Resident Evil 4 remake follows Leon Kennedy on his quest to find and rescue Ashley Graham, the president's daughter, from the clutches of an infected cult. Shortly after beginning his mission, he arrives at a rundown village, where he must fight his way through hoards of unhinged villagers. Defeating these foes can be challenging, but avoiding their attacks is even harder.
It's quite easy to get surrounded by enemies while playing through each chapter of RE4 remake, so players will need to know how to avoid getting hit. Dodging can be especially helpful during situations like this, but it isn't always easy to do. There are several ways to avoid taking damage in RE4 remake, but dodging is arguably the most reliable.
How To Dodge In Resident Evil 4 Remake
Players will be taught the basics of dodging during Chapter 1, but putting the ability to good use can be a little tricky, especially for players who are only just familiarizing themselves with Resident Evil 4 remake's combat system. Thankfully, the Village fight sequence that takes place shortly into the first chapter can serve as a great area to practice the skill.
When an enemy is about to perform a dodgeable attack, the Evade prompt will appear on the screen. This prompt will only remain on the screen for a brief moment, so it's important to pay attention in order not to miss it. There are also some enemies who, when attacking, will not offer a button prompt. Depending on the attack they are performing, they can sometimes be avoided by making Leon crouch.
Other Ways To Avoid Attacks In Resident Evil 4 Remake
While dodging is one of the best ways to avoid taking damage in Resident Evil 4 remake, there are also a few other moves players should know if they want to avoid being hit. Though these moves aren't nearly as reliable as dodging, they are sometimes necessary in certain situations.
Shooting Weapons In Midair
Some of the enemies in Resident Evil 4 remake will use throwable weapons to attack. To avoid getting struck by these projectiles, Leon should move out of the way, but he can also shoot the weapon in midair to cause it to fall.
Parrying With Knives
Though it isn't always the best way to avoid taking damage, parrying with knives can be an extremely helpful strategy for when players feel they have no other options. When the option to parry is available, a prompt will appear next to the knife symbol at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. These prompts, like the dodging prompts, are brief, so players will have to act fast whenever they appear.
Parrying can be a great way to avoid taking damage, but since knives can break, the option to parry won't always be available. The Primal Knife, once obtained, can be used indefinitely without breaking, but acquiring it will take some serious effort.
It may not be as groundbreaking as shooting weapons in midair, but running away from enemies is one of the best ways to avoid getting hit. In most scenarios, this tactic can be used to escape large swarms of enemies, but there are a few instances where running just won't work.
A handy way to slow enemies down while using this strategy is to bait them into attacking. Just as their attack animation begins, Leon can back away to avoid getting struck, leaving the enemy behind.
Resident Evil 4 remake is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.