• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: May 15, 2007
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  • Summary: As U.S. agent Leon Kennedy looks into the abduction of the President's daughter, his investigation leads to a mysterious location in Europe. Encountering unimaginable horrors, he must find out what is behind the terror. Experience Evil 4 with new gameplay and bonus features: new chapters -As U.S. agent Leon Kennedy looks into the abduction of the President's daughter, his investigation leads to a mysterious location in Europe. Encountering unimaginable horrors, he must find out what is behind the terror. Experience Evil 4 with new gameplay and bonus features: new chapters - play as Ada Wong in "Separate Ways," 5 terrifying, adrenaline-pumping missions that reveal additional horrific surprise. New weapons, including the P.R.L.412 laser cannon and the Gunpowder Bowgun. New unlockable costumes for Leon and Ashley. New gameplay mechanics -- behind-the-back camera perspective & hit zone aiming system. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Games Master UK
    90
    An OK port of one of the greatest games ever made. [Apr 2007, p.84]
  2. 90
    It provides a shockingly large amount of game time (with Separate Ways, expect to be playing this game in the 25-30 hour realm the first time through).
  3. The best bit is that you can experience the whole story again through the eyes of a completely different character, thus unwrapping further details about the plot. This kind of storytelling is not found too often and it was certainly a pleasure to undertake.
  4. 77
    The puzzle mechanics work smoothly, environments are introduced in skillful fashion, the fighting is always interesting and low on frustration factor, aside from the aim-to-shoot mechanic in close quarters combat.
  5. PC Format
    73
    A lazy port of a great game. Do not attempt to play it without a joypad, or you may end up moaning like one of the Spanish zombies. [Apr 2007, p.69]
  6. It's a simple port of a console game and as such is best played on a console.
  7. PC Zone UK
    57
    So sloppily ported. [May 2007, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 70
  2. Negative: 17 out of 70
  1. Alex
    Nov 14, 2007
    10
    This game is fantastic. It seems like all I hear on reviews about the PC port is how much it sucks compared to a console, but really it This game is fantastic. It seems like all I hear on reviews about the PC port is how much it sucks compared to a console, but really it isn't that bad. Sure it might take some getting used to, and the controls are a bit lacking but I learned it and it soon became second nature. That aside, it is one of the greatest games I've ever played. It is very immersive and it's hard to put it down. Expand
  2. MichaelM.
    May 14, 2007
    10
    Completely different than the rest of the games. Can't believe how they changed the story and the game play was awesome.
  3. RichS.
    May 22, 2007
    9
    I don't see why people are complaining about the graphics so much... It's a port, what should you realistically be expecting to I don't see why people are complaining about the graphics so much... It's a port, what should you realistically be expecting to get? Before the patch I do agree that the graphics were bad, but hey, that's why they made a patch. It is pretty much required to have a controller to play this game, but if you own a PC and play any sports game then you most likely have one (or if you're like me 3) already. When buying a port, especially from Capcom, don't expect them to reinvent the wheel because they're just not going to do it because it's not going to make them as much money and that's what it's all about for them because they're a BUSINESS. Expand
  4. JimmusM.
    Apr 24, 2007
    6
    A direct port from the Playstation 2 game, which was a direct port from the Nintendo Gamecube, as far as I know. Capcom continues to crap out A direct port from the Playstation 2 game, which was a direct port from the Nintendo Gamecube, as far as I know. Capcom continues to crap out unoptimized ports for the PC and wondering why nobody buys their games. Resident Evil 4 is one of my all-time favorite Playstation 2 games - good graphics, decent controls (for the PS2), less cheesy dialogue, and a great gameplay mechanic. Simply one of the best "survival horror" games around. This game had great potential on the PC, if they had implemented high graphics resolutions and color-depth, sound improvements like EAX, and given it a mouse-driven control scheme. Instead, they did texture conversions that make everything look repetitive, dull and washed-out; you need to configure a gamepad, or fight with keyboard controls for their headscratching decision to make almost all actions require two buttons/keys pressed, as in aiming with one button, and shooting with another. Why not change the game enough to use "Quake Keys" (WASD) and a mouse? Beyond your programming abilities, Capcom? The game is fun, to be sure, but it could have been superior on the PC, and it could have sold a good number of copies. As it is, it joins the long line of craptastic Capcom hack-jobs, all of which will only remembered for how poor they were. And finally, the game is renamed from Resident Evil 4 to Biohazard 4. Nevermind the fact that there are no Biohazards 1-3, but there were two other crappy ports of Resident Evil 2&3 for the PC. This only confirms that Capcom is sloppy and hoping to sling its titles out for PC gamers who knew the games from console systems. Expand
  5. CarlH.
    Aug 14, 2007
    6
    The only decent aspect of this game is the shooting, everything else was bad, really bad. The characters are some of the cheesiest, corniest The only decent aspect of this game is the shooting, everything else was bad, really bad. The characters are some of the cheesiest, corniest and lamest ive ever witnessed in a game, such awful dialogue. The graphics were terrible, missing many effects that completely detracted from the overall experience and no mouse support? Terrible, just terrible. Expand
  6. Konron
    May 17, 2007
    5
    A bad port of an otherwise great game. After Capcom patched the game, they added shading and lighting and other visual effects that were A bad port of an otherwise great game. After Capcom patched the game, they added shading and lighting and other visual effects that were originally missing, but it still doesn't look as good as the Gamecube version. You'd best have a PC controller if you really must play this, because it has no native mouse support, but there is a third-party mouse support patch out there that isn't so good. Pray that they add mouse support and better graphics quality when they release it in North America. Expand
  7. MikeB.
    Apr 10, 2007
    0
    Having been a massive fan of the Resident Evil series since the first game came out I was eagerly anticipating a release on the pc this year. Having been a massive fan of the Resident Evil series since the first game came out I was eagerly anticipating a release on the pc this year. To say I'm disappointed is a massive understatement. This is a truly horrendous port from the gamecube, indeed it is the worst port I've EVER played. Basically what you have here is a 1st person shooter without mouse compatability. Aiming weapons is impossible with any degree of accuracy and so the game falls flat at the very first hurdle. Another complete stinker in gameplay terms is the interactive cutscenes where you are urged on screen to press certain buttons at certain times. All well and good until you realize the developers haven't bothered changing the on screen commands to relate to the pc. SO now when you see "press 1 and 2" it really means "enter and space". Its just lazy and sloppy development and results in you spending fifteen minutes at each cutscene guessing which buttons you should press. For all the games plaability issues you would think it at least has awesome graphics. It looked pretty good on the gamecube 2 years ago so you would think that would have been improved a lot for the pc. Oh dear oh dear oh dear. The pc version looks WORSE than the original! Texture are lame and choppy, with no option to change the resolution at all and the whole game in general is far too bright, killing any atmosphere. Even basic things like mist and fog elements whch were in the original have been dropped for this, leaving comedy moments were enemies, instead of running off into the fog, simply disappear into mid-air. To sum up this is a horrible port with absolutely no regards to pc players whatsoever and should be thoroughly ignored. If you MUST play this game, and believe me, it is an excellent console game, you'd be better advised to buy a second hand Gamecube with it than waste your money on this dross. Expand

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