Top 10 Best Resident Evil Games

The Top Ten
1 Resident Evil 4

I have played all Resident Evil games, but this one is special. The game scenarios are depicted beautifully. You feel like you are in a village. The zombies look more like real people. Leon is a typical hero. The story was great too. The weather in this game is always foggy or misty, which adds to the horror. You feel the fear if you are playing it for the first time.

The story is divided into three parts: Village, Castle, and Island. The castle is depicted beautifully. Finally, no one forgets the Merchant (What are you buying, stranger?). It's like this game took place in a fantasy world. Resident Evil 5 may look more realistic, but that just kills the fear and fun part.

2 Resident Evil 2

Leon's beginning. The best character in the Resident Evil series. He is so good he is mentioned in games he is not in.

For example, in Resident Evil 5: "Not like any zombie I've ever seen, it's like the Kennedy report."

Or in Resident Evil Code: Veronica X: "She sent Leon an email and he sent Chris."

The scariest, the most suspenseful, best story, beautiful graphics/art/design. The difficulty level was perfect. The most genuine and real Resident Evil experience of all time. It was better than 4.

One of Capcom's masterpieces, a true Resident Evil game. This game actually gave you relief that the nightmare was finally over when you beat the game.

The soundtrack was great too. It built huge suspense, especially the theme every time Mr. X appears.

3 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

The Nemesis is the best villain in RE. You are always frightened he's going to come out of nowhere 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 how the decisions you made impacted and changed the game. Another dimension that added horror to the gameplay.

RE3 also gave the quick turn, dodging, and good twists. 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 blew it up, and I knew the game was about to get harder. Great writing! Great fun!

4 Resident Evil

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 on surviving, with 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, it is brightly lit, has 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.

5 Resident Evil Code Veronica

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. I popped this game in ASAP.

Beautiful soundtrack. And if I'm being honest, it's 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 game, makes this game so difficult. And you are already halfway done with the game at that point.

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 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? The versions of "Berceuse" played in many parts of the game are so powerful and have so much emotion. From the piano roll to the music box variations, the melody will be stuck with you for a while.

If you ever get an opportunity to buy this game, you will not regret it. As frustrated as you may get, give it time and patience, and you will soon see why I consider it such a good game.

6 Resident Evil (2002)

Amazing Resident Evil game! This is the scariest one in my opinion. From the setting to the crimson heads, Lisa Trevor, and the tyrant. Also, this has Jill, Chris, and Wesker in it.

Not just the best remake ever - one of the best games ever.

This game is so creepy because of the crimson heads and Lisa Trevor.

7 Resident Evil 5

This or Revelations 2 is the best game. This one is awesome. It's not a scary game. It's more about the action. You know? How a game is supposed to be. If you are looking for horror, then go watch a movie.

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 into a standard action game as it went on. Still a good game.

8 Resident Evil: Revelations

RE Revelations has always been my #1 and will always have a place in my heart. I remember playing it when I was 7 on my older brother's 3DS, and that was so scary to me back then. 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.

9 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Now, I admit that this is the only Resident Evil game that I have played, so I'm not the person to ask which game in the franchise is my favorite. However, what I do find surprising is the fact that as I am currently typing this, Resident Evil 6 is ranked higher than Resident Evil 7. I have never played the sixth game, so I can't weigh in my opinion here, but based on all the criticism that Resident Evil 6 gets, I am surprised it is ranked higher.

In my opinion, this was a fantastic game that made me feel multiple emotions while playing and was just generally fun to play. I also connected with the characters and SPOILERS, I felt sorry for all of the characters except for Lucas, as he was a despicable person.

Overall, I wish that I could erase my memories of the game so I could play it again and experience all those emotions again. Excellent work, Capcom. Keep it up.

10 Resident Evil Zero

Love how they told the story from the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team perspective via Rebecca Chambers and the outstanding new character Billy Coen. The game also innovatively introduced character swapping and cooperation between the two characters while ditching the inventory chest system and adopting the item dropping system.

Very atmospheric, with good level and monster design, it also introduced James Marcus, the main villain and 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 co-op options and dropping your items anywhere when you're carrying too much.

This deserves to be in the top 5 of this list.

The Contenders
11 Resident Evil 6

No matter what people say, even if you hate it or not, you still played it. Don't you dare say you didn't crack a smile halfway 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 forget the characters that were scene-stealers.

So, in the end... BEST RE GAME EVER!

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

12 Resident Evil 2 (2019)

A phenomenal restructuring of the second game in the Resident Evil franchise. The newer mechanics combined with the familiar environment are outstanding. Very interesting gameplay. I recommend this game for any Resident Evil fan. However, I believe it is smart to not start with this game for several 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. It is highly suggested that you use the flight method on an enemy that won't budge if you shoot it after the third 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 in this game make you feel as if you wasted a ton of bullets. But once again, Resident Evil players would know that you might want to save that magnum ammo for that huge boss battle between you and G Stage 3.

Some complain about the knives breaking. Yes, knives break. Deal with it. That's a new one, though. That has never really been a problem until this game. But it's kind of the same deal: you just need to know when to use things. I understand that sometimes you are trying to avoid a zombie and you get grabbed. Unless you want to stay in caution for the next half of the game (assuming you've used every herb somehow), it is preferable that you stab that zombie with your knife. Or you can find all Mr. Raccoons scattered around each story/scenario to unlock the infinite knife.

Take this all with a grain of salt, however. If you aren't a Resident Evil fan or player, you can still play this game. But if you complain about any of the aforementioned situations, then maybe the survival horror genre is not for you.

13 Resident Evil Outbreak

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

14 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

Underrated and must be praised more!

15 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

This is an awesome RE game right here. Super fun and action-packed.

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 like Leon, Claire, and Chris.

For me, it is the best game with a new experience and new characters.

I love this one because you can play as all the Resident Evil characters.

16 Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

Graphics are pretty good, and I like how they brought back some of the classic maps.

17 Resident Evil Village
18 Resident Evil Outbreak File 2
19 Resident Evil 4 (2023)
20 Resident Evil: Dead Aim
21 Resident Evil (Gamecube Remake)

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 reimagining 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.

22 Resident Evil 3 (2020)
23 Resident Evil: Director's Cut

Best Resident Evil game ever made!

24 Resident Evil: Revelations 2

I love this game so much. It's not mindless shooting like Call of Duty. It actually has an interesting story, and the characters are good. If you like games with an interesting story and action, I highly recommend this game. You can also play co-op with somebody else.

I love how this game combines puzzles with action. Puzzle is my favorite video game genre, so I think that's why I love this franchise so much. Don't let the cover fool you. This game is not just mindless killing. If you have a friend, you should both have fun playing this.

25 Resident Evil: The Mercenaries

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

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