Capcom’s Resident Evil has been very busy recently. We’ve seen a first-person mode and expansion for Village, the eighth game in the series. We have a demo of the upcoming remake out now. On top of this, a new CGI film is due this year called Death Island. So why do people love this franchise? I love horror and I think I found the very original a breath of fresh air.
There are so many titles in the series from the mainline games to the spin-offs. We have the first two games and the third game Nemesis. All of these have seen remakes. We have the prequel game on Resident Evil 0. The fourth game is due its remake this month. Fans saw four more mainline games. The fifth and sixth games launched on hardware two generations ago.Resident Evil 7 and Village followed not too long after.
There’s Even More Resident Evil
We have a series of less discussed mainstream games most notably Code Veronica. We also have Revelations 1 and 2. Then there’s spin-offs. We have the two Survivor games and Dead Aim. There’s Resident Evil Outbreak and the follow-up Outbreak File 2. Other notable entries are The Umbrella Chronicles and The Darkside Chronicles. There are Mercenaries 3D, Operating Racoon City, and Umbrella Corps.
Some of these I love, some I don’t have a lot of experience with, and there’s the odd one on the list I am unlikely to play again. This series has been the reason for other games. Echoes of the Living is very much a homage to the series and Tormented Souls feels like it would belong. The second game was getting a fan remake which Capcom pulled, to officially do themselves. The fan remake turned into Daymare 1998. We’ve also seen fan remakes for the first game and Code Veronica pulled. So while we wait for the upcoming release in a couple of weeks. Capcom has some of them on sale, there maybe some you may want to check out.