- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 13th Jun 2022
- 13th Jun 2022
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 16th Jan 2024
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- Feature Support
- Official Site
Mr. X gon' give it to ya
More than three years later, Resident Evil 2 remains the blueprint for any developer looking to remake a classic title. Successfully modernising the 1998 survival horror game for fans and newcomers, there's no doubting its sustained quality. What we said in our Resident Evil 2 PS4 review rings true to this day, so our new...
You've got Redfield on you
Attempting to remake what is considered one of the greatest video games of all time has to be both an incredibly exciting and intimidating prospect, but just over three years ago, that’s the exact promise Capcom made. Many consider Resident Evil 2 to be the pinnacle of survival horror after it capitalised on the...
Complete Vermin Extermination Trophy guide
What are all Mr Raccoon locations in Resident Evil 2? These pesky vermin are hidden all around the Raccoon Police Department, and make a noise when nearby. You need to shoot them in order to collect them. There are a total of 15 Mr Raccoons in the game, and you’ll need to play as both Leon and Claire in...
Your ultimate Resident Evil 2 resource
Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the 1998 PS1 classic of the very same name for PS5 and PS4. This brand new version modernises the controls, camera angles, and various other aspects and mechanics to make it feel fresh for hardcore fans and newcomers. In our Resident Evil 2 PS4 review, we awarded the game an 8/10...
Where to find all custom weapon parts for Leon
What are all weapon upgrade locations for Leon in Resident Evil 2? There's a fair assortment of weapons to find in Resident Evil 2, but they can be further enhanced with upgrades picked up throughout the environment. In this Resident Evil 2 guide, we're going to reveal all weapon upgrade locations for...
Alll custom weapon part locations for Claire
What are all weapon upgrade locations for Claire in Resident Evil 2? There's a fair assortment of weapons to find in Resident Evil 2, but they can be further improved with upgrades that you can locate in the environment. In this Resident Evil 2 guide, we're going to reveal all weapon upgrade locations for...
Where to find every inventory slot upgrade
What are all Hip Pouch locations in Resident Evil 2? Inventory management is a major component of Resident Evil 2, and so having more slots for items is a huge benefit. In this Resident Evil 2 guide, we're going to reveal all Hip Pouch locations. Resident Evil 2: All Hip Pouch Locations: In order to...
What are all herb combinations and their effects in Resident Evil 2? The classic green, red, and blue herbs make a return with Resident Evil 2, but what herb combination options are there and what effects do they have? In this Resident Evil 2 guide, we're going to reveal all herb combinations and their effects. Resident Evil 2: All...
Differences between Leon and Claire's scenarios explained
Should you choose Leon or Claire's campaign first in Resident Evil 2? For those who don't know, the game is split up into two differing campaigns, one focusing on the efforts of police officer Leon Kennedy and the other on Claire Redfield's rescue attempt of her brother. While the two...
How to stop the Tyrant from chasing you
Can you kill Mr. X in Resident Evil 2? How do you stop the Tyrant from chasing you? There are points during Resident Evil 2’s campaign where you’ll be stalked by this top-hatted monstrosity, who’s also known as Mr. X. But you may be wondering how you can escape the Tyrant and when he’ll stop chasing...
Reminisce with nostalgic sounds
How do you select the original soundtrack in Resident Evil 2? Capcom’s remake of its 1998 classic features a brand new score and sound effects, but if you want to get really nostalgic, then you can toggle on classic music if you prefer. In this Resident Evil 2 guide, we're going to reveal how to select the original...
Difficulty and comedy
How do you unlock Hunk and Tofu's secret modes in Resident Evil 2? As well as the two main campaigns in Resident Evil 2, there are a couple of extra modes you may want to dip your toes into. The original was famous for its brutally difficult Hunk mode, which saw the veteran soldier making his way out of the Raccoon City sewers...
The classic puzzle solved
How do you get all three medallions and solve the goddess statue puzzle in Resident Evil 2? This is a brainteaser that spans the entirety of the Raccoon Police Department, and it revolves around the Goddess Statue situated in the very centre of the main hall. You'll need to collect three medallions in order to activate the...
Unlock the rookie cop's table in the West Office
How do you open Leon’s desk in Resident Evil 2? Located in the West Office on 1F of the Raccoon Police Department, this is likely one of the first puzzles you’ll encounter in RE2. There are two padlocks on the table, and you’ll happen upon a cryptic clue named Rookie’s First Assignment. This...
12.6 million copies sold
Capcom has updated its lengthy list of Platinum Titles to reveal the Resident Evil 2 remake from 2019 is now the best-selling entry in the series. As of 30th June 2023, it's sold 12.6 million copies, which surpasses the game that previously held the accolade in question: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard at 12.4 million units. The...
Leon and Claire's remade adventure is one many have undertaken
The remake of Resident Evil 2 has smashed another sales milestone, with an impressive 10 million units sold across all platforms, since its initial release back in 2019. The PS5 version of the game launched just last month on 13 June, and sales from current-gen platforms pushed the title...
Move, and shoot... at the same time?!
During today's Capcom Showcase 2022 livestream, we were treated to a precious few frames of new Resident Evil 4 Remake gameplay. While it was really only a few seconds of unseen footage, with some tone-setting developer commentary running throughout, one element of the gameplay stood out in particular. As...
Welcome to the family, son
The native PS5 versions of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard are all available to download now on the PS Store, as announced during this evening's Capcom Showcase. They are all free PS4 to PS5
File sizes spotted on PSN backend
The PS5 versions of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will likely release next week as free PS4 to PS5 upgrades following the discovery they're all ready to go on the PSN backend. The Twitter profile PlaySta
The genre-defining masterpiece Resident Evil 2 returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-poundingly immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game.
In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters' perspectives. The fate of these two fan favourite characters is in players hands as they work together to survive and get to the bottom of what is behind the terrifying attack on the city. Will they make it out alive?