Resident Evil 4 HD (Console Edition)

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10 / 10.0
May 25, 2019

Should you buy Resident Evil 4 again? If portable Resident Evil 4 is something you are even mildly wanting, then yes. If you have never owned Resident Evil 4 before, then yes. If water is something you can't live without, then yes. See what I'm trying to say here? Sure, there is nothing new added to the game, but does it really need anything new? This may be the eleventh time that Resident Evil 4 has been re-released, but that's fine. The game still holds up great today and plays perfectly on Nintendo's console, albeit without motion controls.

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80%
Sep 15, 2016

Resident Evil 4 is still a great game, but the controls can feel a little outdated. However, if you can clench your teeth and deal with it, you will enjoy a great atmosphere and a quite long playing time. It's up to you, but if you've never played Resident Evil 4, you should remedy that. This game wasn't considered one of the best video games of all time for no reason.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2016

What are ya buyin? Well, it seems you may be buying another release of Resident Evil 4, this time on PS4 or Xbox One. But will this be the best version of game to date?

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8 / 10
Sep 9, 2016

The shooter that changed the festering face of Resident Evil.

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7 / 10
Sep 1, 2016

Resident Evil 4 is fun. It's excellently paced and contains fairly frightening cut-scenes. The characters are paper-thin and their actors ham it up, but it's more about the overall plot, anyway. The soundtrack increases the feeling of dread. It's just a shame so many environments have the same colours and atmosphere. Some enemies become underpowered and aren't as visually scary as they could be. Perhaps worst of all, the encounters become more and more scripted, and the locales more on-rails. As long as enemies' vitals are hit, ammo will pile up, making survival too easy. That said, it's as tense as Resident Evil 5, scarier, well-rounded, and doesn't rely on bullet sponge bosses. It's survival-action with decent horror, and worth a buy to see the series' wasted potential.

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4 / 5
Sep 3, 2016

Resident Evil 4 managed to make me tense, excited and surprised. Its great and unique gameplay goes from exploration and shooting to solving puzzles, so it’s hard to feel bored when progressing through the game as the content is varied consistently. It lacks more of the visual improvements you’d hope to find in a remaster, but it’s still a game worth going back to.

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A-
Jul 31, 2019

Resident Evil 4 HD absolutely needs to be in everyone’s Switch library.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

If that seems like a minor thing to make my biggest complaint, you'd be right; the faults in Resident Evil 4 don't add up to very much. It's astonishing just how well RE4 has held up after nearly fifteen years, but it still managed to draw me in and keep me playing no matter what intermittent problems I ran into. There's a reason this game has been so celebrated over the years, and if you're like me and have been ignoring it for over a decade, then there's no better time to see what the big deal is than right now.

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9 / 10
Sep 6, 2016

Resident Evil 4's latest re-release on the PS4 and Xbox One is the definitive way to play the game on consoles. If you have already played Resident Evil 4, you will still enjoy the updated resolution and frame rate. If you have never played the game, this is the best way to experience this game of the decade.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2019

As the game's iconic merchant might say, buy at your own discretion, especially when there are "a lot of good things on sale" elsewhere on the Nintendo eShop.

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