A VIRAL HIT
The biggest entries in the 20-year-long bioterrorism saga
1996 Resident Evil
Special taskforce operatives Jill Valentine, Barry Burton, and Chris Redfield are lured by double-agent Albert Wesker to a mansion filled with horribly mutated creatures. The resulting adventure changed horror gaming forever – and gave us a lifelong fear of dogs…
1998 Resident Evil 2
Leon S Kennedy starts his first day as a police officer in Raccoon City, only to find the whole city shambling to meet him. Meanwhile, Claire Redfield is looking for her brother Chris but finds only the mutated William Birkin (who discovered the virus) and his daughter Sherry.
1999 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Hours prior to the events of Resident Evil 2, Jill Valentine tries to escape Raccoon City before it’s destroyed, pursued through the whole game by a relentless, rocket-launcher-wielding mutant called Nemesis.
2005 Resident Evil 4
Leon Kennedy, rookie no more, is sent to rescue Ashley Graham, the president’s daughter, from a Spanish island where Umbrella successor Tricell released a the Las Plagas virus. Third-person shooters would never be the same again.
2009 Resident Evil 5
Chris Redfield travels to Africa to rescue the kidnapped Jill Valentine and stop the outbreak of yet another virus. This was the series’ most action-heavy entry yet, infamously featuring a QTE where Chris punches a boulder into submission.
2012 Resident Evil 6
Controversially attempting to please everyone via multiple, tonally-divergent storylines, each with its own protagonists, this muddled entry didn’t set the world on fire – and set the stage for Resident Evil 7 to triumphantly return the series to its roots.