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Resident Evil 2 (1998)

Biohazard 2 (original title)
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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

Cast overview:
Paul Haddad Paul Haddad ... Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Alyson Court ... Claire Redfield (voice)
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 Diego Matamoros ... William Birkin (voice) (as Diego Matamores)
Katsutoshi Karatsuma Katsutoshi Karatsuma ... Tofu (voice)
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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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Details

Official Sites:

Capcom

Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil 2 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although the N64 version had better character models, the FMV cutscenes ran poorly due to the fact that the console was cartridge based. See more »

Goofs

When Leon or Claire encounters the Licker in the hallway, the body of the decapitated cop disappears from the background also the door on the left (If facing the character when the Licker appears) is also missing. See more »

Quotes

Dr. William Birkin: It's sheer perfection. My precious G-virus. No one will ever take you away from me.
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Alternate Versions

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Connections

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User Reviews

 
Just amazing.
18 August 2001 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

The game was a revolution when it came out and the graphic and story was ground breaking. I know that there have come better games now,but this one is a classic.

The game is very adictiv and the story is very frightening and scary. Even though it is a video game,you really care about the characters.

I have completed the game in every way possible and gotten all the secrets so I know what i am talking about. The scenes and enviroment is very detailed and the gci video segments are as good as it gets. The game is very gory and also sometimes scary.

This game is much more challaging than other games before and it is not easy to complete it and get all the secrets.

This video game beats every zombie movie.

One of my favourit games.


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