Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2

By Raffi Kevorkian, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, creepy -- and only for mature fans.

Game PlayStation 2 2005
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

it is 4 every one it is not bad or that hard to beat

i love this game like people love boom boom i have this game and the first one and i beat the stuff out of the game not on nightmare mode or hard or alone hard or very hard alone but i nearly got every costume
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The extensive detail in the gameplay and environments means long load times and plenty of glitches. It is sometimes difficult to tell what is happening during the action (the character's POV is skewed). Fighting is clumsy and redundant, and players may grow frustrated by the inability to manually save the game at a given point. You may only save when you come across typewriters, which aren't as numerous as they should be.

This is a thinking game, meaning players must learn a great deal and then figure out how to use what they learn. A car battery may be used to construct a bomb; a lighter and can of pesticide can be turned into a flame thrower. Because the action seems to be taking place far away, the violence doesn't seem as immediate as in some of the mature war time games, but there is plenty of creepy stuff. This creepiness, combined with the clunkiness and the time-suck factor, make it for fans only -- and mature fans at that.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: April 27, 2005
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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