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.
You Are Dead!Valoo321 | Dec. 23, 2015 | See all Valoo321's reviews »
I loved RE4 when it first came out. I had a hard time getting into the previous Resident Evils because of the terrible controls and poor camera angles. I enjoyed the puzzle elements and survival aspect of it (I remember getting stuck and having to basically restart the entire game over because I didn't have good saves and ran out of ammo). This one, however, changes that formula. It still has some clunky controls, but the aiming feels good and makes it a little easier. As other reviewers have stated, maybe a little -too- easy in terms of fending off the bad guys because of being able to easily aim where you're shooting. But frankly, I feel like this series needed a little more movement with it to keep it growing. This was the start of that, and it's a great start. The HD remake brings with it some fresh and updated graphics, as well, so even if you've played the original and enjoyed it, this one is worth the update. There's a few jump scares, but nothing in terms of feeling really suspenseful other than that. Overall, a recommended game!
A step away from traditional survival horrorSulfie | Oct. 26, 2015 | See all Sulfie's reviews »
Resident Evil 4 was probably the first time Capcom tried to do something a bit different with the franchise. More action oriented and less survival horror, this game feels like it just holds onto being called Resident Evil. I haven't encountered any audio or visual bugs, controls are a little clunky (imo) but nothing that will stop you playing. Still a good game and since most of the Resident Evil games that followed after became progressively more action less survival horror, you could say this is the last great Resident Evil game, well worth having for any fan of the franchise.
Resident Evil 4 - 70papasmokehouse | July 19, 2015 | See all papasmokehouse's reviews »
If the year was 2005 I would give this game 100/100. The graphics actually look pretty nice in this version, and the controls do work okay on a xbox 360 gampad, but I sometimes found myself wishing I was playing it on a Gamecube controller (that may be the nostalgia talking). Sound is a big issue for me (very buggy) in this release, as it was in the initial PC release, but most people don't have this issue or are able to work around it. Great game, but not the best port. Get it on sale or to impress your boyfriend/girlfriend with how oldschool you are.
Revolutionarybibboorton | July 9, 2015 | See all bibboorton's reviews »
Resident Evil 4 revolutionized the way we envisioned the Resident Evil series, taking a more action-oriented approach and striking the balance between horror, adventure and survival. It is a must-play if you are a fan of the series, or of the genre overall. The HD remaster could use a little bit more remastering, but this is still Resident Evil 4 in all its pureness. Highly recommended.
No longer survival horror, but the height of horror actionsycomantis1991 | May 16, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
Resident Evil 4 is definitely a departure from the first three main series titles. It's less slow and methodical and more of a fast-paced action game. It has varied and difficult enemies, great boss battles, beautiful atmosphere, tight controls, and pushed console hardware to its limit at the time, and still looks great on those and on PC today. I love the original games, but despite its differences, RE4 is still a stellar game.