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  • Summary: Resident Evil 4 marks a new chapter in the Resident Evil series. You'll rejoin Leon S. Kennedy six years after his first mission as a rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. Now a US agent, Leon is on a top secret mission to investigate the disappearance of the president's daughter. As Leon, youResident Evil 4 marks a new chapter in the Resident Evil series. You'll rejoin Leon S. Kennedy six years after his first mission as a rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. Now a US agent, Leon is on a top secret mission to investigate the disappearance of the president's daughter. As Leon, you must make your way to a mysterious location in Europe, where new enemies await. Take them down by using enhanced aim-and-shoot features and a new action button. Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Sep 12, 2016
    100
    Resident Evil 4 is, and will forever remain, a masterpiece. It says a lot when you can pop in a game over a decade old, and still get as engrossed into everything it has to offer like it was the first time ever experiencing it. If you have somehow still never played this game, put down whatever game(s) you are playing and make room for this survival horror smash. And if you've played it countless times on several platforms, it's still worth forking over a couple of bucks to revisit this legendary game.
  2. Sep 1, 2016
    100
    Out of the three Resident Evil rereleases, this is easily the best game of the three. At the same time, if you picked it up digitally on the PS3 or Xbox 360, there isn’t anything new other than being able to play on your current gen consoles.
  3. Sep 12, 2016
    90
    Resident Evil 4 still feels good, and being able to have 60fps and 1080p on the PS4 makes it a beautiful display, even with the GameCube-era graphics. Still, I would liked more improves done to the title – the 30fps animations for reloading still remains – since it’s been 11 years from the original release. If you haven’t played Resident Evil 4, then go for it, because this is one adventure that you will most likely love.
  4. 80
    One of the best action games ever made and although this is a competent port it’s still not the definitive remaster fans will have wished for.
  5. Sep 23, 2016
    80
    A classic survival-action-horror that redefined the franchise and scared the hell out of us.
  6. Sep 7, 2016
    80
    While the mechanics are stiff compared to modern games, it’s a blast from the past that will invoke nostalgia for those who haven’t played it since its initial release in 2005.
  7. Oct 21, 2016
    60
    This version aims only for the one or two persons in the world that haven’t played the game yet. Besides the 1080p resolution and the 60 fps framerate, it is still a lazy port.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 121
  2. Negative: 13 out of 121
  1. Aug 30, 2016
    10
    Surprisingly this is the best port by far of Resident Evil 4. I have played from chapter 1 to 3 and so far I have encountered no bugs andSurprisingly this is the best port by far of Resident Evil 4. I have played from chapter 1 to 3 and so far I have encountered no bugs and little to no fps drops. The textures look great in their 1080p format so you can expect a very smooth and pretty port from Capcom. Great Job Capcom!! Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2020
    10
    this is my favorite game of all time. one of the best game ever made in my opinion.
  3. Mar 10, 2022
    10
    Warning: Spoilers
    The Resident Evil games are one of my favourites since their creepy, have great atmosphere, horrifying monsters, great
    Warning: Spoilers
    The Resident Evil games are one of my favourites since their creepy, have great atmosphere, horrifying monsters, great weapons, challenging puzzles and a great plot. Resident Evil 4 is just has good has the previous games, one thing I like is that Capcom have gone in a new direction for this game by getting rid of the camera change style and instead having the game camera right behind Leon, the aiming has changed so that you can now aim in any direction. The locations are just as atmospheric as the previous games and the cut scenes are fantastic to look at. Another new thing about this game is that you are no longer fighting Zombies and Mutants crated by the T-Virus but instead people that have been taken over by Parasites called the Las Plagas.

    The game is set some years after the Racoon City incident and Leon S Kennedy is no longer a rookie cop but a agent working for the government, his assignment is to go to Europe and enter a small village near by where the President's kidnapped daughter Ashley may be, when Leon encounters one of the villagers he tries to kill him so after killing the villager more show up wanting to kill Leon, going through the village Leon discovers that something is not right with these people and after find a man named Luis and being knocked by the head of the village he wakes up tied up to Luis then after breaking out Leon continues searching for Ashley and once he finds Ashley in their church he discovers that they are both carriers, since they injected the Parasites eggs into them so then they not only do they have to escape from here but need a way to stop the Parasites before they take control of them and they become like the villagers.

    I'm not going to give out anymore of the games plot over wise it will ruin the fun. Resident Evil 4 is a great entry to the franchise and is definitely worth playing. 10/10
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  4. Jun 8, 2017
    9
    Resident Evil 4 is a classic from game cube and PS2, but the remaster came from Wii version. The history still the same, the difference onResident Evil 4 is a classic from game cube and PS2, but the remaster came from Wii version. The history still the same, the difference on remaster is that includes all dlc's and the texture is better then Ultimate HD Version. The port from PS4 is better than from the new one on Steam, there is no FPS bug, like throwing grenades and they don't blow. This game don't deserve 10/10 because there is no platinum trophy. (Yes, if I'm going to pay and play this game again we should at least have a platinum trophy). If you have played on PS3 version you don't need to play this version, is almost the same, or if the game stays cheap you should take it. Expand
  5. Jan 23, 2021
    9
    Resident evil 4 is a truly special game. The game blends action with survival so well that it effortlessly shifts you from feeling a badass toResident evil 4 is a truly special game. The game blends action with survival so well that it effortlessly shifts you from feeling a badass to being vary of every bullet used. At first not being able to move and shoot felt archaic but if you can get over it the feeling of tension created when deciding to move or shoot adds to the atmosphere. While the game mainly consists of exploring solving basic puzzles and dealing with the many creatures that get in your way, the game avoids tedium by giving you many different scenarios, set pieces and boss fights keeps the game feeling fresh throughout its entirety. The mystery and intrique is a mainstay of the resident evil series and resident evil 4 continues this trend by giving you many questions to answer near the beginning and by the end all of these questions will be answered in a satisfying way. The campaign is far longer than the other RE games I've played, but it never gets stale through the variety mentioned above as well as the traditional resie experience. The campaign consists of five chapters that are broken into stage sections. The game takes the RE3 approach of having multiple areas instead of one big area like RE1 and RE2 but unlike in RE3 you spend such a long time in each area that they all create their own identity and are at least half as big as previous games main areas. This allows the game to give you variety in setting but also supply enough depth in each area to make them memorable. The story and characters are also a highlight as wise cracking Leon bounces off every other character brilliantly with smartass quips and other characters enrich the world and returning characters make us wonder what is really going down here. At times you have to escort the president's daughter which sounds like it would be an horrible escort mission. But it's actually not. you have enough control over her to keep her out of trouble and her inclusion allows for unique set pieces to occur making her inclusion a beneficial one. The game also has side content including a side campaign that shows one recurring characters perspective throughout the game as well as a arcade like mode where the objective is to get as many points as possible by killing enemies. This game definitely leans into the action genre but does not forget it's roots and brings them along for the ride creating for me the tied best RE experience so far and one of the greatest games of all time. Expand
  6. Oct 29, 2018
    8
    Resident Evil 4 for the PS4 is a great game, it manages to maintain the charm the original GameCube version has. It's got a decent story andResident Evil 4 for the PS4 is a great game, it manages to maintain the charm the original GameCube version has. It's got a decent story and set of characters, the gameplay at the time was ground breaking but today it feels just like any other third person action game. But it's still a really good game especially with the updated graphics. Expand
  7. Apr 3, 2020
    0
    Es un shooter, no me gusta los zombies hablan, es como jugar a resident evil 6

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