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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Oct 28, 2021
    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. Nov 8, 2021
    Overall, the transition of Resident Evil 4 to VR is a triumphant affair. Seeing iconic locations brought to full-scale VR life is not only a wonderful nostalgia blast but the conversion injects new life into arguably the best Resident Evil game. Fighting off the hordes of Ganados of Pueblo and the other villains of the Los Illuminados, as they get right in your face, is a gaming treat all players should experience.
  3. Nov 2, 2021
    Resident Evil 4 VR is a near-perfect way to revisit the survival horror classic, thanks to Oculus taking every measure for a truly immersive day in Leon's life.
  4. Oct 29, 2021
    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.
  5. Oct 28, 2021
    One of the biggest survival horror hits find new home on Oculus Quest, adapting its core mechanics to the VR playground and achieving great success and bringing new emotions to the formula. It's not perfect, but playing it on Oculus Quest it's a completely new experience that any RE fan should try.
  6. Oct 28, 2021
    RE4VR is an essential game to have in your Oculus Quest 2 library, right alongside Beat Saber and Superhot. It is a welcoming version to newcomers that are VR-capable, and, most excitingly, not only will new players get to experience RE4 in a new way that doesn't compromise the original's greatness (and even its quirks), but a new generation of players will get to hear Leon S. Kennedy's campy one-liners. And that's a prospect I'm very excited about.
  7. Oct 28, 2021
    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.
  8. Oct 28, 2021
    But it was more than nostalgia driving me to keep playing on a constant basis. It’s really hard to explain the feeling of looking down on the gondola area or looking up at the castle and taking it all in with a full head tracking view. Even with the older visual style, they look absolutely stunning: a testament to how well the game has held up after all this time.
  9. Oct 28, 2021
    Resident Evil 4 VR is a breath of fresh air for one of the most ported entries in Capcom's long-running series. While the game is missing modes like Separate Ways or The Mercenaries, Armature has crafted one of the best versions of Resident Evil 4 to date.
  10. Oct 28, 2021
    Resident Evil 4 VR is one of the most surprising delights of my entire year. Every part of the base game is here, and it all fits and feels right. Every bit of the schlock, fear, and intensity is joined by a well-thought-out array of VR gunplay, puzzle-solving, melee, and other satisfying interactions. Resident Evil 4 is one of the absolute high points of the entire franchise. This is a full-on adaptation of it with nothing left out. If you weren’t cool with the narrative, scares, or schlock before, this probably won’t change your mind. But if it was the controls bothered you, this is easily the best and most enjoyable version of Resident Evil 4 to ever come out.
  11. Oct 28, 2021
    If you're a fan of RE4, have access to an Oculus Quest 2, and don't mind the morally and ethically questionable need to have a Facebook account to play an Oculus game, I can't recommend RE4VR enough. It's like breathing new life into an old, familiar feeling.
  12. Oct 28, 2021
    Can a 16-year-old game work with the freshest technology out there? Surprisingly yes, in the case of Resident Evil 4 VR.
  13. Oct 28, 2021
    Resident Evil 4 VR is no lazy port, and genuinely adds another dimension to what many consider to be the best game in the series.
  14. Oct 28, 2021
    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.
  15. Oct 28, 2021
    Once upon a time there was a survival horror that stood out, at the same time, as a masterpiece and a model that would be the cornerstone of the new shooter-like spirit of the series. Once upon a time but also in this very day, again, with Resident Evil 4 VR, virtual reality port not perfect, but very enjoyable.
  16. Oct 28, 2021
    Quotation forthcoming.
  17. Oct 19, 2022
    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.
  18. Oct 28, 2021
    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.
  19. Oct 28, 2021
    Resident Evil 4 for Quest 2 is a competent VR port of the survival horror classic, bringing to the game newly polished visuals and a first-person VR perspective that doesn't disappoint. Despite some awesome additions to make it feel more like a VR native, there are some unfortunate holdovers like 2D cutscenes which somehow make it feel less cinematic and immersive than it might otherwise feel.
  20. Oct 28, 2021
    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.
  21. Oct 28, 2021
    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.
  22. Oct 28, 2021
    Even though it abuses 2D cut-scenes that break the immersion, Resident Evil 4 VR is an incredible way of experimenting one of the best, most revolutionary games ever made.
  23. Oct 28, 2021
    Given the significant changes to gameplay, Resident Evil 4 VR’s best approached as an alternative take on this classic, though considering how many straight ports the original game’s had, that’s not a bad thing. Resident Evil 4 might be showing its age but ultimately, this VR edition goes beyond what we’ve previously seen. Thanks to the first-person perspective, new inventory system and well-implemented changes to combat, it remains entertaining and fans should consider revisiting this classic once more. If you've not yet played the original game though, you'd perhaps be better served visiting that first.
  24. Oct 28, 2021
    Resident Evil once again proves the perfect showcase for VR, with Capcom’s aging classic working surprisingly well in first person – in what may be the definitive version on a modern format.
  25. Oct 28, 2021
    Adapting a work like Resident Evil 4 to the logic of virtual reality must not have been an easy task. Armature succeeds in its intent, albeit with some inevitable compromises dictated by the age of the product and the structural limits of the game. The conversion gives a new dimension to Leon's adventure, modifies its rhythms and gives it a new flavor, despite the years that have passed since its release and the numerous re-editions that have followed one another in the various generations of consoles. The graphic constraints and non-cutting edge interactivity reduce the sense of presence, but are at least balanced by a good number of options that allow you to customize the experience properly. In short, the horror of Capcom changes face, but still remains captivating, showing a surprising resistance to the passage of time, to the generational change, to the evolution of technologies.
  26. Oct 31, 2021
    Resident Evil 4 is one of those games that goes perfectly with VR for a truly adrenaline-pumping experience that is difficult to replicate with other brands. This marriage is not free from problems related to the technical side that we hope Oculus will be able to eliminate in the near future.
  27. Oct 28, 2021
    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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  1. Oct 28, 2021
    It’s not a replacement for the original game, but a new experience. Despite the fact that some facets could not be translated as well as if it were a native game, it is undoubtedly a recommended title with its own soul [Recommended].
  2. Oct 28, 2021
    If you can deal with the technical hurdles and love the Resident Evil formula, definitely consider RE4VR as a quality VR adventuring option, just beneath the esteemed Half-Life Alyx in terms of quality and depth.
  3. Oct 28, 2021
    Resident Evil 4 really, really works in VR and it runs surprisingly well on the Quest 2. If you have a Quest 2 and don't mind horror, it's probably well worth the download (over 7GB, by the way, in case you're curious). It may be one of the best console ports I've ever seen for a standalone VR headset.
  4. Oct 28, 2021
    Now that I’ve played through Resident Evil 4 in VR, I’m going to do it again on professional mode. Then I’ll do it again. Then perhaps I’ll do it again with just the knife. Regardless of whether this will be your 10th or 100th playthrough of Resident Evil 4, Armature Studio has somehow accomplished the impossible by making Resident Evil 4 feel fresh again. The only barrier to more people playing this is the Quest 2’s price tag, especially if Resi 4 is the only game that currently appeals to you. As The Merchant might say: not only will you need cash, but you’ll need guts to drop over £300 on that experience.
  5. Oct 28, 2021
    But those exceptions notwithstanding, the game feels undeniably good. RE4VR is a new twist on the bizarre and atmospheric world of Resident Evil 4 and a solid addition to the still comparatively short list of robust headset-based shooters, as well as evidence that a VR adaptation doesn’t have to be seamless — it just has to find a core element that really works.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 79
  2. Negative: 29 out of 79
  1. Oct 31, 2021
    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. Full Review »
  2. Oct 31, 2021
    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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  3. Nov 17, 2021
    Till now, my second favourite VR game after Half-Life Alyx. I haven't played the original RE4, so it was all new to me in VR. But the way thisTill now, my second favourite VR game after Half-Life Alyx. I haven't played the original RE4, so it was all new to me in VR. But the way this game has been ported makes me wish more classic games will find its way to VR. 9/10 - must buy. Full Review »