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Critic Reviews

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PlayStation Lifestyle (Jan 22, 2019)
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.
The Guardian (Jan 22, 2019)
For veterans who remember the original (and I reviewed it at the time), it is an unmissable nostalgic treat. For those who don’t know their T-Viruses from their Code Veronicas, the experience is easily vivid and entertaining enough to stand on its own merits. This is horror game design as true craft.
Cheat Code Central (Jan 22, 2019)
This remake is, without a doubt, the best way to experience Resident Evil 2. Not only is it graphically and mechanically superior to the original, but it contains new content and better characterization. This is especially valuable, as the original hasn't aged well and its control scheme is more of a novelty that's worth checking out. I'll also make this claim: it is no longer a given that the often exalted Resident Evil 4 is the best Resident Evil to date. I'll gladly argue with anybody who is willing that Resident Evil 2 is better. It is my hope that this debate lasts until the next Resident Evil game that, if Capcom is smart, will use this nearly perfect game as a guideline.
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.
The Telegraph (Jan 22, 2019)
The silliness helps tie together Resident Evil 2’s combination of genuine terror with baroque puzzles and excessive action, making sure that it is frightening but always fun. It has always been the ethos that has made Resident Evil such an enduring survival-horror success for over twenty years. This remake captures it perfectly, but makes sure it has plenty of fresh tricks up its sleeve to ensure it has as much of an impact on the here and now.
God is a Geek (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.
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.
Digitally Downloaded (Jan 23, 2019)
Resident Evil 2 remade is not the cheap B-movie of its predecessor. It eschews the horror-kitsch stylings that made the original games instantly memorable, cuts down the weird, and plays it entirely straight. It can be off-putting. It can feel too serious. But this package delivered by Capcom is undeniably brilliant in its own right.
92 (Jan 23, 2019)
Ein wunderbarer Trip in die Vergangenheit mit Modernisierungen an den richtigen Stellen. Die neue Perspektive gleicht die Stärken der fixen Kamera des Originals durch geschickte Inszenierung der Umgebung sehr gekonnt aus. Die klaustrophobischen Räumlichkeiten und die darin herrschende Dunkelheit lassen uns trotz der Verfolger-Perspektive rätseln, was in den Winkeln lauert die wir gerade nicht sehen. Die konstant bedrohliche Soundkulisse, einige gut platzierte Jump-Scares sowie zwei naturgewaltige Verfolger haben selbst mir als Veteran im Horror-Genre wohligen Schauer über den Rücken gejagt. Sicher wäre mein Trip durch Racoon City noch einen kleinen Ticken besser gewesen, wenn sich Leon und Claire im Angesicht des Grauens ein wenig menschlicher verhalten hätten, aber das ist Jammern auf verdammt hohem Niveau. Resident Evil 2 hat den klassischen Survival-Horror reanimiert und ich hoffe es werden noch viele solcher Titel folgen!
IGN (Jan 22, 2019)
Capcom did a fantastic job of resurrecting all the best parts of the classic Resident Evil 2 and making them look, sound, and play like a 2019 game. If you’re of the mind that the series had lost its way for a while there, this game is very much a return to form. The zombie combat is satisfying and exploring the dilapidated ruins of Raccoon City is a thrill. The one big letdown is that the two characters’ stories aren’t different enough to make the second playthrough as rewarding as the first, even after unlocking the 2nd Game mode. But whichever you choose to play as, the experience of playing through the new Resident Evil 2 for the first time establishes a new standard for remaking classic games.
88 (Jan 23, 2019)
Genau so muss ein Remake aussehen! Capcom gelingt mit der aufwändigen Neuauflage von Resident Evil 2 das Kunststück, das düstere Flair des Originals zu erhalten und eine angenehme Nostalgiespritze voller Erinnerungen zu setzen, gleichzeitig aber den klassischen Survival-Horror nicht nur in beeindruckender Weise visuell, sondern auch spielmechanisch zu modernisieren. Es fühlt sich neu, aber auch vertraut an! Zwar ist Kritik angebracht, was die übertriebenen Schwankungen bei Trefferwirkungen, das mitunter fummelige Inventar-Management sowie das aufgesetzte Geschwafel in manchen Situationen angeht. Auch sollte man über Sinn und Unsinn mancher Aufgaben besser nicht allzu lange nachdenken. Aber was die Neuauflage genauso auszeichnet wie das Original, ist die gelungene Mischung aus Action, Spannung, Rätseln und Bosskämpfen - umrahmt von einer Story auf dem Niveau eines B-Movies, die aber dennoch gut inszeniert wird.
85 (Jan 22, 2019)
S'inscrivant dans la continuité d'un Resident Evil VII sombre et stressant, Resident Evil 2 parvient à nous replonger dans Raccoon City à travers sa vision plus que jamais orientée survival. Jouant avec nos nerfs du début à la fin, ré-imaginant certaines séquences cultes pour les rendre plus actuelles et impressionnantes, le titre de Capcom s'amuse 20 heures durant à jouer avec nos souvenirs et nos peurs pour mieux nous retourner à travers une aventure plus éprouvante que par le passé. Malgré sa progression accusant le poids des ans et son scénario fortement cliché, Resident Evil 2 reste un jeu passionnant dans son mode de pensée, son inventivité et son exécution.
Video Chums (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.
Riot Pixels (Feb 09, 2019)
Хотя Resident Evil 2, конечно же, стоит того, чтобы пройти её во второй раз — и не только из-за более полной финальной заставки. Как ремейк она просто превосходна, как самостоятельное творение — очень хороша. Сегодня это безусловно лучший способ приобщиться к серии Resident Evil, да и к жанру survival horror.
70 (Jan 23, 2019)
Skrekkfest med bred appell.