Resident Evil Games In Order

Resident Evil Games In Order

Resident Evil is a prominent video game series that has seen numerous ups and downs over the years.

The series is currently robust, with recent releases like Resident Evil 7 and the remaster of Resident Evil 2 receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews.

We’ll be presenting all of the Resident Evil games that have ever been published in this list, as well as offering a quick synopsis of it all in the main storyline, so keep reading!

RESIDENT EVIL (March 22, 1996)

RESIDENT EVIL (March 22, 1996)

Supported platforms:

  • Playstation
  • Playstation 3
  • PSP
  • PS Vita
  • Nintendo DS
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Sega Saturn  

Every successful gaming series was founded on a solid first release that garnered players’ affection and loyalty and the conviction that future versions will rise to the occasion and emerge victoriously.

Resident Evil is no exception. The game was first launched for the PlayStation, but it was swiftly adapted to various systems throughout time.

The first edition introduced players to the primary protagonists, Jill Valentine and Christ Redfield, who play crucial roles in the subsequent installments. The players can pick between the two protagonists they want to play.

In this episode, the two are on a quest to research Racoon City’s first T-virus epidemic. The mechanics aren’t great, but even so, the design still holds up nicely in today’s market. The survival horror part is flawlessly executed, and the gameplay has some of the most nuanced riddles and inventory control in the series.

RESIDENT EVIL 2 (January 21, 1998)

RESIDENT EVIL 2 (January 21, 1998)

Supported platforms:

  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Microsoft Windows
  • PS Vita
  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 3
  • PSP
  • Nintendo 64

Resident Evil 2 is a continuation to the first game that accurately reflects the premise while expanding on it in practically every aspect possible. It was launched two years after the first game.

The sequel is made two months after the initial event game in Racoon City. The player meets two new key characters this time: Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

The sequel, like previous games, takes a lot of inspiration from the first and expands on practically every element. Even though the gameplay mechanics are remarkably similar, Resident Evil 2 offers a ‘Zapping system’ that enables you to play as both characters.

The game has a fantastic feel, and gamers have flocked to it due to its innovative gameplay experience. The sequel’s popularity swiftly grew, and the game was adapted to additional systems such as Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Gamecube, and Sega Dreamcast.

RESIDENT EVIL 3: NEMESIS (September 22, 1999)

RESIDENT EVIL 3: NEMESIS (September 22, 1999)

Supported platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • PlayStation 3
  • PSP
  • PS Vita
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • PlayStation

The franchise’s third installment is a hybrid of the two prior installments. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis happens directly after Resident Evil and shortly before Resident Evil 2.

The game follows Jill Valentine as she tries to flee Racoon City while pursuing her foe, the titular monster.  

Gamers looking for even more adventure, which was noticeably lacking in the previous games, will be pleased with the new release. Resident Evil 3 puts a greater emphasis on the action without abandoning the basic Resident Evil experience.

Like the other sequels, this one received a lot of positive feedback from reviewers and players, which is why it was adapted to so many different platforms.

RESIDENT EVIL: CODE VERONICA (February 3, 2000)

RESIDENT EVIL: CODE VERONICA (February 3, 2000)

Supported platforms:

  • PlayStation2, 3, & 4
  • Xbox 360
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Sega Dreamcast

Code Veronica is a first in the Resident Evil series in even more ways than just one, yet it expands on the momentum established by the previous games.

The game’s primary characters are Claire and Redfield, and it takes place on Rockfort Island and in Iceland. While the game’s setting and plot differ from Nemesis, the gameplay is similar.

Code Veronica is much more intriguing because it has 3D, real-time rendered backgrounds. It’s a big technological advancement that will provide players with a significantly better gaming experience.

RESIDENT EVIL ZERO (November 12, 2002)

RESIDENT EVIL ZERO (November 12, 2002)

Supported platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • PlayStation 3 & 4
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo Wii

Capcom struck their first major stumbling block with Resident Evil: Zero, following a string of solid titles. New characters, such as Billy Coen and Rebecca Chambers, were added. However, the action returned to Racoon City before the T- Virus outbreak. 

In terms of gameplay, the game hasn’t been altered. Given the creative difficulties, the game received a lot of favorable feedback. However, several new features, particularly the redesigned inventory system and the fact that the new edition did not challenge puzzles, generated mixed reactions.

RESIDENT EVIL 4 (January 11, 2005)

RESIDENT EVIL 4 (January 11, 2005)

Supported platforms:

  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 2, 3 & 4
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo Switch

Resident Evil 4 is not just the finest Resident Evil game ever made, but it’s also one of the greatest action games ever made, as seen by its staggering Metascore of 96.

Resident Evil 4 allowed players more flexibility to target their weaponry. Something was missing from previous games.

Climbing over barriers and through windows, avoiding assaults, and even employing Melee weapons were all options for interacting with the environment.

Capcom noted the critiques raised at the last major series entry, Resident Evil Zero, since the game’s primary gameplay mechanics were dramatically altered, including an over-the-shoulder camera angle.

Resident Evil 5 (March 5, 2009)

Resident Evil 5 (March 5, 2009)

Supported platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 3 & 4
  • Xbox 360
  • Nvidia Shield

One of the most eagerly awaited releases of the 2000s was launched approximately five years after its primary series predecessor. Resident Evil 5 unfortunately performed poorly.

However, owing to its colossal ambition, the game was always beginning to crash below these standards, and once the dust settled and the initial disappointment had subsided, Resident Evil 5 was regarded as a decent shooter.

Resident Evil: Revelations (February 7, 2012)

Resident Evil: Revelations (February 7, 2012)

Supported platforms:

  • Nintendo 3DS

Resident Evil: Revelations was first launched only on the Nintendo 3DS before later being launched on a range of modern consoles. The game occurs during Resident Evil 4 and 5 and has the same action-packed combat and over-the-shoulder viewpoint as the previous two games.

There were single-player and multiplayer modes in the game. Surprisingly, the multiplayer option gave a modified version of the single-player campaign to make it more suitable for two-player gaming.

RESIDENT EVIL 6 (October 2, 2012)

RESIDENT EVIL 6 (October 2, 2012)

Supported platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 3 & 4 

The main series’ contentious habit of prioritizing action over horror continued with Resident Evil 6. This decision has been divisive ever since the launch of Resident Evil 4, but it wasn’t until Resident Evil 6 that fans agreed that it had gone too far in that approach.

RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 2 (February 24, 2015)

RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 2 (February 24, 2015)

Supported platform: 

  • PlayStation 4
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 3

The follow-up to Revelations had installments, with the first episode launching on February 24, 2015, and then the last episode released on March 17, 2015. The game occurs between Resident Evil 5 and 6, and Claire Redfield serves as the main character.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 received positive feedback for its in-depth plot, fully thought characters, and interactive gameplay. However, the game was panned for its corny dialogue and over-the-top story developments, both of which have become iconic with the Resident Evil franchise over the years.

RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD (January 24, 2017)

RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD (January 24, 2017)

Supported platforms:

  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Microsoft Windows

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was the largest stylistic departure in the main series RE releases since Resident Evil 4. The game provided players with a significantly more realistic first-person viewpoint with a limited arsenal of weapons. This survival horror theme has grown in popularity since games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Outlast.

The risky direction change paid off as Biohazard infused fresh life into the franchise.

Resident Evil 2 (Remake) – January 24, 2019

Supported platforms:

  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Microsoft Windows

The remake of Resident Evil 2 came out nearly 20 years after the remake of Resident Evil. The long delay was worthwhile, as the 2019 remaster astonished numerous players by being one of the year’s top games, as seen by its Ultimate Game of the Year Award from the Golden Joystick Awards.

Including an expected, massive update to the game’s aesthetics and technological features, Resident Evil 2 redesigned the combat system, giving the original game an altogether new feel. Such modifications are sometimes controversial in remakes, but Resident Evil fans were mostly pleased with the over-the-shoulder perspective.  

RESIDENT EVIL 3 (REMAKE) – April 2020

Resident Evil 2 (Remake) - January 24, 2019

Supported platforms:

  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Microsoft Windows

After the critical and commercial success of the Resident Evil 2 remake, work on a remake of the third game started almost immediately. However, the game did not get the same critical praise as its predecessor, with dissatisfaction centered on its short length and weak Nemesis integration.

The Resident Evil 3 remaster is starting to earn more appreciation now that the dust has cleared and the early disappointment has faded. Even though it falls short of its predecessor, it is still worth looking for anybody who loved the Resident Evil 2 remake.

Resident Evil Village (May 7, 2021)  

The most current installment in the renowned horror franchise is Resident Evil Village. The game expands on the new foundations established by Resident Evil 7: Biohazard by introducing a new cast of charming yet terrifying antagonists to battle within some of the most evocative settings in the series’ history.

Resident Evil Village may not live up to expectations of some of the franchise’s most popular releases. However, it still provides an excellent single-player campaign, which is increasingly difficult to find in mainstream gaming.

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