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All Resident Evil 4 Remake Trophy/Achievement Differences from Original

Comparing and contrasting the Resident Evil 4 Remake and Remaster's trophy/achievement lists

The Resident Evil 4 Remake is here at last, as the legendary survival horror title has launched for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on March 24, 2023. Similarly, to previous remasters of Resident Evil 4, Capcom’s highly anticipated remake also features a list of trophies and achievements across its platforms with a list of challenges for players to conquer on the way to 100% completion. Whether you are a new Resident Evil 4 player or have completed all of the trophies and achievements previously, let us take a look at the five biggest differences between earlier Resident Evil 4 remasters and the new remake that has just been released.

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1. There are WAY More Trophies and Achievements in the Resident Evil 4 Remake

The Resident Evil 4 Remake features many more trophies and achievements compared to previous versions for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. While the original HD remasters of Resident Evil 4 had a short list of 12 total trophies/achievements, the new version more than triples that total with 40 challenges for players to complete.

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2. There is Finally a Resident Evil 4 Platinum Trophy

Along with its increased achievement list, the Resident Evil 4 Remake gives PlayStation gamers their first opportunity to earn a Resident Evil 4 platinum trophy, something the PS3 and PS4 remastered versions of the game lacked.

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3. More Miscellaneous Trophies/Achievements in Resident Evil 4 (2023)

The original Resident Evil 4’s list was largely comprised of story-related trophies/achievements, but the game’s 2023 remake has a number of miscellaneous challenges for players to complete alongside the previously mentioned plot-centric awards. Some of these include varying combat feats such as parrying with a knife, defeating three enemies with a flash grenade, etc., while others are collectible oriented regarding destroying Clockwork Castellans, as well as finding all weapons and treasures. Also, there are some plot-related challenges for defeating bosses or sections of levels in specific ways. Needless to say, players will need to make wise use of their save placement and practice frequently in order to overcome the many trials and tribulations of the Resident Evil 4 Remake.

4. Unique Run-Specific Challenges in the Resident Evil 4 Remake

Unlike its predecessor, the Resident Evil 4 Remake has many trophies and achievements related to completing the game in specific ways. These include finishing the game using only knives and handguns, as well as reaching the credits without ever using a recovery item, and even the disrespectful challenge of completing Resident Evil 4 without ever talking to the Merchant (how rude!). There are also speed-running trophies and achievements, requiring players to complete the game with an S+ Rank on Standard and Hardcore, as well as the difficulty-oriented task of beating the remake on Professional difficulty. Clearly, Resident Evil 4 gamers will need an in-depth knowledge of the game’s levels, difficulties, and enemies if they intend to 100% the remake.

5. Do Not Shoot the Water!

Lastly, and most unfortunately, the Resident Evil 4 Remake lacks the trophy/achievement called “Do Not Shoot the Water!” which hilariously rewarded players for being eaten by the early-game boss, Del Lago, by shooting at the lake water in the remastered versions. It was a funny, unique challenge, but unfortunately is nowhere to be found in the latest version of Resident Evil 4.

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Grant Testa
Grant Testa is a writer at Prima Games, who specializes in achievement hunting and horror gaming. He is also an avid comic book reader/collector, fantasy footballer, and rock music fanatic. Thousands who have been defeated by Grant in online multiplayer games have cried to themselves, wondering, "How did he get so good?! Why can't I be a gaming demigod like him?" They would probably be surprised to learn that Grant actually inherited his elite gaming skills from his mom, Joann Hansen, one of the speediest stenographers/typists in the nation, (and probably the world). Fun fact: he is also the son of the world’s first “let’s player” and comedy legend, Tim Testa.