This game was originally in development for nearly six years and levels are well designed and varied. There are of course big boss battles, puzzles, quick time sequences, and RPG elements that fill out Leon’s rescue attempt. These add to the challenge and therefore investment in getting through this dark and sometimes campy adventure. Once finished with the main story, the HD remake includes the additional side stories of Assignment Ada and Separate Ways in addition to the Mercenaries mini-game. An online multiplayer version of Mercenaries would have been really nice.
There probably aren’t many gamers who would play Resident Evil 4 but haven’t, which makes the HD remake a nostalgic trip for most. With that in mind, the latest editions of Shinji Mikami’s classic is kind of a mixed bag, particularly in the graphics department. The game hasn’t been rebuilt from the ground up, it’s just the original graphics, now rendered in HD. Some things, like the characters, look great but items and parts of the environment look terrible. Overall though, the game looks better than it ever has and the controls will most likely be the biggest obstacle to replaying this significant piece of gaming history.
Resident Evil 4 HD is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language. This game can also be found on: GameCube, PC, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360 and Mobile Phone.