Hey, I know this may not be the best place to do this, but y'know what? I want to talk about it, and this seems to be somewhere that it's allowed at the very least. To give a bit of background, I'm a huge Resident Evil fan. As a matter of fact, one of my earliest gaming memories is with the first Resident Evil on the Sega Saturn. I didn't play Resident Evil 2 until it came to the N64, and I thought it was amazing. Because of my parents, I wasn't allowed to play the original Resident Evil, so I watched my brother play it instead. With RE2, I finally got my hands on the game, and it didn't disappoint. I missed RE3 and Code Veronica, since I didn't have the consoles to play them and my brother wouldn't let me play on his. Eventually, I got back into the Resident Evil series with the Gamecube remake of the first one. I've played and beaten almost every main-series Resident Evil game (I haven't finished 6 because of a promise I made that me and someone else would finish it together and she moved, and RE3 Nemesis is pretty hard to find). Now, with the upcoming release of the HD remaster of RE0 and the official announcement of RE2 being remade, I've never been more hyped for the series. However, in the light of all this, a question has popped up to me. Every person I talk to about the classic Resident Evil games says that RE2 is the best. Now, I can admit openly that it's better than the original, and I haven't played much of Nemesis so I can't say, but Code Veronica is much better in my opinion. And RE0 and the remake of RE1 are my favorites in the series to this day! When I ask people what's so great about 2, they always just say it's the best. They praise nothing in particular, though a few have said that it's because of Leon. So I'm opening up this discussion thread. To be clear, I like Resident Evil 2. It was my first real Resident Evil game. Even with it's poor graphics and pretty bad voice acting, I love it still and will gladly play it. However, I honestly don't think it's the best in the series. For the sake of this discussion, I want to hear all opinions. Why is RE2 considered the best by so many? Why do you think it's not that good? What game do you think is the best? For this discussion, I'm not counting RE4, RE5, RE6, or the RE: Revelations games, as they aren't what I mean when I say "classic Resident Evil." Please be civil and keep this a discussion, not an argument. If this gets hateful or hurtful, I WILL ask a mod to lock this down. TL;DR: Why is RE2 considered the best classic RE game, what game should be the best, and the third-person over-the-shoulder games don't count in this discussion, though the Gamecube remake of RE1 does. No arguing please, and be civil.