The first Resident Evil game released in 1996 and more than twenty years later, it has managed to stay relevant despite players' changing interests. One of video games' oldest franchises continues to wow its fan with releases such as the Resident Evil 2 remake and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
The camera view has changed, but the themes have not. It is still about protagonists who combat an evil entity named the Umbrella Corporation. It also pits players against zombies and contains intricate puzzles. The series has a little something for everyone, and this is why it has stood the test of time. This is Resident Evil: ranking 10 games from best to worst. Enjoy!
10 Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Although it is one of the worst games on this list, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is not the worst Resident Evil game of all time. There are more than twenty Resident Evil games in circulation. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a step down from the first, but it does have a good story to give it footing.
Graphically, the game looks splendid, but in this case, graphics weren't enough to make it place higher on this list. Play Resident Evil: Revelations 2 if you want to play a gruesome horror game that becomes a progressively more grueling adventure.
9 Resident Evil 6
Being able to choose between four storylines seemed like a smart move on the part of Capcom. In execution, however, it felt like each storyline was diluted and failed to wow its audience. Resident Evil 6 had so much potential, but it was squandered instead. Still, with characters like Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield, many people will find enjoyment in Resident Evil 6.
It has a little something to enjoy that warrants a playthrough. The action sequences could have been toned down and the story could have been more intriguing, which is why Resident Evil 6 places at number nine on this list.
8 Resident Evil: Revelations
The first Resident Evil Revelations brought back some of those dark moments where it felt like you were alone in the world. It is arguably the best Resident Evil Revelations game out of the two that were made. The setting of Resident Evil Revelations takes place between Resident Evil 4 and 5. Saving the Earth's ocean from a virus requires solving intricate puzzles and masterful zombie shooting. It's okay not to play the second, but the first Resident Evil Revelations is one you can't miss.
7 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Several dull moments hold Resident Evil 7: Biohazard back from reaching its potential, yet the game has enough good qualities to place it high on this list. Graphically, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is exceptional. The story is intriguing at first, slows down, then becomes interesting once again.
Boss battles can be difficult for newcomers to the Resident Evil series, but it feels like an accomplishment when you do finally beat one. Taking a new direction to a more horrific game, it is commendable what Capcom did with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
6 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
With gameplay comparable to the original Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is a masterful Resident Evil title. By today's standards, it remains to be fun. However, it seems like Resident Evil 3: Nemesis needs to be remade for it to appeal to a broader audience like the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Playing Resident Evil 3: Nemesis as Jill Valentine is a thrill ride. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis overlaps the events of Resident Evil 2. Players gain a different perspective on the events that unfold in Raccoon City.
5 Resident Evil HD Remaster
The originals, whether it is movies or video games, are often the best. In this case, the original Resident Evil HD remake is not the strongest entry in the series. The Resident Evil remake doesn't have the polish as the Resident Evil 2 remake, but it was an excellent remake when it was released.
This Resident Evil remake was published in a time where remakes were less common. Loading times are painful, but the game is an enjoyable experience overall because of strong leads like Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine.
4 Resident Evil 5
Trying to play Resident Evil 5 single-player feels a bit wonky due to shaky A.I. Trying to control both Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar is an arduous and repetitive task throughout the game. If playing Resident Evil 5 through co-op, however, it is a joy ride all the way through. Thankfully, Capcom added online co-op to Resident Evil 5 to make it more accessible to gamers.
This time around, players are sent to a fictional African region where they must deal with a zombie outbreak caused by a terrorist group. Resident Evil 5 is a worthy addition to the franchise and is one of the best Resident Evil games of all time.
3 Resident Evil 2 (Original)
Die-hard fans of the series will have no problem going back and completing this game. Newcomers, however, may not appreciate what Resident Evil was when it released. The original Resident Evil 2 has the same intriguing story as the remake, but numerous loading screens take away from the immersiveness of the game.
For those looking to play a retro Resident Evil game, Resident Evil 2 wouldn't be the first choice, but it certainly wouldn't be the last either. Following the stories of Claire and Leon is an unforgettable experience in Resident Evil 2.
2 Resident Evil 2 Remake
In Raccoon City, a zombie outbreak has occurred. Raccoon Police Department rookie Leon has taken a new job of investigating a series of grisly murders. Video game developers will look at Resident Evil 2 for years to come as an example of how to remake a game correctly.
Resident Evil 2 remake takes the best aspects from previous Resident Evil games and combines it with Resident Evil 2's story and locations to create a highly enjoyable experience. Playing through both Leon and Claire's story is recommended to get the most out of Resident Evil 2.
1 Resident Evil 4
Every once in a while, all things lineup and a game hits near perfection. Resident Evil 4 is considered to be one of the greatest games of all time because of its intriguing story, appealing characters, and all-around fun gameplay. It is one of the most ported games in video game history, reaching platforms like the Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 4.
In Resident Evil 4, special agent Leon S. Kennedy is tasked with saving the U.S. president's daughter Ashley Graham. Because it builds on the story of Ada Wong and Leon Kennedy, it is a must-play for Resident Evil fans and any gamers who are fans of the third-person shooter or horror genres.