Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    88
    If you're not necessarily a fan of the series or haven't yet played Resident Evil 4, this is arguably the best the franchise has to offer, and the slick new look brings it closer to what we've come to expect visually from games this generation. Resident Evil 4 HD isn't a perfect port, but it offers a ton of content for a budget price.
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    95
    The updated visuals aren't mind-blowing, but they present the best way to return to this already stellar game. If you somehow missed out on Resident Evil 4 when it turned heads on the GameCube, this is the perfect time to give it a download and see what all the fuss is about.
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    88
    Resident Evil 4 is still one of the best games of the last generation and one of the best chapters in the series, but Capcom has made almost no effort to reinvest in this title. The mere introduction of the HD doesn't manage to bring up to date the graphics, but the game overall is so good that we can easily override the problem.
  4. Sep 19, 2011
    90
    While the opening chapter proved to be a lesson in re-learning how to play, once it all clicked again it became apparent just how much I love Capcom's highly-celebrated game. For me it's easily the best Resident Evil title, and an absolute must-buy for anyone interested in action or horror. Resident Evil 4 remains one of the greats.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. This set new standards in creating exhilarating set-pieces and pacing. [Nov 2011, p.96]
  8. Sep 21, 2011
    90
    A true killer app when it was released on the GameCube in 2005, Resident Evil 4 was a decisive take on the series, and on the action genre as a whole.
  9. Nov 27, 2011
    93
    Still brilliant. [Issue#210, p.99]
  10. 90
    At the end of the day, what you've got here is unequivocally one of the greatest action-horror outings of all time, and an absolute must-have for Resi fans and newcomers alike.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User 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 Full Review »
  2. Sep 22, 2011
    10
    The High Definition graphics really improves the gameplay and with all bugs and glitches from ps2 version eliminated, makes it a almostThe High Definition graphics really improves the gameplay and with all bugs and glitches from ps2 version eliminated, makes it a almost perfect game. Resi 4 fans will love the HD version and definatley recommend for those who have never played Full Review »
  3. Mar 14, 2012
    10
    Notice the HD in the title. Forget it was ever there, and if you actually buy this game, that's quite easy to do. Regardless of the graphicsNotice the HD in the title. Forget it was ever there, and if you actually buy this game, that's quite easy to do. Regardless of the graphics having little to no improvement (It's hard to tell actually) , this port of Resident Evil 4 is just as grand as the original was back in its lifetime. It's the same enjoyable horror game and arguably, "one of the greatest games of all time." Although that statement is subjective, RE4 has shown the quality to make me agree. Full Review »