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  • Summary: In Resident Evil 4, Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy is dispatched on a mission to rescue the U.S. President’s daughter who has been kidnapped. Wending his way to a rural village in Europe, he faces new threats that are a departure from the traditional lumbering zombie enemies of the earlierIn Resident Evil 4, Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy is dispatched on a mission to rescue the U.S. President’s daughter who has been kidnapped. Wending his way to a rural village in Europe, he faces new threats that are a departure from the traditional lumbering zombie enemies of the earlier installments in the series. Leon battles horrific new creatures infested by a new threat called Las Plagas and faces off against an aggressive group of enemies including mind-controlled villagers that are tied to Los Illuminados, the mysterious cult which is behind the abduction. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    95
    The definition of survival horror genre today - grown more beautiful with age.
  2. Feb 27, 2014
    90
    This time, the conversion of this classic is loyal to the original game published in 2005 on GameCube. Even if this is a lazy port, technically speaking, it is still one of the best survival horror games ever made, and you ought to play it if you didn't before. Period.
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    83
    All of that said, if you haven't played it yet, the $20 that Capcom is asking for RE4 Ultimate is well worth it.
  4. Feb 28, 2014
    80
    PC players finally have access to a proper port of the game. It may be showing its age, but Resident Evil 4 HD stands as the best version available. There is about 30 hours of content in this edition, which runs for a reasonable $20.
  5. Mar 3, 2014
    80
    Does it make sense to spend 20 € to play Resident Evil 4 in 2014? Who already knows everything about this 2005 classic made in Capcom maybe is gonna wait for a better offer on Steam. For all the others this PC port is mandatory and even if the game has some bitterness here and there, it remains one of the best Shinji Mikami's creations, as well as a true masterpiece.
  6. Feb 28, 2014
    75
    It´s a great classic that has took too long to arrive to PC in a optimal condition. It´s a bit outdated now, but its soul and quality are still there for anyone wanting to discover or rediscover it.
  7. Mar 6, 2014
    56
    A bare bones port that embodies everything PC gamers hate about lazy console conversions. Capcom should have let this one rest in peace.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. Jul 2, 2014
    10
    I'm a fan of the old Ones, and yes this is different but it is AWESOME the last good RE.

    everything is good on this game ! Multiple
    I'm a fan of the old Ones, and yes this is different but it is AWESOME the last good RE.

    everything is good on this game !

    Multiple storylines (games), I love it !
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  2. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    This will always be the best game ever, there isn't really much else to say. The graphics are starting to show their age, but what do youThis will always be the best game ever, there isn't really much else to say. The graphics are starting to show their age, but what do you expect for 8 years. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2014
    10
    Arguably the best Resident Evil game made so far brought to Steam with Achievements, high defiition textures and the same ass-kicking factorArguably the best Resident Evil game made so far brought to Steam with Achievements, high defiition textures and the same ass-kicking factor as the game had on its release for only 20 god damn dollars? I say hell **** yes. Expand
  4. Apr 22, 2014
    7
    The game is simply endless levels of bad guys coming at you that require shooting to death, or in some cases karate kicking or blowing up. TheThe game is simply endless levels of bad guys coming at you that require shooting to death, or in some cases karate kicking or blowing up. The story is clichéd drivel, involving the Illuminati (Los Illuminados) and some zombie type infection-plague, with occasional references to Umbrella. I know this is considered a great classic, but playing for the first time in 2014, it takes a while to get used to. The controls and over-shoulder camera view are not very satisfying. Effectively the game is just about grinding and blasting your way from one environment to the next, in the search of an important young woman who has been kidnapped by some shady people – comical villains really. There are some puzzles along the way, but the boss fights are more challenging … According to my Steam stats I killed almost 900 enemies and it took over 16 hours to complete. That’s a lot of shooting. I may be in the minority here, but I actually remember enjoying RE5 more than this one. That being said, the game provides incredibly good value for money. According to my calculations each enemy I killed cost me 1.7p, based on 886 enemies taken care of, from an outlay of £15. I also died 92 times, apparently, so that’s 16p per death!
    Some comments on the port – I have never seen the original version or the previous PC version/s, so cannot compare. Yes I experienced a few annoyances, not just related to the controls. However, I never had any issues that impacted on my game experience other than a serious slow-down in FPS that happened sporadically. If we had better viewing angles and camera controls, this would have made a big difference.
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  5. Feb 28, 2014
    6
    I don't need to discuss Resident Evil 4's gameplay or story or anything else. We all know this song an dance by now. Suffice to say, if thisI don't need to discuss Resident Evil 4's gameplay or story or anything else. We all know this song an dance by now. Suffice to say, if this were a good port, the game would be getting perfect scores. But it isn't, and here's why:

    Capcom apparently was convinced that the only reason PC gamers disliked the original port of Resident Evil 4, was the poor graphics. So they went hard at work - and by hard at work I mean they if they had nothing better to do and could be arsed - updating the graphics of Resident Evil 4 from the poorly done graphics of 2004 to the cutting edge graphics of 2006. They spent the next few months leading up to release showing off their 1080p resolution and 60fps framerate. And nothing else. The question arose: What is it they don't want you to see? The answer encompasses just about everything else: a barebones unoptimized port with poor controls, limited graphical options, and a plague of bugs that will almost certainly be overlooked by the inevitable day-one patch. So simply put, RE4UHDE is only marginally better than the original 2007 release, and on the same level as the 2012 Dark Souls PC release - which may I point out, at least From Software had the excuse of having no experience working with PC gaming. Capcom has no excuse beyond their own incompetence.

    But it looks pretty so I guess they're absolved of blame or something.
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  6. Oct 7, 2015
    5
    Another crappy port. They didnt learn much from the first pc port. The game itself is good. It does have flaws.
    But what kills this is its
    Another crappy port. They didnt learn much from the first pc port. The game itself is good. It does have flaws.
    But what kills this is its not made for the pc in mind. Not to mention the crashes even on the 1.06 version. And im sure they will never fix it.
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  7. Mar 14, 2014
    1
    Wonderful game. However, it crashes so often that it's almost unplayable - I've attempted all possible graphics settings to no avail. None ofWonderful game. However, it crashes so often that it's almost unplayable - I've attempted all possible graphics settings to no avail. None of the support links work - I get redirected to a Ubisoft (who produced this game) page that no doesn't exist. If they fix the many, many bugs I'll give this a good review. As of now, I'm angry that I spent $20 on an unplayable game. Expand

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