The upcoming Resident Evil 4 appears to have a good chance of following in the footsteps of Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake, which received the highest overall score of any game released on Metacritic in 2019.
The most critically acclaimed entry in the franchise received a new iteration that received almost universal praise. With scores of 93 on PC and PS5 and 91 on Xbox, the game easily qualified as a contender for Game of the Year.
Additionally, it’s the franchise’s best number in recent memory. His RE3 remake in 2020 is significantly lower at 84/79/77, his RE2 remake in 2019 is slightly lower at 93/91/89, and his brand-new game, Resident Evil Village, is at 84/83/was 83 in his RE2 remake.
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This comes after some very impressive recent remakes, including the remastered versions of Metroid Prime and The Witcher 3 and Dead Space (1989, 1989, 1987). They are respectively at 94 and 100. The former two are more straightforward remasters, whereas this game is a full remake using a new engine and is far behind the highest-scoring “new” game of 2023, Hi-Fi Rush’s Dead Space remake.
Nearly 30 publications, including The Guardian, The Washington Post, Digital Spy, VG247, IGN, TheGamer, Push Square, Game Spot, GamesHub, VGC, and others, gave Resident Evil 4 Remake a perfect score of 10/10.
The game’s impending release raises the obvious question of Capcom’s future plans. What about Resident Evil 6? Will they make a second remake of the original game that starts from scratch? Will they attempt to update Resident Evil Code Veronica from the Dreamcast?
The fourth game remake, which launches in stores next Friday, will have a big impact on how well it does financially.