The EX Files (EXファイル EX fairu ) are a series of in-game files found exclusively in the Nintendo 64 version of Resident Evil 2.
The files serve to bridge the gap between the events of Resident Evil and 2, while also introducing plot elements from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil CODE:Veronica, and the cancelled Resident Evil Zero (N64 version).
There are 16 files scattered throughout both the "A" and "B" scenarios. Unlike the standard files in the game, only 8 are present in either scenario. The files share the same location in each scenario, regardless of who the player is controlling.
All "A" scenario files will be carried over to the "B" scenario upon completing the game. However, upon completing the "B" scenario, all files will disappear from the inventory and will have to be obtained again.
In the official localization, all 16 files are given a number (which lists them out of order). The following table disregards these numbers and lists the correct order.
|Robert's Note||Behind the desk in the gun shop after the cutscene with Robert Kendo.||A|
|Dario's Note||Inside of the briefcase on the bus, near the front entrance.||A|
|Jill's Note||On top of Jill Valentine's desk inside of the S.T.A.R.S. office.||A|
|Jill's Report||Inside of a file cabinet in the File Storage Room, next to the Ink Ribbon.||A|
|City pamphlet||Bookshelf on the second floor of the library, near where the floor collapses.||A|
|David's Letter||On top of a desk in the East office, closer to the back of the room.||A|
|Journalist's Note||On top of the table in front of the 2-way mirror in the Interrogation Room B.||A|
|Umbrella Memo||On the gurney in the B4F experimentation room, near the entrance.||A|
|Mercenary's log||On a hot dog stand at shopping district east, indicated by an item "sparkle".||B|
|Brad's Note||In the Police station front entrance's lower walkway, on the ground.||B|
|Rebecca's Report||On top of Rebecca Chambers's desk in the S.T.A.R.S. office.||B|
|Chris's Report||On the exam table in the Torture chamber. Leon must backtrack to find it.||B|
|Op Instructions||In the alcove of the east side sewer, held by the U.S.S. agent on the left.||B|
|Want ad||Inside a cabinet in the Turntable Monitor Room, next to the monitors.||B|
|Mother Virus Report||On a desk in the P-4 laboratory.||B|
|Progress Report||The B4F culture room after registering both fingerprints in the B5F computer room.||B|