The pinnacle of the Resi series before the long slow decline. And bar a small peak with Resi 4 in 2004 the series would take on the appearance of a shambling undead corpse with Part 5 & 6.
Nevertheless, it really speaks volumes for how good part 2 really was. It built on the considerable promise of Resident Evil 1 and took it to the next level. It was a shame part 3 couldn’t do the same.