Easy Boss Battles
At any boss battle you fight (don't try this tip on small battles like J.J. and the Bella Sisters) bring a rocket launcher. I was reading other entries and can't believe that people haven't found out about it. All bosses can be brought down by one shot from the rocket launcher.
At the El Gigante part, just shoot it once with the rocket. You don't have to do that stupid run up and cut. One shot and it dies.
At the Lake, just fight it out using those spears. They really should have thought that part out more at Capcom.
When fighting Cheif Mendaz, shoot him with the shotgun until his legs fall off. Then shoot him with the rocket. At the end, his legs will still be walking when he is dead if you can do it fast enough.
When fighting Salazar's right hand, wait for him to come down and fight, and knock over the nearest tank when he is close and shoot him once with the rocket.
When fighting Salazar, I suggest to shoot his eye with a magnum and when he is open, shoot him with the rocket. Watch out though, because he will still attack while you are aiming.
When fighting It, just keep moving at the part with the huge cages. When you get to the part with the cave, just shoot him with the rocket. If you have a lot of ammo, though, use the shotgun to save a couple bucks.
Now, you fight Krauser. Krauser is difficult. At the first part, I suggest moving up the ladder in the small room and shoot him with the shotgun. When he disappears, open the door. At this next part, keep running and dodgind his shots. When you get the the symbol thing, get under cover until he comes down. When he does that, start blasting him, move the statue and run to the now opened door. Go through that part and don't respond. Go up the stairs and all that stuff, and when he attacks again, dodge him and try to get him down on his knees, a bit away from you. Shoot him with the rocket launcher and then start shooting him with a magnum or a shotgun if he survives, which he often does. Run and open the door.
When you get to Saddlar, don't shoot him immediatly like in the other hints. No offense. Hit one of his eyes on his legs and when he gets down, shoot him in the eye with the rocket, so you don't have to get close and knife him several times. Then shoot him with the special rocket.
When you win the game, I suggest saving up for the Infinite Rocket Launcher. Once you get that, you can blast the smaller bosses and when you shoot people, the explode. It never gets entertaining. And instead of using the special rocket launcher in the final battle, you can just keep shooting him with the IRL and sell the special rocket launcher. It isn't worth much compared to other weapons, so i don't advise it if you have to clear out room.
Q34: I'm having trouble at the first Village near the beginning of the game. Any tips?
A. This part can be tough for a player who is new to RE4.
Well, for starters... don't enter the two story house or go down the small path near the two story house unless you'd like to face-off with Dr. Salvador. Instead, climb the tower and constantly drop down and climb it again until the time is up... or for a "less cheap" way, enter the house directly across from the two story building and shoot a hole in the bottom of the wooden door. With that, you can then see the enemies coming and know when to aim low and slash them with the Knife. After a certain number of enemies are dead (or a certain amount of time passes), a cutscene will play.
However, if you'd like to hold up in the two story house make use of the bookshelves/dressers. They can be moved in front of windows/doors to keep the Ganados out of the house for a bit longer. During that time, run upstairs and grab the shotgun on the wall. Because Dr. Salvador will be on the loose, you may want to save those shells for him... but it also works great for groups. Feel free to lob a grenade at a cluster of them as well to take out as many as possible. Once you kill enough enemies, the cutscene will play.
Q35: Can the cows die?
A. Yes, they can. Be careful though, they are feisty.
Q36: Can you die by getting your leg caught in the bear traps?
A. No, you can't. But your health can go to zero if you constantly run into them. My advice would be to check the ground often for traps.
Q37: Is the scared dog in the farm area the same dog I saved from the bear trap earlier?
A. No, it isn't.
Q38: Why can't I suplex this Ganado? I can do it just fine on the Zealots and Soldiers...
A. You can only suplex Zealots in the Castle and Soldiers on the Island. It can't be done to the Ganados of the Village.
Q39: What happened to Leon's jacket?
A. A Ganado stole it. This is revealed in Ada’s bonus game, Separate Ways. Unfortunately, SW is on every version of RE4 except the GC one. =(
Q40: What's with the fish before the Cemetery?
A. If you have the patience, you can shoot and sell them to the Merchant. It's not really worth it to keep them for healing "items" because they take up space, but that's also an option if you choose to do so.
Q41: I can't figure out this puzzle behind the church. What's the solution?
A. Rotate the dial in this order: 3-3-3-4-4-4-3.
Q42: I keep hitting the trees floating in the lake during the boss fight with Del Lago. Any advice?
A. Yeah, sure. Simply use the analog stick to move the boat in the direction you need to go in order to dodge the trees.
Q43: El Gigante is giving me some problems, and I need some words of advice. Have any for me?
A. Use a high powered weapon (maybe the Bolt Action Rifle if you are quick) and shoot him in the face. Once he falls to the ground, his Plagas will sprout from his massive back. Approach El Gigante and climb up to slash the knife at his weak spot. Do this 2-3 more times and he'll go down in a heap. Be aware that a dodge command will come up if you are in range of being fallen on.
If you saved the dog in the bear trap near the beginning of the game, it will make this fight somewhat easier since Hewie (the dog making a cameo from Haunting Ground) will distract El Gigante letting you get some free shots on the beast.
Q44: How do I get across on the chandelier in the Church?!
A. You've got to be kidding me. No? You're not? Okay then... as soon as you jump onto the chandelier, tap the Action button immediately and Leon will get across with ease.
Q45: I can't figure out the Red, Green, Blue puzzle inside of the Church. What do I do?
A. If you'll notice the Los Illuminados symbol is clear, so it's really an easy "puzzle." But if you are still having problems, here's how many times you need to turn each one: