1001 Video Games
Resident Evil 4
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
designed a unique controller for the game in the form of a yellow chainsaw with gory blood marks. It comes with a built-in sound chip, imitating the roar.
In the US version, if Leon is attacked by one of the chainsaw-wielding villagers, his head is chopped off (graphically). However, in the Japanese version, when a villager attacks Leon with the chainsaw, it cuts off part of Leon's face, exposing half of the front of Leon's skull. It graphically shows Leon's right eye still intact as well, surrounded by blood. While this is more detailed and gory than the US version, the US version is more realistic in terms of anatomical "surgery". Additionally there are no exploding heads after heads shots and the physics of Ashley's breasts were removed.
For the Windows version, the background of the game's main menu crawls slowly. Pressing left or right on the analog stick controlling the camera causes the background to scroll faster in a panorama like fashion in the direction of the stick.
The releases for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have updated graphics.
Information also contributed by
- 2005 – #2 PS2 Game of the Year
- 2007 – #3 Wii Game of the Year
- Golden Joystick Awards
- 2006 - PlayStation Game of the Year (The Official PlayStation Magazine)