With a new Resident Evil movie and game releasing this week, we thought it would be a good time to go back and see which of all the different games have been the highest rated and most critically acclaimed. Turn down the lights, grab some popcorn, and don’t forget to look around every corner.
10. Resident Evil 5 (2009)
“Resident Evil 5 focuses around Chris Redfield and his newly acquired partner Sheva. With 5, Capcom added a co-operative play mode to the Resident Evil 4 formula. Gamers were already familiar with Capcom’s Outbreak series, so co-op to Resident Evil wasn’t particularly innovative.” – Evan Schwab from his Resident Evil 5 HD Review.
9. Resident Evil 6
“The story is grandiose – too much so for its own good. The story follows four sets of characters: Chris, Leon, Jake, Ada, and their respective partners (though Ada goes it alone) during a worldwide terrorist outbreak by the Neo-Umbrella group. The story is told in pieces through each character and somewhat fits together like a puzzle as you play through it.” – Evan Schwab from his Resident Evil 6 review.
8. Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Few Resident Evil games of recent memory eclipse Resident Evil Revelations. So when Revelations 2 was announced, fans of Resident Evil goodness salivated at the bit. Featuring a co-operative mode more insightful than, say, Resident Evil 5, Revelations 2 pairs two sets of characters with a non-lethal partner. Each partner has a special ability to assist with the adventure, but it puts players in fairly new territory – especially with the inability to kill. Pair that with Revelations’ knack for creating classic Resident Evil moments, and you’ve got yourself a successful formula.
7. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
We return to Raccoon City with a terrifying monster in hot pursuit of us in the last of the original PS1 Resi titles; Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Cheers!
6. Resident Evil: Revelations
Originally slated as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, Resident Evil: Revelations eventually made its way to glory on consoles and PC. Resident Evil Revelations truly returned the series to its roots by integrating the survival horror back into the Resident Evil formula. Additionally, Resident Evil: Revelations for consoles and PC also added the ability to move and shoot, something I’ve longed for as a fan and something that worked very well for Revelations.