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The 4th Survivor is a minigame featured in Resident Evil 2 unlocked after completing both scenarios with an A ranking. Unlike most minigames, its events are canon. The game involves playing as HUNK and guiding him through a short segment filled with enemies while having a limited supply of items.

The title refers to HUNK being the fourth character known to survive Raccoon City's destruction.


Umbrella operative HUNK, after his unit is attacked by the mutated William Birkin, wakes up as the only survivor soon before Raccoon City is set to be destroyed. Now in possession of the G-Virus sample, he must complete his mission by escaping with it by making his way to a helicopter.


Players are tasked with guiding HUNK from the entrance to the sewers up to the Raccoon City Police Department's helipad, and eliminating or dodging all of the threats that stand in his way. The game is timed on how long the player takes to make it to the goal; the timer is displayed on-screen starting from the DualShock Version and in all subsequent ports.

HUNK has 120HP and will have the following as his set loadout for the minigame:

Players must rely on HUNK's items, there are no other items found during the game. There are not enough supplies to defeat all the enemies so a number of them must be avoided.

Further notes

  • The title "4th Survivor" is a thematic play on HUNK's status as Grim Reaper/ Mr. Death where the number 4 in Japanese is homophonous to death.
  • Another take on this minigame is available in the form of The Tofu Survivor.
  • The minigame's events are revisited in the chapter "The Fourth Survivor" in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
  • The music tracks used for this mode were originally made for the Laboratory area titled "Lab on Fire" and "Alarm" in BIOHAZARD 2 Prototype.

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