Resident Evil Timeline

What’s on the Resident Evil Timeline?

This list attempts to create a playing order (or in some cases viewing/reading order) for all major pieces of Resident Evil media. However this only includes items that are canon within the video game universe. The Resident Evil theatrical films do not exist on this timeline. They are a separate chronology. This list does not attempt to split up any media into individual scenes/pages, but rather focuses on an easy to follow reading/playing/watching list (with a few exceptions). In the event that two works cover the exact same time-frame we first list the first published work. Additionally we base the placement within the timeline on where the work ends rather than where it begins.

This list of Resident Evil media includes:

  • The Resident Evil Games: Considered the “core” medium for the Resident Evil franchise. These include the main series of games, as well as a few smaller side games.
  • Comics: There are several tie-in comics than any other video game franchise. We include them in the timeline.
  • Films/Short Films: You can find a few animated films and short stories that are canon within this universe. We have included them here.

There are a few other pieces of media that fit in, such as the Biohazard: The Stage theatrical play, and you can find it all in chronological order below. And if you enjoyed this Resident Evil timeline, you might like some of our others, such as the Halo timeline. We hope you enjoy!

Where do I start with Resident Evil?

Since this is a franchise based on video games, you should definitely start with those. We recommend the Resident Evil Origins Collection for the best starting experience. It includes remastering of the prequel, Resident Evil Zero and the original Resident Evil.

Wesker’s Report IIShort Film
Wesker’s ReportShort Film
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil ZeroGame
Buy"}">BuyUmbrella Chronicles: BeginningsGame
Buy"}">BuyResident EvilGame
Buy"}">BuyUmbrella Chronicles: RebirthGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 3: NemesisGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 2 (Remastered)Game
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil OutbreakGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil Outbreak: File #2Game
Buy"}">BuyUmbrella Chronicles: The 4th SurvivorGame
Buy"}">BuyUmbrella Chronicles: Death’s DoorGame
Biohazard 4D-ExecutorFilm
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil SurvivorGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil CODE:VeronicaGame
Buy"}">BuyThe Darkside Chronicles: Operation JavierGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: Dead AimGame
Buy"}">BuyUmbrella Chronicles: Wesker’s Extra ReportAudio Drama
Umbrella Chronicles: Prelude to the FallComic Issue
Buy"}">BuyUmbrella Chronicles: Umbrella’s EndGame
Buy"}">BuyUmbrella Chronicles: Dark LegacyGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 4Game
Revelations: Rachel’s TrailerShort Film
Revelations: Jessica’s ReportShort Film
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: RevelationsGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: DegenerationFilm
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 5: Lost in NightmaresGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 5Game
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 5: Desparate EscapeGame
Biohazard: The StagePlay
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: Revelations 2Game
Buy"}">BuyRevelations 2: The StruggleGame
Buy"}">BuyRevelations 2: Little MissGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: DamnationFilm
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, Vol. 1Graphic Novel
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, Vol. 2Graphic Novel
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, Vol. 3Graphic Novel
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, Vol. 4Graphic Novel
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, Vol. 5Graphic Novel
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 6Game
Biohazard: Heavenly IslandGraphic Novel
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil: Umbrella CorpsGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 7: Biohazard: DaughtersGame
Buy"}">BuyResident Evil 7: BiohazardGame
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    forgot resident evil vendetta (film)

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      Jason Hamilton


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    its timeline one before Resident evil 7

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    If RE:2 Reimagining is canon, then why in RE6 THE G-Virus file it’s said that Claire made the vaccine for Sherry following Annette’s guide, just like happened in the original RE2 ? Also the Umbrella Chronicles Death’s Door is a direct Sequel from the Original RE2 LEON B in which Ada saves Leon and then she forges her death. I don’t think those Reimaginings 2 and 3 are canon, they don’t fit in the storyline, they have continuity issues and inconsistencies.

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