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Resident Evil 4: The Mercenaries

The Mercenaries is a free expansion to the survival horror game Resident Evil 4. It introduces a new game mode revolving around combat, killing enemies quickly and achieving high scores.

This is Resident Evil 4 expansion pack.

Action | TPP | survival horror | zombie | reeditions/remasters/remakes | action adventure

Resident Evil 4: The Mercenaries Release Date

07Apr2023

PC PS4 PS5 XSX

developer: Capcom publisher: Capcom Official website

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Resident Evil 4: The Mercenaries is a free DLC to Resident Evil 4, a remake of the iconic 2005 survival horror game. It was developed by Capcom.

Mechanics

The DLC re-introduces a new mode to RE4, that being already iconic The Mercenaries. The mode emphasizes sheer action, focusing on killing hordes of enemies and achieving high scores. There's a time limit on each map, which can be extended by killing foes. There are also combos, initiated by killing several enemies in a short period of time, which activate score multipliers and add more time.

The Mercenaries offers three maps (Village, Castle and Island), each based on a location from the base game's campaign. Each battlefield was redesigned to fit the mode's action focus. There are also plenty of new features to make use of in combat, such as cannons in the Castle and turrets on the Island.

The DLC offers a roster of playable characters, each with unique gear. At first, the only character available is Leon S. Kennedy, the main protagonist of the campaign. The other characters (Luis Serra, Jack Krauser and Hunk) can be unlocked by reaching score thresholds on specific maps. Each playable character has access to the so-called Mayhem Mode, which temporarily increases their offensive capabilities. It can be activated by filling a special meter, which rises automatically, but its growth can be accelerated by killing foes.

Game modes

Just like the base game, the DLC is only playable in singleplayer.

Technical aspects

The Mercenaries is not a standalone expansion and requires the base version of Resident Evil 4 to function.

Last updated on 11 April 2023

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions Resident Evil 4: The Mercenaries: 18+

Resident Evil 4: The Mercenaries System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / Radeon RX 560 or better
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 8 GB GeForce GTX 1070 / Radeon RX 5700 or better
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Ultra:
  • (ray tracing) Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 8 GB GeForce RTX 2070 / Radeon RX 6700 XT or better
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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