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Resident Evil 4 Remake Review

In 2005, Capcom released the original Resident Evil 4 and completely changed the industry. Resident Evil 4’s impact on gaming was felt for years to come, innovating and popularizing new third-person shooter mechanics that directly influenced some of the biggest names in the business while inspiring horror games to take a more action-oriented approach. Resident Evil 4 is easily one of the most influential games of all time, and many would argue that it holds up fine today and some may wonder if a Resident Evil 4 remake is even necessary. After playing the Resident Evil 4 remake for themselves, fans will find that Capcom has somehow made a near-perfect game even better.

The Resident Evil 4 remake follows in the footsteps of the other Resident Evil series remakes, boosting the graphics, adding quality-of-life features, and pushing things in a more serious direction. Whereas the original Resident Evil 4 hardly felt like a horror game at times, the Resident Evil 4 remake keeps itself firmly rooted in the horror genre while retaining the over-the-top action that made the original game a hit.

Resident Evil 4 wastes no time setting the horror mood with its atmospheric lighting and grotesque monster design. The original game looked great for its time, but the Resident Evil 4 remake takes the visuals to another level, offering more realistic character models, detailed environments, and a brisk frame rate that never falters. It looks as good, if not a slight cut above, the other recent Resident Evil remakes.

It’s clear from the get-go that the Resident Evil 4 remake is going for a much darker tone. The parasite-infested enemies are downright relentless, constantly swarming Leon and hardly ever giving the player any time to breathe. Players will find themselves regularly expending all their ammo as they blast away the vicious hordes with whatever is available, creating a genuine sense of panic and intensity.

Once players have…


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