Resident Evil HD Remaster for PlayStation 4
PS4

Resident Evil HD Remaster

Jan 20, 2015
8.78
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Good
109th of 6812

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Capcom
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

In 1998 a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hangs heavy in the air. Supplies are scarce as they struggle to stay alive.

Gamer Reviews

37331 Reviews
9.51
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Oct 28, 2020
(Chris & Jill playthroughs)


Resident evil is a game that shows it age. Whether it be through it's clunky controls or dialogue it reminds you often its core is 24 years old and yet it manages to rise above the clunk for the most part thanks to it's great design. RE is a survival horror through and through with resource management being incredibly important throughout, whether it be the ammo of your weapons to defend you from the monsters that dwell in the mansion, or just what items you bring with you in your puny 6 item slots. One frustration for me was that there was no way to discard a item without using it which would lead to me having to backtrack to a supply box to store something and then run back to finally pick up the key item. If your new this will happen constantly throughout the game and annoyed to no end by the conclusion. The combat is functional and allows you to take on the great ensemble of monsters in a satisfying but limiting way. There are also plenty of fun puzzles that within the game that hit the sweet spot of being challenging but not overly frustrating. The mystery and intrigue of what has taken place in this mansion is palpable as you are fed bread crumbs at every turn in true horror fashion. The game isn't particularly scary but there is real tension as you explore the mansion not knowing what awaits you around the corner and it is ever present, as areas evolve throughout the game so even areas you know may not be the same. The games environmental design is where it shines though, as every room is distinct to each other even if it doesn't appear that way at the start, by the end you will know this place like your own home and its impeccable design makes the backtracking and opening of new areas all the more fulfilling. The story is good but the janky acting gives it a bit more goof than would be ideal for my preference, but the cheesiness might captivate you. The 2 playthrough have tweaks like different side characters and small changes in how the plot unfolds but in general are very similar. When it's all said and done Re falls just short of being an all time classic but it's importance to the survival horror genre cannot be understated.
Peter Torckler

Peter Torckler

Jun 28, 2021
8.60
Alex Botelho

Alex Botelho

May 6, 2021
9.60
Luis Vargas

Luis Vargas

Mar 31, 2021
9.50
arturo lopez

arturo lopez

Mar 18, 2021
9.50
Alexi Charles

Alexi Charles

Jan 23, 2021
8.50

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

34 Reviews
8.04
Paulmichael ContrerasJan 19, 2015
If you want some good, classic scares, then pick up this great Resident Evil remaster as soon as you can. $20 might sound like a lot for what is really an old game with shiny new “packaging,” but with multiple endings, the best visuals possible, and that iconic mansion setting, you’re always going to want to come back for more.
Tim TuriJan 19, 2015
These new controls, along with a new easy mode that boosts ammo and health and makes enemies far weaker, present the perfect jumping-on point for RE fans that've been hesitant to try out the classics that solidified the genre's legacy. Purists can stick to the original controls and aspect ratio, but I doubt I'll be going back after shedding the clunky mechanics. I'd love to see Capcom remake the entire catalog of early titles in this style.
Adrian WintersJan 24, 2015
Great environments but with some blurred textures; Fantastic sound remix for 5.1 but with occasionally subpar voice work; Terrifying and thrilling but with lots of retreading; Lots of replay value but sometimes only slight differences in endings. Ultimately a great price for excellent game, but would have liked disc-based US release. The wild card is that it's a multigenerational rerelease with slight graphical variation across platforms.

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