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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
Image credits: Capcom
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts: Team 2, FUT upgrades & prices
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts is the latest promotion to hit Ultimate Team, and we’ve got all the details about the event right here.
Road to the Knockouts is FIFA 22’s addition to Road to the Finals cards from previous years of FUT. Here’s everything we know so far about this year’s European promotion, from the players in Team 2 to the upgrade structure and prices.
Ultimate Team’s special cards are one of the key features that keep the mode engaging throughout the long season.
FIFA 22’s next promotion is Road to the Knockouts, based on European football’s top competitions.
Here’s everything you need to know.
- Road to the Knockouts Team 2
- Road to the Knockout start dates
- What is a Road to the Knockouts card?
- Road to the Knockouts upgrades
- Road to the Knockouts Team 2 predictions
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts Team 2
Team 2 of Road to the Knockouts is live in FIFA 22, and there are some tasty-looking players that could grow into some of the game’s best if their team performs.
Stars from all three of this year’s European competitions are included, from some of the sport’s biggest clubs.
Every member of Team 2 is available in packs, while others have been added later as Squad Building Challenge or objective players.
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts start date
RTTK began on Friday, October 15, 2021, with Team 1 landing in packs at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.
Much to the surprise of many fans, EA began teasing its next promotion almost immediately after the previous one ended.
We expect Team 2 to release on Friday, October 22, 2021, at the same time as the previous week.
It’s unclear at the moment how long the event will last, as Rulebreakers was originally expected to drop on October 22. We’ll update this page as soon as more details are available.
What is FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts?
Based on the information released so far, RTTK appears to be an addition to the usual Road to the Finals promotion.
These cards will increase in rating based on the player’s team’s performance in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, or Europa Conference League.
Unlike the Team of the Week, these cards aren’t performance-based. So, even if the player featured on the card doesn’t play, they will still be upgraded if their team makes it through.
EA has already confirmed that RTTK cards are only live for the group stages, and Road to the Finals card will drop later in the year and be completely separate.
How do Road to the Knockouts upgrades work?
Each RTTK player is given an initial boost to their base card, whether it be a plus one in the case of Andrew Robertson, or an upgrade of four to Leroy Sane.
There is then the opportunity to receive two future boosts, based on how their team performs in the group stages of their European competition.
They will be upgraded if their club:
- Qualifies for the knockout stages
- Wins three out of their final four group stage games
If a player qualifies for the Europa League knockout stages by finishing third in their Champions League group, they will not be eligible for an upgrade.
EA is yet to announce how big the upgrades will be, but based on previous years, fans can look forward to an increased overall rating of one or two for each.
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts Team 2 predictions
The official second team of RTTK players is yet to be revealed, but there’s plenty of possibilities when you consider the sheer number of players competing across the three tournaments.
Team 1 already has some big names, but some clubs are yet to be represented in the promotion so far.
We’re awaiting the second reveal, so here are our best predictions for who could be part of the second team:
- Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
- Timo Werner (Chelsea)
- Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
- Yuri Tielemens (Leicester City)
- Gelson Martins (Monaco)
- Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen)
- Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
- Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)
- Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon)
- Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla)
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
- Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
That was everything we know so far about FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts, be sure to check back here for all the latest updates as they are announced.
Image credits: EA
Apex Legends Season 11 Storm Point map will feature loads of wildlife
Apex Legends Season 11 will bring a brand new map, Storm Point, which will feature an abundance of wildlife for players to interact with.
The new Apex Legends Season 11 Storm Point map will supposedly contain an abundance of wildlife that players will be able to interact with.
Apex Legends Season 11 isn’t far off for players now, as Respawn has officially revealed the new season through two recent trailers.
The trailer featured a variety of wildlife, from things we’ve seen in the past like Flyers and Prowlers, to new animals we’ve never encountered.
This isn’t the first time a map will feature wildlife, as we’ve seen Prowlers on World’s Edge and Flyers on Kings Canyon.
Having said that, some of the leaks reported by Thordan Smash surrounding the wildlife on Storm Point suggest that the new Season 11 map will have way more variety of these animals, as well as perhaps deeper interaction with them.
Prowlers aren’t new to Apex Legends, however, Storm Point may feature a more tropical version of the creature.
In the video, Thordan states that Prowlers will have their designated area, and will not be free to roam the map. This will most likely be similar to Trials on World’s Edge, where players fight off Prowlers for rewards.
Although it was quite unexpected, the new launch trailer also showed off some new wildlife we haven’t seen before, spiders. For those with arachnophobia, you may not like this, but there will also be a portion of the map in Storm Point where spiders will spawn.
The spiders will not be roaming the map freely and will be restricted to a certain location. There will also be a maximum of twelve spiders allowed in this area so don’t worry about being overrun.
Code has also revealed that players may see spider eggs, which will burst with some of the critters jumping out and chasing players down.
Storm Point will also host a Goliath, a massive animal that is almost like an alien Ape, twice the width of Gibraltar.
Once again, this Goliath will have its own “pit” which the creature will be restricted to. Players will most likely have to fight this beast to gain rewards, and it may not be that easy considering the animal’s size.
Finally, we have the Flyers, which are also not new to Apex Legends. Players have seen Flyers cruising around the skies of Kings Canyon often holding Deathboxes with loot. Players can shoot the Flyers for them to release the Deathboxes.
Perhaps they will be similarly returning to Storm Point, or maybe players will be able to interact with them differently. There will be a maximum of 54 Flyers on the map at one time, which is a hell of a lot!
One thing Thordan is certain about is that players will be rewarded for their interactions with the wildlife, especially when it comes to the Goliath. Players will likely be rewarded with high-tier loot when taking on these creatures, so regardless of your fears it will be worth it!
There you have it, the new Apex Legends Season 11 map, Storm Point, just may have more in store for players than we expected.
Of course, these are all leaks so take this information lightly, but we do expect to see all these types of wildlife in some compacity.
If you’re interested in more about Apex Legends Season 11, make sure you check out our piece on new Legend Ash and her abilities.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition: Where does Grand Theft Auto III take place?
The GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition is offering a chance to revisit Vice City and San Andreas, but where is GTA 3 set?
Despite being all-time classics, lots of modern gamers won’t be familiar with the original GTA trilogy of games from the PS2 era. Vice City and San Andreas are self-explanatory, but where is Rockstar’s GTA 3 set?
There is some obvious disappointment that GTA VI still hasn’t been announced yet, despite it being eight years since the ever-successful GTA V was released.
However, Rockstar has curtailed this sadness by developing Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy: Definitive Edition.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of GTA III, Rockstar has decided to create the most complete makeovers of GTA 3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas to date. But these games are still quite new to a whole generation, and it’s left many wondering where GTA III is set.
Which city does GTA III take place in?
Some players may be shocked to know that GTA III took place in Liberty City, meaning that Grand Theft Auto IV wasn’t the first GTA game to be set there.
Yes, Rockstar’s first real foray into a 3D, open-world, sandbox design was in the fictional city based on New York.
We don’t know why it was called GTA III and not GTA: Liberty City – in the style of the other trilogy entries in the franchise. Either way, given that the game originally came out in 2001, it’s understandable that lots of current gamers now might not be privy to this knowledge.
When is GTA III set?
There doesn’t seem to be any official lore or information to give an accurate date, but according to multiple sources, and the GTA Fandom Wiki, the third main entry into the series was set in the year of its release – 2001.
GTA III is part of the aforementioned Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy: Definitive Edition, and we’ve had our first look at the game through its debut trailer.
For more Grand Theft Auto, check out how to get the GTA Online Prize Ride for free.
Image Credit: Rockstar Games
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