To really appreciate the Resident Evil series in all its variety, it’s best to look at it all: the good, the bad, and the scary.
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Every Resident Evil Game Ranked Worst To Best
After 25 years and over two dozen games, Resident Evil has firmly established itself as one of the most iconic video game franchises on the market – and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Like the undead monsters and the mysterious organizations that populate its games, Resident Evil simply can’t die, for better or for worse. It would take more than a well-aimed headshot to take this giant creature off the series – and who would want to try?
At its best, Resident Evil is responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed survival horror games to hit the market, but not all may be winners. For every victory at the level of the “Resident Evil 7” remake or the “Resident Evil 2” remake, there is a spinoff at the wrong moment or a big swing that just turned out to be a miss. To celebrate the world of Resident Evil in all its diversity, it’s best to really look at it all: the good, the bad, and the scary. Here’s a ranking of all the Resident Evil games, from worst to best of the best.
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12. Resident Evil 6 (2012)
As you might expect, the controversial Resident Evil 6 is at the very bottom of our list. That doesn’t mean the game is essentially terrible, as you can still have fun with Resi 6’s satisfying shooting and occasional surprisingly great boss encounters.
Where Resident Evil 6 fails is the “too many chefs” approach to its design. Resident Evil games tend to focus on a small selection of main characters, but Resident Evil 6 throws a ton of them into separate campaigns. This distributed approach makes any campaign appear undercooked due to a lack of focus.
Even so, the criticism of Resident Evil 6 has softened since its release in 2012, and while that may be a low point for the series, it’s still worth playing if you enjoy Resident Evil’s transition to action instead of horror and don’t bother with the pointless story.
There are a lot of Resident Evil games available, so it’s hard to know where to start. In this guide, we rank Resident Evil games from the best to the worst.
2. Resident Evil 2 Remake
Original release date: January 25, 2019
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Windows
The Resident Evil 2 remake shares the same narrative as the 1998 release, but that’s the only similarity between the two. Built from the ground up as a remake of the original game, the Resident Evil 2 remake perfectly combines the cramped atmosphere of the 1998 release with a modern sensibility.
It is an over-the-shoulder game in the style of Resident Evil 4, albeit less focused on the action than this game and its subsequent titles. The change of perspective brings with it a whole new impression, limiting the player’s vision in a way that the original title does not.
Not to mention the graphics enhancements. Of course, 20 years of graphical iteration will lead to a better look for the game. However, Resident Evil 2’s use of the RE engine brings with it advances in simulating smoke and lighting, and even exacerbates the scary original release. The Tyrant character model is also the fuel of the nightmare.
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