Resident Evil 4 Reviews (Wii)
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Nintendo Life (Nov 20, 2007)
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.
Gaming Nexus (Jul 25, 2007)
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.
Game Shark (Jul 06, 2007)
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.
Gameplanet (Aug 15, 2007)
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.
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) (Sep 11, 2007)
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.
GameSpy (Jun 18, 2007)
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?
GamePro (US) (Jun 20, 2007)
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?
Mansized (Jul 16, 2007)
If you’re a Wii owner and this one isn’t in your gaming pile, then you deserve a zombie infestation of your own.
The Next Level (USA) (Aug 20, 2007)
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.
EL33TONLINE (Feb 05, 2008)
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.
Cubed3 (Aug 27, 2007)
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.
GotNext (Aug 20, 2007)
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.
Darkstation (Jun 19, 2007)
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.
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”.
GamingExcellence (Aug 08, 2007)
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.
GamesCollection (Mar 25, 2009)
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!
Game Vortex (2007)
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.
Lawrence (Jul 03, 2007)
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.
Game Informer Magazine (Jul, 2007)
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.
NintendoWorldReport (Jul 18, 2007)
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.
Cheat Code Central (Jun 29, 2007)
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.
Gaming Target (Jul 06, 2007)
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.
NZGamer (Jul 13, 2007)
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.
Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Jun 06, 2007)
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.
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.
Game Freaks 365 (2007)
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.
GamersHell.com (Jul 11, 2007)
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.
N-Zone (Jul 07, 2007)
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.
Anime News Network (Aug 18, 2007)
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.
Gamesmania.de (Jul 09, 2007)
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.
The Wiire (Jun 23, 2007)
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.
Gaming Age (Jul 12, 2007)
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.
Jolt (UK) (Aug 05, 2007)
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.
Computer Bild Spiele (Jul 04, 2007)
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.
Gamer 2.0 (Jun 22, 2007)
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.
GameSpot (Jun 19, 2007)
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.
Consoles Plus (Jul, 2007)
RE 4 profite de la Wii pour proposer un gameplay encore plus immersif. La console profite elle de ce titre culte pour ravir son public. À découvrir d'urgence, si ce n'est pas déjà fait.
411mania.com (Oct 11, 2007)
Here’s the 411 on RE4 guys and gals. The game will take your breath away. The game carries the same assets as the Gamecube and PS2 title; however, the textures, the models, the level and design is nothing short of a gift from the gamming god. RE4 is one of the best looking game to have ever grace Nintendo’s little white console. The music is eerie and appropriately placed. The Voice work is not cheesy and works great. The game has a bunch of little incentives to keep the players going on and on. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is a worthy purchase, especially at its bargain price of 29.99. It is the definitive Edition of the game that has a lot to offer. So stop reading go get it.
JeuxActu (Jul 04, 2007)
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.
UOL Jogos (Jun 28, 2007)
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.
Hooked Gamers (Jul 08, 2007)
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.
N-Europe (Jul 02, 2007)
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.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (Jul 03, 2007)
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.
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.
Game industry News (GiN) (2007)
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.
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) (Jul 26, 2007)
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.
Thunderbolt Games (Jul 28, 2007)
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.
Fragland.net (Aug 12, 2007)
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.
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.
GameDaily (Jun 22, 2007)
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.
Kombo.com (Jun 26, 2007)
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.
Game Critics (Jun 27, 2007)
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.
Gamestyle (Jul 09, 2007)
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.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Jul 17, 2007)
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.
Bordersdown (Jul, 2007)
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.
GamersMark (Nov 08, 2007)
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.
Games TM (Jul, 2007)
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.
Next Level Gaming (Sep 04, 2007)
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!
Video Game Talk (Jun 21, 2007)
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.
GameZone (Jul 06, 2007)
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.
Gamigo (Jul 30, 2007)
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.
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 29, 2007)
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.
Gamers.at (Aug 06, 2007)
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!
Gamezine (Aug 05, 2007)
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.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Jul 24, 2007)
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.
4Players.de (Jul 03, 2007)
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.
IGN (Jun 19, 2007)
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.
Worth Playing (Jun 28, 2007)
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.
Meristation (Jun 21, 2007)
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?
Gamernode (Jul 01, 2007)
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.
Game Chronicles (Aug 15, 2007)
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.
1UP (Jun 19, 2007)
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.
Game Revolution (Jul 06, 2007)
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.
Nintendo-Online.de (Sep 09, 2007)
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.
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (Jun 23, 2007)
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.
Jive Magazine (Aug 07, 2007)
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.
FZ (Jul 06, 2007)
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.
FOK!games (Jul 22, 2007)
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.
Digital Spy (Jul 01, 2007)
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.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 07, 2007)
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!).
Nintendo Difference (Sep 06, 2007)
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.
Super Play (Sweden) (Aug, 2007)
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.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jun 18, 2007)
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.