Resident Evil 2 REmake Review

Not just a pair of pretty faces. Leon & Claire are more than capable of zombie slaying The Resident Evil 2 Remake is a return to form for this horror franchise with a greater emphasis on creating atmospheric tension and building suspense rather than the action-heavy gameplay that was […]

A survival horror game much like the majority of the other entries in the series, the RE2 remake was released by Capcom on January 25, 2019. Within its first month of release, the game sold over 4 million copies and to date has reached over 5 million, beating out the original. Greeted with universal acclaim among critics and fans alike, the game was nominated for several awards including Game of the Year and won a Game Critics Award. Though interest in an RE2 remake dates back to 2002, the development was not officially announced until August 2015. It took over 800 developers to bring this decaying franchise back to life.

Set in the fictional mid-western town of Raccoon City, RE2 takes place 6 months after the events of the original game. The story is your classic RE template. Mysterious monsters start popping up all over as you search for clues and uncover that the fault lies with mad scientists at the world’s worst pharmaceutical company Umbrella. The simplicity of the plot is what makes it work so well and though it shares a lot of similarities to the first, it isn’t bogged down by overcomplicated storylines, bizarre twists and unnecessary retcons that plagued the later entries. The game makes you want to learn more about its secretive characters and their true intentions…

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