The remake of Resident Evil 4 gets very high marks in the Western press

The remake of Resident Evil 4 gets very high marks in the Western press
Published by 17 Mar, 2023 0 likes

Capcom lifted the embargo on publishing reviews of the Resident Evil 4 remake a week before the premiere of the project, being fully confident in high ratings, and her gut did not let her down.


Journalists were completely delighted with the modern version of the cult classic — at the moment, the average release rating on Metacritic is 93 points out of 100 possible in the versions for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

The remake has received the status of "Must-Play", that is, it is strongly recommended for familiarization.

According to most critics, Capcom has perfectly recreated Resident Evil 4, making the branded gameplay even more exciting thanks to new modern elements.

Some note that the remake turned out so good that it surpassed the original, which is now difficult to return to.

At the time of writing this note, more than 30 portals have awarded the remake the highest scores — among them IGN, VG247, VGC and GameSpot.

"Resident Evil 4 sample 2023 is more than consistent with the legacy of the original game released almost two decades ago.

Battles have become much more exciting thanks to smoother controls, upgraded enemy AI and, most importantly, new ways to use the knife.

Additional side quests are well balanced in terms of risk and reward, some boss battles have been significantly improved.

Capcom continues the victorious march through the genre with its series", - Easy Ellies, 100.

"The remake of Resident Evil 4 is the most exciting adventure in the series, redesigned, improved and embodied with full compliance with the huge potential of this project", - IGN, 100.

"20 years after the release of Resident Evil 4, Capcom developers offered modern players a masterpiece of the same level.

They diligently transferred the universally recognized classics to modern rails and supplemented it with new content, amazing battles and an amazing picture.

Resident Evil 4 has always been considered one of the best games of all time, and now it just cements this status by offering great scenery and action, which is difficult to break away from.

The absolute pinnacle of the series, an amazing thing that will remain in the hearts of long-time fans for a long time and attract a whole new generation of fans," Push Square, 100.

"This game raises the bar for the concept of a "good remake" to a new level, and at the same time preserves the legacy of Resident Evil 4 as one of the greatest gaming works of all time", - GameSpot, 100.

"A very conservative, but at the same time a high-quality remake of the classics of the genre, which every horror fan should play.

If you missed this landmark project once, you can safely get acquainted with the new version. It is able to evoke the same emotions as the original once did,"- Games.

cz, 90.

"In my opinion, the remake of Resident Evil 4 did not surpass the original, but this is normal - it was simply impossible to surpass it, and you should not consider this a belittling of the merits of the developers," GRYOnline.

pl, 90. "The remake fills in the gaps in the plot and demonstrates the growth of the characters, which has not been observed before.

The atmosphere and the design of the levels only enhance the pleasure of passing, but the "popcorn" episode with the dominance of action in the final zone slightly spoils the overall mood.

Nevertheless, this is undoubtedly a stellar remake of an already fantastic game, which, nevertheless, continues to cause controversy between fans of a more classic approach to horror and action fans," Noisy Pixel, 90.

DualShockers and Siliconera gave the lowest rating to the project - sevens.

Reviewers of these sites believe that Capcom has gone too far in trying to "make perfection even more perfect", and with the change of a number of accents, it has lost the true face of Resident Evil 4.

"Trying to make Resident Evil 4 more modern, Capcom has lost what originally made the original game so great," Siliconera, 70.

"Despite the fact that this project is quite competent in its basics, it demonstrates the least creative power of developers compared to other Resident Evil remakes, leaving much more to be desired", - DualShockers, 70.

Recall that a demo version of the Resident Evil 4 remake is now available on all platforms (our impressions). The premiere is scheduled for March 24.


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