Top 5 Resident Evil Games

I have already talked about how amazing the Resident Evil 4 Remake was as well as my desire for a Resident Evil: Code Veronica remake! However, today I am taking on one hell of a challenge as I share what my top 5 Resident Evil games are. The first time I played Resident Evil was back in 1996, I was in high school and a friend had just gotten it the previous weekend. He was telling us all about it and he, myself, and another kid decided to skip school, go to his house, and see Resident Evil!

Since then, Resident Evil has been one of my all time favorite game franchises, and narrowing this list down was really hard. I had a rule for this list and that was remakes and originals could not be in it. So I could not have the original Resident Evil 4 if the Resident Evil 4 Remake was on here.

If your top five Resident Evil games are different from mine, be sure to leave them in the comments section down below. If your list is not deemed good enough by me I will send Nemesis after you so keep that in mind.

Number 5

Resident Evil: Dead Aim

I am starting with a bit of a surprise entry I am sure. Resident Evil: Dead Aim is a PlayStation 2 exclusive and I freaking loved this game and have played all the way through it several times. It mixes Resident Evil gameplay with first-person shooter action. Many people remember the terrible, Resident Evil Survivor for the original PlayStation. Dead Aim takes that concept and makes it work. The game takes place on a huge ass ship and it is one of my favorite settings of any Resident Evil game. It has a ton of atmosphere and it has a very creepy vibe. You explore as you normally would, but when you pull your gun, it shifts to the first person. You can play this with a lightgun, but I actually prefer to play with just the controller.

Number 4

Resident Evil Village

I liked what Capcom did with Resident Evil VII, but I think that Resident Evil Village is a far superior game. It sticks with the first-person point of view and the game ramps up the action over what VII offered. We get to finish out Ethan Winter’s story in a very cinematic and exciting way, we even get to see Chris Redfield! The story here is great and it has some great twists and turns. I loved the setting and of course, I loved Lady D as well! While she got all the attention, all of the twisted characters that called this village home were interesting and made for some fun boss battles. This is a game that is just a blast to play through from start to end! I cannot wait to see how they follow this up with Resident Evil 9.

Number 3

Resident Evil: Code Veronica

When I did my top 5 Sega Dreamcast games, Resident Evil: Code Veronica was number one game so you knew it had to be on this list. To be honest, Code Veronica X is the superior version. This was such a “next-gen” experience the first time I played it on the Dreamcast, it is easily the most difficult of the mainline Resident Evil games, forcing you to really conserve your ammo and consider running past some enemies instead of mowing them down. It had amazing graphics for the time and it was just such an entertaining game from start to end. The game has aged a bit, especially in the voice acting department, but at the time this was released, I do not remember thinking the voice acting was all that cheesy. In a day and age when video game remakes are all the rage, there is no game I want to get the remake treatment more than Resident Evil: Code Veronica.

Number 2

Resident Evil 2 Remake

To say that the Resident Evil 2 Remake blew me away could not be any more of an understatement. This game is amazing from start to end and the game is just so packed with content. I loved the original, but this just took it to a whole new level. With amazing visuals and fantastic voice acting, this is like you are actually in the game. I loved the way it told Leon and Clair’s story and I would class this as one of the greatest remakes of all time! They even gave this a boost for PS5 and Xbox Series, although if I am being real, I did not notice a massive difference. I do really like the Resident Evil 3 Remake as well, but just like the original games, 3 is lacking in content when put next to 2!

Number 1

Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 is my favorite game of all time I have very version of the original Resident Evil 4 and I have lost count of the number of times I have played through it. However, I have to say that the Resident Evil 4 Remake is a far superior game. This is the best game of this current generation. I was a little worried if this could live up to my sky-high unrealistic expectations, but it not only lived up to them, it surpassed them! It looks and sounds amazing, but it is the gameplay improvements that make this so much better than the original. Just like Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4 Remake is so much fun to play. It is the kind of game that gets more and more fun with each playthrough as you have better and more powerful guns. Granted, they could have thrown in the Separate Ways mode in the base game, but I give them a pass as they did not just port or enhance the original, this is as full a remake as you can get.

I will admit that my top 5 Resident Evil games are kind of predictable, but I stand by this list and am happy with my choices. There were a few that nearly made that number 5 spot such as Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil VII. If they or any other Resident Evil games make your list, be sure to let me know in the comments section.

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