How to Play Resident Evil 4 for PC Using a GamePad

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How to Play Resident Evil 4 for PC Using a GamePad
The Resident Evil game series went from video games to the big screen. (zombie 44 image by chrisharvey from

Resident Evil 4 was released on PC, GameCube and PlayStation 2. The GameCube version had the best graphics available, not to mention the best gameplay. The PC version left much to be desired, including controlling your character. Even the instruction manual isn't very helpful when it comes to getting around in the game. After all, it shows a PlayStation 2 controller and acts like it's going to have the same buttons configured as your computer.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Purchase or otherwise acquire a PC gamepad.

  2. 2

    Plug the gamepad into the computer USB port. Insert the CD that accompanied the gamepad into the computer's CD or DVD drive and install the software. This will configure the gamepad for use on the computer.

  3. 3

    Look in your user manual that came with the gamepad. Each button is assigned a number. Correspond the action number to the gamepad buttons.

  4. 4

    Start up Resident Evil 4. Learn which numbered button is assigned to each action under "Options."

  5. 5

    Play the game to get used to the buttons. Having the basics down first will help a lot, but getting into the action will help even more.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have an Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 controller configures really well with this game and would save you the cost of purchasing another gamepad.

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