By major in-universe events
Releases in chronological order
|Release||Release date||Date of events||Summary|
|Wesker's Report II, Part 1||Unknown||July 1978|
Arklay Laboratory team creates a t-Virus strain by splicing it with Ebola's genome.
|Wesker's Report II, Part 2||Unknown||July 1981|
Arklay Laboratory develops Bio Organic Weapons to kill anyone who is immune to t-Virus in a warzone. Creation of Hunter.
|Wesker's Report II, Part 3||Unknown||December 1983|
Arklay Laboratory confirms that the t-Virus can create "irregular mutants" and BOWs from any organism.
|Wesker's Report II, Part 4||Unknown||July 1988|
Development begins on BOWs which can follow orders at the same intellect as a human soldier. Umbrella USA develops Tyrant; Umbrella Europe develops Nemesis Alpha. Discovery of G-Virus in Lisa Trevor's body.
|Resident Evil 0 (flashback cutscene)||November 21, 2002||1988|
Assassination of Dr. James Marcus. Queen Leech begins bonding with his corpse.
|Wesker's Report II, Part 5||Unknown||July, 1998-July 1995|
Construction of the underground laboratory. John replaces Birkin as chief Arklay researcher. Albert Wesker transfers to the intelligence services. Lisa Trevor is mis-confirmed "dead" and escapes containment.
|BIO HAZARD The Wicked North Sea||January 31, 1998||Unknown|
Norse Chirac is investigating an Isolated Island.
|Resident Evil 0||November 21, 2002||July 23–24, 1998|
S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team investigates Raccoon Forest for a supposed cult of drug-addicted cannibals. They are attacked by a Cerberus pack and get lost. Death of Queen Leech, which was taking the form of James Marcus.
|Umbrella Chronicles||November 13, 2007||July 23–24, 1998|
Albert Wesker infiltrates the executive training school and the water treatment plant, and assists in the facility's destruction.
|Umbrella Chronicles||November 13, 2007||July 24, 1998|
Rebecca Chambers and Richard Aiken find each other at the Dormitory. Richard is attacked by Yawn.
|Resident Evil||22 March 1996||July 24–25, 1998|
S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team investigates the Bravo Team disappearance and continues their mission. Albert Wesker is revealed to be an Umbrella triple agent. Arklay Laboratory destroyed.
|Umbrella Chronicles||November 13, 2007||July 25, 1998|
Albert Wesker escapes the Arklay Mansion prior to its escape thanks to his Progenitor infection. Death of Lisa Trevor.
|Resident Evil Outbreak
Resident Evil Outbreak File #2
|December 11, 2003||September 25, 1998|
Spread of t-Virus in Raccoon City's water supply, causing thousands to unexpectedly transform into Zombies. US Army and Army National Guard are deployed into the city.
|Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (opening cutscene)||September 22, 1999||September 26, 1998|
Massacre of police officers outside of the police station. UBCS mission in Raccoon City begins and quickly falls apart.
|Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (first half)||September 22, 1999||September 27–28, 1998|
Jill Valentine forms an alliance with surviving UBCS members to escape Raccoon City at a clock tower rendezvous. Umbrella Europe's bio-weapon, Nemesis-T Type, hunts her across the city and she is infected.
|Resident Evil 2||January 21, 1998||September 29–30|
Arrival of Leon and Claire in Raccoon City. Death of Drs. William and Annette Birkin. Infection of Sherry with G-Virus.
|Resident Evil 2 (The 4th Survivor)||January 21, 1998||September 30, 1998|
HUNK escapes Raccoon City with a G-Virus sample.
|Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (second half)||September 22, 1999||October 1, 1998|
Carlos Oliveira finds a vaccine to treat Jill's condition. Barry Burton rescues the two in a helicopter as Raccoon City is bombed. Death of Pursuer.
|Resident Evil Outbreak||December 11, 2003||October 1, 1998|
A group of survivors escape Raccoon City with Daylight.
|Resident Evil Outbreak File 2||September 9, 2004||October 1, 1998|
A group of survivors escape Raccoon City with AT1521.
|Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles||November 13, 2007||October 1, 1998|
Ada escapes Raccoon City with the G-Virus.
|Resident Evil Survivor||January 27, 2000||November 1998|
Ark Thompson investigate the Sheena Island and search for the sibling, Lott and Lily Klein.
|Resident Evil CODE:Veronica||February 3, 2000||December 1998|
Wesker and his HCF army destroy the Umbrella military base on Rockfort Island and cause an outbreak. Claire and Chris meet in Antarctica as Wesker hunts for the t-Veronica Virus.
|Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles||November 17, 2009||2002|
Release of t-Virus into the Amazon. USSTRATCOM sends Leon to hunt down the perpetrator, Javier Hidalgo, and the Umbrella employee selling him weapons.
|Resident Evil: Dead Aim||February 13, 2003||September 2002|
Experimental t+G Virus stolen from Paris. Attempted bioterror attack on United States on China using missiles with a t-Virus payload.
|Umbrella Chronicles||November 13, 2007||February 2003|
Collapse of Umbrella's Caucasus outpost. Wesker hands over incriminating data to the US government proving Umbrella's guilt in the Raccoon City Destruction Incident. Umbrella files for bankruptcy and its subsidiaries collapse over the next few months.
|Resident Evil 4||11 January in 2005||Mid-2004|
Spanish cult and bio-weapons developer Los Iliminados abducts Ashley Graham, daughter of President Graham, in a plot to force a mole into the White House.
|Resident Evil: Revelations||January 26, 2012||2005|
|Angela's Diary||Unknown||August–November 2005|
TerraSave ties WilPhama to viral outbreak in India, believing incorrectly the Zombies were the result of a bad vaccine trial. Curtis Miller is radicalised and begins plans for a bioterror attack.
|Resident Evil: Degeneration||October 18, 2008||November 2005|
Miller launches a bioterror attack in Harvardville, and is later revealed to be a puppet of Dr. Frederic Downing to fake his death in the outbreak and sell t-Virus on the black market.
|Resident Evil 5||February 17, 2010||Mid-2006|
Death of Oswell E. Spencer at the hands of Albert Wesker. Jill is believed dead after falling down a cliff, but is instead captured by Wesker for Uroboros research.
|Experience Kijuju||Unknown||December 2008-March 2009|
An American miner working in Kijuju blogs about the deterioration of law and order in the city as violent nationalist gangs begin killing foreigners in the street.
|BSAA Remote Desktop||Unknown||February–March 2009|
The BSAA debates whether there is a bio-weapons threat in Kijuju. A photograph of blackmarketeer Ricardo Irving confirms it.
|Resident Evil 5||March 5, 2009||March 2009|
Chris meets Sheva at Africa. The BSAA calls for Backup. Death of Albert Wesker.
|BIOHAZARD THE STAGE||October 2015||2010|
The BSAA sent one its advisor, Rebecca to investigating inside the Philosophy University in Australia. Chris and his partner, Piers have arrived in Australia.
|Resident Evil: Revelations 2||February 25, 2015||2011|
The TerraSave HQ was raided by an unknown group. Claire Redfield, Moira Burton and rest of the TerraSave members are kidnapped and imprisoned in Sushestvovanie Island by the Overseer. Six months later, BSAA advisor Barry Burton come to rescue his daughter, Moira in the Island.
|Resident Evil: Damnation||October 9, 2012||2010-2011|
The Eastern Slav Civil War is started in 2010. It has ended in February 2011
|Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire||June 8, 2014||2012|
Chris Redfield and Piers Nivans are investigating the Marhawa School Academy.
|Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps||21 June 2016||2012-2013|
Abraham Jackson sends his employee, 3-A7 to go on some various locations for what's left of it.
|Resident Evil 6||October 2, 2012||2012-2013|
The Global Bioterror Attacks is started in 2012. It has ended in 2013.
|BIOHAZARD heavenly island||March 6, 2015||2014|
TerraSave sent Claire and Inez to investigate the Idol Survival in Sonido de Tortuga Island, somewhere in South America.
|Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
||24 January 2017||October 2014|
The human bio-weapon Eveline infected the Baker family with her mold in Louisiana. Zoe was not infected, but she will escape from Eveline's mold and her own family.
|Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps
||21 June 2016||2015|
The Umbrella Corps send mercenaries into several infested and infected locations to search for viral samples, research data and lost secrets.
|Resident Evil: Vendetta||May 27, 2017 (JP)/June 19, 2017 (NA)||Unknown; after 2013|
Glenn Arias, the merchant of death vows vengeance for his wife's death. He's planning to attack New York and put the world up in flames. It's up to Chris, Leon, and Rebecca to stop him before it's too late.
|BIOHAZARD THE EXPERIENCE||February 3, 2017||Unknown|
Thirteen civilians woke up in a mansion. They don't know each other or why are they have been abducted, but they must work together to escape from the mansion.
|Resident Evil 7: Biohazard||24 January 2017||July–August 2017|
Ethan Winters find his wife, Mia Winters who is still alive after a hurricane in Dulvey, Louisiana. Eveline was destroyed. He and Mia survived.
|MUSICAL BIOHAZARD ~ Voice of Gaia ~||September 2016||Unknown; near future|
US Agent Lisa Martin is sent into Dalmatia to investigate any signs of bioterrorism outbreak.