Unbiased Resident Evil 4 for iPhone Review: Is This Mobile Remake Worth the Hype?

Resident Evil 4: All-New Adventure Comes to iPhones

Resident Evil 4, a groundbreaking game in the survival horror genre, is back with a brand new look and feel. Originally released in 2005 for the GameCube and PlayStation 2, the game has now been remastered with new visuals, level designs, voice acting, and music. This new version of the game, simply titled Resident Evil 4, is now available for iPhone 15 Pro devices as well as iPads and Macs running M-series processors.

One of the most exciting features of the game is that it is a universal app, meaning that purchasing it once allows you to play it on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac without having to buy separate versions.

For those who are curious about the game, it can be downloaded for free from the App Store, with access to the first ten minutes of gameplay. If you decide to continue playing, you can purchase the full game for $30, with the option to download additional content for an even more immersive experience.

When playing the game on an iPhone 15 Pro, users will notice a lack of graphical settings, providing an optimized experience right out of the box. However, for Mac users, the settings are visible and the game offers the option to switch between performance and quality mode.

While the game is initially locked to 30fps, the low base resolution presents some challenges. The internal rendering resolution is at 360p, and then upscaled to 720p using MetalFX. While the image looks stable for distant objects, high-frequency details can appear fuzzy and slightly distracting.

One common complaint is the subpar rendering of hair and inconsistent texture streaming, which may affect the overall visual presentation of the game. However, despite these drawbacks, Resident Evil 4 on iPhone 15 Pro offers an exciting and immersive gameplay experience for fans of the series.

In addition to the main game, the Resident Evil 4 app also offers the Separate Ways mode featuring Ada Wong and other DLC content for players to enhance their gaming experience. With its availability on modern platforms and a wide range of devices, Resident Evil 4 is redefining the gaming experience for a new generation of players.