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How many chapters in Resident Evil 4? Time to beat & full chapter list

Here’s how many chapters Resident Evil 4 has, so that you can get an idea of how long it will take to beat the remake.



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In anticipation of the remake, many Resident Evil 4 fans are wondering how many chapters are in the game to get a gist of its time to beat.

The Resident Evil 4 Remake is one of 2023’s most exciting releases, as it brings the return of a classic in the survival horror genre, which has started to make a resurgence in recent years.

As players flock to purchase the game, enticed by pre-order bonuses, many are wondering how long the game is, and how many chapters there are to complete.

Resident Evil games are often broken up into chapters, giving players a rough idea of how far through the story they are, Resident Evil 4 is no different, but being one of the franchise’s longer games, what is its time to beat?

How long to beat Resident Evil 4?

According to howlongtobeat, the original 2005 version of Resident Evil 4’s main story takes around 16 hours to complete, which is one of the franchise’s longest games. For those completionists out there, you’re looking more around the 30-hour mark.

In an interview with PC Gamer, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, a producer behind the remake, confirmed that the game will be a very similar length to the original.

That said, the Resident Evil 4 Remake could be shorter or longer than the original as it all depends on how much new content has been added or classic content stripped away. We’ll have a better understanding once the game officially launches on March 24, 2023.

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Resident Evil 4 is one of the longest in the franchise.

How many chapters are there in Resident Evil 4?

Resident Evil 4 has five overarching chapters in the game, but each of these chapters has multiple subchapters.

Here’s a full breakdown of all of the Resident Evil 4 chapters and how many subchapters they have:

Resident Evil 4 chapter list

  • Chapter 1
    • 1-1: First Blood
    • 1-2: Meet the Merchant
    • 1-3: Gone Fishing
  • Chapter 2
    • 2-1: It Came From the Lake / Parasitic Encounter / Extraction
    • 2-2: Road to Freedom
    • 2-3: Through the Troll & Chainsaws / The Fall of the Big Cheese
  • Chapter 3
    • 3-1: The Castle of Evil
    • 3-2: Underground Plague
    • 3-3: The Fallen Comrade
    • 3-4: Ashley’s Adventure
  • Chapter 4
    • 4-1: Flames of Fury / The Right Hand Man
    • 4-2: Bloody Mines
    • 4-3: Cart Ride of Doom
    • 4-4: Castellan’s Last Stand
  • Chapter 5
    • 5-1: Military Complex Infiltration / Science Gone Wrong
    • 5-2: Riding Shotgun
    • 5-3: Been a long time, Comrade / Meet the Assassin
    • 5-4: Aerial Assault
    • Final Chapter: Saddler’s Last Stand / Escape from Plaga Island

The last subchapter in the game is pretty much just one big boss fight, and it is known as the Final Chapter. It’s also important to note that each chapter and subchapter are of varying lengths, with some also being more difficult than others, so keep that in mind.

For more on Resident Evil, check out some of our other pieces below:

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