Resident Evil 4′ is one of the most beloved in the series and influential games of all time. And in 2023, a year brimming with excellent remakes and remasters, the reimagined version of the 2005 classic stands out as a shining example of a flawless execution.
With an essential 10/10 score, we take a look back at and dissect the reasons why ‘Resident Evil 4 Remake’ works so well. From the harmonious synchrony between the over the top action and campy dialogue, to the expanded and revamped roles of the NPCs, ‘Resident Evil 4 Remake’ does everything right, while still respecting the existence and adoration of the original.
And, on a personal level, Emma Fyffe examines how this game finally ended her 25 year-long grudge against tritagonist, Ada Wong. The reimagined ‘Separate Ways’ DLC humanizes her like never before and solidifies the game’s theme of change and redemption.