If Capcom is trying its best to get the Resident Evil franchise back on its feet, then it is doing a really good job here in early 2015. The Resident Evil HD Remaster is an amazing value, check for our review very soon, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is shaping up to be another solid entry in the sub-series.
In case you forgot your history, though, nearly every single game in the series is on sale on PlayStation Network right now. The only game not on sale is the original PlayStation classic, obviously because Capcom wants you to throw $20 at the REmaster instead.
For series highlights, you really can’t go wrong with Resident Evil 4, widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever made, let alone the best Resident Evil game. Everything from Mass Effect to Dead Space has borrowed from it over the last ten years, also making it one of the most influential.
Resident Evil 2 and 3 are also knocked down to the zombie bottom price of $2.99 each. They are better these days for a trip down memory lane, but after finally experiencing classic Resident Evil without the “tank controls” thanks to the REmaster, there is just no going back.
You can’t go wrong with Resident Evil Revelations HD, either. It’s no Resident Evil 4, but it’s a solid game none-the-less. The same goes for Resident Evil 5 for that matter.
And we have Resident Evil 6. What can we say about Resident Evil 6? I only played it for a bit before giving up, but at just $7, it might be worth the price to really sit with and explore why it doesn’t work. This goes double for me, because I just sat down and gave a detailed look at why the REmaster does work.
The rest are negligible. Code Veronica might have a few fans, but I find that one way too punishing and too grueling to be considered enjoyable. Operation Raccoon City and the Chronicles games leave you with just a feeling of wanting to play the real thing. With their rock bottom prices right now, why wouldn’t you just do that?