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By major in-universe events

Event Date of events
Gadiwell outbreak Unknown
Ecliptic Express Incident 1998
Mansion Incident 1998
Raccoon City Destruction Incident 1998
Sheena Island incident 1998
Rockfort Island Incident 1998
Antarctic outbreak 1998
South American incident 2002
Spencer Rain outbreak 2002
Atlantic Facility outbreak 2002
Caucasus outbreak 2003
Abduction of the President's Daughter 2004
Terragrigia Panic 2004
Rochester incident 2005
Queen Zenobia Incident
  • Queen Zenobia
  • Queen Semiramis
  • Queen Dido
2005
India bioterror attack 2005
Harvardville Airport incident 2005
Air Dome Laboratory Incident 2005
Spencer Estate incident 2006
Kijuju Autonomous Zone 2008-2009
Philosophy University Incident 2010
East Slavic Civil War 2010-2011
Sushestvovanie Island incident 2008-2011
Marhawa School incident 2012
Global Bioterrorist Attacks 2012-2013
Sonido de Tortuga Island Incident 2014
Querétaro mansion incident Unknown; after 2013
Great Lakes murders Unknown; after 2013
Alexander Institute of Biotechnology terror attack Unknown; after 2013
North American bioterror attacks Unknown; after 2013
Dulvey incident 2014-2017

Releases in chronological order

All canon material released in Capcom's main Resident Evil series universe in chronological timeline 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
BSAA Director Clive R. O'Brien lures Chris and Jill on missions intended to prove the Federal Bioterrorism Commission's links to the Terragrigia Panic. FBC leader Morgan Lansdale is arrested, and the FBC is shut down. The United Nations invests heavily in the BSAA as a UN counterterror taskforce.
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
  • Multiplayer
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.

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