The deadly virus escapes into the streets of Racoon City.



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Cast overview:
Paul Haddad ...
Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Claire Redfield (voice)
Sally Cahill ...
Ada Wong (voice)
Lisa Jai ...
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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21 January 1998 (USA)  »

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You can unlock special costumes if you do the following. Start the game in Normal Mode with any characters, don't pick up any items until you reach the Police Station courtyard. Go to the underground passage way to fight the zombie Brad Vickers, then you get the Locker Key from his corpse. Brad Vickers will only appear if you do not pick up anything before you reach here. Use the key to unlock the cabinet in Dark Room. You get new costumes and weapons for Leon and Claire. See more »


Sherry is discovered in a room behind the chief's office, but before she got there, a helicopter crashes in a hallway blocking the only doorway to that wing of the RPD. So Sherry shouldn't of been able to get to that one room with the helicopter wreckage blocking the only way there. See more »


Claire: You lose, big guy!
[blows Mr. X up with a rocket launcher]
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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The nightmare continues!!
20 December 1999 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

After having closed the case of the laboratory in the mansion in Resi 1, zombies and monsters inhabit Raccon City. Chris, Jill(the characters of RE1) and the STARS-members have disappeared. Chris`s sister Claire, enters the town on her motorbike, she stops at a coffee-shop, and is attacked by a zombie, Leon(the other main-character) enters and kills the zombie. Leon & Claire get into a policecar and drive to the police-station. Not everything is running smoothly though, the police-car is destroyed by a huge-truck, and Leon & Claire have to go to the policestation on foot!! The game starts here and is one of the most enjoyable of all time. RE2 was one of the most anticipated releases of all time, and was definetely worth the long wait(about 2years). The graphics are better, the sound is better, the story is better, the acting is better, the weapons are more powerful etc. A true classic that everybody must buy, now that it is on a budget price in Europe and the U.S. 10/10

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