Resident Evil 4 Remake: Ranking System Explained

Everything you need to know about the ranking system in Resident Evil 4.

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Ranking system

The Resident Evil 4 remake has maintained its old tradition of having a ranking system in the game. There are four ranks that the game assigns: S+, S, A, and B, where the most challenging one is S+. Every player receives their ranking after they have finished the game.

This guide will cover the complete ranking system of Resident Evil 4 Remake and the rewards given to the players. Completing the game under the requirement is a condition you must meet if you are looking to get these reward items. Let’s look at what they are.

Key Takeaways

  • There are four ranks: A, B, S, and S+ In RE4 Remake.
  • The rank is assigned based on how quickly the game is completed.
  • Every rank has time constraints that should not be crossed for that rank. For instance, to get S+ Rank, you must finish the game in Professional mode in under five and a half hours.
  • A player gets certain rewards based on their rank in the game.
  • To get a higher ranking, you must speed up the story at a faster pace
  • A better way of approaching this is to complete the game once on the lowest Difficulty so you know about all the enemies and the storyline.

Importance Of Ranking System

Resident Evil 4 Remake Gameplay | Captured By: VeryAliGaming

The most critical factor in determining a player’s ranking is the time it takes to finish the game, along with other factors like shot accuracy and total game saves. These variables reveal a player’s level of expertise; the ranking shows their understanding of this game, and a higher ranking fosters a sense of achievement.

When a player’s game improves due to challenging circumstances, playing for a higher ranking also boosts a player’s skill level. Rankings come with a tangible advantage as well. The player receives more and better weapons and other goods that aid in-game completion with a higher ranking in the game, such as the Gas Mask, which provides Aim assist against all the enemies you face.

When striving for a rank in the game, it is crucial to understand the increase in the difficulty level of enemies as they appear. The game has four difficulty levels: Assisted, Standard, Hardcore, and Professional. Each level of Difficulty has a set time limit for completion. The ranks and requirements for each are listed below.

leon aiming on the enemy's head
Leon in the 1st Chapter | Picture Credits: VeryAliGaming

S+ Rank

This is the best rank of the game, and every serious player will be targeting to achieve this after game completion. Therefore, it also demands the most stringent conditions to complete the game. The played time must be under the limits mentioned here.


  • Assisted Difficulty – 4 hours
  • Standard Difficulty – 5 hours
  • Hardcore Difficulty – 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Professional Difficulty – 5 hours 30 minutes

The limitation in getting the S+ ranking is that a player cannot use New Game+ to retain their previous items with any difficulty. Therefore, always start a new file. Note that professional difficulty playtime restricts a player not to save the game file more than 15 times, making it more challenging for players to meet the requirements.


  • Deer Antlers
  • Fox Tail
  • Chicken Hat
  • Cat Ears

The rewards also vary with the Difficulty of the game.

S Rank


  • Assisted Difficulty – 4 hours
  • Standard Difficulty – 5 hours
  • Hardcore Difficulty – 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Professional Difficulty – 5 hours 30 minutes


The rewards will be the same as the ones received in ranking A and B.

A Rank


  • Assisted Difficulty – 15 hours
  • Standard Difficulty – 12 hours
  • Hardcore Difficulty – 10 hours
  • Professional Difficulty – 7 hours

Players can use New Game+ as an assist tool when aiming to complete the game.


  • Knitted Cap
  • Iron Helmet
  • Square Glasses
  • Ashley’s Knight Armor outfit
  • Chicago Sweeper

All rewards of B ranking are also offered on Professional and Standard Difficulty of rank A

B Rank


Note that there are no time limits to obtain a B rank. Completing the storyline is enough for players to achieve the B rank. The only obstacle to passing for B rank is to know your enemies and the counters against them, so you can quickly eliminate them. Moreover, solving puzzles can be learned on the spot, but it’s a bonus if you know their solution beforehand.


  • Mafia outfit
  • Jacket
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Face Guard
  • Skull Mask
  • Foam Mask
  • Eye patch
  • Flight cap
  • Hand cannon
  • Flight helmet
  • Surgical mask

Ending Notes

This is all about the ranking system of the Resident Evil 4 remake. Players that like challenges enjoy playing on higher difficulty settings. The rewards you get upon game completion have specific advantages that help you during the gameplay when you equip them. Since you have reached here, follow VeryAliGaming for molpful guides on the Remake.

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