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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 It´s a bit outdated now, but its soul and quality are still there for anyone wanting to discover or rediscover it.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: 38 out of 62
  2. Negative: 11 out of 62
  1. Jan 22, 2019
    10
    I've purchased this game a total of 8 times across 6 different platforms(2xGameCube, 2xPS2, PS4, Xbox360, Wii and PC).
    This game is just
    I've purchased this game a total of 8 times across 6 different platforms(2xGameCube, 2xPS2, PS4, Xbox360, Wii and PC).
    This game is just simply amazing. I first played it back in 2005 on my brother's GameCube and I was immediately hooked(however, I was stuck at the same part up until about mid 2006).
    It is, without a doubt, my favorite game of all time. Nothing beats it.

    Pros:
    + Graphics hold up pretty well
    + A near perfect inventory system(personal opinion)
    + Some fun, challenging puzzles
    + Scary enemy introductions and encounters
    + Lovable characters(including some enemies)
    + Classic cheesy Resident Evil story, but pulled off really well
    + The Merchant(Buy weapons, health sprays, maps, armor, larger inventory cases, etc.)
    + Stylish costumes(Especially the "Special 2" costume)
    + Files, letters, and notes are all good reads that explain the plot
    + Beautiful soundtrack(that I still listen to)
    + Main campaign, Separate Ways(second campaign), Assignment Ada, Mercenaries

    Pro/Con:
    (some people will like, others will hate compared to other RE titles)
    +/- Over the shoulder camera
    +/- More action based
    +/- Unlimited saving(still uses a typewriter though)
    +/- The Merchant System
    +/- Can't move while aiming/shooting
    +/- Tank controls

    Cons:
    - The last third of the game isn't really scary, begins to overstay it's welcome
    - The camera isn't able to be freely moved
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  2. 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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  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 1, 2020
    8
    My rating for this game is... 8,5.

    Excellent graphics. New features in gameplay compared to other previous games in the series: Resident
    My rating for this game is... 8,5.

    Excellent graphics.

    New features in gameplay compared to other previous games in the series: Resident Evil 1, 2 and 3.

    Engaging plot, the story takes place in a Spanish village. The enemies are zombies and people who are part of a hidden sect.

    New challenges and puzzles. Game difficult and requires training.
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  5. 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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  6. Mar 1, 2014
    6
    It isn't worse! I just think Capcom and I have very different ideas of what a "re-texture" is. It looks like it's running through a dolphinIt isn't worse! I just think Capcom and I have very different ideas of what a "re-texture" is. It looks like it's running through a dolphin emulator! I barely see any updates in the graphics besides a higher resolution. The mouse aiming is not 1 to 1, raw mouse input; your mouse is emulating a joystick. You are at the mercy of your sensitivity settings. this isn't news to a console gamer, but when your mouse is off the desk before you were able to turn as much as you wanted . . . not a good thing. Don't even get me started on user interface and keyboard-only menu navigation - "backspace," "delete" & "Page down" is how they want you to arrange your suitcase (which they don't tell you) out of ALL the keys on a keyboard. Why not just use the keys I've BEEN using? Expand
  7. Jun 1, 2020
    0
    This game is good,but QTE are horrible.I deleted it because of them.Screw you,capcom

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