REvisited: A Resident Evil Retrospective

Welcome to REvisited: A Resident Evil Retrospective, an Exposition Break series that explores the highs and lows of the Resident Evil franchise as we go back and replay the mainline games, their remakes, and their spinoffs. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out the series introduction to learn more about this project.

  • An Interview with Resident Evil Novelization Author, S.D. Perry

    An Interview with Resident Evil Novelization Author, S.D. Perry

    In 1996, Capcom’s Shinji Mikami released his genre defining survival horror game Resident Evil to the world. It quickly became a best seller and its success laid the groundwork for sequels, remakes, spinoffs, live-action…

  • Resident Evil (The REmake)

    Resident Evil (The REmake)

    When I wrote about Code: Veronica I mentioned that it was my gateway into the series. While that is true, 2002’s remake of the original Resident Evil—we’ll call it REmake from here on out—pulled…

  • Resident Evil – Code: Veronica

    Resident Evil – Code: Veronica

    It’s been a minute since I’ve last worked on this project. It’s not that I haven’t been playing Resident Evil games; I just haven’t been writing about them. Since my last entry back in…

  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

    I’m just going to start with it: I owe Resident Evil 3: Nemesis an apology. It’s a pretty great game that I’ve mistakenly been bashing for years. This project has made me see that.…

  • REvisited – Part 2: Resident Evil 2

    REvisited – Part 2: Resident Evil 2

    The first time I came across Resident Evil 2 was during a Thanksgiving with my extended family. My cousins had rented a PlayStation for the long holiday weekend and brought it with them to…

  • Ranking Resident Evil (Updated 11/11/2023)

    Ranking Resident Evil (Updated 11/11/2023)

    Here is where you can follow along as I play through and rank games from the Resident Evil franchise.

  • REvisited: Retrospective Pre-Ranking

    REvisited: Retrospective Pre-Ranking

    About two months ago, knowing his response, I texted a ranked list of Resident Evil games to Sean. “Why isn’t this on the site?” he asked. Looking at my phone, I chuckled. “It’s preliminary…

  • Resident Evil

    Resident Evil

    If you bring up the Resident Evil franchise to somebody my age, they’ll often tell you about their first time playing the original RE on PlayStation. The story usually involves a friend’s house, a…

  • REvisited: A Resident Evil Retrospective

    REvisited: A Resident Evil Retrospective

    Somewhere around ten years ago I took a look at my CD collection and realized something: I owned significantly more Weezer albums than any other band. Up until that moment, I wouldn’t have even…