After we wrote a text exploring the best version of each Final Fantasy, it’s only fair that we do the same with another very successful series: resident Evil. The series has already had remakes, remasters, director’s cuts and has been explored in the most diverse ways.
- Resident Evil 1 Remake HD Remaster (2015): Originally released for the GameCube in 2002 and later released in HD remastering for digital media in 2015, this remake is easily a superior experience to the first title released for the Playstation 1 in 1996. Not only visually speaking, but the developers have recreated puzzles, placed scenarios new and the game is much more immersive. The first one by Play1 is worth more for the video scenes with real actors that look like “trash” movies;
- Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019): Playing the original game or the remake are very different experiences, as it is more of a “reimagining” than a remake, so both games are worth checking out. However, having to choose one of the two, we believe the remake is better;
- Resident Evil 3 Classic (1999): If with Resident Evil 2 the remake was a good idea, 3 is a little disappointing due to its short duration and the absence of the original’s choice system. Between both, we believe that Play1 is even better for you to have the true experience of “Resident Evil 3”;
- Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD (2011): Code Veronica was released for the Dreamcast and is considered by many to be one of the best in the series. Then came the “X” adding new scenes and released for the console itself and for the PlayStation 2. And in 2011 came the HD version of the X edition, which has the best visuals;
- Resident Evil Zero HD (2016): Resident Evil 0 for the GameCube was the last to use classic gameplay. The relaunch improves the visuals and gives the player the opportunity to have gameplay that is not necessarily “tank”, in addition to adding Wesker mode to control the villain with his special abilities;
- Resident Evil 4 Wii (2007): Released and re-released several times for the most different consoles with few differences in graphics and gameplay, the version that stands out the most is the Wii for its motion sensor controls, which fell very well for the experience;
- Resident Evil 5 for Xbox One, PS4 and Switch (2016 and 2019): In this version they included all the DLC from the original Resident Evil 5 and the graphics are better;
- RE Revelations (Switch): Originally released for the 3DS, the game was ported to other consoles, but the Switch version is considered the best for its controls and for being more fluid;
- RE 6 (Xbox One and PlayStation 4): All DLC content is available, in addition to having the best visuals and performance when compared to any other version of the game. Some time later the title arrived for the Switch, but it has some technical problems;
- RE Revelations 2(Xbox One, PS4 and PC): All versions are virtually identical and guarantee 99% of the same experience. However, these three versions mentioned are the ones with the most stable framerate, making the experience fluid.
- RE 7: Biohazard Gold Edition (PS4): The “Gold” version contains several DLCs, additional missions, and the Sony console version is still compatible with the virtual reality system;
- RE Village (Xbox Series S/X, PS5 and PC): Technically all versions are virtually identical, but those on newer consoles look better.
With information from The Gamer