How to play Resident Evil games in chronological order
Games managed Resident Evil Through its almost continuous superiority, level of innovation, and long continuity, it is on the throne of horror and survival games. Launched Capcom Its world of mutants and mercenaries debuted in 1996, and has since grown Resident Evil It has become a cross-media franchise with over 24 console games, 6 movies, and 2 series. Netflix Recently, novels, comics, and even plays.
Considering the large amount of content this series includes, it will be interesting to explore, although for the same reason it can be an equally daunting task. This article focuses exclusively on video games and cuts down on the complexity by presenting two ways to play games Resident Evil Most important only in terms of chronological story.
How many Resident Evil games?
there 10 games Resident Evil key: Which RE0-7And VillageAnd Code: Veronica. But the total number of games Resident Evil On consoles (including derivative games and remakes) it is about 30. This number rises to about 60 when mobile games and Pachinko.
How to play Resident Evil games in chronological order
In this article we focus on 12 games Resident Evilwhich are all 10 main parts plus my game Revelations sub. Although many other games are considered within the same universe, they are not within the comprehensive chronology, but rather an easy guide to entering the world of games. Resident Evil And enjoy it.
This list does not include mobile and console games Pachinkoand light shooting games Wii (Which Resident Evil Survivor And Survivor 2 And Dead aim And Umbrella chronicles And Darkside Chronicles), and sub-games that do not fall under the umbrella of the main world and are incoherent and difficult to play (namely Resident Evil Gaiden And Outbreak And Outbreak: File #2 And Mercenaries 3D And Operation Raccoon City And Resistance And Umbrella Corps And Re:Verse).
With new players in mind, the recaps below contain only very light spoilers such as the extensive story plots and character introductions.
1. Resident Evil 0
that Residentevil0 It is the fifth game released in the series, but the first chronologically. The events of the game take place just before the events of the game Resident Evilwith Paramedic Rebecca Chambers of the Special Tactics Squad and Rescue Service (STARS.) and ex-Marine Billy Quinn to a zombie-infested train in the Arklay Mountains (where Spencer’s mansion is located). Billy and Rebecca uncover valuable information regarding series villains Albert Wesker and William Birkin. We also learn more about the origin of a company Umbrella Corporation sinister f T-Virus deadly. The game ends with Rebecca heading towards the mansion where she will act as a supporting character in the game RE1.
2. Resident Evil
First game released Resident Evil on a device PlayStation 1996, but for people entering the series in 2023, you’d better play the 2002 remake (or the remaster). HD latest) as it improves the gameplay and expands the story.
continue RE1 events immediately after RE0. You will play as one of two agents STARS.: Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, who come to the Spencer mansion while investigating a series of murders in the woods outside Raccoon City. Chris/Jill confronts the deadly mutant victims of a virus T-Virus They reveal basic information about a company Umbrella and biological experiments.
3. Resident Evil 2
Events take place Resident Evil2 after two months of RE0 and 1, and introduces two new heroes, rookie cop Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield (Chris’s sister), each with their own connected but unique campaign. as provided RE2 Recurring character Ada Wong and famous enemy Tyrant.
We learn more about William Birkin and his work on an even more threatening virus called G-virus. Leon/Claire reveals more disturbing details about the company’s secret work Umbrellaas well as her ties to the Raccoon Police Department.
4. Resident Evil 3
Chronology gets complicated with Resident Evil 3but for the sake of simplicity, we recommend playing it after 2. The events of the first section of RE3 before events RE2, while the events of the second section take place after it. You can play RE3 until the middle of it, then stop playing and play 2, then go back to the second half of 3. But play RE3 Yet 2 will not detract from the experience or your understanding of the story. We chose to place it fourth on this list because its conclusion takes the overarching story of the series beyond the events RE2.
Players start in RE3 As Jill Valentine, who is still coming to terms with her experience from… RE1 And you are trying to escape from the outbreak in Raccoon City. Control of part of the game, when Jill is in turmoil, passes to her mercenary ally, Carlos Oliveira. progress RE3 Also the famous villain Nemesis And reveal the fate of Raccoon City.
5. Resident Evil: Code – Veronica
Jump Resident Evil: Code – Veronica The timeline is a few months in which we see Claire Redfield continuing her research that began in… RE2 About her brother Chris. This time her search takes her to a facility Umbrella In France, she escapes from captivity and follows the trail to the southernmost regions of the Earth.
Chris Redfield, one of the protagonists from the original game, returns as the second playable character in the game Code Veronica. Like Claire, Chris searches for his brother, and the search results in an encounter with series villain Albert Wesker.
6. Resident Evil 4
It can be said that Resident Evil4 is the most beloved installment of the series, which brings back the character of Leon Kennedy 6 years after his time in Raccoon City in RE2. Leon travels to a rural village in Spain on a mission to rescue the daughter of the American president.
There, Leon encounters a cult and explores its ties to a mind-controlling parasite. The story that unfolds there blends the stories of two characters from my past Resident Evil: Albery, Wesker and Ada Wong.
7. Resident Evil Revelations
Events take place Resident Evil Revelations between RE4 and 5. It explores further consequences of developing Umbrella For bioweapons and players progress to Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA).
Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield became my clients BSAA Now, Jill is the main character in the game. The duo heads to the Mediterranean to combat the use of a virus T-Abysswhich is a new kind of T-Virus.
8. Resident Evil 5
events occur Resident Evil 5 After 5 years of RE4. Chris Redfield travels to Africa with his partner, Shiva Alomar, to prevent a biological weapon from being sold on the black market. But the people of Kijuju have already been infected by an enhanced version of the mind-controlling parasite we saw in RE4.
This game offers a broader storyline than other arcade games Resident Evil the former, though Chris also embarks on a more personal quest to find his long-lost partner: Jill Valentine. We also discover Albert Wesker’s latest sinister plot.
Unlike the previous series games, this game can be played RE 5 Cooperatively, where the second player controls the character Shiva.
9. Resident Evil Revelations 2
events occur Resident Evil Revelations 2 between RE 5 and 6. And it brings Claire Redfield back into the spotlight for the first time since Code Veronica. The game is divided into four episodes, each episode divided into two parts: the first in the past with Claire and Moira Burton, and the second in the present time with Barry Burton (Moira’s father) trying to find them. The story introduces another villain from the Wesker family.
10. Resident Evil 6
that Resident Evil 6 It’s an action-adventure game that tells a story that’s more expansive (and complex) than what we’ve seen in RE 5. It brings together 4 campaigns starring Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Ada Wong and a mercenary named Jake Mueller.
A band is introduced BSAA in Revelationsand plays an important role in 6, as the four heroes work to crush the bioterror group Neo-Umbrella and prevent the spread of another virus that causes mutations (C-Virus).
11. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
she restored Capcom Series innovation with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard In many ways: where she represented a comeback RE Strongly, with great public acclaim after the disappointing fifth and sixth parts, it also introduced a new hero named Ethan Winters, and most notably, it shifts the famous series perspective from the third person to the first.
Despite all these changes, it’s still a game RE7 They exist within the primary timeline of the series, which presumably takes place in the modern era sometime after RE6. The game takes place in rural Louisiana, the first part of which takes place in the crazy house of the Baker family. Its links are with games RE The former is rather loose, though many of the series’ staples are here: secret human experiments, biological weapons, and, by the end of the game, a familiar face.
12. Resident Evil Village
considered as Resident Evil Village A continuation (and epilogue) to the story of Ethan Wentz, set three years after the events of RE7. My game features Biohazard And Village independently as a binary group of games. although Village Includes some additional links to the series’ past, including a more prominent role for the aforementioned “familiar face” and more information about the company’s origins. Umbrella.
There is a scene after the ending credits that extends the timeline further. We won’t go into detail, but those curious can read the following passage for more context.
Additional Shadows of Rose content
The Shadows of Rose addition takes place shortly after the Village endgame (16 years after the main Village story), and advances the Resident Evil series further in the timeline than any game before it. Assuming Village takes place in 2021, Shadows of Rose takes the series to 2037.
The bonus content spans 3-4 hours and stars Ethan’s daughter Rose, who is trying to rid herself of the unwanted powers she inherited from her father.
How to play Resident Evil games according to release date
- Resident Evil (1996)*
- Resident Evil 2 (1998)*
- Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999)*
- Resident Evil: Code – Veronica (2000)*
- Resident Evil 0 (2002)*
- Resident Evil 4 (2005)*
- Resident Evil 5 (2009)*
- Resident Evil: Revelations (2012)
- Resident Evil 6 (2012)*
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2015)
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017)*
- Resident Evil Village/Shadow or Rose (2021/2022)*
- Resident Evil 4 Remake* (March 24, 2023)
*The main Resident Evil games