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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PC) review

"One of the best Resident Evil games released in a long time"

This game is a love letter to Resident Evil fans. The return of Barry Burton and Claire Redfield deserves a big thumbs up to Capcom. The old B-movie-like story is back with an interesting antagonist, which some fans have been waiting a while for. The game has a lot of self-awareness, making quotes now and then that fans will remember, like: "I was almost a Claire sandwich" or "Who's the master of unlocking now?"

As well as almost being sandwhich meat, Claire Redfield also works at an anti-terrorist organization called Terrasave. An organisation that Barry Burton's daughter, Moira, recently joined as well. Terrasave is hosting a party, which gets crashed by mysterious mercenaries, who inject everyone with something. Claire wakes up in a cell in an unknown location. Shortly after she finds Moira also locked in a cell. Both are wearing strange bracelets through where a mysterious woman is speaking, quoting poetry and giving instructions. Together, they must find out where they are, who this woman is that is speaking to them, and how to get away from this place.

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The gameplay is very similar to the previous Revelations, over the shoulder third person action, with a little bit of survival horror here and there. Scarce ammunition and macabre enemies make for some tense moments. Next to Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, you will also be able to play as Barry Burton accompanied by a girl named Natalia. The game uses an episodic structure in which you play a slice of Claire's story and then a part of Barry's story. Side characters like Moira and Natalia won't use guns, but have another special ability. Moira has a flashlight, which she can use to slow enemies down and stun them. Natalia has the ability to spot enemies from a distance and through walls. This is useful for Barry to easily sneak up and stealth-kill unaware enemies.

The Raid mode also makes a return from the original Revelations, and performs better than ever. More characters, more stages as well as many unlockables and special weapons makes for a very fun experience. Many critics have rightly praised the Raid mode in Revelations 2, it's like a little RPG hidden in the game. For those of you who are not familiar, Raid mode has you run through an area, killing enemies with your selected character and loadout. You can achieve medals in each of the stages to get a higher score. At the end of the stages you'll be rewarded XP to level your character and improve in your skills. For a bonus feature, it’s very addictive, and might even be worth the purchase price alone.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 suffered a horrendous PC launch (all patched out and fixed by this point, thankfully) and got a lot of dislike thrown towards it. Now that all the episodes are released and most of the bugs fixed, this game became a solid entry in the Resident Evil series. The return of Claire and Barry is an excellent shout out to the older fans, and the cheesy B-movie style story like we all loved from the originals is reintroduced. The addictive Raid mode would be worth the game alone, but the main campaign is a lot of fun, and might be one of the best Resident Evil games released in a long time.

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