Brandon from That Green Dude is hosting a big Resident Evil project called Resident Evil Memories. I’ve planning this list for awhile now so I decided to add this to his big project and help spread some Resident Evil love. I look forward to our future disagreements on the games I’ve chosen on my list. I’m only counting the main games on this list not the many spin-offs.
Resident Evil 7
This is the only Resident Evil game that I’ve never finished. I can’t bring myself to play this game. I have a total of 6 hours played spread across the PC and PS4. It could be a little higher, but my point is I’ve bought this game twice and hated it both times. I don’t like the first person perspective and the hide and seek bullshit you have to play with the family. It’s stupid and it feels like Outlast with guns instead of a true Resident Evil game. Capcom followed the trend that Outlast set and made this horrible game. At least we have that awesome looking Resident Evil 2 game releasing next month :).
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
The only reason why this game is so low is because I don’t remember much of it. I mean… I remember Jill and the big ass Nemesis monster chasing her throughout the whole game, but that’s really it. It’s been so long since I played it. I know I enjoyed the game, but I also know it was never one of my favorite Resident Evil games. So take from that what you will.
Resident Evil 6
I don’t hate Resident Evil 6. Once that sinks in you may continue reading :). I really enjoyed this game for what it was. Was it ridiculous? Yes, it was. it really was, but it’s a good kind of ridiculous to to. I love the fact that this game has local co op, a fun as hell multiplayer mode, and 3 campaigns with different characters and I really enjoyed them all. I can’t throw hate at a game that I genuinely enjoyed. It’s not bad at all and the gameplay is still fantastic to this day. It’s really fun to play and I wouldn’t mind if Capcom took that gameplay and slapped on a new project.
Resident Evil 2
I love this game. I always rolled with Claire first because she’s one of my favorite Resident Evil characters ever. Leon’s not bad I guess… he’s just not one of my favorites :). This game is just a good time, but it was never one of MY favorite Resident Evil games. I know that’s an unpopular opinion to have, but since when have I cared about that? At the end of the day I really enjoyed this game and I’m really looking forward to playing the remake next month.
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4 marked a new direction for the Resident Evil series. Gone were the fixed camera angles and we, finally, were able to navigate the world of Resident Evil the way I always wanted to. This game also split the fanbase of Resident Evil to this very day. Some people, like me, loved the changes that this game made to the game. And some people think the glory days of Resident Evil were with the fixed camera angles and hate everything that came after 3. The only negative, and reason it’s so low on my list, is that I had to deal with Ashely’s dumbass and her constantly yelling Leon’s name over, and over, and over, and over again…
Resident Evil Zero
I know a lot of people consider this game to be one of the worst Resident Evil games of the core series. I’m, obviously, going in the opposite direction here. I love this game to pieces. This game introduced the partner companion to the series and they’re better than the AI companion in Resident Evil 5. I like the fact that this game started off on a moving train, had a partner to experience the horrors with, had puzzles designed for both characters, creepy locales, and interesting story to boot. I really love Resident Evil Zero and I like how it tied into Resident Evil 2. This game is great and I can play it forever.
Before all of you rage at my number 1 pick because by this point you must know what it is. Here’s my runner up and some times my favorite Resident Evil game of all time. I love this game. It’s damn near perfect in my book. Chris and Jill are iconic protagonist that survived one hell of an ordeal in that creepy ass mansion. The mansion is as iconic as the characters to me. Navigating that creepy place left an impression on 11 year old me. I still remember almost everything about this game. It’s one of the best horror games ever made and if I was judging this list on just how creepy I thought these games were this game would be number 1.
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 has a lot going for it. It has one of my favorite protagonist of all time (Chris Redfield) and introduced co op to the series. I don’t care about the angry people that hate on this game because it’s not “scary” anymore. People still love this game and I’m one of them. Resident Evil 5 gave me one of the best game experiences I’ve ever had. It’s one of the best co op games ever made, the best Resident Evil game ever made to this day, and is damn near perfect to me and I didn’t have to put any thought at all into what my number 1 game on this list would be because I already knew going in that this game would top the list.
What are your favorite Resident Evil games? Feel free to have a civil disagreement with me below and let me know! And if you want to participate in the Resident Evil Memories project click here to find out how.