Resident Evil (released as Biohazard in Japan) is a franchise of Survival-Horror video games developed and published by Capcom. The first title of the series was published in 1996 and the latest game was released recently on 25 Jan, 2019. The video game franchise mainly revolves around a series of survival horror games and introduces live-action films, animated movies, novels, comic books, and more. The story revolves around the outbreaks of deadly zombies and other vicious monsters created by the Umbrella Corporation. The first release is set in the mansion which is overrun with bloodthirsty zombies. The franchise has grown to encompass several sequels of different genres, incorporating elements of exploration, action, and puzzle solving. The series contains several releases such as Resident Evil (1996), Resident Evil 2 (1998), Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999), Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil Zero, and more. While playing the game, players will encounter horrible creatures that are looking for survivors to kill. The player navigates the world from a first-person or third-person viewpoint, while using a set of weapons to take down zombies. The direct hit to the zombies’ heads will stop them from moving.

15 Best Resident Evil Games

#1 Resident Evil 2

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Resident Evil 2 is a Survival-Horror and Single-player video game created and published Capcom for Multiple Platforms. The title acts as the remake version of original title Resident Evil 2 released in 1998. The game puts the player in the role of the protagonist named Leon S. Kennedy, a police officer who must interrogate the case to find the dark secrets. Two different protagonists are featured such as Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy; each has its unique abilities and skills. Unlike the original release, which makes use of tank controls and the fixed camera angles, the remake version comes with third-person shooter gameplay, similar to Resident Evil 4. In addition to the standard mode, the player needs to save people as often as he would like inside the safe rooms. The game starts with the player choosing his character from available and then set out on a journey to survive as long as possible. Now, vicious zombies are more realistic and dangerous ever than before. They’re looking for the player to kill. Resident Evil 2 includes prominent features such as a new Experience, Horror Classic Gameplay, Grotesque Waves, Iconic Characters, and more.

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#2 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

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Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is a Survival Horror and Single-player video game created and published by Capcom. The game acts as a third title in the series of Resident Evil, and it takes place around the Resident Evil 2’s events. The plot revolves around the main character named Jill Valentine and her struggle to escape from a city threatened by a biological weapon. The player moves across the world from a third-person perspective, and he can interact with the enemies and environment while exploring the world. The player assumes the role of another character for a brief segment of the game. To advance through the game the player navigates a city while avoiding obstacles and taking down enemies. While playing the game, the player can interact with the environment in different ways, including opening doors, climbing obstacles, or pushing objects. The player uses a set of weapons to kill enemies, ranging from a rocket launcher to pistols. With good graphics, shooting mechanics, thrilling gameplay, and superb controls, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is the best game to play.

#3 Resident Evil Survivor

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Resident Evil Survivor is a Light-gun Shooter and Single-player video game developed by TOSE and published by Capcom. The game serves as the spin-off in the series of Resident Evil video game, and it is the fourth title overall. It uses a first-person perspective, rather than a third-person view like the previous title. The plot starts with a missile explosion that wiped out the Raccoon City. The player can assume the role of the protagonist, who is struggling against odds to survive and unearth his identity. It mixes the first-person shooter and survival elements to offers the thrilling gameplay experience to the players. In the game, the player navigates the world, interact with non-player characters while battling against foes and zombies to survive. There are a series of missions, and each task comes with a set of objectives that the player must accomplish to progress through the game. The player encounters the man named Andy Holland, who is the responsible for the outbreak of T-virus in the land. Resident Evil Survivor includes prominent features such as FPS gameplay, Multiple Missions, Open World, and more.

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#4 Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: Not A Hero

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Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: Not A Hero is an Expansion Pack for Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival, and Single-player video game Resident Evil 7 biohazard, developed and published by Capcom. The DLC pack comes with new episodes, cruel traps, and new enemy types. The game takes place in the horrific environment populated by zombies. According to the plot, an unknown virus has wipeout and turn humanity into a zombie-like creature. The player as the protagonist must explore the world, encounter blood-thirsty zombies and smash them before they kill the player. There are new missions available, and each task has challenging objectives to accomplish. During the gameplay, Chris (the protagonist) must use his skills in melee fighting and marksmanship as the player struggles to save his target and unearth the truth behind the incident. Other features and content will be unlocked as the player progresses through it. The world is explored from a first-person perspective, and the player is equipped with primary weapons which can be used to kill strange creatures.

#5 Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories Bundle

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Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories Bundle is a Downloadable Content Pack for Resident Evil 5, developed and published by Capcom. The DLC pack came with two new episodes such as Desperate Escape and Lost in Nightmares. The game deals with Action-Adventure, Third-person Shooter, Horror-Survival, and Co-op elements, and it takes place in the zombie apocalypse. In Lost in Nightmare, the player must unearth the mystery about Jill and Chris, who recently visited the infamous Spencer mansion. The game introduces versus mode, in which the player controls one of four characters from available and compete against up to four players for points by slaying the enemies or taking down other players. During the gameplay, the player navigates the world from a third-person viewpoint, pick up items, interact with the environment and object to collect information about the mission while fighting zombies to earn points and fulfil the requirement of each mission. Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories Bundle includes prominent features such as New Content (Desperate Escape, The Mercenaries Reunion, and Lost in Nightmares), Third-person Action, Open World, and more.

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#6 Resident Evil 6

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Resident Evil 6 is an Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival, Third-person Shooter, Single and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the ninth major entry in the series of Resident Evil and the first game available to play on PlayStation and Xbox platforms. The game tells the story from the perspective of protagonist named as Chris Redfield, who is a founder and former member of the Bio-Terrorism Security Assessment Alliance. In the plot, the world is invaded by an evil corporation named as Neo-Umbrella. The protagonist must confront the forces behind the terrorist attack with newly C-virus around the world. The gameplay revolves around four different interwoven storylines, each character has its unique styles and abilities. There are four different scenarios and each scenario offers one of four main protagonists such as Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Jake Muller and more. The player can select his character to get into the world where he has to fight for his life and complete a set of missions to progress through the game. With enhanced mechanics, addictive gameplay, brilliant visuals and superb story, Resident Evil 6 is the best game to play and enjoy.

#7 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is an Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival and Single-player video game developed and published by Capcom for multiple platforms. It is the 11th installment ad twenty-fourth title overall in the franchise of Resident Evil. It is the first game in the marvelous series available to be played from the first-person view. The story centers on the protagonist named as Ethan Winters, as he finds his beloved wife named as Mia, which leads him to a plantation by the Baker Family. The protagonist crafts weapons and other tools to face off Baker Family and the Molded, a form of bacteria. The primary objective is to explore the world from the first-person perspective and fight against zombies and other creatures using handguns, flame throwers, chainsaw, and shotgun, etc. There are a series of levels, and each level requires a completion of certain objectives to progress. The player can assume the role of the protagonist and his ultimate task is to fight against enemies and the Baker Family to rescue his wife Mia from dangers. With enhanced mechanics, engaging gameplay and brilliant controls, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is the best game to play and enjoy.

#8 Resident Evil 4

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Resident Evil 4 is a Horror-Survival video game for those players who love playing Horror-filled games. It combines the elements of Action, Shooter and Zombie developed and published by Capcom. The game supports Single-player mode only, and it is the 6th entry in the series of Resident Evil. The story focuses on the special agent of the US government named Leon S. Kennedy, who is a female and sent on an epic mission to save Ashley Graham, the daughter of US President who is kidnapped by a sinister cult. The game takes place in the rural area of Spain and casts you in the role of the protagonist and lets you fight against hordes of violent villagers. You explore the world from a third-person perspective and can use different weapons to slaughter foes. It centers on the action, shooting and massive crowds of foes in open-ended areas. There are several missions, and you have to complete each one to gain access to new weapons, by gathering enough experience points and use them to get upgrades. Resident Evil 4 includes key features such as Global Leaderboards, Customization Controls, Challenging Missions and more. Try it out, and you’ll enjoy it.

#9 Resident Evil 5

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Resident Evil 5 is an Action-Adventure, RPG, Horror-Survival and Shooting game developed and published by Capcom. The story of the game revolves around the protagonist Chris Redfield and a secondary character Sheva Alomar. The game paces on the investigation carried out by Sheva about a terrorist threat in the fictional city of Kijuju, Africa. Chris also confronts an old enemy Albert Whisker who disturbs his conscious and haunts him down wherever he goes. They start their journey and in the midst of their adventure, the engage in heavy combats with Humanoid enemies instead of Zombies, Ganados, and a lot of other creatures using their guns, melee weapons and explosives. As the game offers multiplayer gaming mode, the players all around the world can team up or choose to play as enemies upon their liking. The game features an open word gaming environment, a dramatically engaging story-line, high definition graphics and a thrilling game-play that takes you to the heights of a super best gaming experience. Try this game and you’ll definitely be amazed.

#10 Resident Evil: Outbreak

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Resident Evil: Outbreak is a 2003 Single-player and Multiplayer Survival-Horror video game developed and published by Capcom for PlayStation 2. The game acts as the first title in the series of Resident Evil, to be featured Co-op gameplay and Online Multiplayer support. It takes place during the same period as RE2 (Resident Evil 2) and Nemesis. Similar to the Resident Evil remake, the controls and gameplay remain the same, with some modifications. In the game, the player selects a scenario, difficulty level, and a playable character to start the game. In-game, the difficulty level is laced with what enemies and items the player encounter as progresses through the selected scenario. There are five different scenarios, and each has an event checklist comprising a special action that the player can do to reach the 100 percent completion. The game comes with the stunning storyline, which starts with the beginning of outbreak takes place a couple of days after the outbreak of the T-virus in Raccoon City. With challenging gameplay, brilliant mechanics, and cool visuals, Resident Evil: Outbreak is a game that takes you in a terrible environment and leaves to survive.

#11 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a Single-player and Multiplayer Third-person Shooter video game developed by Slant Six Games and published by Capcom. The game is the twentieth title in the series of Resident Evil, taking place around the same time as Resident Evil 2, and introduces the characters from the previous two titles. The game revolves around a team of elite paramilitary mercenaries, working for the Umbrella Corporation during the zombie apocalypse in Raccoon City. According to the storyline, the Delta team gets into the Raccoon city underground laboratory, where they encounter an Alpha team leader named Hunk. After that, the mission of the Delta Team is to help out the Alpha team in fending off the antagonist named Dr William Birkin from dealing of T-Virus with the US military and struggle to restore the G-virus. There are 12 playable characters, and each has its unique skills, play style, and abilities. The player takes on the role of the protagonist with an ultimate task to stop the deal of T-virus and fend off from spreading across the land. The world where the game is set is full of zombies, and the player needs to avoid or slay them before the transform the remaining population into zombies. With the stimulating environment, detailed graphics, horrific story, and excellent controls, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is the best game to play.

#12 Resident Evil: Revelations 2

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is an Episodic Horror-Survival, Action-Adventure, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Capcom for multiple platforms. The game acts as the 10th massive entry in the franchise of Resident Evil and 22nd overall. The game marks the Claire Redfield’s return as the main protagonist, and the first time the player control Barry Burton as the playable character in the main series. The storyline of the game takes place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. The plot starts when the protagonist named as Clair and her partners, including the playable protagonist and newcomer named as Moria Burton, are at the exciting party in the NGO’s headquarter, then they are attacked by unknown creatures. The player explores the land from a third-person perspective, use equipped flashlight to see in the dark environment and can use a huge arsenal of weaponry including melee weapons to attack foes. The game features the mini-map at the top of the screen to display the player’s location. With addictive gameplay, superb mechanics, and stunning graphics, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is the wonderful game to experience the Horror-Survival genre.

#13 Resident Evil

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Resident Evil is a popular Single-player Horror-Survival and Shooter video game developed by Capcom and published by Nintendo. The game is also known as Bio Hazard in Japan and some other parts of the world. This one is the first game in the Resident Evil series and provides the saga basis. The game’s story features the character of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine.

Both of the characters are part of S.T.A.R.S, an elite task force that travels to Raccoon City to investigate the sudden disappearance of their team members. While searching for the clues, they get trapped inside a huge mansion filled with all kinds of gory monsters and Zombies. The players can either select Chriss or Jill as the main character, explore the mansion and uncover the secrets about the disappearance of the team members and the Zombie outbreak.

#14 Resident Evil: Revelations

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Resident Evil: Revelations is a great Third-person Shooter Horror-Survival and Action-Adventure video game similar to Alan Wake. The game features the characters of agent Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat working for the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) in order to eliminate the threats posed by a Bioterrorist Organization named as II Veltro. Your task is to get into the character of the main protagonist Jessica Sherawat and go to the floating city of Terragrigia, neutralize genetically modified creatures and mutants (known as the Bio Organic Weapons BOWs) in order to save the remaining populace. Resident Evil: Revelations lets you use sophisticated weaponry against the hardcore enemies, allow you to engage yourself into amazingly action-packed melee and long distance combats, complete the tasks and enjoy an amazingly addictive and quite immersive thrill filled gaming experience. With a visually brilliant game setting, eye-catching graphics, a well-written storyline and an engaging game-play, Resident Evil: Revelations is a great blend of Action-Adventure, Horror-Survival and Shooting aesthetics.

#15 Umbrella Corps

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Umbrella Corps (also known as Biohazard: Umbrella Corps) is Tactical Shooter and Multiplayer video game created and published by Capcom for PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. The game serves as the spin-off in the series of Resident Evil and takes place in 201 and 2013. It puts the player in charge of an agent named as 3A-7, belonging to an organization, Umbrella Co. The game sets out the player on an epic mission to test out new equipment like Zombie Jammer. After successfully testing the weapon, the survivors of the protagonist have to try to kill him by sending him dangerous missions. In the game, players play as a mercenary from two organizations, and they are tasked to team up with their fellow and struggle to remove all hostile players. The player can explore the land from either a first-person viewpoint or a third-person perspective. The game introduces the maps, described as compact battle zones, which have historical Resident Evil environments and themes. There are various gadgets available including grenades, shotguns, rifles, semi-automatic rifles, and more. With superb gameplay, stunning graphics, and fantastic controls, Umbrella Corps is the best game to play.

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