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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

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  • Summary: Six years after the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now an agent with the US Secret Service, is sent on a rescue mission in Europe. His target is Ashley Graham, the president's daughter. Leon locates a man in a remote house in the mountains and inquires about Ashley's whereabouts,Six years after the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now an agent with the US Secret Service, is sent on a rescue mission in Europe. His target is Ashley Graham, the president's daughter. Leon locates a man in a remote house in the mountains and inquires about Ashley's whereabouts, but receives no answer. Suddenly, the man turns and attempts to strike Leon! Visions of the horror of Raccoon City flood Leon's mind as he realizes his nightmare has not yet ended. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Sep 5, 2019
    100
    It may offer nothing new from past ports, but even in its creaky age, Resident Evil 4 remains a stone-cold classic. From its terrifyingly opening to the final getaway, it’s a hell of a ride that most AAA single-player campaigns only wish they could be.
  2. Jul 31, 2019
    91
    A wonderfully cheesy narrative, brilliant level and character design, stunning art direction, and some of the best shooting mechanics ever made all coalesce into a legend of the video game industry. Resident Evil 4 HD absolutely needs to be in everyone’s Switch library.
  3. May 21, 2019
    90
    No matter if it is your first time dealing with the plagas or you know RE4‘s map like the back of your hand, this is a worthwhile version that should be replayed. Even in 2019, this is still Capcom’s crowning achievement and a master class in game design.
  4. May 21, 2019
    80
    Resident Evil 4 is one of the best video games of all time, and if you’ve somehow managed to avoid it all these years, the Switch edition is a decent, convenient way to catch up – but the fact that the Wii Edition still has a legitimate claim as the 'definitive' version proves irksome. Handheld mode is the biggest draw here and that’s not only where the game’s ageing visuals work best, but also where its control scheme makes the most sense. The lack of optional gyro aiming is disappointing and high definition arguably works against it in many ways, highlighting cracks which simply didn’t show up fourteen years ago, but the genius of the underlying game still shines through and anybody who’s still got it sitting on their bucket list is in for a treat.
  5. May 22, 2019
    80
    The lack of Wii-like motion controls hurts this release, as it means this isn’t the best way to play the game. However, the fact you can play it on the go for the first time is probably the next best thing. If you have somehow managed to miss playing this title in the past 15 years, then go ahead and add another point to the score, as those that have played the many re-releases over the years won’t be quite as impressed as they once were. Having said that, Resident Evil 4 is and forever will be, one of the greatest video games ever made.
  6. Jul 22, 2019
    75
    Make no mistake: Resident Evil 4 is still worth experiencing on Switch, especially if you are new to the game or the series. The thrilling story and immersive atmosphere still hold up today, even if the cumbersome controls and finicky gunplay do not. However, those spoiled by the phenomenal Wii version of RE4 — or even some of the more modern entries in the series — will find admittedly less to love when looking back on Leon's chilling escapades.
  7. May 23, 2019
    65
    Resident Evil 4 on Nintendo Switch is always a masterpiece, and still the same port we have seen on every other platform.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. May 21, 2019
    10
    This game is a classic in every sense of the word, I have beaten it on GC, WiiU, WII, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, and now it's hitting SwitchThis game is a classic in every sense of the word, I have beaten it on GC, WiiU, WII, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, XBOX 360, and now it's hitting Switch and if you have never played this game you owe it to yourself (especially if you are a Resident Evil fan), to play this GEM, this very well may be the best Resident Evil game ever made, and now that Resident Evil 2 Remake is out I still stand by that assessment...As good as a game can GET, this is it.... Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2019
    10
    I think that all versions of re4 are really good, and I don't care about the price, as I already have re4 for the GameCube, and since theI think that all versions of re4 are really good, and I don't care about the price, as I already have re4 for the GameCube, and since the switch version is using the original code from the game with minor tweaks, it runs really good. Expand
  3. May 21, 2019
    10
    Juego asombroso en todo el sentido de la palabra mi 2 únicas quejas no hay sensores de movimiento y el precio es caro
  4. May 28, 2019
    7
    The bad:

    - very expensive for a game that originally came out in 2005. Honestly, this game is half the price on other platforms - no gyro
    The bad:

    - very expensive for a game that originally came out in 2005. Honestly, this game is half the price on other platforms
    - no gyro controls. They work great on resident evil revelations 2. Why not here?
    - no extras. Ada' side missions, mercenaries, etc.
    - In terms of graphics, audio and fx, this game is looking its age

    The good:

    - It's one of the best games ever made
    - good performance docked and handheld
    - You can play it on the toilet
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  5. Jul 13, 2019
    7
    Good game, just very pricey for what if offers. Also I substract a point because it’s imposible to get a physical version
  6. May 25, 2019
    6
    Very good game. But very bad port - no gyro aiming, weak performance. Waiting for patch(es)!
  7. May 30, 2019
    2
    The game is the best Resident Evil like 10 years ago, the bad thing is the control slow and not giroscope, it´s much better wii version.

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