Resident Evil 4 remains an incredibly popular game, and this fan-made video shows how creepy it can look in a different engine.
A discussion about some of the best horror games from the opening years of the 21st century will often lead to people talking about how beloved Resident Evil 4 was, and still is to this day. It may not be the scariest Resident Evil game in the series, but the fourth installment is a classic, with its over-the-shoulder perspective and slight lean towards more action. Now, consider what this 17-year-old title would be like in first-person and built in a different engine.
That’s basically what Daniel Siemieniaco has done. Using their skills and experience as a 3D environment / prop artist, they’ve managed to recreate a moment from Resident Evil 4only this time in Unreal Engine 4. This is, however, just a visual demo and they are not actually doing a remake of the game in the engine, but the sight of it in this murky lighting, and with Leon’s slow movement throughout the room really gives the scene a much creepier vibe.
Once the camera pans through a window, it becomes clear that this is the moment when players first encounter the Regenerator. For those who are perhaps less familiar with the game, Resident Evil 4‘s Regenerator monster is a brutish, if slow, beast that can regrow its limbs back if they’s shot off, hence the name. Players must use an infrared scope to shoot weak points in order to kill the creature. In a tantalizing manner, Siemieniaco’s video ends with the monster breaking down the door just for everything to cut to black.
Given that the newer games in the series are played from a first-person perspective, it’s not surprising that people are interested in seeing what some of the other installments would look like from this viewpoint. Not long ago, another user imagined what the first Resident Evil game would look like a first-person, so it’s clearly something of intrigue for a lot of the fan base.
As for the game itself, many are still hoping for an official Resident Evil 4 remake, and rumors about it have been doing the rounds for some time now. Given that the games have been given a new lease on life since 2017’s Resident Evil 7, and remakes are all the rage these days, the chance to see a reimagining of the fourth game is something the community obviously wants. As it stands, there’s been no confirmation about an RE4 remake, but maybe this year will be the year.
Resident Evil 4 is available now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One and legacy platforms.
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