Resident Evil 4 Remake Review

Matthew Campoverde ’24

Last Friday, the newest installment of the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 4 Remake, was released. Overall, the game has received very high praise, consistently receiving numerous 5 star reviews and overwhelming approval from the fans. If you’re a fan of the action-horror genre, make sure to give this remake of a classic a try.


Resident Evil 4 Remake follows Leon S Kennedy as he is on a mission to retrieve the president’s daughter, Ashley Graham, who’s been kidnapped. His mission takes him to a rural village in Spain where missing reports cases and strange occurrences are becoming more frequent. As the reports suggest, things within the village are not as they seem as a strange affliction has overtaken the villagers, which threaten Leon on his path to rescue Ashley. 

Impact of Changes 

As a player of the original game, I can say that the remake has remained faithful to its source material from what I’ve played so far. Although there may be some differences in regards to certain portions of the game, none of the core plot components have been altered. Rather than hindering the story, the changes add more creative liberty and enrich the playthrough through its deeper exploration of not only the world but its characters as well. 


When the original was made in 2005, it provided a great experience, but its gameplay elements were limited for its time. However, the remake brings in new completely innovative elements with superior graphics. Rather than the rigid movements of the original, the movements are now freer and flow better with the pace of the game. The combat present in the remake has experienced a major improvement in quality with the addition of a parry system and many more options for attacking. Despite all these action elements present, the game still provides an excellent horror experience with its eerie atmosphere and dark visuals. Thus, Resident Evil 4 Remake is able to provide an immersive gaming experience, which can attract players of various different interests, so I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is looking for something to really get hooked on.