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Japanese Fans Rank the Top Resident Evil Games

Japanese Fans Rank the Top Resident Evil GamesWay back in 1996, the gaming world was introduced to Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan). That initial PlayStation game, set in a zombie-infested mansion, introduced many gamers to the world of “survival horror” and spawned a massive gaming franchise that continues to this day.

There are about a bazillion RE games out there by now (plus films, books, comics, pachinko machines and more). But which Resident Evil games are the best of the best? That’s the question site NetLab posed to their readers, whose votes created this top 10:

10. Resident Evil 3 (2020 remake)
9. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999)
8. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017)
7. Resident Evil 5 (2009)
6. Resident Evil 6 (2012)
5. Resident Evil – Code: Veronica (2000)
4. Resident Evil (1996)
3. Resident Evil 2 (1998)
2. Resident Evil 2 (2019 remake)
1. Resident Evil 4 (2005)

The results are clear: the people love Leon.

What’s your favorite Resident Evil game?

Source: NetLab

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.