Fateful Meeting at Raccoon City
Top 10 Unforgettable Resident Evil 2 Moments to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary
Resident Evil 2 is turning 20 this year and has scared plenty of players throughout the years. From solving puzzles in the police precinct to killing zombies in the sewers, there is a lot to love in the game. To celebrate, here are 10 of the most memorable scenes Resident Evil 2 has to offer. Keep in mind that there will be spoilers ahead, so read at your own discretion!
The Resident Evil 2 opening pretty much had the perfect recipe for an old-school horror flick: two strangers arriving at a practically deserted town in the middle of the night. For Claire, heading to Raccoon City was just another lead to finding her missing brother. Meanwhile, Leon was on his very first day on the job as a Raccoon City Police officer. Players were practically screaming for the two to turn back as soon as they passed by the green road sign.
There’s a lot of tension and confusion when Leon and Claire finally meet up outside the diner. The both of them, as well as the players, are shaken by the gruesome images of zombies, causing Leon to nearly shoot her. A quick, intense chase scene ensues, with the zombies dangerously hungry for some fresh meat. Thankfully, they managed to escape in their getaway car that even had a spare gun for Claire.
To this day, it’s still pretty strange how the two of them didn’t notice the backseat zombie inside the police car, and they probably could have even escaped if they killed it first. That said, we probably wouldn’t have Resident Evil 2 without that meddling monster… so thanks, random zombie!