Resident Evil Games keep living up to its glory and dominating the horror genre of video games just like its first game with every new release and remaster of its games. This Resident Evil Tier List is here to rank all the titles released from best to worst.
This tier list ranks all the Resident Evil titles released to date from best to worst in a different tier based on our research and experience. As ranking can be very subjective and vary from person to person so some of the audience might not agree with the way we have ranked a game in a specific which means that this tier list is also based on our perspective. So, Let’s start ranking all the titles of this horror series videogames from best to worst.
- We have a total of 26 games on our list.
- The popularity, ratings, and favorability they received from the fans were considered while ranking them.
- We have Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil 2 in the highest ranks.
- As for the lowest ranks, the likes of Umbrella Corps and Resident Evil: Survivor have been placed.
The table below gives a quick overview of the full article.
|S Rank||A Rank||B Rank||C Rank||D Rank|
|Resident Evil 4||Resident Evil 0||Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles||Resident Evil: Deadly Silence||Resident Evil Outbreak File #2|
|Resident Evil||Resident Evil Code: Veronica||Resident Evil Revelations 2||Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D||Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City|
|Resident Evil 2||Resident Evil 3||Resident Evil 6||Resident Evil: Dead Aim||Resident Evil: Survivor|
|Resident Evil 7: Biohazard||Resident Evil Revelations||Resident Evil: Outbreak||Resident Evil: Resistance||Umbrella Corps|
|Resident Evil Village||Resident Evil 5||Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica|
|Resident Evil 3: Nemesis||Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles||Resident Evil Gaiden|
S Tier ranks all the resident evil games considered the best by a huge majority of the players. The S Tier games are the best among all due to various reasons, including the gameplay, story, graphics, and the working mechanism of the game. Following are the fun of the series which are included in the S Tier.
Resident Evil 4
A special agent for a security agency Leon S. Kennedy is sent to Spain by the forces to rescue another team member who is the daughter of the President named Ashley Graham. Ashley went missing when a mysterious organization kidnaped her. On the mission to rescue Ashley, Leon encounters a mind-controlling and infectious parasite in rural Spain. Resident Evil 4 is considered to be the best horror video game of the Resident Evil franchise because of the ultimate third-player gameplay experience.
A special police force unit known as Special Tactics and Rescue Service which consisted of ex-soldiers and scientists, has been led by Arklay Mountains. The force was split into two teams which were Bravo Team and The Alpha Team. Bravo Team was sent one night before the Alpha Team but lost radio contact for which the Bravo Team had to go out to search them.
Resident Evil (2000) is considered one of the franchise’s top-ranked games because of the better graphics, newly added weapons, and details to the story. There were new players in the Raccoon City which also contributed to this version of the original game.
|Main Protagonist||Chris Redfield|
Resident Evil 2
This game was developed in the same way as the original and its remake. It has two characters with their own stories different from each other Claire and Leon will have to defeat some of the same bosses. Also, there will be character unique bosses and missions. This game is ranked in the S Tier because not only the graphics of the prequel were enhanced but also the classic gameplay and mechanism were upgraded to more horror and frightening.
|Main Protagonist||Leon Kennedy|
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7 is set around in the United States of America where there have been reports of supernatural ghosts being sighted around the town. The game starts when two of the Baker family members get infected and the event leads to the death of a game character. Another main character Ethan Winters is featured in the game who is a civilian officer looking for his wife Mia which leads Ethan to come across the Baker family mansion. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is ranked in the S Tier because of the new gameplay element introduced and the intensity of suspense and horror it has. Critics called it to be the best game of the series in recent years.
|Main Protagonist||Ethan Winters|
Resident Evil Village
After a few years of the Resident Evil Biohazard, the Baker House Incident has been covered as a gas leak that killed everybody but Ethan Winters and his family are again in trouble. Ethan and his wife were undercover at a military base where he took training and they had a daughter. In this game, Ethan is in a village looking for his kidnapped daughter which is located in Eastern European.
This game is ranked in the S Tier because of the fantastic graphics and creepy characters which include Lady Dimitrescu and Angie. These characters can be encountered by the players during the game.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
The third part of the game is the sequel to the previous game as it brings back Jill Valentine who was seen in the first game of the franchise. The story of this game is also related to Resident Evil 2 and Jill is now fighting against the terrible nemesis and trying to escape Raccoon City.
Jill must defeat Nemesis a bioweapon to escape and save the members of S.T.A.R.S as it is taking them out one by one. The reason this game is ranked in the S Tier is that it is the only game in the franchise that has more action elements as compared to the horror and has an open-world setting.
|Main Protagonist||Jill Valentine|
A Tier ranks all the resident evil games which are considered to be overall balanced by a huge majority of the players. The A Tier games are overall balanced all due to a variety of reasons which include the gameplay, story, graphics, and the working mechanism of the game. Following are the games of the series which are included in the A Tier of Resident Evil Tier List.
Resident Evil 0
This is a prequel to the original Resident Evil game and covers the experience of the Bravo Team who are stuck in the Arklay Mountains. There are two main characters Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen who are both playable for the players. The Bravo Team is investigating the deaths happening around the abandoned Umbrella facility and trying to escape for their lives. Resident Evil 0 has been ranked in the A Tier due to the spooky gameplay, villains and small details like leeches were the reason why the players liked the game.
Resident Evil Code: Veronica
The only game of the Resident Evil franchise that was released on a platform other than PlayStation was Resident Evil Code: Veronica back in 2000. This game takes place a few months after the events of Resident Evil 2 and destruction of the Raccoon City. Resident Evil Code: Veronica brings back the character of Claire Redfield who is still searching for his brother Chris.
Chris becomes playable in the latter part of the game. Resident Evil Code: Veronica is ranked in the A Tier because of the great and intense story mode, the scary scenarios, and the atmosphere.
Resident Evil 3
This is the remake of the original Resident Evil: Nemesis which was released in 2020. It started developing in 2019 when the Resident Evil 2 remake was in the final stages of being developed. It has the same story as the original game. It is ranked in the A Tier due to some upgrades and edits on the characters and Nemesis itself. There were also upgrades in the movement and speed of the characters and a new dodge ability was introduced for the players to escape and block the enemy attacks.
|Main Protagonist||Jill Valentine|
Resident Evil Revelations
The main characters of this game from the franchise Resident Evil are Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield. Both characters investigate the bioterrorists that plan to infect the world with a deadly virus. The main focus of the game is the survival of the player limiting the combat action by giving them limited ammo, speed, and health. Resident Evil Revelations is ranked in the A Tier as it has a multiplayer mode too. The only thing which limits this game from being in the S Tier is the less combat action and some annoying characters.
|Main Protagonist||Jill Valentine|
Resident Evil 5
After four years of the events of Resident Evil 4 this game takes place. It’s 2009 and in Africa, a bioweapon is being sold to stop, and Chris Redfield has been sent where he encounters mind-controlling parasites. Resident Evil 5 is ranked in the A Tier because in this game, action was prioritized over horror, which was the main concept of the Resident Evil franchise. Otherwise, this was the best game of the series at that time and won many awards, including the Award of Excellence in 2009 at the Japanese Game Awards.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
This was the first game of being Resident Evil franchise to debut on Nintendo Wii and the first rail shooter to have Resident Evil in its name. This game shows the role of Umbrella Corporation and reflects how Umbrella saw different situations in the past.
It has five scenarios that are seen through a different lens, and its narration is done by Albert Wesker. This game is ranked in the A Tier because of the length of the game, the past game experiences seen from a different eye, and lastly, the satisfying gameplay.
|Main Protagonist||Chris Redfield|
The B Tier ranks all the resident evil games considered above average by a huge majority of the players. The B Tier games are not as great as the top-ranked games but are still considered to be in the good books which is due to some of the flaws encountered by the players.
But still, due to various reasons, including the gameplay, story, graphics, and the working mechanism of the game B Tier games are liked by the players. Following are the games of the series which are included in the B Tier of Resident Evil Tier List.
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
This game was developed for the Wii as it was an on-rail shooter by Cavia and Capcom. It has four scenarios that make the player relive the past games that including “Memories of a Lost City” which retells the events of “Resident Evil 2,” “Game of Oblivion” which retells “Resident Evil Code: Veronica,” and “Darkness Falls” concentrates on Jack Krauser’s mental process during the earlier events of “Resident Evil 2.” This game of the Resident Evil franchise is ranked in the B Tier because it has no developments or upgrades as compared to the previous game it is just a decent sequel to the game.
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a mixed sequel to Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil Revelations. In this game, Claire Redfield and his colleagues are at the headquarters of TerraSave partying but suddenly are attacked after which things only get worse for them and they are taken to the Baltic Sea. It is ranked in the B Tier because it needs slight improvements in its design and visuals. It has no surprises like the other games on the franchise and has repetitive nature due to which it cannot compete with the games ranked in S Tier.
Resident Evil 6
The sixth part of the franchise has four interconnected stories which focus on the main heroes of the game including Leon, Chris, Ada, and Jake who battle a global-level bio-terrorism attack causing destruction. It is ranked in the B Tier because it was a great effort by the developers to bring back the favorite heroes of the players but the game had some inconsistencies in its stories which is why it is not as great as the games ranked in the S or A Tiers.
|Main Protagonist||Leon Kennedy|
Resident Evil: Outbreak
Resident Evil: Outbreak introduced eight new characters exploring Raccoon City after the events of the first three games of the Resident Evil franchise. It has five episodic storylines and had unique features of that time like online multiplayer game mode, turning into a zombie, and team co-op.
It is ranked in the B Tier because there was no communication when playing multiplayer or team co-op and the storyline of the game was not as amazing as the main games which is why this game could not stand out as compared to the games ranked in the S Tier.
|Main Protagonist||Kevin Ryman|
Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica
Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica was released on PlayStation 2 and other platforms as well. Being a sequel of the original Code: Veronica it had characters from that game and other Resident Evil games too. There are two game modes Arcade and Dungeon and players can either select Claire Redfield or Steve Burnside as their character.
There is also a special feature in the arcade mode of the game which allows the player to team up with AI which assists the player during the game. This game is ranked in the B Tier because of its low graphics which the players considered to be ugly as compared to the main games of the Resident Evil franchise.
Resident Evil Gaiden
Resident Evil Gaiden was released in 2001 with top-down gameplay showcasing first-person combat mode when enemies get near the player. Considered to be quite enjoyable by the players other than the top-down mechanism, strong story, name of the franchise, and having familiar characters this game has nothing distinctively unique for the game boy color players like the original games of the Resident Evil franchise which is why it is ranked in the B Tier.
The C Tier ranks all the Resident Evil games considered average by a huge majority of the players. The C Tier games are not as great as the top high-tiered games ranked in the S and A Tiers and are still considered to be mediocre, which is due to some of the flaws encountered by the players and a variety of reasons which include the gameplay, story, graphics and the working mechanism of the game C tier games are not liked by the players. Following are the games of the series which are included in the C Tier of the Resident Evil Tier List.
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence was exclusively released for the Nintendo DS and was a remake of the original Resident Evil game on the Nintendo platform. The developers decided to take it to the dual-screen Nintendo platform on the tenth anniversary of the original PlayStation game.
It is ranked in the C Tier because the screen was small, so the players weren’t enjoying the game as much as they were enjoying it on PlayStation. Also, there were some limitations in the game on the Nintendo, which proved to lessen the effect of the scary parts of the game, making it less enjoyable for the players.
|Main Protagonist||Chris Redfield|
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D was the first exclusive third-person shooter game released for the Nintendo 3DS. It was a compilation of all the Mercenaries missions of the original game where players could select a classic character and kill as many enemies as they could in a given time. There were a total of eight characters in this game from different parts of the series.
It also introduced a multiplayer player co-op mode that was not available in the game’s original version. The reason why we have ranked Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in the C Tier is because there was nothing much in the game as people had already gotten tired of the previous Resident Evil games and were looking for a change that the developers could not provide with this game.
|Main Protagonist||Chris Redfield|
Resident Evil: Dead Aim
The first game had a combination of third-person movement and first-person shooting gameplay. Resident Evil: Dead Aim takes place four years after the incidents of the first Resident Evil game. The main hero of this game is Bruce McGivern who is handling a hostage situation that becomes a threat to the entire world.
Bruce now has to save the world. Resident Evil: Dead Aim is ranked in the C Tier because it lacked content and was nothing like the original games of the franchise. Its story was too short to be considered anything like the main games of the Resident Evil franchise.
Resident Evil: Resistance
Resident Evil: Resistance was released in 2020 as an online game that allows players to play as civilians against the mutants. Being an online game a total of five players can play this game at the same out of which four play as the survivalists while the fifth player is the mastermind who can trap, make enemies, and other dangers against the four survivalists.
The four players must make out alive before the time runs out to win the battle. It is ranked in the C Tier because of the problems faced by the players while connecting to the servers and unstable connections. However, the idea of the game is fun as it keeps up with the horror part of the franchise, but due to technicalities, it is unable to compete against the high-tiered games.
|Main Protagonist||Nicholai Ginovaef|
The D Tier ranks all the Resident Evil games considered poor and disliked by a huge majority of the players. D Tier games are not as great as the top high-tiered games ranked in the S, A, and B Tiers and are considered to be the lowest in this Resident Evil Tier List which is due to the flaws encountered by the players and due to a variety of reasons which include the gameplay, story, graphics and the working mechanism of the game D tier games are not liked by the players. Following are the games of the series which are included in the D Tier.
Resident Evil Outbreak File #2
Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 was a sequel to the original Resident Evil Outbreak which was released back in 2003. The story of the game revolves around the same characters from the game who are still trapped in Raccoon City. It had new five scenarios which weren’t available in the prequel of the game.
The reason it is ranked in the D Tier is that at the time of its release Resident Evil 4 was released too which was an epic addition to the Resident Evil franchise and took the spotlight from the Outbreak sequel and players felt taking a step back instead of going forward while playing this game.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
It was a third-person shooter a hypothetical situational game of the Resident Evil series released in 2012. At the same time when two main games of the franchise were being released too. Due to its flaws which included unpredictable twists confusing the players, characters that were not liked by the players, cover controls that would make the character pick a weapon instead of taking cover and most major problems were the game’s incompetent AI which failed to give the players a good action experience it is ranked in the lowest tier.
Resident Evil: Survivor
The story of this first-person zombie shooting game Resident Evil: Survivor revolves around a character who crashes into an island named Sheena Island near Raccoon City which has been wiped out by a massive missile explosion. The character when wakes up after the crash has no memory and is surrounded in the middle of scary zombies.
It can undoubtedly be called the worst game of the series because of its poor graphics mainly which would get even worst when the zombies would come closer to the player to attack. This game did not make sense to the players as it was driving away from the classic horror story of the Resident Evil games with its poor graphics.
|Main Protagonist||Ark Thompson|
A tactical shooter multiplayer game was released in 2016 which allowed the players to play as Mercenaries from two different corporations as both fought through the zombie-infected locations. To the players, this spin-off did not feel like a Resident Evil game at all as it was moving away from the horror part of the series.
Many players considered it similar to a Call of Duty type of game which resulted in empty lobbies of the game just after a week of its release which makes it the biggest failure of the Resident Evil series which is why it is ranked in the D Tier.
|Game||Tier||Year Release||Main Protagonist|
|Resident Evil 4||S||2005||Leon Kennedy|
|Resident Evil||S||1996||Chris Redfield|
|Resident Evil 2||S||2019||Leon Kennedy|
|Resident Evil 7: Biohazard||S||2017||Ethan Winters|
|Resident Evil Village||S||2021||Ethan Winters|
|Resident Evil 3: Nemesis||S||1999||Jill Valentine|
|Resident Evil 0||A||2002||Billy Coen|
|Resident Evil Code: Veronica||A||2000||Claire Redfield|
|Resident Evil 3||A||2020||Jill Valentine|
|Resident Evil Revelations||A||2012||Jill Valentine|
|Resident Evil 5||A||2009||Chris Redfield|
|Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles||A||2007||Chris Redfield|
|Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles||B||2009||Leon Kennedy|
|Resident Evil Revelations 2||B||2015||Claire Redfield|
|Resident Evil 6||B||2012||Leon Kennedy|
|Resident Evil: Outbreak||B||2003||Kevin Ryman|
|Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica||B||2001||Claire Redfield|
|Resident Evil Gaiden||B||2001||Barry Burton|
|Resident Evil: Deadly Silence||C||2006||Chris Redfield|
|Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D||C||2011||Chris Redfield|
|Resident Evil: Dead Aim||C||2003||Bruce McGivern|
|Resident Evil: Resistance||C||2020||Nicholai Ginovaef|
|Resident Evil Outbreak File #2||D||2004||Regan Mallet|
|Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City||D||2012||Chris Redfield|
|Resident Evil: Survivor||D||2000||Ark Thompson|
|Umbrella Corps||D||2016||Jake Muller|
The Resident Evil game rankings are separated into five categories, with the S tier indicating the best titles in the series and the D tier indicating the worst. The S Tier contains the best Resident Evil games ever made, while the D Tier has the worst. Players dislike and find the worst Resident Evil games to be excessively poor.
As a result, the Resident Evil fanbase has been critical of these games. In this Resident Evil Tier List, the S and A Tiers include the best and most pleasant titles from the franchise. In any case, keep in mind that the ranks for all Resident Evil games on our tier list are based on comprehensive study and personal experiences by our team.