Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2: Contemplation

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2: Contemplation is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

43%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameZone
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 3, 2015

Once again, I loved this episode. Lots of slaughter, lots of new elements, lots of now plot devices, new bosses, new horror aspects, and new gameplay - all of which I really enjoyed.

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Dealspwn
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 5, 2015

In a few weeks, this episodic take on Resident Evil will be over and Tuesdays will have no longer have meaning. Episode 2 has some of the best moments I've experienced in the whole Resident Evil franchise. If Capcom can maintain this intensity and not give in to all out action (easy on the Assault rifle, Barry), they may be about to bring the series back to its prime.

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Scored Reviews

Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2015

If you enjoyed the first episode, it's safe to say you'll get your money's worth in the second. So long as you can deal with some backtracking, Resident Evil: Revelations 2: Episode 2 has enough action to keep you interested throughout, in addition to a few unique concepts. But really, it's Raid Mode that keeps me coming back for more on a daily basis. The episodic presentation is odd, but at this part it's starting to feel like a complete game.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2015

Picking up where the first chapter left off, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is looking great after a good cliffhanger ending and looks like a promising entry in the franchise.

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Game Debate
8.5 / 10.0
Game Debate

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2015

The intense boss fights and action-packed sequences jammed into this three-hour play make it an at-times exhausting experience. It suits the episodic nature to a tee, giving you a week or so to gather yourself before heading back in for more. Let's just hope Capcom can keep it up for the final pair of episodes.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2015

Revelations 2 is getting tougher, and that's a very good thing.

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Pure Xbox
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 10, 2015

Episode Two: Contemplation is hands down, a better, stronger, and more satisfying entry than the Revelations 2 premiere episode was.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 3, 2015

With that said, Contemplation certainly doesn't let up in terms of action and horror. The increased variety in enemy types and game mechanics is certainly welcome, and with the story picking up too, it will be exciting to see how the mystery unfolds.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2015

The continuation of the story a single week after the first episode released is a welcome change of pace compared to most episodic releases. Picking up right where you left off, after the events of the previous episode are still fresh in your mind, is a bit more pleasant than waiting an entire month or longer for new episodes of other games to release (I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead!). If you bought the first episode, nab the second. If you haven't bought any episodes and enjoy horror games, ponying up the cash for the season pass can be assumed to be a safe bet by now.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2015

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 strengthens itself with a solid second episode packed with compelling gameplay and some decent story developments.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 5, 2015

Contemplation builds on the successful first episode of Capcom's latest foray into new distribution models, and piles on the difficulty, atmosphere and ever-thickening plot with satisfying results. Fans of the series will appreciate the plot twists, whilst newcomers can get stuck into a well-grounded Resident Evil game that is so far living up to its heritage.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 5, 2015

Injecting some much-needed adrenaline into Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Episode 2 ups the ante with intense boss battles, creepy new creatures and some interesting plot developments.

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Cheat Code Central
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Mar 4, 2015

In the end, Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2 is another "of course" purchase. If you liked Episode 1, picking this episode up will be a no brainer, and frankly the game is only getting better. If you didn't, Episode 2 isn't going to turn heads and convert naysayers. It's just more of the same with a welcome tweak to difficulty, and honestly, that' s exactly what I wanted.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2015

Revelations 2 continues at a rate of knots, upping the action in favour or slowing the actual story exposition a little.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2015

It really does feel like Revelations 2 is starting to hit its stride as the stakes are ramped up.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2015

The first two chapters of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 represent a sound but unremarkable beginning to the episodic series. What's here is unlikely to appeal much beyond fans of the genre.

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Game Revolution
Mar 2, 2015

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is really trying its damnedest to wipe away the memories of some of the less pleasurable Resident Evil games we've had to slog through in recent years.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 5, 2015

A few technical issues still remain, such as the unreliable stealth mechanic where enemies will arbitrarily sense a player's presence even if they are properly concealed, and the AI-controlled character still has a habit of staying behind and/or failing to pull their weight during more heated skirmishes. Nevertheless, this latest episode has gone a long way to raise optimism over Capcom's latest RE experiment.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 3, 2015

There are certain elements to Contemplation that have been improved from the first episode, namely the more open environments and the new enemy types, but there are still apparent flaws to the story and combat scenarios. Claire's campaign once again trails behind Barry's, including a more direct conflict structure with no real puzzle solving elements to be found.

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High-Def Digest
Mar 7, 2015

'Resident Evil Revelations 2' is making modest progress with 'Contemplation'. The ending in particular makes me feel like we're getting somewhere. A lot of the persistent 'Resident Evil' issues are still hanging around, but as more of the game becomes visible, more of its merits are surfacing at the same time. So far, so good.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
CGMagazine
Jason D’Aprile

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2015

.. the familiar game play and dirt cheap price makes Revelations 2 worth a look for even casual horror gamers.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 3, 2015

Interesting co-op play and a decent cliffhanger sees Revelations 2 really get going.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 5, 2015

Capcom already laid out its stall with the previous instalment, so Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode Two: Contemplation can no longer be considered a pleasant surprise. This is another enjoyable romp, though, which sprinkles just enough new ideas into the experience to make it stand on its own. Most importantly, the action is much tenser this time around, and while it's still largely ridiculous, it will have you squirming at points.

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The Jimquisition
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2015

At any rate, I dread to think how short Episode 3's review is going to be, because it's a damn effort to drum up much to say about even this one.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 2, 2015

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2 offers a few great action sequences, but it's still plagued by mundane puzzles and forced reliance on your partner.

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