Best Resident Evil Games (Main Games)

The Top Ten

Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil 4 Product Image

I've played re0-re6 and this is hands down my favorite. I love the challenge of being outnumbered so often during the game and having to think of strategies to eliminate enemies to slowly even the odds. The merchant is a nice touch to the game and a little comic relief also. Being able to buy and upgrade weapons to your liking I thought was a good idea. I specifically bought my PS2 for this game when it came out and its still my favorite today.

Easily the best game of the series. The journey you go through by going through an infected village full of people trying to kill you. Only to head into a castle full of druids. And finally an island based army just to save and bring Claire home. The controls are amazing. And this game just gives you so much action.

Not only is this the best game out of the RE series but it is the best game to ever come out for PS2. RE4 is the example of a perfect game. The graphics, storyline, weapons, game lenght and extras makes for a gamers dream. I will give this game a 10/10 and I have played everything from the golden cassette Zelda for the original nintendo, to Grand Theft Auto, TonyHawk, Metal gear solid, Tomb Raider, NFS, Call of Duty, etc etc.

The best survival horror ever, and one of the greatest games ever. While Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Remake are worthy contenders, RE4 wins for its masterful combination of a shooter and survival horror. If you haven't played this game, please play it. It will be an amazing experience.

Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 2 Product Image

Best SURVIVAL HORROR GAME period also re 4, 5, 6 should of been made under a different title the resident evil games should of never changed from their survival horror roots, to a Hollywood Call of Duty game to attract people who only like shooters. Re2 for the win.

One of the Capcom's masterpiece, a true Resident Evil game. This game actually gave you a relief that the nightmare was finally over when you beated the game. The soundtrack was great too, it builds a huge suspense (especially the theme every time when Mr. X appears).

I think the other resident evil besides its rival resident evil 3 and 1 were the only ones that were real hair raising and mind blowing compare to the newer ones the formula to scare does no longer exists and you have now team mates

The best resident evil game ever made. Capcom nailed it. The atmosphere of the police station was foreboding, the music was creepy. And the first game to feature Leon S. Kennedy. Resident Evil 2 wins. End of story

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Product Image

The Nemesis is the best villain in RE. You are always frightened he's going to come out of no where and attack you. That element was lost after RE3.

This was also the only game to use the, "choose your own adventure" factor. I loved seeing what decisions you made impacted and changed the game. Another dimension that added horror to the game play.

RE3 also gave the quick turn, dodging and good twist. I remember the relief I felt when I got to the bell tower and saw the chopper coming in to save me. Then the Nemesis blowing it up and knowing the game was about to get harder. Great writing! Great fun!

The first RE game I played back when I was about 7. And I enjoy playing it now I'm 23 just as much as I did back then this game has the best boss in any RE games (in my opinion) and even with the crappy graphics its still scary. Its also one of the last TRUE resident evils (except from a couple of side games) as far as I'm concerned 4, 5 and 6 have pretty much killed resident evil off. Yeah their pretty good games but they are not good resident evil games. This one is a true RE classic survival horror

Definitelly the best in the whole franchise! It is in fact, very similar to RE2 but has some advantages over like better graphic, new moves, better sounds/music and this atmosphere of dying Raccoon City. Nemesis is by far, the best villain of all Resident evil games.

Favorite resident evil game, I loved nemesis he was the best, he was so bloody scary and how he follows you everywhere and runs after you... And I love wondering around the dead and lonely city. A beautiful and classic game.

Resident Evil Resident Evil Product Image

Resident Evil Remake is the best Resident Evil because it took everything from the original and updated it. In the remake you can do a 180 turn around, the mansion is lit properly, and the story is tightened up with no loose ends. Resident Evil Remake is the perfect Resident Evil. Very atmospheric, based solely surviving, has the best cast of characters. This game is truly what Resident Evil is all about. While Resident Evil 4 is a good game it is a terrible Resident Evil. It seems like most people on the internet jump on the bandwagon that Resident Evil 4 is perfection and what Resident Evil should be. That game is nothing like Resident Evil there is no need to save progress, no need to save ammo, brightly lit, goofy enemies and a lame ending. Resident Evil 4 is a great over the shoulder shooter that happens to involve Resident Evil 2 Characters but don't be fooled it is nothing of the sort. Play Resident Evil Remake to get a feel of what Resident Evil is.

Resident Evil is the definition of survival horror, you have to be scared and at the same time you have to have that feeling of "I'm gonna die soon", being low on herbs, low on ammo, hell sometimes you couldn't even save game because you didn't have Ink. That's what Resident Evil is about, and you have to remember Resident Evil 1 is the one that created the whole story, and it's also the one with the better characters and most impacting scenes.

I can't believe so many people are rating RE4 as the best, they are probably "newcomers" to the saga. For real, Resident evil with a shop, with 6 weapons, with A LOT of ammo, saving every 2 minutes or even the "re-start" button, a game based on Spain but with Mexicans doing the voice-act? The story was kinda good and the villains were interesting as well, the game is fun but it's nowhere close to the survival horror feeling that previous Resident Evils had. The only RE close to the first one is RE2 but ...more

This is my favourite Resident Evil game along with Resident Evil:The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil:Darkside Chronicles, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 5:Gold Edition, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil : Code Veronica X, Resident Evil Outbreak and Resident Evil Outbreak File #2.

Resident Evil Remake is better than Resident Evil because the graphics are much better than Resident Evil but still I like both them. This game has so many things to do like kill zombies, use weapons to survive, solve puzzles and enjoy the storyline of the game.

This is by far the Best Resident Evil game.
As a fan, and collector of games from this franchise, I can assure you that this game will make you watch every single step, be it by the atmosphere, or the monsters. Monsters here are stupid, but just to some extent. The crimson heads are a complete new challenge.

Worth your time, money and mental health

Resident Evil Code Veronica Resident Evil Code Veronica Product Image

Totally underrated in my opinion. Code Veronica was the start of my interest in Resident Evil. One day, I found it while looking at games for PS2 and wondered what a Resident Evil game was like and popped this game in ASAP. Beautiful soundtrack. And if I’m being honest, one of the hardest Resident Evil games I have played. I have completed every Resident Evil game and I believe that making it to the Tyrant on the airplane with limited ammo forcing you to restart the entire damn game makes this game so difficult. And you are already halfway done with the game at that point. But other than that, I was glad to see a Resident Evil in which Claire’s own journey to find her brother was focused on. I know how I said that this was the beginning of my Resident Evil interest but after playing the others, I appreciate the gap that this game filled. Once again, can we just take some time to appreciate how epic the soundtrack was? Like oh my god the versions of the “Berceuse” played in ...more

Either this or Resident Evil 2. I give this one extra points for being on the best game console ever, the dreamcast. This was such a great game. The story, graphics, and it was just like the old ones. When the series was still survival horror.

It was between this or 2. This for two reasons, it's on the dreamcast (best system) and it was the final installment that was a survival horror game. (Not counting remakes, I'm talking chronologically)

Fantastic classic Resident Evil experience. Great story with several legit twists. If they were to just tighten the script a bit and hire better VA's then it would be perfect.

Resident Evil 5 Resident Evil 5 Product Image

This game was as good as RE 4, maybe even better. Chris came back with awesome look, style. The graphics was brilliant, the story was great

Though this is the game where the franchise jumped the shark, or in this case punched the boulder, it's still a decent game in the series.

The first few missions had a genuine sense of horror to them, but it turned to a standard action game as it went on. Still a good game.

May be the newest title, but is the best, and it brought the T-Virus back in a way that made sense.

Resident Evil 6 Resident Evil 6 Product Image

No matter what people say, even if you hate it or not, you still played it and don't you dare say you didn't crack a smile half-way through, especially playing with a friend.
OF COURSE, it's not old school RE. But let's be serious, now... It had an overall good plot and smooth gameplay.
Let's not mention the characters that were scene-stealers.
So, in the end...

Leon, Ada, Chris and Sherry returns in this Resident Evil game with new characters including Jake Muller and Helena Harper. The zombie monsters are much more scarier and 4 campaign stories are epically awesome!

I love this game! 4 scenarios to play (Leon, Chris, Jake, and Ada) The story is amazing. Oh, and the mini games such as The mercenaries, Agent hunt, predator mode and others are simply awesome!

I don't know why a lot of people are hating on this game it's amazing definitely my favorite in the franchise.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Product Image

This game is totally awesome. You can feel a lot of emotions and the best of all you can play with different characters not the same ones (leon, claire, chris etc..) for me is the best game with new experience and new character.

The best resident evil game ever you can play as all the resident evil characters you know in love and it's awesome

This resident evil game should be in the top 5 it was so much fun I love it more than resident evil 5

I love this one because you can play as all the resident evil characters

Resident Evil: Revelations Resident Evil: Revelations Product Image

RE revelations has always been my #1 and will always have a place in my heart. I remember playing it when I was like 7 on my older brother's 3DS and that was sooo scary to me back then. So since that little memory, I've always loved it.

This is so scary that I have to pause every time I turn a corner so I can be ready for the scare because this has a super creepy atmosphere.

This game is very well orchestrated. A bit scary (you always have to be ready for a creepy sick guy to come out from nowhere). I couldn't say if I like RE4 or RER more.

This was the first Resident Evil game I played. One day I was just playing on my Wii U and I downloaded the demo. Loved the game so then I got the full version.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Product Image

This Should be Top three! Definitely better than 5,6 and many others. So underrated!

Brings back the horror we know and love and is a close contender aside from RE4!

I loved this game! It was between Codename: Veronica, 2, and this one!

This one and the remake oh the second game are the best ones.

The Contenders

Resident Evil Zero Resident Evil Zero Product Image

Love how they told the story from the STARS bravo team perspective via Rebecca Chambers and also the outstanding new character Billy Coen. The game also innovatively introduce character swapping or cooperation between the two characters while ditching the inventory chest system instead, adopt the item dropping system. Very atmospheric, good level and monster design while introducting James Marcus the main villain and the creator of the T-Virus.

Resident evil zero was a great addition to the original franchise introducing the leeches and the beginning of umbrella. It also incorporated new ideas such as the coop options and dropping your items anywhere when you're carrying to much. This is deserving to be in the top 5 of this list.

One of the best resident evil game after nemesis and remake I have ever play

Playing through it right now! It's really good so far. I love how it's placed on a train on the first part too! :D

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Product Image

I thought this was a very interesting resident evil game with having older characters like Barry Burton and Claire Redfield and then having two new characters Moira Burton and 9 year old Natalia.

I played re 5 and nemesis but in comparison this is the first game I see as a true horror game with the sound the dark and all the details that makes you open your eyes widely while playing
Really awesome

I really love the revelations game, both of them, they mix the best of the new games (RE4, 5 and 6) with the old horror and atmosphere. A must have for RE fans.

One of the most underrated games

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Product Image

Best rail shooter games

Loved it really fun

Resident Evil (Gamecube Remake) Resident Evil (Gamecube Remake) Product Image

While the original game hasn't aged well, Capcom decided to remake the game from scratch and re-release it for the Gamecube. Sure it didn't sell very well (Nintendo wasn't known for darker games at the time), but this is the perfect reimagening of the game that started the franchise.

This is just the best. It's the one that actually makes you feel like you're in a survival horror game. Every time you move from one corridor to another there's something to build suspense especially zombies turning into crimson heads

Better visuals, better voice acting, better controls, better scares, better everything. Simply put, a remake done right.

Resident Evil Outbreak Resident Evil Outbreak Product Image

I absolutely loved this game because it showed what all was happening during the beginning of the outbreak where you play as civilians trying to make out alive and the boss in the last two chapters were so difficult.

I really love this game!

Resident Evil Outbreak File 2 Resident Evil Outbreak File 2 Product Image
Resident Evil: Dead Aim Resident Evil: Dead Aim Product Image

This was a great resident evil game

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Product Image

I enjoy this game more than 5 and 6. Classic gameplay, fun for multiplayer.

Better than darkside Chronicles

Resident Evil 2 (2019) Resident Evil 2 (2019) Product Image

The best re game
1. Gameplay
2. Graphics
3. Bosses
4. Costumes
5. Handgun is quite powerful here compare to the original one

1. They JOG not run hence I believe for balancing purposes since mr x is not running
2. The original sounds such as music too is a paid dlc
3. To get the infinite rocket launcher is for pro player at least

Overall the game is on
Re is back
Waiting for re 3 remake And hear that creepy “ staars”

A phenomenal restructure of the second game in the Resident Evil franchise. The newer mechanics with the familiar environment was outstanding. Very interesting gameplay. I recommend this game for any Resident Evil fans. In my opinion, I believe it smart to not start with this game necessarily for some reasons.

Some complain that Mr. X is too hard.

If you know how Resident Evil works, you know that they throw obstacles at you like rice at a wedding. There’s also a fight or flight response that is usually triggered as well. And it is highly suggested that you use the flight method on an enemy that won't budge if you shoot it after the 3rd bullet. So start with the originals to see how you must conserve ammo and how you might need to run instead of killing everything you see.

Some say that the zombies are bullet sponges

Yes, I will agree that many encounters on this game make you feel as if you wasted a ton of bullets. But once again, Resident Evil players ...more

My favorite Resident Evil video game, and I've played all of them except Resident Evil Gaiden, but no one hardly talks about that one... 😆

Great remake they got rid of the camera they made mr x cool but scary
The kickers are still annoying the music is great overall great remake they Better remake resident evil 3 nemesis

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries Resident Evil: The Mercenaries Product Image

Not as good as Revelations but it's still pretty awesome.

Really fun resident evil game

Resident Evil: Survivor Resident Evil: Survivor Product Image

Best Resident Evil ever.

Resident Evil Gaiden Resident Evil Gaiden Product Image

Good re game for gameboy

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