Resident Evil HD Remaster PC vs PS4 Screenshot Comparison: PS4 Version Compressed Vertically

Fahad Arif
Posted 2 years ago

One of the most remembered game that was originally added to the GameCube’s catalog back in 1996, Resident Evil is finally out on PC and all the major video game platforms in all its high-definition glory. Sticking to its original structure, the latest HD remaster of the game improves on the praised 2002 “REmake,” and allows the fans to enjoy the intense horror experience once again. Resident Evil HD Remaster performs quite well on both the latest consoles and PC, however, there obviously are several notable differences, which you can check out in the PC vs PlayStation 4 screenshot comparison of the game shared below.

Resident Evil HD Remaster PC vs PS4 Screenshot Comparison Shows Notable Differences, and Typical PS4 Visual Blur

Instead of releasing a brand new installment in its creepy survival horror video game series, Capcom decided to go first with a HD remaster of the very first game in the Resident Evil series that was released back in the 20th century and was later refitted for GameCube in 2002 and Nintendo Wii in 2008. Fans of the series can now once again experience the intense horror and substantiated gameplay with Resident Evil HD Remaster that was launched a couple of days ago on PC and latest as well as the last-gen video game consoles.

Running at full HD 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second on the latest video game consoles, Resident Evil HD Remaster features significantly upgraded graphics resolutions and textures. The in-game characters and backgrounds hold greater detail and the environments feel richer. Capcom has not only improved greatly on graphics, but the tense sound effects that add to all of the horror adventure have also been completely remastered with 5.1 surround support for better gameplay experience.

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Resident Evil HD Remaster runs and looks solid on PC and both the latest video game consoles, however, once maxed out on PC (doing so isn’t too difficult), the game clearly puts out better textures and detail compared to the PlayStation 4 version. The smooth 60fps also adds to the PC version with better shadows in certain areas, although you can note some dithering in some places. Suffering with the typical blur, the PlayStation 4 version seems to be compressed vertically. Courtesy of HardcoreGamer, you can check out how the game looks like side-by-side on PC and PlayStation 4 in the screenshot comparison shared below.

Note that the screenshot on the top in each pair is from PlayStation 4 version of the game, and the one below it comes from the PC version.


Resident Evil HD Remaster also allows players to choose between the classic 4:3 ratio or a custom 16:9 widescreen mode that scrolls with the action. The widescreen is actually just a zoomed in camera shot, which means there is more picture on the screen with the classic selection, though you have to bear with the black bars that appear on the sides. Below, you can check out a comparison between the classic 4:3 and 16:9 widescreen mode on each platform. Note that the first two screenshots are from the PC version of the game and the bottom pair is from the PlayStation 4.

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