Game Reviews: Resident Evil 4

Updated on April 27, 2017

Resident Evil 4: Story and My Opinions

I will give this game some credit it had a new idea with the parasites that can easily take over the human body and use it as a weapon, with the idea it was good and by this time the survival genre of the game was lost, it was the beginning of evolution that this game will soon be more of a shooter and not even classified as a horror game.

With all the shooting, easy gameplay even on the hardest setting the game is defiantly not a horror or a survival game, especially when they removed most of the mixing from the original games. Green plants are used for health a short recovery item mixed with red for a little more health gain and then yellow mixed with green and red will permanently boost your health bar by a little, the poison mixture has been removed, though this wasn't in all of the titles anyway.

Using gold to actually upgrade your weapons was fun, but this was super easy, the boss monsters looked like a bad comic book drawing and could end in a second if you wanted to by just using the RPG and even on the final boss.

So in a sense the boss fights were no real deal and the way to kill them no different from the first boss to the second boss, the most interesting battle to face here was Krauser, the game at least had some replay value as you unlock new weapons, outfits after completing the game on easy or normal though then you need to complete it on hard and then on the final difficulty just to unlock a final secret weapon.

You also get the Ada campaign and the mercenaries mini game, Ada campaign with the professional gameplay you can complete it in two hours or less.

Separate Ways Campaign

This campaign can only be unlocked after completing the main game, this campaign isn't hard or very exciting as this is what Ada Wong did in the time you played the main game, it is still nice that this is included though, do not expect long extra hours of gameplay, the story consists of only five short chapters.

  • Chapter 1: Ring the Church Bell
  • Chapter 2: Rescue Luis Sera
  • Chapter 3: Retrieve the Sample
  • Chapter 4: Stop Leon's Assassination
  • Chapter 5: Obtain the Sample

All of these chapters can be completed in less than three hours, then you don't even have to be good at the game, which you would already be since you need to complete the main game first.


This is one of my favorite modes included with most Resident Evil games, I like Mercenaries so much that I wish they could make a decent game revolving around this with maybe a few added features. Resident Evil 4 Mercenaries sadly contains only four stages and Five characters to play with, they will be Leon, Ada, Albert, Jack, and Hunk.

You will only have Leon to play with until you score 4 stars or 30,000+ points on a stage, this will unlock a new character to play with.

This mode is simple but so very addictive, the goal here is to stack up points by killing a variety of enemies, each enemy will give you a certain amount of points the stronger they are, the more they will give you, though, to get the highest score possible you need to kill them in a row with only 11 seconds apart anything longer and you will lose your combo.

Once time runs out the game session will end, starting time is enough to find enemies and start a slaughter Fest, while doing this and maintaining your combo, keep an eye out for special chests containing an item called bonus time, after you obtain this item, for the next 30 seconds each enemy you kill will be worth 1000 points so its best to find them as soon as possible in order to use the 30 seconds on weaker enemies.

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3.3 out of 5 stars from 3 ratings of Resident Evil 4


Overall the game was loads of fun, just not survival or horror to me it really felt like a shooter over anything else, due to the reasons that you can use currency to upgrade weapons, though like mentioned before was really easy as it's easy to gain money in the game, besides from the plentiful ammo drops.

Is it worth buying? Yes it is, is it worth buying the Hd version? of course, it is.

Resident Evil is available on all major platforms, including PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, there are more platforms though they are a bit too old to list here.

Resident Evil 4 Hd System Requirements

Windows XP
Windows 7, Windows 8
Intel CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better
Intel CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better
Hard Drive Space
15 GB
15 GB
Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better
9.0c or above
9.0c or above

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