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Resident Evil’s Chris

In our Resident Evil Chris guide, we take a look at the horror icon, including a dive into his personality, videogame appearances, and the role he plays.

Resident Evil Chris' model from Re:Verse, outlined in white and pasted on a slightly blurred misty forest screenshot

Resident Evil’s Chris Redfield is a name that any and every horror game fan knows, as he’s one of the two playable antagonists from Resident Evil, the 1996 godfather of horror. Beyond that, Chris is a mainstay in the series, popping up in many games, so it’s only right that we dive into his character, who he is, and what exactly he appears in.

If Chris isn’t the only Redfield sibling that you want to know about, you can take a look at our Resident Evil Claire guide to see how his little sister is getting on. Or, to discover more about Chris’s fellow alpha STARS member and dear friend, check out our Resident Evil Jill article.

Anyway, here’s what you need to know about Resident Evil’s Chris Redfield.

Resident Evil Chris: Chris Redfield in Resident Evil 8 DLC.

Who is Resident Evil’s Chris?

How long have you got? Seriously, Chris is an important figure in multiple Resident Evil games, starting with the original events that transpire in the infamous Spencer mansion. Following that ghastly night, Chris helps out his sister in Resident Evil Code Veronica X, as Albert Wesker once again makes his presence known.

Speaking of Resident Evil’s Wesker, Chris is the one who literally punches a boulder on top of him in a volcano in Resident Evil 5 (one of several reasons we want a Resident Evil 5 remake). Though I can understand why, since Wesker was using a gem to control Jill Valentine, forcing her to fight her friend. Luckily, not only does Redfield defeat the villain, he rescues his friend, too, with the help of Resident Evil’s Sheva.

Chris also has a campaign in the highly disliked Resident Evil 6, though this is followed up by a welcome visit to Louisiana when he shows up at the end of Resident Evil Biohazard, in which he has his own piece of DLC as he chases down Lucas Baker. All of this leads us nicely to Resident Evil Village, where it appears as though he’s working against Resident Evil’s Ethan.

Of course, this isn’t the case, as Chris is actually in the village to put a stop to evil goings-on that transpires there. Truthfully, just like with Wesker, there’s so much to unpack with Chris Redfield.

Resident Evil Chris: A high quality image of Chris Redfield smoking a cigarette in a helicopter.

What is Chris Redfield’s personality?

Chris Redfield is loyal to a fault and is always on hand to help out his friends. However, the slight bit of innocence and faith he had in the world died years ago in the Spencer mansion. Redfield is more than capable of making some tough decisions.

No matter how much he may want to help, he can leave if need be (though there’s no way he’d give up on Claire or Jill, he’d die for those two). But make no mistake, he still cares deeply about what happens to innocent people. Chris Redfield is a good guy, and it’s a shame there aren’t many real-life versions of him.

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Which games does Chris appear in?

Chris Redfield appears in:

  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil Remake
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Resident Evil Biohazard
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Project X Zone
  • Fortnite
  • Resident Evil Re:Verse

There you have it, everything you need to know about Resident Evil’s Chris. To discover how all the events he’s in unfold, check out our Resident Evil in order guide.