Resident Evil 4 (バイオハザード４,Baiohazādo Fō?, known as Biohazard 4 in Japan; often abbreviated as RE4) is a 2005 survival horror video game published and developed by Capcom. Itis the sixth installment of the Resident Evil series. The game debuted in North America on January 11, 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube, and was later released in Japan and Europe.
Resident Evil 4 was ported to multiple platforms. On October 25, 2005, it was released on the Sony PlayStation 2 with additional gameplay features but slight visual and aural downgrades, including a lack of shadow and lighting effects, reduced sound quality, as well as lower resolution textures and character models. A PC port developed by Ubisoft was released on March 2, 2007, and was generally criticized for its awkward control scheme and lack of new features compared to the original release. A Wii port was also released on May 31, 2007 in Japan, June 25, 2007 in North America, June 29, 2007 in Europe and July 5, 2007 in Australia. An HD Edition was released as a downloadable game for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on September 20, 2011.
The game was also ported onto various mobile platforms including iOS and Android. Capcom later released an enhanced version for the PC, developed by QLOC, titled "Ultimate HD Edition" in 2014. A port of Resident Evil 4 HD was released on May 21, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch and a VR port for the Oculus Quest 2 is scheduled to be released later this year.
The game's English voice actors recorded their parts in four sessions, over three to four months.