Critic & User Reviews
RE4 GC version
posted by Omegaman777 (CARMICHAEL, CA) Dec 15, 2012
Member since Mar 2011
Resident Evil 4 is revolutionary.
posted by stevenmoctezuma (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Apr 17, 2012
Member since Apr 2011
As Leon you will travel to Spain and encounter a new virus, and zombies of a new kind: Los Illuminados. Throwing in cult horror, zombie horror, Rambo-type action (less exaggerated of course), repulsive monsters and sexy women, you've got the best horror survival game ever. As you progress through Spain, you find yourself unveiling more and more of the Umbrella Corporation and finding different aspects and branches of their experimentation and evil! This game adds the classic back into horror, especially with the gloomy, dead tree setting as well as rainy nights, chainsaws, religious maniacs and absolute rotting stink of death in the air, everywhere you go.
I loved this game and will forever be in my top 10 favorite games ever. The game even adds some humor and you'll grow to love Leon and my second favorite character -- the merchant who refers to you as "stranger". This game is worth buying and after you beat the game, I guarantee you'll beat it again at least two more times due to the unlock able weapons, perks and costumes. Mercenaries is also really fun.
My suggestion: buy it. It will be a vital addition to your game collection!
posted by mariobrosZ (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Apr 11, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
Best game ever!!!
posted by Shermain702 (HENDERSON, NV) May 31, 2011
Member since May 2011
Good, but not the RE I was used to
posted by dnol47 (PLAINFIELD, IL) Mar 11, 2011
Member since Nov 2010
Not perfect but almost perfect
posted by kiddbpt (NAUGATUCK, CT) Sep 29, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
This game is fantastic, great game Definite BUY!
posted by aidan0128 (FUQUAY VARINA, NC) Jul 25, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
This game is great, but resident evil classic fans I must say, this is much different from the others.
(by the way I am a huge fan of all the resident evils)
First off, very crisp graphics, and good camera angle, similar to that of Grand theft auto IV.
Secondly, this installment has cut the item boxs and save ribbons. I personally Like it better when your struggling, it makes it mosre survival-horror esq, but it is still great, and does not cut away fromt he fantastic controlls at all.
And last but not least, another thing making itself different than that of resident evil's one two three and etc. is the fact that this one has aiming. Very good aiming. I like both this type of aiming and the type from the classic resident evil's, but this is so that you can shoot a zombie/Grandos in the head, groin, legs, and target shots strategically to cause an outcome wanted by the player. For instance:
In previous resident evil's, you would have to use five or six well placed shots to kill a zombie. In this installment, resident evil 4, you can just aim for the base of the head and with a well placed shot and good timing, you just blew the zombie/granado's head off.
Only problem? Lacks a scare factor at times, though when it is scary, trust me, IT'S SCARY!
So, My advice? Rent, and then buy it... Trust me you won't regret it, this game is one of the BEST horror survival games I have ever played!
(jeez, Im excited just thinking about it!)
posted by Reveras (HAYDEN, ID) May 28, 2010
Member since Jul 2009
not the best Resident Evil but at least its my fav
posted by RUNDAS (SAN DIEGO, CA) Mar 12, 2010
Member since Sep 2007
Resident evil 4 review
posted by tictac64 (SAN PEDRO, CA) Nov 19, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
posted by anime3443 (NORTH STREET, MI) Aug 8, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
Re4 starts you out as Leon (cop) on a mission to finding the presidents missing daughter ashley.
As you progress through the game you can find iteams such as gold, herbs (for healing), bullets, and bombs. You will confront many enemys such as, infected woman, infected men, chainsaw welding maniacs, an oger, a giant sea monster, and many more weird but cool creaturs.
overall the game hase unique controlls, awsome graphics and a great story:)
Better on wii
posted by DrPikachu (LEAGUE CITY, TX) Jul 5, 2009
Member since Aug 2005
Love it! Not perfect, but very, very good!
posted by jpwolf (PLANO, TX) Apr 29, 2009
Member since Feb 2007
It's not perfect however. I hate the inventory system (I guess they felt the need to keep it) which makes you think very hard about what you carry and keeps you honest, but I really think they could've made it a little bit better.
Some times the controls don't work they way they should, either because of an event taking place or the game is confused about what you actually want it to do.
At some points of the game, it is almost impossible to figure out what you are supposed to be doing, and are forced to get the game guide (or go to IGN).
Other than that, this game is AWESOME! Definitely worth buying and playing over and over again! I haven't even checked out online yet because we are having so much fun!
Best Game Ive Ever Played
posted by Runkles (MASSENA, NY) Apr 27, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
posted by moefoe71 (HAMDEN, CT) Apr 22, 2009
Member since Sep 2003
one of the reasons why gc is still alive
posted by Stunned (LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL) Apr 22, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
The best part of this game..
posted by Duelly (CAVE CREEK, AZ) Apr 15, 2009
Member since Oct 2008
9.9 game. Dont miss out on this one!!!
posted by abomb83 (ORCHARD PARK, NY) Apr 13, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
best resident evil game yet
posted by codrules96 (KELLYVILLE, OK) Jan 27, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
One of the Best Games Ever Made
posted by RandyB (GRANITE CITY, IL) Dec 18, 2008
Member since Oct 2005
Resident Evil 4
posted by MikLitorus (NEW ALBANY, IN) Dec 17, 2008
Member since Dec 2006
Good, but not Best
posted by swfan34 (OCEAN SPRINGS, MS) Dec 6, 2008
Member since May 2008
3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Overall, besides the shooter aspect, this is still Resident Evil, even bringing back Leon from the best RE ever - RE2. So I say an Eight is deserving of this game.
posted by Bluejedi (AUBURN, WA) Nov 17, 2008
Member since Nov 2008
posted by Necrophob (BERWICK, LA) Nov 10, 2008
Member since Nov 2008
Sets the standard for third person action games
posted by Metoo999 (NEW YORK, NY) Aug 21, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
Pros: Loads of atmosphere and tension! For 2005, these were groundbreaking graphics never done as well on consoles by any other game back then; the soundtrack has to heard to be believed - the villager whispers, the gunshots, the monsters grunting - it's amazing; good voice acting and story; run and gun play is great; a good variety of scary environments to go through - not much backtracking like the previous games; intuitive control scheme with some neat QTE gameplay; Leon comes off very cool and competent, not too dorky like he was in RE2; the Ashley babysitting bits were surprisingly enjoyable - her sections were intriguing because she had no guns, only some projectiles and her wits; Mercenaries mode is okay, but I play more for the story and action together; better graphics and sound than the PS2 version.
Cons: No strafing or shooting while moving (something that Gears added and improved upon); pointless "run" button - you don't need that with an analog stick, developers; repetitive action - no place in the game is quite as sensational and eerie as the first village; there were no real surprises in the story and not much actually happened in the middle; the villagers phrases and character models get repetitive; the GC got the game first, but the PS2 port got the excellent extra Ada mode, Separate Ways, which is way better and longer than Assignment Ada, and actually fills in the background of the main story pretty well; the game has "fake" widescreen, meaning it's widescreen reduced inside of 4:3. On my HDTV, I had to zoom the screen a couple of times to get it to fill; the PS2 version has true 16:9.
If you only play two Gamecube games, it's this and Zelda:TP.