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Resident Evil is a video game. The best-selling franchise in the world is the one created by Capcom.
Resident Evil is one of the top-grossing video-game franchises. Since 1996, it has expanded into other media, including movies, series nation creator, animated films, novels, comics, audiobooks, and more.
There are 9 games in the core series. There are three remakes. There are twelve Resident Evil titles. Mobile titles, spin-offs, and other media are not being skipped.
The Resident Evil series is a survival horror shooter series.
All Resident Evil Games in Order
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These games are about a group of survivors, scientists, and military personnel. The characters need to survive, rescue someone or investigate something related to the original virus. Third-person shooting, puzzles, inventory management, and survival horror are included in the game.
zombies were introduced into the video game industry. Their titles created a perspective that was over-the-shoulder. Some of the best experiences in the survival genre can be found in RE.
It’s clear that the series was a success. The easiest way to measure it is to look at the number of consoles each game has.
Over time, the formula has evolved. We are looking at how the games have changed and how the story has changed.
Resident Evil has four different endings.
The original Resident Evil was created in 1996.
The first zombies appeared in the city. The beS.T.A.R.S. was sent by the Raccoon City Police Department.
You play as a member of the S.T.A.R.S. Albert Wesker and Barry Burton are the S.T.A.R.S.character’s companions. The agents needed to escape after taking refuge in the mansion. The mystery of the villa and the zombie outbreak need to be revealed.
Classical RE elements include third-person-view, inventory management, scarce supplies, first-aid sprays, and healing herbs. It was necessary to find an ink ribbon to use on the typewriter.
Resident Evil 2 – 1998
Redfield is in RE2 and Code Veronica.
In 1998 there was a Resident Evil 2. It is no longer available on official stores.
Leon S. Kennedy is a police officer in Raccoon City. After thousands of people transform into zombies, they have to escape.
Two months after the title, the plot happens. The bio-weapon created by Umbrella turns living creatures into zombies.
The game is back. The game focuses on third-person combat. Each character in the game has a different storyline, challenges, and partners. It was an improvement over the original title, so it is considered to be one of the best games of all time.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999
There is a single ending.
In 1999 it was launched for the PS. The original title wouldn’t be found on official stores anymore because of a 2020 remake.
It picks the story after RE2 and puts players in control. A vaccine for the T-Virus is needed forJill to flee. The location has been overrun by zombies, however, Carlos Oliveora has come to help.
The story has a choice of mechanics. The game focuses more on action and less on puzzles as there are more enemies to defeat. There is a zombie creature that chases the player.
There was a new engine, 3D models, pre-rendered background, and fixed cameras.
Resident Evil – Code: Veronica – 2000
Code Veronica X is compatible with the Series X.
Code Veronica is the fourth entry of the series. There are ports and enhanced versions for all of the above. Code Veronica X is available on the PS4.
Three months after Resident Evil 2, the game focuses on a woman. Chris is a secondary character. She is part of the research and survival efforts.
While searching for her brother, she raided an Umbrella Corporation facility. The creator of the T-Virus was imprisoned on Rockfort Island by his security forces.
Code Veronica has a classical style and keeps pre-rendered background, 3D models and dynamic cameras. The focus is on puzzles, horror elements and exploration.
Resident Evil (HD Remake) – 2002
Part 1 of the Resident Evil Remastered video is called “Jill”.
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The original title was replaced in 2002 by a new one. The newer version was a GameCube exclusive. The title was available on other consoles. You can find the title on PS4 and Windows 10.
The scare factor was increased by the remake.
RE Zero happens days before RE.
RE 0 was the first GameCube game. The game is available for a number of platforms.
There is a STARS unit researching a location in the Arklay Mountains in this game. The story is about Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen. They uncover some secrets related to the T-viruses when they go to an abandoned Umbrella training facility.
The title allows players to swap between two characters. Each one has its own abilities that help solve puzzles.
The game is more difficult. There are less puzzles and enemies are tougher.
The most successful shooter of all time is RE 4. It is the reason why it is available on any console. It won multiple Game of the Year Awards, and sold over 11 million copies.
The game was released for GameCube. HD re-editions for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and other consoles are available.
The game changed everything. RE became an action-oriented title with more weapons, more enemies, weapon mod, quick-time events, multiple boss fights, and more. Who could forget the expression on the merchant’s face?
The fixed camera angles were changed. The mechanics of the game made it equally challenging and frightening. The camera is hard to move and makes players act slow and careful. Leon is aiming and the camera doesn’t move.
The game has an artificial intelligence that balances it. The game increases or decreases quietly according to player performance. Each enemy type in the game has weaknesses, special attacks and behaviors.
You play as Leon Kennedy. He went on a mission to rescue the president’s daughter. The locals were turned into monsters by a new kind of virus.
In co-op mode, Resident Evil 5 is better.
In 2009, RE 5 was available for PS3 and Windows. It is available for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Local co-op is one of the series’ best features and it was introduced in the game. You can play the entire campaign with someone else. It was the first time that motion capture was used for characters.
Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar are members of the Bio terrorism Security Assessment Alliance. There is a fictional region in Africa. A new virus outbreak and a plot that takes the main character against Albert Wesker were discovered.
It is similar to RE 4. The survival and scare elements of Resident Evil 5 are missing.
It is available for PS4 and Xbox One. The game sold over 10 million copies.
There are four characters in the sixth entry of the series. They are against bio-terrorist attacks.
The full game requires you to play with each character. The four stories happen at the same time, so it works as seeing different perspectives.
These campaigns are different from the survival horror formula. The previous game was a third-person shooter. Characters can move around while aiming weapons, but it works with an over the shoulder perspective.
Resident Evil 7 is the debut of the RE Engine.
The franchise has seven entries. It was available for PS4 and Xbone. It is also available for the Nintendo Switch.
The rest of the series is connected to the stand-alone experience. It is the first RE title you can play with a first-person perspective. The title brings back the survival horror elements while giving a setting similar to Resident Evil.
You play as a normal person. He is searching for his missing wife. There, he finds clues. Clues, cues, and danger increase as the game continues.
There are few combat skills forEthan. He is able to use guns, explosives, and chainsaws. The main character can run, stealth, and block attacks. He is able to survive with the Baker family members and theMolded.
Resident Evil 2 Remake outsold the original RE2.
The remake was a huge success. The second game was brought back to life and was released in the year 2019.
The story is the same in the new format You can play as either of them again.
The game brought a lot of updates to bring it up-to-date. Fixed camera controls were changed for an over the shoulder free perspective. Unlike RE 4, characters can aim their weapons, just like RE 6.
Proper challenges were added to the game’s difficulty system.
The RE 2 and RE 3 remakes are powered by RE Engine.
The Resident Evil remake will be available for Windows, PS4 and Xbox One. There is a remake of RE 3.
The remake introduces some automatic updates, but the game is still the same. It has an over-the-shoulder perspective that allows players to move and shoot.
The remake rearranges the game to make it better. The dodge system was added to the game after developers changed movement speed and animations. There was an emphasis on action in the other additions.
The game had good reviews and was similar to the previous one. Some features missing from the original were commented on by fans. RE 3 remake takes about 8 hours, while RE 2 remake takes about 10 hours.
In 2021, Resident Evil Village will be available for PS 5, PS 4, XBOX One, and Windows.
Village is a sequel. The players are on a mission to find her daughter. The village is inhabited by Mutant creatures.
This setting opens up a lot of things. In first-person, you use limited skills to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Some of the best boss fights can be found in Village. It is now possible for Ethan to create barricades for protection.
Village focuses more on the action than on suspense. The map is larger, more detailed, and more interactive.
All Resident Evil Games in Chronological Order
Resident Evil 2 – 1998
Resident Evil – Code: Veronica – 2000
Resident Evil Zero – 2002
Resident Evil 5 – 2009
Resident Evil 6 – 2012
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – 2017
Resident Evil 2 Remake – 2019
Resident Evil 3 Remake – 2020
Resident Evil Village – 2021
Do you need to play every game at once?
Each game in the RE series is a stand-alone experience.
The connection between the game and RE Zero became less important after that. Each game could have its own universe.
The original trilogy and the remakes are recommended as a whole.