Resident Evil is one of the longest-running game series. If you travel back 20 years, you will still find Resident Evil around. Loved by many fans around the globe, the Resident Evil games are perfect survival horror.
Today, when open-world games have become a norm, Resident Evil still has a solid place in the gaming industry. Capcom has released many games based on the selling power of the series. But not all of them received critical success.
Which of the Resident Evil game is the best survival horror? Which title is most loved by the fans? It all will be revealed in this article using Metacritic Ratings.
Here are the Top 6 Resident Evil Games. Let’s Start From the Top:
Resident Evil 4 (2005):
With the Metacritic Rating of 96, Resident Evil 4 is number one on our list. The game is described as groundbreaking because it changed the entire genre of action-adventure games. This game changed the whole series by bringing more to the character of the protagonist Leon Kennedy.
The game made him the most beloved character in the Resident Evil series. A horror classic enough gives you nightmares and goosebumps. Moreover, the game will always remain one of the greatest of all time, provided by the critic ratings.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica (2001):
Second on our list is Resident Evil Code: Veronica, with a 94 Metacritic Rating. This series’ installment was considered the true sequel to the original by the fanbase. The reason was its close ties to the original series. The gameplay, story, and everything else had close ties directly to the events of the original.
Critics and fans were both mesmerized by the visuals of the game. Unlike its prequels which offered a steady camera angle, Code: Veronica was loved for its dynamic camera. With this new addition, fans got more versatility in gameplay.
Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019):
The remake of the original Resident Evil 2 (1998), the game gets the third spot on our list with a 93 Metacritic Rating. The remake is so good that it overshadows the original. With the action style of today, the makers still maintained the original’s horror elements.
Resident Evil 2’s story is one of the best in the whole series. The story revolves around two very likable protagonists with a splendid supporting cast. The sections with Mr. X are brilliant, proving it as good as anything the series has ever produced.
Resident Evil (1996):
The first installment of the hit series is number four on our list, with a critic rating of 91. With many games following the original’s footsteps, it is still considered the best among the others. The game brings pure nostalgia and a chilling experience of the horror genre.
The game inspired many titles and revived the horror genre in gaming. The creeps of passing through the mansion’s dangerous environments never get old.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (2000):
Fifth on our list is Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, with a critical rating similar to the original game. The game is responsible for turning the Resident Evil series into pure action. The game lacks the horror elements of the original game.
But gameplay-wise, the game remained the same. Yet, the players had to rely more on their firearms. Another noteworthy part of the game is its supposed antagonist, whose sequence can give you goosebumps.
Resident Evil 2 (1999):
Last on our list is the original Resident Evil 2, with a Metacritic score of 89. Unlike the first game, which is confined to an estate, Resident Evil 2 expands things to an entire city. Moreover, the game offers two protagonists, and the players get to play as both of them.
It also increases the replayability of the game as both characters have their sections. The game is one of the best PS1 horror classics of all time.
It does not matter what others say, but the Resident Evil series will always remain our favorite. What do you think of our list? Are there any other horror games that can top the Resident Evil series? Leave your answer in the comment and tell us what you think. Until next time!!!