• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2005
  • Also On: PC
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Universal acclaim- based on 1814 Ratings

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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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 82
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  1. Be afraid. The intelligent, fast-moving fiends who stalk special agent Leon Kennedy will almost make you yearn for the embrace of old-fashioned brain-hungry cadavers.
  2. The best looking console game of all time. It is its franchise's redeemer. It is a masterpiece of video game storytelling. It is genuinely tense and occasionally even scary. It is one of the best action games ever released.
  3. Simply put, Resident Evil 4 is the tightest, most accessible game in the series and one of the best games out there.
  4. netjak
    97
    This game has officially spoiled me. Literally everything about Resident Evil 4 is oozing with style and meticulous attention to detail.
  5. The atmosphere still feels tense, but you no longer feel like a helpless victim that has no hope of survival; rather, you feel like an action hero with all the right moves for a Hollywood summer blockbuster, big guns and all.
  6. Few words can explain the sheer joy of playing it, because it's constantly throwing up new things to marvel at. And it just feels so affirming to play a game this confident, this well-crafted, this, well, fun.
  7. As good as it is though, it isn't perfect, which shows that the whole concept of a wholly linear 3rd person "horror" shooter wasn't all that great to begin with. I put horror in quotes because the game never actually scared me once, but if you're a squeamish pre-teen who can't watch Jurassic Park without wetting the bed this might not be an experience you'll enjoy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 424
  1. TheDUDE
    Feb 14, 2005
    10
    Without a shadow of a doubt, this is one of the finest pieces of artwork ever created. It has a unique feel, is fun to play, and will most Without a shadow of a doubt, this is one of the finest pieces of artwork ever created. It has a unique feel, is fun to play, and will most likely never see an equal. This is why the hell we play games in the first place. Nice work CAPCOM! Expand
  2. AriaR.
    Jan 17, 2005
    10
    Very Good Game.
  3. 4DI
    Nov 13, 2012
    10
    an atmospheric and revolutionary game that surpasses every other game within the survival horror genre ti'll this day.
    My only complaint
    an atmospheric and revolutionary game that surpasses every other game within the survival horror genre ti'll this day.
    My only complaint about RE4 is the lack of a quick select for weapons and items.(instead of pausing for the inventory)
    but it's all because of the gamecube controller's limitations.
    so
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  4. AndrewS.
    Apr 11, 2005
    10
    It's simply the best game that i've ever seen and played! Great great great!!! Amazing under any point of view! History of video It's simply the best game that i've ever seen and played! Great great great!!! Amazing under any point of view! History of video gaming pass through this game! Expand
  5. BenB.
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    A Masterpiece of the video game genre. A must have for any fan.
  6. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    Gameplay super perfect ! Atmosphere amaging ! Absolutely all time no. 1 horrer game.
  7. May 14, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. That this game was horrible complete with ridiculous plot, pathetic puzzles and weapons upgrades .
    The plot is very predictable and cliché, i didn't like the ending at all, very predictable utterly disappointed, i hope Saddler had a chance to survive , i would love to see him in the sequel and in films and games.
    DLC for wong did not like at all, again repeated locations and it was uninteresting and boring , it DLC shouldn't be canon.
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