Resident Evil 2
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- 1 Player
- 2 Disc Set
- Analog Control Compatible
- Rated M for Mature
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You play as either Leon Kennedy, a rookie cop who's having a really bad first day on the job, or Claire Redfield, sister of one of the stars of the original Resident Evil. Leon and Claire's meeting is depicted in a visually stunning, B-movie cutscene. They're quickly separated, but occasionally meet up throughout the game.
Right after the gruesome intro, you're dumped into the thick of things and have to dash through the devastated city streets, fleeing from one horde of zombies after another. As you make your way to a supposed refuge--the city police station--you find evidence that the citizenry fought bravely against the undead menace--and lost. Smashed barricades, abandoned police cars, boarded-up stores, dismembered bodies, and hundreds of expended bullet shell casings are all-too-common sights. Once you reach the station, you discover the remains of a siege. The defenders' desperate final hours are recorded in a fragmented journal. Its pages detail a possible escape route through an underground passage. Did the cops make it out? The alarming number of zombies wearing tattered police uniforms may be a clue.
Resident Evil 2 keeps the terrific puzzles and action of the original while vastly improving cinematic qualities such as dialogue, camera angles, cutscenes, atmosphere, and location design. An instant survival horror classic, Resident Evil 2 has it all. --John Cocking
- Cheesy horror movie action
- Real sense of dread--actually makes you jump with fright
- 2 characters, 2 different angles on the story
- Clumsy save-game interface
- Backtracking for puzzles
Top Customer Reviews
PROS: This games replay value is off the charts. There are so many hidden features (two hidden characters, and an alternate scenario for the two main characters) that you won't want to drop this game for a very long time. The action and suspense levels are also mind blowing, as you tackle down hordes of the zombies and much worse enemies with pistols, grenade launchers, and magnums. Graphics, control, and sound all hit the bullseye with this game.
CONS: Voice acting is absolutely horrible. Each characters voice is monotone and has no feeling behind it. Though it hurts the game, its not so effective that you hate the game; its only a minor, minor problem.
OVERALL: a must have game if you are a Playstation owner. The storyline and gameplay makes Resident Evil 2 one of the best PSone games to own.
The main boss in this game is William, who is a man who made the G-Virus. These people from Umbrella tried to take itfrom him and when he moved, they shot at him! Then when he was on the ground, they took the sample and left. He then took the G-Virus and drank it! The people from Umbrella then get slaughtered to death by the mutated William! And now, he's after Leon and Claire! It's up to you to save Racoon City and the survivors (if there are any)! Destroy the zombies and William and you will be joyful about finishing this wonderful game, wanting to play it over and over again! Trust me, it is definately worth buying! No matter what the price!
The opening computer generated opening is well done and tense, creating an atmosphere of horror as the dead literally rise up to attack you. Hollywood should take note. From there music, camera angles, and surprise manipulate the player as do cinematic cut scenes that allow you to know the character you play and care what occurs to them.
With only a thin sheen of realism (would there really be such strange puzzles?) the game involves the players in a storyline that is told through his or her actions, cut scenes, and printed information. The pacing is tense with surprises all abound right up to the ending.
What makes this game work so well is its attempt at depth. Not only can you play as two different characters with somewhat different storylines, beating these games open up alternative versions or "B" games. These B games are even better as you are stalked by a mysterious and indestructible Mr. X. Never knowing when he may appear allows you to replay the game again (with some differences) and not get bored.
All told, the game is highly satisfying. Though there are minor quibbles with inventory (a discard command to set down an item would work SO well) and a too difficult final battle in the B game, they do not detract from the game. Told as a movie, with moving scenes, it sets a new standard for gaming excellence.
Of course, as the main influence makes clear, the player soon finds themselves battling with undead citizens (and worse) throughout the course of the game. Those who like to kill everything in sight may find the going a little tough, as the game rewards the player for knowing what to kill and when. A zombie in a wide, open area does not require immediate shooting, but a licker in a confined space should be put down as quickly and quietly as possible. Knowing the difference can literally decide whether you complete this game or not. But if one does get into a situation where they are low on ammunition and are not sure where they are meant to go, they can simply keep exploring until a solution presents itself. Such is the quality of the artwork on offer that it takes a while for this to become boring.
One criticism of the game that is perfectly valid is that the zombie models only seem to have four varieties.Read more ›
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Fast service and to be fair ups most likely cracked the case. Missed playing this gamePublished 7 months ago by Heyoooo