Resident Evil 2

Can you survive the horror?

First there was the disaster at the mansion lab. Umbrella Corp. developed the T-Virus, a muta-genic toxin for use in biological weapons. After breaking loose, living things mutated into all sorts of decaying creatures. The case was eventually closed, but Umbrella's experiments were far from over.

Now it's the worst possible nightmare: a new virus runs rampant. All of Raccoon City is infested. Blood thirsty zombies, hideous mutations now overwhelm the community. When Leon and Claire arrive in town their nightmare is just beginning... You now control their destiny. If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will!

A city crawling with confusion

Imagine a normal mid-western U.S. town, built at the base of a vast forest. Business thrived here, especially with the advent of several new industries. Heck, you can't find a more peaceful wilderness getaway than Raccoon City.

Then the trouble began.

And it leads back to when the corporation arrived.

Rumours began to spread, and the town was overcome with odd occurrences. Unidentifiable creatures appearing out of nowhere, and fatal accidents happened at an alarming rate. Word got out about a severe accident at a mountain lab. No one in town knew what was happening to their quaint town.

The Raccoon Police Department, in an effort to calm the growing fear among locals, recruited several new officers. Leon S. Kennedy is one of the promising new recruits. As Leon prepares to join his new unit, he attempts to contact the captain who hired him, but has no luck reaching him. Unfazed, he continues into Raccoon City to his new job.

At the other side of town, a distraught Claire Redfield searches for her missing brother, Chris. Claire begins her search in Raccoon City, the last known location of her brother nearly two months ago, only to learn about the "accident" in the forest. Is Chris still in Raccoon City?

Sadly for Leon and Claire, they are completely unaware of the overwhelming world of horror and despair they are both about to enter...


TitlePlatformRegionRelease date
Resident Evil 2Sony PlayStationNorth America21 January 1998
Biohazard 2Sony PlayStationJapan29 January 1998
Resident Evil 2Sony PlayStationEurope8 May 1998
Biohazard 2 Dual Shock VersionSony PlayStationJapan6 August 1998
Resident Evil 2 Dual Shock VersionSony PlayStationNorth America11 November 1998
Biohazard 2PCJapan19 February 1999
Resident Evil 2PCNorth America28 February 1999
Resident Evil 2Nintendo 64North America19 November 1999
Biohazard 2 Value PlusSega DreamCastJapan22 December 1999
Biohazard 2Nintendo 64Japan29 January 2000
Resident Evil 2Nintendo 64Europe9 February 2000
Resident Evil 2Sega DreamCastEurope28 April 2000
Resident Evil 2PCEurope30 June 2000
Resident Evil 2Sega DreamCastNorth America15 December 2000
Resident Evil 2Nintendo GameCubeNorth America14 January 2003
Biohazard 2Nintendo GameCubeJapan23 January 2003
Resident Evil 2Nintendo GameCubeEurope30 May 2003