Resident Evil 2 is set a few months after the first installment's zombie plague. Players assume the role of either Raccoon City police officer Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield, whose missing brother may be involved with those responsible for the invasion. Both decide to venture forth in search of the source of the still-active zombie plague. In classic horror flick style, each goes alone with minimal weapons and a tendency to attract the undead. And since you can't argue with a zombie, players must often choose between firing a precious bullet or running for dear life. Separate character storylines and items that move after each game keep players coming back for more gore.
The hulking 512-megabit game pack is the largest to hit the Nintendo 64, and for good reason. The game features high-resolution 3-D graphics, a massive game world, and even full-motion video (another N64 first).
As millions of PlayStation fans can attest, you'll scream, you'll jump out of your chair, you'll shout commands to your characters as the zombies and mutant creatures close in and--best of all--you'll love every terrifying second of it. --Eric Twelker