Actually, Resident Evil 4 Was Plenty Scary

On its 15th anniversary, let’s remember some of Resident Evil 4's scariest moments.

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Gaming10135d ago (Edited 35d ago )

The Regenerators were and still are the creepiest characters in all of RE. The noises they make, the music that plays, their sudden massive jumps if they get too close, their massive damage if they manage to hit you at all (at least on hard difficulty) it was all so creepy and unnerving. The rest of the game just played like an action movie, not scary so much as intense.

Averyashimself35d ago

The fact that you can't just turn on a whim makes the game so much scarier for me. Couldn't tell you how many times I quick turned around in a fight only to see Las Plagas right in my face.

YodaCracker35d ago

The first time I shot off their legs and thought I would be safe when they were lying on their chest. Nope.

DreadfulHero35d ago

I always think of RE4 as more of a creepy game than scary. The music, ambient noises (the regenerator's breathing, the weird monk chanting), and the super dull color palette makes everything really dreary and unsettling. I've always preferred that sort of thing over jump scares anyway.

Imalwaysright35d ago

RE games were never scary at least not for me. They had a tense atmosphere but they were never scary.

WireMucks35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

This it is really unsettling, Twin peaks like vibe, like Alan wake, great atmosphere,..,.. kinda goes well with resource management,.. it is just amazing game and better than sum of its parts.

curtain_swoosh35d ago

the scariest part was probably getting ashley around without getting killed lol

Septic35d ago

Hard disagree. The lack of fear was my main complaint with this. I guess its subjective but it really diluted the scares and overall ominous tone that Resident Evil 2 and 3 had.

bluefox75535d ago (Edited 35d ago )

I've never really found any of the RE games scary, RE5 was probably the closest, but that's not really why I play them. Off topic a bit, "actually commma" is a terrible way to start a headline, or a statement.

-Foxtrot35d ago

RE5 is like one of the least scary ones in the franchise

Bright settings for most of the game, not much tense factor, having a co-op AI partner who always had your back, playing by yourself the AI would automatically find a enemy and started shooting which you would be alerted to so there was no surprises.

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