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Resident Evil 2

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Resident Evil 2 is the remake of the 1998 game of the same name.


The plot of the remake is identical to that of the original game. The story follows the survivors of a zombie virus outbreak in the fictional Raccoon City. There are two protagonists: Claire Redfield, a high school student, and Leon Kennedy, a policeman. They both search for the ways to escape the infested city. Companions, such as Ada Wong and Sherry, occasionally follow the protagonists. The characters eventually uncover the dark secrets of the Umbrella Corporation, which created the virus as a biological weapon, and fight its monsters, such as the Tyrant.


The player controls either Leon or Claire from the third person view in a 3D environment. The two protagonists' storylines are intertwined. The player can complete the scenario playing one of the protagonists, and then replay it from the other character's POV, with all his previous actions taken into account. The game combines puzzle solving with zombie fights. Both protagonists use firearms as their main weapon; however, ammo is scarce.

Changes from the original

Besides the updated graphics, the remake features a new camera and controls. In the original game, the controls were relative to the position of the player's character rather than the camera. The remake uses an over the shoulder camera, and the movements are relative to its angle. There's also no more loading screens, and the characters move between locations seamlessly.

System requirements for PlayStation 4

System requirements for PC

OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required) Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX™-6300 or better Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM DirectX: Version 11
OS: WINDOWS® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required) Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 or AMD FX™-9590 or better Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480 with 3GB VRAM DirectX: Version 11

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System requirements for Nintendo Switch

System requirements for Xbox One

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Resident Evil 2 reviews and comments

It's a good game, but 2 campaigns are not needed. The differences are too small even for 2nd story. Also sewers level is quite moderate attractions nowadays, almost dropped the game there. Graphics is exceptionally good - I can understand why people who played the original 20 years can experience deeper nostalgia feelings. Atmosphere, sound, shooting & puzzles are pleasing, but could be shorter or less motivating for 2nd useless walkthrough
8.5/10 if you do 1 walkthrough (I would say Leon's story is better)
7/10 if you go for both campaigns
9/10 very good game
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This game is fabulous, man. I just beat it with my gf - was her first look at the franchise. I consolidated some thoughts I had about it previously and introduced her to the game. There are so many things to talk about...

First of all, the gameplay. The level design here is impeccable in a way that, when you start the game, you don't realize that you will be familiarized so much with it. That's what happened with my gf. She complained about the size of it, saying that was too much to learn. Eventually, she was running around figuring out things by herself and enjoying it. besides, when the game requires exploration in order to progress and outplay the enemies, it becomes natural. And there's Mr. X also... man, she was terrified. Even I, whose already beaten the game, was anxious about his steps.

The plot involves you fast. The premise itself is crazy. You wanna know what is happening impersonally when you arrive at the police station, but how much more you are deep into that shit, the more you wanna know since a lot of things are at stake. Also, the graphics are so good here. The characters aren't unidimensional, and the facial expressions help them so much to transmit it. Talking about that subject, we can not forget about the gore. Jess, it's crazy good and satisfying.

At least, but not less important, the audio design. For some reason, I decided to put my soundbar on my desktop. I put the bar below the monitor and the subwoofer below the desk and man... We could feel the pressure of the flame thrower, every shot with the sub and the steps of Mr. X were even more terrifying. I couldn't recommend it more.

Right now, we're starting RE 3. 

Sep 18, 2022, played in standard difficulty.
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Muito Lindo esse jogo e reviver o clássico do PSONE é incrível... Nostalgia 
The interaction between resource management, smart puzzles, and genuinely tense action makes this a masterpiece. It is balanced so finely that it's just such a joy and terror to play. And the level design that backs over itself with puzzles opening shortcuts is incredible. A must play!
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