Resident Evil 2 Remake Review Roundup
Resident Evil 2 Remake is out on 25th January but yesterday Capcom lifted off its review embargo, meaning the scores from different gaming organisations started pouring out exactly 3 days before the game's actual release.
As of now RE 2 Remake stands tall at whooping Metacritic score of 91/100 across all the platforms-PS4, PC and Xbox One, making it undoubtedly the highest rated game of this year so far
That being said, let's just get into what some of the critics all across the globe are saying about the game aside from its tremendous ratings.
Capcom did a fantastic job of resurrecting all the best parts of the classic Resident Evil 2 and making them look, sound, and play like a 2019 game. If you’re of the mind that the series had lost its way for a while there, this game is very much a return to form. The zombie combat is satisfying and exploring the dilapidated ruins of Raccoon City is a thrill. The one big letdown is that Capcom unintuitively hides the alternate perspective content behind an extra playthrough. But whichever you choose to play as, the experience of playing through the new Resident Evil 2 for the first time establishes a new standard for remaking classic games.
Capcom, on a far less dangerous scale, has not always known how to handle its own creation. After mutating from quaint horror to buffoonish action to back again, the Resident Evil series has been wildly inconsistent. But back-to-back Resident Evil games that showcase the very best of survival horror is evidence that Capcom may have its monster under control.
Resident Evil 2 is not only a stellar remake of the original, but it's also simply a strong horror game that delivers anxiety-inducing and grotesque situations, topping some of the series' finest entries. But above all, the remake is an impressive game for the fact that it goes all-in on the pure survival horror experience, confidently embracing its horrifying tone and rarely letting up until the story's conclusion. Though Resident Evil 2 has its roots firmly in the past, it reworks the familiar horrors into something that feels brand new and all its own.
A beautifully made and reverent take on the original game that works both as a remake and a completely new game
#5 PC GAMER
A tense, challenging, and beautiful remake of a classic survival horror game, and with enough fresh ideas to make it feel excitingly new.
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