Hi there! Sorry for the LONG hiatus! I have returned after a long hiatus and I am once again ready to write about horror games, so, to start, lets celebrate the month with a list of games starring Jill Valentine! You see, February is an interesting month; the biggest event we have is (Jill) Valentines Day. This means that while people are loving on each other, eating candy, being sweet, etc; us horror junkies can also enjoy something we all love: Jill Valentine. Jill is the beautiful and hard as nails Soldier turned Cop turned BSAA Agent who is commonly paired with her friend and former partner, Chris Redfield.
1996 – Resident Evil (PS1, Saturn, PC)
Jill’s first appearance is in the original Resident Evil. Jill stars opposite Chris Redfield as the second playable character. In this game, Jill is the weaker of the two characters due to lower health; however she makes up for it with access to better gear and additional item slots. Plus, she also has Barry Burtons help, who is actually useful, unlike Rebecca.
1999 – Resident Evil 3 (PS1, DC, GC, PC)
Jill appears again in Resident Evil 3. This time, she is trapped in Raccoon City after it is overrun by zombies and crazy mutated creatures. Worse yet for Jill, she is chased by a seemingly unstoppable Tyrant known as Nemesis. Jill is essentially tasked with saving survivors and escaping Raccoon City during its swansong.
2002 – Resident Evil Rebirth (GC, Wii, PS3/4, 360/One)
Jill again appears in the remake of the original Resident Evil, released in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube and later ported to the Nintendo Wii. Jill is, like the original, tasked with finding out whats causing the gruesome murders up in the mountains near Raccoon City. Jill and her team bite off more than they bargained for when they find out the forest and buildings within are flooded with mutated monsters and people.
2004 – Resident Evil Apocalypse (Film)
Jill’s first live action appearance, she is portrayed by actress Sienna Guillory, in the 2004 film adaption of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Like her video game counterpart, Jill is trapped in zombie infested Raccoon City being chased by a Tyrant known as Nemesis while meeting and helping other survivors. However, unlike her video game counterpart, she is simply a supporting character, and not the protagonist, and she is helping ex Umbrella Employee Janus Prospero escape Raccoon City.
2004 – Under The Skin (PS2)
Likely done as promotional material for Resident Evil: Apocalypse, while was released during the same year, Jill and Nemesis appear in a zombie infested level of the game set on Raccoon City streets.
2006 – Resident Evil Deadly Silence (DS)
Released to mark the tenth anniversary of Resident Evil, this game is a port of the original for the Nintendo DS, with several upgrades, enhancements, new features, costumes, music, etc. Jill Valentine, again, is in the game with the same role as before: Escape the mansion.
2007 – Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii, PS3)
Jill is a playable character in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. In this game, a see playable recaps of Resident Evil Zero, Resident Evil and Resident Evil 3, which we play through while also seeing new content of Jill and Chris in Russia taking down one of the last Umbrella facilities known to exist. Jill’s roll in the RE and RE3 portions remain nearly the same as before, but Jill in the new content is tasked with helping destroy Umbrella, once and for all. (Finally).
2009 – Resident Evil 5 (PS3/4, Xbox 360/One, PC, Shield)
After 10 years of waiting, Jill returns to a MAIN installment of the Resident Evil franchise. This time around, Jill is a changed woman, both physically and emotionally, both due to events explained in game. One major thing noticeable: Jill now has long blond hair in a ponytail, similar to Cindy Lennox.
2010 – Resident Evil: Afterlife (Film)
After the credits in Resident Evil: Afterlife, we were all shocked to find out where Jill Valentine has been since the whole global T-Virus outbreak: She is a leading Umbrella employee leading sieges to kill or capture innocent survivors of the Outbreak. She is seen flying in, briefing her soldiers on the Arcadia attack. Ouch.
2011 – Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (3DS)
As this game is mostly a fighting game, Jill doesn’t have a major story roll. She is essentially just trying to survive in what I personally feel is one of the worst games ever created.
2012 – Resident Evil: Retribution (Film)
As revealed in the previous film, Jill is now an Umbrella employee who is leading the siege against humanity. She is seen dropping in to capture survivors and take them to remote Umbrella Facilities. She is successful in her mission to capture Janus and that is where the film starts, with Jill Valentine being the antagonist. Unfortunately, however, FINAL CHAPTER SPOILER.
2012 – Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (PS3, 360, PC)
Unfortunate luck has Jill once again in Raccoon City fighting zombies and running from Nemesis. Her roll in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City remains the same as in RE3, however, she is being helped this time around by Spec Ops, a government force sent in to save civilians and figure out the cause of the outbreak.
2012 – Resident Evil Revelations (3DS, PS3, 360, Wii U, PC)
Jill returns for Revelations during the early days of her BSAA career. A prequel to Resident Evil 5, Revelations sees Jill teaming up with former partner Chris Redfield as well as new faces to help stop a group of terrorists from infected the world with a new virus. Currently her last appearance in the series, Jill also gets a new face and voice actress.
So, what are you doing on Jill Valentines day? Thanks for reading!