The Resident Evil 2 remake is one of the best Resident Evil games ever

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When developers decide to remake beloved games, there are several possible avenues they can go down. They can take a largely hands-off approach, preserving the experience as much as possible while making it more technically palatable for modern audiences. They can throw the original game out of the window and use its concept as a framework for something entirely new. Or they can go for something in between.

Capcom’s new Resident Evil 2 — which comes out this week, 21 years after the PlayStation original — is a more radical remake than most. It’s an intense, terrifying experience that rebuilds the game from scratch and doesn’t at all feel out of place on high-end modern hardware. But it preserves enough of the source material to feel like…

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