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The Best Resident Evil Games of All Time, Ranked

List RulesGame must be part of the Resident Evil series.

The best Resident Evil games are amazingly scary adventures that heavily influenced the survival horror genre. Without Resident Evil, we wouldn’t have games like Silent Hill or Dead Space. In fact, the term survival horror was originally coined to describe Resident Evil, way back in 1996, because it was such an original type of game. Since so many sequels and spin offs have been released, fans want to know which Resident Evil game is the best of all time.

The Resident Evil video game franchise has been so successful that it spawned a series of games, of which several have been nominated for best game of all time. Amongst survival horror fans, Resident Evil has definitely raised the bar for what makes a fun scary game. In fact, several of the Resident Evil games have been remade and remastered multiple times.

So which are the best Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan) games? See what gamers think in the rankings below. If you don’t see a particular Resident Evil game list, be sure to add it so that others may vote on it. For those looking for the all-time best Resident Evil game, just start at the top of the list and work your way down.

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    Son Goku added2002
    Resident Evil, known as biohazard in Japan, is a remake of the 1996 survival horror video game Resident Evil, developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and published by Capcom for the GameCube in 2002.  ...more
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    Resident Evil 2, known in Japan as Biohazard 2, is a 1998 survival horror video game originally released for the PlayStation. Developed by Capcom as the second installment in the Resident Evil  ...more
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    Resident Evil 4, known as Biohazard 4 in Japan, is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and released by multiple publishers, including Capcom, Ubisoft, Nintendo  ...more
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  • 4
    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, known in Japan as Biohazard 3: Last Escape, is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom and originally released for the PlayStation video game console in 1999. It is  ...more
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    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    2017
    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a 2017 survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. The story follows civilian Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife Mia, which leads him to a  ...more
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    Resident Evil, originally released in Japan as Bio Hazard, is a survival horror video game developed and released by Capcom originally for the Sony PlayStation in 1996. It was later ported for the  ...more
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    Resident Evil Code: Veronica is a 2000 survival horror video game, originally released for the Dreamcast. It was the first Resident Evil title to debut on a non-Sony platform, in contrast to the  ...more
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    Resident Evil 2 (Remake)

    2019
    Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. A remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998), it follows rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield  ...more
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    An updated version, Resident Evil: Director's Cut, was released for PlayStation in September 1997, a year and a half after the original game. Director's Cut was produced to compensate for the highly  ...more
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  • 10
    Resident Evil Zero is a 2002 survival horror video game that was developed and published for the GameCube by Capcom. The game's storyline serves as a prequel to the first Resident Evil and covers the  ...more
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    Resident Evil 5, known in Japan as Biohazard 5, is an action video game developed and published by Capcom. The game is the fifth main installment in the Resident Evil series. It was released for the  ...more
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    Resident Evil: Revelations, known as Biohazard Revelations in Japan, is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom and originally released for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console in early  ...more
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  • 13
    Resident Evil Village is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, and the tenth major installment in the series. Set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard,  ...more
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    Resident Evil Outbreak, known as Biohazard Outbreak in Japan, is a survival horror video game with online playability for the PlayStation 2. Initially released in 2003, it was developed by Capcom  ...more
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    DarthNoctis added2015
    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is an episodic survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil franchise (22nd overall). Resident  ...more
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    Resident Evil 3 is an upcoming survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. The game is a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999), and follows Jill Valentine as she attempts to escape a  ...more
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    Resident Evil Outbreak: File #2, known in Japan as Biohazard: Outbreak: File 2, is a stand-alone expansion to the original Resident Evil Outbreak. It was released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan on  ...more
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    Resident Evil 6, known as Biohazard 6 in Japan, is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game and the ninth installment in the Resident Evil series, developed and published by Capcom. The  ...more
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  • 19
    Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, known as Biohazard: The Darkside Chronicles in Japan, is an on-rails shooter video game for the Wii developed by Capcom and Cavia. The game was released for  ...more
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    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, known as Biohazard: The Umbrella Chronicles in Japan, is a rail shooting video game co-developed by Capcom and Cavia. The game was released for the Wii on  ...more
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  • 21
    A Nintendo DS port, Resident Evil: Deadly Silence, was released in Japan as Biohazard: Deadly Silence, and was made to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the series. Deadly Silence includes a  ...more
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  • 22
    Resident Evil: Dead Aim, known as Gun Survivor 4: Biohazard: Heroes Never Die in Japan, is the fourth release in a series of light gun shooter video games by Capcom. It is also the first in the  ...more
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    Resident Evil Survivor, known in Japan as Biohazard Gun Survivor, is a first person shooter video game developed by TOSE and published by Capcom. It was released on the PlayStation in Japan on  ...more
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    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, known in Japan as Biohazard: Operation Raccoon City is a third-person shooter video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, co-developed by  ...more
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    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, known as Biohazard: The Mercenaries 3D in Japan, is a third-person shooter video game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was announced at the 2010  ...more
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