Resident Evil 4
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In Resident Evil 4, special agent Leon S. Kennedy is sent on a mission to rescue the U.S. President’s daughter who has been kidnapped. Finding his way to a rural village in Europe, he faces new threats that are a departure from the traditional lumbering zombie enemies of the earlier instalments in the series. Leon battles horrific new creatures infested by a new threat called Las Plagas and faces off against an aggressive group of enemies including mind-controlled villagers that are tied to Los Illuminados, the mysterious cult which is behind the abduction.
Stunning HD running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time.
A complete visual overhaul has been performed to bring this revered title to the highest graphical quality ever.
Fully optimized for the wide screen, texts have been sharpened and textures have been upgraded on characters, backgrounds and in-game objects.
Steam platform support with Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Trading Cards, global leaderboards, and full game controller support.
Native keyboard and mouse support with customizable key binding, mouse sensitivity, and mouse acceleration settings.
This new PC version will include everything from the prior iterations including subtitle support in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish as well as previously released bonus content such as the Separate Ways epilogue.
Beginning of the end.Bengen26 | Feb. 2, 2015 | See all Bengen26's reviews »
I played this game when it first came out on the ps2 and If you grew up in the same era I did you will know that this is not a true survival horror game, It moved more to the 3rd person action genre. A lot of the things that made the original trilogy great , was the puzzle solving, being lost on where to go next with limited ammo & item slots and the classic camera angle have all been removed from this game. It is as straight forward as you can get, almost like following train tracks. Even on hard I never found myself running low on ammo due to being able to aim your shots at the head and the merchant. That being said there are some positives to this game, such as bosses and certain moments that felt unique, for example going through the hedge maze with zombie dogs well looking for an item to progress in the story.
Pros/Cons: Pros -Unique bosses and enemies. -Story -Certain moments of intensity. -Surroundings and atmosphere. -Weapons.
Cons: -Camera. (Missing that classic resident evil feel) -Lack of puzzles. -Not afraid to waste ammo. -Inventory.( Just awful like the Diablo / dungeon crawler always rearranging stuff) -Classic zombies.( New infected using weapons such as axes, crossbows, mini guns and more) -Ashley ( just an inconvenience that slows the game down) -Classic Fine, caution and danger life system was removed.(Now its a HP Bar like a generic 3rd person shooter)
This is just my opinion guys, the game has 0 nostalgia and just doesn't hold up to the original. If your a fan of RE 1,2,3,CV, Dino crisis and the classic Silent Hill games I doubt you will say this game is amazing. If you're a fan of the movies then you will probably really enjoy this game.
HD instant classicvipe_1 | Jan. 26, 2015 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
As the game that got me into survival horror, Resident Evil 4 ended up being a perfect place to start. Resident Evil 4 stands as one of the best horror/action games ever made, and effectively not only revived it's own franchise, but jump started survival horror as a genre.
Resident Evil 4 HD on the PC is the same basic experience since it's Gamecube roots, but offers a significant upgrade visually over that and the earlier PC port. The game is much easier to use and run, and doesn't require a large amount of mods like the previous run.
Overall, the game plays extremely well, looks good, and is the exact experience you would expect. This is a high quality experience and worth upgrading to from previous versions.
The bar by which all horror games must be measured byMadDemon64 | Jan. 8, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Resident Evil 4 took everything the people at Capcom learned on how to make a horror game and downright perfected it.
Resident Evil 4 abandons the Umbrella Mansions and streets of Racoon City from previous games, and even abandons the classic zombies and other monsters from them, and makes something new and original. Instead of zombies who shamble towards you, you now have to face the possessed members of a small town, and this time they can even do things like flank you if given the chance. You also now have an over the shoulder perspective that allows you to see more of your surroundings but is close enough to limit your field of vision.
The story is what you would expect from Resident Evil, but is one of the better if not the best one ever told in the Resident Evil franchise. The removal of Umbrella as the primary antagonist has done wonders for the game.
Resident Evil 4 is a must play for any survival horror gamer.
-Leon, I have some bad news... -I'd rather not hear it...Pit_52 | Dec. 5, 2014 | See all Pit_52's reviews »
Finally the Resident Evil 4 came out as it should be from the very beginning. It means normal resolutions, keyboard and mouse support, just great pc optimalization and normal support, not this poor xbox port as it was before RE4 HD came out. Game deserve 100/100 but my final score will be lower because capcom released properly RE4 on pc only with 7 years delay, that's a bit late as far as my opinion is concerned... But in 2007 we wouldn't have so good HD resolution and impress look like now with those high textures, so there are some pluses about this HD re-release... RE4 is the best RE that was ever made. It mixes perfectly horror with action, this is for everyone, it's so good balanced gamestyle that it's hard to not fall in love with RE 4. Plot is far more better then ever, almost non stop adrenaline, no boring moments, almost all the time you are starving what will be next and what will happen to our characters. Every place you will visit looks oustanding and it's full of details. There will be villages and tribute to the very first RE game, a residence/palace, looking very nostalgic for RE veterans. Gameplay of course changed, there is no more camera style from the corners of a streets like it was with RE 1-3. It's tpp now. Game evolved with a great direction mixing up brilliantly horror with action, it's art for me cause game with mixes like this just not existing, you cannot mix horror with action, that won't work. In summary, must have, either you are RE veteran or never heard of that franchise, do yourself a tremendous favor and buy RE4 HD and enjoy the game. You don't have to know everything from the previous games cause the storyline is not right after ending of 3rd RE and most thing you need to know is just explained, so you will learn about RE history as the story goes on, it's not complicated anyway, first 3 Residents weren't very deep with plot you know. Simple virus breakout is maybe to crude to say, but in the end it looks something like that. From RE4 something much bigger is going on behind the curtain, you must check out for yourself what it is.
Good gamemcofdiablo | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
I tried to play Resident evil 4 a long time ago when it first came out, but I didn't become a fan of it. The controls were horrible, my computer was not top notch, so I quit.
I am a big fan of Resident evil 6 and Revelations, so I decided to give it a second shot. Besides, it has an HD remake now.
Firstly, the game still looks nice. It is not as beautiful as the sixth installment, but environment and level design are pretty good.
The gameplay is more action-oriented comparing to first three games, but I always like third-person shooters, so I would say it's a well-balanced shooter with horror elements.
The game also has some replayability value. You can have new difficulty modes, different weapons and some unlockables.
I recommend it to all action and horror lovers.