Eighteen years have passed since Resident Evil 4’s January 11, 2005 launch that changed the world of gaming forever, but in 2023, the acclaimed title is back, courtesy of Capcom’s remake of the survival horror classic, set to launch for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on March 24, 2023. However, with a week left until its release, the Resident Evil 4 Remake has officially received critic scores for each of its platforms on the review aggregator website, Metacritic. So, how does the remade version of Resident Evil 4 compare to the original that is hailed among the greatest games ever made? Read ahead to find out, as we take a look at Resident Evil 4’s Metacritic Score and see where the upcoming game rates in the history of the franchise.
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Resident Evil 4 Remake Metascores
As of this writing, the Resident Evil 4 Remake has officially earned the following Metacritic scores: 92 on PC, 93 on PlayStation 5, and 91 on Xbox Series X|S. The game does not currently have a Metascore on PS4. In other words, just like the original game it is based on, the Resident Evil 4 Remake has achieved undeniable critical acclaim, earning Metacritic’s “Must Play” designations on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, with the honor impending on PC. The latest Resident Evil entry has also catapulted its way into the “game of the year” conversation, as it currently ranks as the third-highest rated videogame of 2023 on Metacritic, only trailing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen remaster on Xbox Series X|S, as well as Metroid Prime Remastered on Nintendo Switch. As the two aforementioned games are remasters, there is a strong case to be made that Resident Evil 4 is the current front-runner for “game of the year” accolades, at least at the moment.
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Resident Evil 4 Remake in Metacritic History
Based on the game’s current Metacritic Scores, the Resident Evil 4 Remake is the 46th greatest game in the history of PC, while rating 5th all-time on PS5, and placing 7th among the catalog of the Xbox Series X|S. According to its critic scores, Resident Evil 4 is far and away the best horror experience available in the current generation of gaming, surpassing 2023’s Dead Space Remake.
Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Ranking in the Resident Evil Franchise
Using peak Metacritic scores, the Resident Evil 4 Remake’s 93 on PS5 would place the game in a statistical tie with 2019’s Resident Evil 2 Remake on Xbox One for the third greatest title in Resident Evil history, only trailing Resident Evil Code: Veronica (94 on Dreamcast) and the original Resident Evil 4 (96 on GameCube and PS2).