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  • Summary: Resident Evil 4 marks a new chapter in the Resident Evil series. You'll rejoin Leon S. Kennedy six years after his first mission as a rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. Now a US agent, Leon is on a top secret mission to investigate the disappearance of the president's daughter. As Leon, youResident Evil 4 marks a new chapter in the Resident Evil series. You'll rejoin Leon S. Kennedy six years after his first mission as a rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. Now a US agent, Leon is on a top secret mission to investigate the disappearance of the president's daughter. As Leon, you must make your way to a mysterious location in Europe, where new enemies await. Take them down by using enhanced aim-and-shoot features and a new action button. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    100
    In case you haven't heard: Resident Evil 4 is kind of a big deal. With its quick pacing, intriguing narrative and unbelievable graphics, this is one of Capcom's best games. This $20 PlayStation 3 port improves the visuals, adds leaderboard support and introduces trophies into the mix. Come see why Resident Evil 4 remains the best survival horror game ever made!
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    90
    Resident Evil 4 is a 10 out of 10 game. This repackaging of the game is not a 10 out of 10 product. If you already own Resident Evil 4 on the Wii, there is absolutely no reason to buy it here other than the HD-ness, which did nothing for me.
  3. This set new standards in creating exhilarating set-pieces and pacing. [Nov 2011, p.96]
  4. Sep 20, 2011
    83
    Unless you absolutely need to have a moderate-looking HD version, you'd be better off with the Wii iteration because it includes multiple control setups and all the same extra features.
  5. This is Resi at its peak. Shame that it's a straight port, though. [Dec 2011, p81]
  6. Sep 26, 2011
    80
    There is no reason why you shouldn't buy Resident Evil 4 HD if you've never played it before or don't already own a previous release. It's almost the definitive version of the game, but not quite.
  7. Sep 19, 2011
    70
    Resident Evil 4 is a brilliant game, but that's exactly why Resident Evil 4 HD is such a disappointment. This is no definitive version or director's cut (wouldn't that be something), but a criminally half-baked attempt to winkle a little extra cash from the still-beating heart of a classic. Resi 4 deserves better than this; Resi 4's legions of devoted fans deserve better than this; and Capcom should be much better than this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    This is the game that changed the entire videogame industry back in 2005 on GameCube. Easily the best of the Resident Evil series (althoughThis is the game that changed the entire videogame industry back in 2005 on GameCube. Easily the best of the Resident Evil series (although closely followed by RE2), there is no excuse to miss out on this game now that it's at budget downloadable version Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    Scary, amusing and exciting videogame, that makes you jump of your chair and scream in fear, is totally a recommended game, it pairs with theScary, amusing and exciting videogame, that makes you jump of your chair and scream in fear, is totally a recommended game, it pairs with the Resident evil of the Gamecube, which is the best resident evil of all time. Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    Resident Evil 4 is without a doubt the best game in the series!! The mix between Horror and Action is spot on in this game.. The story isResident Evil 4 is without a doubt the best game in the series!! The mix between Horror and Action is spot on in this game.. The story is AMAZING! the gameplay mechanics are really good for a PS2 game, and the replay value is really HIGH! especially the HD version which has all the extras from past versions. All in all Resident Evil 4 is an AMAZING! game.. You MUST own it if you like action/Horror games Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2012
    10
    (Translate from Portuguese into English)Resident Evil 4 é na minha opinião o melhor jogo da franquia e um dos melhores jogos que(Translate from Portuguese into English)Resident Evil 4 é na minha opinião o melhor jogo da franquia e um dos melhores jogos que já joguei,esqueça os gráficos,este jogo é da geração passada,um jogo não é feito apenas de gráficos,RE4 é muito mais que isso,Leon esta em seu auge,personagem muito carismático,meu personagem preferido da franquia e o de muitos fãs também,só o final que não é tão bom,Jack Krauser foi muito mais desafiador do que o Osmund Saddler,mesmo assim é um dos jogos que mais vezes zerei até hoje,esta entre os melhores já criados. Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2012
    8
    Still the best RE game to date. Visuals are still amazing, and this HD version comes with the Seperate Ways campaign, which is great. Could'veStill the best RE game to date. Visuals are still amazing, and this HD version comes with the Seperate Ways campaign, which is great. Could've done with a lesser pricetag though, Capcom are greedy nowadays. Expand
  6. Sep 23, 2011
    8
    This is one of my favorite games of all time and this HD remix does an admirable job of bringing this classic title to modern consoles. I wasThis is one of my favorite games of all time and this HD remix does an admirable job of bringing this classic title to modern consoles. I was a little disappointed that Move controllers were not incorporated since it seems this would have been relatively easy to do with a Wii version already available. The HD graphics certainly won't blow you away, but they are a marked improvement over the original Gamecube and PS2 versions (both of which I have). I got this with the Playstation Plus discount and that makes it a particularly great value. The only reason I've deducted a few points is the graphics aren't quite up to modern standards and the controls feel particularly loose and twitchy. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2011
    0
    not even HD! This is not a good game and its just upscaled. WOO. Another way for capcom to make more money. So not worth it. Do we see thenot even HD! This is not a good game and its just upscaled. WOO. Another way for capcom to make more money. So not worth it. Do we see the REAL games in need of getting a hd rerelease get one like RE:outbreak,RE2, and RE3? No? Then why does this game with OK graphics allready get one? I dont get it. Expand

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