Resident Evil: The whole bloody legacy
Resident Evil 4 (2005)
Rookie cop Leon has acquired a new role since the virus ridden antics of Resident Evil 2. Assigned to protect the President and his family, the President's daughter goes walkabouts, and somehow manages to find her way in the mysterious setting of a European village filled with parasite-controlled villagers gripping chainsaws. Stunning cut-scenes and an intuitive new co-op, made RE4 a title you struggled to put down.
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (2006)
After it's previous appearance on the portable console screen, Deadly Silence provided a more admirable effort in bringing RE to your bus ride home. Looking more than a shade closer to the PS version than the previous Gaiden offering on the GBC, Deadly Silence not only looked the part but the gameplay was there for all to enjoy as that infamous slurring zombie sound drew closer. Ingeniously involving the DS features like the microphone to heal your your colleagues, Capcom finally found a suitable smaller home for their gore-fest.
Platform: Nintendo DS
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (2007)
The Wii got a taste of the shooter treatment as Umbrella Chronicles took yet another stab at bringing a new dimension to the RE series. Drawing on from different scenarios from the illustrious series of games, the on rails shooter is more at home controls-wise with the Wii and despite suffering from genuine game life, it had just enough of the RE flavour to make it a decent ride.
Platform: Nitnendo Wii
Resident Evil 5 (2009)
After the initial worry that we might never get our hands on this glorious looking instalment, it is here and back with a vengeance. With co-op very much the name of the game, S.T.A.R.S agent Chris Redfield returns to the Resident fold, along with a new female colleague, BSAA agent Sheva Alomar to tackle the evil surfacing on the African continent.
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Following on from the Umbrella Chronicles, Capcom brought the on rails shooter action to the Wii once again. Based around events from Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica, Leon and Claire were back in action in a game that had great visuals and played well as lightgun (Wiimote) games go despite a storyline that seemed to be a little messy.
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D
Making its first appearance on Ninty's glasses free portable, this was essentially a mini-game shooter set in a Resident Evil 5 world. Shooting your way through familiar enemies, there was also a co-op mode to play with another 3DS owner, plus a short playable demo of Resident Evil: Revelations which is the one we are really waiting for.
Platform: Nintendo 3DS