Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil 4

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Polished survival horror app is violent but not gory.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
This is not so scary as the console versions

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

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A scaled down port of the classic console horror game that saw a special agent searching zombie-infested European countryside for the President’s kidnapped daughter, RESIDENT EVIL 4 retains much of what players loved about the original. Players can still freely navigate the dilapidated but detailed 3-D environments, and the zombie-slaying action feels surprising similar -- which means that it’s still not for young kids (though the developers have left out the original videogame's blood and gore).

The story isn’t as cinematic or seamless as it is in the console editions, and the touch-screen controls -- which still require players to stop and aim before shooting -- aren’t as tight or precise as one might hope, but Capcom has done a commendable job porting such a complex game to Apple’s platform. Franchise fans should be pleased.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Release date: August 20, 2010
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: CAPCOM
  • Version: 1.01.01
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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