Ranking the Resident Evil games from best to worst

12. Resident Evil 6

Despite its great production values, Resident Evil 6 is far from being the series’ best.

With Resident Evil 6, Capcom left behind the survival horror roots of the series and instead delivered a more cinematic, third-person action video game. This did not turn out so well, though, because even if this game had great production values overall, with some pretty great voice acting and cinematics, the gameplay simply wasn’t up to par.

Actually, Resident Evil 6 had quite a few faults, such as an excessive amount of quick-time events punctuating the action, plus the shooting and puzzle-solving in each of the game’s four self-contained campaigns wasn’t that great. The game did look pretty though, and had an abundance of set pieces (although not that well executed, admittedly) and its arcade-y Mercenaries mode was quite entertaining. But however you look at it, though, it’s clear that Resident Evil 6 simply wasn’t the series finest hour.