Well, who’s ready for the highest scoring release of 2023? While we’re just three months into the year, the current scores the Resident Evil 4 remake is pulling should mean it ends up being one of the highest-reviewed games of the entire year, if not the highest, depending on what else actually makes it out in 2023.
Currently, with 94 reviews in, Resident Evil 4 has a 93 Metascore in an industry when anything over a 90 is usually GOTY contender territory (last year’s Elden Ring, 96. God of War Ragnarok, 94). That includes 27 perfect 5/5, 10/10 or 100/100 scores, even including heavy-hitters like IGN and The Washington Post adding to that total.
Resident Evil 4, of course, poses the question of how much weight you’re giving to the original quality of the game, which many consider to be the peak of the RE franchise, and how much you’re giving to the changes made for the remake. Everyone has a different way of scaling this, but the general story being told here is that this is a great game remade…extremely well.
Here’s a sampling of some of the praise:
IGN (10/10) – “The Resident Evil 4 remake is the series’ most relentlessly exciting adventure rebuilt, refined, and realised to the full extent of its enormous potential.”
TheGamer (10/10) – “I had the time of my life throughout my 20 hour Hardcore playthrough and immediately started up a New Game+ run on Professional mode to see how well I could put all the lessons I learned throughout the game to the test. It has exceeded my high expectations across the board, and it represents Capcom’s best-ever work on the series. Normally I’d still find time to nitpick some minor annoyance or under baked section, but I just don’t think games get much better than this.”
The Washington Post (4/4) – “Resident Evil 4 Remake gets a perfect score. How could it not? There is no Last of Us without Resident Evil 4, and the remake is like revisiting your home, sweet home.”
Capcom has been on an absolute tear with the Resident Evil franchise the past few years, producing quality new games and remakes alike. RE7: Biohazard and RE: Village scored an 86 and 84 respectively. The Resident Evil 2 remake has a 91. The RE4 remake here is a couple points off the original’s 96 Metascore, but I mean, we are talking about an 18 year-old game here when the industry was far different with fewer outlets scoring games.
The point is, the Resident Evil 4 remake lives up to the original and may be the best piece of Resident Evil content Capcom has produced since the original Resident Evil 4. An absolute win here, and an apparently must-play when the game debuts in a week.
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original source: The ‘Resident Evil 4’ Remake Arrives With Almost 30 Perfect Scores