Resident Evil through the ages

Short Bios (with my ratings):

RE0, released in 2002, starred Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen, a rookie medic and a convicted felon. This game revolves around their adventure in a train and later a training facility. (8/10)

RE1, released in 1996, starred Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, with supporting characters Barry Burton, Rebecca Chambers, and Albert Wesker. Alpha Team is attacked in the forest looking for Bravo Team, and they flee into a mansion, discovering the truth about Umbrella, Wesker, and the T-Virus. (10/10)

RE1 REmake, released in 2002, took the original game and reinvented it. New sounds, new graphics, and even new enemies like Lisa Trevor and the Crimson heads. (10/10)

RE2, released in 1998, starred rookie cop Leon Scott Kennedy and Chris’s little sister Claire Redfield, with supporting roles of Sherry Birkin and Ada Wong. They enter Raccoon City only to find it crawling with zombies and flee into the police department, and eventually discover the truth about the G-Virus, Umbrella, Sherry’s father William, and Ada’s true motives. (10/10)

RE3 Nemesis, released in 1999, reintroduced Jill Valentine, supported by Carlos Oliveira. Jill flees the city but is chased by the Nemesis, sent to kill the S.T.A.R.S. members. Teaming up with Carlos, she is infected by Nemesis but Carlos cures her, and they escape the city minutes before the nuke hits. (9/10)

Code Veronica, released in 2000, starred Claire Redfield and later Chris Redfield, with the help of Steve Burnside. Claire is captured and put on an Umbrella’s prison island and fights Alfred Ashford to escape with Steve. They make it to Antarctica but as they try to leave, Alexia is woken up and captures them. Chris arrives on the island after it is destroyed and finds out Wesker is still alive, and rushes after Claire. Once she is saved, Chris fights Alexia, Steve mutates and dies, and Alexia is finally destroyed. (10/10)

RE4, released in 2004, features Leon as he fights to save the president’s daughter, Ashley Graham. He occasionally teams up with Luis Sera and Ada Wong, and fights against Salazer, Mendez, and Saddler. He discovers his old partner, Krauser, is still alive and working with Saddler, and finally rescues Ashley and brings her home. (10/10)

Revelations, released in 2012, stars both Chris and Jill, with an array of new characters- Jessica, Parker, O’Brien, Lansdale, Raymond, Keith, and Quint. Jill is searching for Chris on a ship but falls into a trap, while Chris heads out after her. Keith and Quint investigate an airport and discover the truth of these events. O’Brien sets everything up with Raymond to reveal Lansdale’s vices, but Jessica ends up betraying them and destroys the ship, nearly taking Parker out with it. Jill and Chris reveal the truth about Lansdale, taking him out and saving the BSAA. (9/10)

RE5, released in 2009, stars Chris Redfield and newcomer Sheva Alomar. They chase after Ricardo Irving, but a trap is set and 2 BSAA teams die. Chris reveals that he’s searching after Jill, who died saving him from Wesker. After defeating Irving, they enter ruins and discover Excella Gionne and Wesker, working with a brainwashed Jill. Jill is freed, and Chris and Sheva defeat a mutated Excella and Wesker, preventing them from unleashing Uroboros. (9/10)

RE6, released in 2012, brought back stars Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong, and Sherry Birkin, and introduced Piers Nivans, Jake Muller, and Helena Harper. In 2012, Edonia is attacked and Chris’s team is sent in, while Jake and Sherry escape from Ustanak, sent after Jake. They meet and part ways, but Jake and Sherry are attacked again and eventually captured. At the same time, Chris and Piers meet Carla Radames, Ada Wong’s clone, and are led into a trap, killing everyone but them. In 2013, Ada invades a submarine and learns of an impending attack on Tall Oaks. The US is attacked and Leon kills the president, teaming up with Helena to find the truth. Helena’s sister is mutated and Helena reveals her affiliation with Simmons who’d set it all up. Leon, Helena, and Ada head to China, where Jake and Sherry escape their imprisonment and Chris and Piers are sent in. Chris, suffering from amnesia, remembers Edonia and tries to kill Ada numerous times. Jake learns the truth about his father and they try to save him to make a vaccine, while Leon, Helena, and Ada try to put an end to Simmons. At the end of it all, Piers loses his arm and infects himself, sacrificing himself to save Chris. Jake and Sherry defeat Ustanak and a vaccine is made, and Helena’s name is cleared. (7.5/10)