Resident Evil timeline: how to play and watch the franchise in order

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Resident Evil timeline: how to play and watch the franchise in order

Plain and simple, the first season of Netflix’s long-awaited new live-action adaptation of the demonic resident the franchise is here. While we’re excited to hunker down and enjoy the show, the online conversation surrounding the franchise has put us in the mood to revisit it in all its glory.

However, putting together a cohesive schedule for the demonic resident The franchise was as easy as taking down the Umbrella Corporation. Over the years, the franchise has gone from games to spin-off games, movies, anime, animated movies, and now even a live-action TV show.

Considering the gigantic scope of the franchise, we’ve put together (as best we can) a timeline of the entire canon. demonic resident games, movies and TV shows.

Complete Timeline of Resident Evil


Everything before Resident Evil: Survivor

Resident Evil Chronology - How to play and watch the franchise in order

Play: resident evil zero
Reports of unusual murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City have been mounting. The city’s Special Forces division, STARS, sends their Bravo Team, including rookie cop Rebecca Chambers, to investigate. When the team is forced to crash-land, Rebecca runs into death row inmate and former Marine Lieutenant Billy Coen.

Play: demonic resident
In 1998, a special forces team was sent to investigate strange murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arrival, they are attacked by a pack of bloodthirsty dogs and are forced to take refuge in a nearby mansion. But the smell of death hangs in the air. Supplies are tight as they struggle to stay alive.

Play: resident evil 2
Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust into a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that has transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable campaigns, allowing players to see the story from both characters’ perspectives.

Play: Resident Evil 3
Jill Valentine is one of the last people left in Raccoon City to witness the atrocities committed by Umbrella. To stop her, Umbrella unleashes her latest secret weapon; Justice.

Play: resident evil survivor
In September 1998, a disaster struck the city of Raccoon City, in the American Midwest. An outbreak of the T-Virus transformed the town’s population into zombies. The US government approved an air-to-ground missile attack on Raccoon City, wiping out the doomed city and its entire population. Not long after this incident, a helicopter crashes outside the Umbrella Corporation, and the pilot escapes the burning wreckage only to find himself fighting a battle against the undead, with no recollection of his identity or the reasons he is. over there.

Resident Evil Chronology - How to play and watch the franchise in order


Everything before Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil Chronology - How to play and watch the franchise in order

Play: Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Raccoon City was just the beginning. Claire and Chris Redfield’s nightmare continues as the siblings fight for survival against zombies and other monstrosities inside Umbrella’s deadly facility. Explore the mysterious Rockfort Island facility and frigid Antarctic Base in search of clues that will expose the Umbrella Corporation’s sordid goals and the truth behind the creepy and disturbing Ashford twins.

Play: Resident Evil: The Dark Side Chronicles
The plot of the game revolves around the personal stories of the series. His main focus is to retell the events of resident evil 2 Y Resident Evil – Code: Veronica.

Play: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles exposes the Umbrella Corporation’s meddling throughout the Resident Evil series through narration by Albert Wesker, a former Umbrella scientist, and hidden documents about the organization’s secret motives and actions.

Play: Resident Evil 4
Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy is sent on a mission to rescue the daughter of the President of the United States, who has been kidnapped. Finding his way to a rural European town, Leon battles horrific new creatures infested by a new threat called Las Plagas. He faces off against an aggressive group of enemies, including mind-controlled villagers linked to Los Illuminados. This mysterious cult is behind the kidnapping.

Play: Evil Residence Revelations
Evil Residence Revelations takes players to events between Resident Evil 4 Y resident bad 5revealing the truth about the T-Abyss virus.

Resident Evil Chronology - How to play and watch the franchise in order


Everything before Resident Evil: Damnation

Resident Evil Chronology - How to play and watch the franchise in order

Movie: Resident Evil: Degeneration
A zombie attack brings chaos to the Harvardville airport. Leon Kennedy and Clair Redfield, who fought against the sinister Umbrella Corporation during the Raccoon City tragedy seven years ago, are back. Will Clair and Leon be able to put an end to the virus before history repeats itself?

Movie: Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Located between the events of Resident Evil 4 Y resident bad 5, the series takes place in 2006 after a hacking incident at the White House is discovered. Leon S. Kennedy is ordered to investigate the incident, but encounters zombies when the White House is the target of a mysterious attack.

Play: resident bad 5
The Umbrella Corporation and its cultivation of deadly viruses have been destroyed and contained. But a new, more dangerous threat has emerged. Years after surviving the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons around the world. Chris, now a member of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that transforms the population into aggressive and disturbing creatures.

Play: Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Resident: Evil Revelations 2 sees Claire Redfield make a dramatic return. A survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organization Terra Save. Moira Burton attends Terra Save’s welcome party when unknown armed forces storm the office. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious, waking up later to find themselves in a dark and abandoned detention center. Working together, they must discover who took them and to what sinister end.

Movie: Resident Evil: Damnation
United States Special Agent Leon S. Kennedy sneaks into a small Eastern European country to verify rumors that bio-organic weapons are being used in war. Immediately after infiltrating him, the US government orders him to leave immediately. Determined to uncover the truth, Leon ignores the order and enters the battlefield to end the chain of tragedies caused by weapons.

Resident Evil Chronology - How to play and watch the franchise in order


Everything before the first season of Resident Evil

Resident Evil Chronology - How to play and watch the franchise in order

Play: umbrella body
The Umbrella Corporation, a ruthless international pharmaceutical company, was known for its genetic experiments and biological weaponry that led to worldwide devastation, including the infamous Raccoon City incident. Although the organization was dismantled in 2003, its legacy of bioterrorism continued.

Play: resident Evil 6
Leon, Chris and Ada are back, and this time they’re joined by newcomer Jake Muller, to face a new horror, the highly virulent C-Virus.

Movie: Resident Evil: Vendetta
Chris Redfield teams up with Leon Kennedy, a DSO agent, and Rebecca Chambers, a teacher, to track down Glenn Arias, a death merchant who wants to unleash a deadly virus on New York City.

Play: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Set in modern rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil 6.

Play: Resident Evil: Town
Set a few years after the horrific events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the story begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new place, free from their past nightmares. Just as they build their new life together, tragedy strikes again.

TV show: resident evil season one
While we don’t want to get into spoiler territory, the new Netflix adaptation complicates the timeline. The show alternates between two different timelines, one in 2022 and one in 2036. This means that demonic resident the first season takes place 24 and 38 years after the end of the original game trilogy.

Resident Evil Chronology - How to play and watch the franchise in order


Fans of the franchise may notice a few titles are missing here, such as the live action demonic resident movies and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City they are not mentioned in this timeline. This is because they aren’t part of the franchises’ overall canon, so they don’t fit into the chronology.

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