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
The best & worst Halo games, ranked
We ranked all of the main Halo games from worst to best. Here’s our takes on which Halo games are worth your time.
Here’s all of the best and worst Halo games ranked. This will be all of the main titles, so spinoff games like Halo Wars and Spartan Assault will be omitted.
With the release of Halo Infinite upon us, we thought we’d rank all of the Halo games from worst to best, so you know which games you should be playing if you’re a prospective player looking to get into the franchise, or a returning fan looking to experience the best games.
For the premiere gaming experiences, we recommend playing older Halo games on the Master Chief Collection on PC or Xbox One. You can always play the games on legacy Xbox 360 hardware, but the MCC is the best of both worlds, giving players the opportunity to change between remastered and old graphics on the fly for the first two games.
Games like Halo 3 and 4 will only give you the classic experience on Xbox 360, but playing on PC or Xbox One will give players a more high definition and smooth experience.
#7 – Halo 4
For the worst on the list, we went with Halo 4. This game was highly hyped, and upon release didn’t feel anything like a proper Halo game. The campaign was a bit lackluster, and the iconic multiplayer was revamped to play more like a Call of Duty title.
The custom loadouts and Spartan abilities were highly debated among the community, making Halo a much more casual game overall. While on paper this may have been a good idea to onboard more players, it, unfortunately, took away the classic formula with it, which drove away some hardcore players.
The only decent part for this title is the Campaign, which does have a few memorable moments. It starts off quite slow, but picks up as time goes on.
#6 – Halo 5: Guardians
Halo 5: Guardians was a let-down to many, and offered a poor campaign experience, which came under scrutiny due to the dodgy marketing called “Hunt The Truth”. Players were led to believe there would be a huge showdown between Spartan Locke and Master Chief, which ended up as a huge disappointment. Since then, many fans have accused Microsoft of misleading marketing regarding the campaign.
While the campaign is by far the worst of the franchise, the multiplayer is better than 4. Most of the original formula is still present, rewarding players for well-placed headshots and removing loadouts. Halo 5 has drawbacks though, with spartan dashes, ground pounds, and sprint for every player, which made the game much faster when compared to previous titles. This game also introduced loot box microtransactions to the franchise, which also sparked heated debates.
#5 – Halo 3: ODST
Note: From here on out for the list, all of these games are stellar Halo titles made by Bungie. They are all great in their own ways.
Halo 3 ODST is a campaign only “DLC” of 3, that was released as a standalone game. It sets a much different tone than the other Halo games, opting for a gritty and dark open-world experience in the city of New Mombasa on Earth.
The story follows a group of ODST soldiers during the initial Covenant invasion of earth. As the main character, you’ll uncover stories of the elite soldiers who fell during the invasion and get to experience the fights and sacrifices they made while fighting for their home.
Overall, this game is a must play for any hardcore player interested in the story of the Halo franchise.
#4 – Halo: Reach
Following the success of 3 and ODST, Bungie doubled down on prequels and delivered fans Halo Reach. Players will experience the heartbreaking story of the fall of planet Reach, through the eyes of Noble squad.
The game also includes a revamped multiplayer experience, which was the start of the divide of the Halo community. Loadouts were introduced in this game, giving players the option to choose spartan abilities, which included sprint, which was never an option in previous titles. A wave-based mode called “firefight” was also introduced.
#3 – Halo 2
Halo 2 is the second chapter of Master Chief’s story, and arguably the best campaign. Take control of both the Master Chief and The Arbiter as their unique stories unfold. Play as both the hero and the enemy, and discover there’s more than just one side to the war…
As for the multiplayer, Halo 2 is the ultimate classic gameplay experience. The servers for the old Xbox system are shut down, but you can still play classic gameplay through The Master Chief Collection.
#2 – Halo: Combat Evolved
Play where it all began. Experience the game that put Bungie on the map. Halo Combat Evolved shows the legendary beginning of the Master Chief story, and the beginning of one of the most iconic franchises in gaming.
You can experience Combat Evolved on the classic Xbox, or get the remastered version on Xbox 360. Steam also offers Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary in The Master Chief Collection, where you can play the game with the updated graphics, or the classic graphics. Online servers are currently running for classic gameplay in the MCC.
#1 – Halo 3
Halo 3 is one of the most iconic games of the Xbox 360 era. Halo 3 was the first Halo released for the Xbox 360, and gave players online experiences that will last as memories for a lifetime. The campaign was masterful, putting players in the shoes of the Master Chief as he fights to finish the Covenant War.
Beautiful set pieces, an amazing story, and a bittersweet ending await all players who experience the game. Once you finish the main story (or before), you can hop into the iconic Multiplayer experience and relive one of the best multiplayer games ever released.
Image Credit: Microsoft/343 Studios/Bungie
Fortnite Baby Yoda back bling being called ‘pay-to-lose’
The Baby Yoda back bling cosmetic in Fortnite Season 5 is plagued by a bug that is causing players to become irritated.
A new Fortnite bug is causing aiming problems for players with the Baby Yoda back bling and is rendering the cosmetic useless. Now fans are Epic Games to provide a fix for this problem.
The Mandalorian headlined the Season 5 Battle Pass for Fortnite. Epic Games introduced a ton of new Mandalorian-themed cosmetics such as skins, a glider, the Razor Crest, and Beskar armor. There’s also a Baby Yoda back bling that you can equip at Level 100.
Many players have started to unlock the back bling as Season 5’s end draws near, but they’ve come to discover that it’s plagued by an extremely irritating bug that keeps them from being able to aim properly. Now, fans are demanding a fix from the developers.
New bug discovered in Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling
When you equip the Baby Yoda back bling it will block a good portion of the screen, and prevent you from seeing the game clearly. This happens after entering and exiting a car, which causes little Grogu to become static.
Reddit user SweggyBoi posted a clip of this bug in the official Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit, and suggested that Epic Games either make the Child see-through when aiming, or move him more ot the left so that he doesn’t take up most of the screen.
One player added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”
This post got over 10,000 upvotes at the time of writing, and other fans brought up a different problem with the back bling. The cosmetic tends to clip through walls or show around corners while you’re trying to hide from enemies.
The recent customizable superhero skin controversy led to the devs being accused of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, and now the back bling is being called “pay to lose” due to its poor functionality in combat situations.
With Season 5 coming to an end on March 15, many Fortnite players have worked hard to get through most of the Battle Pass and unlock this cosmetic. Hopefully, we’ll see a fix for this problem before that time.
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Battlefield 6 to be rebranded, plus a remaster coming?
Battlefield may not be called Battlefield 6 after all. EA may also be working on a Battlefield remaster to go alongside their new game.
Due to poor sales for Battlefield 5, EA may be ditching a number for the next entry in the long-running franchise. There are rumors that they are working on a remaster of Battlefield 3 as well.
Compared to most of the games in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 5 grossly underperformed selling just over 7 million copies. It fared even worse when the numbers stacked up to the series’ previous entry Battlefield 1 – which sold well over 15 million copies.
According to reliable sources, it seems like EA may be considering releasing the newest game without a number at the end of it.
There’s also a possibility that EA has some of their team working on one of the most popular Battlefield games too in Battlefield 3.
Battlefield 6 rebranding
The leak comes from Viral Junkie CEO – Tom Henderson. He has been right on many occasions using his sources within the industry to deliver accurate leaks.
In his latest YouTube video, he discusses several rumored aspects of the new Battlefield game. He also discusses how the game may be getting a title change.
Henderson says: “I believe it’s either going to be called Battlefield 6, or simply Battlefield.”
Reasons for this are that Call of Duty has recently gone down this road with 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot. He also points out that he doesn’t believe Bad Company 3 will be the name of this game either.
The thinking behind ditching the “6” in favor of just Battlefield is the general feeling that it would be a continuation of the poorly-received Battlefield 5. Meaning EA wants this to feel new and distant from the previous entry in the series.
7 months ago a YouTuber by the name of Daqarie posted a video showing apparent footage or information about a Battlefield 3 remaster.
Daqarie has previously leaked BF1 and BF5 information that turned out to be accurate. But the BF3 remaster video on their YouTube channel has since been removed. It’s unclear if this was their own choice or because they were asked to take it down.
Henderson says that the YouTuber got their information from a QA Tester at EA, who no longer works there. So at this juncture, it’s a bit hard to be invested in the prospect of a remaster.
He also goes on to say that it makes no sense to do a remaster. Henderson explains: “It splits the player base and the community and overall I think that Call of Duty releasing two titles at the same time, with a remaster, made sense because you had Infinite Warfare, which was a futuristic title, then you had Modern Warfare which was a modern title.”
- Skip to 1:55 for Battlefield rebranding
- Skip to 4:54 for Battlefield 3 Remastered
Unless the remaster is only going to be the campaign, like Modern Warfare 2 did, it would make very little sense for EA to have two online communities of similar style games running simultaneously.
As for both stories, we are primarily going off of the leaks reported by Tom Henderson so there is nothing official yet regarding Battlefield 6.
Once EA do begin to roll out factual information for us, we’ll report it here.
Image credits: EA
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