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The 15 Best Capcom Games, According To Metacritic

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Resident Evil or Street Fighter - Capcom is responsible for many classic franchises. Here are the publisher's best games, according to Metacritic.

p>Capcom is now over forty years old as the company was established in 1979. Suffice it to say, they have made a lot of games and have become one of the most legendary publishers in gaming history, as a result. The sheer wealth of games developed and published by this historic company is seemingly endless and boasts an impressive amount of quality as well!

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As is the case with most large video game companies, Capcom has faced its fair share of controversies and fan backlash over the years. However, the studio has always bounced back from such obstacles and let players enjoy some truly amazing games time and time again. Here are some of their best games, ranked in the order of their Metacritic rating.

Updated March 27, 2022, by Ritwik Mitra: Capcom's illustrious run in the video game industry has made waves time and time again. They've been at the helm of developing everything from amazing action titles to legendary fighting games that almost every player is well aware of. It can be hard to choose just one of the many brilliant games the studio has released, but, thankfully, Metacritic has made this job significantly easier.

15 Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (87)

Zack and Wiki was developed and published by Capcom. It is a highly underrated Capcom gem for the Wii. It is essentially a point-and-click adventure game, but one with a little more action.

Players can use motion controls to guide or steer the treasure hungry pirates away from danger. Actions are very simple but don’t let those cartoony visuals fool you, the puzzles are surprisingly hard. This is a masterfully crafted adventure game.

14 Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (87)

Ghost Trick was developed and published by Capcom. It comes from the Phoenix Wright team. Essentially, players die and in order to figure out who done it, they must guide their soul through objects, trying to affect reality by shaking a light to cause some sort of domino effect as one example.

Oh yeah, and there is time travel involved. The visuals and music are great for the DS, but the story is really where this game shines. There have been many more Phoenix Wright games since, but no sequel for poor Ghost Trick.

13 Power Stone 2 (87)

Power Stone 2 was developed by Capcom and published by them as well in North America and Japan. The first game was one of the first challengers to Super Smash Bros. It isn’t a platform fighter like that, but it is four-player centric with giant battlefields and weapons thrown into the fray.

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This is all to say it is a party brawler and both Power Stone titles are fantastic fighting games. The sequel, in particular, is one of the finest that graced the Dreamcast. Sadly the sequels stopped here, but hopefully, Capcom one day will realize their error.

12 Monster Hunter Rise (88)

The Monster Hunter series has finally received the love and adoration it deserves after the massive success of Monster Hunter: World. As a result, Monster Hunter Rise also sold a ton of copies on release despite being a Switch exclusive at launch.

Its subsequent release on PC has also been received warmly, and it seems that the sky's the limit for this series right now. The classic combat of this series, coupled with increased options for traversal, makes Monster Hunter Rise a brilliant game in its own right.

11 Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition (89)

Street Fighter 5 was pretty rough around the edges at launch. The lack of many fan-favorite characters and an egregious amount of overpriced paid DLC bogged down the experience for a lot of players.

Thankfully, Capcom weathered the early storm and released the Arcade Edition, which featured all the content and gameplay improvements at a reasonable rate. As a result, the game discarded its identity as a horrible entry in the series and is now considered by many to be one of the greatest fighting games of all time.

10 Mega Man X Legacy Collection (89)

The Mega Man X series is considered by many to be one of the best entries in the franchise. Given how Capcom has neglected the series, it seems that this Legacy Collection is the best thing fans will experience around the Mega Man series for quite some time.

The sheer amount of content present in the Mega Man X Legacy Collection makes it clear why the game is rated so highly. This, coupled with a bunch of new features, makes it a pretty amazing title indeed.

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

Marvel vs Capcom 2 was developed by Capcom and published by them as well in North America and Japan. A better-reviewed fighting game on Dreamcast is Marvel vs Capcom 2. Even though reviews may differ as to what Capcom’s best fighting game was and is, our pick has to go to this.

Whether one plays it here, at the arcade, or using one of the HD versions like on PS3, this is fighting heaven. Plus the roster is insanely good for both Capcom and Marvel characters. The gameplay is solid on top of the sprites looking beautiful.

8 Monster Hunter: World (90)

Monster Hunter: World was developed and published by Capcom. This review is based on both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. We should also mention that the expansion, Iceborne, also received a 90. Anyway, this entry in the long-running franchise can be thanked for finally roping people in that have been on the fence since it started on PS2.

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It’s still a brutal quest, but one that was fine-tuned to make it more accessible for newcomers without going back on what had made this series such a hit for primarily the Japanese audience.

7 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (91)

The Resident Evil series is Capcom's bread-and-butter, so it only makes sense that the games would make an appearance on a list of the developer's best titles at some point. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis capped off the franchise's amazing trilogy on the PlayStation one.

The third game might be shorter than its predecessors, but it's still a great game regardless. It helps that this title also features one of the most iconic enemies in video game history: the titular Nemesis.

6 Viewtiful Joe (93)

Viewtiful Joe was developed and published by Capcom. The titular hero is like someone ripped from Power Rangers. This brawler introduces bullet-time mechanics to the genre, which allows for some stylish moves.

For example, slowing down time may allow players to ricochet a giant bullet back towards a tank. It takes a while to get used to everything, but once players do, they are in for one wild ride.

5 Okami (93)

Okami was developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. Viewtiful Joe’s cel-shaded graphics are cool, but Okami is like a watercolor painting come to life. Put simply, this game is beautiful.

At its core, this can best be described as a take on The Legend of Zelda. NPCs talk in gibberish, there is an overworld sprinkled with secrets, and there are dungeons which can be solved by gaining new powers. The biggest difference is our astral wolf protagonist is a lot more majestic than Link’s wolf form in Twilight Princess.

4 Resident Evil – Code: Veronica (94)

Resident Evil – Code: Veronica had no business being so good upon launch. It quickly became one of the best games on the Dreamcast and a must-have for any fan of the long-running survival horror series.

New fans who want to try this title out for themselves should check out the Code: Veronica X remaster instead. It's an amazing upgrade that makes the original experience even better, especially since movement is way smoother in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions!

3 Street Fighter 4 (94)

Street Fighter 3 was co-developed by Dimps and Capcom and published by them as well. Now, Street Fighter 2 can be thanked for ultimately creating, or at least perfecting the genre, but this game also has a big hand in the fighting game community.

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The genre went through somewhat of a lackluster spell until Street Fighter 4 came out, thus reviving the landscape. From the roster to the controls to the art, this was exactly what the genre needed.

2 Devil May Cry (94)

Devil May Cry was developed and published by Capcom. What started out as a new Resident Evil soon became its own thing. A lot of that series’ DNA can still be found within.

It’s an action game but still lingers in the horror genre. It also takes place ultimately in one location and a castle is pretty dang close to a mansion. Heck, even the cheesy dialogue can be linked back to it. As much as Devil May Cry borrows from that franchise, it is vastly different in execution.

1 Resident Evil 4 (96)

Speaking of Resident Evil, number one was probably quite obvious. Resident Evil 4 was developed and published by Capcom. It took years and went through several iterations, but the time and money were worth it in the end.

This is heralded as one of the greatest comebacks of all time along with it being celebrated as a masterpiece in its own right. It has been ported to almost every console, even phones, and it gets better every time.

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