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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Cast overview:
Paul Haddad ...
Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Alyson Court ...
Claire Redfield (voice)
Sally Cahill ...
Ada Wong (voice)
Sherry Birkin (voice) (as Lisa Yamanaka)
Annette Birkin (voice)
Rod Wilson ...
Ben Bertolucci (voice)
Gary Krawford ...
Diego Matamoros ...
William Birkin (voice) (as Diego Matamores)


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 <>

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If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will! See more »


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After the tanker crashes into the police car during the opening cinematic, a "No Trucks" sign can be seen among the burning truck wreckage. See more »


There's a part where your playing character hears a window crashing and zombies pour in after entering the library. But from the distance between the library and either of the two hallways where the zombies crash the window, you wouldn't be able to hear a window crash at all. See more »


Claire: [talk to Leon via radio] Leon, you there? We're leaving.
Leon Kennedy: Are you crazy? The streets are crawling with zombies!
Claire: It'll be okay. I found a way out through the sewers. Follow us later!
Leon Kennedy: Claire. Claire! Wait, wait!
[Claire turns off the radio]
Leon Kennedy: Man, why doesn't anyone ever listen to me?
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The best Resident Evil game, and one of the best games over-all.
3 March 2002 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

This game is amazing. There are 2 different versions of the game, one where you are Leo and one where you are Claire, meaning that to fully complete the game you have to beat it twice. The graphics in this game, while not great, are good. This is one of the only games I have ever played that made me nervous or scared at times. You never know when a zombie or other creature might just pop out of nowhere and make you jump. Once you die in the game, it is game over, you have to start from the beginning, so try to get as many health items as you can so when you are dying you can get your health back, and more importantly SAVE THE GAME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, meaning whenever you see a type writer, go up to it and save the game. Because if you don't, believe me, you will regret it. The story in the game is original and exciting. How would you like to be stuck in a building full of flesh-eating zombies, giant crocodiles, vicious dogs, and plenty of strange creatures? The game is exciting at all times, as long as you continue to do new things and go to new places rather than going back to places you have already been. Resident Evil 2 is challenging, and will take quite a long time to complete, but is fun and exciting the whole way through, and is one of the best video games ever made. Play it if you haven't.

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