How to play Resident Evil 4 Remake demo: Platforms & length

James Busby
Chainsaw man in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Capcom has made a free demo of the recently released Resident Evil 4 Remake available to play. If you want to check out some of the gameplay before purchasing the full release, here’s everything you need to know about the Chainsaw demo.

The Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Chainsaw demo gives fans the chance to play an early section of the story and try the new mechanics and features before diving into the entire game.

The short experience puts players in the shoes of Leon S Kennedy as he approaches the village of Valdelbos, and has to avoid the terrifying clutches of the iconic Chainsaw man.

If you’re still debating whether to purchase the Resident Evil 4 Remake and want to give the demo a try first, our hub has everything you need to know.


How to download & play the demo

Resident Evil 4 Remake village location
The Resident Evil Village Remake demo allows players to explore the starting village.

In order to play the demo, you’ll need to head over to the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, or Steam, and search for the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo. It can also be found on the game’s official store page as well. 

Once you’ve found it, simply click the download button and wait for it to finish installing on your desired platform. As soon as the demo has finished downloading, you be able to play through a section of the first chapter where Leon first enters Valdelobos. 

There’s even a little surprise for fans of the original at the end of the experience, so it’s well worth taking a dive. 

What platforms is the demo available on?

The Resident Evil 4 Remake demo is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. If you’re a PC player looking to delve into the action, then you can do so by visiting the game’s Steam page. 

How long is the demo?

The Resident Evil 4 Remake Demo can be played at your own leisure.

The demo can be finished in 20 mins, but this will largely depend on your overall skill. Of course, if you’re familiar with the title, your completion time could be even quicker. 

To make matters even better, there is no time limit. This means you can blast zombies, tweak graphics settings, and get to grips with the game’s new mechanics for as long as you want. 

For more Resident Evil content, check out the following guides below:

How to play Resident Evil 4 Remake demo: Platforms & length | Does Resident Evil 4 Remake have New Game Plus? | How long is Resident Evil 4 Remake? Chapters & completionist run | Is Resident Evil 4 Remake coming to Xbox Game Pass? | Will Resident Evil 4 Remake be on Steam Deck? | Where to find a Gold Chicken Egg in RE4 Remake | All Resident Evil games in order | Resident Evil 4 Remake Achievements & Trophies List

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