The Resident Evil series now has a rather long heritage in the games industry. 13 bloodline releases and countless spin-offs, the franchise has even dabbled in multiplayer. But what about Resident Evil couch co-op? Read on to find out the best the series has to offer!
Resident Evil Couch Co-Op
The Resident Evil series has seen 26 home console releases, spanning 24 years. The bulk of releases have been single-player only, but there’s been a dalliance with online multiplayer and five titles have offered couch co-op. Below you’ll find the details on which games will allow you to invite a buddy over and pick up a second controller.
5 – Resident Evil 6
OK, so Resident Evil 6 isn’t great. But it’s certainly not as bad as you think. The game features three unique campaigns (a fourth shorter campaign is also unlockable) which is enough meat to get stuck into. The gentle difficulty curve is also great for introducing first time players. There’s much more fun to be had battling the bad guys in Resident Evil 6 with a friend than solo.
4 – Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Originally released for the Nintendo Wii back in 2007, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a change-of-pace for the series. It’s essentially a lightgun game using the Wii Remote’s pointer function. The game fills in some of the backstory by revisiting areas from Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 0. It’s a brilliant use of the Wii’s motion tracking controllers that avoids the pitfalls of Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition.
3 – Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles followed The Umbrella Chronicles in 2009. The sequel was quite literal in it’s position, covering the next stage of the Resident Evil timeline, adding new weapon customisation mechanics and much more. This is a spin-off series that tried to do something different and succeeded in being an enjoyable aside, unlike the Nintendo 3DS’ half-baked Resident Evil debut.
2 – Resident Evil Revelations 2
Many will argue that Resident Evil Revelations 2 should be at the top of this list. It tries to recapture the original spirit of the series – puzzles and all – while still adding something new to the formula. Sadly however, it simply can’t stand next to its predecessor for a quality experience. The first Resident Evil Revelations was, as the title suggests, a groundbreaking turn for the series. The sequel didn’t quite live up to that precedent.
1 – Resident Evil 5
After receiving much hate at launch, Resident Evil 5 now has a cult appreciation that sing it’s virtues. Following the fantastic Resident Evil 4 – which remains one of the highest rated games on Metacritic to this day – Resident Evil 5 tried to bring more of everything. However, it forgot one important aspect of it’s predecessor: suspense. Resident Evil 5 is a bombastic action experiences for two players in co-op, but it’s certainly not subtle.