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Best Resident Evil 4 Remake mods

The best Resident Evil 4 Remake mods will add some spice to Capcom's horror game caper, and we've picked out a few of our favourites.

Resident Evil 4 Remake mods - Leon's face is now replaced with a stunning recreation of Keanu Reeves.

The best Resident Evil 4 mods allow you to customise the game’s tried and tested formula, whether you’re after something silly, useful, or a combination of the two. As you’d expect, the modding community has already created a range of clever tweaks and enhancements to change the base game drastically.

To honour the effort that’s already gone into creating Resident Evil Remake mods, we’ve got a list of some of our favourite additions to one of the best PC games of 2023. So if you’ve experienced everything the vanilla action-adventure game offers but want to spice up your next run, why not consider downloading some of these mods?

Installing Resident Evil 4 Remake mods

Most of the Resident Evil 4 Remake mods require you to have a Nexus Mods account and Fluffy Mod Manager. Not only is a Nexus Mods account essential for Resident Evil 4 Remake, but it’s practically essential when modding PC games due to the sheer number of mods hosted on the website.

Fluffy Mod Manager lets you load multiple mods at once, though you do have to run through a number of steps before you can use the program correctly. The main thing you need to do is use the ‘verify file integrity’ option in Steam before launching the mod manager for the first time. Once you do that, you should be able to use mods without permanently altering any core game files.

The best Resident Evil 4 Remake mods are:

  • No yellow paint
  • Invisible headgear
  • Merchant trades small keys
  • Charm effects
  • Max stack sizes
  • Shrek

No yellow paint

If you’re sick and tired of the developers always telling you where to go and what to do, download the No Yellow Paint mod. Some players find the yellow paint used throughout the remake to be immersion-breaking. While yellow paint-covered barrels may not look distracting in the village at the beginning of the game, it can be weird to see those same barrels in a laboratory on a different island. Experience the game without any handholding by downloading this simple mod.

Invisible headgear

Once you’ve gone through all the hard work to receive the Resident Evil 4 Remake unlockables, you may be disappointed to find that the headgear that has special in-game effects on it looks a bit silly. Fortunately, the invisible headgear mod is here to hide those silly Cat Ears, Deer Antlers, and Chicken Hats so you can enjoy your perks like infinite ammo without sacrificing your carefully considered drip.

Merchant trades small keys

Not every mod has to go above and beyond, sometimes it’s the little things like the Merchant trades small keys mod which can make all the difference. You cannot purchase small keys in the base Resident Evil 4 game, instead, you must find them scattered throughout the village. Unlocking the containers with small keys involves a lot of backtracking because they’re placed in awkward spots, but with this mod, all you need to do is trade some Spinels to the Merchant. This mod allows you to change the value to anything you want, but we think three Spinels for a small key is a perfectly fair price.

Charm effects

Another small mod that gives you the freedom to customise the game to your liking, the base charms aren’t anything to rave about. Sure, they can be helpful and are worth equipping as they provide some benefits, but they could be a lot better with a few tweaks. The Charm Effects mod lets you tweak the values of each charm, so if you feel like you deserve twice the amount of ammo per craft, you can set those values before heading into the game.

Max stack sizes

There’s one aspect of Resident Evil fans tend to either love or hate: the inventory system. Capcom treats the suitcase as a type of minigame, forcing you to carefully consider where to place your valuable items. The Max Stack Sizes mod makes this minigame much easier by modifying the stack size of stackable items, allowing you to carry much more ammo and first aid kits at any given time. The mod even allows you to stack items that couldn’t be stacked before, including eggs, grenades, and resources.


Somebody once told us there’s nothing more terrifying than the Chainsaw Man from Resident Evil 4, but what if I told you he could be even scarier? Introducing the Shrek mod, replacing the Chainsaw Man with the green ogre from the swamp. This appears to be Shrek before the events of the first film, back when he was comfortably embedded in his swamp lifestyle. This is the same Shrek that washes with mud, brushes his teeth with bugs, and terrifies villagers with absolute ease. It’s a sight to behold.

Those are all the best Resident Evil 4 Remake mods so far. It’s not just mods that can add new costumes, and you can see whether the Resident Evil 4 Remake deluxe edition is right for you. Some costumes are only obtainable by completing the horror game at a high rank and difficulty setting, so if you want an idea of how long Resident Evil 4 Remake is, we have a guide on that too.