With Revelations coming to nearly every console on the planet in just three short weeks (May 21), I’ve been thinking — what are the bestResident Evil games? I wanted to rank the entire series, but then I remembered there are significantly more games in Capcom’s legendary horror franchise then there are in Silent Hill. I’ll also freely admit I haven’t played every game released to-date, nor do I have the time (or the will) to go through the few I missed to see where they place.
So, out of sheer laziness, I decided to choose the five best games and rank them from “worst” to best. Check out my list after the break, and feel free to disagree and offer your own in the comments! READ MORE
This is my favorite time of the year. Halloween isn’t a day, it’s a month, it’s a way of life, and we’re smack dab in the middle of it. For the last two years we’ve celebrated this fact with our annual 13 Days of Horror — a series dedicated to all things horror. For the next two weeks you can look forward to a variety of features, but tonight is special.
For the most part, horror games aren’t known for their badass arsenals, but there are a few games that have brought us some pretty fantastic tools with which to beat down the undead hordes, alien intruders, demons, demon worshippers, and other abominations that are unfortunate enough to get in our way when we’re in the mood to kick some ugly monster ass. Here are some of the best weapons the horror genre has brought us so far. READ MORE
Just last week it was revealed that HD versions of both Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X would be releasing on PSN and XBLA in September. RE4 will come out on the 20th with Code Veronica following a week later on the 27th. When it comes to gameplay we really haven’t been able to see much of what these games look like in action, but today, that changes. Below you can sneak a peek at the new and improved Resident Evil 4 and after the jump you’ll find some Code Veronica gameplay.
Having played Resident Evil 4 off and on a handful of times since it’s release, the upgrade in visuals is very noticeable – the textures are crisper and everything is clearer, like you’re seeing what the world really looks like after wearing glasses for the first time. Or maybe you’ve spent your entire life crying, seeing the world through a veil of tears until finally, you heard my sultry voice in the Dead Pixels podcast, immediately cheered up, and can now see a world that isn’t clouded by tears. Head past the break for some Code Veronica gameplay and a batch of new screenshots. READ MORE
Capcom’s revitalizing two classic Resident Evil titles, with hopefully more to come in the future, and thanks to Comic-Con we finally have release dates for both Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X. The good news is we won’t have to wait long as both games are releasing this September.
Resident Evil 4 will become available on September 20 with Code Veronica X following a week later on the 27th. Still no word on what these games are charging but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were somewhere around the premium arcade game price of $15. READ MORE
It seemed like it was only yesterday when we got our first look at Code Veronica’s Achievements, a list that would get even the least Resident Evil-friendly gamers salivating at its easy achievements. Most are story based, meaning you’ll have a majority of them unlocked by the end of the game, and Resident Evil 4′s cheevos look to be much of the same. My personal favorite is “Do Not Shoot the Water,” because I totally did after hearing from a friend that something happens if I do. Needless to say when that something happened I screamed like a little girl. Whereas I usually scream like a pre-pubescent boy.
I’ve included the full list of achievements after the jump, and for those of you who might be as lazy as me, I also threw in Code Veronica’ list. Why? Because I fucking love you, that’s why. READ MORE
Hello, my name is Adam, and I have an addiction. It all started back in 2005 when the Xbox 360 launched with a brand new feature: achievements. They seemed harmless at first, but my love of what I affectionately refer to as “Cheevos” has blown up into a full on obsession to get as many as humanly possible. There are some gamers who think achievements single-handedly ruined gaming. Those people definitely aren’t gamerscore whores. Sadly, I am, and that’s why this news warms my cold, dead heart so much.
Capcom’s upcoming Revival Selection, due out this autumn, gives us the opportunity to experience two fantastic games in the series, Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X, with a brand new paint job. We’ve already had a substantial look at the two games’ new looks, but if their crisper visuals weren’t enough of a reason to check them out when they go downloadable later this year than perhaps 1,000 achievement points are enough motivation. Head past the break for Code Veronica’s achievements, hopefully we’ll get the deets (that’s hipster slang for “details,” I know because I’m real hip) on Resident Evil 4′s Cheevos soon. READ MORE
Earlier today Capcom released a new trailer for their upcoming Revival Selection that bundles HD versions of both Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X. The video shows off each of the games’ crisp new looks by comparing gameplay from the originals to their upcoming remastered versions. They’ll be released in Japan on September 8th for ¥4,490 ($56) on a single Blu-ray disc for the PS3 and two discs for the Xbox 360. While no release date has been revealed for the North American games, we know they’ll be downloadable on XBLA and PSN sometime later this year.
They’re looking pretty good. Having gone through Resident Evil 4 at least a dozen times across all the platforms it was released on I’m looking forward to spending some more time with what I affectionately refer to as its sexy version. I only played through Code Veronica once so that’s also high on my to do list, I just hope I can get past the awful controls. READ MORE
Remember those HD versions of Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X that were revealed back in March? Well, if this yet to be confirmed rumor from the latest issue of Famitsu is correct, Japan might be getting some crisp and sexy Resident Evil action this September. But please, don’t get too excited just yet. Famitsu is a Japanese gaming magazine so even if this is true the September 8th release date might only be for Japan. There’s no word on if this goes for the rest of us as well.
The reported price of the Revival Selection is ¥4,490, or roughly the price of a new game (56 bucks). Not a bad deal since the bundle includes HD versions of two fantastic Resident Evil games. Sadly, many lazier gamers like myself will have to get up to swap discs since the Xbox 360 version will come on two while the PS3 version will ship on a single blu-ray disc. Supposedly, the bundle will also bring with it a digital version of the two Resident Evil Archives books, so that’s a nice bonus for those who missed them. READ MORE
Have you ever been playing a video game that suddenly takes your adventure in an entirely unexpected direction? Every now and then a game manages to do something unpredictable, whether that thing is a major plot twist, a main character’s death, a startling reveal or a terrifying new foe, it’s always something no one could’ve seen coming. The horror genre is filled with games that managed just that; they did something we never saw coming or put us in an unforgettable situation.
Not enough games do this these days. This list is all about the moments many gamers won’t soon forget; the moment they realized nothing is certain, and anything could happen next. Here’s our list of the most startling twists and reveals the horror genre has thrown us so far. READ MORE
One of the grandaddies of horror, the Resident Evil series, has just turned 15. In this ultra-competitive industry dominated by Call of Duty and Farmville, it’s tough for a game or series of games to sell a million plus units, much less 40 million. It’s hard to argue that Resident Evil isn’t the biggest horror series out there and with two games coming to the Nintendo 3DS (Revelations and The Mercenaries 3D) as well as two more games on the way to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC (the Revival Selection and Operation Raccoon City) this is a mighty fine time to celebrate the past, present and future of the series. Wow, did I just sound like a press release? Yes, I think I did. I’ll be quiet so you can better focus on the video below.
Alone it’s a pretty exciting watch but it’s made infinitely more amazing with DC Douglas (Albert Wesker) narrating it. Head past the break to get an idea of when we can expect these four games to release. They’re not actual release dates, more rough estimates really, but this is the best I can do right now. READ MORE
Announced by the sexy and illustrious Adam Dodd less than 2 short days ago, Capcom will be remaking 2 excellent Resident Evil games. Resident Evil Code Veronica X & Resident Evil 4 will be remade in semi glorious HD for the Playstation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade.
Sometime this fall they will be released for download, and past the break you can see 5 SD to HD comparison screen shots. The pics show off exactly what you will be seeing in the upcoming releases as opposed to what you have seen in the past. READ MORE
Japan’s top gaming magazine Famitsu hints at a new compilation called Resident Evil: Revival Selection that looks like it will include HD versions of Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica. Supposedly, there won’t be much, if any, additional content, but I wouldn’t mind playing both of them on my 360 with crisper visuals and (possibly) achievements. If this is true I only hope they tweak the controls in each game a bit, and specifically in Code Veronica. I’m sure many fans of the series could put up with them but if they’d like to open this up to more people, I feel this is a necessity.
According to Famitsu the collection will be available on both the 360 and PS3 so everyone has a chance to experience (or re-experience) these delicious games. Though no release date been confirmed yet and there’s always a chance the Revival Selection won’t make its way out of Japan. If it does, an HD Resident Evil 4 would probably be a big hit and I’d very much like the opportunity to dive into Code Veronica again. What about you?
[UPDATE] We now have scans of Famitsu’s Revival Selection coverage, check them out after the jump. READ MORE
Terrifying moments aren’t just limited to horror games; even the most innocent and huggable of children’s titles can house within it a level filled with twisted mockeries of sanity that bring us to the brink of madness before killing us and forcing us to start over again. What makes these levels all the more frightening is their sudden appearance, in a game we would’ve never expected such an experience.
We’ve toiled away spending hundreds, possibly thousands of hours researching dozens of games across all imaginable platforms just so we could be sure to give you the definite list on the 15 shit-out-your-spine scariest moments in non-horror games. So go ahead dear reader, and muse over our list, vigorously disagree with it, and tell us just how wrong we are. Come on, we can take it. READ MORE
Resident Evil 4, arguably the best in the series won’t die even 5 years after its release. You can pick it up right now for the Apple iPad. If you don’t already have it for everything else. I’d break down the story of the game for you but if you don’t already know it you must live under a rock.
If you haven’t dropped the money for an iPad yet you can also get Resident Evil 4 for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Past the break for screens and features. READ MORE