Reviews of computer games
A Beautiful Disaster: Vindictus
League of Legendary Elitism
Did ‘Homefront’ predict the future?
A Brief on Pirates of the Burning Sea
The Best of Gaming Horror Part IV. – “Dino Crisis”
The Best of Gaming Horror Part V. – “Manhunt”
The Best of Gaming Horror: The Future of Gaming Horror
Tabletop gaming technology is great, don't forget the physical books
“Blackwater”: A waste of PR money!
Why shooters should stop imitating Modern Warfare
Criterion Collection should take an interest in video games
Crystal Castles a perfect classic
Captain America and The Avengers still flying high
Konami classic still strong with X-Men fanatics
The King of Dragons is second to none in adventure
Playing it Old School – Jack Bauer’s First Day of Gaming
The action packed classic of Gyruss
'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' is a reunion that fans could skip
Playing it Old School: Max Payne and the birth of Game-Noir
Gamers need to stop bickering about ‘Mass Effect 3’ ending
'Operation Raccoon City' DLC adds more insult to injury
EA unveils new 'Medal of Honor: Warfighter' trailer
'Crysis 3' announced for Spring 2013
EA fulfills 'Battlefield 1943' promise for PS3 gamers
The Best of Gaming Horror - Evil Comes to Raccoon City
Last year; The Best of Horror Gaming started the Halloween season with a critical look at the game that created the horror survival genre, Resident Evil. Now with a new season of fear upon gamers, its time to look back at the sequel to this great classic.

It’s been two months since the events of the last game, S.T.A.R.S. has been disbanded and the surviving members have begun their own investigation into the Umbrella Corporation. However the horror did not end after the Mansion Incident.

Resident Evil 2 begins with Leon Kennedy (a rookie cop) and Clair Redfield (Chris Redfield’s sister) arriving to a dark and quit Raccoon City. Everything seems a little to eerie until an encounter with a group of infected resident’s leads to our heroes racing to the police station until they are separated in an accident. Depending on the character the player selects; you will race to the police station in the hopes of finding salvation.

However the police station has been overrun with zombies and there are only a few survivors. Kennedy will find a mysterious woman named Ada Wong while Redfield finds a little girl named Sherry Burkin who is being pursued by her father, William Burkin.

Leon’s story will be the basic horror scenario as it focus on his efforts to work with Wong to find a way to escape Raccoon City.

Claire’s story may feel like homage to Aliens by presenting a character who has been put into a dangerous situation while having to act as a guardian to a defenseless child. However it would be unfair to brush Clair off as a video game rendition of Ellen Ripley; like Jill Valentine and Rebecca Chambers, she is actually a real character and not the “useless chick” that is present in Hollywood horror.

Upon its release, Resident Evil 2 became the fastest-selling video game in North America, grossing $19 millionduring its debut weekend. It would go on to sell over 4.96 million copies for the PlayStation and its success allowed it to be ported to the PC, Dreamcast, GameCube and N64.

The game may be a classic but its story progression has not aged well as the series expanded. The story has been repackaged and retold multiple times in spin-offs while Resident Evil 3: Nemesis opens up a lot of plot holes.

Looking back gamers could really see so many plot holes and anomalies within the progression of the story. Most notably how Leon and Clair got passed a military quarantine upon their arrival to Raccoon City or how dose some one misses piles of bodies in a city infected by a zombie virus.

Despite its now obvious plot holes and anomalies; Resident Evil 2 still remains a classic example of good horror game and a sequel that successfully improved over its predecessor.
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The Best of Gaming Horror - Evil Comes to Raccoon City
"Resident Evil" needs a reboot
The Ethical Issue of Gaming Journalism
Spooky games for Halloween: All Hallows Eve
'Black Ops II' is proof that the series has peaked
League of Legends newest champion: Zed
Why Is Gaming Culture Misogynistic?
Microsoft perma-bans players in Halo 4
Nami: the Tidecaller
MOBA goes mobile
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Vi the Piltover Enforcer
BioShock 2
I Am Alive: a PC trainwreck
Playing It Old School: 'Resident Evil 0' celebrates the end of an era
Sega looks to rebound with upcoming release of 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'
Thresh the Chain Warden
SWTOR Cantina Tour San Francisco Update
Re-Playing 'Just Cause 2'
'Liberty City Stories' takes gamers back to the 'GTA III'-era
'Injustice: Gods Among Us' mixs Mortal Kombat-gamplay with DC Heroes
'Dead Island: Riptide' is just the same game
'Call of Duty: Ghosts' rumors creating buzz
'Resident Evil: Revelations' is a redemption the series needs
Dishonored - Stealth action at it finest
Time to come out and play-ay 'The Warriors'
Quinn and Valor- Demacias Wings
Playing It Old School – Max Payne’s Second Vendetta
A weekend at Big Wow ComicFest 2012
'Max Payne 3' delay causes confusion
'Spec Ops The Line' surprises gamers by retelling a classic story
'Black Ops' coming to Mac in Fall 2012
'Call of Duty: Online' coming to China
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ concludes Nolan's trilogy
‘Tony Hawk's: Pro Skater HD’ fails to restore a classic on Xbox
'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' restores a classic
Diablo III: Gear-grinding for the win
Venatious game room is a tunnel of fun
Kha'Zix the Voidreaver
I wish they all could be California Games
Resident Evil 6: Epic fail
30 days of spooky games for Halloween
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 2
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 3
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 4
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 5
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 6
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 7
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 8
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 9
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 10
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