• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2021
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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: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  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 28, 2021
    80
    Resident Evil 4 on Oculus Quest 2 is a testament to Armature’s VR skills whilst highlighting the difficulties in bringing an almost 20-year-old videogame into VR. With the immersion settings on full whack, running around monster-filled castles was thoroughly engrossing and genuinely tense at points. But there’s no getting away from the fact that plenty of rough edges remain and moment’s like the QTEs are going to be highly divisive amongst players. Resident Evil 4 certainly isn’t a pivotal VR showcase by any means, yet for Resi fans, there’s enough to keep you entertained.
  6. Oct 28, 2021
    80
    Resident Evil 4 VR is an almost completely won bet. Transposing the famous horror title into virtual reality could seem like a gamble, given the many adjustments to be made to adapt to the peripheral, but Capcom and Armature Studios managed to drop the player into the role of Leon Kennedy in a very credible way. The title makes excellent use of all the potential of the Oculus Quest and also offers various options to adapt the experience to a wide range of players, both those looking for a more comfortable journey, and those looking for action and adrenaline. The two movement systems both have their weaknesses, but with a little training we were able to keep up with the hordes of Ganados and fully enjoy all the physicality of this new edition, enhanced by inventory management and a remake of many of the game mechanics.
  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: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  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. Nov 15, 2021
    10
    Sehr spaßiges VR Game. Habe es am Stück durch gespielt und mir wurde zu keinem Zeitpunkt langweilig.
  3. 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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  4. Nov 18, 2021
    9
    Yep. One of the best games ever now in VR! It's look great, it's plays great, and at this moment it can be called Oculus Quest 2 systemYep. One of the best games ever now in VR! It's look great, it's plays great, and at this moment it can be called Oculus Quest 2 system seller.

    Immersive controls plays great but doing game much esasier (for example you can shoot from pistol and shotgun at the same time and do it in movement) QTE feels good, but also doing game easier. At my opionion if you know what is that RE series it should be played minimum at hard difficulty.

    Little dissapointed that CAPCOM cut Mercinaries mode and both Ada's scenario, but I hope that they add it in the next update or as DLC maybe. If you Resident Evil fan or never play Resident Evil before — it's dosent matter! This game just must play for everyone!
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  5. Nov 16, 2021
    9
    Honestly a great Vr Port. Being able to experience this classic of a game face to face using a headset is amazing, Armature did a really goodHonestly a great Vr Port. Being able to experience this classic of a game face to face using a headset is amazing, Armature did a really good job on this one. I only have a few small problems, this could be just me or how I hold the weapon but the TMP feels Clunky to aim sometimes (Too Sensitive, stuck in place) the Bolt Action Rifle is no Longer a Springfield, Dialogue was Censored, No Mercenaries or Separate Ways (At least for now, who knows they made add it later) and the Shooting Range doesn't give you cash prizes anymore, in fact Treasures aren't worth as much as they use to be so it's harder to buy all the Exclusive Uprgades on your first playthrough. However besides those small things the game is great. It creates the same Tense fear the original had as enemies run closer towards you and at a faster rate. Sure you can have free movement with the analog stick, but you'll always be surrounded by ganados that'll try to attack you, it sure to cause you panic, in face I won't lie I've been jumped a few times by em. The game graphically has aged pretty well, It's definitely the best looking port we have so far, unlike every other port the game seems really clear, it's easy While we don't have all the Post game weapons, the rest of the guns are still in the game such as the Mine Thrower, Matilda and even the Infinite Launcher! Ashley still exists, though she honestly isn't that bad, as long as she doesn't run towards a group of Ganados, she won't be much of a pain. And that's all I can say in 1600 words. If you have £30 or $40 in your pocket, I'd say buy it. You won't be disappointed. Expand
  6. Oct 31, 2021
    9
    Probably the best conversion of an old game I have played to date.
    Warning to women with big chests. The knife will be over your left
    Probably the best conversion of an old game I have played to date.
    Warning to women with big chests. The knife will be over your left breast, and if you are ample like my wife, you may need to press in to get to the knife.

    I scored it a 9 instead of an 8, cause I couldn't stop laughing as my wife panicked and kept punching her boob to get to her knife.
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  7. Oct 29, 2021
    7
    Not sure why it says pc when it's a quest exclusive but what ever. As a quest 2 game it looks like a pcvr game but has all the benefits ofNot sure why it says pc when it's a quest exclusive but what ever. As a quest 2 game it looks like a pcvr game but has all the benefits of wireless roomscale. The game is res4 so that's all you need to know. Everything works well in vr in ways you wouldn't expect being a port of an old non vr game. So if we accept it's good let's address the bad. It can be confusing at times and the vr controls don't always work perfectly. The textures aren't always crisp and writing can be a little blurry. The cutscenes are sadly not in vr which is jarring. And the ladders are also cutscenes which is just lazy and an odd omission. Also The devs have removed all the extra modes like mercenaries and the ada wong missions as well as some other newer additions from the latest remaster.

    I promise you this cut content will be sold back to us later as expensive dlc which is disgusting but inevitable with fb in charge. So overall the game gets an average score for not being fully vr and for having so much removed content. Overall though what there is... is excellent and feels like a new game experience entirely. It's a must have purchase though maybe wait for a sale or a goty edition with the missing dlc.
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