in the real world, umbrella has gone through a series of name changes and relocations, beginning with the world health organization in 1984. umbrella’s name was then changed to the world organization for the prevention and containment of infectious diseases, or w.o.p.c.i.d., in 1991. in 1996, umbrella changed its name to the world health organization global biodefense research organization, or w.h.g.b.r., before eventually changing its name to the umbrella corporation in 2004. in the resident evil universe, umbrella has become a multi-national corporation that has become the world’s largest defense contractor, with branches in over 80 countries.
while the umbrella corporation is able to amass a huge budget, it does not have unlimited funds. umbrella’s budget is kept in a currency known as “resource units.” this is a series of bookkeeping numbers, but the important thing to know is that they are finite. in any resident evil game, you can see the number of resource units in the game’s credits screen, which will often have the exact number of resource units given on the game’s box.
umbrella’s financial problems are brought to the fore in the resident evil film series, where the company is eventually shown to be in financial ruin. unfortunately, umbrella continues to fund its operations, and even continues to develop new technology. umbrella’s current status is left ambiguous, but we find out later that umbrella’s president, richard b. umbrella, is a prisoner at an umbrella prison facility.
on top of everything else, you get a free (physical) copy of the new resident evil 2 remake and a free code for the division 2. division 2 has a built-in system to let you re-subscribe to the free monthly dlc if you decide it’s not worth the full $50 a month.
While not a direct sequel to the original Resident Evil, its an impressive RPG that takes place in the same universe as other installments. Its a story based around Ezio and the Brotherhood of Assassins, and features some truly impressive set-pieces. While Leon fans might scoff at the lack of a melee combat system, the game is mostly about stealth and puzzle solving.
Much like its predecessor, Resident Evil Outbreak has a very good story, characters, and gameplay. This version of the game also updates all of the characters to their modern-day counterpart, and even re-incorporates the original Outbreak file for those who never played it, as well as introduces the player to a few new characters.
Resident Evil 0 (1) is one of the most important games in the entire series, as it is considered the first game in the series and is where the game systems were first applied to a horror game. The story begins in 1997, as the T-virus has been unleashed upon the world. Most of the early horror games were scripted experiences, and Resident Evil 0 is the first in the series where you can interact with the environment and the characters and make your own decisions. This allowed for a great deal more freedom and more scary moments as the characters are even unpredictable.
One of the absolute classics in the entire series, Resident Evil 4 (2) is a very tense and emotional game. In 2011, Capcom released the first sequel in 4 years, and fans went crazy for it. In the game, the player assumes the role of Leon S. Kennedy as he searches for and fights off hordes of the undead in a remote research facility. The story is developed around a special agent who must save his daughter from the hands of the villainous Umbrella Corporation. It is a tense game that has you constantly on the edge of your seat!