8. Resident Evil: Revelations 2
The best thing I can say about Resident Evil Revelations 2 is that it’s the closest the series has come to emulate the formula that made Resident Evil 4 one of the best games ever made. That and it succeeds where the numbered series in the franchise past 4 have failed. Revelations 2 is the most “Resident Evil” game I’ve played in a while, and it is a joy to play. While it’s not quite “survival horror” anymore, it comes REALLY close to the greatness of Resident Evil 4. While I may prefer the first Revelations game, this is still one of the finest third person shooters I’ve played in a while.
7. Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
The problem with the original release of Devil May Cry 4, was that it was SEVERELY lacking in content. It pretty much felt like half a game. The special edition release of the game remedies that to an absurd degree. Even though the back-tracking problem still exists, the mere fact that you can play as five different characters with very distinct playstyles, makes you pretty much forget about the problem. Devil May Cry 4 was already the pinnacle of the DMC gameplay, and Special Edition ups the ante by bringing the series into the current generation. Here’s hoping for more of the series in the future, and less Donte from the reboot.