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20 Years of ‘Resident Evil’ Box Art

I’m a fan of good box art. Not a connoisseur, but definitely an enthusiast. Unfortunately, quality box art is hard to come by these days, as the startling majority of what we see plastered on retail shelves is usually just a slight variation of a similarly themed game. It’s an annoying trend that continues to affect most post-Modern Warfare shooters, from the abysmal Medal of Honor reboot to the extraordinary BioShock Infinite. No game is safe.

Since 1996, there have been more than two dozen standalone Resident Evil games — not including the many remasters, obscure spin-offs and digital-only titles.

You would expect a series like this to have box art that’s all over the place, and it does not disappoint. When I was spending an inordinate amount of time compiling these covers, including some UK variants for our friends across the pond, I expected to see more stumbles than successes. Choosing a favorite isn’t easy, but since I’d like to know yours, I suppose I’ll settle on the GameCube remake (sorry, Resident Evil 2). What about you?

Resident Evil (1996)

Resident Evil (US)

Resident Evil: Director’s Cut (1997)

Resident Evil 2 (1998)

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999)

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Resident Evil Survivor (2000)

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Resident Evil Code: Veronica (2000)

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Resident Evil Gaiden

Resident Evil Remake (2002)

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Resident Evil Zero (2002)

Resident Evil: Dead Aim (2003)

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Resident Evil Outbreak (2003)

Resident Evil File #2 (2004)

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Resident Evil 4 (2005)

Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (2006)

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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007)

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Resident Evil 5 (2009)

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (2009)

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Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (2011)

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Resident Evil: Revelations (2012)

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (2012)

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Resident Evil 6 (2012)

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2015)

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COMMENTS

6 Comments
  • Rick-Taylor

    I think it just may be RE2 US, for me.

  • TH3J4CK4L

    Im gonna go with RE 1 us. The art on that game always stuck with me because it looks really gritty & harkens back to the really old 80s horror style.

  • Biscoito18

    RE3 and Outbreak File 2 are my favorites.

  • Grimphantom

    RE2 and RE3 covers are my fav, just brings back memories

  • silentevil77

    I just had me a gigasm

  • Halloween_Vic

    I remember having the first RE directors cut for the playstation. Dammm you took me back with all these!!! Outbreak #1 cover art was always one of my favs and I used to have so much fun playing it online.

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