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Resident Evil 2 (1998)

Biohazard 2 (original title)
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)
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 <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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21 January 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Leon's story continues in Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil Degeneration, & Resident Evil Damnation. Claire's story continues in Resident Evil Code Veronica, Resident Evil Degeneration & Resident Evil Revelations 2. 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 »


Dr. Annette Birkin: [points gun at Leon] You! You murdered my husband! I know what you're looking for! You came for the G-Virus, didn't you? Well, you're not taking this from me, this is my husband's legacy! Now... where's that spy you were working with earlier? You know who I'm talking about...
Leon Kennedy: What?
Dr. Annette Birkin: You really don't know anything, do you? You're so gullible! She is a spy... the only reason she came here is to obtain the G-Virus...
Leon Kennedy: That's a lie!
Dr. Annette Birkin: No, it's the truth... She specifically got close to the researcher ...
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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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