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 as a typical hero. The story was great too. The weather in this game is always foggy or misty which add to the horror. You feel the fear if you playing it for the first time. The story divided into three parts:Village, Castle, Island. The castle is depicted beautifully. Finally, no one forgets the Merchant(What are you BUYING, stranger). Its like this game took place in a fantasy place. Resident Evil 5 may look more realistic but that just kills the fear and fun part.

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.

I love how there are people here that commented on RE4 supposedly not being the best, but by doing so had to vote for it. RE4 is a timeless classic and one of the greatest games ever made!

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.

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, Resident evil 5 "not like any zombie I've ever seen its like the Kennedy report" or 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 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).

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

3 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

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!

I cannot express how many emotions this game put me through. I swear. One second I was super focused, then I'm out because Nemesis is legit behind me. I'd be trying to get somewhere and then I'd hear, "STARS." RE3 was downright survival horror and I loved it so much. I am hoping for a remake of this soon because people thought that Mr. X was bad... Wait until they get a load of a tyrant that can run, has long distance tentacles to poison you, and carries a rocket launcher at times! Also can't forget about the screwed up music box song that my sister and I laughed at for about 10 minutes after we were terrified the first time, we kept on replaying it while recording stupid videos with it playing in the background. This game has a special place in my heart for the crazy memories it has filled my life with.

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.

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 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 because the storyline is less ...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

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 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 many parts ...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.

6 Resident Evil (2002)

Amazing Resident Evil game! This is the scariest one in my opinions. 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 sooo creepy because of crimson heads and lisa trevor.

7 Resident Evil 5

This or Revelations 2 is the best game. This one is awesome. Its not a scary game its more about the action. You know? How a game is suppose 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 to a standard action game as it went on. Still a good game.

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

8 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 favourite. However, what I do find supprising was the fact that as I am currently typing this Resident Evil 6 is currently 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 suppressed it is ranked higher. In my opinion, I felt 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 the game again for and experience all those emotions again. Excellent work Capcom, keep it up.

I don't really think there is THAT much special about RE7, it's just one of the couple where I have the least to complain about. I love the main character, I love the twists and reveals, I love the approach a more fantastical setting, the only thing I actively dislike here are the bosses and the enemies that mostly feel like were added without any story purpose.

This game is severely underrated. It brought horror back into the series and introduced some great enemies other than the molded. It brings back memories of the original with some quirky interesting moments.

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

9 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 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.

I like the story but one of the worst Multiplayers. I can't Wait To Play as Claire Redfield in Resident Evil Revelations 2

10 Resident Evil Zero

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.

This game is as tense as classic RE games and the best thing this game has Rebecca Chambers on it! On of my lovely waifu. I hope she will appears again someday...

I remember playing this as a kid great game.

The Contenders
11 Resident Evil 6

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.

12 Resident Evil 2 (2019)

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

Literally one of the greatest designed games in history. Extremely replayable and a ton of fun, with a few hiccups in between

The graphics are awesome. The blood and gore system is revolutionary!

13 Resident Evil Outbreak

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!

14 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

Underrated and must be praised more!

Best rail shooter games

Loved it really fun

15 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

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

I think it's the best one no?

You can play as everyone

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.

16 Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

Graphics are pretty good and I like it how they bring back some of the classic maps

17 Resident Evil Village
18 Resident Evil Outbreak File 2
19 Resident Evil 4 (2023)
20 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 puzzle with action. Puzzle is my favorite video-game genre so I think that's 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.

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.

Oh God, this game is simply great! Much better than RE5 or first part of RE: Revelations. Moira is one of the best characters from all Resident Evil franchise.

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.

21 Resident Evil: Dead Aim
22 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 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.

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

Best Resident evil game ever made!

25 Resident Evil: The Mercenaries

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

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