You are now entering Raccoon City! Welcome to my Resident Evil 2 Remake review. A remake of a classic by Capcom, Resident Evil 2 originally landed onto our consoles/nightmares in 1998 and had taken the horror globe by storm!

Whether you are a newcomer to Raccoon City, or you have a permanent residence here. The series has taken so many different directions in terms of scenery, characters and storylines.

Each character has a back ground story and even though they may have started in the same town, they lead different lives or in this case, scenarios.

Let’s take a look and see what Capcom have to offer is in the Resident Evil 2 Remake for PS4, Xbox One and PC!

How Does Resident Evil 2 Play?

The gameplay within the Resident Evil 2 Remake is just fantastic and really modernised the style of how you play.

The over-the-shoulder look has made it all the better. It keeps you closer to the character and the danger, while giving you a far better point of view.

It’s far more impactful as a result and with improved shooting and damage mechanics, it really is a modern shooting experience.

From being able to see how well the character makes their way through the different rooms and buildings, to managing your inventory. Resident Evil 2 has been remade from the ground up and you can tell with little details such as being able to add hip pouches, to being able to store items in the storage unit.

Capcom has also made a fantastic job within the settings. I changed the music through my gameplay to the original version and it still left me with the eerie sense of adventure and tension while playing.

Presentation And Graphics

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Resident Evil 2 Remake has really stepped it up in 2019 with it’s graphics and its interpretation of the characters, Leon and Claire.

The characters have been designed well and they look fantastic in their different costumes. Being able to discover the story from their points of view just like before has not been disappointing.

With character encounters such as Mr X, also known as Tyrant, consistently stalking you around the map, it’s been very well constructed.

Whilst going around the police station, on danger, and Mr X chasing me from room to room. It certainly put the fear in me. When thinking I’m safe in a room and hidden from him… *stomp, stomp, stomp*… No thank you!

In terms of overall presentation, it’s very well done indeed!

Main Features

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I played Claire Scenario A first, of course, after all, she is my favorite.

Now, when I played as Claire, it brought back so many memories for me. I could relate to the character in many ways, from rescuing and having concern for Sherry’s welfare, to having a little flirtatious banter with Leon!

I noticed the difference in scenarios in terms of which weapon each character gets, to what keys and doors they have access too.

For example, Claire gets a grenade launcher and Leon, the shotgun… not fair that I cannot have both, but hey! I still enjoyed using flame rounds with the grenade launcher.

Claire comes to Raccoon City to look for her brother to find he’s on vacation and doesn’t seem bitter about him not contacting her to save her a world of hurt after having a one on one battle with lickers, multiple zombies and a 6ft tall Tyrant who shows no mercy.

I would be pretty annoyed if I found out my brother was on vacation without me… right? Playing as Claire was so much fun, I just wish I had strategised a little more in terms of ammo and health.

The differences in scenarios made the game interesting as it makes you see different perspectives. While playing the Leon section, and meeting the mysterious Ada Wong for the first time made me particularly happy.

Ada Wong… she’s pretty badass. Always using nifty little gadgets, grapple guns and just being secretive in general.

Secondly, the fact that the voice actor made a pretty good job at making Ada seem like a pretty awesome addition to the story. By helping Leon, convincing him to help her, even though she had every intention of leaving him behind.

“What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a TYRAAAAANT?!”

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Capcom, I must applaud you one more time. The monsters that were unleashed throughout the game was stupendously good.

The lickers were my favourite as they are a classic monster from the original series. The designs look spot on, even the terrifying noises they make, make the monster seem impossible to defeat.

Even though they are blind, they can still scratch hell out of you!

I’ve mentioned Mr X. The Tyrant a few times, but as much as I am really terrified of the guy, he’s been put into the game the right way. Just as you think you are safe, he just busts through a room or a door and bang, you shoot his hat off, annoy him and he chases you…

The zombies throughout the game are also fantastic. They have been well designed and they are also a nightmare to move around, especially when you are trying to reserve your ammo or if you have run out of herbs.

The pace of the zombies are terrifying as in the original game, you could move around them and potentially avoid them for a long time, but in this game, they move just as quickly as you.

So stock up on your herbs and use your bullets wisely!

Best for last… Can we just briefly talk about the massive alligator? The size of this version was ridiculously huge and put together in an incredible scene.

Additional Features May Include Tofu!

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I am pretty excited and very damn happy that Resident Evil 2 Remake are bringing out DLC that is FREE.

Yes, folks, you heard me correctly: free downloadable content, Ghost Survivors will be available from 15th February 2019.

The Resident Evil 2 Remake also includes a bonus feature where you play as a piece of tofu. So yeah… Check that out!

Should You Play Resident Evil 2?

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I hope that I have covered everything needed in this review. I really think this game is fantastic and I feel Capcom has really designed this game well and I feel that this game has the potential for a game of the year award.

As a huge fan of the Resident Evil franchise, I am very grateful for Capcom making this a masterpiece of horror!

Gamers how would suit this game

I would recommend any game who loves horror and also any of the long standing Resident Evil fans, get this played! For new comers to the series, welcome and good luck and I also hope you enjoy this game and are better at it than me!

Gamers who may not enjoy this game would be anyone who really cannot handle a horror game, especially when running away from Mr X. If you don’t like having your heart in your mouth the entire time, avoid this game.

Round Up

The GoodThe BadThe Bugs
Presentation
Lack of resources
Voice acting
Updated Gameplay
Background stories

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About this Resident Evil 2 Remake review

Game Reviewed: Resident Evil 2 digital edition, provided by the publisher.
Review Format: PS4
PEGI Rating: 18

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