How Long To Beat Resident Evil 4 Remake
Find out how long it takes to clear the campaign in Resident Evil 4 Remake.
Resident Evil 4 will have you battling numerous hostiles, amassing countless treasures, solving tricky puzzles, and discovering new secrets. But you might be wondering just how much time you need to invest for a single clear. Here's our guide to help you find out how long it takes to beat Resident Evil 4.
How long is Resident Evil 4?
Resident Evil 4 Remake adds a lot to the groundbreaking original game, but those who are just interested in the critical path can expect a playthrough of about 12 hours, roughly the same as the 2005 game's runtime. With many optional side quests, collectibles, and upgrades to chase off the beaten path, however, a 100% playthrough could take considerably longer--closer 25 hours or more--while a playthrough that consists of the main story plus some but not all side content on Standard difficulty--the way most players will likely play--will come in around 15-20 hours.
Still, it's worth noting that Resident Evil 4 also has challenges to keep players engaged. One of these, Sprinter, requires you to complete the game in eight hours. It's fairly lenient for a speedrun, especially when you consider that you can unlock New Game Plus, as well as various items, down the line. As such, a 15- to 20-hour run on your first attempt, at Standard difficulty, is perfectly fine.
Last but not least, Resident Evil 4 also has unlockable weapons and costumes, some of which are more akin to cheat codes due to the effects they provide. However, there are those that have specific unlock requirements, including achieving high rankings based on completion time. As such, if you wish to rush through the campaign in subsequent playthroughs once you've familiarized yourself with the encounters and progression, you can do just that.
Resident Evil 4 has a lot of mechanics and secrets for you to discover. You can learn more in our guides hub.
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