10 Things to Know Before Playing Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake is up for playing, and there is a lot to know before jumping right into the zombies if you’re new to the series.

Zombies can get pretty annoying, and you’ll have to follow every tip and trick to find your way out of the mob with no brains. Plus, you must find the president’s daughter Ashley Graham to survive your way out; it may get rough and tough out there. So, whether you’re playing the game for the first time or someone who wants to relive the nostalgia from the original game, these tips will help you to ace your way in this new and improved Resident Evil 4 remake.

1. Stealth Works Best

Stealth is something new that comes with the remake version of Resident Evil 4 remake, where Leon can silently lurk behind his enemies with a knife and kill them instantly. This game would barely allow you to attempt a stealth kill as zombies swarm you like a mob in dozens. So even if you find many zombies walking around, become a ninja and kill as many as you can, like a ghost.

2. Flash Grenades are Effective

Flash Grenades are something you can’t ignore in this game. It works best for stunning your enemies and lining them up on death row so you can perform stealth or critical hit on them. But most importantly, flash grenades are lethal on the enemies who have transformed into their Las Plagas form.

Sometimes you may encounter an enemy’s head popping up with tentacle arms, which takes quite a time to kill. So instead of wasting your precious shotgun shells, throw a flash grenade and kill them instantly.

3. Use the Knife Responsibly

The knife might be a weapon that can be used infinite times in other games, but that’s not the case in the Resident Evil 4 remake. Another new upgrade in the remake version is the maintenance of the knife, as it will wear out or break if not used properly.

So, counter-attacking or finishing the enemies with a knife while they’re stunned will affect its durability. Therefore, you’ll have to get the knife repaired every time you find a merchant, or you’ll have to use the knife occasionally.

4. Maintain Your Distance

Close encounters with the zombies are never very romantic, and you might end up dead. Therefore, it is important to maintain some social distancing. Since zombies in the Resident Evil 4 remake head at you in large numbers.

Leon Shooting Tentacle Zombies from a distance

Therefore, it is better to remain focused on them while moving away and maintaining your distance. But moving away doesn’t mean enemies won’t throw stuff at you. You can easily avoid their ariel attacks by stepping away just a bit.

5. Search Thoroughly

Who loves exploring here?

There is more to loot in the Resident Evil 4 remake than in its original version, as the game is filled with hidden items and rewards to help you survive. Before leaving a room or enclosed place in Resident Evil 4, scour it by interacting with and opening drawers or lockers.

Interacting with drawer to explore loot

You can also break the yellow boxes or crates to find loot. Any loose resources or locked containers automatically appear on your map once you go near them. If you miss out on some stuff, you can return most of the time in all the levels. However, a point may come where you may not be able to return, and that’s when the merchant will warn you about it, so remain attentive.

6. Get Creative with Herbs

You don’t have to be a certified chemist to mix herbs in Resident Evil 4 Remake, but it is always handy if you do, as you can save a lot of inventory space. Some herbs, like the red and yellow ones, won’t be good until mixed with any other herb. The former herb looks like the Green one, and when mixed with the green herb will give you a boost of health when consumed as a mix.

Green Herb from Resident Evil 4 Remake

7. Keep Your Shotgun Close but Pistols Closers

The Resident Evil 4 remake features a lot of weapons to pick from. However, the SG-09 R and Red9 are the handiest weapons you can find for handguns. A handgun will always provide instant support to shoot at sight mechanics to put your enemies out of their misery.

Tuning SG 09-R from a merchant

Their response time is good, they are quicker to reload, and pistols have a better fire rate than shotguns. Plus, the ammo is cheap; you will find them more frequently than the shotgun. Therefore, carrying a pistol means you’ll never run out of firepower.

8. Attaché Case Upgrades are Worth it

The Attaché case is your little upgrade box that serves as the inventory, but where or how Leone carries this box is still a mystery in Resident Evil 4 Remake. It carries all your weapons, herbs, raw eggs, ammo, etc. The bigger, the better it fits perfectly with the Attaché case, so upgrading it from a merchant is recommended. They’re expensive to upgrade, but that’s worth it in the long run, so never hesitate to do so.

Attache Case with loot in Resident Evil 4 Remake

9. Hunt Animals as Much as Zombies

The Resident Evil 4 Remake allows us to hunt animals as much as we can hunt zombies. Leon can shoot and stab the fishes, which can be used as health items. Above all the animals, shooting crows will drop some random resources and items.

Shooting a crow in Resident Evil 4 Remake

The best way to save some bullets is by throwing a flash grenade to kill a bunch of them instantly. Moreover, you’ll also have to respond to the ‘Pest Control’ service to get rid of the rats in your area.

10. Hold Onto Gemstones

It may sound irrelevant, but gemstones are more valuable in the zombie apocalypse than you think. No matter in what form, they are inlaid with treasures you find in empty slots, which can be found in the treasure menu. Various combinations of gemstones are worth a lot. So rather than selling these gems individually, try to mix them and see how much can be made.

Collectable Gemstones in Resident Evil 4 Remake


Resident Evil 4 Remake is a real treat by Capcom for gamers who love action survival games with a massive dose of horror infused into them. It’s one of the oldest and most popular zombie apocalypse games ever made that has earned a reputation with low requirements and high-end graphics. So, follow the tips and tricks mentioned in this article to get the best gameplay experience.

Eiswan Ali Kazmi
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