Resident Evil 7 has just arrived and we here at VGU can’t wait to delve back into the world of survival horror with the franchise that popularised the genre way back in 1996. In the past twenty one years, the Resident Evil franchise has produced a grand total of twenty four games, with the twenty fifth due for release on January 24th. Many are great, some are terrible and a handful of them are stone cold classics.

Personally, I’m a huge Resident Evil fan. It easily sits amongst the finest game series ever made for me. Despite some missteps along the way, it’s a series that I’ve always held very close to my cold dead heart. So let’s look back at the ten best games in the Resident Evil series and remember just why this franchise became the one of the most significant and most loved video game franchises of all time.

10. Resident Evil: Dead Aim

9. Resident Evil 5

8. Resident Evil: Revelations

7. Resident Evil 0

6. Resident Evil (1996)

5. Resident Evil: Code Veronica

4. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

3. Resident Evil 2

2. Resident Evil 4

1. Resident Evil (Remake)