- + Silky smooth gameplay at 60FPS, 1080p
- + Its classic gameplay still holds up
- - The lack of a Platinum trophy gives a veteran such as myself less of an incentive to complete it 100%
- - It's clearly showing its age
Want to look beyond the score? Check out the full review below…
Start Replay: “Still The Best Resi”
It might be over 10 years old, but Resident Evil 4 still stands tall as one of the best titles in the series to date. Its arrival on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One marks the third transition the game has made to an entirely new console generation; from the Nintendo Gamecube, all the way to today.
This re-release doesn’t package any special features, it’s essentially still the same game with the same graphical makeup. It runs a little smoother at 60FPS, 1080p, taking most of its upgrades from the PC port and further inspection between this port and the PlayStation 3 version, does indeed show more detailed textures. However, it would have been nice to receive an entire makeover complete with a modernised control scheme, but perhaps that would ruin the original’s charm. In many ways Resident Evil 4 was the last great Resi game, placing a focus on only a couple of characters and presenting a fine balance between action and horror.
Is there an absolute need for this rehash? Yes and no. If you haven’t played it before, there’s no better time to do so. Plus its reasonably cheap price point sits at just £15.99. If you’ve exhausted your time with this title, then maybe consider how much you might enjoy diving into a near identical experience, alongside the ability to earn trophies. It might be showing its age, but beyond the jagged edges still lies a classic.