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Resident Evil 2 remake scores - our roundup of the critics

The scores are in - here's what people are saying about this reimagining of a classic

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The Resident Evil 2 remake is nearly here, and the critics have begun to weigh in. By all accounts, it’s been worth the wait. It’s a stunningly realised reimagining of the 1998 original that blends the beats of the classic campaign and the atmosphere provided by the modern technology of the Resident Evil 7 engine.

In our own Resident Evil 2 PC review, Chris lauds the surprising humanity of the undead and the tragic stories that have been expounded on in the remake, as well as the lavish displays of gore – even if it all does come at the expense of some of the original’s goofy charm. Still, Chris concludes, “This remake is a bloodbath for longtime fans to relish, but one that stands tall among the survival horror greats of today. It would do so even without the legacy behind it.”

The praise continues across nearly every outlet – early reviews have given the remake an impressive 91 on Metacritic and 92 on OpenCritic. “Though Resident Evil 2 has its roots firmly in the past,” GameSpot says, “it reworks the familiar horrors into something that feels brand new and all its own.”

Eurogamer concludes that “it toes the line between schlocky and scary that the older Resident Evil games managed so well, and does so in perhaps one of the most atmospheric settings ever to grace a survival horror game.”

Check out the praise for yourself below.

Destructoid – 9/10
Eurogamer – Recommended
Game Informer – 9.5/10
GamesRadar+ – 4/5
The Guardian 5/5
IGN 8.8/10
Kotaku – Unscored
PC Gamer 88/100
PCGamesN 8/10
PlayStation Lifestyle 10/10
Polygon Recommended
Rock Paper Shotgun – Unscored
– 9/10
The Telegraph 5/5
USgamer 4.5/5
VG247 Unscored
VideoGamer – 9/10

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The journey’s not over, either – some free DLC is on the way that’ll turn Leon and Claire back to the polygonal icons we remember from the PlayStation days. That’ll be followed up with some bigger expansions with new game modes. Hopefully it all lives up to the standard set by this excellent release.

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