For other uses of Chapter 1-1, see Chapter 1-1.

Chapter 1-1 is the opening chapter to Resident Evil 4.



Leon S. Kennedy (prologue): "1998... I'll never forget it. It was the year when those grisly murders occurred in the Arklay Mountains. Soon after, the news was out to the whole world revealing that it was the fault of a secret viral experiment conducted by the international pharmaceutical enterprise, Umbrella. The Virus broke out in a nearby mountain community, Raccoon City, and hit the peaceful little town with a devastating blow crippling its very foundation. Not taking any chances, the President of the United States ordered a contingency plan - to sterilize Raccoon City. With the whole affair gone public, the United States Government issued an immediate suspension of Business decree to Umbrella. Soon its stock prices crashed and for all intents and purposes, Umbrella was finished. Six years have passed since that horrendous incident..."

Leon S. Kennedy (soliloquy): "I received special training via a secret organization working under the direct control of the President. I was to assume the responsibility of protecting the new President's family."

Cop 1: "Why am I the one who always gets the short end of the stick?"

Cop 1: "Yo, who are you really? Come on and tell us. You are a long way from home, cowboy. You have my sympathies."

Leon S. Kennedy: "Guess that's a local's way of breaking the ice. Anyway, you know what this is all about. My assignment is to search for the President's missing daughter."

Cop 2: "What? All by yourself?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "I'm sure you boys didn't just tag along so we could sing Kumbaya together at some Boy Scout bonfire. Then again, maybe you did."

Cop 2: "Oh, you crazy American. It's a direct order from the chief himself. I tell you it's no picnic."

Leon S. Kennedy: "I'm counting on you guys."

Leon S. Kennedy (soliloquy): "It was right before I was to take on my duties of protecting the President's daughter when she was abducted. That's the ultimate reason I'm in this lonely and rural part of Europe. According to our intelligence, there's reliable information of a sighting of a girl that looks very similar to the President's daughter. Apparently she's being withheld by some unidentified group of people. Who would have thought my first job would be a rescue mission?"

Cop 2: "Ah, it's freezing. So cold all of a sudden. Ah, must be my imagination. Sorry it took so long."

Cop 1: "Just up ahead is the village."

Leon S. Kennedy: "I'll go and have a look around."

Cop 2: "We'll stay and watch the car. Don't want to get any parking tickets."

Leon S. Kennedy: "Right. Parking tickets."

Cop 1: "Good luck."

Leon S. Kennedy: "Geez, who are these guys?"

Cop 1: "Did you say something?"

Ingrid Hannigan: "Leon. I hope you can hear me."

Ingrid Hannigan: "I'm Ingrid Hannigan, I'll be your support on this mission."

Leon S. Kennedy: "Loud and clear. Somehow I thought you'd be a little older... So the subjects names Ashley Graham."

Ingrid Hannigan: "That's right."

Ingrid Hannigan: "She's the daughter of the president. So try to behave yourself okay?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Whoever this group is, they sure picked the wrong girl to kidnap."

Ingrid Hannigan: "I'll try to find more information on them on my end as well."

Leon S. Kennedy: "Good. Talk to you later. Leon out."

Leon S. Kennedy: "er... excuse me...Sir? I was hoping you might recognize a girl in this photograph?"

Man: "¿Qué carajo estás haciendo aquí? ¡Lárgate, cabrón!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Sorry to have bothered you."

Man: "Arrg!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Freeze! I SAID FREEZE!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "SHIT!"

Ingrid Hannigan: "Is everything okay?"
Leon S. Kennedy: "There was a hostile local."
Leon S. Kennedy: "I had no choice but to neutralize him."
Leon S. Kennedy: "There are still others surrounding the area."
Ingrid Hannigan: "Get out of there and head toward the village."
Ingrid Hannigan: "Take whatever measures necessary to save the subject."
Leon S. Kennedy: Understood."

Leon S. Kennedy: "Oh, no..."

Villager A: "¡Un forastero!"

Villager B: "¡Avisar a los demás!"

Villager C: "¡Te cogí!"

Ingrid Hannigan: "Leon. How ya holding up?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Bad question Hannigan."

Ingrid Hannigan: "Sorry to hear that... I'm sending you a Playing Manual. Hope you find it useful."

Leon S. Kennedy "I'll take a look at it. Thanks."

Villagers: "¡Por ahí!"

Villagers: "¡No dejes que se escape!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Damn it!"

Villagers: "¡Agárralo!"

Villagers: "¡Vayan por detrás!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Who are these people?"

Villagers: "¡Bloquéale el paso!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "What are they planning?"

Villagers: "¡Te cogí!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Great. A chainsaw."

Villagers: "¡Agárralo!"

Villagers: "¡Ponle una trampa!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Shit!"

Villagers: "¡Te voy a matar!"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Son of a...!"

Villagers: "La campana."

Villagers: "Es hora de rezar."

Villagers: "Tenemos que irnos."

Villagers: "Lord Saddler..."

Leon S. Kennedy: "Where's everyone going? Bingo?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Hannigan, I have some bad news. I've confirmed the body of an officer. Something's happened to the people here."

Ingrid Hannigan: "Leon you need to get out there. Look for a tower. Follow the trail near it."

Leon S. Kennedy: "Got it."

Luis Sera: "A little rough, don't you think? You're not like them?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "No. You?"

Luis Sera: "Okay, I have only one very important question. You got a smoke?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "Got gum."

Luis Sera: "Perfect. The big cheese."

Leon S. Kennedy: "What?"

Leon S. Kennedy (prologue): "1998年"
"あの事件から6年… "

Leon S. Kennedy (soliloquy): "俺は大統領の命で特殊訓練を受けていた大統領の一家を護衛する任務に就くはずだった… "

Cop 1: "…ったく 貧乏くじだぜ"

Ingrid Hannigan: "あなたがレオンね"

Leon S. Kennedy: "ああ,よろしく頼む"
"アシュリー・グラハムだな "

Ingrid Hannigan: "そうよ"
"グラハム大統領の一人娘 "

Leon S. Kennedy: "デートに誘う相手を間違えた事を"

Ingrid Hannigan: "アシュリーを拉致した集団について"
"こちらでも調査を進めておくわ "

Leon S. Kennedy: "頼む"

'Leon S. Kennedy: *no subtitle*

Man: *no subtitle*

Leon S. Kennedy: "お邪魔のようだな 出てくよ"

Leon S. Kennedy: "動くな"
"止まれ "

"来たー! "

'Leon S. Kennedy: *no subtitle*

Ingrid Hannigan: "どうしたの,レオン?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "村人に襲われた"

Ingrid Hannigan: "包囲を突破して"
"発砲許可されているわ "

Leon S. Kennedy: "わかった"

Leon S. Kennedy: *no subtitle*

Villager A: *no subtitle*

Villager B: *no subtitle*

Villager C: *no subtitle*

Ingrid Hannigan: "レオン 調子はどう?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "返答に困る質問はやめてくれないか"

Ingrid Hannigan: "返答に困る質問はやめてくれないか"
"役に立つはずよ "

Leon S. Kennedy: "後で見てみる"

'Villagers: *no subtitle*
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
Leon S. Kennedy: *no subtitle*
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
Leon S. Kennedy: "何だ あいつら…"
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
Leon S. Kennedy: "くそっ どうする気だ"
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
Leon S. Kennedy: "チェーンソーまで…"
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
Leon S. Kennedy: *no subtitle*
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
Leon S. Kennedy: "くそっ…"

'Villagers: *no subtitle*
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
'Villagers: *no subtitle*
Leon S. Kennedy: "どうなってる…?"

Leon S. Kennedy: "ハニガン,残念な報せだ"
"まともじゃない "

Ingrid Hannigan: "その場に留まるのは危険ね"
"北側のルートから村を抜けられるわ "

Leon S. Kennedy: "了解"

Luis Sera: "ゆっくり剥がせよ"

Leon S. Kennedy: "あんた 奴らとは違うのか?"

Luis Sera: "あんたはどうなんだ?"
"たばこあるか? "

Leon S. Kennedy: "ガムなら"

Luis Sera: "ヤバイ!"
"ここのボスだ! "

Leon S. Kennedy: "なに!"


Footpath to the village

Shoot three crows right in front of you to obtain a Spinel and some money, then head for the small house nearby. Go left to find a box that you can break with your knife. Enter the house through the front door.

Head to the back of the house to trigger a cutscene, after which you must kill the villager. Doing so will result in another cutscene and the arrival of more enemies. Go upstairs and collect Handgun Bullets before jumping out of the window. Kill the villagers and continue down the path (You can break the window with your knife and shoot from there if you prefer avoiding close combat).

In a building nearby is a Typewriter. You'll encounter a dog trapped in a bear trap along the path. Freeing it will benefit a later battle against the El Gigante, as it will avert his attention.

Further down the path you will encounter tripwires. Walk past them or, if not possible, shoot them (remember to stay away when firing). At the right of the path there is a red herb hidden in the plants.

When you approach the next cabin, two more enemies will appear. Enter the cabin to collect items. Head down the path to cross a rope bridge. There's an enemy waiting inside the cabin on the left, so take care of him and then grab the items. Open the gate at the end of the path when you're done.

Village center

Head into the village, taking a look with your binoculars. It is impossible to avoid the villagers spotting you. There's no set method to accomplish this, but there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  1. Trying to leave the village before the next cutscene will result in a Chainsaw Ganado attacking you. A Ruby will be earned if you manage to defeat him but treat this enemy with extreme caution as his attacks are one-hit kills (there's a strategy to easily defeat him using only the knife: get close to him and when he's about to attack you, step back (this trick requires practice) then after he misses the attack, get close, slash him and kick him over whilst he recoils. Continue to slash when he's on the floor until he's dead. This is a very helpful strategy but it may be a little hard with other Ganados around, specially the ones armed with projectile weapons).
  2. Entering the large house with the fence in front of it will also result in an attack by a Chainsaw Ganado. By heading upstairs and claiming the shotgun at the top, you should push the Ganado off of the ladder before he gets to you.
  3. Note: Sometimes the Chainsaw Ganado can glitch and when he hits you he won't get instant kill on you.

Obs.:You can kill both Chainsaw Ganados by going straight to the farm exit to find him for the first time, kill him, and then enter the house with the Shotgun to trigger the cutscene. This way you can obtain both the Ruby and the money rewards.

Jump through the window near the Shotgun and take a left on the roof. This spot will give you a safe place to defeat the Ganados. Another tactic would be to dive through the window after knocking down the ladder and heading for the house across the road. The door here can be barricaded as well and by breaking the lock with a knife there is a steel door that cannot be destroyed. Hiding in this room is a safe tactic as there is extra Shotgun ammunition and Pesetas as well. After a certain amount of time, a cutscene will be triggered and all enemies will leave.

Leave the Village out to the left of the door the Ganados left through, up the slope. It will lead you to a farm.


There's a typewriter in the shed to the left; next to the shed is a well. Shoot the poll holding the wooden slab up, then shoot the necklace where it's hanging from the wood to knock it down. Pick it up to receive a Pearl Pendant. Shooting the pendant down first will result in the necklace falling into the well, receiving the Dirty Pearl Pendant and lowering the value significantly. Opening the well before shooting the pendant down will give a Dirty Pearl Pendant as well. Next, turn around to deal with the villagers that are alerted by the gunshots.

There is a blue poster on a tree nearby and a Beerstein hidden behind the large farmhouse. Leave through the large door nearby.

Deserted village

Start to run down the hill and some villagers on the cliff above will drop a boulder near you. Start pressing the action button to keep running until being told to press either x▫ or L1, R1 to jump out of the way of the boulder. Failing to press the button fast enough, or pressing the wrong one, will result in an instant death. Upon dying, the player will respawn at the beginning of the room and have to re-do the boulder run.

Head through the tunnel at the bottom of the hill, shooting the two shiny spots in the ceiling to receive two Spinels. At the end of the tunnel, villagers armed with dynamite will appear.

Kill the villager standing in the open first, then try to shoot the Ganado inside the house. Not doing so may result in damage from dynamite. Shoot the tripwire near the shed and head inside the first house to kill the remaining Ganados. You must enter through the back window as the door has been boarded up.

Shoot the bird's nest in the tree to receive the Red Catseye to combine with the Beerstein. Next, enter the far house. A Ganado will be nearby and a tripwire is placed along a corridor. Move the dresser to reveal a passageway. Open the cupboard at the end of the passage to end the chapter.

An alternative strategy can be used in the village. Run past the Ganados into the house farthest to the right (the one with the bedroom in the very back). From the inside, shoot a hole in the door. Equip your knife and slash while aiming at the hole. You can knife the Ganados from here, although they also can strike at you, though this rarely occurs. After the cutscene, collect every item in the level before leaving. Doing this conserves lots of ammo. If you do this correctly you should leave with over 100 handgun bullets and roughly 10 to 15 shotgun shells. (if you pick up the shotgun you have a higher chance of finding shotgun shells in the boxes and barrels.)

Further notes


  • If you can blow up all the enemies in the village fight before you actually initiate it, you can skip the entire fight. Later in Chapter 1-3 you can come back and no enemies will spawn. You can enter the shotgun house and initiate the village fight a whole 2 chapters later. (This does not work on PS3, XB360, XBONE, PS4, and Ultimate HD versions of the game)
  • On a New Game+, if you do the Ditman glitch, you can perform a wall breach at the farm. Go towards the fence closest to the wall. Perform the Ditman glitch and jump over the fence at just the right angle and you'll jump out of bounds. You can pick up items outside of the map and see an unobtainable file. You can also see what the farm looks like from far away. It looks like a giant snow globe. (Only works on the Gamecube version of the game)

Easter eggs


  • When Leon looks at the bridge some versions of the game say "The brigde is out" instead of "The bridge is out".
  • When Leon gets knocked out, he lands on top of Luis.
  • Dr. Salvador is able to slice his way in, but sometimes he just climbs the ladder. However this is common in sneak attacks.
  • The car that the cops are in is pushed off the road, but the cutscene shows no skid marks.



  • If you shoot the bear trap, the dog will automatically be freed, and no matter where a player shoots, the dog cannot be killed. Also he will not help Leon during the fight with El Gigante if done in this manner.
  • The enemies that Leon encounter before entering the village will stop chasing him after a certain distance. For instance, the three Ganados that appear after Leon examines the house will only chase him until the shack with the typewriter and not beyond that; they will turn back.
  • In a New Game+, the 3 Ganados that tell the village of the incoming attack in front of the bridge will not appear.

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