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Resident Evil 4

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
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5.0
PlayStation 2
95
3.9
PlayStation 3
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4.5

User Reviews

The King and Queen of Survival Horror! PlayStation 2 MrBee (29)
The best Resident Evil game yet. PlayStation 2 Satsyrc (7)
Buy.This.Now PlayStation 2 You.Wont.Get.Out.Alive (3)
The game that changed Resident Evil forever. PlayStation 2 Melvin Raeynes (26)
A fantastic opening scene to a worthless game. PlayStation 2 kbmb (399)
Not your typical Resident Evil game! PlayStation 2 David Bryan (25)
Strays Way Too Far From The Original Thesis Of Resident Evil. PlayStation 2 TwoDividedByZero (149)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 91 3.9
PlayStation 3 2 4.5
Wii 50 4.2
Windows 38 3.4
Xbox 360 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 182 3.9


The Press Says

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PlayStation 3Defunct Games
In case you haven't heard: Resident Evil 4 is kind of a big deal. With its quick pacing, intriguing narrative and unbelievable graphics, this is one of Capcom's best games. This $20 PlayStation 3 port improves the visuals, adds leaderboard support and introduces trophies into the mix. Come see why Resident Evil 4 remains the best survival horror game ever made!
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WiiNintendo Life
As a newcomer to Resident Evil 4 I can safely say that this game has the freshness and polish of a brand new game. The controls are spectacular (to a degree where I’d say the game was made for them) and the graphics are engrossing. Tie in an incredible (if not somewhat clichéd) storyline and atmosphere you could slice with a knife and you have one of the games of the year on your hands. Seriously – clear your mind that you’ve completed this before and just play it all over again. You won’t regret it.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Essencialmente idêntico à versão de GameCube, "Resident Evil 4" para PlayStation 2 é um dos melhores jogos da atual geração de consoles. A Capcom tirou de letra as diferenças técnicas e, apesar do visual mais simples, conseguiu reproduzir todo o suspense do jogo original. Para compensar o atraso, incluiu extras que podem até interessar quem já destrinchou a versão para o console da Nintendo. Enfim, trata-se da redefinição de um clássico.
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WiiGaming Nexus
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is an even better game than the original release. Any graphical wrinkles are outweighed by the smooth new Wii controls, which put other sloppy “Wii-makes” to shame. The near-perfect game is only enhanced by the Wii additions, and this alone makes it a worthy purchase. If you’re a GameCube owner who never got to experience the PS2 extras, a fan of the original game looking for nostalgia or if you’ve never played it, RE4 Wii is a must buy. At $30, it’s almost wrong to pass it up.
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WiiGame Shark
The Wii edition of Resident Evil 4 is simply the best version that can be purchased on any platform. While other ports of the title have had their own share of nuances that made them not quite equal to the quality of the original, on the Wii the game simply works on a level that can easily make a newcomer think that it was always meant for that platform. The inclusion of all of the special features and unlockables from the prior versions as well as the very well thought out use of the Wiimote set the title apart, and if there is anyone left that has yet to own Resident Evil 4 –the Wii Edition is what you are looking for.
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WiiGameplanet
This game is huge for a Resident Evil game. You may be finished in 20 hours, but considering most other RE games are finished just over ten hours and that the action in constant the whole way through, you may be relieved to have the game finished, just so you can start it all over again. With unlockable items available, all of the mini-games and bonus missions found in the PS2 version, new weapons, new difficulties, and a plethora of collectable figurines, the game has uber-replayability. You will play this more than once, you will show it to everyone who visits even if it is just to show naysayers that the Wii is a capable machine. Buy it! Buy it now.
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WiiGemakei (formerly Zentendo)
If you have only played the GameCube version, then you’ll be delighted to hear that the Wii edition has all the extras that were only previously available in the PlayStation2 release. These extras, combined with the excellent graphics of the GameCube version and the superior Wii control scheme, makes the latest incarnation of the Resident Evil series definitely worth the purchase.
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WiiGameSpy
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is an absolute must-buy for Wii owners who have yet to enjoy the dark delights RE4 has to offer. Its lower-than-average price tag only sweetens the deal. You're looking at one of the best single-player games from the last three years here, and even better, you're also looking at the best version released so far. What's not to love?
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WiiGamePro (US)
The fact that this is value priced is just the cherry on top. Had Capcom tried to charge the full price, it would have had a legion of upset fans banging at its doorstep, so the budget price tag was an ingeniously diabolical move all around. Yes, the lack of new content is disappointing and there is a rather steep learning curve to overcome before aiming with the Wii Remote becomes second-nature. But come on! Marrying an innovative control scheme to the best survival action game ever and presenting at a bargain price is something even the most brain-dead zombie can get behind. Isn't it?
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WiiMansized
If you’re a Wii owner and this one isn’t in your gaming pile, then you deserve a zombie infestation of your own.
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WiiThe Next Level
By the time you reach the sickly-breathing beasts of las plagas perfection, you'll know to keep your ears as open as your eyes. Whether it's because you've run out of bullets, your health is low and you've no healing herbs, or you've come face-to-face with a seemingly invincible beast, you'll be tried many times, yet you won't turn away. Once you've shot and stabbed your way to the end, you may even want to go back for more – multiple times. Resident Evil 4 is that well-crafted of a game, and the Wii version is the pinnacle of its existence. Just remember to save your bullets.
100
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
If you're tickled pink that the RE series once again returns home to the PlayStation family of products where it belongs, rush out and invest in one of the best survival horrors games to date. RE4 is a refreshing take on the genre and manages to be just as taut and tense as previous titles without relying on the usual tried and true scare tactics. Clocking in at over 25 hours of gameplay (if you've never played before), RE4 never once bogs down in rehash or mindless repetition, managing to keep the pace on "alert" from start to finish which is a most impressive feat considering most two hour movies can't sustain that level of suspense. Highly recommended.
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PlayStation 2Gameplanet
With all the unlockable items from the Cube version available - which include two mini-games, new weapons, new difficulties, and a plethora of collectable figurines - this version also has a brand new side story involving "the girl in the red dress" (no spoilers here), a few unlockable costumes and a new Plaga-removal laser making the game with uber-replayability even more uber. You will play this more than once, you will show it to everyone who visits, and if all that isn't enough, you can show it off in proper widescreen.
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PlayStation 2Game industry News (GiN)
Should you complete the game, several new games open up. This was big surprise and a lot of fun, since most of these games could really almost stand on their own. One in particular has you playing Ada, a mysterious woman who helps you on the island from time to time even though she is sort of working against you. There are parts in the main game where strange things will happen, like a hoard of villagers being called off of you right before they move in for the kill. In these bonus games you learn why some of these strange things you witness happened, since Ada was the one doing them. That's pretty darn clever and makes for a nice cherry on top this beautiful game.
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PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games
These criticisms are almost negligible though, and in the face of extras such as unlockable missions involving the sexy Ada, and a cast of death-dealing studs in "The Mercenaries" -- they are washed away by a deluge of positives. The highest compliment I can pay to the already highly lauded Resident Evil 4 is this: it makes all other games in its genre seem utterly pointless. Post-RE4, every sin committed by every Silent Hill installment, every wrong step taken by even RE4’s own predecessors -- appear unforgivable.
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PlayStation 2HonestGamers
Still, take away those little inconveniences and what's left is a non-stop thrill ride. It's simply amazing how Resident Evil 4 never lets up, as it constantly assaults the player with one horde of enemies after another — making it the sort of game I can see myself picking up for a run-through or two every few months and enjoying it just as much as the first time through.
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PlayStation 2GamesFirst!
While Resident Evil wasn't the first entry in the survival horror genre, the Resident Evil games have come to define survival horror, and to define different possibilities in gaming through the survival horror genre. After all of the games-Resident Evil 1, 2, 3, Code: Veronica, 0, Outbreak, Outbreak File 2, Survivor, remakes and re-releases, and the other less popular games in the series-two mainstream movies, comic book and novel versions, Resident Evil maintains a dominant presence in gaming and in the non-gamer perception of gaming. Fortunately Resident Evil has earned this presence, as each Resident Evil game offers quality gaming, and Resident Evil 4 on the PS2 is no exception.
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PlayStation 2Game Shark
When you take into account the quality of this game, the new weapons (there are some great ones in here), over-the-top bosses, deep storyline, and the bonus content, you can see why Resident Evil 4 on the PlayStation 2 is Game of the Year material. It is by far the best single player action experience you are going to find on the PS2 this year - and the best Resident Evil game since Resident Evil 2. If you haven't bought this game for the GameCube you'd have to be out of your mind to pass this one up. If you've already played it on the GameCube then you may or may not want to pick this one up again on the PS2 for the bonus material. Either way I highly recommend Resident Evil 4.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Anyone who doesn't own a GameCube, however, would be smoking crack rocks the size of my fist not to buy this game. At forty dollars, it is worth every penny, and given the quality of the translation to the aged hardware of the PlayStation 2, is absolutely one of the best games on the system. I, personally, was among the many cynics who wasn't sure if Capcom could pull it off, and I'm both amazed and humbled- I've often joked during my brief tenure with GameSpy that a game would have to (are you kidding? I'm not printing it here) in order for me to give it five stars- this one does, and then some. If there was any title that should be held prestigiously in the canon of any gamer's library, it's this one. If you're thinking about picking it up, do it. You won't have any regrets.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Age
If you've grown weary of survival horror games for their transparent attempts at shock, RE4 will be refreshing. If you haven't played anything in this genre for a while, RE4 will be refreshing. If you've never played a survival horror game and like action with mood, RE4 will be refreshing. If first person shooters and other action games leave too much to be desired when it comes to story, pace and atmosphere, RE4 will be refreshing. In so many ways, Resident Evil 4 is refreshing and shouldn't be missed.
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PlayStation 2Snackbar-Games.com
It is for a reason that Resident Evil 4 was awarded many and won many GOTY awards for both of the systems it was released for. Resident Evil 4, without a doubt, is one of the best games on the PS2, and is equally awesome as Metal Gear Solid 3 or God of War. Obviously, this game is a must-own for any one that likes horror, shooter and Resident Evil games. The main game will take you about 17 to 20 hours the first time, and you will replay the game at least once more. The extras should take as long too, and in total, you might spend as much time playing the game as 50 hours or more! There are always new things to do, and the game just gets better as you play. What are you waiting for? Go buy it now!
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PlayStation 2The Next Level
I have the GameCube version and I still went out of my way to retail buy the PS2 version, because I'm that into the story. For fans, this is one to get, and for those who have never actually put their fingers on a controller in the name of Resident Evil, get it. Buy it, hold onto it, and play the game that has put reviewers and gamers alike back on the edge of their seats in horror.
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PlayStation 2videogamer.com
Resident Evil 4 should have set the world alight when it was originally released on the GameCube earlier in the year, but barring a disaster the masses should finally see what the fuss is about with this PlayStation 2 port. Purists will cling onto their GameCube copies, proclaiming that no one should buy anything other than the sacred original, but the fact that the average bloke browsing games in his local store will now have a chance of taking this home (rather than not noticing it at the back under a shelf of kiddy GBA titles) makes me very happy. This is one of the greatest games ever made and should be experienced by as many people as possible.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Earlier this year, Resident Evil 4 blew me away when I played it on the GameCube. Never before had I experienced a game that so mastered the balance between action and atmosphere, between scares and furious combat. The pacing was simply amazing – every time I thought I might grow a little tired of what I was doing, something completely different popped up. Not only is Resident Evil 4 the best survival horror game I’ve ever played, it’s simply one of the best games. Unfortunately, the original version was not the smash hit it deserved to be, and Capcom decided to bring it to PS2 in search of a wider audience. Now, playing it again with slightly downgraded graphics, do I still feel as strongly about it? Yes, absolutely.
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WiiEL33TONLINE
I’d guess that Capcom spent 90% of the development time of the Wii Edition working on the controls since it’s not like there is anything else new in the game. It shows, the controls are really tight and breathe new life into the game. Honestly, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition doesn’t need any exclusive bonus content to sell it; it’s such a complete game already. If you enjoyed either of the last two console versions, you’ll find a whole new reason to love Resident Evil, and if you missed those, now is the time to try. Just be warned: this is not your namby-pamby horror movie – be prepared to be truly horrified.
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WiiCubed3
It’s extremely rare that we hand out the top score, but we’ve done it already for Resident Evil 4 and what we have here is a more refined version than before: all the extras, new controls far better than the original system, packed into a game that we’ll probably still be doing yearly playthroughs in 10 years. This is how you do a port, so kudos to Capcom for creating the definitive version of Resident Evil 4 – now make us a new game of this calibre.
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WiiGotNext
By the time you reach the sickly-breathing beasts of las plagas perfection, you'll know to keep your ears as open as your eyes. Whether it's because you've run out of bullets, your health is low and you've no healing herbs, or you've come face-to-face with a seemingly invincible beast, you'll be tried many times, yet you won't turn away. Once you've shot and stabbed your way to the end, you may even want to go back for more – multiple times. Resident Evil 4 is that well-crafted of a game, and the Wii version is the pinnacle of its existence.
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PlayStation 2Digital Press - Classic Video Games
You can't possibly take away from a game because of one weak extra though. It's hard enough to believe Resident Evil 4 is running this smoothly on the PS2, and that alone will let an entirely new set of people experience one of the best video games this industry has ever seen. You're only doing a disservice to yourself if you haven't played through it yet.
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PlayStation 21UP
Mark 2005 down in your calendars as the year of the director's cut. First it was stunning remix of Ninja Gaiden Black for Xbox that sent gamers back onto paths previously tread, and now Capcom gets into the act with their stupendously awesome recreation of their genre-defining action-horror game, Resident Evil 4.
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PlayStation 2Games Radar
PS2 gamers get the brain-splatteringly good Mercenaries minigame from the GameCube plus a little double dipping with sexy spy Ada Wong, who has more solo missions that flesh out her role in the game's bizarre plot. The bad ass new laser weapon and clever costume changes for Leon and Ashley are just icing on the gore-soaked cake. Simply put, Resident Evil 4 is the tightest, most accessible game in the series and one of the best games out there.
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PlayStation 2Computer Games Magazine
Resident Evil 4 for the Playstation 2 has been a long time coming, and fans who don’t own a GameCube should pick this title up as soon as possible.
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WiiDarkstation
I never thought I would give a perfect score to a game that was a two year old port from the Gamecube to the PS2 and now onto the Nintendo Wii, where you would think it would just be the same game with a few minor changes. However what ends up happening is that the first few versions were great, but the Wii version is what the original game wanted to be, a truly exceptional find. A must own Wii title.
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PlayStation 2FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Best Resident Evil game. Ever! It represents the necessary evolution of the series and is a faithful port of the acclaimed GC title with added features for the PS2 audience.
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PlayStation 2Lawrence
I fully expected Resident Evil 4 on PS2 to be inferior to the Gamecube version. Surprisingly, load times are very inobtrusive, and the graphics are still breathtaking. If you haven’t played this game yet because you only own a PS2, you absolutely must purchase it immediately. It’s easily the Game of the Year so far in my opinion, and ranks among the very best videogames ever made.
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WiiPurojuegos
Capcom rompio el paradigma del Survival Horror, transformándolo en una mezcla de aventura y accion con este titulo, si bien se alejo de la jugabilidad clásica del genero, ha ganado mas de lo que ha perdido debido a su jugabilidad frenetica , sin descanso y “siempre para adelante”.
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WiiGamingExcellence
What else is left to say? If you've never played RE4 before, then the Wii version is by far the best version of an absolutely amazing game. If you've played it on other systems already, I still recommend picking up the Wii version anyway. I had already completed the game on GameCube during its original release, and the game still gave me sweaty palms and made me jump a foot in the air on more than one occasion on the second go around. The Wii controls add so much to an already sublime horror experience, and how can you go wrong with a game that's reasonably priced at almost half of the average going rate for a Wii title? This is the best game to date on the Wii, period. If you own a Wii, you owe it to yourself to discover or rediscover one of the scariest and flat-out best games ever made.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Those who have never played this classic are in for a treat – it's simply one of the most intense and exciting action/adventure games in years, regardless of hardware. Those who have played it can marvel at a damned impressive conversion, and all the new features added to this edition, though perhaps with just a rental, though you do have to beat the main game to see the new stuff. Either way, Resident Evil 4 not only revived a stagnant franchise, it's changed the rules of survival horror games in general – where instead of a heavy emphasis on horror, RE4 puts survival first. Suddenly the wait for Resident Evil 5 is that much longer.
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PlayStation 2Games Master
If you didn't know by now, it's without doubt one of the best games of the year, even of all time. It's a remarkable reinvention of Resi that constantly thrills and amazes, yet when you look at the basics of the game it's incredibly linear and repetitive - it's just Leon blasting his way through continental Europe. What helps is that every gunshot feels as fresh as the first, the graphics and animation are sublime and every set piece surprises. But after deliberating long and hard, we've decided that reason that Resi 4 is so magnificent is because it's magic - it's been created by some unexplainable Capcom wizardry that makes it appeal to everyone with an ounce of gaming sense. Make sure you fit into that category and play this game.
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WiiGamesCollection
Resident Evil 4 è un ottimo gioco, e la Wii Edition non fa altro che unire in un unico pacchetto tutto ciò che ha da offrire, specialmente a chi lo ha perso nelle precedenti incarnazioni: va da sè infatti che, se avete spolpato la versione GameCube o PS2 o PC, potreste non essere interessanti a ricomprare lo stesso gioco con un sistema di controllo diverso. Per chi non l'ha mai giocato invece è assolutamente consigliato, magari anche solo per ripassare un po' gli avvenimenti prima di RE5... Oh già dimenticavo il linguaggio adulto: pota!
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PlayStation 2GameLemon
You don't need to be a Resident Evil fan to like this game. Hell, if you hated the older Resident Evils, I still think you will like this game. It's just so fun and, really (aside from some herb combining and the cheesy storyline), it doesn't feel like a Resident Evil. It's fast, it controls well, you aren't technically fighting zombies, and the Umbrella corporation (the antagonists for EVERY RE game till now) isn't even behind it all! While some people might lament this loss of the old Resident Evil style we, well, we don't care. Because those people are dumb and wrong... and probably Republican.
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WiiGame Vortex
If there are any disappointing aspects of Resident Evil 4 - Wii Edition it is the lack of Wii-specific content beyond the new control scheme. At the same time, the motion-based controls add just enough to the game that it feels completely different and is worth a play - even if you already have.
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WiiLawrence
There is absolutely no reason to pass this game up, even if you’ve played it a million times before. The new motion controls add quite a bit to the experience, and make a very intense game even moreso. If you’ve never played RE4 before, your first time playing it would easily score a 9.9 in terms of Lawrence.com’s ratings scale. The only reason I’m knocking it down a few points is because most gamers have gone through it numerous times before. Regardless of whether or not you have….pick this one up.
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PlayStation 2PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
While the PS2 version does suffer in the control and visual department, the two most important aspects of the game, hence not quite obtaining the top score the GC version received earlier in the year despite the extra content, it’s an essential game on whatever format you pick it up on. Turn off the lights, switch on the surround sound and prepare for an experience that won't be matched again for a long time. Game of the year? Few could argue otherwise.
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PlayStation 2TotalPlayStation
This is the single best survival horror game ever made, besting even the Silent Hill series in raw visceral thrills. It’s not nearly as scary, but it makes up for it with an incredible story, tons of replay value, and a game length that’s uncharacteristically stretched for the series. Go buy this game, and go buy it right freaking now.
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PlayStation 2Game Over Online
If you're a horror fan or an action gamer, you've honestly got no excuse; Resident Evil 4 is your kind of title. You'll need to bring your A game, as this is unapologetically difficult, but you'll be rewarded for your effort with one of the most polished shooters of this console generation.
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PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com
Poco más podemos decir. La conversión de la gran apuesta de Capcom durante este año 2005 ha resultado ser casi perfecta, manteniendo el nivel en todos sus apartados pero con algunos recortes en el terreno gráfico que eran inevitables. Eso sí, a cambio nos ofrece unos extras muy completos, destacando por supuesto la misión paralela de Ada Wong que convierte el soso argumento de Resident Evil 4 en algo más complejo y satisfactorio. No lo perdáis de vista, hayáis jugado o no al título de Gamecube.
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PlayStation 2PTGamers
Porque Resident Evil 4 não é um bom jogo, é um excelente jogo de acção (apanhei-vos por uns segundos, hã?). Está praticamente isento de falhas - hoje em dia um jogo que tenha só duas ou três coisas a apontar-lhe é quase sinónimo de perfeição -, é intenso e variado do princípio ao fim, possui uma excelente duração de vida e incita a voltar a jogar, traz extras de classe, tecnicamente é do melhor de sempre, e… e… Ainda aí estão? Vão comprar o jogo!
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WiiGame Informer Magazine
Resident Evil 4 is like Michael Meyers or Jason Vorhees – the classic horror villain who just won’t die. Right when you think it’s finally safe to turn your back and focus on your next quest for survival, it pieces its shattered skull back together, grabs a pitchfork, and continues its blind quest to hunt you down. But unlike the clichéd slasher stars of the ‘80s, this is one zombie we’re not tired of seeing brought back to life.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Resident Evil 4 mérite plus que jamais sa note sur PS2. Moins impressionnant, graphiquement parlant, que la version GameCube, cette adaptation témoigne pourtant d'une véritable volonté de Capcom de proposer aux joueurs de vrais bonus afin de contenter tout le monde. Le mode Separate Ways est intéressant et dispose de nouveaux environnements, on retrouve tous les modes de jeu originaux, l'aventure est toujours aussi longue et même après avoir terminé le jeu sur la 128 bits de Nintendo, vous prendrez un pied monstrueux sur le monolithe noir de Sony. C'est là la marque d'un grand jeu qui fera figure de modèle pour de nombreuses années à venir. Un titre d'exception, un OVNI vidéoludique, une expérience hors normes à laquelle vous vous devez obligatoirement de participer.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
Millions of gamers lost touch with Resident Evil when it jumped ship. Here's your chance to make things right. Resident Evil 4 is Capcom's finest work. Everyone talks about production values, and as much as I hate to look at a game that way, there's no denying how much time and money was put into RE4's development. The graphics are beautiful, the monsters are unreal, and the gameplay is the most action-packed a survival/horror game has ever been. You're not always running, but you're constantly on the move and constantly in fear. It's a grand experience.
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WiiNintendoWorldReport
If you’re an avid listener of Radio Free Nintendo, then you know I wasn’t a big supporter of this game when it was announced, saying that $30 was too much for what it offered if you’ve already played through the game. Well, as a former hater, let me tell you: I was wrong, and the game is totally worth it. I had a ton of fun playing through RE4 again, and I’d never go back to the GameCube version now that I’ve used the Wii remote and nunchuk. RE4 was already an exemplary game it was first released, and now it’s even better. Pick it up as soon as you can.
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PlayStation 2Meristation
Leon S. Kennedy, después de su paso por Gamecube, se atreve a ser el protagonista de una de las mejores aventuras de esta generación también en PS2. La saga Resident Evil vuelve triunfante a una consola de SONY, después de que su anterior máquina lo viese saltar al estrellato y a la inmortalidad. Bienvenidos a una de las mejores muestras de "survival horror" de la historia...
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PlayStation 2IGN
There was no escaping the buzz that Capcom's Resident Evil 4 generated earlier this year when it launched on Nintendo's GameCube. Shortly before it hit stores, Capcom announced PS2 owners would be able to enjoy a ported and somewhat expanded version later in the year. Skeptics hissed. Fanboys guffawed. And even this reviewer cynically questioned, "How can it be done so quickly?" Nobody doubted Capcom's talents.
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PlayStation 2Softpedia
It was worth waiting all these years to get to play such a masterpiece. This game has got it all: atmosphere, good AI, challenging levels, long lifespan, many guns, big guns, blood and gore, scary backgrounds ... everything. Capcom has the recipe for success and maybe Konami will learn something from them since Resident Evil 5 is in the making and we've heard nothing about Silent Hill 5. A winner? RE 4 surely is and you can't call yourself a gamer if you haven't played at least one title of the series. I recommend the fourth installment, because it's Capcom's greatest achievement, although you should be cautious if you're one of those faint-hearted Alone in the Dark fans.
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WiiCheat Code Central
There's really not much to say about a game that has won several game of the year awards. I mean, yeah, I could rant and rave about how this is the greatest of the series ever: of course, that may not be entirely true. I could also claim that Resident Evil will always be the title to beat when it comes to survival horror games. Even though all of those things may be true, there is simply one thing that must be said about the new edition for the game. You must own it, even if that means racing to the game store to find one of the reclusive Wiis. The president's daughter's been kidnapped - it's up to us.
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WiiGaming Target
Resident Evil 4 is just as entertaining today as it was two years ago. It is one of those truly addicting games that one can play over and over again into the wee hours of the morning. The Wii edition is without a doubt the definitive version of this classic. Nevertheless, with the exception of the controls and the Umbrella Chronicles trailer, there is very little in this release that players have not seen before. Whether or not the game is worth buying is largely dependent upon how much one likes Resident Evil 4 and which version they own. Perhaps the Wii edition’s saving grace will be its incredible bargain price of $30. At that cost, even veterans of the game will be remiss not to add it to their Wii library. For those unfortunate souls who did not get a chance to play Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube or PS2, there is no better way to experience the satisfying sound of a zombie’s head exploding like a watermelon than with this edition.
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WiiNZGamer
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition probably won’t have the same impact on gamers as the original did on the Gamecube in 2004 (2005 in New Zealand) but that doesn’t make it any less of a game. If you’ve never experienced the terror of Resident Evil 4 then there’s no better version than this. If you beat the game before you’ll still want to come back to see how the game was meant to be played. Resident Evil 4 is a definitive gaming experience, and no collection should be without it.
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PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
Without a doubt Resident Evil 4 is one of the greatest video games in this current generation. The PS2 version has even more then the Gamecube title and while there are a couple of graphical downgrades this is still one of the best looking PS2 games to date. What more can I say other then this... Resident Evil 4 is an essential purchase.
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PlayStation 2Playstation Illustrated
Overall, if you already have the GameCube version and are not dying to see the five extra chapters added on for the PS2 version, you are probably okay with sticking with that version. If you are a die-hard Resident Evil fan, you’ll want that added bit of storyline, so you probably already own this game. If you are someone who has never given Resident Evil a chance because of survival horror naysayers, Resident Evil 4 is the game to turn you. Go out and buy it now!
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
A mixture of all these great elements make this one hell of a great game, one that every PS2 owner should consider buying. Having only briefly playing the older games, and my survival/horror knowledge only being previously limited to Devil May Cry, the game was a bit of a gamble purchase for me, but I definitely feel like it was more than worth it. The game itself will last you more than 20 hours, and with the extra content and hidden extras, you'd be doing yourself a big favor if you went out and bought the game as soon as possible.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
So muss eine Umsetzung aussehen! Capcom hat Resident Evil 4 vorbildlich auf die PS2 übertragen. Sonys alternde Lady zeigt erneut, welche Pracht in ihr steckt. Soul Calibur III sorgt angesichts seiner phänomenalen Kulisse bereits für ungläubig staunende Redakteure und Resi verlängert die Bewunderungsstarre noch mal gewaltig. Zwar kommt sie aufgrund der längeren Ladezeiten, kleinerer Ruckler sowie etwas schwächerer Polygon- und Texturdichte nicht ganz an die GameCube-Fassung ran, aber das Spielerlebnis bleibt dasselbe. Frust? Fehlanzeige. Bosskämpfe? Grandios. Abwechslung? Enorm. Waffen? Satt. Nervenkitzel? Pur. Und trotz all der rauchenden Wummen bietet Resident Evil 4 Survival-Horror in Reinkultur. Capcom schneidet viele alte Zöpfe ab, aber bleibt der Tradition auch in vielen Punkten treu, so dass sich Fans trotz der erhöhten Action-Konzentration auf nostalgische Déjà-vus freuen dürfen. Also ab in den Baumarkt, PS2 montieren und los!
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WiiComputer and Video Games (CVG)
You've probably played this game before - it was one of the greatest works to come from the last generation of console hardware, critically regarded as the definitive entry in Capcom's Resident Evil series. But the Wii Remote has changed the boundaries of what's possible in games, moving Capcom to sense an opportunity and pounce.
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WiiGamingEvolution
It goes without saying that Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is the best version of the game. It includes everything from all previous versions of the game along with new Wii controls which only improve the experience. RE4 holds up surprisingly well after all these years and it’s still a treat to play. If you have yet to play RE4, go out and buy it now. If you played it, it’s still recommend that you buy this version. It’s really the ultimate package.
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PlayStation 2NZGamer
Just after God of War came along and took the crown as the best action game on PS2, Resident Evil 4 crashes in and shows it who's boss. It's easily one of the best games of the year and an unquestionably essential purchase. There's absolutely nothing to dislike about it. It's not making any great leaps in the grand scheme of things as San Andreas did, but in many ways it's far better than anything Rockstar have ever done. Buy this. Buy this now.
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PlayStation 2Fragland.net
Resident Evil 4 is simply must-have, no matter what platform you play it on. The GameCube version has slightly better graphics, but the PlayStation 2 games has about 50% more content, including the stunning Separate Ways. Whatever one you choose: the innovating, envigourating gameplay of RE4 is one of the most satisfying experiences of past years. Buy it, now!
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WiiGame Freaks 365
Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube is a historically significant game in the industry. It is one of the highest reviewed games of all time. I gave it a 9.7 out of 10 myself. The Wii version will not be remembered nearly as fondly, yet it is an improved version of the same game, thanks to the Wii Remote. For those that have not either played or owned Resident Evil 4 before, you are in store for as good of a treat today as everyone who played it was when it was released in 2005. This is easily one of the finest games on the Wii to date and should not be overlooked at its value price.
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WiiGamersHell.com
If you’ve never had the chance to play Resident Evil 4 before, then there’s simply no excuse not to pick it up for the Wii. Although obviously it’s not as groundbreaking now as it was two years ago, there’s no arguing that RE4 is one of the best, if not the best, games out for the Wii. With its enthralling storyline and addictive gameplay, Resident Evil 4 is one game that should not be missed.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Since its debut on the PlayStation in 1996, the genre-defining Resident Evil series has had its ups and downs, though it's always remained at the forefront of survival horror games. Yet it's not enough to call Resident Evil 4 one of the high points of the series, because this is probably the single greatest horror-themed action game ever created. Now on the PlayStation 2, Resident Evil 4 sure didn't cut corners in translation from the original GameCube version released earlier this year. Like that game, this is an amazing achievement in a variety of ways: Its inspired, state-of-the-art cinematic presentation works extremely well with its relentlessly exciting, white-knuckle action, all of which is wrapped up in a decidedly lengthy adventure chock-full of hidden secrets and bonus extras.
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PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Wahnsinn, wie Capcom innerhalb von nur knapp einem Jahr eine so perfekte Konvertierung geschafft hat! Nur an wenigen Stellen merkt man, dass die PS2 am Leistungslimit ist. Aber diese Kleinigkeiten fallen nur Pedanten auf. Der Super-Horror ist auf dem Sony-Konsölchen genauso genial, wie auf dem Gamecube. Dank dem zusätzlichen Kurztrip mit Agentin Ada und neuen Kostümen ist das Spiel auch für Fans noch interessant!
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PlayStation 2Gamer Within
Playstation 2 gamers have long been waiting to get their hands on Capcom’s acclaimed action survival horror, and it is for good reason. Resident Evil 4 is an impressive and thoroughly enjoyable experience throughout, revolutionizing not only the Resident Evil series but the survival horror and action genres as a whole. It’s the type of game that allows classic fans of the series to instantly fall in love with the refreshingly new take on the series, all the while attracting a large number of gamers who have never liked any of the previous Resident Evil titles. Those who have not had the chance to play through the GameCube version of Resident Evil 4 need to check out Capcom’s latest blockbuster title, as its an experience that is worthwhile in every aspect.
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PlayStation 2Total Gaming UK
Resident Evil 4 is one of the very best games on the PS2 and credit to Capcom for getting the most out of the trusty old black console.
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WiiN-Zone
Diejenigen unter euch, denen dieses Szenario bekannt vorkommt, haben sicher schon einmal Resident Evil 4 erlebt. Es genießt zu Recht den Ruf des besten Resident Evil aller Zeiten. Vielleicht ist auch deswegen gerade bei diesem Spiel der Portierungsdrang bei Capcom so hoch. Die aktuelle Wii-Version eingerechnet gibt es das Spiel immerhin auf 4 unterschiedlichen Plattformen. Auf dem Papier scheint die Wii-Version die Nase vorn zu haben: Die Technik der deutschen Gamecube-Variante inklusive der PS2-Bonusinhalte sprechen für sich.
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WiiAnime News Network
Resident Evil 4 was an excellent game when it first came out, and it remains one of the best games in its genre. Those that never picked up the Gamecube original have no excuse now: this is CAPCOM's fourth chance for you to buy Resident Evil 4, and you won't regret it.
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WiiGamesmania
Auch zwei Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung rockt Resident Evil 4. Ich bin zwar nicht der größte Fan der Reihe, doch das Gameplay von Teil 4 ist unumstritten das Beste, was das Action-Adventure-Genre in den letzten Jahren zu bieten hatte. Äußerst positiv überrascht bin ich über die Wii-Umsetzung. Die Bewegungssteuerung von Remote und Nunchuk wurde erstklassig in das Gameplay eingebunden und führt sogar zu einer stellenweise gänzlich neuen Spielerfahrung. So macht Resident Evil 4 auch beim erneuten Durchzocken viel Spaß und ist dank des günstigen Preises ebenso für Kenner des Originals interessant wie für potenzielle Neueinsteiger. Neben Zelda ist Resident Evil 4 bislang sicherlich das mit Abstand beste Wii-Spiel und setzt bei der Steuerung neue Maßstäbe. Den Verzicht auf inhaltliche Erweiterungen und die inzwischen etwas angestaubte Grafik nimmt man da Gelassen in Kauf.
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WiiThe Wiire
At the end of the day, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is another port. More precisely, it's a well-designed port of an incredible game, and I fully support more people being able to enjoy such a visceral experience. It's visually and sonically polished, it's scary and intense, it has great replay value, and its flaws are significantly outweighed by its successes. At a starting price of only $29.99, it cheaper than many Wii games with half the content and care. So please, developers and publishers, let Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition end the wave of last-generation ports on a high note, or at least hold to the standard of quality the game has established.
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WiiGaming Age
All in all, unless Capcom figures on re-releasing the game again on the next Wii with enhanced visuals and more content, I think it's safe to say that Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is the definitive version of one of 2005's biggest action games. It's fun, it's fast, and although the Wii's controversial controller is at the center of it, it facilitates instead of hinders the gameplay. If you haven't played RE4 and own a Wii, it's probably time you took it for a spin.
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WiiJolt (UK)
Considering Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is a port, this would usually be the part where you’re advised to steer clear unless you missed it the first time around, but not in this case. Even if you already enjoyed the game two years ago, it’s well worth a second play through on what will undoubtedly be considered to be the definitive version of the Resident Evil instalment for people who don’t like Resident Evil. Blood, gore, violence, swearing and sensational controls in a mainstream game – everything “they” said the Wii wasn’t about.
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PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
In the end there are a number of factors that make Resident Evil 4 such a damned good game. The graphics, which are among the best this generation has to offer, are certainly an important part of that. The gameplay, which never becomes stale or overly-gimmicky, also has plenty of meta elements like treasure hunting and meaningful unlockables. The story, setting and characters, despite the potential for cheesiness, somehow manage to resonate. And most uniquely of all, the single-player-only game easily packs in around 30 hours of gameplay, making it extremely good value for money.
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PlayStation 2GameStart
Tudo isso junto faz de Resident Evil 4 facilmente um dos melhores jogos dessa geração. Se existem erros? Sim, sem dúvida, principalmente se levarmos em consideração o fato de que o jogo mais para o final passa a ser um tanto repetitivo e os controles travados que deram vida a uma dificuldade desnecessária. Mas ainda assim, isso não impede o jogo de brilhar. Resident Evil 4 é um grande jogo.
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WiiComputer Bild Spiele
Bereits mit den Versionen für PC, Playstation und Gamecube wusste Resident Evil 4 zu überzeugen, die Wii-Edition legt aber noch ordentlich nach. Das liegt an der Steuerung per Fernbedienung, mit der Sie die Unholde direkt anvisieren. Der daraus entstehende Effekt ist für hartgesottene, erwachsene Helden die Krönung dieses ohnehin schon überzeugenden Spiels, das sich hier als "sehr gute" Neuauflage erweist.
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WiiGamer 2.0
The Wii version of Resident Evil 4 is undoubtedly the best there is. It’s a great value at $29.99 for what you’re getting, considering it’s one of the best games around and that it adds some remarkably refreshing new controls that are far superior to the previous versions. As said before, if you haven’t played this marvel of a game, there’s really no better time than now. Though it won’t necessarily blow you away on a technical level by today’s high-definition next-generation standards, don’t worry about it, as this is still better than just about every other game to come out.
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WiiGameSpot
Resident Evil 4 isn't quite as groundbreaking now as it was two years ago when it was first released on the GameCube, but that doesn't make the Wii version any less dazzling. It is undoubtedly the preferred version for anyone who has yet to experience the thrill of climbing up El Gigante's back, and even if you already have had such an experience in the past, this iteration is still most certainly worth playing. The exquisite controls make this the defining Wii action title and a must-play for anyone who enjoys the act of shooting things.
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Resident Evil 4 est bien l’authentique chef d’œuvre que l’on attendait depuis plus de cinq longues années. Le gameplay s’est radicalement transformé et de survival horror nous passons désormais à un survival action plus bourrin et jouissif. Certains délires sont néanmoins très loin de l’esprit de la série et les fans de la première heure qui recherchent surtout une ambiance « film d’horreur interactif » risquent d’être déçu par cet épisode. Mais une fois la pilule avalée, ce jeu est une réussite indéniable.
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PlayStation 2JeuxActu
Même si Resident Evil 4 est moins impressionnant sur PS2 en termes de réalisation et d'effets sonores, le titre de Capcom reste cependant une expérience ludique hors du commun. Le mode Separate Ways avec Ada Wong nous permet d'en savoir plus sur ce personnage mystérieux, tout en rallongeant un peu plus une durée de vie déjà bien conséquente. En sus de pousser la PS2 dans ses derniers retranchements, Capcom signe là un chef d'oeuvre qui restera pour longtemps gravé dans nos mémoires. Il y a l'avant et l'après Resident Evil 4.
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WiiJeuxActu
Difficile de faire l’émerveillé face à un Resident Evil 4 qui a déjà été torché par la moitié de la planète. Difficile aussi de convaincre ces mêmes personnes d’investir une quarantaine d’euros pour revisiter la Wii Edition avec une télécommande, l’unique "innovation" majeure du titre. Resident Evil 4 : Wii Edition est donc avant tout une affaire de collectionneur et de neophyte. S’appuyant sur des qualités connus de tous et dernier d’une famille de quadruplés, il est logiquement la version la plus complète. Un hit qui vieillit bien finalement.
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PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
Sammantaget har jag dock kapitulerat villkorslöst för länge sedan över Capcoms superambitiösa konvertering. Resident Evil 4 placerade sig välförtjänt på en svindlande tolfte plats på Gamereactors lista över världens bästa spel genom tiderna. Smaka på det, det finns bara elva spel som är bättre i hela världen. Leons spännande äventyr är tillika årets hittills solklart bästa och att till det dessutom få styra långbente skönheten Ada i en egen välskriven historia gör att Playstation 2-versionen, trots smärre brister i spelkontrollen, är näst intill lika oumbärlig som sin Gamecube-förlaga.
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WiiUOL Jogos
Mesmo com seus quase dois anos e meio de vida, "Resident Evil 4" continua sendo a principal referência dos jogos de "horror de sobrevivência". O uso do controle sensível a movimentos do Wii não substitui o fervor de novidade de quando foi lançado e muito menos os sustos da primeira experiência com o título. Porém, de tão bem resolvida, a nova funcionalidade faz valer a pena uma nova investida. Aos que ainda não o jogaram é, no mínimo, um título obrigatório.
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WiiHooked Gamers
At first glance the game may seem to be just another game in the series. Yet it is the first game in quite some time to actually push the story to a new level. The destruction of Racoon City was not the end of the story, which lets fans everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief. Our heroes and heroines will continue to fight on and, with the upcoming release of The Umbrella Chronicles, a new view on the origins of the story will tide us over until Resident Evil 5.
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WiiN-Europe
So is this really worth your money? Yes. Yes it is. It was worth the money three years ago, and it will be worth the money three years from now. I still have to have someone in the room with me when playing as Ashley and I still squirm every time I hear the tell-tale buzz of a chainsaw. There is not much new in the game, but as the saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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WiiFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
RE4: Wii Edition is the penultimate release of a fantastic game. Anyone who has not played the original should highly consider at least giving it a chance, and those who have already played RE4 may find that it is well worth the $30 for everything this remake has to offer.
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WiiNintendojo
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is a re-release of a three year old masterpiece with new and improved controls, a video of Umbrella Chronicles, some Wii remote speaker action and the extras from the PS2 version. That is not a criticism. It is the ultimate version of, what some perceive to be, the greatest action game ever made. It is one of the few hardcore titles available on Wii at the moment -- at a bargain price -- and is proof that the Wii remote can make a difference. So, Jack Symon, now that Wii has met your challenge, can you tell your bosses to begin work on Resident Evil 5: Wii Edition. You know it makes sense.
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WiiGame industry News (GiN)
Based on the fact that I still had a blast replaying this game for the 4th time, I’m keeping with a rating of 5 Gems even though I’ve set the Value rating at 3, because to give RE4 anything less than 5 would be blasphemous.
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WiiGamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is possibly the best experience you'll get from any form of the game. The improved controls combine with the already stellar visual and aural aspects of the game to create one of the greatest horror games ever created. If you're uninitiated to the ways of Resident evil 4, then the Wii Edition is the perfect way to experience it, and for $30, you really can't get much better of a deal. To those who've already played the game to death though, there's nothing here that really distinctly separates it from its last generation brethren, so save that money for something newer and move right along.
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WiiThunderbolt Games
That’s not to say that Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition doesn’t have anything special for the fans of the old game. While the WiiMote combat can be a little flaky, it still outclasses the clunky, unintuitive controls of the original. You’ll still get to relive Leon’s bloodstained quest in all its glory, right down to the hilariously cheesy dialogue and incredibly stylized levels. But if you’ve never played Resident Evil 4, you owe it to give it a shot. The gruesome gameplay and finely crafted graphics make for one of the most stunning and engaging action games of all time. Besides, seeing Leon’s head getting chainsawed off never gets old.
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WiiFragland.net
If you already have the game on Cube or PS2, this version will probably not offer enough new to justify spending €40 euro on it. For all those other people who own a Wii, this game is an absolute must! It's the best version of one of the best action games ever.
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WiiAceGamez
The new control scheme is nigh- on perfect and the game as a whole hasn't lost an inch in the two years since its release.. In fact, the only reason it's not getting a perfect score is because of the fact that it's now two years old and not quite as groundbreaking as it was when it was first released - but if you've never played it before then it's without doubt a must buy. Although given a mark of 9, for anyone who hasn't played it before, you can quite easily push that up to a 10 aTs tThis is unquestionably one of the finest gaming experiences to ever grace home consoles and is a testament to what can be achieved when developers aren't rushed into releasing a game before it is ready. It may have taken four years, but mby God, was it worth it. Simply put, one of the finest games out there just got that little bit better.
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WiiGameDaily
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition's timeless adventure, coupled with the unique controls make it a must buy regardless of whether someone's played it or not. Like a favorite movie, it belongs on a shelf, prominently displayed and immediately accessible. Gamers don't buy this game for Wii. They buy a Wii for this game.
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WiiKombo.com
When it comes to reviewing a game like Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, which is at the end of the day just a port of something so many played two years ago, it can be difficult. Do we even take into consideration the fact that this is a port, or do we treat it as if it just released today? The truth is, this is a port, and thus it is not a new game to many. However, simultaneously, it is an opportunity for those who missed out on it the first and second time around to experience what is the definitive version of the adventure. Once all is said and done, this is a must-buy for Wii owners who have never played Resident Evil 4 before or simply want to relive Capcom’s magnum opus.
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WiiGame Critics
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is the best and most definitive version of one of the greatest games ever made. The new controls offer a more fun and intuitive way to play than before, while also serving as one of the most effective examples so far of the Wii remote applied to a shooter. It may be a port of a two-and-a-half year old game, and it may not look as good as it once did, but that does very little to detract from the sheer awesomeness of the experience. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is one of the best games available for the Wii. Period.
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WiiGamestyle
By this point, you've probably already glanced at the score and noticed that, despite our positive comments at returning to the world of survival horror, it’s still a point less than we gave the GC original. The answer is simple: it doesn't give us anything new. RE4 is still a fantastic game and one of the best games of the last generation, but a few extra play modes wouldn't have gone amiss. Still, if you missed out on the horror the first time then this is the perfect way to catch up. Now if only Capcom would give us more details about Resident Evil 5, our lives would be complete.
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WiiPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
It’s been a couple of years, but RE4 has aged very well, and holds its own admirably against anything on the market today. No matter what your gaming background, everyone will find something to love with the revolutionary RE4 gameplay. It’s the best version, has the best graphics, and the most gameplay content. What’s not to love? It is a grand testament to the abilities of Capcom, and one of the very best games on the Wii. If you’ve played it before, there’s no better time than now to experience Resident Evil 4, one of the greatest games ever made. If you have never played it, go to the store and buy it now. No question about it.
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WiiBordersdown
Resident Evil 4 on the Wii has taken everything that was great about the Gamecube and PS2 versions and tweaked it just enough to enthrall even vetran players all over again. It looks the same on most TV’s, it sounds the same and it plays almost the same. However, using the Wiimote makes it feel just that little bit more special and has made a three year old game fresh again. Although there was nothing wrong with the original control scheme, it’s surprising how much more organic the Wii control feels. It’s no mean feat to create an amazing game in the first place, but to make it feel new again takes something truly special. Capcom has succeeded in making many people’s game of the last generation, one of the games of the new generation. If you have never played Resident Evil 4, it is an essential purchase. If you have already played it to death, it’s still an essential purchase to experience the new control scheme. Gaming perfection just became that little bit sweeter.
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WiiGamersMark
There is no question that Resident Evil 4 is one of the better action games released in the past few years. It’s almost revolutionary because you can witness its affect on other popular action games such as Gears of War and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4, which copy its highly effective over-the-shoulder perspective and aiming mechanic. There’s not much that you can say against it and with the Wii Edition of the game you can now pick up the most accessible and complete version of the game to date. Not to forget, the Wii Edition also retails for a reduced price of $29.99 and for the amount of content the game features, it’s definitely a steal. If you haven’t played RE4 yet, now is the time. Just don’t expect any revolutionary changes in this Wii Edition, it’s just a port after all.
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WiiGames TM
This remake is of significant importance because it re-affirms that, when executed with care, games from the days before Nintendo Wii can benefit from being adapted for the remote. When the original title is of such a high standard and the conversion responsibility is in safe hands, this is what can be achieved: greatness, amplified.
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PlayStation 2GameCell UK
So, all in all, what’s to be made of RE4? In many ways, it is an extremely impressive piece of work and it lacks any major flaw. I can certainly understand why so many people love it and rate it so highly. Yet, personally, I never managed to become truly enamoured of it. Partly, this was because of the niggles I mentioned above, but mostly it was because at some level I just didn’t buy into the whole thing. I’d be pretty sure that the vast majority of the game’s most ardent devotees are horror fans and I suspect that you need to be one to really love it, even if, like me, you like action games. In terms of the enjoyment I personally derived from playing RE4, I honestly couldn’t say I’d rate it as more than 8/10, but at some level it seems a tad unfair to give it that. So, donning my objective hat, I guess I’d have to go for 9/10 as a final score. It is a very good game… although my head says that more convincingly than my heart.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
If you thought Resident Evil 4 was great on the GameCube, prepare to experience it in a whole new way on the PlayStation 2. With new modes and content that are guaranteed to scare you to the core, it's a good time to own a PS2.
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PlayStation 2Gery Gry
Co można napisać o tej grze w podsumowaniu? Że jest genialna, że ewoluowała niesamowicie w porównaniu z poprzednimi częściami, że wyznacza nowe trendy, według których będą powstawały gry w najbliższym czasie? To wszystko doskonale wiadomo. Słowem zakończenia powiem tylko jedną prostą rzecz. Jeśli nie zagraliście jeszcze w Resident Evil 4, to nie wiecie tak naprawdę jak wygląda jedna z najlepszych, niemalże idealna gra przygodowa!
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PlayStation 2AceGamez
Capcom have achieved that great feat of managing to shed off the problems of the past without forgetting how they came to be here and the result is not only a joy to play but, compared to previous titles, is almost epic in length and introduces extra missions and weapons after the first time through that enhance the replay value even further. In a way parallel to the dark, Darwinesque message close to its soul, the Resident Evil species has adapted and, as a consequence, continues not only to survive, but to flourish.
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PlayStation 2GameDaily
If you don't yet own this game, then immediately invest and enjoy the splendor. Resident Evil 4, when all is said and done, is still a remarkable experience that brings about a new high point for the series, and stands as one of the best games this year...no matter what the platform. This new edition will whip PS2 fans into a frenzy, while no doubt making GameCube owners grumble to themselves that they got robbed. Hey, take heart- you've been having all the fun for nine months now. And no one ever said it was over, right?
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WiiNext Level Gaming
I gave the GameCube version of Resident Evil a perfect 10, but that was many years ago. How can it compare to games like Bioshock and Gears of War for the Xbox 360? It can’t... But if you own the GameCube or the Playstation 2 version of Resident Evil 4, trade it in for this one. The Wii controls are tight and the new price-tag is not that bad at all in terms of a new Wii game. All of the added PS2 features are in this version as well. My only gripe is that they did not up the graphics a bit for the Wii. Either way, you can’t really complain because there is a RE game on the Wii. And its a pretty damn good one as well. It may be a bit old and a bit dates, but Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition is a must-buy for anyone... er... except kids. This is NOT a kids game. :) Pick it up today!
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WiiVideo Game Talk
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is the paramount version of the game to get, bar none. Priced at $30 – possibly lower within the future – the graphical tweaks and the completeness of this package make it the ideal gaming pinnacle for this fantastic game for a few year's passed. And, to say the least, you'll have a blast busting through this zombie infection with your Wii-mote firmly in hand. Considering price, availability to resale previous versions, and the extras inclusions, this phenomenal package very easily earns VGTalk's Collector Series moniker.
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WindowsGames Master
Of course, it takes more than dodgy controls and some spiky edges to ruin one of the greatest gaming experiences ever, but every time we capped a villager we just wished we were doing it on our GameCube.
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WiiGameZone
Resident Evil has never played better than it does with Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition. Owners of the Wii that have never played RE4 before should make this game an instant purchase. Veterans of the series that have already played RE4 might want to take another look with the Wii version.
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WiiGamigo
Na bitte, Action-Adventures auf der Wii funktionieren also doch, auch wenn sie nicht Zelda heißen. Der Übertitel auf dem Gamecube macht auch auf Nintendos aktueller Konsole eine rundum gute Figur und bereichert das erstklassige Gameplay mit einer durchdachten Steuerung. Vor allem die Shooter-Abschnitte profitieren enorm von der Bewegungserkennung. Dass es inhaltliche keine Neuerungen gibt, ist zwar schade, doch aufgrund des günstigen Preises ein vernachlässigbarer Kritikpunkt. Wer bisher Capcoms Actionmeisterwerk noch nicht gezockt hat oder erst jetzt volljährig geworden ist sollte sofort zugreifen. Aber selbst Kenner des Originals werden mit der Wii-Umsetzung ihren Spaß haben.
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WiiJeuxvideo.com
Difficile d'apposer une note à cette version Wii dans le sens où le jeu en lui-même n'apporte rien de bien nouveau par rapport aux autres versions tout en se voulant toujours aussi bon. Si les principales différences se situent au niveau du gameplay, qui propose ici une plus grande précision si tant est qu'on réussisse à dompter la Wiimote et le Nunchuk, on peut également être déçu que le tout sonne comme une obligation de Capcom de proposer ce type de jouabilité pour légitimer cette adaptation. Toutefois, à 40 euros, on se demande bien ce qui pourrait empêcher quelqu'un qui n'a pas touché à ce chef-d'oeuvre sur GameCube, PS2 ou PC d'acquérir cette merveille.
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WiiGamers.at
Ich muss ehrlich sagen, dass ich lieber Resident Evil 5 in meinen Händen halten würde, aber auch die spielerisch einwandfreie Wii-Version von Teil vier kann sich natürlich sehen lassen. Klar, die Optik beeindruckt nicht mehr so wie vor zwei Jahren, aber das Spiel ist und bleibt ein absoluter Hit. Hinzu kommt die zwar zunächst gewöhnungsbedürftige, aber dann voll funktionsfähige Steuerung, sowie die PS2-Boni, die Nintendo-Jüngern bis jetzt verwehrt blieben. Ein gelungenes Best-of zu einem fairen Preis. Mein Tipp: Zuschlagen!
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WiiGamezine
Resident Evil 4 est un chef d'œuvre que cela soit sur GameCube, PS2 ou maintenant Wii. Reste que cette dernière version est la plus complète et propose une maniabilité qui dépoussière un peu le jeu. Un délice d'aligner les « zombies » avec la Wiimote, de recharger d'un coup de poignet et d'entendre le bruit du chargeur dans sa manette. Simple mais terriblement efficace. Un lifting graphique aurait été le bienvenu mais un chef d'œuvre de ce calibre est bien au dessus de ce genre de considération. Shinji Mikami a réalisé un jeu qui a marqué l'histoire du jeu vidéo et cette version Wii avec un petit prix de vente va sûrement permettre à de nouveaux gamers de s'essayer à ce petit bijou du jeu vidéo.
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WiiAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
As a big fan of the cinema, I’m often disappointed that strong horror and suspense movies are few and far between these days. Resident Evil 4 is just that, though — a phenomenal horror movie you’re able to control. It puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you there for the entire ride. Granted, some players might not enjoy the level of intensity Resident Evil 4 exudes, but those people aren’t the game’s intended audience. Rather, it’s for players who want to feel like they’re in the middle of a nightmare and must rise to the occasion to save the day. I recommend Resident Evil 4 not just to those who love scary games, but to everyone who appreciates games that challenge, engage and entertain.
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Windows1UP
Resident Evil 4 is an epic action game filled with ominous and malicious enemies. It provides a shockingly large amount of game time (with Separate Ways, expect to be playing this game in the 25-30 hour realm the first time through). Plus the low price point makes this an especially compelling purchase. With its console-perfect controls, great sound, superior graphic edge, and nonstop action, anyone who hasn't yet played RE4 should rush out and grab a copy now. However, for those who have already experienced this game's particular joys, there's nothing specific here to warrant a revisitation.
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Wii4Players.de
Die düstere Lady, die mich Ende 2005 mit ihrem verblüffend frischen Auftreten so begeistern konnte, fesselt mich auch auf Wii. Zwar kann Capcom die damals geniale und auch heute noch sehr gute Kulisse nicht mit einer extra Feinpolitur toppen, aber der Rest vom Horrorfest spielt sehr schnell seine drei Joker Gewalt, Dramatik und Nervenkitzel aus. FarCry: Vengeance? Call of Duty? Red Steel? Medal of Honor? Alles nichts Halbes und nichts Ganzes. Alles verblasst gegen diese blutige Lady, die auf Wii auch noch mit einer konfortableren Handhabung auftrumpfen kann - wer hätte das gedacht? Es gibt derzeit kein besseres Actionspiel für Nintendos junge Konsole.
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WiiIGN
The GCN original scored a 9.8 and the PS2 iteration and 9.5 in 2005. The Wii title is the best of the three, but it also arrives two years later, which is primarily why we've dropped the score. The fact is, while an amazing experience, RE4 does not push Wii in the same way it did GCN or PS2.
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WiiWorth Playing
This is, by and far, the definitive version of Resident Evil 4. Even if one end up disliking the new Wii controls, this is the whole package. With the top-notch graphics seen on the GameCube version, the tweaks and extras from the PlayStation 2 iteration, and the wide variety of control offered by the Wii, Resident Evil 4 has never been better. If you've never played this game before, it's worth picking up, especially at the very forgiving budget price of $30. However, even for gamers who've already defeated the Los Illuminados on every available system, this game is still a fun addition to your Wii library, and perhaps the first game to make full use of the Wii's controller for gunplay. Both as a port and as a game, Resident Evil 4 Wii succeeds in almost every way, and the only disappointment is that Resident Evil 5 is still so far off.
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WiiMeristation
El mejor Resident Evil de la historia aclamado por crítica y público llega a Wii. Preparaos para revivir este magnífico título, el cual estrena para la ocasión un renovado sistema de control que mejorará aun más si cabe la espléndida jugabilidad del original. España vuelve a estar infectada por La Plaga, ¿Estás preparado para sentir el terror en tus manos?
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
We're not sure how this is possible, but playing through Resident Evil 4 a second time is even more enjoyable than the initial run-through 10 months ago. It really is one of the best games Capcom has released in its long, glorious history. It's that simple. Its engaging premise, tense combat, gorgeous, varied environments, and some of the most terrifying boss encounters ever add up to something special - a true reinvention of the series, and one that deserves every superlative thrown its way. The fact that it's now being released on the PS2 (and therefore now available to the masses) makes us feel all warm inside. A game this exciting and this consistently entertaining deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
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WiiGamernode
Long story short: if you own RE4 on the Cube or PS2, you may want to put some thought into it before buying this one. It's still the same RE4 we all love-it just has some new control mechanisms. If you've never owned the PS2 version, that may help your case to buy, as this features all of the nifty additions Cube owners never got. Still, at its price, it's hard to tell people not to buy this game, whether they've played it before or not. Buy it to own the superior version to one of the greatest games ever; buy it to experience a Wii port done right. Oh, and if you've never owned RE4 before, you have no excuse to not get this game-no shame in showing up to the party late, as long as you get there.
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WindowsComputer Bild Spiele
Als eines der spannensten Spiele, die je für Gamecube veröffentlicht wurden, ist Resident Evil 4 auch für den PC ein Toptitel, wenn Sie das richtige Steuergerät verwenden. Es ist gruselig, packend, innovativ - ein echter Schocker eben. Wer auf düstere Actionspiele steht, kommt an diesem Spiel eigentlich kaum vorbei. Kein Wunder: Das beinharte und absolut nicht jugendfreie Spiel ist nämlich richtig "gut".
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WindowsActionTrip
Unfortunately, Resident Evil 4 (PC) fails to hit a higher score thanks to the flimsy keyboard controls. Once again, spare yourself the ordeal and do not attempt to play this one without a gamepad. Another negative aspect is that gamers who have already played through the entire game on the GameCube might not want to repeat the experience on the PC. After all, apart from the high-res options, there really aren't any obvious improvements over the game's console counterpart.
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WiiGame Chronicles
As yet another game in the set of the Resident Evil Chronicles, I have to say that the game did fairly well. I do know that some of other games produced as part of the same story have been flops (Code Veronica *cough**cough*) I was surprised to have this one play into my favor. The game was very successful in pulling the player into the story and making it a game that was very hard to put down. We all know that there aren't that many out for the Wii...Yet.
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WindowsPC Powerplay
Ich würde Resident Evil 4 locker zehn Punkte mehr geben - kaum ein Actionspiel hat es bislang geschafft, einen solchen Adrenalinkick bei mir auszulösen. Das Erlebnis ist vergleichbar mit der Fahrt in einer richtig guten Achterbahn: Obwohl ich Todesängste ausstehe, macht mir das Gesamterlebnis einen Riesenspaß. Am Ende möchte ich mich sofort wieder anstellen. Aber mein ganz persönliches Wertungssystem beißt bei Schwächen halt gnadenlos zu: Eine so lieblose Konsolen-Umsetzung mit Matschgrafik habe ich nämlich schon lange nicht mehr erlebt. Umso peinlicher, da seit Erscheinen der Gamecube-Version ganze zwei Jahre ins Land gezogen sind. Schade drum: Mit angemessener Optik hätte Resident Evil 4 nämlich auch auf dem PC absolutes Hitpotenzial.
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Wii1UP
If you've never played this game before, you should first ask yourself, "Why not?" But if you haven't, there are better and cheaper options than this still-good-but-not-as-good-as-the-others version for Wii. And if you have played Resident Evil 4, in all its infested humans-who-are-not-quite-zombies mayhem, then there's still really not much reason to investigate what this version has to offer.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Einige Wochen sind seitdem vergangen. Enttäuschte Käufer und Resident Evil-Fans haben sich reichlich über die schlampige PC-Umsetzung aufgeregt, und das völlig zu Recht. Das scheint auch Publisher Ubisoft nicht entgangen zu sein, denn immerhin wurde erst vor wenigen Tagen ein Patch für Resident Evil 4 veröffentlicht. Ja, ist denn das die Möglichkeit? Eben dieser Patch (Version 1.1.0) kaschiert viele jener grafischen Problemzonen, die unsere Spielspaßwertung auf magere 78 Punkte drückten! Unter anderem sorgt das Update für jede Menge simpler, jedoch wirkungsvoller Lichteffekte - das ist eindeutig die wichtigste Verbesserung. Auch der Nebel - ein zentrales Stilmittel in der Grusel-Ästhetik von Resident Evil 4 - wabert nun fast so schön wie in den Konsolenfassungen über den Bildschirm. Daher haben wir uns entschlossen, die Spielspaßwertung von Resident Evil 4 für den PC nach oben zu korrigieren: Ab sofort bewerten wir den Titel mit satten 83 Punkten!
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WindowsImperium Gier
Resident Evil 4 najlepiej odkryć w którejś z konsolowych wersji, jeśli jednak nie mamy do nich dostępu, konwersja na domowe komputery jest niezłym wyborem. Szkoda tylko, że odpowiedzialni za jej wykonanie nie przyłożyli się do tak ważnego elementu gry, jakim jest sterowanie. Jeśli jednak zacisnąć zęby i przyzwyczaić się do specyficznej obsługi, to Resident Evil 4 z nawiązką odpłaci za poniesiony wysiłek. Nie na darmo to najwyżej oceniany surival horror na konsole odchodzącej już generacji!
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WindowsFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
By this point in a review, with any other game sporting issues like this one has, we would be telling you to look elsewhere - and that is the most ironic part. RE4 is a 2 year old game, ported over from an outdated platform in a rather mediocre fashion, which has imbued it with numerous graphical and control problems that make it often ugly and virtually unplayable.
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WiiGame Revolution
So how does all of this hold up? At minimum, RE4 for the Wii is a good example of what ports should be; not just a disc that works on the system, but with additional thought and game tweaking put into making the whole experience work properly on the system. Given everything that's gone into this edition, and the $30 bargain pricing, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is a great game; on the other hand, if you own a copy of the PS2 version of the game, apart from the slightly better graphics, there's not really anything new to see. All the same, RE4 for the Wii is the definitive edition of the game to own.
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WindowsGamers.at
Wenn es einen Preis für die schlampigsten Konsolenportierungen grandioser Konsolentitel gäbe, hätte sich ihn Capcom redlich verdient. Nachdem bereits das Meisterwerk Devil May Cry 3 eher schlecht als recht auf den PC portiert wurde, wiederfährt ein ähnliches Schicksal nun auch dem legendären Resident Evil 4. Das Spiel an sich ist grandios, keine Frage. Die spannende Story, die geniale Atmosphäre und das motivierendes Gameplay wissen auch auf dem PC exzellent zu unterhalten. Eine Maus-Unterstützung gibt es nicht, weshalb ich eher widerwillig zum Gamepad greifen musste. Kritik ist auch in Sachen Optik angesagt, denn vor allem die schwache Beleuchtung trübt das Gesamtbild.
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WindowsIGN Australia
Yes, while the series may have left the moaning undead and their slow, shuffling movement behind in the move to RE4, there are certainly figurative traces of their presence in the quality of this port. It’s not bad, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is as if the game has simply lumbered onto PC, in search of fresh brains, instead of making full use of the system’s potential. Even so, if you don't have access to a GameCube or PS2, it's well worth checking out what all the fuss is about. RE4 stands as one of the great console action games, and now it's on PC.
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WiiNintendo-Online.de
Auch auf dem Wii schlagen sich Leon S. Kennedy, Ashley Graham und Ada Wong hervorragend gegen die böse Plage. Trotzdem reichen die leichten grafischen Verbesserung und der Einsatz der Wii-Steuerung für mich nicht mehr aus, um mich nach diversen Stunden mit der GameCube- und Playstation 2-Version noch einmal auf die Suche nach der Präsidententochter zu machen. Warum Capcom der Wii-Edition nicht noch einige kleinere Bonusmissionen spendiert hat, bspw. in der Rolle des Hubschrauberpiloten, ist für mich unverständlich. Diejenigen, die noch nicht in die Welt von Resident Evil 4 eingetaucht sind, sollten unbedingt zugreifen, alle anderen sollten lieber die Entwicklung von Obscure II im Auge behalten.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.fr
Ce portage sur PS2 n'atténue en rien l'éclat de cette splendide aventure où rythme et immersion sont portés très haut par une réalisation de très grande classe.
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WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Capcom leverer et fantastisk spil med Resident Evil 4 uden dog at tage hensyn til PC-spillerne på nogen måde. Med et gamepad i hånden er den dystre underholdning i midlertid reddet i lang tid fremover.
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WindowsThunderbolt Games
After almost three years and three separate ports, Resident Evil 4 is perhaps beginning to feel a little long in the tooth now, but a quick play will quickly dispel all cynical thoughts, and re-assert the truth that this game is a masterpiece; an example of survival action gaming at its absolute peak. It’s just a real shame that the PC port was subjected to a half-arsed effort, because on consoles Resident Evil 4 has revitalised a stagnating series and given the genre a firm boot up the arse, leaving other games in its wake. For the cheap prices you can get this game - assuming you can’t get it on a console - you would still do well to pick it up. A fantastic game and a bona-fide future classic.
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WiiHonestGamers
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is as brilliant here as it was when it first came out. Yet it still is a difficult game to recommend if you own either the PS2 or Gamecube version. Some new content would have made this a must-own, but as it stands, it’s simply nothing more than a simple port. You’ve already explored these evil realms, that deep, dark wood that coldly greets you when you begin. Exploring them with a different control scheme does not warrant a repurchase. Though if you’ve yet to feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up as you urgently try to hold off a legion of deranged villagers, then, by all means, pick up your WiiMote and head into that deep, dark wood.
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WiiJive Magazine
The Resident Evil series has spawned a large range of merchandise including toys, collectibles, books and even a range of clothing inspired by Resident Evil 4.
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PlayStation 2Jive Magazine
Resident Evil 4, the latest title in this well-known series, will launch in Europe on 18th March 2005. This game sees the return of Leon Kennedy, last seen in Resident Evil 2 and totally revolutionises the genre invented by its predecessors, with the addition of features like a point and shoot mechanic, allowing accurate aiming and a camera which follows, an action button to perform a series of explosive moves and completely new and never before seen enemies that are quicker, clever and more menacing than ever before.
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PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
Resident Evil 4 isn't perfect, but it's one hell of a ride and a very worthy addition to the series. The frustration with the controls can be forgiven whenever you think of moments like barricading yourself inside a cabin for the first time in an attempt to fend off an advancing mob. Playing with the location-based damage and reveling in the authentic animations and attention to detail also help. Resident Evil 4 is a must-buy for fans of the series and a great introduction for those who have never faced the evil.
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WiiFZ
Resident Evil 4 är lika bra nu som det var 2005. Nej, förlåt, det är grymt mycket bättre nu. För med wiimoten har du full kontroll över strider och förflyttningar. Det här spelet spelar inte ens i samma liga som de andra portningarna. Resident Evil 4 är det bästa Resident-spel jag spelat och det ännu bättre på Wii. Visst, grafiken är fortfarande tråkig, om än gjord med kärlek. Det är exakt samma story och det är ett gammalt spel, men det är enkelt att styra, ljudet är faktiskt betydligt bättre på denna version än på PS2-versionen och framförallt finns det inget roligare än att besegra elaka monsterfulingar med ett rejält wiimote-hugg i bröstkorgen.
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WiiFOK!games
De game die je nu speelt verschilt niet van het origineel dat je tweeënhalf jaar geleden misschien hebt gespeeld. Alleen de besturing met de Wii-mote voegt daadwerkelijk een bepaalde vorm van meerwaarde toe. Dat deze draai enorm goed uit de verf komt staat buiten kijf. Dit is zonder twijfel de beste versie van Resident Evil 4 tot nu toe, maar toch niet de best scorende. Door de ontbering van vernieuwing zijn veel aspecten in het huidige daglicht minder indrukwekkend, waardoor het totaalplaatje minder hoog scoort. Dat neemt niet weg dat het nog altijd een heerlijk horroravontuur is dat je zeker moet spelen als je de eerdere versies hebt gemist.
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WiiDigital Spy
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition could easily have been called the Ultimate Collector’s Edition. It has all the best features from the GameCube version, all the best updates from the PS2 edition and then features Wii controls to enhance it further. If you want the ultimate edition of the ultimate survival horror fest, you have come to the right place.
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WindowsNuts
Smarter enemies make this terrifyingly tough, although you can torture them before killing them by aiming for the knees and shoulders.
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WindowsGameSpot
There's a lot of gameplay to be had here, with close to 30 hours of high-quality action and a few good reasons to head back once you're done. It's a shame that the PC got shafted with such a lazy port. It's also hard not to wonder why Capcom and Ubisoft even bothered with it. The PS2 version is unchanged in the sloppy transition to PC, so if you have no other way of experiencing Resident Evil 4 and own a gamepad, the core gameplay and budget price are enough reason to pick it up. Otherwise, pick up a different version and hope that the developers show a little more respect for the platform next time around.
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WindowsIGN
While there are a substantial amount of complaints in this review about graphics, the game still plays very well. The puzzle mechanics work smoothly, environments are introduced in skillful fashion, and the fighting is always interesting and low on frustration factor, aside from the aim-to-shoot mechanic in close quarters combat. If you don't have a PS2 or GameCube lying around, you really should play this game, and to do so you really need a gamepad. The game's got five extra missions where you play as Ada Wong, some new weapons and costumes, and a 20 dollar price tag. If you can get past the graphics and input calamities, it's not hard to enjoy.
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WiiThe Video Game Critic
I guess Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition serves its purpose as a port of the classic game, but those who experience the GameCube version will find themselves wondering what the point of this is (to make more money, silly rabbit!).
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WindowsSFT
In der Rolle von US-Agent Leon Kennedy reisen Sie nach Europa, um die Tochter des Präsidenten zu befreien, die von mysteriösen Kultisten entführt wurde. Die PC-Version des Horror-Schockers bietet leider nur eine abgespeckte Optik der GameCube- und PS2-Vorlage! Atmospährisch wichtige Licht-und-Schatten-Effekte fehlen, wodurch ein Großteil der Gruselstimmung flöten geht. Zudem funktioniert auch die Bedienung am PC nur mit einem Gamepad gut. Da ist es nur ein schwacher Trost, dass die PC-Fassung eine zusätzliche Episode enthält.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
(v1.1.0) So großartig der Horror-Shooter Resident Evil 4 auf der Konsole ist, so schlampig wurde er auf den PC portiert. Hauptgrund ist unverständlicherweise die deutlich schlechtere Grafik. Im Vergleich zur zwei Jahre alten Gamecube-Version gibt es in der PC-Version von Resident Evil 4 keinerlei Lichteffekte. Die baut nun der Patch auf Version 1.1.0 ein – zumindest teilweise. So wirken die Texturen höher aufgelöst und manche Effekte wie Feuer etwas detaillierter. Das belohnen wir mit einem Punkt Aufwertung in der Grafiknote. An die stimmige Beleuchtung der Vorlage kommt Resident Evil 4 aber auch nach dem Update nicht heran. Der Patch entfernt auch einen seltenen Fehler, der dazu führte, dass das Spiel beim Überspringen von Zwischensequenzen abstürzen konnte. Eine Mausunterstützung haben die Entwickler allerdings nach wie vor nicht eingebaut. Übrigens sind die Speicherstände der Verkaufsversion mit dem Patch kompatibel.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Da ich weder einen Gamecube noch eine Playstation 2 besitze, war ich heilfroh, dass es ein brillantes Spiel wie Resident Evil 4 auf den PC geschafft hat. Doch die Umsetzung ist derart miserabel, dass ich heulen könnte. Wie es optimal läuft, hat Jade Empire gezeigt: bessere Grafik, angepasste Steuerung, neue Waffen und Gegner. All das gibt's im PC-Resident-Evil nicht. Ja, es ist ein gutes Spiel, das in Sachen Atmosphäre und Geschichte so manchen Genrevertreter in die Tonne tritt. Aber wer das erleben will, sollte unbedingt zur Konsolenvariante greifen. Die gibt's nämlich auch schon zum Budgetpreis.
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WindowsGameSpy
The true RE4 experience has made it over to the PC intact. The game is still fun despite its technical shortcomings and if you haven't played it before it's definitely worth the $20. The interface may be ugly, the transition effect between levels is crude, and we had a number of random lockups on three separate systems, but there isn't anything here that's a true deal-breaker. Also, replayability is high thanks to all the unlockables you get for finishing the game multiple times. It's a sloppy port, but everything we know and love about RE4 is relatively undiminished by these faults.
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WiiNintendo Difference
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition est de ces titres qui posent un réél dilemme : jeu d'anthologie contre portage facile, argent contre coeur. Si RE4 mérite assurément ses deniers pour qui n'y a jamais touché, pas sûr qu'il les mérite une deuxième fois pour ceux qui souhaiteraient y remettre un petit coup, surtout au prix auquel il est proposé en Europe. Capcom n'ayant de leçons d'opportunisme à recevoir de personne, RE4 Wii ne daigne même pas cacher un minimum la volonté affichée de l'éditeur d'arrondir les fins de mois.
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WiiSuper Play
Har du inte spelar Resident Evil 4 tidigare kan du med gott samvete plocka upp den här versionen och se fram emot ett fantastiskt äventyr vars atmosfär är lika fet som som handlingen töntig. Alla andra kan med lika gott samvete låta bli.
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WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
Since it's only £25, you might as well take a punt if you haven't already played it. It's just a shame that one of the best ever action games has become another casualty of the Wii controller. Indeed, for a controller that was supposed to herald a new dawn of inclusive gaming there are a lot of third-party publishers who have yet to get their heads round it. Presumably, when they decided to create a Wii version of Resident Evil 4, Capcom envisaged an even more inclusive version of the best ever action game. What they got is a game that now looks dated, and plays exactly the same but with worse controls. Not exactly a new dawn.
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WindowsPro-G
PC gamers who don't own a PlayStation 2 or GameCube can now finally experience Resident Evil 4 but it doesn't quite feel like the same game. This could have been the ultimate version and a great way to replay the adventure before Capcom wows us all again with Resident Evil 5. Sadly, it's a game that should be your last port of call if you're after some Resident Evil 4 action. It's a simple port of a console game and as such is best played on a console.
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WindowsJeuxActu
Parce qu’il a été adapté à grands coups de burin (graphismes ratés, jouabilité au clavier pas adaptée), Resident Evil 4 mérite d’être lynché sur la place publique. Toutefois, s’il mérite d’être fustigé pour délit de sale gueule, le titre de Capcom conserve toujours ses qualités ludiques et les joueurs PC qui n’ont pas eu l’occasion de découvrir le jeu sur GameCube ou même sur PlayStation 2 devraient apprécier les quelques moments d’anthologie. C’est déjà ça de pris.
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WindowsGame Shark
It's not that the PC edition of Resident Evil 4 is a bad game. It’s just dated and sloppily ported. It’s hard to get past the lack of mouse support; a big reason to play a game like this on the PC is to use the mouse and keyboard and without that option the lure of the PC is lessened. In the end, it’s not a terrible deal for newbies at $19.99 but you expect more from such a high profile name like Resident Evil.
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WindowsYouGamers
That Resident Evil 4 for the PC fails to impress is an understatement. Despite its status as the pinnacle of technical excellence for a GameCube game, releasing the same game unchanged two years later on the PC platform was a risky bet. When the game was further crippled by porting a technically inferior PlayStation 2 version, it was basically doomed. The PS2 port, at least, contained plenty of extra content to make up for its delayed release. The PC port was delayed three times longer, and what do we get? Nothing, not even a properly ported interface.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
В общем, не портите настроение. Купите Nintendo Wii, коробку с Resident Evil 4 для GameCube (благо, "Вий" не чурается предыдущего поколения), погасите свет и сделайте звук погромче. Ну а если деньги не позволяют, установите Cold FearКраткая информация об игре — там те же яйца, только сбоку.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Après une version GameCube irréprochable et une adaptation du même niveau sur le monolithe noir de Sony, la mouture PC a de quoi faire pitié. Certes, on y retrouve le contenu de la version PS2, certes, le jeu est vendu à 30 euros mais cela ne rattrape en rien la médiocrité de cette nouvelle itération "PCesque" de Capcom. Blotti entre des graphismes ne rendant jamais hommage à l'oeuvre originelle, une localisation catastrophique synonyme de nombreux bugs et un gameplay requérant obligatoirement un gamepad pour être plus ou moins apprécié, Resident Evil 4 fait figure de reliquat de luxe, de scorie diamantine. Sombre fin de vie que celle d'un titre qui aura marqué des millions de joueurs en redéfinissant le genre du survival-horror.
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WindowsFZ
Resident Evil 4 till PC är ett genomarbetat trevligt konsolspel, det är bara det att det stannar just där. Det är ett roligt, välgjort spel, bra ljud, hyfsad story, läckra fiender men tyvärr finns det inget superfräscht nytt som gör att man ska köpa PC-versionen om man redan äger en konsolvariant, särskilt inte som det inte finns någon musstyrning i den förstnämnda. Kort sagt, Resident Evil 4 till PC är en av de, kontrollmässigt, sämsta portningarna jag sett, men i övrigt är spelet en dröm lika våt som Vättern om våren.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Côtoyer la prise de risque au quotidien n’est paradoxalement pas le credo favori des développeurs de Survival Horror. En perte de vitesse depuis le troisième épisode, dépassé par une concurrence (Silent Hill, Parasite Eve) capable de faire mieux avec les mêmes recettes, la série phare de Capcom sut cependant révolutionner le genre avec son quatrième épisode. En remettant totalement en question ce que l’on croyait établi dans le genre. Deux ans plus tard, voici enfin la version PC. Faut-il accueillir l’évènement avec suspicion, sachant que les survival horror n’ont que très rarement bénéficié d’un portage PC ? Ou au contraire espérer que le titre de Capcom saura aussi changer la donne sur ce plan et montrer que ce genre a aussi sa place sur nos machines ?
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Porten van consolegames levert heel wat problemen op, maar deze RE4 spant toch wel de kroon. Van zombies, voor zombies!
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WindowsGamigo
4 ist leider nicht wirklich gelungen. Fans von Horror-Survival Spielen werden zwar durch die immer noch düstere und spannende Story Spaß haben können, aber dafür sollte auch ein Gamepad vorhanden sein. Ansonsten wird man einen kleinen weiteren Kampf erleben, den mit der Steuerung. Wer bei dem Punkt Grafik Höchstleistung erwartet, wie sie auf dem GameCube gezeigt wurde, ist aber leider falsch. Denn diese ist einfach fade und macht aktuellen PCs
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WindowsBright Hub
If you have the GameCube, Wii or PS2 version of Resident Evil 4 there’s really no reason to downgrade to the PC version; it feels incomplete because it is incomplete. Poor graphics, poor sound and poor control support makes this one of the worst console-to-PC ports I’ve seen in a long time Nevertheless, the ability to add user made modifications to the game and extend the replayability with additional characters, weapons, sounds, textures, levels and the works gives the game a slight feel of appreciation for actually having a version of the game on PC rather than not having one at all.
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WindowsCanardPC
C'est à croire que les équipes PC chez Capcom se sont donné un concours secret de la plus mauvaise adaptation. Celle de Resident Evil 4 a fait quelques progrès – il y a moyen de quitter le jeu sans faire Alt+F4, wouhou ! – mais tout le reste est une gigantesque blague. Alors, soit vous êtes un joueur PC pur et dur et vous n'y trouverez aucun intérêt, soit vous touchez de temps en temps à une console et vous y avez déjà joué. Dans tous les cas, vous économiserez 30 euros, soit quasiment 6 mois d'abonnement à Canard PC. N'oubliez pas le guide !
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Windows4Players.de
Bei Jade Empire wurde gezeigt, wie man ein Konsolenspiel mit der Power von DirectX & Co auf dem PC verschönern kann. Aber hier hat man sich nicht einmal Mühe gemacht, aktuelle Standards zu erreichen - von einer Mausunterstützung ganz zu schweigen. Ubisoft, wen habt ihr bitte da rangelassen? Soll ich für diese schlechte Emulation etwa Geld bezahlen? Um es klar zu machen: Resident Evil 4 sieht selbst auf Sonys altehrwürdiger PS2 deutlich (!) besser aus als auf einem quietschlebendigen, bis zum Anschlag aufgerüsteten Alienware PC. Man fühlt sich hier wie auf einem Metal-Konzert ohne Boxen und Verstärker. Kein Kick, kein Kribbeln, keine Faszination. Ich würde jedem raten, einen großen Bogen um diese Fassung zu machen. Enttäuschung: Riesengroß. Note: Mangelhaft.