As a series, Resident Evil had its many ups and downs. The previous installment, Resident Evil 6, was a letdown for most of the fans, so Capcom decided to reinvent the series once again, as they did several times before.
Their latest attempt, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, turned out great, and the game is already considered one of the best in the entire run of the franchise. However, when you think about it, it is important to ask if it would be as successful as it is without the influence of other great horror games from the past.
RE7 is undoubtedly a great game, but it clearly borrows its best elements from the games that came prior to its release -- games that have clearly inspired the design and the gameplay mechanics of the new Resident Evil.
Let’s take a look at the titles that helped shape the future of the Capcom’s franchise that are a notch better than the highly-praised Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.