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An update of Resident Evil 2, this time with Dual Shock support, a few new extras, and an added battle mode upon completion of the game.


Resident Evil 2 Dreamcast Cruising by the basketball court
Resident Evil 2 Windows Claire must protect the unarmed Sherry from the ravenous zombies
Resident Evil 2 GameCube Moving from one area to another shows various doors, gates, stairs, ladders and such, and you never know who's waiting for you on the other side.
Resident Evil 2 Windows Mr. X doesn't know the meaning of 'quit'. Or the meaning of 'stop hitting me!' for that matter...

Promo Images

Resident Evil 2 Render
Resident Evil 2 Render
Resident Evil 2 Screenshot
Resident Evil 2 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "惡靈古堡2" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "Обитель зла 2" -- Russian spelling
  • "Resident Evil 2 (PSOne Classic)" -- US PlayStation 3 and PSP release
  • "Resident Evil 2: Platinum" -- Windows title
  • "Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Ver." -- PlayStation In-game title
  • "Resident Evil 2" -- European title
  • "Biohazard 2 Value Plus " -- Japanese Dreamcast title
  • "Biohazard 2: Dual Shock Ver." -- Japanese title
  • "バイオハザード 2 デュアルショックバージョン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

You just don't know how good this is until you try. Windows MAT (210110)
One of the scariest games of all time. GameCube Melvin Raeynes (26)
A worthy sequel. Windows Dr.Bedlam (56)
Day of the Dead anyone? Windows Gene Davison (805)
Resident the same Evil 2 Windows OlSkool_Gamer (102)
Zombie shooting action Windows Aapo Koivuniemi (46)

Critic Reviews

PSM PlayStation Mar, 1998 50 out of 50 100
IGN Nintendo 64 Nov 24, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
GamersMark GameCube Jan 27, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dreamcast Jan 28, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 01, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Dec 13, 2000 7 out of 10 70
IGN Windows Mar 22, 1999 6.8 out of 10 68
Computer Games Magazine Windows Mar 28, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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The "Platinum" adittion to the title refers to a series of goodies added exclusively for the pc version, these include:

-the "Arrange" mode (which was originally available only on Resident Evil 3: Nemesis) which starts you off with more guns, etc. and changes the pace of the game a little.

-the "Extreme Battle" mode, which actually allows you to play your way backwards through the game.

-a gallery featuring images, conceptual drawings, movies, individual 3d models, etc...

-and a windows theme plus some wallpapers, screensavers, etc.

The secret features of the original game (such as alternate clothes, etc.), remain locked however, and you must do the nessesary actions in order to unlock them. (the upcoming pc version of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis has all its hidden features unlocked right from the start!)

Related Web Sites

  • Resident Evil Fan (With tons of videos, artwork, interviews and a Resident Evil encyclopedia, this fansite contains everything that the passionate fan could ask for.)
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