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The 100 Greatest Games | 34 | Resident Evil 2

YEAR: 1998     FORMAT: PLAYSTATION

The 100 Greatest Games | 34 | Resident Evil 2


Just as the original Resident Evil mirrored George A Romero's intimate, housebound Night Of The Living Dead, the sequel tackled the undead takeover on a larger scale and showed an entire city was being overrun by zombies. The game was still undermined by thumb-tangling controls and frustrating gunplay, but RE2's achievement was creating a sense of hopelessness and isolation, with a handful of plucky survivors trying to make sense of their horrifying predicament and find a way out of a city where flesh-eaters lurk around every corner.

Memorable for...
The gunshop, where an angry shopkeeper holds you at gunpoint, your mouth almost watering at the prospect of all the high-velocity goodies on display. No sooner have you talked him down, however, than a sea of undead crash through the widow, devouring the proprietor and prompting a hasty withdrawal. Denied!

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