Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 coming to Xbox One and PS4

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I love the Resident Evil franchise – but even fans have to admit that the series has taken a few wrong turns in recent years. Resident Evil 6, for example, was a complete mess – with its branching campaign hardly making any sense, both mechanically and narratively.

Going back further, and we start hitting the better stuff. Resident Evil 5 may have dispensed with much of the scary stuff, but it was a damned good action game, especially if you played it co-operatively and could deal with all of that overt racism. Playing it on your own, with your co-op partner controlled by the AI? An exercise in frustration.

Go back even further, and you get to Resident Evil 4 – which is hailed by many as the very best game in the Resident Evil franchise, and one of the best action games ever made. Some consider it the genesis of the over-the-shoulder third person action game, responsible for inspiring games like Gears of War.

Well, for better or worse, all three of them are coming to the new consoles. Capcom’s announced that Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 are coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as standalone digital titles – priced at an MSRP of only $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 each.

With Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 1 already available on the news systems, and a Resident Evil 2 remake on the way, it leaves just Resident Evil 3: Nemesis as the sole, numbered game in the core series to not be on the new systems. Unfortunately, they’re being released in reverse chronological order; Resident Evil 6 on March 29, Resident Evil 5 in North America’s summer 2016 and Resident Evil 4 in North America’s Autumn 2016

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Last Updated: February 26, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Jonah Cash

    As long as I get Resident Evil 2 they can keep all the other ones. My number 1 game coming to my number 1 console… Heaven

  • Ir0nseraph

    I would like to believe I that I could see them on PSN plus but they aren’t Indie enough so I will wait for a very special special 😛

    • Hammersteyn

      $20 isn’t too expensive….. yet

      • Ir0nseraph

        No not really but remastered games no more then R200 or GITS.

      • Ir0nseraph

        The big problem with remastered games is they end up in my digital library never to be played, uncharted I did finish but because it was disk based and wanted to be traded.

        • Hammersteyn

          The opposite is happening with me.

  • Hammersteyn

    6 no
    5 maybe
    4 SOLD!

    • hairyknees

      5 is great still 😀 with a friend…

      • VampyreSquirrel

        You just excluded so many of us there… XD

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          You’ve got a friend in me

    • Tyrone Jackson

      6 – Trash
      5 – Slightly less trash
      4 – Overrated with bad atmosphere and story but good gameplay – so, sure

      Yeah… na.

      • Hammersteyn

        Loved the gameplay in 4

  • Umar

    Resident Evil 4 has been on :
    Xbox 360
    and now on PS4 and Xbox One…Wow.

    • Jac7

      The game that keeps on giving.

      • Umar

        LOL I sincerely hope they’re gonna spice things up. Maybe a new mode and control scheme, or something.

    • hairyknees


      • Umar

        Yet none of the versions has HD textures :/ Even the HD remasters.

  • hairyknees

    In reverse order – from worst to best 😛 I AIN’T EVEN MAD!

    Struggling through 6 at the moment 🙁 Y U DO DIS CAPCOM?

    • Hammersteyn

      Because Zombie COD

  • Jac7

    Resident Evil 5 did look pretty spectacular back in the day, but the tank controls were pretty frustrating. I remember my buddy saying, “What, I can’t walk and shoot at the same time? This is the 21st fucking century!”

  • hairyknees

    Also, I’m keen for RE2 remake, but where is RE3? That game was great too <3

    • CypherGate

      Yeah since they remaking all these they might as well do RE3 as well and release like a huge RE box collection remake! ^_^

  • Thami Afurika-Jin HD

    Extremely happy to play 4.

    Feeling good about 5.

    Don’t mind hitting 6 once again.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Meh. Already watched these movies on Netflix.

  • Pieter Kruger


  • CypherGate

    If you are a true Resident Evil fan you would buy the whole remade franchise they busy with!!! Regardless of how terrible 6 was!

  • oVg

    I still have the superior Gamecube version. But after playing Deadspace, I cant go back. Alien Isolation made me shit zero g.

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