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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 14, 2016
    95
    I looked hard for something wrong with this re-release of RE4, but I found… nothing. I suppose some could fault the developers for not adding a quick weapon switch to the D-pad (going into a briefcase to switch weapons has never been ideal) and it’s disappointing to see that the FMV sequences weren’t given the same visual overhaul as the rest of the title. Beyond those small quibbles, however, the game remains as good as it’s ever been. The campaign is the best in the series, the bonus chapter offers a huge amount of new content, and the costumes change the way the game is played. This really is one of the best games ever made, and over a decade later, it hasn’t lost any of its cachet.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    90
    There are rough edges, and a hint of retro, but don't let that put you off a true masterpiece. [Nov 2016, p.77]
  3. Sep 9, 2016
    80
    In terms of suspense, pacing or action this still is a masterpiece. But after almost a dozen years visually you can feel the age. So if you played it on any other system, you can pass this one by.
  4. Aug 31, 2016
    70
    Resident Evil 4 is a great classic that does not arrive in good condition on Xbox One because of a poor HD implementation. Capcom should be much better than this. Anyway, the game is suitable for those that have missed the original and don't have anymore the original consoles.
  5. Sep 5, 2016
    70
    This version of Resident Evil 4 is a lazy conversion. 1080p resolution and 60fps are not enough because the game needed more care on the textures.
  6. Sep 1, 2016
    70
    I’m a die-hard fan of the game and have loved jumping back in to Resident Evil 4. I have a feeling others who feel the same about the franchise will as well, as will Achievement and Trophy addicts, enticed over reasonable simple lists. For everyone else, it’s a harder sell at $24.95 AUD — while greatly improved over last-gen’s release, it’s still the same game on yet another platform.
  7. Sep 5, 2016
    55
    Resident Evil 4 is far from being a good remastered version for the current generation consoles. Capcom could have done much better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Nov 1, 2016
    10
    This is one of my most favorite games of all time. But Capcom should've made the bosses a little bit harder on professional. After all theThis is one of my most favorite games of all time. But Capcom should've made the bosses a little bit harder on professional. After all the years the graphics are getting better. Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2016
    10
    I'd be lying if I said this game held up well. It has not. It was made before dual analog sticks so being unable to move while aiming makesI'd be lying if I said this game held up well. It has not. It was made before dual analog sticks so being unable to move while aiming makes this game feel extremely dated. The screen ratio which cannot be fixed makes this game feel horribly cropped and some cut scenes are just kinda blurry. It's as if you took a screenshot, passed it on, screenshot that, passed it on and screenshot yet again and then zoomed in a bit. Sometimes it can be fuzzy. But however, it is not always that way. The graphics can be very nice in the environmental textures and with your characters. Though it's really not much different than the HD remaster on 360. In fact, it's probably the same thing (but I didn't get that remaster. The last time I played was the Wii Edition, so that's why I purchased this remaster).

    But in the grand scheme of things, yeah it's not the most perfect port and it's not the most beautiful game now, but at the time this game was. And it will always be a classic, hence why I will not rate it below a 10. The experience we got when it first came to GameCube was something else. It's something you wish you could get amnesia about just so you can replay it again without knowing you'd already been through it. Older resident evils were more like a scavenge puzzle type game, and surely this one has its share of puzzles but it still feels almost like a Zelda-type game that met Resident Evil. It's definitely the strongest of the series, though it's so cliche to make that statement.

    Bottom line: if you haven't purchased this since the Wii edition or before and want another run through, or maybe you've never experienced this masterpiece before, it's impossible to not recommend. And it's cheap!
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  3. Aug 30, 2016
    9
    Easily my favorite game of all time, and it still holds up.
    Amazing and highly replayable gameplay through three different and fun areas.
    Easily my favorite game of all time, and it still holds up.
    Amazing and highly replayable gameplay through three different and fun areas.
    The game is very tense and creepy at times with comic relief spaced nicely.
    If you have not tried this yet I highly recommend buying it now.
    Did not give it a 10 because not a huge graphical/technical enhancement.
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  4. May 5, 2017
    8
    A decent port of an all time classic. The game hasn't aged the best, but it still plays well today. the story is absolutely bonkers, but theA decent port of an all time classic. The game hasn't aged the best, but it still plays well today. the story is absolutely bonkers, but the game doesn't care. Expand
  5. Jul 19, 2018
    8
    The Xbox One HD port of "Resident Evil 4" runs at 1080p and 60 FPS. Originally released in 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube, RE 4 is a trueThe Xbox One HD port of "Resident Evil 4" runs at 1080p and 60 FPS. Originally released in 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube, RE 4 is a true masterpiece, but feels a bit dated in 2016. This version is based off the PlayStation 2 model which included the Ada Wong missions as well as additional weapons and costumes. Unfortunately, it isn't a definitive edition by any means. Despite the power of current-gen consoles, nothing has been substantially improved. RE 4 for the XB1 is just a very bare bones package that features slightly upscaled graphics. Even the achievements are nothing new. They are the same ones found in the Xbox 360 port.

    The lack of new options or improvements in this re-release is proof that Capcom didn't want to celebrate this masterpiece. It was more of a promotional thing; a primer for "Resident Evil 7". This release is really for those who've never played RE4 before. So if you're a die-hard fan of the game, you may think twice before buying it despite the $20 price tag. I personally think "Resident Evil 4" deserved a true remastering. Nevertheless, the game is a classic and it's still great regardless of age. Overall, I'd rate the Xbox One edition with an 8.2 out of 10.
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  6. Jul 5, 2018
    8
    It's resident evil 4 with everything you love but with with 60fps and 1080p quality. Is it must buy? As a game absolutely yes. Old players mayIt's resident evil 4 with everything you love but with with 60fps and 1080p quality. Is it must buy? As a game absolutely yes. Old players may want to skip since there's nothing new for them. Expand
  7. Mar 13, 2017
    0
    this game is crap, very boring, the controls are awful, also the gameplay is boring, everything in this game is crap, nothing like the firstthis game is crap, very boring, the controls are awful, also the gameplay is boring, everything in this game is crap, nothing like the first trilogy, waste of time and money. Expand

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