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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 Windows Claire fighting giant tarantulas in the sewer
Resident Evil 2 GameCube Natural hazards like fire will hurt you if you come too close.
Resident Evil 2 GameCube There's no sign of life in this bus, only death.
Resident Evil 2 Windows Like the energizer bunny, Birkin keeps going and going and going... this is by no means the last time you face him...

Promo Images

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

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 (193964)
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

PGNx Media Windows Oct 05, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95 Nintendo 64 Feb 10, 2000 18 out of 20 90
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Nov 19, 1999 8.9 out of 10 89
GamersMark GameCube Jan 27, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1999 85 out of 100 85 Dreamcast May 02, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows Mar 28, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Deaf Gamers GameCube 2003 6 out of 10 60
Consolemania GameCube Sep, 2003 6 out of 10 60 (UK) GameCube Jun 09, 2003 4 out of 10 40


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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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