve ever had the privilege of playing, and I’m teeming with excitement now more than ever to see what’s in store next for the series that started it all.

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Player2.net.au
A or higher
A or higher
Jan 22, 2019

A master-stroke from Capcom, the benchmark of what to aspire to when remaking and reimagining a classic and a title that will leave you forever on edge; Resident Evil 2 Remake is a cruel, but incredible master.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom finds the perfect middle ground between old and new in this sterling remake.

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Jan 23, 2019

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 22, 2019

That’s where Resident Evil succeeds. Not in the drivel spouted from its character’s mouths, but in the bullets spewed from their guns. Or better yet – the clicking of empty chambers, or the spine-chilling scratches of scrabbling overhead. I may hate lickers, but I’m also a little bit in love.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is one of the most exciting games I've in a long time.

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 22, 2019
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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 22, 2019

For my money, Resident Evil 2 Remake is right up there with Resident Evil 4 as the best game in the series. It’s the perfect blend of nostalgia and the new, marrying a classic game with contemporary game design, and a prime candidate for those Game of the Year lists. In January! Capcom clearly has no chill.

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The A.V. Club
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 22, 2019

If 2017’s Resident Evil 7 was a return to form for the long-in-the-tooth horror brand, the Resident Evil 2 remake is proof that Capcom never really lost its touch—it only lost its way.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 23, 2019

Resident Evil 2 provides some of the best moments in the franchise. That can mean turning to flee as an unstoppable tyrant stomps closer and closer to you, using a flamethrower to dispose of a plant-infested zombie, or puzzling out where to place the Queen piece in a puzzle. The raw experience of playing Resident Evil 2 is visceral, bloody, and often incredibly rewarding.

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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 22, 2019
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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 22, 2019

The modern-aesthetic upgrade more than makes up for the game's lowest lows. Horror fans should immediately buy.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom, on a far less dangerous scale, has not always known how to handle its own creation. After mutating from quaint horror to buffoonish action to back again, the Resident Evil series has been wildly inconsistent. But back-to-back Resident Evil games that showcase the very best of survival horror is evidence that Capcom may have its monster under control

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Scored Reviews

ThisGenGaming
10 / 10.0
ThisGenGaming
ThisGenGaming Reviews

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2019

Yes, Resident Evil 2 Remake is stacked with content, and so highly replayable that I completed both Leon and Claire’s 1st/2nd runs along with 2 other playthroughs because this game is that good! I’ll be shocked if this game DOESN’T end up as my Game Of The Year 2019.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jan 23, 2019

It’s a love letter to survival horror, delivered direct like a bullet to the head.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jan 22, 2019

From top to bottom, Resident Evil 2 is a stellar achievement from a team that obviously loved the source material and went to great lengths to update and enhance it without losing that original magic.

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Windows Central
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom has shown the world exactly how classic games should be remade, and its name is Resident Evil 2.

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Telegraph
Jan 22, 2019

Labelling this new version of Capcom's survival-horror classic a 'remake' somehow feels like an curious understatement.

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GameSpew
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Put simply, this re-imagining of Resident Evil 2 is everything a Resident Evil fan could ask for, taking the series back to its roots without feeling old. It is single-player survival horror at its finest, and quite possibly the best Resident Evil game ever made.

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Game Revolution
Jan 22, 2019

Whether you’re a long time fan or a newcomer, Resident Evil 2 remake is an absolutely fantastic game. It’s the best in the series yet and wholly outshined my most optimistic expectations. It doesn’t supersede the original, but it’s an excellent retelling, a wonderful update, and an excellent experience.

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Press Start
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jan 23, 2019

Resident Evil 2 takes a masterpiece and twists it until it resembles something completely new without betraying the spirit of the original.

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GamingBolt
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is not only an accomplished remake that should serve as the blueprint for how to re-imagine beloved classics, but is an incredible game in its own right- so much so, that it might even stand as one of the very best games this venerated and decorated franchise has delivered to date.

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God is a Geek
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 drags an all-time classic horror game screaming into the new generation, and will terrify both fans and newcomers alike

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Cheat Code Central
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Jan 22, 2019

This remake is, without a doubt, the best way to experience Resident Evil 2.

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ZTGD
10 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

This game was fantastic and despite it only being January I can definitely see this as a game of the year contender. Spectacular work and a must have.

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Gadgets 360
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

It's this combination of exploration, puzzle solving, and action that makes Resident Evil 2 a treat to play. All of these distinct gameplay elements come together in a natural, organic fashion that works well.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

I've done a lot of gushing here, but Resident Evil 2 is the perfect sort of game for gushing. Much like the legendary REmake, this new version of a storied classic was lovingly crafted by people who not only have a collectively sharp eye for what makes an excellent video game today, but also possess a deep understanding of why the original Resident Evil 2 is worth revisiting and what made it a game celebrated to this day. This isn't just an old Resident Evil molded into the new Resident Evil formula. It's a new take on Resident Evil 2 that doesn't feel like it's trying to “modernize” or “fix” the original. It's more of an expensive, ludicrously polished tribute than a remake in the semantic sense, a project that has been in demand for years and quietly pursued for just as long. I'm glad it worked out so well.

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Rely On Horror
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Packed with nostalgia, new challenges, complex and deep gameplay that doesn't just adapt but embodies the genre it's inhabiting, and a AAA presentation that blows every previous RE out of the water — yes, even REmake — I feel confident in this assessment: As it was in 1998, so to shall it be in 2019. Resident Evil 2 is the best Resident Evil game ever made, full stop.

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Stevivor
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2019

The traditions of survival horror have been modernised, resulting in something that's all-too-familiar yet always manages to keep you on your toes.

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GameMAG
10 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

10 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom didn't disappoint, and we can state the fact: Resident Evil 2 is one of the best games of current generation and simply the best remake ever made.

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WellPlayed
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom’s revamped Resident Evil 2 not only sets a new standard for the survival horror genre, it redefines and remasters it

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We Got This Covered
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is an absolutely phenomenal remake, one which is bolstered by the developer's renewed sense of confidence and a newfound sense of direction. Capcom has fully come to grips with what the series should look like in this day and age, and the end result is pure survival horror, retooled and retweaked for a modern audience. The Godfather of survival horror is back.

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ComiConverse
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom blew us away 20-years-ago with Resident Evil 2, single-handedly redefining what the term “survival horror” in many ways from gameplay mechanics and fleshing out Shinji Mikami's (Resident Evil 4) ideas in of the best sequels in video games — expanding upon ideas which came before. And the reimagined version celebrates that rich history while bringing new ideas to the table. Creating in my opinion, one of the best gaming experiences in a decade. The return to strong item management, survival and tense gameplay still works wonders. Level design alone is beautiful. Making for a fun experience for even long term “Resident Evil” fans.

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Fandom
5 / 5.0
Fandom

Top Critic

5 / 5.0
Jan 22, 2019

It’s not just a loving restoration but a temple built on newly solid foundations, with emotional beats that genuinely resonate. It sets a new bar for what a video game remake can be, masterfully marrying nostalgia with modernity without quite being a slave to one or the other

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GamingTrend
100 / 100
100 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror masterpiece, and sets an unbelievably high standard for video game remakes. The unrivaled realism, terror, and difficulty creates a tremendous, immersive experience that, honestly, makes other horror games look bad. I can see this game living on forever in speedruns, let's plays, and even discussions for the greatest horror games ever made.

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GBAtemp
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2019

As I mentioned at the top, every now and then there comes a game that defines a genre, a game that people remember fondly many years later. I feel that RE 2019 is one such game. To me, it belongs on the prestigious list of "perfect remakes", just like Resident Evil: REmake did before it, replacing the original as the definitive experience. If you're in two minds about the game, don't be - it's a return to form for the series and a shining example of what survival horror is supposed to be.

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GameSpace
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2019

Overall, 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. Coming in at $59.99 for the retail version and $69.99 USD for the Deluxe version. It is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 right now so go grab it.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Jan 28, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is much more than a HD update that so many people thought it would be. Just like Resident Evil when it was brought back for the Gamecube, things have been changed around enough to make the game fresh and exciting, even for those Resident Evil diehards who have played the original to death.

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Use a Potion
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2019

This isn’t only the best title that’s come out of the Resident Evil series, but also one of the best games that Capcom have ever released. Whether you’re a fan of the original, enjoy horror games in general, or just appreciate a finely crafted video game, Resident Evil 2 is one title you simply do not want to miss out on. Raccoon City is back and it’s never been more impressive…

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Rice Digital
Jan 30, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is out now for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Interested? Why not pick up the game through us?

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Pause Resume
5 / 5
5 / 5
Jan 28, 2019

It’s not a remake, it’s a brand new game and a fantastic one at that. Resident Evil 2 2019 is one of the best games of this or indeed any generation as it combines visual and audio mastery to produce a paranoia-inducing game that isn’t matched by many.

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3DNews
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2019

Resident Evil 2 (2019) is not just a great present for the fans of the original, but perfectly modern survival horror game, which blends old and new on the unbelievably high level.

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Cubed3
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jan 31, 2019

Resident Evil 2 on PlayStation in 1998 was one of the most enjoyable survival-horror games ever released. The remake continues that tradition and improves on all the aspects that made it great and the result is what could be the best Resident Evil ever made. It may even be the best horror title ever made just going by the sheer level of craftsmanship and detail. Is it the scariest? It is scarier than the 1998 original, but on current platforms such as PlayStation 4 one would be hard-pressed to find anything that's even half of its calibre. This is one that keeps on giving; highly repayable and full of interesting ways to keep playing, even after completing two campaign variations.

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CDavis_Games
Feb 18, 2019

I’m always reluctant to throw around high praise and label games as the best the genre has to offer. Games tend to be overhyped on release and then the love dies down over a few months and you end up looking a little stupid. Here’s the thing though, Resident Evil 2 really is that good. It actually is genre-defining. It is one of the best triple-A experiences I’ve had in years and it will be in contention for my game of the year. You can believe the hype this time. Resident Evil 2 is phenomenal.

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pressakey.com
Feb 4, 2019

An almost perfect trip to Raccoon City shows what remakes have to look like. Now please take a look at the remake of the third part!

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FingerGuns
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jan 31, 2019

It deserves to the be held in as much esteem as the original. Cast any doubts aside, and pick up what is unquestionably one of the best third-person survival horror games to hit the market.

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GameHaunt
Feb 1, 2019

Not only it evokes nostalgia for game veterans but delivers much more to remember it for a long time.

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Daily Star
Jan 23, 2019

The stunning graphics, incredible survival horror combat and wonderfully eerie setting make picking up a copy of Resident Evil 2 a no-brainer.

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GotGame
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

The amount of content goes above and beyond, offering much more than the original game ever did. Before The Ghost Survivors DLC, this may have been a 9.5, but now, as an even more complete package, Resident Evil 2 deserves the highest honor as a solid contender for "Game of the Year".

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Remote Play
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

Graphically, Resident Evil 2 is atmospheric and breathtaking.

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MSPoweruser
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2019

Capcom has released the Game of the Year in the first month of 2019. If you only buy one game this year, make sure it’s this one. Screw Red Dead Redemption 2, move over The Witcher 3—Resident Evil 2 is, so far, the game of the generation.

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Guardian
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom's survival horror classic returns with improved visuals, new controls and a whole host of monstrous surprises

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Heavy
10 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 has been reborn and retooled in all the best ways possible. This is the best video game remake that other modernized classics of its ilk should be judged by.

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PSX Brasil
98 / 100
98 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is an excellent game. The Survival Horror that fans wanted so much is here, the technical aspect is impressive and the various campaigns (even if they have very similar elements) increase the lifespan considerably. Although the remake is not exactly identical to the original, the essence of the 1998 game remains present. Resident Evil 2 is a must-have title in your collection.

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Electric Bento
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is the game to either rekindle your love of the series or finally experience what others have been in love with all this time.

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PlayStation Galaxy
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2019

With a great campaign, extra modes, and other unlockables Resident Evil 2 is without a doubt a must own.

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DVS Gaming
10 / 10
10 / 10
Feb 1, 2019

While the game lacks in more open environments with several sections coming out as just hallways, it still nails it with its bleak tone, fantastic enemies, and groundbreaking characters. In short, Resident Evil 2 is a “must have” for any survival horror fan.

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SomosXbox
9.7 / 10.0
SomosXbox

Top Critic

9.7 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

It is very difficult to synthesize Resident Evil 2 in a single sentence, but perhaps this is the most appropriate: Resident Evil 2 is the horror game of the year and a clear contender for GOTY 2019

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PowerPyx
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

A perfect remake or Resident Evil 2 and an amazing game overall. I got what I expected it to be and even more than that. Definitely a recommendation for fans or the series as well as for everybody else.

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Impulsegamer
4.8 / 5.0
4.8 / 5.0
Jan 24, 2019

A fan-faithful remake rebuilt from the ground up and jam-packed with quality content. A package both longtime Resident Evil fans and newbies will enjoy.

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The Games Machine
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

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.

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Game Informer
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

For Resident Evil fans this is a must-play, but even those without nostalgia for RE 2 will have a good time

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EGM
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

More than just a simple remake of a cherished classic, Resident Evil 2 is a reinvigoration of the entire franchise, showing just how much life it still has left without the need to make drastic gameplay or stylistic changes. From start to end, this is a phenomenal showcase of old mixed with new, both giving players the chance to relive an important chapter in the life of the series under fantastic new conditions, while also potentially paving the way for Resident Evil for years to come.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom has achieved the near-impossible with the remake of Resident Evil 2. A remarkable labour of design, iteration, faithfulness, and adaptation; a masterclass in knowing what to change, how to change it, and what to build upon, Resident Evil 2 in 2018 emerges from the shadow of its namesake with consummate ease.

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Cultured Vultures
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

A faithful remake that does exactly what it needed to do while adding plenty of its own ideas, Resident Evil 2 is now as terrifying in 2019 as it was in 1998.

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Nerd Much?
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 isn’t just a great remake, it’s one of the best horror games of the generation.

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Atomix
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

No matter what your past with this series, this new face of Resident Evil 2 must be within your priorities at all costs, because the love work that was printed on it, is something that I had not been able to see inside the medium.

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Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Resident Evil 2 survives the horror of summiting a twenty-one year old apex. Time-worn mechanics, either left abandoned or considered obsolete, are accountably refashioned through an agile interface and a relentless commitment to creating tension. Resident Evil 2's pervasive sense of dread, the handshake between past and present, remains delightfully, gruesomely in place.

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PowerUp!
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

I'm not sure what else can be said about Resident Evil 2. It's a damn near flawless remake and a damn near flawless video game. It's scary, engaging, addictive and a whole lot of fun. If you want to start your gaming year off right, play Resident Evil 2. It's my favourite game of all time and might be the best one ever made.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

One of the best survival horror adventures ever released gets the royal remake treatment in 2019's first must-play game

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GamePitt
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2019

Capcom has delivered not only an amazing remake of Resident Evil 2, its an even scarier game than the original. The Visuals look absolutely stunning on all platforms, the audio amplifies the tension and the atmosphere, and the overall recreation of the classic game fills you with both awe and dread as you experience the same, yet different, game we all love. Newcomers to the game will love trying to solve all of the puzzles as they strive to stay alive, whereas veterans of the franchise will have a reason to jump back in and experience it all over again. This is clearly one of the best remakes we’ve seen on current gen hardware and raises the bar for likewise titles moving forward; It’s a worthy contender for Game of the Year – not bad for a 20-year-old game which was released in January! Bravo Capcom, Bravo.

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Niche Gamer
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2019

In an age of jumpscares, loud stings, and a lack of genuine unease, the Resident Evil 2 remake stands out in a way that few other games have. Now we just have to wait for the announcement of a Resident Evil 3 remake. Please, Capcom?

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GearNuke
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is one the best remakes released this generation that not only delivers on the lofty expectations set by fans, but it also manages to offer a fresh perspective for an old classic.

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TrueGaming
9.5 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a successful resurrection of the original and it's an action game worthy of every fan of the genre and not only those who loved the original.

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Gaming Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a breath of fresh (or should I say foul and dead?) air into the bloated world of open-ended gameplay mechanics that, instead of leaving the player feeling empty and exhausted for the amount of options, leave them with a constant sense of tension but knowledge and will to push on. Truly an innovation that proves its necessity.

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Worth Playing
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake is everything a remake should aspire to be. It captures the feel of the original almost perfectly while updating and improving almost everything. It has its flaws, but nothing detracts from the excellent experience. It's fun, spooky, and everything Resident Evil 2 was — but even better. Fans of the franchise and newcomers should enjoy themselves greatly. If you like killing zombies, you owe it to yourself to try out RE2 Remake.

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Game Debate
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2019

All told, Resident Evil 2 is an utterly fantastic remake, reimagining a 90's classic for a modern audience with modern sensibilities.

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Pardis Game
9.5 / 10.0
Pardis Game
Erfan Haeri

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Feb 8, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake presents exactly what has been lost in this franchise and now Capcom made the "going back to the roots" a reality. Thanks to its deeper story and characterization, innovation in zombie destructibility, intense and scary atmosphere and flawless gameplay, Resident Evil 2 goes beyond a remake and becomes a game that can exist and live alongside the classic version for years

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Glitched Africa
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2019

It was a joyride of gore, horror and intense survival gameplay that I could not put down.

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SomHráč.sk
95%
95%
Jan 29, 2019

The Resident Evil 2 remake is an excellent example on how to modernize a game. Despite some changes and improvements, the series' veterans will feel right at home. The developers at Capcom have paid their legendary game the best tribute they could have. Already, we have a candidate for the title of the best horror game of 2019.

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Geek Culture
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2019

Fear and terror at every turn, Resident Evil 2 is the best way to enjoy survival horror at its peak, made by developers who know how to make it work. If this is the direction the series is heading in, consider us faithful servants to the undead hordes.

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Digiato
95 / 100
95 / 100
Feb 6, 2019

Looking for a great Resident Evil game or just a scary masterpiece? In that case Resident Evil 2 is all you need.

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Gamefa
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2019

Resident evil 2 Remake is absolutely a masterpiece. It's the best experience in survival honor genre and of course is one of the best games of this generation. Horror Element is back once again to the series and we hope capcom continues using this proper formula for next Resident Evil games

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PushStartPlay
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is re-invented for a new generation and is better than ever!

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Areajugones
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake is not only a must-have for all of the players that were not able to enjoy the original game back in the day, but it is also a homage to the players that did manage to play it.

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Rectify Gaming
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake isn’t just a fantastic remake, but a new classic for the modern gaming fan to fall in love with for the first time.

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LevelUp
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

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.

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Hobby Consolas
92 / 100
92 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is an impressive remake; extremely faithful to the original 1998 game, yet more accesible. An authentic survival horror game that brings back the best moments we spent with the Capcom franchise.

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Just Push Start
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
Jan 29, 2019

All in all, Resident Evil 2 is an excellent remake that modernizes the classic 1998 video game and makes it playable by today's standards. Not only does the game pay homage to the original game, but it also offers something fresh for both new and old fans of the franchise. This is easily an early 2019 ‘Game of the Year' candidate.

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IGN Middle East
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2019

I can think of Resident Evil 2 Remake as a completely different game from the original game, which is really how the game offers a new camera perspective and different from the original with different audio representation and performance and different monsters, but in the same original story template, I enjoyed very much with this game that brought me back to the series and made me intend to experience the other parts I had missed in the past years and made me look back on Capcom's return to the right path with its latest games.

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Spaziogames
9.1 / 10.0
Spaziogames
Valthiel

Top Critic

9.1 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is the perfect remake. Everything, from the re-design of levels to the graphics, is a huge step forward. Capcom is no longer confused about the series; it is the old and beloved company we used to know.

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The Angry Joe Show
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 30, 2019
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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

You’ll also come across quite a few surprises in terms of boss encounters and scenes that definitely weren’t in the original game that I won’t spoil here, but suffice it to say, you’ll be left with your jaw hanging open. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t take the opportunity to flesh out or expand on some of the more ambiguous parts of the Resident Evil lore, which I would have liked to see, but given that it does deliver with new content all its own, that’s not a huge issue.

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USgamer
Jan 22, 2019

The sense of fear and terror when playing Resident Evil 2 never leaves you. It's unlike anything else I've encountered in a Resident Evil game previously. I'm just going to go ahead and call it: Resident Evil 2 is the best Resident Evil game in the franchise and represents a series and developer at its peak. Don't be distracted by the pretty graphics and gore, Resident Evil 2 is straight-up dangerous.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom has not only recreated Resident Evil 2, but entirely redesigned it to be a bigger and more robust horror experience.

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COGconnected
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a remake that went above and beyond the call of duty.

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GamePro
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

That's the way remakes have to be! Thanks to its outstanding atmosphere, disgusting splatter effects and clever game design, the classic reinvents itself.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 stands as not just one of the best installments in the long-running horror franchise, but it might just be the greatest remake ever made.

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VideoGamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is more than a remake of a classic game, it's one of the most accomplished horror titles you'll play for a long time

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Saudi Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 22, 2019

A triumphant remake and reimagining of a beloved classic that makes it stand toe-to-toe with modern games, even if the seventh entry succeeded more in that aspect.

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GameWatcher
9 / 10.0
GameWatcher
Chris J Capel

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

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.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

A fantastic big budget remake of one of Resident Evil’s most popular entries, that manages to look state-of-the-art but in terms of gameplay finds a perfect balance of old and new.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

My complaints about the Resident Evil 2 remaster are minimal. An argument could be made that Capcom could have done more, but the spirit of the original has been preserved and in many cases, enhanced. I hope every legacy game in the series gets this loving treatment, as I'll probably be playing them for the rest of my life.

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Tech Advisor
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a remake done right: a labour of love built primarily for the fans, welcoming new players but only so long as they're willing to meet it in the middle

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 22, 2019

The Resident Evil 2 remake is, indeed, the best Resident Evil game ever released. I see that now. It brings back everything that fans loved from the PS1 classic, and presents it in a fresh way that's both exciting and nostalgic in a modern age. Survival horror isn't dead, inform the press that Resident Evil really is back.

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GameCrate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is loyal to the original where it counts, while also upgrading the experience with beautiful visuals and modern gameplay conveniences. It's so loyal that newcomers might find it a touch archaic, but for fans of the original, it's an absolute joy to play, and a fantastic horror game in its own right.

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TrustedReviews
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake is a survival horror triumph for Capcom. It translates the 1998 original onto modern hardware with an experience that feels fresh, exciting and absolutely terrifying to play.

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Easy Allies
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019
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GameZone
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a definite remake in every sense of the word. It feels familiar but it's also dressed up to be 100% new for both veterans and newcomers alike. Fans will appreciate the smooth controls that still maintain the classic Resident Evil feel, the genuine feeling of horror, the great puzzles, and much more. Capcom has managed to redeliver a classic in a way that sparks new life into the series and survival horror genre.

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Everyeye.it
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

The remake of Resident Evil 2 is therefore what was supposed to be, what we wanted it to be: a title that is able to offer a new body to some of our best videogame memories. Welcome back to Raccoon City.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

This Resident Evil 2 remake is a phenomenal update of a classic game. It combines the best of the original's narrative and puzzles with the ammo crafting of Resident Evil 3 and the action gameplay of Resident Evil 4 to create a hybrid that still manages to feel like classic Resi.

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Daily Dot
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 sets a high bar for future remakes of any franchise.

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IGN Italy
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

A classic of the survival horror genre re-built for the modern age. This is how a remake should always be.

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GRYOnline.pl
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 21, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is not only an entirely new game – it is also a great one. The sudden jump-scares are perhaps a bit unsophisticated, but they get the job done. Furthermore, the game offers a well-written story and over a dozen hours of pure fun, action, and puzzles. Amazing job.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2019

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.

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Fextralife
9 / 10
Fextralife
Castielle

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 26, 2019

Non-stop, tense horror adventure that delivers on its promise of keeping players on their toes as they navigate the corridors of the game, avoiding enemies and preserving ammo as you must in real survival. The graphics revamp and musical score make the game seamlessly fit into 2019, and we believe the experience justifies launch day buy.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

Resident Evil 2 keeps the best aspects of it's source material and combines them with stunningly grotesque graphics, fresh plot twists, gasp inducing tension and solid gameplay to create a seriously satisfying game.

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Jump Dash Roll
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 25, 2019

An unexpected horror delight, Resident Evil 2 is a fantastic example of how to remake a classic while staying faithful to the original.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

There was a time when I thought I was done with Resident Evil games. Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 2, however, showed me that the franchise not only has enough left in the tank but possesses even more possibilities that have yet to be tapped. Resident Evil 6 felt like a lost zombie searching for its soul and grasping at anything it could hold onto. The Resident Evil 2 remake, on the other hand feels like, well, a Resident Evil game. As someone who loved the earlier entries in the franchise, that’s the highest compliment I can give it.

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SECTOR.sk
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

New and old virus strikes again. And it is as much fun as more than 20 years before! And Leon and Clair are still cool!

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

Capcom's reimagining of Resident Evil 2 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One embraces its past in a fresh, exciting way.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2019

Resident Evil 2's remake highlights just how great Capcom's first sequel in the Resident Evil series ways, but does it in a way that makes it the most compelling entry in the series thus far. It's smart changes merge with the classic design expertly, while its atmosphere is rich thanks to gorgeous lighting and incredible sound design. It's a reminder of the past, but this remake would be a fine direction for the future of Resident Evil

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Gamers Heroes
9 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

Resident Evil 2 sets a new standard for game remakes. Series veterans and newcomers alike will find a meaty adventure they can sink their teeth into with this title.

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SA Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2019

This remake will speak to both newcomers and veterans alike. It's an old school formula that's been spiced up for a modern generation and it works. It'll keep you on the edge of your seat and have your heart skipping a beat, but, most of all, it'll remind you just why it has such a legendary status. It's simply one of the best Resident Evil stories ever told and this remake honours that.

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Gamersky
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2018

It's the best one ever in the history of remasted games. Not only the graphics performance but also the whole gameplay feels like a 2019 game. The new Resident Evil 2 offers the old fans a great opportunity to re-experience the classic horror and shows the best part of the series to the new generation of gamers.

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Game Rant
Jan 28, 2019

Resident Evil 2 successfully updates the survival-horror classic for modern consoles, delivering one of the scariest games of the entire generation in the process.

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Bazimag
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2019

It's almost impossible to believe that after releasing weak titles like Resident Evil 6, Capcom managed to listen to its audience, take Resident Evil back to its roots and start remaking its memorable and popular titles in the best way possible. Resident Evil 2 is the prime example of a phenomenal survival horror that with the mix of its captivating atmosphere, memorable storytelling and innovative gameplay manages to bring an extraordinary experience for its players. If you're an avid fan of this series, try to support it however you can just to make it possible to see remakes of other titles in the future.

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PC Invasion
Jan 30, 2019

The core mechanics of the original are still very present, even amongst a more action-focused playstyle. If anything, this has widened the audience reach to those who've never played the original and want to enjoy a hearty helping of panic and inventory stress.

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Thumbsticks
Jan 31, 2019

If Resident Evil 7 was the game that put the legs back under Capcom’s iconic zombie franchise, Resident Evil 2 is the game that sees it clear the way back atop its bloodied throne. From the beautiful visuals to the nail-biting scares and frantic combat, this is a horror-experience that not only scares the life out of you, it makes you think as well.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake does more than make a great game look prettier for the modern crowd. The changes make the game a brand-new experience for those who have played the original, but the title keeps a sense of familiarity that prevents it from being totally unfamiliar.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a triumphant celebration of the original that scares to the core and sets a new standard for remaking old games.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2019

Nothing negative can be said regarding the game, except for the difficulty and sense of dread and helplessness you get sometimes, but then again, that is the recipe for a good survival-horror title!

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Slant Magazine
Feb 1, 2019

The game assures that the malicious ideas that guided Resident Evil 7 may become the governing principles of the series moving forward.

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Level Down Games
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2019

Without question, Capcom has shown the gaming world how to do a remake correctly in 2019. Resident Evil 2 is a much more refined experience than it was 21 years ago, and seeing it run on modern hardware is a visual treat to the eyes.

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Oyungezer Online
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

This should be taken as example by any company that wants to develop remakes. We again remembered why we love Resident Evil 2 so much and this surely raises the bar for genre. Looking forward to see more RE remakes.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a wonderful recreation of a believed original that, not only recaptures the glory of that game, but also improves upon it from a visual and gameplay standpoint. All in all, don't miss out on this one.

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Bloody Disgusting
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 – while not a perfect game – is the perfect remake. Capcom has lovingly rebirthed a horror icon here, preserving that core DNA without infecting it through needless add-ons or alterations. There are certain aspects that will definitely grate and feel weirdly archaic though these are clearly an intentional part of Capcom's grand design. Whether you've been waiting all these years to revisit Raccoon City or happen to be a curious first-timer, Resident Evil 2 is an essential must-have slice of video game horror, kicking off 2019 in style.

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Danny Martin
9 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

RE2 strikes the right balance between respecting the source material and bringing the game into 2019. Returning fans and brand-newbs alike will not be disappointed.

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Black Red Gaming
Mar 27, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a great example of how to remake an older game by keeping enough of the original game's core while implementing enough new mechanics to modernize it. The end product is everything I wanted out of a Resident Evil game and more.

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Echo Boomer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jan 28, 2019

It is, without surprises, survival horror in its pure state. The remake of Resident Evil 2 is everything the fans would hope for a current-gen RE. It takes all the core concepts of the original and twists them with a new fresh take and some mechanics from the also excellent Resident Evil 7. Lots of jump scares, great action, stunning visuals and a lot of content to explore and replay.

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Click Click Play
9 / 10
PC Gamer
89 / 100
89 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

A tense, challenging, and beautiful remake of a classic survival horror game, and with enough fresh ideas to make it feel excitingly new.

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Cerealkillerz
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2019

Resident Evil 2 exceeds all expectations and shows how to handle a reissue of a classic like this. The new gameplay elements remove a bit of the tension from the original but deliver a solid modern experience with a lot of graphic tidbits for Fans of Survival Horror and Gore.

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Nexus
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2019

Make no mistake, Resident Evil 2 is still an excellent survival-horror game that modernises the original in a myriad of intelligent ways, giving new players an incredible first experience and continuously surprising returning players.

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New Game Network
87 / 100
87 / 100
Jan 30, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is certainly propped up by being a remake of an already excellent game, but it doesn't simply lean on that legacy. There's so much great work being done to revitalize the experience for a modern audience, and those efforts deserve to be experienced. Nostalgic fans already got their preorders, but for newcomers - you need to summon your courage, turn off all the lights, and let this game fill you with dread - because it's worth it.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
86 / 100
86 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake brings back the old horror and terror feel once again. It's remains as faithful as its old version and merging this with new technologies, audio and visual effects successfully.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a polished, respectful remake of a survival horror classic that probably would have benefitted from a slightly more daring approach. Hints of a braver revamp are sprinkled throughout, but it doesn't take the risks necessary to join the canon of truly great video game remakes. Make no mistake though, if you loved the original Resident Evil 2, you'll likely love the remake, and new players who can tolerate a few old-school quirks ought to have gruesome good time as well.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 excels at putting the player in close quarters with things that will upset and unsettle them, always drawing them into ever more tense, disturbing fights.

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NoobFeed
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jan 27, 2019

Since the release of Resident Evil 7, Capcom has been dedicated to returning the acclaimed series to its survival-horror roots. Resident Evil 2 2019 is a terrific addition to the survival-horror genre that modernizes the classic 1998 title while also capturing the original game's atmosphere with improved visuals and gameplay mechanics. There are some small flaws in the consistency of damage and the slow running speed but these are minor issues. Resident Evil 2 2019 is an experience that will have even the most veteran survival-horror fan trembling in fear.

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Pure Playstation
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is an excellent remake of a horror classic. While the narrative shortcomings of the original game remain so does the inescapable menace of its atmosphere and the timeless horror which makes it so compellingly terrifying. Excellent combat and level design make it a pleasure to play while a multiple campaigns and modes make this definitive edition rich with content.

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BaziCenter
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2019

The remake of Resident Evil 2 is the ultimate survival horror experience that takes Mikami’s successful formula and shapes it to greatness. Resident Evil 2 remake is so good that I personally hope that Capcom focuses more on remakes instead of making new RE titles.

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GamesBeat
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jan 22, 2019

Finally, Capcom has put a lot of game into Resident Evil 2. It has four remixed campaigns — two each for the playable characters Leon and Claire. But Capcom has also revealed plans to add even more. That includes a mode that randomizes where items are as well as new player characters.

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Video Chums
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2019

Modern additions to the classic Resident Evil formula have made Resident Evil 2 an excellent remake although I am a little disappointed with how the 2nd Run campaigns are handled.

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VGProfessional
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

This version of Resident Evil 2 does what every remake should do; it retains what made the original great while rethinking the aspects that didn’t age as well. The remake gives players a chance to explore an absolute classic that definitely hasn’t aged all that well, and it’s a great nostalgia trip for fans of the series.

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom's remake is a spectacularly gory game that brings a classic in line with horror titles of today, and only at the loss of some of the original's beloved goofiness.Chris Priestman

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Screen Rant
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom returns to Raccoon City with Resident Evil 2, a remake of the 1998 classic!

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

Recreating Resident Evil 2 20 years later was no easy task but Capcom pulled it off. Resident Evil 2 was handled with love and care and it shows. 2019's Resident Evil 2 is a wonderful Survival Horror that is both terrifying and fun to play. Fans old and new will have a great time with the game. Our only, and minor, complaint is that we wish the remake added more new story content to the original storyline. But other than that, Capcom did the original game justice.

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Digital Trends
Jan 22, 2019

While Resident Evil 2 could have bettered its story structure for 2019, there’s no denying that Capcom has delivered an impressive remake fully worthy of its title.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 might be one of the most accomplished remakes of the generation.

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GamesRadar+
Jan 22, 2019

A beautifully made and reverent take on the original game that works both as a remake and a completely new game.

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M3
4 / 5
M3

Top Critic

4 / 5
Jan 22, 2019

Replacing a beloved game classic from scratch is not an easy task, but Capcom succeeds. Resident Evil 2 was well worth all the wait.

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Daily Mirror
Jan 22, 2019

An impressive reimagining of one of the series' most well loved games

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The Escapist
Jan 22, 2019

It only took 22 years of soul searching, but Resident Evil has finally found itself. The series has from the beginning shifted in tone, scale, and action that it's never been entirely clear what Resident Evil should be. Is it a first-person thriller? A campy survival spook out? A cooperative blast ‘em up where T-rexes...

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AusGamers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

Plenty of value if you’re a survival-horror/horror fan, or just a Resident Evil fan, but for mine -- a brand new experience would have been more welcome.

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VGChartz
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 4, 2019

An essential piece of the Resident Evil canon.

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FourFaceButtons
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 7, 2019
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DigitalCentralMedia
76%
76%
Jan 27, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is a solid remake with great visuals and satisfying gameplay. Having said that this remake suffers from a disappointing soundtrack.

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GameSkinny
Jan 29, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake, Capcom's new take on its 1998 survival horror masterpiece, does some things right, but it gets the most important things wrong.

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