We've had a poll for the second installments in the big survival horror franchises, but I have not seen one for the first installments. I'd like to focus on the first games because, firstly, not many people seem to talk about them, and secondly, they shaped survival horror and laid the foundation for their more famous sequels to build off of. I should also note that this is comparing the original PS1 Resident Evil, not the remake. So Era, what do you think of them and how would you rank them? For me, it's easily: SH1 > RE1 I genuinely believe that SH1 is one of the greatest horror games ever made and is perhaps only rivaled by SH2. The game has incredible tension and atmosphere throughout the entire experience which no Resent Evil game (or Silent Hill sequel, for that matter) has ever managed to surpass. I also feel that SH1 has mechanically aged better than RE1. The tank controls, while not great, do feel more responsive than RE1, and the combat still works fine because of how simple it is. Admittedly, I have not played Fatal Frame so I can't personally rank it. Though from what I've heard and seen of it, I do not believe that I would ever rank it higher than SH1.