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Every Resident Evil game ranked worst to best: Full tier list

It’s time to rank all the main games from Resident Evil, arguably the biggest survival-horror series, from worst to best, and tiered too.

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25 years on from its debut, Resident Evil has gone on to become one of gaming’s biggest franchises. So we thought we’d take the main entries from the series and place them in order from worst to best.

When you think of survival horror, the name that usually springs to mind is Resident Evil. It not only elevated the genre but cemented it in history.

During the years we’ve gone from the terrifying Spencer Mansion, to the scorching sands of Africa, back to a house owned by a sadistic and corrupted family. Resident Evil has had a lasting impression on the world that people still crave to this day.

So here we go, we’re taking the mainline games and we are ranking them from worst to best.

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Resident Evil games tier list

We’re going to take a moment to assign each of the Resident Evil games an official tier before we rank the main games. There’s plenty to chew on here, but which are the cream of the crop?

Here is our official tier list of all of the Resident Evil games in alphabetical order:

  • S-Tier: Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: Code Veronica
  • A-Tier: Resident Evil 1, Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil: Revelations
  • B-Tier: Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 3 Remake, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil: Revelations 2
  • C-Tier: Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Umbrella Corps

Just to explain the system, our S-Tier games are the best-of-the-best, the A-Tier ones are great, the B-Tier games are just missing something, and C-Tier ones are not worth your time

Resident Evil’s main games ranked

8. Resident Evil 6

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The entry that was so poorly recieved that Capcom decided enough was enough and decided to reboot the franchise altogether with Resident Evil 7.

While Resident Evil 6 did offer a tremendous amount of content with multiple different campaigns to play through, the game’s tonal shift towards action-adventure went overboard. The action became too much and the series’ identity became lost.

7. Resident Evil 3

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The first of our remake dilemmas. The remake is underwhelming and lacks a lot of the content of the original. Whereas the original is still good, but it didn’t differ too much from Resident Evil 2.

Nemesis was definitely a marked improvement over Tyrant/Mr.X, but between the half-baked remake and a less-evolved sequel, Resident Evil 3 could’ve been more.

6. Resident Evil 5

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Definitely the most under-appreciated and unfairly maligned entry in the series. It’s regarded as the game that took the series off the rails, despite the fact Resident Evil 4 actually did this.

Nevertheless, Resident Evil 5 is a more than solid third-person shooter that still manages to retain some of its iconic horror elements. If played in single-player then Sheva is a less-than useless AI companion. But in co-op, Resident Evil 5 possesses many qualities – and Chris Redfield punching a boulder.

5. Resident Evil 7

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After the negative reception to Resident Evil 6, Capcom tore up the playbook and started from scratch. Resident Evil 7 returned to its horror roots with limited ammo, a larger emphasis on item management, and health preservation. It also debuted a new first-person perspective that made the game feel more intimate and disturbing.

The Baker family proved to be an excellent folly for the new protagonist, Ethan. They were infinitely creepy and certainly restored the game’s horror aesthetic. Criticism can be directed towards the game’s final third as it deviates away from the early game’s puzzles and slower pace.

4. Resident Evil 1

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The beginning of 25 years of madness. A green Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine are tasked with investigating the mysteries of the Spencer Mansion and encounter a lot of grim troubles along the way.

Resident Evil was revolutionary with its exquisite blend of puzzles and edge-of-your-seat gameplay. It suffered a bit with awkward, tank-like controls and an extremely limited inventory (albeit a deliberate design choice).

3. Resident Evil Code: Veronica X

Despite not having a number, Code Veronica is very much a main game in the series, and it’s a pretty good one at that.

The formula really evolved with Code Veronica as the trademark fixed angles were allowed a bit more freedom, and the game boasted much-improved visuals all-around.

It’s still held back by outdated tank controls, and the cutscenes and dialogue are comically over-the-top, but Code Veronica is still one of the best Resident Evil games to follow the old-school format of exploring and puzzle-solving.

2. Resident Evil 4

resident evil 4 gameplay

For many people, this is still the magnum opus of the franchise. Leon Kennedy spear-headed a mad new direction for the games, taking us from mansions and zombies to hostile villagers in Spain.

To this day, few third-person games manage to get nearly every aspect of their game correct as Resi 4 does. It was a breath of fresh air and injected new life into the name. Aside from babysitting Ashley and perhaps going overboard towards the end of the game, Resident Evil 4 is an incredible game.

1. Resident Evil 2

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Given how much content there is, how much it improved upon the first game, and its superb journey, Resident Evil 2 – both old and remake – is the pinnacle of the Resi games.

We’re focusing particularly on the remake as it took a fantastic game and turned it into perfection. Removing the tank controls, giving the graphics a slick coat of stunning graphics, and updating Tyrant all contribute to a superb Resident Evil game. Add in the different ways to play the campaign and you have the best Resident Evil game in the series.


That completes our list. These are the Resident Evil games tiered and ranked. Be sure to check out the  GTA games ranked from worst to best too!

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Where to plant wiretraps at key locations for Fortnite Week 8 Quests

Here’s where to plant wiretraps in key locations for Fortnite Season 7’s Week 8 Quests, where you can earn a ton of XP.

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Fortnite Season 7’s Week 8 Quests task players with planting wiretraps at three key locations, so here’s how to do it.

Every week, Epic Games release a batch of Legendary and Epic Quests to allow players to earn a ton of XP. By completing these every week, you’ll have no trouble earning Battle Stars and finishing the Season 7 Battle Pass.

With the arrival of the 17.21 update, we’re now in Week 8, and players are tasked with planting three wiretraps at key locations. Here’s how to plant the wiretraps, and all of the key locations that you can plant them.

Fortnite Week 8 Wiretrap locations

Fortnite Season 7 wiretrap locations

There are clusters of wiretraps in five key locations on the Fortnite Season 7 map. Inside each of these POIs are three wiretraps, so with a bit of luck, you should only have to visit one of the locations.

The wiretraps will be marked by a transparent blue box. Simply approach it and press the interact button and the wiretrap will be placed. Do this twice more, and you’ll get 30,000 XP.

You can find wiretraps in these locations:

  1. Dinky Dish
  2. Dockside Dish
  3. Defiant Dish
  4. Eastern house in Lazy Lake
  5. Tunnel east of Catty Corner

Dinky Dish Fortnite wiretrap locations

Fortnite Dinky Dish wiretrap locations
  1. Base of the tall yellow radio tower, on the east side
  2. Base of the large radar dish
  3. Base of the smaller yellow radio tower, in the north-west corner

As with all of the wiretraps, by landing in one location you can complete all of the Quest.

Dockside Dish Fortnite wiretrap locations

Fortnite Dockside Dish wiretrap location
  1. Base of the large radar dish
  2. Base of the large green radio tower, on the west side
  3. Base of the small green radio tower, on the east side

Defiant Dish Fortnite wiretrap locations

Fortnite defiant dish wiretrap locations
  1. Base of the blue radio tower in the eastern building
  2. Base of the large radar dish
  3. Base of the blue radio tower at the south side

Lazy Lake Fortnite wiretrap locations

Fortnite Lazy Lake wiretrap locations
  1. By the benches at the north side of Lazy Lake’s eastern house
  2. By the wall west of the swimming pool
  3. By the hedges east of the swimming pool

Tunnel east of Catty Corner Fortnite wiretrap locations

Fortnite Catty Corner tunnel wiretrap locations
  1. On the outside wall of the office, at the north side
  2. By a rock on the east side of the fence
  3. Underneath the stairs by the mysterious door

And that’s where you can find all of the wiretraps to plant for Week 8’s Quests! Also, be sure to check out Week 7’s Epic Quests if you missed them.

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Confirmed buffs & nerfs in Apex Legends Season 10

Here are all the various different buffs and nerfs that Respawn have confirmed for Apex Legends Season 10.

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Apex Legends Emergence is almost here, and there will be a ton of changes when the new update goes live, including various balancing changes to Legends. Here’s every buff and nerf in Season 10.

Respawn apply buffs and nerfs to certain characters so that Apex Legends still feels fresh after a new update drops. They also keep fans posted on their progress through community updates.

Some of these changes are welcomed, specifically those for Legends that have been underperforming or are considered overpowered. Other balance updates can be points of controversy.

Here’s every known buff and nerf coming in Apex Legends Season 10.

Confirmed Apex Legends buffs and nerfs for Season 10

Caustic: Buff

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One of the more prominent changes in the new season of Apex Legends will be to Caustic’s gas. The damage per tick will no longer be locked, and will now increase every 2 seconds.

However, the Season 10 update will also have an adverse effect on the gas cloud from his toxic fumes. The buff will cause it to dissipate five seconds faster.

Crypto: Buff

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While we don’t know exactly what changes Respawn is planning for Crypto, they’ve made it abundantly clear that they want to improve his popularity. Live balance designer John Larson talked about his low pick rate.

“When assessing how to make him a bit sexier, I think streamlining the flow between Crypto mode and drone mode, and maybe distributing that power in a more healthy way so it’s not quite as binary, would be a nice way of approaching that,” the developer said.

It’s unclear whether these changes will take place right at the start of Season 10, or if Crypto will get buffs in the mid-season update.

Fuse: Buff

Fuse in Apex

The developers have confirmed that Fuse will be getting a buff to both his Tactical and his Ultimate abilities. The Knuckle Cluster Tactical’s duration has been doubled, letting the Legend dish out pain longer.

Enemies that are hit by the Motherlode Ultimate will now be highlighted, and they will remain visible even if they’re taking cover.

Horizon: Buff

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Horizon received a movement speed nerf when using the Gravity Lift, and this ended up being one of her biggest weak points. Now, the developers are reverting this change but not completely to its pre-nerf state.

This means that you’ll be much more mobile when using Horizon’s Gravity Lift ability in combat.

Rampart: Buff (mid-season)

Rampart in Apex Legends

When Season 10 goes live, one of Rampart’s inventions will become available as a weapon in the form of the Rampage LMG. The Legender herself will also be receiving a buff, but developers have said this will be later on.

Respawn will continue their development and tests on this balancing update, and they haven’t revealed what exactly it will be for. It will probably be related to her Ultimate ability.

Revenant: Nerf

Revenant climbing Apex Legends

Revenant already received a major buff as part of the Genesis Collection event. Now, the developers are planning to introduce a few more changes to make the Legend easier to play against.

Season 10 will add a visual and audio indicator to let enemies know when Revenant’s death protection is about to end. This nerf will give opponents a fair chance to react quickly.

Wattson: Buff & Nerf

Wattson Apex Legends

Wattson already comes with a fairly high win rate, so buffing her can be tricky. She’ll still be receiving a buff in Season 10, but this will be followed by a buff later on to keep things balanced.

Her buff will focus on making her more fun to play, while the nerf will probably be to her hitbox, according to live balance designer John Larson.

Those are all the confirmed buffs and nerfs dropping in Season 10, either at launch or in the mid-season update. Also, check out when Apex Legends Season 10 is going to start.

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Apex Legends devs drop major clue about next Heirloom

The next Apex Legends Heirloom has been hinted at by a Respawn Entertainment dev, along with talk of new buffs to the roster.

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Ahead of the launch of Apex Legends Season 10, we may already have a sneaky suspicion about who’s getting the next Heirloom, thanks to a Respawn dev.

Juggling an entire roster of Legends is an unenviable task that Respawn Entertainment has to keep on top of. This means buffing Legends that aren’t meta and aren’t considered strong enough to win with, and nerfing Legends that are overused to the point of saturation.

To keep everyone fresh, another exciting thing that fans look forward to is the next Apex Heirloom. If you aren’t aware, Heirlooms are incredibly rare cosmetic items for a Legend that require 150 Heirloom Shards to get.

One of the Respawn devs has suggested that they might follow an earlier method of buffing a Legend and accompanying this enhancement with an Heirloom.

apex legends seer legend

With confirmed map changes coming in Apex Legends Season 10 and all-manner of new content, Season 10 is shaping up to be a big one.

The battle royale game is adding Seer as a new Legend, taking the game’s total count up to 18. As it stands, eight of them (nine including Seer) don’t have an Heirloom.

But thanks to Respawn’s Lead Game Designer Daniel Klein, we may have an idea of what to expect going forward.

A previous Legend was on the receiving end of a buff and Heirloom joint update as both changes were ready to go at the same time. Daniel has hinted that the same thing could be happening again very soon.

If we were to properly analyze the current meta and the status of each Legend, it becomes a bit more clear that Crypto, Loba, and Wattson are possible contenders for this double-whammy.

That being said, this is pure speculation on our part, and we shall await confirmation from Respawn Entertainment about which Legend will get the special treatment.

Also, check out when Apex Legends Season 10 is going to start.

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