Resident Evil 4

released on Sep 08, 2011

Resident Evil 4 HD is directly based off the Wii port, having all the new features that the Wii added. Some of the key features of this version are stunning HD graphics running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time. It also features a complete visual overhaul to bring this revered title to the highest graphical quality ever. It has been fully optimized for the wide screen, texts have been sharpened and textures have been upgraded on characters, backgrounds and in-game objects.

However, it should be noted that the cutscenes of the Separate Ways scenario are not in HD and have had their resolution lowered and placed in sepia format. Aside from the updated HUD, the Movie Browser is fixed to now display real time cut-scenes instead of the PS2 pre-rendered cut-scene, like it was the Wii version. The Mercenaries costumes cheat remain and fully work.

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Resident Evil 4 is brilliant. If it was only its combat system, it would be one of the best games I’ve ever played. But it isn’t, and it adds on top of that incredible pacing, length, charm, humour, bonus modes, and new game plus features. It’s the definition of a complete package.
Quick time events suck. I guess holding a button to run also isn’t the greatest.
Resident Evil 4 is not outdated. It is still one of the best combat systems ever designed, and it’s a shame that it has been so hard to follow in its wake.

This review contains spoilers

if at the end of the game Ada is handily there throwing you a rocket launcher to defeat a grossly mutated version of the main villain, it’s a goated Resident Evil game

RE4 was an unexpected pleasure to play. I was afraid that the tank controls would have killed the mood, but once i got used to them i got absolutely hooked. The gameplay loop is so much fun; scavenging for resources while keeping spanish zombies away got addictive thanks to the clever inventory management, the precise (even if a bit clunky) shooting and the general mood of the game. I enjoyed the story and the characters a lot too (maybe not ashley though), and i loved the fact that the game doesn't take itself too seriously. The dialogues and characters interactions can only be described as goofy (this seems a recurring theme for the games i played lately). The game still looks great to this day, and it didn't lose its charm at all. The sound design and OSTs are great too, and set the mood perfectly.
Unfortunately there are a couple phases where the game felt a bit dragged, and the horror disappears completely a lot of the times. The bosses are fun but the final boss was very underwhelming. I really disliked how the right stick camera works but it's not that big of a deal. The bonus missions are fun and add quite a bit to the game.
I think that this is one of the most important games that came out in the last 20 years and it doesn't disappoint at all, if you are willing to go over outdated controls (that still feel great imo, but I get why people may not enjoy them); it's addictive, it's dumb, it's funny and you can shoot spaniards. What more to ask? (love u spain <3)

Never have fully completed OG RE4 in the past until just last month.
Loved every moment of it, a classic that still holds up & is one of the peaks of the PS2/GC era.
Quickly became one of my favorite games of all time