Capcom Resident Evil 2 Remake

Last updated date: May 14, 2019

DWYM Score
9.3

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Capcom Capcom Resident Evil 2 Remake placed 1st when we looked at the top 3 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.3
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
232 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Resident Evil 2 is an excellent remake, faithful to the original game but with a modern twist in terms of graphics and gameplay.
- Metacritic
Capcom has given me a new experience I’ll remember for a long time: this ground-up remake of Resident Evil 2 is a very fun, very creepy adventure thanks to its completely new and modern graphics, controls, and some smart quality-of-life improvements. The two playable characters’ stories aren’t as different as I’d hoped, but I enjoyed nearly every gory minute of my return to Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield’s shoes.
- IGN
January 23, 2019 | Full review
Resident Evil 2 is an over-the-shoulder action-adventure game that dials down the pace and forces you to wallow in your own fear. You don’t have to fight clunky tank controls when you’re backed into a corner — like in Resident Evil 4, it’s pretty easy to blow off a zombie’s head with a shotgun — but you also never feel like an empowered, overarmed badass.
- The Verge
January 22, 2019 | Full review
Clever and challenging bonus modes that are satisfying to take on and complete. Also, there is a number of interesting, enjoyable collectibles and easter eggs that add a lot of charm.
- GameSpot
Much like the Resident Evil titles before it, there are scores of unlockables to be found by shooting hidden sculptures throughout the campaign. These, alongside in-game trophies, will unlock concept art and models to view from the main menu. It isn’t groundbreaking, but will nonetheless prove the ideal extra for series’ veterans.
- Trusted Reviews
January 23, 2019 | Full review
The remake keeps this narrative frame, but its most radical change presents all of the action in a new camera angle.
- Kotaku
May 22, 2019 | Full review
Many memorable locations remain the same, though there are plenty of tweaks and changes, keeping you on your toes. The famous Raccoon Police Department has been lovingly recreated.
- Push Square
January 22, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
By trying to please so many different players the game will probably not satisfy anyone completely. Resident Evil veterans will feel like it is a bit too simple and unfaithful.
- Metacritic
Having now played Leon’s 2nd Game, I’m still disappointed that there’s only marginally more new things to see and do there. Their play styles aren’t entirely identical, at least: If you play as Leon first you may get used to dispatching enemies with his shotgun and flame thrower, and when you return as Claire you’ll have to learn how to adapt your playstyle and make do with a submachine gun and grenade launcher.
- IGN
January 23, 2019 | Full review
This version of Resident Evil 2 doesn’t have everything from the original.
- The Verge
January 22, 2019 | Full review
Occasional pacing issues that make certain sections frustrating.
- GameSpot
We would have loved to see more of Raccoon City.
- Trusted Reviews
January 23, 2019 | Full review
Resident Evil 2’s variety is commendable, but leaves the game feeling inconsistent as it never seems to settle on a theme. Its jumbled experiences don’t combine into as intelligent a whole as Resident Evil’s remake.
- Kotaku
May 22, 2019 | Full review
It’s disappointing that some of the original’s more outlandish creatures are nowhere to be seen, especially so when no new terrors have been thrown into the mix.
- Push Square
January 22, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The genre-defining masterpiece Resident Evil 2 returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a n The genre-defining masterpiece Resident Evil 2 returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game. The nightmares return reimagined for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on January 25, 2019. In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed it's population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters' perspectives. The fate of these two fan favorite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive?

Overall Product Rankings

1. Capcom Resident Evil 2 Remake
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 7
2. Valve Corporation Left 4 Dead 2
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Capcom Dead Rising 3
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 3

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