Resident Evil 4

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Resident Evil 4
North American GameCube cover art.
North American GameCube cover art
Developer(s) Capcom Production Studio 4
Publisher(s) Capcom
Ubisoft (PC)
Nintendo Australia (GameCube and Wii)
Designer(s) Shinji Mikami (Game director
Composer(s) Shusaku Uchiyama
Misao Senbongi
Series Resident Evil
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii, iPhone OS, Mobile phones, Zeebo
Release date GameCube
NA January 11, 2005
JP January 27, 2005
PAL March 18, 2005
PlayStation 2
NA October 25, 2005
EU November 4, 2005
AUS November 11, 2005
JP December 1, 2005
AUS March 1, 2007
EU March 2, 2007
NA May 15, 2007
JP June 7, 2007
JP May 31, 2007
NA June 19, 2007
EU June 29, 2007
AUS July 5, 2007
iPhone OS
JP July 2009
JP February 1, 2008
Genre(s) Survival horror
Third person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) BBFC: 15
OFLC: R18+
PEGI: 18+
Media GameCube Game Disc, Wii Optical Disc, DVD, Download
Input methods Gamepad, Wii Remote, Keyboard, Multi-touch

Resident Evil 4, known in Japan as Biohazard 4, is a survival horror third-person shooter video game developed by Production Studio 4 and published by multiple publishers, including Capcom, Ubisoft and Nintendo of Australia. It is the sixth game in the Resident Evil series.

It was originally intended to be released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube, but before its release, it was announced that a PlayStation 2 version would be released. Microsoft Windows and Wii versions were also released. Since then, it has also been released for other platforms including the iPhone OS, Mobile phones and Zeebo.


System requirements

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium 3 @ 1 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 256 MiB
  • Hard drive: 1.2 GiB
  • Video memory: 128 MiB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • DVD ROM drive

Recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 512 MiB
  • Hard drive: 1.2 GiB
  • Video memory: 256 MiB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • DVD ROM drive

Cheat codes

Completion bonuses

Successfully complete the game to unlock the Separate Ways and Mercenaries- mini-games; the Professional difficulty setting; the Leon's Raccoon City Police Department costume, Ashley's pop star costume, and Ada's black costume; the Mathilda handgun and Infinite Rocket Launcher for purchase (for 1 million Pesetas), and the Tactical Vest (for 60,000 Pesetas); and an alternate title screen.

Successfully complete the Separate Ways mini-game to unlock Ashley's knight costume and Leon's gangster costume. Ashley's suit of armor is bullet and damage proof. She cannot get hurt by anything and it is so heavy she cannot be carried away. You do not have to worry about giving her First Aid Sprays, Herbs, or shooting Ganados trying to pick her up.

Alternate ending sequence

Successfully complete Assignment Ada and watch the credits. They will be in gray scale. However, if you select "Yes" when asked "Watch the ending movie again?", it will be replayed in color in a smaller frame. If you watch it once more when prompted, it will play is full wide screen color. They will alternate each time you choose to replay the credits.

Game trailers

Remain idle at the title screen. Eventually two trailers will begin playing and begin to cycle.


If you destroy all blue targets in the beginning you can get a free Punisher from the Merchant 2 guns before you can buy it. This pistol hits two targets when you get it, and five when you get exclusive. This makes it work well for crowd control.

Riot Gun one shot kills

To do this, you must fill the entire Firepower, Firing Speed, Reload Speed and Capacity of the weapon. When you shoot a Ganado or a Los Luminados, one shot will kill them. Note: The same happens with the Chicago Typewriter.

Killing birds

Toss a flash grenade in the center of a group of birds. All of them will die instantly, leaving lots of Pesetas. This also works with the Granadas when their heads are transformed.

Defeating Gothic Illuminados

When you are in the castle and you fire at the Gothic Illuminados, it is best to fire at their knees. They will fall on them and allow you to use a suplex move instead of a kick. You will then throw them over your head and smash their head in the ground. Note: In mercenary mode, the same goes for the rest of the mercenaries.

Defeating J.J. (mini gun man)

An easier way to kill J.J is to first hit him in the head with a weaker gun. When he is holding his head, attack him with a more powerful weapon. If he recovers quickly, just use the same strategy. This also works on the military base during the Mercenaries mini-game.


Look out for crows. They sometimes drop valuable items and are usually found in groups. To kill crows, shoot them from a distance. If you are close and there are other crows nearby they will fly away. An easier way to kill a group of them is to toss a flash grenade into their midst and watch the items drop.

Lava room

In the area where the room is filled with lava, enemies will appear on pillars with horses that shoot fire at you. Instead of waiting for a clear shot to shoot the man on the pillar, simply shoot at the chain that is holding the pillar. If one of the chains breaks, the entire pillar will fall. This makes it easier to get through the room. If you queue all of the pillars to appear and shoot them all down, once you shoot the last one down no more enemies will appear in the room, even the ones that fall from the ceiling.

Sewer Black Bass recovery

You can kill the fish and use them as recovery items in the sewer area shortly after the beginning of Chapter 1-2. It is a little after the place where you face the two enemies who throw dynamite at you.

Eggs for Ashley

There are three types of eggs, white, brown, and golden. Collect these, equip them, and fire on Ashley. They will not harm her and it is funny. Aim from a distance to get used to them. They are lighter than a grenade and fly far when thrown. Note: She will duck when in close proximity.

Use egg to kick people

Toss an egg at a Ganado's face. They will hold their face, letting you get in a kick. Note: Do not do this in a crowd or you will get hit.

Mine Thrower ammunition

It is possible to find ammunition for the Mine Thrower. Kill any normal enemy with the Mine Thrower to yield one dart for ammunition.

Extra scene

When Leon is being choked, he will be told that he has the same blood. Leave the room, then return. You will be choked again by same person, only this time Ada comes to the rescue.


At the end of the game, as Leon and Ashley fall into the water on the speedboat, you can see a rainbow for a few seconds.

Castle Easy money

Look behind every painting of Saddler to find 5,000 Pesetas.

Church Unlimited villagers

When you first get to the church, defeat everyone in the area. Then, return to the church and shoot the bell above. Villagers will arrive in a groups of three to six Gonados. You can continue this process as you see fit.

Church Getting items

After you get the key after being choked by Chief Mendez, gi to the church and kill everyone. You can then shoot the bell above the church. You should hear "There! He is there!" and a group of Gonados should be in the graveyard. This process can be repeated five times or less, but they drop items for your inventory.

Separate Ways Leon's jacket

In mission 2, rescue Luis. The second time you pass the village after the intermission sequence when Luis and Leon are carried away, blow away most of the villagers with a grenade. When you get to the exit to continue the mission you will see a villager and two others. Kill them and check the first villager you saw. He will be wearing Leon's jacket.

Hidden intermission sequence

After defeating Del Lago (crocodile), after the intermission sequence, go back across the lake where you got the boat. Head up the trail. An intermission sequence should begin. Leon will be surrounded by wolves. Note: You can also go back that way and fight El Gigante, but you must go all the way back to get the Insignia for the church.

Hiding the number of times killed ratio

To avoid seeing a number of times killed, continue until you get to a chapter end. When instructed to save, cancel the saving process.

Leon struggles

When you unlock and start a new game with the second pair of costumes (Leon's gangster and Ashley's armor), watch Leon as he tries to catch Ashley whenever you need her to come down from a raised platform or ladder. He will fall on the ground on one knee, and as he comes up from the ground, he grabs his back in pain.

Saddler comment

Listen closely when you kill the villagers. Some of them will say "Lord Saddler" as they reach out just before they die. Note: This may only happen after completion of the game.

Professional mode Easy completion

The best way to complete the game in Professional mode is to first complete the Separate Ways mini-game. You should unlock Special Costume 2, where Leon is a gangster and Ashley is in a suit of armor. Choosing this costume makes Professional mode a lot easier. Ashley cannot be injured or carried away. Use her for bait when needed. At least half the enemies will go directly for her, giving you time to kill them and keep your distance from a crowd. This also works well on El Gigante.

Hidden intermission sequence

After defeating Del Lago (crocodile), after the intermission sequence, go back across the lake where you got the boat. Head up the trail. An intermission sequence should begin. Leon will be surrounded by wolves. Note: You can also go back that way and fight El Gigante, but you must go all the way back to get the Insignia for the church.

Defeating the giant leech

Lure the leech back to the front end of the pool then fire a shot from your gun at the gas can where your unlock the boat. The can explodes, killing the giant leech.

Avoid Fighting the Chainsaw Guy in Pueblo Village

If you want to avoid battling the chainsaw guy until later in the game, when you get to the El Pueblo Village do not enter the last house on the left becasue it will trigger the cutscene that leads to the chainsaw guy. Instead stay outside and fend of as many of the Gandos as it takes for the church bell to be rang. Then they will all go in to the church allowing you to explorer the village without worrying about being killed. (SusanNV)