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Why Resident Evil 2 is a remake done right

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2019 gets off to a flying start with Resident Evil 2, a remake that manages to meet some very high expectations in reviving what's arguably the most fondly-remembered point in the series.

As well as why it's such a brilliant remake, guides editor Matthew Reynolds, deputy editor Wesley Yin-Poole and reviews editor Martin Robinson discuss their shameful anecdotes from playing the original Resident Evil games, what Lickers remind (some of) them of, and attempt to predict the next game in Capcom's hot streak of January releases. Deep Down is still coming out, right?

If you're after more Resident Evil 2 coverage ahead of release this week, then read Edwin Evans-Thirlwell's piece on the iconic police station's many incarnations over the years, as well as Aoife Wilson's Resident Evil 2 review.

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Matthew Reynolds edited guides and other helpful things at Eurogamer from 2010 - 2023. When he wasn't doing that, he was out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.