|Release date:||26 August 2005|
Resident Evil shambles back onto PS2 with seemingly no end to the zombie madness in sight.
Set in the aftermath of the failed experimentations of the Umbrella corporation and its dramatic effect on the populace of Raccoon City, Outbreak File #2, like its predecessor, follows eight unfortunate residents who face the nightmare of their fellows citizens turned crazed flesh eaters. With the clock ticking before the Government "cleanses" the area, this band of survivors are in a desperate race to avoid infection and their own personal Armageddon when the bombs drop.
Unlike the first Outbreak, File #2 takes the action online, where four players can experience the horror of Capcom's signature storylines, disturbing visuals and gut-twisting audio.
Outbreak File #2 features eight ordinary citizens, each with different strengths and a perspective on the story. Teamwork between this band, both in single-player and four-player online games, is vital to progression though the new scenarios and multiple storyline routes.
Online play is not the only new addition. A whole onslaught of new zombies are unleashed with the introduction of new deadly foes, random enemy placement, a points system to unlock extra content, and a choice of either classic Resident Evil d-pad or full analog control.
These new trappings would amount to little more than a quick bite on the arm and rapid infection if it were not for the storyline, which as ever does not disappoint. Capcom has mastered the survival horror genre and continues to set new benchmarks, seen in the rollercoaster hell-ride that is Resident Evil Outbreak File #2.
- New take on the gruesome apocalypse befalling Raccoon City
- Eight characters provide unique perspectives on a branching storyline
- Online play shares the horror amongst four friends for the first time
- Wealth of new features, from scenarios and enemies to unlockable content and control options