Basic Info
Game Name: Resident Evil 2
Release Date: January 1998
Platforms: Playstation
Dreamcast
Nintendo 64
PC
Gamecube
Publishers: Virgin Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Capcom
Virgin Games, Inc.
Developers: Capcom
Angel Studios
Theme: Horror
Genre: Action/Adventure

Resident Evil 2

Overview

Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game created by Capcom. It was originally released in 1998. Still equiped with the gameplay style of the previous Resident Evil; Resident Evil 2 contained better graphics and new locations. This game first introduced the world to the famous character Leon S. Kennedy, and his partner Claire Redfield.

Gameplay

The game follows our main two protagonists, Leon and Claire. Leon the rookie cop and Claire, the innocent civilian. The two arrive in Raccoon City on the brink of a T-Virus outbreak. Leon finds a dead body lying on the road as he enters the city. He gets out of his car to investigate only to end up surrounded by zombies. Upon his escape he runs into Claire Redfield who was in search of her brother, Chris Redfield. The two hops into an abandoned patrol car, or so they thought. Unfortunately for them the dead patrol officer was lying in the backseat and attacked Leon. To make matters worse a zombified truck driver was on the verge of ramming their vehicle but luckily the two got out before it was too late. At this point the two must split up but promises each other to meet up at the police station.

At the police station Leon finds a wounded police officer (Marvin Branagh) who gives Leon his key card and the task of escorting all survivors outside of the city. Unfortunately all the survivors has been turned into zombies or killed. After traveling around you will find journal entries which report the status of the situation before Leon's arrival. Leon also comes across Chris's journal and informs Claire that Chris is in Europe when she arrives at the police station. Once again the duo splits up in order to find other survivors and a way out of the city.

In the garage Leon runs into a woman named Ada Wong who is looking for her missing boyfriend John. Ada accompanies Leon for a good portion of the game. While searching the police chief's office, Claire comes across a little girl named Sherry Birkin. Sherry is the daughter of William and Annette Birkin. William Birkin was one of the scientists working for the Umbrella Corporation and the creator of the G-Virus. When William Birkin is attacked by Umbrella's personal army, he injects himself with the G-Virus. Claire and Sherry runs into William Birkin when he is fully mutated.

Birkin plays as the main boss throughout the game, terrorizing both Leon and Claire at certain intervals. Leon and Claire travels through the sewers and ends up in an underground research facility owned by Umbrella. At this time the duo finds out what illegal experiments the Umbrella corporation has been performing. After puzzle solving and zombie shooting, the two sets the self-destruct machanism.

They plan their escape by using the underground train system located witin the facility. Just as they were preparing to leave, Birkin crashes the party and it is left up to Leon or Claire to deal with him (depending on what scenario you're on you may have to defeat Birkin at least 2-3 times before he is truly defeated). After defeating Birkin for the last time Leon, Sherry, and Claire make it out of the facility before it explodes.

(Depending on which character you're playing scenario B as, the ending note will be to find Chris Redfield or end Umbrella's experiments once and for all)