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Chances are you’ve played Resident Evil 4 about 194 times already.There’s nothing inherently wrong with the game but the fact is that even on a medium spec machine, which easily dominates the consoles this HD port was released on 2 years ago, the performance is going to be sub par.

I can’t explain why a game that runs at 1080p/60fps on a powerPC Xbox 360 machine runs like crap on a PC – obviously it’s the advanced FXAA and such – but it’s pretty ridiculous. Any time the particle effects become intense on the screen (So, basically, the entire last half of the game when you are being shot constantly and things are always exploding) your frame rate is going to drop into the single digits without at least a GeForce 7 series card.

Better yet, the game doesn’t even look noticeably better on PC at max graphics than it does on console. Other than that there are some occasional, weird glitches where if you use a controller, it will occasionally display the QTE prompt using the keyboard bindings instead of the controller, but that’s the only technical problem I ever encountered. It also lacks the option to adjust your controller sensitivity, but that isn’t a major problem that will stop you from beating the game.As far as the game, it’s RE4. Same stuff that was all in the PS2 port except it actually looks the way it was supposed to (You know, remember the PS2 port, and the original PC port by Ubisoft – el terriblay). RE4 ultimate edition comes with a PDF artbook and a 2 disc soundtrack, inherent controller support and the same achievements found on the console release.

If you’re a collector or completionist, I’d get this game, but just make sure your machine can run it.

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