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 seven 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 it 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 7 mainline games and we are ranking them from worst to best.
7. Resident Evil 6
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.
6. Resident Evil 3
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.
5. Resident Evil 5
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.
4. Resident Evil 7
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 that deviates away from the early game’s puzzles and slower pace.
3. Resident Evil 1
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).
2. Resident Evil 4
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
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.
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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 concludes our ranking of the Resident Evil games. Not everyone will agree, but if you do disagree with any of our selections, then do let us know.
What was your favorite Resident Evil game?.
Image credits: Capcom
How to complete Fortnite Season 6 Week 6 challenges
Fortnite Season 6 has more weekly challenges for you to complete, so here’s how you can get them done quickly.
The latest batch of Fortnite weekly Quests will be arriving soon, so here’s everything you have to do to earn a ton of XP in Season 6 Week 6.
Fortnite players have the opportunity to earn some extra XP by completing a series of weekly challenges in the Battle Pass. While Week 5’s challenges focused on new features like modding vehicles, things are different in Week 6.
The new challenges mainly revolve around a variety of different tasks like completing bounties, visiting different POIs on the map, and dishing out high amounts of damage with makeshift weapons.
Here’s how you can get these done.
Fortnite Season 6 Week 6 Quests
Thanks to the efforts of some Fortnite leakers, we can see what the Week 6 challenges will be before they go live on Thursday, April 22 at 9am EST/ 2pm BST.
Here’s the full list of Fortnite Season 6 Week 6 Quests:
- Open safes (3)
- Complete bounties (3)
- Reach max shields in different matches (3)
- Stay within 20m of a player for 3 seconds while wearing a prop disguise (3)
- Hit from 50m or greater with a bow (1)
- Complete the swimming time trial at Weeping Woods or Coral Castle (1)
- Visit Fancy View, Rainbow Rentals, and Lockie’s Lighthouse (1)
Turning into a prop is a new addition in Season 6, and you can do it by visiting NPCs that sell this ability. Luckily, you can find many of these around the map, but we recommend heading to Crustina since she has the least amount of player traffic around her.
You can find her in the Pizza Pit just north of Colossal Crops. She’s the giant tomato standing behind the counter. Interact with her, and spend 75 Gold Bars to get the ability. If you don’t have that amount yet then there are various ways to earn it.
You can reach max shields by finding and consuming shield potions in a single match. Then all you need to do is repeat that process during two other matches to complete this Epic Quest.
Fortnite’s v16.20 update brought two new bows to the battle royale, and you can use the Splinter Bow to hit your foe from a distance of 50m or more. This weapon will deal 100 damage to targets, making it a useful tool to have in your inventory
We’ll make a separate guide on completing the swimming time trial at Weeping Woods or Coral Castle once that challenge goes live. Completing each of these Epic Quests will net you 24,000 XP, as usual
There is also a Legendary Quest to complete for extra XP, which requires you to deal damage with makeshift weapons. You can craft these by using mechanical parts, but they deal low damage and hold low ammo, so make each shot count.
The whole challenge consists of five stages, and you’ll get 35,000 XP for completing the first, and 24,500 for the rest. You’ll have a limited time period within which you can complete this Legendary Quest, so be sure to hop to it.
That covers everything for Week 6! We’ll update this article with more information after the challenges go live, so stay tuned!
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New Rockstar domain drops more hints about GTA 6 in Vice City
An interesting domain name has been found which could indirectly hint at the return of Vice City in Grand Theft Auto 6.
Fresh developments in the hunt for GTA 6 information have led to the discovery of a recently updated Take-Two Interactive website. It mentions Miami as a “drug capital,” and this furthers the belief that GTA 6 will be set in Vice City.
Official information on Grand Theft Auto 6 is as rare as a Loch Ness monster sighting. Despite the 24/7 appeal for anything concrete on the next installment of Rockstar’s premiere video game series, there is nothing.
However, the latest nugget of potential comes directly from Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, as they have updated one of their domain names very recently.
The owners of Rockstar have remained tight-lipped about the whereabouts of GTA 6 but did address the sought-after game in a statement not too long ago.
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Now, thanks to one investigative GTA Twitter page, we may know a bit more with regards to the official direction that GTA 6 is heading.
The message contains a mention to a Take-Two domain name entitled “rockstarcartel.com,” evidence that it was updated on “2021-04-12,” and reference to Miami being the “Drug Capital of the World.”
Even more curious is that this is clearly the original site that was registered for GTA: Vice City back in 2002, and it’s still being updated now.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that this cannot be a coincidence, especially with rumors endlessly swirling about GTA 6 returning to the neon paradise of Vice City.
Similar to all other GTA 6 rumors that have been discussed, take these details with trepidation and don’t be disappointed if this doesn’t come to fruition.
On the other hand, it may not be too much longer until we know more as Take-Two has confirmed their appearance at the upcoming E3 Digital Event set to take place in June 2021. Could new Rockstar games be announced at E3?
Image credits: Rockstar Games
New leak claims Battlefield 6 may not have a campaign
Renowned leaker Tom Henderson has revealed that it’s unlikely Battlefield 6 will feature a single-player campaign.
Industry insider Tom Henderson, who has leaked a ton of Battlefield 6 details, has revealed that it’s likely 2021’s installment of the first-person shooter won’t feature a campaign.
Battlefield’s campaigns have been hit and miss for players. The Bad Company series and Battlefield 1’s “War Stories” are considered highlights, but many others are considered forgettable.
We’ve received a ton of information about the next Battlefield, including its title, setting, and the possibility of a battle royale. The one aspect of the game very little is known about is the campaign, and leaker and industry insider Tom Henderson believes the game may not feature a campaign at all.
Henderson took to Twitter to counter a recent Reddit leak that contradicted some of his reporting. He shot down the leak that, “If you were on the US team, you could choose a US, Australian, British, French, Japanese, or German soldier,” saying that “This is not correct.”
He then revealed that “You’re a group of individuals from fallen nations – You’re free to fight to fight for which ever side you want. So in theory a Japanese soldier could fight for both the USA and Russia.”
After players understood this to be the plot and mechanics for the campaign, Henderson clarified that it isn’t. He said: “I’ve not heard there’s a campaign.” He continued to say that what he “originally heard on it was actually the plot.”
Here, he refers to the leak that Battlefield 6 would have a “revolutionary campaign.” In a follow-up to this leak, Henderson said on March 30, “The information given to me was interpreted as campaign information, but is actually the backstory of the game itself. So as of yet, a campaign is not confirmed.”
We reached out to Tom Henderson and he clarified that because neither he nor anyone else has heard anything about a campaign, “it kind of leans to the fact that there isn’t a campaign this year.”
With the trailer expected to drop after EA’s investment call in May, we’re likely to know much more about the next installment of the shooter franchise soon.
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