2Resident Evil 4 

Released in 2005, Resident Evil 4 was actually the sixth game in the Resident Evil franchise. Originally an exclusive on the GameCube, Nintendo fans got to witness a different type of horror from the series. Gone was the slower-paced survival horror gameplay, and in came tense shootouts with cult members and infected. 

Resident Evil 4 is set six years after the events of Resident Evil 2, and still brings the classic horror feel of the franchise despite the difference in gameplay. Protagonist Leon S. Kennedy sets out to not only save the president’s daughter, but also redefine a series for years to come. Resident Evil 4 is not only an important sequel for the franchise, but for the horror genre as a whole. 

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