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.