We're continuing our multi-part series of Halloween games countdown. Today we're talking about Resident Evil, probably one of the most iconic zombie games in existence! Come join us and at the end of the month we'll have a wrap up just in time for Halloween!
Despite many of the terrible sequels and spin-offs of the series, the original Resident Evil is still a masterpiece of horror gaming. While the original version may be dated, players can choose from a pretty large catalog of re-releases, including a new 1080p version on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Resident Evil embodies everything great about a zombie outbreak. It does it with a creepy atmospheric, almost X-File-ish tone. The game sets up in a haunted mansion with lots of mystery surrounding each character and just what everyone is up to. The first time I played it, I was around 12, and the first scene with the zombie munching away on a victim was utterly horrifying. And then the dogs... THE DAMN GLASS SHATTERING ZOMBIE DOGS.
This is definitely a top pick for a Halloween playthrough, if only for it's excellent atmosphere. Luckily, Capcom loves re-releasing it, so it always feels just a little more fresh every few years that there's a new one.