Over 20 years after Capcom first unleashed survival-horror classic Resident Evil 2 on the world, we’re finally getting an HD remake. The new take on the Raccoon City disaster ditches the tank controls and fixed camera angles for a more modern style, and everything has been built from the ground up in the new RE Engine. So how does the 2019 model stack up to the original?

So far the reviews are largely glowing. The game is sitting at an
average score of 91/100 based on 54 positive reviews and one mixed review on Metacritic. Reviews praise its graphics, its tense and action-filled moments, and its appeal to both veteran fans and newcomers alike. Many see this as the definitive Resident Evil style that Capcom should capitalize on going forward. The biggest complaint from the game’s one mixed review (7/10) is that needing keys to open doors is silly when you have guns. I doubt that will deter anyone from enjoying it.

God is a Geek — 10/10
The Guardian — 5/5
Game Revolution — 5/5
Cheat Code Central — 5/5
Game Informer — 9.5/10
EGM — 9.5/10
Video Gamer — 9/10
Easy Allies — 9/10
The Sixth Axis — 9/10
Destructoid — 9/10
GameSpot — 9/10
US Gamer — 4.5/5
Twinfinite — 4.5/5
IGN — 8.8/10
Escapist — 8/10
Push Square — 8/10
Games Radar — 4/5
Gamer.no — 7/10

Ben Lamoreux


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