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.
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.
The changePlayTyrant | May 8, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »
RE fans from all over the world were splitted when this game came out. The camera angle, the new combat layout, the action... everything changed. Still, the game got a very good critique, and most players nowadays refer at it as 'the last Resident Evil'. I played this one and Resident Evil 5 as well, and I honestly can't tell why but they generally embrace RE 4 and not 5 (and 6). Anyway, this game has a very spooky aura, it's full with action and bullets are not hard to find. You count with quite a wide a array of weapons... and new creatures. Some will put your nerves to test, guarantee!
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.