Tips For Playing the Resident Evil 4 Remake Chainsaw Demo

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Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo is a lot of fun but if you’re having problems beating it, here are a few tips to help you out.

The newly-released Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo starts off slow but it ends with you facing a whole village square full of Ganados. Plus, it’s not called the Chainsaw Demo for nothing. And you’re not the one with the chainsaw. But luckily, we’ve got some tips to help.

So what do you do? Firstly, if you just want to blast your way through it, there’s a sneaky way of getting your hands on a submachine gun. Before you open the main village doors, discard everything in your inventory.

Then, sneak your way over to the previously covered well and you’ll find a submachine gun and plenty of ammo down below. The gun carries over to other playthroughs as well. But if you want to play “properly”, here’s what to do:

Use stealth

If you sneak around, you should be able to creep up on a few villagers and stealth kill them.


Before you take on the villagers, sneak into any buildings you can find and pick them clean of their contents. It also helps to know the lay of the land.

Don’t let yourself get boxed in

Some houses in the village have windows you can leap through, but there are at least two where escape is near impossible, once the villagers track you down. So do your best to ensure you don’t get cornered or boxed in anywhere that you can’t escape from.

Stun enemies with a shot to the face

Shoot enemies in the face to stun them. Then, run up and melee attack them. Melee attacks also do damage to any enemies next to them.

Stealth kill where possible

If one Ganados spots you, run up to them and stealth kill them. You have a window of a second, maybe two in which you can stealth kill them from the front.

Wait it out if necessary

You can wait the villagers out. You don’t have to do them any damage, even the chainsaw guy. Four minutes or so after they first attack, the bell will ring and the demo will end.

Find the ladder

Find the room with the ladder. There’s a tall-ish building which has a ladder and a loft in it. If you step too far away from the ladder you’ll fall through the floor. But if you stay by it, you can kill the Ganados as they climb up one by one.

Get the hang of parrying with your knife

Ideally, you don’t want to be that close to the villagers but if they do attack, parrying with your knife is an alternative to just shooting them. Also, don’t rely on your knife for dealing damage all the time but getting a couple of slashes in can save you a few bullets.

Slash any downed enemies

Some enemies can be down but not out. Stand close and use R2 to kill them.

And those are some tips which, if you’re playing the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo, you should find handy. Have fun!

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