The Resident Evil franchise has been the definition of horror games for as far as I can remember. There are a ton of factors that make a game or a movie, scary. For some, it could be something as simple and common as a jump scare and for others it could be the tensive dread that creeps up on you slowly, while you are wandering in the dark silent night.
Resident Evil has perfected these features over time. When it comes to Resident Evil 7: The Game Before Village, that game, in my opinion, nailed everything from the aesthetic to the sound design to the jump scares to the overall sense of dread that something is going to creep up on you at any moment. It was just great and I believe they nailed everything, but with Resident Evil Village, the developers have gone above and beyond to make it as scary as possible, to the point that some believe that Resident Evil Village is the scariest game ever, but is it?
There is More than just Horror…
Resident evil village, it seems, is a compilation of all of the franchise’s greatest hits from its 25-year history. RE7’s gameplay style and first-person perspective, RE4’s aesthetic and mechanics, RE5’s heart-pumping action sequences, RE2’s palpable horror, layered design and inventory structure, and some features that even connect back to the series’ very first game.
Village combines the best elements that have defined the series’ best games into a perfect grab-perfect for the horror/survival lovers, much like Dead by Daylight, that made its way to the list by bringing in the best villains from different pop cultures. It’s one of Capcom’s best Resident Evil games to date.
There are plenty of amazing villains in the series, each with their own quirks, personalities, and backstories. Each of these has an incredibly diverse and outstanding visual design, with each of the main antagonists having their own distinct look that helps them stand out.
Be it the Lady Dimitrescu’s imposing figure or Salvatore Moreau’s delightfully disgusting and mutated kind. Carl Heisenberg, in particular, stands out from this group of antagonists. With his captivating dialogues and hard to forget cutscenes that everybody loves!
What makes this game so amazing is the amount of variety it has in terms of environment; each area has a distinct flavour, the Horror Castle Dimitrescu style is layered and dense, with Lady Dimitrescu stalking you. Beneviento’s house is pure psychological horror, and Heisenberg’s factory is one of the best resident evil locations you’d see, the thrill of experiencing is vast and maze-like, constantly throwing daunting enemies at you, delivering the tense action horror that defined resident evil 4 and 5.
It might not be the scariest game of all time, per se. But it truly is a masterpiece for all the horror game lovers out there and if you are looking for more games like this to play, check out Eldorado to find the games that you are looking for, with discount of course!