Res­i­dent Evil 2

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When it re­leased in 1998, Res­i­dent evil 2 Was her­alded as one of the finest sur­vival-hor­ror games of all time. With this up­com­ing re­make, well, we think it will just about have sealed the deal. Cap­com is do­ing a truly in­cred­i­ble job with this, tak­ing the orig­i­nal game and rein­vent­ing it for new au­di­ences with the same state-of-the-art tools and en­gine that helped es­tab­lish Res­i­dent Evil VII as a mod­ern clas­sic.

The bones of the old pix­e­lated Ra­coon City can be found in the new de­sign, but you’ve never seen it pre­sented like this be­fore. Not only is it vis­ually stun­ning – truly one of the best-look­ing games com­ing in 2019 – but it also feels sur­pris­ingly fresh, with Cap­com shift­ing the per­spec­tive from fixed cam­era to a sys­tem more in-line with the one seen in Res­i­dent Evil 4. That’s right! The tank con­trols are back, and oh how we have missed them dearly.

What’s im­pres­sive is that – from what we’ve seen, at least – so many of the orig­i­nal frights, the clas­sic mo­ments and mem­o­rable scenes have been re­tained, pre­sented from a fresh per­spec­tive. It all comes to­gether to make Res­i­dent Evil 2 feel like a brand-new game ex­pe­ri­ence, al­beit one built on the foun­da­tions of one of the great­est sur­vival-hor­ror games of all time. What­ever you do, don’t sleep on this one.

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