Resident Evil 4 Remake: Ranking System [Explained]

This guide will help you understand the Ranking System of Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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Ranking System - Resident Evil 4 Remake

Players are assigned a Rank whenever they complete the game’s primary campaign. The four Ranks in the game are S+, S, A, and B. Here, Rank B is the lowest Rank a player can achieve.

S+ is among the most challenging ranks in the game. Different factors like your playthrough time, how many times you saved, and how many times you died in the game contribute to your final Rank. 

Key Takeaways

  • There are four ranks in the game that players can get. These ranks are B, A, S, and S+, starting from lowest to highest.
  • You have to follow certain conditions to achieve higher ranks. Although, most of these ranks only require games to be completed in a specific time.
  • Only the S+ rank has special extra conditions, where players must start with a fresh new game file.
  • The timing constraints vary with different difficulty settings
  • There are also four difficulties in games. These difficulties are Assisted, Standard, Hardcore, and Professional. Here, Assisted is the most accessible game setting, while Professional is the hardest and needs to be unlocked.

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Leon Fighting Hardcore Boss – Image Captured by Gamesual

These Rank systems also encourage speed runners to test their ability within the game. This results in some fantastic gameplay moments that other players can learn from. I wouldn’t consider myself big on caring about Ranks, but getting a good Rank feels suitable for the gamer in me.

B Rank – Lowest Rank

This is the lowest Rank in the game and one of the easiest to achieve. You need to know the game’s basic mechanics to get this Rank.  

How To Get This Rank

These are the time requirements to get the B Rank in the game:

Difficulty Setting Timing Constraint
Assisted Difficulty n/a
Standard Difficulty n/a
Hardcore Difficulty  n/a
Professional Difficulty n/a


There are many rewards for even completing the game on a B rank, as this encourages players to play more of the game. I was personally surprised to see the amount of stuff I had after the end.

You can use the New Game+ feature to carry over the things you collected in your previous game playthrough.

These are the rewards for completing the game with a B rank:

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

A Rank – Average Rank

This is the average Rank most players who know the game will be able to get. Moreover, players are not required to speed run or miss anything to achieve the A rank. I took my time with the game, died a few times, and could still get this Rank. The rewards are also great if you can accomplish this Rank.

Furthermore, the rewards you would earn if you get a rank B are also earned if you get a Rank A. However, the requirement is to play the game on Standard or Professional Difficulty.

How To Get This Rank

These are the time requirements to get the A Rank in the game:

Difficulty Setting Timing Constraint
Assisted Difficulty 15 hours
Standard Difficulty 12 hours
Hardcore Difficulty  10 hours
Professional Difficulty 7 hours


Rank A offers players a massive set of rewards; some of these are cosmetic, while some add to the gameplay. Moreover, the rewards players earn from Rank B are also available if players get this Rank. 

These are the following items given as a reward if the game is completed with a Rank A:

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

S Rank – Good Rank

This is the second-best Rank you can get in the game, and it is not easy. However, the Ranking System in Resident Evil 4 Remake makes the player work hard to achieve this Rank. 

Therefore, players can bid farewell to casual playing. Players would need to grind and speedrun the game to complete the game in the given time.

I would not recommend first-time players try to get this Rank because you would miss out on a lot of world-building.

How To Get This Rank

Difficulty Setting Timing Constraint
Assisted Difficulty 4 hours
Standard Difficulty 5 hours
Hardcore Difficulty  5 hours 30 minutes
Professional Difficulty 5 hours 30 minutes


Players with the S rank will receive all the rewards available at ranks A and B.

S+ Rank – Best Rank

This is one of the most brutal ranks to achieve in Resident Evil 4 Remake. The timing constraints stay the same as the ones you need to achieve the S rank. However, there are a few additional conditions that players need to keep in mind to accomplish the S+ Rank.

You need to start a New Game file to reset your progress altogether. This means you can not use the New Game+ feature here and carry on items from your previous run.

I recommend first trying to get this Rank at a lower difficulty and then working your way up. This will help you learn enemy patterns and remember where the resources are.

How To Get This Rank

Difficulty Setting Timing Constraint
Assisted Difficulty 4 hours
Standard Difficulty 5 hours
Hardcore Difficulty  5 hours 30 minutes
Professional Difficulty 5 hours 30 minutes


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

In Game Difficulty Settings

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Difficulty System – Resident Evil 4 Remake

The Rank requires the player to complete the game within set time constraints. However, these timing constraints vary if you are playing on a different difficulty. 

There are currently four difficulty levels in the game:

  • Assisted
  • Standard 
  • Hardcore
  • Professional

Assisted – For Players Unfamiliar With Action Games

This is the easiest difficulty in the Resident Evil 4 Remake. With this difficulty, players will be given Aim Assist to lock aim automatically on enemies.

When crafting, you will get extra ammo, and the health regeneration will be automatic. Moreover, items will be cheaper at the Merchant’s shop.

If you are new to the whole FPS or horror thing, I recommend you start at this level.

Standard – For Players That Have Not Played The Original 

This difficulty is for players who have not played the original Resident Evil 4 Remake. So the game will drop you a few hints here and there, and the enemies will be slightly easier to kill. This difficulty setting allows you to switch to Assisted in the middle of your playthrough.

Hardcore – For Players That Have Played The Original 

The game will not hold back and drop you right in the middle of the action. The enemies will be much harder to kill, and the ammo will be much more challenging to come by. The items sold at the Merchant Shop will be sold at a slightly increased price.

Professional – The Hardest Difficulty

The Professional difficulty is also unlocked once you have cleared the game. However, completing the game once still does not make it easy for the players.

This difficulty tests your skills as the enemies are much more difficult to kill. All enemy types are built like tanks now; on top of that, the ammo will be scarce, making things even more difficult.

I wouldn’t call this difficulty level for me, but if you like things on a different level, this one’s for you.

My Experience With Ranking System

I had a great time through the Resident Evil 4 Remake campaign. On my first run, I could only get an A rank on Standard Difficulty. Although I had such a great time, I went in for a second run on a higher difficulty to try and get a better Rank.

The game changes much on higher difficulty, so you would not be bored.

My biggest motivator for getting a better Rank was more rewards that I could use on a later run. Therefore, I recommend that players experience the game on their first run and not worry about their Rank. You can always pick up the campaign again knowing everything and try to get a better Rank.

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