The Best Resident Evil Games of All Time, Ranked

Voting Rules
Game 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Resident Evil 2
    897 votes
    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
  • Resident Evil 4
    1,083 votes
    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
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
    634 votes

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    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
  • Resident Evil Village
    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