What are the best Capcom games? Here are the top 5

After our weekend break, we return to analyze the best games from the various development teams: today it's the turn of the controversial Capcom

Having passed the fortieth anniversary of its foundation under the name of Capsule Computer in 1979, Capcom is the fourth development team we will look at the best games. We did the same first with Atlus, then with Ubisoft and then it was FromSoftware's turn. Today we are here to celebrate the best of one of the most prolific and multifaceted publishers in the gaming industry, as well as to remember his ability to respond to disputes with masterpieces. We thought we'd do it just yesterday, after seeing James Stephanie Sterling's video about the situation of Dragon's Dogma 2: even the transgender critic mentioned that the company's lows are contrasted by many highs, so let's talk about it now. Starting from…

What are the best Capcom games?  Here are the top 5What are the best Capcom games?  Here are the top 5

5) Okami | The best Capcom games

With an average (we repeat: average) of 93/100 on Metacritic, we couldn't help but open the list of the best Capcom games with Eyes. Developed by Clover Studio, the game is like a watercolor painting brought to life. Viewtiful Joe has focused on the appeal of “ignorant” epicness, but Okami is the winner. Or rather, actually even in gameplay. Basically, the game is a kind of The Legend of Zelda where NPCs babble, while the map is full of secrets and dungeons from which you can emerge unscathed with new powers. The difference is the wolf Amaterasu, who also manages to give a greater idea of ​​majesty compared to Link's transformation into a wolf in Twilight Princess.

4) Resident Evil – Code: Veronica | The best Capcom games

Raising the bar a 94we have a game whose quality probably surprised everyone at launch. Resident Evil – Code: Veronica it wasted no time in proving itself to be one of the highest quality titles on the Sega Dreamcast. If you want to try everything first-hand, if you want, there's the remaster Code: Veronica original. Especially when it comes to movement. It's a real must if you love the survival horror series.

3) Street Fighter IV | The best Capcom games

With the same average su Metacritic, Street Fighter IV it arrived at a crucial moment not only for the saga it belongs to, but also for the genre as a whole. Unfortunately, the predecessor, Street Fighter III, did not particularly benefit from the collaboration with Dimps (Sonic Advance trilogy and Rush duology) behind the stove. And with the trend brought to stagnation by the multiple re-releases of Street Fighter II, it was the fourth chapter that revived everything. From the roster to the characters, passing through the artistic style with the aggressive “brush strokes” evocative of the sganassoni to be exchanged lovingly. With netcode that puts ragequitters in the company of other ragequitters, no less!

2) Devil May Cry | The best Capcom games

Published and developed by the software house, Devil May Cry started out as “Resident Evil 4” before becoming what it is today. The horror DNA is still there, but with a delightfully “ignorant” streak worthy of the spectacle fighter genre (Bayonetta) brought to life by the volcanic creator, Hideki Kamiya (now the fugitive founder of PlatinumGames). Always with the 94 as per the reviewers' average, the title remains an action game while keeping its feet in the pool of hemoglobin that is the horror genre. And yes, the castle in which the title is set closely resembles the mansion in Raccoon City. Ditto for the loud dialogues… but despite borrowing a lot from Resident Evil, Dante and company manage to stand out a lot. Even qualitatively, we would add.

Honorable Mentions | The best Capcom games

It wouldn't be a quick top 5 of ours without five titles we would have liked to include to make one top 10. This time some of the exclusions might make you gnash your teeth a little, but with Metacritic's average there isn't much to discuss. Let's talk about…

10) Mega Man X Legacy Collection (89/100)

9) Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (90/100)

8) Monster Hunter World (90/100)

7) Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (91/100)

6) Viewtiful Joe (93/100)

1) Resident Evil 4

The highest average achieved by Capcom games reaches the threshold of 96 cents with Resident Evil 4, rightfully at the top of the podium of the best. True, if Devil May Cry had remained in all respects an exponent of the T-virus saga, we would probably be having a slightly different discussion today. But as things stand now, especially with an amazing remake released recently, we're glad that Leon Kennedy's return to the scarlet spotlight has been given such a long gestation. With each port, remake or remaster, Resident Evil 4 seems to age like a fine wine. So much for the zombie, we might add.

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Stefania Romagnoli is a dedicated writer who delves into the world of video game news. With a profound passion for gaming, Stefania keeps readers informed and up-to-date on the latest developments, announcements, and trends within the gaming industry.