With 120,234 active players at the time of writing, Resident Evil 4 Remake has surpassed Resident Evil Village as the best launch of a Resident Evil title on Steam.
Resident Evil 4 Remake had the best launch of any Resident Evil title, according to Steam Database , and at the time of writing this article, 120,234 players were playing Resident Evil 4, surpassing even Resident Evil Village, which had the best launch results up to this point with 106,631 active players on launch day.
For comparison, the series' launch numbers have been steadily increasing since the release of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, which had a peak of only 20,449 players at launch. The Resident Evil 2 remake had an active player peak of 74,227 at launch, which was slightly higher than the Resident Evil 3 remake, which had 60,293 active players on the launch day.
Such positive responses to Resident Evil 4 Remake are unsurprising given the original game's popularity, which served as a turning point for the Resident Evil franchise and was undoubtedly the best-received Resident Evil game among fans.
Following the enormous success of the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3, Capcom decided to remake Resident Evil 4, and it appears, at least based on first impressions, that they succeeded completely. According to Metacritic, the game is extremely well received, with an average review score of 93, which is more than good considering the game is a remake with linear, single-player-only gameplay.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is available for PlayStation 4 , PlayStation 5 , Xbox Series X|S , and PC . A playable Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw demo is also available for download, allowing users to test out the Village combat sequence for free.
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