How does the Resident Evil 4 remake inventory system work?

Ganado in Resident Evil 4 remake.

Ganado in Resident Evil 4 remake.
March 24, 2023: With the Resident Evil 4 remake out now, we updated our inventory guide!

Since it differs a little from the original game, this Resident Evil 4 remake inventory system guide will be helpful if you've just started playing. Resident Evil 4 remake has a realistic inventory system that looks like an attache case. Fans will remember it from the original game, but it's had something of a revamp.

Below, we will also tell you about new features that will be added to the remake’s inventory system. That way, you can dive into the classic survival horror adventure knowingly exactly how to find your items.

If you are looking for more information about this game, make sure to check our guide on how to get the Resident Evil 4 Remake preorder bonus. Also, we've got an article on whether or not Resident Evil 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch, as well as if it's on Game Pass.

How does the inventory system work in Resident Evil 4 remake?

The original Resident Evil 4 is known for its cool inventory system. It looks like an attache case that your character constantly opens and uses to keep various items. So, its visual design is simple and stylish, and most Resident Evil 4 fans love it. You had to balance your case's capacity by rotating items to reduce the amount of blocks used up.

Now we've played the game, we can confirm that the remake keeps the original inventory design. Your character still wields an attache case where you can keep your weapons, healing items, ammo, and other useful things.

When you open your inventory, you see lots of squares that fill the attache case’s space like a grid. All items in this game occupy a certain amount of these squares. For example, a shotgun requires more space than a box of pistol ammo. You can put all of these items horizontally or vertically, and sometimes the inventory management in this game may remind you of Tetris.

Leon's attache case containing items in the Resident Evil 4 remake.
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What inventory tabs are available in Resident Evil 4 remake?

There are five different tabs of the Resident Evil 4 inventory. Here is the list of them:

Items tab

This is the simplest one. It opens the attache-like inventory we’ve already covered in this guide.

Treasures tab

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Opens a tab with treasures. You can find these items in various secret areas, and some of them can be combined into more valuable treasures. For example, if you get a grail with a few special sockets then you should try to put some gems in them. After that, you will be able to sell such a treasure for a higher price.

Keys tab

In this tab, you will be able to look at all the keys you’ve found during your playthrough. These are special quest items that help you to open certain doors and access various areas, but they don't take up storage space. Once used and no longer required, you can sell them to the Merchant.

Craft tab

This is the new feature. Resident Evil 4 remake allows players to craft ammunition and more. The original game gives you an opportunity to craft only healing items by mixing various herbs, which makes a return here, alongside the ability to make yourself new ammo.

Documents tab

This is the last tab in your inventory, where you will find various files and documents. These are the things that can tell you about the game’s lore, plot, and other pickups you'll get across the world.

As you can see, Resident Evil 4 remake has the old inventory system with a couple of new features. The original inventory makes the game more immersive and atmospheric, and we are happy to see that it wasn’t changed in the remake! If you are looking for more on the game, then be sure to check out our Resident Evil 4 remake Saddler boss guide. Good luck!

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