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2Resident Evil 2 (2019)

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Resident Evil 2 was ground-breaking when it hit the original PlayStation way back in 1998. It’s still a perfectly playable game now, but after the first game received a stellar makeover in 2002 (we’ll get to that), as well as outcry from fans who tried to produce their own remake, it was about time Capcom gave Resident Evil 2 the official remake treatment.

Capcom’s RE Engine is front-and-centre here, with the remake looking absolutely stunning and as a result much more terrifying. Light and shadow are used much more effectively, making the whole experience feel more immersive; and environments have been reworked to ensure players aren’t simply re-treading old ground. While it’s a shame the game didn’t stick with the varied camera angles of the original nor keep the interlocking A and B scenarios (low-key one of the best features of the original game), what remains is still an impressive and incredibly tense experience. And who could forget the constant presence of Mr. X?

Lights off, headphones on, and try to make it out alive. Without a doubt, Resident Evil 2 is one of the best video game remakes we’ve ever played.

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