Resident Evil Games Ranked by Critic Scores

A countdown of the top 20 highest rated Resident Evil games of all-time

Resident Evil 4 Remake
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When it comes to survival horror, no videogame series matches the popularity and prestige of the name “Resident Evil”. Capcom’s flagship franchise, which began all the way back in 1996, is gearing up for the release of its highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 Remake, set for launch on March 24, 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Will the latest entry in the long running survival horror franchise become the most acclaimed yet? Let’s take a trip down memory lane, as we count down the top 20 highest rated Resident Evil games according to critics. Note: (The tiebreaker between games with the same Metascore is the Metacritic user score).

20. Resident Evil 6

Release Date: October 2, 2012

Highest Metacritic Score: 74 (PS3)

19. Resident Evil Revelations 2

Release Date: February 24, 2015

Highest Metacritic Scores: 75 (PS4 and Xbox One)

18. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

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Release Date: November 13, 2007

Highest Metacritic Score: 75 (Wii)

17. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

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Release Date: November 17, 2009

Highest Metacritic Score: 75 (Wii)

16. Resident Evil Village VR

Release Date: February 22, 2023

Highest Metacritic Score: 82 (PSVR2)

15. Resident Evil Revelations

Release Date: January 26, 2012

Highest Metacritic Score: 82 (Nintendo 3DS)

14. Resident Evil HD Remaster

Release Date: January 20, 2015

Highest Metacritic Score: 83 (PS4)

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13. Resident Evil 0

Release Date: November 12, 2002

Highest Metacritic Score: 83 (GameCube)

12. Resident Evil 3 Remake

Release Date: April 3, 2020

Highest Metacritic Score: 84 (Xbox One)

11. Resident Evil Village

Release Date: May 7, 2021

Highest Metacritic Score: 84 (PS5)

10. Resident Evil 4 VR

Release Date: October 21, 2021

Highest Metacritic Score: 85 (Oculus Quest 2)

9. Resident Evil 5

Release Date: March 5, 2009

Highest Metacritic Score: 86 (PC)

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8. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Release Date: January 24, 2017

Highest Metacritic Scores: 86 (PS4 and Xbox One)

7. Resident Evil 2

Release Date: January 21, 1998

Highest Metacritic Scores: 89 (N64 and PlayStation)

6. Resident Evil

Release Date: March 30, 1996

Highest Metacritic Score: 91 (PlayStation)

5. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

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Release Date: November 11, 1999

Highest Metacritic Score: 91 (PlayStation)

4. Resident Evil Remake

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Release Date: April 30, 2002

Highest Metacritic Score: 91 (GameCube)

3. Resident Evil 2 Remake

Release Date: January 25, 2019

Highest Metacritic Score: 93 (Xbox One)

2. Resident Evil Code: Veronica

Release Date: February 29, 2000

Highest Metacritic Score: 94 (Dreamcast)

1. Resident Evil 4

Release Date: January 11, 2005

Highest Metacritic Scores: 96 (GameCube and PS2)

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Grant Testa

Grant Testa is a writer at Prima Games, who specializes in achievement hunting and horror gaming. He is also an avid comic book reader/collector, fantasy footballer, and rock music fanatic. Thousands who have been defeated by Grant in online multiplayer games have cried to themselves, wondering, "How did he get so good?! Why can't I be a gaming demigod like him?" They would probably be surprised to learn that Grant actually inherited his elite gaming skills from his mom, Joann Hansen, one of the speediest stenographers/typists in the nation, (and probably the world). Fun fact: he is also the son of the world’s first “let’s player” and comedy legend, Tim Testa.