Resident Evil 2 (1998)
"Biohazard 2" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Horror | Thriller  -  21 January 1998 (USA)
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The deadly virus escapes into the streets of Racoon City.

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Paul Haddad ...
Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Alyson Court ...
Claire Redfield (voice)
Sally Cahill ...
Ada Wong (voice)
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Sherry Birkin (voice) (as Lisa Yamanaka)
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In this sequel to Resident Evil, the genetically made zombies are back and it's up to two new heroes to stop them. Leon S. Kennedy picked a bad day to join the racoon police department. He finds the town of Raccoon City crawling with zombies. Along the way, he meets Claire Redfield (the sister of Chris Redfield from the first game). Claire has come to the town to find Chris. Leon and Claire decide to separate and search for survivors on thier way to the police station. Along the way, they meet some interesting characters. Leon meets Ada Wong, a mysterious woman who doesn't like talking about what she is up to; Claire meets Sherry Birkin, a troubled little girl searching for her parents. The game comes on two separate disks to follow the separate adventures of Leon and Claire. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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In a B game, a report can be found in Rebecca's desk that details the events of Resident Evil 0 (released several years later). This however is not for all versions, this was stated in a file available in only the Nintendo 64 version of the game. See more »

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In FMV sequences Claire's belt around her shorts in brown but in real-time cut-scenes and game play its gray. See more »

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[Robert Kendo thinks that Claire is a zombie when she enters the store]
Robert Kendo: Freeze! (pointing the bow gun) Who are you? What are you doing here?
Claire: Don't shoot! I'm a human
Robert Kendo: Oh! Sorry about that babe! I thought that you we're one of them!
Claire: What's going on in this town?
Robert Kendo: I don't have a clue darlin! By the time I noticed something was wrong. The entire city was infested with zombies.
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Best game ever!!!
29 May 2001 | by (Holbæk, Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Resident Evil 2" is simply the best computer game ever. It surpasses every other game in every genre in every possible way. It was one of the first games I bought for my PlayStation and when I started playing it that night I thought: "I'm just going to play for a few hours and then go to bed". - because it was rather late. Several hours later in the middle of the night I was still sitting in front of my TV having lost any sense of time - I just played on and on. I just couldn't stop.

Never before have I been sucked into a game like with "RE2". It was fantastic. I just HAD to go on. I didn't stop until I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore. At that time I guess it was five in the morning or so.

This game has it all. It's great to run around in old buildings and scary corridors searching for clues and keys, fighting dogs and zombies.

And the scenarios are so perfectly made. The graphics are spectacular. When you run around in those corridors it's like you're really there.

Of course this has something (or everything) to do with the music which is more than just great - I would say that the music is probably the best thing about the game. It creates the scary atmosphere - and believe me it's REALLY scary. And that's the great thing, that the game works perfectly.

The gameplay is also great. The story is great and the game is long and not too easy to complete - that's good. "Resident Evil 2" offers hours and hours of fabulous entertainment. Go out and buy it, then play it - if you dare face the terror...


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