The follow-up to Resident Evil ’96, the original Resident Evil 1 that came out on PlayStation (PS1) a year or so into the height of 32bit glory.
Resident Evil 2 promised to take everything that made the original Resident Evil great and supercharge the package. Larger environments to explore, more new characters, an all-new storyline that would delve deeper into the Resident Evil mythology than ever before, a gigantic quest spanning two discs, two major characters with two minor characters, and four different scenarios to play, even more computer-generated movie scenes to enjoy than the first game (sans the live-action), more voice-clips with better voice acting, eerie new music, all-new enemies to fight, new weapons to unlock, literally HORDES more zombies than the first game, more epic boss battles to take on, all-new city environments and new areas to explore beyond a single mansion environment, and last but not least, tons of extras and unlockables; greatly extending the replayability of the game, including a Ranking system once you beat it.
All of this combined to make Resident Evil 2 the biggest PlayStation game of all time when it came out, selling boatloads of copies.
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