Resident Evil 4 Remake Combat

Resident Evil 4 Remake Combat – What’s the Difference?

Resident Evil 4 deserved all the recognition it got, but we have the marvelous remake of it now, allowing the players to re-live every moment. Here’s everything related to the Resident Evil 4 Remake Combat and what’s the difference between this one and the original RE 4.

History of Resident Evil 4!

The original Resident Evil 4 was released in 2005 and it has somewhat “not spectacular” graphics. The HD version was released in 2011, then in 2014, but that doesn’t mean they are still good.

Capcom came back with a vengeance and now you can enjoy Resident Evil 4 Remake with exceptional graphics, spectacular combat, and hidden mechanics in 2023. Yeah, we know it’s been time.

History of Resident Evil 4 – How we got to Resident Evil 4 Remake

Difference between Resident Evil 4 Remake and others

The noticeable difference here is that RE 4 Remake has breathtaking graphics. The camera is the same here as throughout the history of Resident Evil 4, but the areas have a lot of changes throughout.

Even some of the mechanics are completely changed here that weren’t found in the original. Below, we have a detailed guide on the difference between these all.

Difference between Resident Evil 4 Remake and others – Beautiful Graphics

Ambiance and Lighting

Talking about the graphical changes in Resident Evil 4 Remake, the survival horror roots are still here, but the scenarios and areas are completely changed.

There are new explorations, tension, mood, and lighting involved here that take your anxiety level on a rollercoaster ride. On top of that, there are new times, periods, weather, and other things involved here.

Optional Side Quests

The story is the same and you also have to backtrack the way through the Village in Resident Evil 4 Remake, but there are a ton of improvements here related to the side quests or optional ones that you can do.

This means that exploration is taking new rights in the Resident Evil 4 Remake and that makes the game much more different than others.

Ashley looks more Beautiful

Yes, she is gorgeous now, not saying that she was ugly before, but now with that change in Resident Evil 4 Remake, Ashley is perfect. The colder outfit and the act are having a remake here.

Your job is to escort her and keep her safe, the signals from Leon, her sticking to you, interacting with stuff, and watching enemies are completely changed.

She can also slit up the unlocked doors that are out of your reach and that gives her more freedom to move around.

Resident Evil 4 Remake Combat System

So, the major difference in the whole game is combat and that is what we gamers care about the most.

Parry and Durability in Combat Knife

Leon with that sharp knife slices enemies and boxes with that same old classic RE 4 mechanic, but there are several features included here. With a slash, you can now Parry.

Yes, you heard that loud and clear. You can parry the attacks from enemies just like you did in Dark Souls. That further includes blocking the attacks from enemies like Chainsaw, and Villager and the weapons they toss at you.

In order to Parry in Resident Evil 4 Remake, you will have to wait till the enemy attacks you and at that moment block their attack. It will stagger the enemy and give you an opening for a crisp strike.

Keep in mind that the Knife now has a Durability Metre and if you aren’t careful, the durability meter will get down. What’s the worst that could happen? Well, your knife might break.

How to fix that? Take that knife to a Merchant and he will repair that Knife for you.

This rounds off as;

  • Blocking the Enemy Attacks
  • Stabbing Enemies
  • Striking unaware enemies
  • Using Kitchen Knife instead of Combat Knife when broken
Resident Evil 4 Remake Combat System Changes – Parry and Defend

Crouching and Stealth Mechanics

Congratulations… Leon can now Crouch in Resident Evil 4 Remake because of the new Combat Mechanics added. You can use it to go under objects like trip mine, boxes, desks, and so on.

Moreover, it becomes easier for you to remain undetected, but make sure the enemies aren’t aware of your presence. You can also use it to go behind enemies and use that “Master Chef Knife” to eliminate enemies without being detected.

You can even use it on mini-bosses when you can simply go behind them and stab for massive damage, but make sure that strike is on the weak spot.

The Silent Combat Mechanics of the Resident Evil 4 Remake also compromise a new weapon called Bolt Thrower, which is used to take down enemies silently. You can even use it to shoot explosives with some delay.

QTEs… Where are they?

If you are not aware of the QTEs in Resident Evil 4, they are called Quick Time Events. With this, you can quickly react to the cutscene and press the button used for the prompt to tackle death.

The pure cutscene-based QTE is not exchanged with different types of scenarios or events. One example of that is Krauser.

New Inventory Management in RE 4 Remake

The new Inventory management is completely changed now, especially coming from the Attache Case. It enables you to move the items in the inventory around, making more space for yourself, getting upgrades, and picking stuff.

You can even purchase more styles to get things that have passive bonuses. It includes enhancing your ammo drop rates, charms for passive perks, and so on. It adds to Inventory Management and also enhances the Comabt System of Resident Evil 4 Remake.

New Inventory Management System in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Other Changes

  • Bind Weapons to Quickswap (Use of D-pad)
  • Use a Typewriter for access storage, moving weapons, and customizing things
  • Better value on the weapons and their stats
  • Your companions are assisting you more often


Well, these are all the details on Resident Evil 4 Remake Combat System. There are a lot of changes here in the remake that make it a different game from the original ones. Yes, it is better!

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