Resident Evil 2 (1998)

Video Game   |  Action, Horror, Thriller


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Two months after the mansion events, the deadly T-virus escapes into the streets of Raccoon City. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield find the police office left abandoned. In an underground facility the story of Umbrella Corp. gets unfolded.


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Director:

Hideki Kamiya

Writer:

Noboru Sugimura (scenario)

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7 July 2003 | DragonMasterHiro
In a class of its own.
I got this game for Nintendo 64 and loved every minute of it. The best way to play it is late at night in the dark. You start off playing one of two characters, both on their own agenda. Claire Redfield comes to Raccoon City to find her brother Chris, a STARS operative from the previous game. Leon Kennedy arrives to start his new assignment at the city's police department. After you play through the game as the first character, you follow through with the second character. The story varies slightly depending on who you take and actions the first character makes will affect the second character.

There's plenty of action here, as you must fend off the undead with limited ammo, so strategy is also key. If you escape from the city in a certain time limit and difficulty level, you can unlock secrets in the game. This is definitely a challenge for finding your way, solving puzzles and finding necessary items takes time and patience.

The music for this game is fantastic, and perfectly fitting for survival horror. There are plenty of times when this game will make you flinch because of the level of suspense it creates. The voices came through a little scratchy, and the acting was ok but better than the first game. Sure the plot may seem to be similar to a B movie, but this story gets you hooked. There are plenty of surprises here, and I personally love the way the two character subplots intertwine.

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Trivia

A group of fans were remaking Resident Evil 2 in its entirety with Unreal Engine 4. Titled as Resident Evil 2: Reborn this version was to feature improved 3D models, animations, textures, lighting, particle effects, scripts, and sound effects. Resident Evil 2: Reborn also featured an option to play the game with the classic static camera angels or with the over-the-shoulder camera style from Resident Evil 4. This was a nonprofit project, and was planned to be released in late 2015 on PC for free. On August 17th, 2015 Capcom announced they had politely requested the Reborn project to be cancelled as they are now working on an official Resident Evil 2 remake. The team developing Resident Evil 2: Reborn agreed to cancel, and were invited to Capcom to add their input on the official Resident Evil 2 remake.


Quotes

Dr. William Birkin: It's sheer perfection. My precious G-virus. No one will ever take you away from me.


Goofs

There's a part where your playing character hears a window crashing and zombies pour in after entering the library. But from the distance between the library and either of the two hallways where the zombies crash the window, you wouldn't be able to hear a window crash at all.


Alternate Versions

Several months after the initial PlayStations version was released, Capcom issued a second release of the game known as the "Dual Shock version". Released to coincide with the release of Sony's Dual Shock controller (hence the title), this version also contained an Arrange Mode with new difficulty levels and a new unlockabled mini-game known as the "Extreme Battle" mode (which became a standard feature for all subsequent releases, excluding the N64 port), in addition to vibration and analog control support.

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Action | Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

21 January 1998

Language

English


Country of Origin

Japan

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