• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2021
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85

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6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 74 Ratings

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  • Summary: Explore the iconic world of Resident Evil 4 in this all-new version, entirely made for VR. Step into the shoes of special agent Leon S. Kennedy on his mission to rescue the U.S. President's daughter who has been kidnapped by a mysterious cult. Find your way through a rural village in Europe,Explore the iconic world of Resident Evil 4 in this all-new version, entirely made for VR. Step into the shoes of special agent Leon S. Kennedy on his mission to rescue the U.S. President's daughter who has been kidnapped by a mysterious cult. Find your way through a rural village in Europe, come face to face with challenging enemies, and uncover secrets and gameplay that have revolutionized the entire survival horror genre. Battle horrific creatures infected by the Las Plagas parasite and face off against aggressive enemies including mind-controlled villagers and discover their connection to Los Illuminados, the cult behind the abduction

    Key Features
    - New and unique VR interactions that put you in the shoes of Leon S. Kennedy, now entirely in first-person.
    - Immersive VR environments that pull you into the mysterious world of Resident Evil 4.
    - Stunning, high-resolution graphics rebuilt for VR.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Oct 28, 2021
    100
    Resident Evil 4 VR takes one of the greatest, most thrilling video game campaigns of all time and nigh-flawlessly translates it to VR, making for an even more intense, breathtaking, and terrifying experience than ever. It may not innovate or execute everything as elegantly as a made-for-VR game like Half Life: Alyx, and it doesn’t necessarily replace the original as the definitive version, but it’s, without doubt, a definitive killer app for Oculus Quest 2.
  2. Oct 28, 2021
    90
    This isn't some half-assed port. Armature Studios fully converted Resident Evil 4 to 1st-person VR, only leaving 3rd-person for cutscenes and QTEs. You'll rarely find a VR game of this length and production value, combining classic and modern mechanics into a compelling package.
  3. Oct 29, 2021
    90
    Resident Evil 4 VR's Oculus Quest 2 exclusivity means that it has an incredibly limited audience right out of the gate, and it's hard to recommend someone buy a brand new VR headset to play this one game. However, hardcore Resident Evil 4 fans may want to consider biting the bullet and doing that anyway, as VR completely reinvigorates the game and succeeds in making a 16-year-old experience feel new.
  4. Oct 28, 2021
    85
    Let's be clear: Resident Evil 4 VR is arguably one of the best VR action games available on the Oculus Quest today. While visually the weight of the ages is felt, the frantic pace of the action has not aged a bit. Even better: virtual reality offers a second youth to the title of Capcom thanks to much freer movements (move and shoot at the same time!) And movements that respond to the fingers and the eye. From a cult TPS, but which had taken the lead in the wing due to an outdated grip, Resident Evil 4 here becomes a nervous and particularly effective FPS.
  5. Oct 19, 2022
    80
    Resident Evil 4 is a fantastic game no matter what you play it on, but the jump to VR has a few issues. The controls feel good in a vacuum, but certain options will make the game exponentially harder. If you’re someone who doesn’t get sick in VR, this is one of the best titles on the platform. If you do get sick, however, stick with the 2D versions.
  6. Oct 28, 2021
    80
    Resident Evil 4 VR is an incredible, if not definitive take on an all-time classic. There are a lot of rough edges to this port like the constant cutting to virtual screens, lack of spatial audio and certain combat encounters that simply don’t translate well to VR. But, for every moment of Wii-waggle boulder dodging or tarnished memories of once much more demanding boss fights, developer Armature mines gold elsewhere. Whether it’s the brilliantly redesigned puzzles, the slick satisfaction of pulling off headshots with careful aim or simply taking in this world of terror from a fresh new angle, there are a lot of reasons to relive the horror. I suspect it’s best enjoyed as a novel way to revisit one of the all-time greats than it is to approach fresh but whatever your circumstances, you’re bound to enjoy the ride. Games like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners might be the future of VR, but Resident Evil 4 is a welcome reminder that it’s well worth looking to the past too.
  7. Oct 28, 2021
    70
    Resident Evil 4 returns in virtual reality exclusively on Oculus' Quest 2. If the game is identical to the original material in its graphics and game design, seen from the inside, it must be spectacular. Especially since the game is not stingy with epic moments. In addition, the ease of use on the quest is optimal and in-game interactions with objects, weapons included, are successful. Resident Evil 4, on the other hand, is a game full of cutscenes. But there are really plenty of them, every 3 seconds, even in the middle of a fight. And when that happens, you are often placed in a dark room with a screen. Even though the cutscene is only half a second ... Then you come back to the game, in the body of Leon Kennedy. Until the next cutscene. This breaks up the immersion, which has been successful, and that's a shame. A big black point for this Resident Evil 4 which would have benefited from evolving for VR and not remaining too faithful to the original material, even if it means sacrificing the kinematics or the game mechanics. Another big black point, no bonus of end of game other than a new game +. Soon in DLC? Clearly, if you have a Quest 2, 40 € to fork out and you are a big fan of Resident Evil 4, do not shy away from your pleasure, we recommend the purchase. But when we read each other again, we say to ourselves that there are a lot of conditions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Oct 31, 2021
    10
    Saying that this is the best version of the game is the understatement of a century. I just got to chapter 5 and every step along the way hasSaying that this is the best version of the game is the understatement of a century. I just got to chapter 5 and every step along the way has been un fricking believable. Having my wife try it out and seeing her on the ground screaming swinging a knife was worth it in itself. Expand
  2. Jun 26, 2022
    10
    Truly an amazing and must have vr game. The game is great for older fans and newer fans as well, keeping the same aesthetic as the originalTruly an amazing and must have vr game. The game is great for older fans and newer fans as well, keeping the same aesthetic as the original while expanding even more on it in a vr environment. It takes all the complaints from the original game and makes them strengths. Now this is how you do a vr conversion of a game. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2022
    10
    Absolutely adore playing this in VR. Being able to actually be in the world of Resident evil 4 made me purchase instantly
  4. May 30, 2022
    9
    Awesome, this sold me om VR! Love RE4 and to convert this from 3rd person to an awesome VR experience is just amazing! I’m hoping to see moreAwesome, this sold me om VR! Love RE4 and to convert this from 3rd person to an awesome VR experience is just amazing! I’m hoping to see more classic games converted to VR after this! Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2021
    9
    Excellent conversion to Oculus Quest 2 of one of the best game ever made. Same as the original but in VR, highly recommended

    PROS: Easy and
    Excellent conversion to Oculus Quest 2 of one of the best game ever made. Same as the original but in VR, highly recommended

    PROS: Easy and fully functional menus + Superb weapons mangement in game + Everything works really well

    Minor problems: Some actions are in 2D + To swap second weapon you need to go to the menu + Ashley's head is like a little crushed
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  6. Dec 14, 2022
    9
    Played this outstanding game on PS2 and switch, but I have to say playing it in VR is like a completely new experience. Immersive mode isPlayed this outstanding game on PS2 and switch, but I have to say playing it in VR is like a completely new experience. Immersive mode is extremely well implemented. A must-have for all VR headset owners. Expand
  7. Mar 31, 2022
    0
    Hasta la horrible versión de ps2 vale más la pena que este ridículo y absurdo port en "realidad virtual".

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