Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. Players control police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape from Raccoon City during a zombie apocalypse. It is a remake of the 1998 game Resident Evil 2.
Unlike the original, which uses tank controls and fixed camera angles, the remake features “over-the-shoulder” third-person shooter gameplay similar to Resident Evil 4.
Additionally, the standard difficulty mode allows players to save as often as they’d like inside safe rooms. If the player chooses to play on ‘Hardcore’ difficulty, players will be required to collect and use a finite number of ‘ink ribbons’ to save the game’s progress, much like in the original game.
As with the original game, the remake of Resident Evil 2 offers the option to play through the main campaign with one of two protagonists, the rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy, or the college student Claire Redfield. Depending on the player’s choice, the main story will be experienced with variations in subplots, accessible areas, and obtainable items.