BEST Resident Evil Games: All 26 Ranked

The Resident Evil Franchise is filled with many great games but some of these are not so good. We are going to rank all the games in the franchise.

Resident Evil is THE horror/zombie videogame franchise. It literally invented survival horror with its inception. Throughout the years, the franchise has had an ineffable impact on the gaming industry. We are here to show you where we have each Resident Evil game ranked.

Key Takeaways
  • If you are a fan of any Resident Evil Game, then there are 26 Resident Evil Titles you can also try which include main titles as well as the spin-offs.
  • Resident Evil 4: This title is considered the Best Resident Evil game of all time. A third-person shooter that has obliterated every single one of its competitors with its insane pacing and an absurd amount of weapons to choose from.
  • Resident Evil 2 1998: The game is one of the greatest in the entire Resident Evil Series with detailed characters that have a much cooler design with thought-out backstories.
  • Resident Evil 1 Remake: A much improved and refined version of the original game. The 3D visuals of the game are leaps ahead of any other game released that year.
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: This game provides its player base with a great story and extremely immersive voice acting plus to top it off it also has a plethora of villains each with their unique and well-written backstories.
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake: This game not only improves upon the graphics and visuals but also on a lot of other aspects of the game while staying true to its original version.
  • Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 3 Nemesis 1999 are some of the other Best Resident Evil Titles.

Here are the Best Resident Evil Games.

GameMetacritic ScoreRelease DateDeveloperPlatforms
Umbrella Corps36 (PC), 38 (PS4)June 21, 2016CapcomPS4 and PC.
Resident Evil GaidenNot available (Game Boy Colour)December 14, 2001M4 and CapcomGame Boy Colour.
Resident Evil Survivor39 (PlayStation)January 27, 2000Tose and CapcomPlayStation and PC.
Resident Evil Dead Aim65 (PS2)February 13, 2003Cavia and CapcomPS2.
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City48 (PC), 52 (PS3), 52 (Xbox 360)March 20, 2012Stant Six Games and CapcomPC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Resident Evil Resistance64 (PS4)April 13, 2020Neobards and CapcomPS3, Xbox One, and PC.
Resident Evil 3 Remake77 (PC), 79 (PlayStation 4), 84 (Xbox One)April 3, 2020CapcomPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Luna, and PC.
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D65 (3DS)June 2, 2011Tose and CapcomNintendo 3DS.
Resident Evil 083 (GameCube), 70 (Switch), 62 (Wii)November 12, 2002CapcomGameCube, Nintendo Switch, Wii, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles75 (Wii)November 17, 2009Cavia and CapcomPS3 and Wii.
Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles70 (PS3), 75 (Wii)November 13, 2007Cavia and CapcomPS3 and Wii.
Resident Evil Revelations 273 (Switch), 74 (PC)February 24, 2015CapcomPlayStation Vita, PS3, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
Resident Evil 6 69 (PC), 74 (PS3), 68 (Switch), 67 (Xbox 360)October 2, 2012CapcomPS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Resident Evil Outbreak File 1 71 (PlayStation)December 11, 2003CapcomPlayStation and PS2.
Resident Evil Outbreak File 258 (PS2)September 9, 2004CapcomPS2.
Resident Evil Code Veronica94 (Dreamcast)February 3, 2000CapcomPS2, PS3, PS4, Dreamcast, GameCube, and Xbox 360.
Resident Evil Village83 (PC), 81 (PS4), 83 (Xbox Series X)May 7, 2021CapcomPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC.
Resident Evil Revelations
77 (PC), 82 (3DS), 78 (Switch)January 26, 2012CapcomPS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Wii U.
Resident Evil 199691 (PlayStation), 84 (PC)March 22, 1996CapcomPlayStation, PC, Nintendo DS, PS3, Playstation Portable, and Sega Satum.
Resident Evil 3 Nemesis 199971 (PC), 91 (PlayStation), 62 (GameCube)September 22, 1999CapcomPlayStation, GameCube, Dreamcast, PlayStation Portable, PC, and PS4.
Resident Evil 5 86 (PC), 84 (PlayStation 3), 72 (Switch), 83 (Xbox 360)March 5, 2009CapcomPS3, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Resident Evil 2 Remake89 (PC), 91 (PS4), 93 (Xbox One)January 25, 2019CapcomPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series S/X.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard83 (PC), 86 (PlayStation 4), 86 (Xbox One)January 24, 2017CapcomPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S/X, Google Stadia, and PC.
Resident Evil 1 Remake91 (GameCube), 81 (Switch)March 22, 2002CapcomPS4, GameCube, Nintendo Switch, PS3, Xbox one, Wii, and PC.
Resident Evil 2 199889 (PC), 89 (PlayStation), 89 (Nintendo 64),January 21, 1998CapcomPlayStation, GameCube, Nintendo 64, and PC.
Resident Evil 496 (PS2), 91 (Wii), 96 (GameCube), 80 (Switch)January 11, 2005CapcomPS2, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One, GameCube, Nintendo Switch, PS3, PS4, PS5 and PC.

Resident Evil Games Ranking Criteria

Before we jump in and start discussing each game, we would like to inform you that our list will have all the spin-offs included alongside the main games. We will get all the Resident Evil games ranked in our list, which means we can’t leave them out.

Resident Evil is a brilliant franchise. If you aren’t a fan, we hope that after reading through our list, you decide to give it a shot. It is one of the very few franchises that has been going very strong since the 90s. Fans have rewarded Capcom for their efforts with great sales numbers.

Moreover, we will be going from worst to best. Now without further delay, let us get into Capcom’s iconic Resident Evil franchise that has continuously revolutionized things in the gaming industry.

26. Umbrella Corps 

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The cover photo of Umbrella Corps
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

There is no doubt that Umbrella Corps is the worst game in the franchise. It is a spin-off title and came one year prior to Resident Evil 7. Fans were already disappointed with Capcom after Resident Evil 6. 

Umbrella Corps eliminated all the hope that people had for a good Resident Evil game. Thankfully Capcom redeemed themselves with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and brought the franchise back from the dead.

Furthermore, Umbrella Corps is just a soulless product. It feels like Capcom intentionally handed the project over to an inexperienced team. It doesn’t add anything to the Resident Evil universe, and absolutely nobody asked for it.

The missions all involve nothing but mindless shooting. There are no cool, charismatic villains with badass boss fights, no one-liners. It’s all just mindless shooting.

There is arguably only one redeeming thing about Umbrella Corps. Some of the iconic maps of the franchise were remade from the ground up. So if you are a hardcore fan of the franchise, that’s all the game will offer you, which, of course, is extremely minimal.

Capcom could have turned the game into something fun like a standalone mercenaries game like Mercenaries 3D. It would have been fun that way, but instead, we got a mindless shooter involving Umbrella Corp soldiers. 

All the other games have at least something charming about them. Something that stands out and is memorable. There is nothing like that here, and you can safely just skip it and play the other titles.


  • Umbrella Corps offers a promising unlock system through which you can obtain various items.
  • The players can play through Classic Resident evil Locations which feels nostalgic for old resident evil players.
  • Zombies are more aggressive in Umbrella Corps which adds a new level of strategic competition.


  • There are not enough Gameplay modes which is something all resident evil games always have.
  • Umbrella Corps gets repetitive after some time losing all of its replay value.
  • The combat mechanics in Umbrella Corps are absurd which makes it hard to play the game.
  • Even if you progress through the game, the reward you get is utterly revolting.
  • The AI is awful in Umbrella Corps.

25. Resident Evil Gaiden

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Leon Kennedy on the cover of Resident Evil Gaiden
  • Developer: M4 and Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

The only charming thing about Resident Evil Gaiden is its visuals. Some might find the pixels unique and cool. It is always a delight to see your favorite characters in a different art style. All the characters and the enemies, and even the cutscenes are pixelated. 

Moreover, the main reason that Resident Evil Gaiden exists is that Capcom loves putting their games on new platforms. They have done that regularly. Examples are Resident Evil Revelations and Mercenaries 3D, both being released for the Nintendo 3DS.

Now while the gameplay is very mediocre and the overall game is not very fun. There is one thing that puts it above Umbrella Corps, and that is the fact that Resident Evil Gaiden is not canon. 

Capcom completely ignores the game’s story and developments. It has always been treated as a non-canon spin-off that did not meet fan expectations. You won’t see a continuation of the game’s story unless they make a sequel, which is extremely unlikely. 

Both games add nothing special to the franchise. They are both games that, once you finish, you will realize that you have wasted your time. That is why they are at the bottom of the Resident Evil games ranking list.


  • Overall the lightning of Resident Evil Gaiden is refreshing.
  • The environment is high in detail in addition to the enemies.
  • There is an option to switch between characters, which is useful if one character has less health than the other.


  • The combat system is completely different and strange as compared to other resident evil games.
  • In comparison to prior games in the series, the variety of enemies is lacking in Resident Evil Gaiden.
  • Resident Evil Gaiden eventually becomes uninteresting because of broken game mechanics.

24. Resident Evil Survivor

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Ark Thompson on the cover of Resident Evil Survivor
  • Developer: Tose and Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

Most casual gamers, even most Resident Evil fans, believe that the franchise went first person with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. That simply is not true. As the franchise first trod that ground way back in the PlayStation 1 days. 

Resident Evil Survivor is a canon game. The island that the game takes place on is mentioned in Resident Evil 0. It follows the story of the protagonist Ark Thompson who was sent to the island to investigate by Leon Scott Kennedy.

Even though apparently, both Leon and Ark are friends, we never see them interact throughout the series. Ark only appears in Resident Evil Survivor and has not made another appearance in canon or non-canon material.

In addition, Ark’s design is a pretty normal one. It is somewhat similar to Ethan Winter’s look in Resident Evil Village. Some fans like Ark because of a plot twist that the game has later on. 

Ark Thompson appears on the cover of the game, and you can even see him during in-game cutscenes. The gameplay is very boring. It is mindless shooting, and it gets old really fast. You can reload and do other stuff, but it is very barebones.

Moreover, if you are thinking of playing the game because it is in first-person view, then don’t, it plays completely different from an FPS, and the only similarity is the view. There are some excellent FPS games present in the franchise; continue reading to find out about them.


  • The first-person perspective is a nice touch as it adds to the horror element of Resident Evil Survivor.
  • Side missions in Resident Evil Survivor are intriguing and fun to play.
  • If you are playing Resident Evil Survivor on a controller then you are in for a treat as it works extremely well.
  • Resident Evil Survivor has a lot of replay value.


  • For a Resident Evil game, it is very short.
  • The story is not that impressive and could have been developed more or told more effectively through cut scenes.
  • You cannot save your progress which is lackluster in Resident Evil Survivor.

23. Resident Evil Dead Aim

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The official cover for Resident Evil: Dead Aim
  • Developer: Cavia and Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

Here is another entry in the franchise that wasn’t developed by Capcom. Resident Evil: Dead Aim was developed by Cavia and was published by Capcom. It is one of the few Resident Evil games that allows the player to move while aiming.

Resident Evil: Dead Aim is a spin-off game that is considered canon to the franchise. Despite that, Capcom has pretty much forgotten about its existence and does not mention it or its characters in any other game or form of media.

It is also the first and only (until Resident Evil Village Gold Edition comes out) game in the franchise that lets the player experience it in both Third Person and First Person. 

In addition, Resident Evil Village Gold Edition will allow the player to go through the entire game from either perspective. On the other hand, Resident Evil: Dead Aim makes use of both of them in a playthrough. You can’t just play with one perspective.

When the player is in combat, Resident Evil: Dead Aim uses a first-person perspective. When they are out of combat and exploring, it uses the third-person one. The gameplay is nothing special, but it is certainly better than Resident Evil Survivors’.

The story is pretty forgettable with generic characters. Though you can, of course, go ahead and play the game for it, as while it has been completely ignored, it is still canon. Some fans do like the characters, so who knows, maybe you will have fun.


  • The cutscenes in Resident Evil Dead Aim are well-portrayed and look amazing.
  • The controls are very different from the previous Resident Evil games but work surprisingly well.
  • This is one of the first resident evil games, which allows the player to get on a boat.


  • Resident Evil Dead Aim is not very long compared to other resident evil games.
  • It lacks an engaging storyline to keep you involved like other Resident Evil titles.
  • Resident Evil Dead Aim eventually gets repetitive hence losing its replay value.
  • The in-game graphics look outdated in Resident Evil Dead Aim.

22. Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City

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Promotional Image for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City featuring Vector
  • Developer: Stant Six Games and Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

Now here is a title that had a lot of potential due to its setting. Raccoon City is one of the most iconic locations in gaming. Not as iconic as Silent Hill, but it is still extremely popular and recognizable. 

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City takes place there. You play as one of the soldiers dispatched by Umbrella to cover up everything going on in Raccoon City. The game is non-canon and is simply a what-if scenario. 

The story of the game crosses over with the second and third Resident Evil games. You can directly fight characters and enemies from these games. What pissed off some fans was that you can straight-up kill genre icons like Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield

Furthermore, all the playable characters have decent voice acting. Also, credit, where credit is due, all of the playable characters are designed very well, and they look great. You can even choose to play as Vector, who is the disciple of Mister Death, Hunk.

Now that we have talked about the story and characters, let’s discuss the gameplay. It sucks. No, seriously, that is what makes the game dreadful. The combat is very boring. Nothing interesting happens; some bosses are very bullet spongy. 

While seeing Raccoon City from a different perspective is great, the gameplay holds it off, and the level design is also atrocious. The entire game could have been so much better, and Raccoon City deserves that. This is why it ranks low in our Resident Evil games list hierarchy.


  • You gain additional insight into significant Resident Evil events.
  • Playing the game competitively provides you with instant rewards.
  • Resident Evil Operation Racoon City has a fair Versus Mode with some interesting ideas.
  • The graphics are decent and bring iconic Resident Locations and monsters to life in spectacular HD.


  • Resident Evil Operation Racoon City level design is terrible that constantly dazzles you with enemies
  • The lack of ammunition in this game makes it hard to fend off enemies that are constantly lurking around you.
  • The cover system is very poor in Resident Evil Operation Racoon City.
  • The AI is rather insufficient and does not meet the minimum requirements for a Resident Evil game.

21. Resident Evil Resistance 

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The Multiplayer 1v4 Resident Evil Resistance
  • Developer: Neobards and Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Multi-player

Resident Evil: Resistance is a game that was hated ever since Capcom first showed its gameplay off. Fans were absolutely ready for a multiplayer Resident Evil game, but they weren’t expecting anything like Resident Evil: Resistance.

The game is an asymmetric 1v4 player versus player online game. It is a pretty repetitive and mediocre game but what really pissed off the fans was that it also impacted Resident Evil 3 Remake’s development.

Four players play as the survivors while one becomes a mastermind. The survivors have basic gameplay where they shoot stuff placed by the mastermind and try to complete objectives along with that.

Moreover, it is fun for maybe 2-3 days at best. Still, the game does have a great cast of characters and some gorgeous-looking maps. All the characters have well-designed costumes, and veteran fans can see some nods to other titles or characters in their bios.

Suppose you find all that appealing and have friends who are willing to play with you, then give it a shot. There are better multiplayer games present in the franchise that also fit in really well; that is why Resident Evil Resistance is so least preferred title and ranks worst in the Resident Evil games lineup.


  • The Mastermind role is truly unique in the Resident Evil game Resistance.
  • Resident Evil Resistance game setting is set within Resident Evil lore which is very good for the die-hard fans of classic Resident Evil games.
  • The time-limited matches add tension to the game which is a bonus.


  • Maps in this game feel rigid and intrusive because of the objective system.
  • There was an inadequate amount of maps available on the release of Resident Evil Resistance.
  • The Survivor controls are somewhat hazy and unfamiliar compared to other Resident Evil games.

20. Resident Evil 3 Remake 

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Nemesis, Jill, and Carlos on the cover of Resident Evil 3 Remake
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

Now the placement of Resident Evil 3 Remake so low might be surprising for some fans, but we believe it is very much justified. It was obviously a rushed product that failed to capture almost everything that made the original so memorable and terrifying. 

Fighting Nemesis in the original was very difficult, unlike his Resident Evil 3 Remake counterpart. The player could sacrifice their ammo and even health items, but they would be rewarded with weapon parts. Whether to run away or fight was always a hard decision. 

What is almost just as worse is the fact that Capcom cut out about half of the original game while remaking it and replaced that with a boring multiplayer game called Resident Evil: Resistance. 

Furthermore, fans were furious because the cut content was some of the most memorable stuff from the original game. What was present was either unrecognizable or just simply dumbed down. 

It is such a shame to see what happened to Resident Evil 3 Remake. The original certainly deserved a proper Remake without so much cut or altered content. 

Capcom made some of the best remakes and then messed up big time with this one. Here’s to hoping that the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake is incredible. 


  • The gameplay is an improvement in contrast to Resident Evil 2 Remake.
  • The design of the City Area is quite unique in Resident Evil 3 Remake.
  • The design of the fresh and reworked enemies in this game is great and very interesting.
  • The Reinvented OST is phenomenal which adds to the horror element.
  • There are multiple references to the original game and other Capcom titles.
  • Boss fights are a step up compared to the Original Resident Evil 3.


  • Too many locations were removed which was one of the major flaws of the Resident Evil 3 Remake.
  • Pointlessly sectioning enemy appearances which result in most of the enemies rarely appearing.
  • Resident Evil 3 Remake lacks a significant amount of puzzles which was the main down spiral of this game.
  • Resident Evil 3 Remake is very short compared to the original because most of the segments were removed from this game.

19. Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D

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Chris Fighting a mini-boss on the cover Of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
  • Developer: Tose and Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

Now you might be thinking that isn’t The Mercenaries an awesome minigame mode? You would be correct, but Capcom released a standalone title called Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for the Nintendo 3DS alongside Resident Evil Revelations.

It features maps from all the mercenaries in the series. What sucks about these maps is that they are almost all recycled from either Resident Evil 4 or Resident Evil 5. All of these recycled versions are, of course, low resolution compared to their original counterparts. 

Most of the stuff is recycled. It is a reasonable thing to ask Capcom to at least lower the price, but no. All of this is what caused many people to dislike Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. 

There is no story to the game; it is just the arcade-like mercenaries mode. One great thing is that they have almost every iconic character in here with cool alternative costumes. We say almost all because Leon Scott Kennedy is missing for some very odd reason.

It is worth playing and is an awesome experience when you are traveling with your Nintendo 3DS. There are far better alternatives to it, though. Continue reading through the ranking of all Resident Evil games guide to find out about them.


  • The design of all the character models is well done in Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D.
  • The soundtracks have excellent immersive sound effects, and each mission’s music is also quite appropriate and has splashing music as time is running out.
  • The gameplay is extremely enjoyable which increases the replay value of Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D.
  • You can play online with your friends as it has a feature that enables you to team up with a friend or any player from all over the globe.


  • Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D is very short consisting of only a few missions.
  • It suffers from huge Framedrops and the quality of some maps is also degraded.
  • The shortage of weapon sets and several characters are lackluster in Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D.

18. Resident Evil 0

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Rebecca and Billy on the cover of Resident Evil 0
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

Possibly the worst entry out of all the mainline Resident Evil games. At least Resident Evil 6 had great combat and an awesome mercenaries mode. As the name suggests, Resident Evil 0 serves as a prequel to Resident Evil.

The game has two main characters, both of who are playable. Rebecca Chambers from the original Resident Evil and Billy Coen. Capcom messed up big time as Rebecca in Resident Evil 0 is completely different from the scared, helpless medic in the original. 

Personality-wise, she still somewhat feels like that, but we see her takedown so many BOWs that it is hard to believe that she is the same character. Billy has a cool design but has almost no personality. He is still a fan favorite that they want to see a return.

The gameplay is similar to the original 3 Resident Evil games. Resident Evil 0 uses fixed camera angles and tank controls. The inventory management is trash, though. You have to manage both of the characters, and it gets tedious and frustrating really fast.

The visuals are the one great thing about Resident Evil 0. Everything else on offer is very tedious, and it also makes no sense whatsoever story-wise. Give it a shot if you are a fan of Rebecca Chambers; who knows, you might end up liking Billy Coen as well.


  • Resident Evil 0 has some of the best graphics and it even surpasses the Remake version in terms of visuals.
  • It is one of the lengthiest Resident Evil games of all time.
  • The Fixed Camera is a nice addition to this game as it is one of the Classic elements of Resident Evil games.


  • The inventory space is not sufficient enough for players to store items in Resident Evil 0.
  • Some of the bosses can be a little frustrating to deal with if you are not familiar with the Resident Evil titles.
  • The gameplay feels sluggish and slow in Resident Evil 0.
  • In Resident Evil 0, the animations disrupt you from evading enemy attacks.
  • The AI partner does not do any damage. So, there is no point in making them a part of your team in Resident Evil 0.

17. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles 

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Leon and Claire on the cover of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
  • Developer: Cavia and Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

Here we have a game that might be fun for some people and not so much for others. It is mainly carried by its story and fanservice, which it does really well. The game is also canon and covers some major events in the franchise.

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is a light gun shooter similar to the likes of classic masterpieces like House of The Dead 1 and 2 or Virtua Fighter 2.

It has two separate stories. One recreates the events of Resident Evil 2. You can say that Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles was the original Resident Evil 2 Remake. The other serves as a prequel to Resident Evil 4. It follows the story of Leon Kennedy and Jack Krauser.

If we are being honest, the first campaign of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles recreates Resident Evil 2’s story better than the recent stellar remake. It has a lot of wholesome interactions between Leon and Claire, and you can even alter the story with how you play.

It is a unique new game and a very good addition to the franchise. Both of the stories have multiple endings and feature some of the best characters. If you don’t mind the camera, it is an easy recommendation.


  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles looks absolutely stunning in terms of visuals and graphics.
  • It introduces a new chapter to the storyline by filling in the plot holes left by Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles.
  • Co-op is very fun to play and gives you a challenge in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.


  • Because of the shaky camera and challenging boss battles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles gets significantly more difficult than Umbrella Chronicles.
  • There is not enough environmental disruption in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.
  • Most of the weapons feel clunky and it takes a lot of time to upgrade them.

16. Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles 

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The cover photo of Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
  • Developer: Cavia and Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

Here we have the other light gun game in the Resident Evil franchise. What makes Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles better is that the weird camera is no longer present. However, we do think that Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles has a better story.

This was also codeveloped by Capcom and Cavia and published by Capcom. As the name suggests, it focuses on the corporation that started it all. The game showcases the downfall of Umbrella

Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield return as the two main characters. The nightmare started with them, and it is fitting that they are the ones who help put an end to Umbrella. Without spoiling anything major, Albert Wesker also returns. 

The story does feel somewhat lackluster, but the game is really fun to play. If you enjoyed the previous light gun game, you would also enjoy Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. 

Moreover, it also is a pretty good-looking game with nice sound effects that fit the light gun gameplay. That is why we ranked it higher in the best Resident Evil games guide. Continue reading to find out about other awesome and unique games in the franchise.


  • Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles offers solid controls which makes you want to play the game whenever you get the chance.
  • Old resident evil mechanics are implemented in Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles which grabs the player’s full undivided attention.
  • Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles offers a broad range of unique weapons and the combat mechanics are on point.
  • The zombies are more aggressive and terrifying which adds tension to the atmosphere and enhances the horror element in Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles.
  • It also has unlockable content which is a new addition to the Resident Evil games.


  • After a while, Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles gets repetitive hence losing its replay value.
  • Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles is very slow paced which is lackluster for a Resident Evil game.
  • The character movement can get restrictive sometimes which makes it difficult to dodge enemy attacks in Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles.

15. Resident Evil Revelations 2

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The cover photo of Resident Evil Revelations 2
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

Fans of Resident Evil have been asking for a long time for the return of Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield. Capcom finally gave us a game staring Claire and Barry as the main leads. There are a total of 4 playable characters, but only Claire and Barry feel like proper characters. 

While fans did not get to see the long-awaited and requested Claire and Jill team up, they were certainly delighted to see Barry Burton back. The story shows a veteran, Claire Redfield, who is suddenly kidnapped and taken to an island. 

Alongside Claire, they also kidnap Moira Burton, who, as you can tell by the name, is the daughter of Barry Burton. The story follows two duos, both in different timeframes. It starts off strong, but in our opinion but the quality keeps decreasing as it progresses. 

Resident Evil Revelations 2’s gameplay is fun. It feels like an upgraded version of its predecessor, but at times, it can feel like a downgrade. The Raid Mode from the first Revelations game also makes a return. 

Furthermore, Raid Mode is what fans play a lot after they have completed the campaign. It is an extra minigame mode like The Mercenaries. Just like the Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, Raid Mode can be played in co-op, and it is a blast. Going through hordes of enemies with a friend never gets old.

It is one of the reasons why Resident Evil Revelations 2 is on the positive side of our best-ranking Resident Evil games. You should definitely give it a shot; it is a good entry. 


  • The Storyline of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is impressive.
  • Tense moments draw you into the Resident Evil Revelations 2 ominous atmosphere and keep you engaged.
  • The Raid Mode is pretty fun to play in Resident Evil Revelations 2.
  • The Co-op mechanics in Resident Evil Revelations 2 are engaging in contrast to other Resident Evil games.
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 offers you the Classic Resident Evil experience.


  • There is not enough online play available in Resident Evil Revelations 2.
  • Voice actors are not bad but not good either as they play an important role in Resident Evil games.
  • In terms of graphics, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is not impressive compared to other Resident Evil games.
  • There is not enough variety in enemy types which is disappointing in Resident Evil Revelations 2.

14. Resident Evil 6

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Promotional image for Resident Evil 6 featuring all the main characters
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

Resident Evil 6 is the game that started the downfall of the series. It has some atrocious level design alongside some very weird enemies. The shooting feels good, but the enemies are nowhere near as fun to fight.

One thing that Resident Evil 6 got praised for by the fans was that it had a lot of content. There are a lot of campaigns that are all interlinked. Fans finally got to see Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy meet, which was awesome. 

In addition, the new characters that were introduced did feel very generic. Piers Nivans is the exception as he was an awesome partner. The game also features an awesome Mercenaries Mode that many consider the best in the franchise.

Apparently, the developers at Capcom were trying to please both survival horror and action-adventure game fans. Now that ended really badly as now we had an action game where ammo was more scarce than it should have been.

Despite all of its negatives, we still consider Resident Evil 6 to be a good game. It has a lot of content, and most of that is decent. That is why the game has made its way to the higher ranking zone of our Resident Evil games list.


  • The Graphics are quite incredible in Resident Evil 6 which is eye candy for most players.
  • There is a wide range of campaigns and all of them have their own protagonists in Resident Evil 6.
  • Resident Evil 6 features some of the best locations and different enemy types.
  • A sufficient amount of game modes are available in Resident Evil 6.
  • Resident Evil 6 has an enticing storytelling design.
  • The combat system in Resident Evil 6 is distinct and fun.
  • It has a solid replay value.


  • Resident Evil 6 has a huge chunk of Quick Time Events which gets repetitive at some point.
  • The overall pacing of Resident Evil 6 is not consistent and eventually gets tiresome.
  • Ineffectively performed scripted events result in needless deaths in Resident Evil 6.
  • A terrible, complicated, and utterly constructed narrative.

13. Resident Evil Outbreak File 1 

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The official cover of Resident Evil Outbreak File 1
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Multi-player

Here is the first time the Resident Evil franchise tried multiplayer. It was a cooperative experience where players worked together to escape the horrors that haunted them. Players solved puzzles together and made decisions that impacted the story and progression.

Resident Evil Outbreak File 1 is still loved by many fans. The demand for a modern-day port is very high. Fans wanted Capcom to make Resident Evil Outbreak File 3 finally, but instead, they got Resident Evil: Resistance. 

Aside from the high demand for the Resident Evil: Code Veronica Remake. A sequel to Resident Evil Outbreak is what fans want the most. So hopefully, someday, Capcom will realize that and give us the third entry. 

The characters in the game are also unique and diverse. You can even play everybody’s favorite Umbrella soldier, Hunk. The Resident Evil Outbreak games are considered canon. Sadly there hasn’t been a modern-day port, but we hope that Capcom announces it.

It was truly something new and a breath of fresh air for the franchise. It was flawed but still very fun and enjoyable. We still think the best multiplayer Resident Evil experience that you can have is to play the co-op Mercenaries Mode.


  • The atmosphere of Resident Evil Outbreak is within the Resident Evil lore.
  • Each scenario is distinct, unique, and well done in Resident Evil Outbreak.
  • Resident Evil Outbreak has solid game mechanics and unique abilities.
  • Online play is very competitive and active in Resident Evil Outbreak.


  • The campaign is not long enough which is lackluster in Resident Evil Outbreak.
  • The Loading time between doors and passages is annoying.
  • The AI partner gets clunky and will not often heal and end up dying in Resident Evil Outbreak.
  • It is sometimes troublesome to use the squad control system in Resident Evil Outbreak.

12. Resident Evil Outbreak File 2

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Cover of Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Multi-player

The sequel to the original Resident Evil Outbreak expands on almost everything. It feels like an upgrade in almost every aspect. There are excellent levels designed with co-op play in mind, and they are a blast to go through with friends. 

Furthermore, while the first game arguably had better sequences, the second game has far better gameplay and better levels. If you had fun with the first game, then there is literally no reason not to play the sequel. 

Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2 has five scenarios. All of these play out very differently and are affected by how the player plays. We can only hope that Capcom sees the demand and makes the third game. This is Resident Evil multiplayer done right.


  • There are puzzles that challenge your abilities to the core in Resident Evil Outbreak File 2.
  • The Boss Battles in Resident Evil Outbreak File 2 are perfectly constructed.
  • There is an addition of new enemy types in order to keep Resident Evil Outbreak File 2 interesting.


  • The exploration in Resident Evil Outbreak File 2 can get frustrating.
  • The AI gets killed if you stay in one place for a while in Resident Evil Outbreak File 2.
  • The enemies respawn if you come back to a certain location which is out of place for Resident Evil games.

11. Resident Evil Code Veronica

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Claire and Chris Redfield on the cover of Resident Evil Code: Veronica
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

Now we have a game that is loved by many fans. Resident Evil Code: Veronica serves as a direct sequel to Claire’s story in Resident Evil 2. The story is pretty good and has its highlights. 

The gameplay is where the game falls short. It feels extremely clunky, and Claire feels very weird to control. The gameplay is one of the main reasons why Capcom should remake Resident Evil Code: Veronica next.

The story is actually very good. The writing can be off at times, but overall it is very enjoyable and does Claire Redfield justice. Some of the voice acting is also off. Steve, who is a new character, has an incredibly annoying voice, due to which fans downright hate him.

The main villains of the game are also interesting and very fresh. We had not seen a villain like it in gaming before, let alone Resident Evil. There is a lot to love about Resident Evil Code: Veronica, and there is also a lot of frustrating stuff. 

Moreover, all of the tedious and frustrating elements can be easily improved. That is why we hope that Capcom gives it the proper remake treatment. We would love to experience Claire’s wild adventures again.

If you are a fan of Claire Redfield or if you want to play all the games that are pivotal to the franchise, then give Resident Evil Code: Veronica a shot. It is the coolest and top-tier ranking Resident Evil game till date.


  • Resident Evil Code Veronica is lengthy which is always good for a Resident Evil game.
  • It has similar mechanics to Resident Evil Classic games and that is a bonus.
  • In terms of visuals, Resident Evil Code Veronica looks better than its predecessor games.


  • There are no difficulty options available in Resident Evil Code Veronica.
  • You can get stuck at various Boss Battles because of the difficulty scale.
  • Ammunition is scarce in Resident Evil Code Veronica.
  • Out of all the classics, Resident Evil Code Veronica has the least amount of replay value.

10. Resident Evil Village

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Chris Redfield on the cover of Resident Evil Village
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

The latest entry in the franchise is called Resident Evil Village. The developers describe it as a proper sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and a spiritual successor to Resident Evil 4. In our opinion, it isn’t a good sequel to any of those games. 

The game feels like a watered-down version of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 when action gameplay is concerned. As far as survival horror goes, the game is very lacking in that department as well.

The entire game has no almost no backtracking. The only backtracking that you will be doing is if you are looking for treasure. It tries to do justice to both Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard but comes off as a far inferior version of both of those games.

Furthermore, the game is still good on its own it’s just disappointing when compared to other entries. The pacing is good, and the combat is also enjoyable.

The game’s story is very dumb. Ethan Winters was already a generic protagonist, but he feels almost intolerable in Resident Evil Village. All he does in the game is wine and ask dumb questions. He quite literally feels like a cheap Harry Mason ripoff.

Capcom has noted most of the criticism, and they are looking to fix it in the Resident Evil Village: Gold Edition. If you haven’t played Resident Evil Village yet, then you should wait and play it when the Gold Edition launches.


  • Resident Evil Village is one of the best-looking games among all Resident Evil titles.
  • The character’s designs are done exceptionally well in Resident Evil Village.
  • Resident Evil Village has Solid Controls and genuinely spooky moments.
  • The Boss Battles in Resident Evil Village make it distinctive from all Resident Evil games.
  • The combat system is engaging, hence Resident Evil Village has decent replay value.


  • Combat focus can be broken since battle sequences get frequently rather dull in Resident Evil Village.
  • Resident Evil Village gets repetitive and provides inconsistent quality.
  • The Story of Resident Evil Village is not as good as Classic Resident Evil games.
  • It gets a little too dark in some places which makes it hard to play Resident Evil Village.

9. Resident Evil Revelations 

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The cover photo of Resident Evil Revelations
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

The first Resident Evil Revelations game serves as a prequel to Resident Evil 5. It features Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield alongside newcomers Parker and Jessica. In it, you visit completely new locations that were never seen before and a story that is very different. 

Now depending on who you ask, Resident Evil Revelations’ story is either very good or very dumb. We agree with the former statement. It can feel weird at times, but it is fun with cool interactions between characters. 

The setting of the game is a highlight. It was the first time since Resident Evil 4 when it felt like the game was going back to its horror roots. The ship that the game takes place in was very atmospheric and felt terrifying at times.

In addition, the ship has many distinctive areas. Throughout the game, you visit all of them. There is a casino, the main hall, an upper deck, and a lot more. The interactions between characters are also well done. 

Chris and Jill interact with each other just like any pair who has been through so much together should. They have complete trust in one another, and it is more visible in Resident Evil Revelations than in any other game.

The Raid Mode is also an excellent extra mode you should play once you are done with the campaign. We love Resident Evil Revelations, and it is easily one of the best-ranking Resident Evil game yet.


  • Resident Evil Revelations has a compelling blend of gameplay and storyline that consistently makes you want to see more.
  • Resident Evil Revelations is a step-up and HD remaster of the Original 3D Resident Evil game.
  • The enemy design is noteworthy and classic in Resident Evil Revelations.
  • Resident Evil Revelations offers Classic Resident Evil gameplay.
  • The atmosphere in Resident Evil Revelations is impressive and it adds to the horror element of the game.


  • In order to get Gear in Resident Evil Revelations, you have to spend hours in Raid Mode.
  • The Off-boat sections in Resident Evil Revelations are poorly designed.
  • In order to get items, you have to go back to certain locations in Resident Evil Revelations.
  • The fear factor that defined the action in previous Resident Evil games is missing from the combat in Resident Evil Revelations.

8. Resident Evil 1996 

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Chris Redfield on the cover of the original Resident Evil
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

The original Resident Evil is where it all started. Shinji Mikami changed the gaming industry forever by creating a brand new genre. Survival horror was born. Resident Evil has aged well in every aspect aside from its graphics. 

The story follows the Raccoon Police Department’s elite team known as STARS. They are sent to the Arklay Mountains to investigate, and when they reach the location, they discover that there are some unbelievable things going on there.

The player can choose to play as either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine. Both of the characters are loved by many fans. Though Jill had a slightly better pick rate when compared to Chris. 

Unlike most games, the design of the characters isn’t the only thing different here. Jill has two extra inventory slots, which can be game-changing, and Chris can take plenty of more hits when compared to Jill before he dies.

That adds a lot to the replayability of the game, which is already great because there are multiple endings. Depending on how you play, you can save some characters or even get them killed.

Furthermore, the original Resident Evil started it all and influenced so many more games that were released after it. That is why it is easily one of the higher-ranked Resident Evil games on our list.


  • Resident Evil 1996 portrays one of the best storylines among all the Resident Evil titles.
  • Great atmosphere with phenomenal lighting and Classic Soundtracks.
  • Resident Evil 1996 has decent replay value.


  • The main issue with Resident Evil 1996 is that it has inadequate inventory space.
  • The controls are weird which influences the overall gameplay of Resident Evil 1996.

7. Resident Evil 3 Nemesis 1999

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Nemesis on the cover of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

Capcom disappointed most of their Resident Evil fans when they released the Resident Evil Remake back in 2020. They also lost a lot of good faith that their Resident Evil team had built with their incredible comeback with Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 2 Remake.

The original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is still a classic survival horror game. It continues the story of Jill Valentine, who is now willing to expose Umbrella for their atrocities. 

Resident Evil 2 had the player explore the incredibly cool RPD building. The city was almost never explored properly aside from the intro. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis takes place almost entirely on the streets of Raccoon City.

The talented team at Capcom portrayed the destruction of the city spectacularly. You can see crashed cars, broken windows, barred doors, and all sorts of stellar environmental storytelling. People are trying their hardest to survive the disaster that they have suddenly fallen in.

The game also tells a decent story that is certainly unforgettable. The Nemesis is an absolutely terrifying enemy that chases the player relentlessly unscripted. He can appear anytime and give you the biggest scare of your life.

Depending on whether you choose to fight or run away from The Nemesis, the game’s story changes. That adds a lot to the game’s replayability. We would recommend that you play this one over the lackluster remake.


  • Resident Evil 3 has some of the best Graphics on PlayStation 2.
  • Due to the variable item allocation, future playthroughs are interesting in Resident Evil 3.
  • Boss Battles in Resident Evil 3 are engaging and fulfills the role of the survivor horror game.
  • There is a ton of replay potential because of the alternative routes, numerous endings, merc modes, and five costumes in Resident Evil 3.
  • Resident Evil 3 offers adaptive controls and mesmerizing visuals.


  • The dodge mechanic in Resident Evil 3 is not very useful.
  • At some levels, it gets extremely frustrating to fight Nemesis in Resident Evil 3.
  • The Building design is mostly looping around hallways swamped with enemies in Resident Evil 3.
  • Some puzzles in Resident Evil 3 make you want to quit the game.

6. Resident Evil 5

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Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar on the cover of Resident Evil 5
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Both

Here we have the game that undoubtedly made Resident Evil completely action and removed every bit of horror present. We can’t recall a single moment in Resident Evil 5 where we even felt slightly tense or scared.

The game also received some slack for being an inferior version of Resident Evil 4. The partner AI also didn’t do the game any favors, and it is one of the main aspects that make Resident Evil 5 unfun for a lot of fans. 

In addition, the AI wastes ammo and heals rapidly. The game is no doubt an inferior version of Resident Evil 4, and there are some things that are objectively frustrating about it. 

But the singular reason why Resident Evil 5 is so highly placed on our Resident Evil games ranked list is that the game is incredible when played with a friend in co-op. You can play through the entire game from start to finish with a friend.

Now, as you can probably already tell right, there solve all the problems regarding the partner AI. Resident Evil 5 is easily one of the best cooperative multiplayer games out there. You aren’t just going to be reviving each other you will be managing ammo and inventories.

Moreover, that is what makes it an excellent co-op game. You are constantly switching between weapons while healing and providing ammo to your co-op buddy. We at eXputer love to go through the game again and again.

The enemy and level variety in the game is massive. Go grab a friend and give Resident Evil 5 another chance. We are certain you will love it if you play it in co-op.


  • The detail of character animation and visuals in Resident Evil 5 is stunning.
  • The Real-time Menu system keeps the player engaged in Resident Evil 5.
  • You can play the extra game modes after you have finished Resident Evil 5 which increases the replay value significantly.
  • The AI partner in Resident Evil 5 is quite efficient and fun to play with in contrast to other Resident Evil games.
  • The Keyboard and Mouse Controls are greatly optimized enabling PC players to experience the horrors and immense gameplay of Resident Evil 5.


  • You are unable to exchange weapons with your partner whilst playing multiplayer in Resident Evil 5.
  • The online gameplay in Resident Evil 5 is badly optimized.
  • Some people may not prefer the combat system and slow movement in Resident Evil 5.

5. Resident Evil 2 Remake 

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Promotional image for Resident Evil 2 Remake
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

Capcom surprised the world with Resident Evil 2 Remake in 2019. When the game was announced during the e3 2018, it was easily the most hype reveal and most wanted game at the time. Capcom did not let the hype blind them; they delivered on it and gave this gem.

Most developers before 2019 remade games by just giving them better visuals and a different art style, maybe. With Resident Evil 2 Remake’s release Capcom literally redefined the word “Remake” they kept the core of the game intact while making significant changes.

As a result, Resident Evil 2 Remake feels like something completely new while also being a very faithful remake of the original. It also started the trend where now so many developers have started remaking their games after seeing Resident Evil 2’s hype and success.

It was one of the best games released in 2019; the best, in our opinion. It has the second most game of the year awards out of any title released back then. It is only behind Death Stranding in that department. 


  • Resident Evil 2 Remake has some great graphics and sound design compared to other Resident Evil titles.
  • You can play as two different protagonists and experience different scenarios in Resident Evil 2 Remake.
  • There is a number of unlockables and various game modes you can get your hands on after completing Resident Evil 2 Remake.
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake does a fantastic job of revamping all the terrific events that happen in the Classic game.
  • The atmosphere is even more intense and terrifying in Resident Evil 2 Remake in contrast to the Original game.


  • Some sections in Resident Evil 2 Remake get bothersome due to the frequent pacing errors.
  • The movement speed feels a little sluggish and could have been better in Resident Evil 2 Remake.
  • A few inconsistencies occur during the story mode which affects the pace of Resident Evil 2 Remake.

4. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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The cover photo of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

The game single-handedly revived the Resident Evil franchise and restored the faith of fans in Capcom. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is an unforgettable and terrifying experience from start to finish. 

The game’s story is also very cool. You are playing as Ethan Winters, who is just a regular guy that got stuck into this mess. The game has so many cool villains, all very unique and well-written. Back in the day, Resident Evil games were known for their weird and funny voice acting. All of that changed with Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 7 has some of the best voice acting in the gaming period. 

In addition, the voice acting for all the villains in the game really sells them. It feels like you are actually being chased by insane people that want to kill you and torture you just for fun.

The game also has a great soundtrack. There is backtracking, limited movement, limited combat, and all the other aspects that make an awesome survival horror game. It is a very memorable experience, and it took over the internet when it came out.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard not only revived the Resident Evil franchise but also arguably revived the horror gaming genre. Staying to horror roots is rare these days, and that is why this game ranks in the top 5 of the Resident Evil games hierarchy.


  • Resident 7 has some phenomenal voice actors.
  • Resident Evil 7 does a great job of reinventing itself while turning to the series’ roots.
  • You don’t have to play other Resident Evil games in order to play Resident Evil 7.
  • Resident Evil 7 mainly focuses on the horror element as that is the mantra of classic Resident Evil titles.
  • It has some of the best visuals as compared to other Resident Evil games in the series.
  • A number of diverse enemies are lurking in the haunted house in Resident Evil 7.


  • The first-person perspective might not be likable by some old Resident Evil players.
  • Some of the Boss Battles get more frustrating rather than getting immense in Resident Evil 7.
  • Several Story points don’t have the potential impact on the plot of Resident Evil 7.
  • An abundance of jumpscares occurs in Resident Evil 7 which makes it unplayable for some players.

3. Resident Evil 1 Remake 

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Jill Valentine is holding back a zombie on the cover of Resident Evil Remake
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

What we have here is pretty much the best remake of all time. It never cut anything from the original game. Rather the developers improved all the aspects and added some other significant stuff.

Shinji Mikami and his team made the perfect remake. Resident Evil Remake has possibly the best atmosphere in any game ever. The ambient sounds just feel terrifying and assure you that you are alone here in this Mansion with those monsters, and there is nobody around. 

Furthermore, the game was a giant leap in videogame visuals. It looks unreal for its time. The 3D models in the game look way ahead of anything that was released in the same year. Every single room in the Spencer Mansion looks very atmospheric and immersive. 

The original game’s writing was turned down; they kept all the stuff but made it way less cheesy. That is a good thing as far as most people are concerned, but the original cheesy lines were hilariously charming themselves.

Both Jill and Chris look wonderful alongside all the other main cast of characters. The zombies look miles ahead of any enemy type in any game released around the same timeframe. There is literally no reason not to check Resident Evil Remake out. 


  • Resident Evil 1 Remake is a Classic Horror upgraded for the modern audience.
  • The atmosphere feels great and brings back the nostalgia which has a great impact on veteran players of Resident Evil.
  • Resident Evil 1 Remake is a quite lengthy game.
  • The 3D model designs have been revised.


  • The main flaw of Resident Evil 1 Remake is the restricted camera angles. It can get really annoying when fighting a number of enemies at once.
  • The textures of Resident Evil 1 Remake seem blurry which ruins the overall experience of the game.
  • The game mechanics are clunky and outdated in Resident Evil 1 Remake.
  • Resident Evil 1 Remake has no options for PC.

2. Resident Evil 2 1998

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The cover of the original Resident Evil 2
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

The original Resident Evil 2 is one of the greatest games of all time. It is insane how well made the game was when the director of the project, Hideki Kamiya, never made any horror games. The guy downright hated scary stuff. 

With Shinji Mikami’s supervision and the effort of the entire team, the game turned out to be the perfect sequel. It improves everything literally. The new characters are more detailed, they have proper backstories, and they have cooler designs, in our opinion.

Resident Evil 2 introduced Leon Scott Kennedy and Claire Redfield to the franchise. The former one is the most popular zombie game character ever. Both of these are awesome characters that have become returning characters.

The game had an incredible atmosphere and a spine-chilling soundtrack. Unlike its predecessor Resident Evil 2 also had good writing. The story is very memorable and is honestly excellent. By the end of it, you can see how much both of the characters suffered.

It is a classic masterpiece that is awesome in every way. The only thing that a new player will need to get used to is the tank controls. They will seem very frustrating, but once you get the hang of them, Resident Evil 2 is just pure bliss.


  • Resident Evil 2 offers a variety of weapons.
  • It has plenty of areas to stroll around and collect items.
  • The atmosphere is impressive and adds to the horror element in Resident Evil 2.


  • Resident Evil 2 is a very short game in contrast to other Resident Evil titles.
  • Resident Evil 2 has insufficient enemy types which is lackluster.
  • The control system is difficult to figure out in Resident Evil 2.

1. Resident Evil 4

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One of the many covers of Resident Evil 4
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player or Multi-player: Single-player

Resident Evil 4 is perhaps the greatest game of all time. It is a third-person shooter. Resident Evil 4 is to third-person shooters what Doom is to first-person shooters. When it came out, it demolished the competition in every single field.

Resident Evil 4 has the most replayability in the series due to its insane amount of weapons. Pair that with quite possibly the best pacing out there, and that is why people have played through Resident Evil 4 dozens of times.

Leon Scott Kennedy returns as the protagonist. Just like Resident Evil Code: Veronica was the sequel to Claire’s story Resident Evil 4 is the one to Leon’s. He is now a total badass capable of fighting legit anything that is thrown his way.

The enemy variety in the game is also insane. There are so many enemies, and that is what keeps the game fresh. It literally never gets boring because it keeps throwing new fun to fight enemies at the player.

We knew when we were ranking the Resident Evil games that Resident Evil 4 would be on top. It is the closest that gaming has ever gotten to perfection. We hope that Capcom gives this masterpiece an incredible remake. 

Resident Evil 4 also has which is arguably the greatest fan-made remaster mod ever. It is called “Resident Evil 4: The HD Project”. You will need to own a copy of Resident Evil 4 on Steam if you want to check it out.


  • Resident Evil 4 has the best combat system out of all Resident Evil games.
  • Resident Evil 4 offers a great variety of enemy types ranging from mini-bosses to main bosses in the game.
  • The Quick Time Events are perfectly balanced and fun to execute in Resident Evil 4.
  • You can have a huge arsenal of weapons in Resident Evil 4.
  • A lot of unlockable content and various game modes significantly increase the replay potential of Resident Evil 4.
  • Resident Evil 4 challenges your combat skills while also maintaining the horror element of the game.
  • The sound design of resident evil 4 is exceptional.


  • Resident Evil 4 is a very short game.
  • No mouse support is available for PC in Resident Evil 4.


That concludes our list; we have ranked all the resident evil titles. We haven’t skipped any of the spin-off games, and we hope you had fun reading through our list. Resident Evil is an awesome franchise, and we love to talk about how it has evolved throughout the years. Us being is the reason why we rank the Resident Evil games.

Capcom is literally the only videogame developer out there that has been putting out incredible games back to back for about five years now. They are one of the very few developers out there that actually care about what their fans think and want.

That is obviously the reason for their success. We hope that they continue their streak and keep giving us games that we will be playing for a long time. The next year seems to be another great one for Capcom as we can expect highly anticipated titles like Resident Evil 4 Remake and Street Fighter 6.

If you love Resident Evil, then you should consider checking out Capcom’s other franchises. A lot of them have a similar vibe to them. We love all of their franchise and wish that they revive some of the ones that they have forgotten about.

What do you think about our list? Do you agree with our placements? Have you played all the Resident Evil games? Which Resident Evil game is your favorite? Let us know all about your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Usama Qaiser

He is eccentric about Action games like Devil May Cry & Yakuza as well as treasuring his favorite JRPGs like Final Fantasy and Persona. Nowadays you can find him focusing his mana on writing guides and sharing his opinions at eXputer.

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