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Resident Evil 2 (1998)

Biohazard 2 (original title)
Two months after the mansion events, the deadly T-virus escapes into the streets of Raccoon City. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield find the police office left abandoned. In an underground facility the story of Umbrella Corp. gets unfolded.

Director:

Hideki Kamiya

Writer:

Noboru Sugimura (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Haddad Paul Haddad ... Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Alyson Court ... Claire Redfield (voice)
Sally Cahill Sally Cahill ... Ada Wong (voice)
Lisa Jai Lisa Jai ... Sherry Birkin (voice) (as Lisa Yamanaka)
Jennifer Dale ... Annette Birkin (voice)
Rod Wilson ... Marvin Branagh / Ben Bertolucci (voice)
Gary Krawford Gary Krawford ... Brian Irons / Robert Kendo (voice)
Diego Matamoros ... William Birkin (voice) (as Diego Matamores)
Katsutoshi Karatsuma Katsutoshi Karatsuma ... Tofu (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rob Narita ... Leon Russell
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Storyline

In this sequel to Resident Evil (1996), 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 Raccoon 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. On their way to the police station Leon and Claire decide to separate and search for survivors . 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. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Can You Survive The Horror? See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Capcom

Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A group of fans were remaking Resident Evil 2 in its entirety with Unreal Engine 4. Titled as Resident Evil 2: Reborn this version was to feature improved 3D models, animations, textures, lighting, particle effects, scripts, and sound effects. Resident Evil 2: Reborn also featured an option to play the game with the classic static camera angels or with the over-the-shoulder camera style from Resident Evil 4. This was a nonprofit project, and was planned to be released in late 2015 on PC for free. On August 17th, 2015 Capcom announced they had politely requested the Reborn project to be cancelled as they are now working on an official Resident Evil 2 remake. The team developing Resident Evil 2: Reborn agreed to cancel, and were invited to Capcom to add their input on the official Resident Evil 2 remake. See more »

Goofs

In FMV sequences Leon has a leg holster and leg belt around his right leg but in real-time cut-scenes and game play the leg holster is gone and the leg belt is around his left leg. See more »

Quotes

[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 Simon P. BeyerSee 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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