|Resident Evil 4
Dark mansion halls, lonely
paths through deserted woods, and eerie silence should be familiar
settings among veterans of the STARS Bravo team. Chances are,
you haven't made it this far in life without conquering a Resident
Evil of the past, and chances are that you think you've got
respectable zombie killing skills. But while Resident Evil 4
keeps the scares familiar, one thing most definitely is not
These are not zombies.
Resident Evil 4 is a whole new game. With smarter, more vicious
enemies than ever before, you'll have to make expert use of
the game's new control scheme and aiming system if you want
to get out of this mess alive. If the challenges of survival
horror have got you beat, read our Resident Evil 4 strategy
- Basic tips to get you started,
and some expert info you'll take with you throughout
your nightmarish journey.
- Weapons and items info, so you
don't buy the wrong weapons or drop the wrong items.
- Full walkthrough to get you
through this long and grueling adventure. Every
chapter broken down with maps showing item
locations, and tips of defeating all enemies and
- Secrets to let you get the most
out of your game. Free weapon upgrades, unlockables,
Unockable: Mercenaries Mini-Game
Beat the game to unlock the mercenaries
Unlockable: Punisher Weapon
You, know the guy, who runs around and
sells you upgrades for weapons, he has a secret quest
for you. You must search two areas of the game for blue
medallions and shoot them. Finding and shooting more
than 10 of the medallions will reward you with the
punisher pistol. This weapon has slightly upgraded
statistics and penetrating bullets.
Unockable: Mercenaries Mini-Game
- To unlock Ada Wong in Mercenaries
get a 4 star rating on the Pueblo map of the game.
- To unlock Albert Wesker in
Mercenaries get a 4 star rating on the Waterworld
map of the game.
- To unlock Hunk in Mercenaries get
a 4 star rating on the Island Commando map of the
- To unlock Jack Krauser in
Mercenaries get a 4 star rating on the Castle map of
Unlockable: Assignment Ada Mini-game
Beat the game to unlock the mini game:
Unlockable: Broken Butterfly Weapon
In the hall south of the hedge maze there
is a locked door. Return to that area with Ashley, piggy
back with her and she will unlock the door. This reveals
the broken butterfly.
Unlock Matilda Weapon
Unlock the Matilda handgun (which fires 3
round bursts) by clearing the game.
Unlockable: Hand Cannon Weapon
Get the five star ranking on the
mercenaries mini-game to unlock the Handcannon.
Unlockable: Chicago Typewriter Weapon
Beat Operation Ada, and the "Chicago
Typewriter", a Thompson with 10.0 firepower, infinite
ammo, no reload, and the fire rate of a maxed out TMP,
becomes available at the merchant.
Unlockable: Rocket Launcher
In order to unlock the Rocket Launcher
Special you beat the game on Normal and you get a chance
too buy the Matilda and the Infinite Launcher. The
Matilda is $70,000 and the Infinite Launcher is
Unlockable: S.T.A.R.S. Uniform
To Unlock The S.T.A.R.S. Uniform You Must
Complete The Game On Normal Or Hard Mode.
Hint: Snake in the Box
Sometimes when you destroy the wooden
crates a snake will jump out and bite you. If you keep
slashing with your knife when the box breaks you can
kill the snake and receive a healing egg.
Hint: More Money for Beerstein and
When you find these items do not sell
them right away. You can increase the value of the items
Hint: Reload Your Upgraded Gun
Whenever you upgrade your gun's capacity
it fills the weapon with ammo. So don't reload before
you buy the upgrade. This works great with weapons that
have very little ammo (such as the magnum revolver
'Broken Butterfly'); after you use up the gun's
magazine, simply look for the merchant and upgrade the
Hint: Quick Aiming
There is a quick way to center your gun
when aiming up or down. Simply tap the L1 button (takes
out your knife) and you will quickly aim straight ahead.
Hint: Raise Max Health
If you mix: GREEN HERB + RED HERB +
YELLOW HERB. It restores your health completely and
raises your max health.
Hint: The First Shotgun
There are three main buildings in the
village where you first see the chainsaw not-zombie. The
shotgun is in the northeast building, on the second
floor of the house.
Hint: Los Gigante
In Chapter 1-1, along the path towards
the village you will run along a white dog trapped in a
bear trap. If you help this dog he comes in handy later
when you are fighting Los Gigante for the first time.
About midway through the fight, you will hear the dog
bark and he will come to your aid. Los Gigante becomes
distracted, and begins to attack the dog rather than
Hint: Funny Character Animations
When Ashley is standing on a ledge and
you are below her, look up at her and she will hold down
her skirt and say something about you being a pervert
and one or two other funny lines.
Hint: Double Broken Butterfly Ammo
If you buy the broken butterfly before
you find it, you can hold twice the ammo. The shopkeeper
will not sell you this gun if you already have it.
Hint: Exclusive Weapon Powers
Each weapon has a special "exclusive
power" when all of its stats are custom tuned to the
- Increases the chance of a headshot being fatal by
a factor of five (5% or 20%, take your pick).
- Each bullet can penetrate up to five bodies.
- Red 9
- Increases firepower to 5.0
- Increases firepower to 3.4
- Increases magazine capacity to 100.
- Increases the effective damage range of the gun.
- Increases firepower to 10.0
- Increases magazine capacity to 100.
- Increases firepower to 18.0
- Semiauto Rifle
- Decreases firing speed to 0.40 seconds.
- Broken Butterfly
- Increases damage to 50.0
- No exclusive power!
- Increases firepower to 1.8
- Adds homing ability to mines and increases their
Hint: Keep Money
When you beat the game you are able to
keep all of your remaining weapons and items. Start a
new game with the "cleared game" feature.
If you are low on health spray and herbs
when at the lake take aim at the fish and fire away.
When you hit a fish it floats. Jump in the boat and ride
over the fish and take it. Depending on the size of the
fish it will give you health.
Hint: Lake Shooting
When you are at the lake before you face
Del Lago (the thing in the water) stand on the dock
right before the water and start firing into the water.
The creature will not appreciate this.
Hint: Quick Side Turn
While holding R, tilt the C-Stick left or
right, then quickly release and pull the R trigger
again. You will turn almost instantly towards that
Hint: Get Two Attacks on Saddler
When fighting Saddler, knock him down and
stand near his eyeball head so that the "Knife" action
appears. Shoot him instead and then start tapping "A" to
do the action attack as well.
Hint: Big Money
In the Castle after you get out of the
sewer you will appear at the top of a large ball room
wear there are some monks doing a sacrifice. If you
alert them they all run away but if you throw a grenade
down every single person you kill will drop a spinel or
a los illuminados pendent.
Hint: Green Or White?
Leon can't leave Ashley when he
transitions into a new area (signified by the blurring
effect); however, he can leave Ashley safe in the corner
of a dangerous area then call her over when its safe.
You can instantly tell if Leon is about to leave an area
if the OPEN or context command is printed in green. If
the command is printed in white, Leon will simply open
the door to another section of the area. Use this to
plan out where Leon can leave Ashley to brave the
Hint: Chasing Ashley
The enemies who captures Ashley will seek
to leave by the nearest area exit; these are the exits
that have the "green" OPEN or context command as opposed
to the normal "white" text. If they manage to reach one
of these exits, then the game is over. When leaving
Ashley to do stuff alone, be sure not to leave her near
a green exit door.
Hint: Hide And Wait In The Village
When you first get to the village and you
are having trouble escaping the chainsaw maniacs and
other enemies, you can hide in a safe spot. Go to the
tall tower in the east side of the village (check your
map) and climb up the long ladder. The villagers cannot
climb that particular ladder. This also works when you
need to place Ashley in a safe spot when exploring this
Hint: Defeating Verdugo (Alien/Salazar's
Right Hand) Boss
Not using the RL makes this fight harder,
and in my opinion more fun, so try this if you choose
not to buy a RL or don't have any cash. When you freeze
him get close so the kick option appears, kick him down
and he will stay frozen alot longer, allowing you to
unload more rounds into him. Another tip if your using
the BB when out of ammo freeze him at the next station
reload THEN kick him over, you can still get at least 4
shots off. He will take about about 14 BB rounds at 20
damage a piece and a couple of Leon kicks to the face
before he meets his doom. Plus you get an item worth
11000 Ptas for killing him.
Hint: Church Bell Hijinks
When you get to the graveyard for the
first time, Run up by the church and shoot the bell, 3
not-zombies will come running from where you entered,
shoot, grab items, repeat.
Hint: Avoid Being A Victim Of The Saw
Erly in the game, when Leon first enters
the village, he should avoid the door that belongs to
the building where Leon can get a free shotgun (the
largest northeast building). Simply do not run into the
house that triggers the cutscene. While Leon will still
need to kill zombies to progress, he will not have to
deal with the chainsaw enemies, who may be fairly tough
on the out-set. After the bell rings, feel free to enter
the house and collect the items and shotgun inside.
Easter Egg: King Leon
In chapter 5-3, right before the room
with the lasers, there's a red throne room. Approach the
throne and hit 'A' to have Leon sit upon the throne in
all his glory.
Easter Egg: Capcom Game Promo
Late in the game, Leon will stumble
across a weapon aptly called the Killer 7, an obvious
tip of the hat to Capcom's Killer 7 videogame.
Easter Egg: S.T.A.R.S. Warning
Similar to the FBI Warning on commercial
movies, a S.T.A.R.S. and Racoon City Police Department
warning is in the game. Check out the end of the
Easter Egg: Capcom R.I.P.
In the graveyard just behind the entrance
hall (the one you get to by the door on the stair
landing) go to the fenced area. The camera angle will
show some tomb stones in the foreground. On them is some
Greek lettering. Chi alpha pi chi omicron mu. This
spells out CAPCOM.