Best Games of Old: Resident Evil 4, Survival Horror Nirvana

Occasionally, there comes along a game title that sets the bar for it’s entire genre. Resident Evil 4 is just such a title. For those PS3 owners that had the foresight...

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Ducky2884d ago (Edited 2884d ago )


Outside of the first encounter with the Garrador (and the Regenerators), I wasn't worried about my own survival nor was horror an issue.

Mercs mode was fun though. RE4 was a great action game with some horror-esque undertones, it can be credited for creating a new sub-genre in gaming (over the shoulder TPS)... but in no way was it a nirvana for survival horror.

Edit: @Maria
I agree, but the article tries to show that RE4 was a great survival horror game. I'm just disagreeing with that claim/opinion.

MariaHelFutura2884d ago

Survival Horror or NOT..... RE4 is a great game.

Philoctetes2884d ago

Agreed that it's not really survival horror, but it's still probably my favorite game of all time. I've lost track of the number of times I played through this, but I'm 100% sure that it's more than 20. It's probably closer to 30 once you factor in speed runs, challenge runs, etc.

The atmosphere breaks down a little in the third act, although even then I remember the sense of dread when I was first passing through the hospital on the way to the operating room, expecting something to pop out at any second. And the first two acts are brilliant, especially the village.

Can't wait for the sequel. (Let us not speak of the game that currently is called "Resident Evil 5").

Kon2884d ago

Survival Horror = Silent Hill
Resident evil = Third Person Shooter

Snatcher2884d ago

Resident Evil 4 was a great game. I have it for the Gamecube.

TheBand1t2884d ago

It set the bar fairly high for over the shoulder action shooters, but as a survival-horror? It largely falls short of the best.

Still one of my favorite games from last gen though.

Kos-Mos2884d ago

One of the best games ever created. Just look at all the average over the shoulder games that followed.

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