10 Video Game Entries That Drastically Changed The Formula

9. Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4

Like Fallout, the Resident Evil franchise has gone through a few major changes. Some for the better and some for the Resident Evil 6. While there are a number of fundamental changes we could point to in the franchise’s history we’re going to go with a positive formula switch up and that came with Resident Evil 4. This entry is commonly accepted to be the perfect Resi game and while the subsequent games were anything but bad, Resi 4 had a special kind of magic.

This magic was generated through a specific blend that combined the best elements of survival horror, action, and adventure gaming.

While Resident Evil 7 would come along to shake things up all over again years later, you can’t discount the impact of Resi 4 dropping the old school isometric view and refocusing on epic setpieces and pivotal narrative moments while retaining the survival horror dread and intense feeling of vulnerability.


Likes: Collecting maiamais, stanning Makoto, dual-weilding, using sniper rifles on PC, speccing into persuasion and lockpicking. Dislikes: Escort missions.