The Shotgun is a powerful firearm found in every Resident Evil game. These weapons fire several spherical metal pellets in a spread pattern, causing considerable damage to tightly grouped enemies at close range. These guns use Shotgun Shells.

The shotgun varies in power with each game but is always one of the most versatile weapons in any player's arsenal, capable of knocking over large enemies while mutilating softer targets like zombies. These weapons are popular with most players due to their high power, spread shot which minimizes the need of accurate aim, excellent knock-back abilities, and relatively abundant ammunition supply.

The two main drawbacks to these kinds of weapons are:

  1. Damage decreases drastically as distance increases, restricting usage to short ranges.
  2. Most shotguns come in pump-action form; requiring the user to work the action to chamber each round, thus having a relatively slow rate of fire (semi-automatic, lever action, and multiple barrel shotguns usually have a higher rate of fire).

Although the exact amount of violence incurred varies by game, the shotgun has been seen capable of blowing off heads, blasting out kneecaps, destroying torsos or even severing entire bodies in half through sheer force.


Image Name Game
ZeroShotgun Shotgun Resident Evil 0
Huntinggun Hunting Gun Resident Evil 0
ShotgunRE1 Shotgun Resident Evil (1996)
400px-Re1 shotgun Pump-action Shotgun Resident Evil (2002)
Assault Shotgun Inv Assault Shotgun Resident Evil (2002)
RE2SG Shotgun Resident Evil 2
Re2cshotgun lg Custom Shotgun Resident Evil 2
W-870RE2Remake W-870 Resident Evil 2 (2019)
M3shot Shotgun Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Westcs Western Custom Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
RE3R M3Shotgun M3 Shotgun Resident Evil 3 (2020)
GunSurvivorSG Shotgun Resident Evil Survivor
RECV SPAS 12 Shotgun Resident Evil CODE: Veronica and Resident Evil: Survivor 2
Shotgun Resident Evil: Outbreak and Resident Evil: Outreak - File #2
Outbreak shotgun Shotgun E Resident Evil: Outbreak - File #2
Persuader Shotgun Resident Evil 4
RE4stubbyShotgun Shotgun Resident Evil 4
M4 shotgun Riot Gun Resident Evil 4
StrikerRE4 Striker Resident Evil 4
Basic Shotgun Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Assault Shotgun Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Shotgun SA Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
REDCShotgun Shot Gun Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
RE5Ithaca Ithaca M37 (SG) Resident Evil 5
RE5Benelli M3 (SG) Resident Evil 5
RE5Striker Jail Breaker (SG) Resident Evil 5
RE5Hydra Hydra (SG) Resident Evil 5
Windham Shotgun Windham Resident Evil: Revelations
M3 Shotgun Shotgun M3 Resident Evil: Revelations
Hydra Shotgun Hydra Resident Evil: Revelations
Drake Drake Resident Evil: Revelations
Shotgunre6 Shotgun Resident Evil 6
Hydrare6 Hydra Resident Evil 6
Assaultshotgun Assault Shotgun Resident Evil 6
Shotgun M147S icon Shotgun M147S Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Shotgun TAP194 icon Shotgun TAP194 Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Shotgun Hydra icon Shotgun Hydra Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Shotgun Drake icon Shotgun Drake Resident Evil: Revelations 2
M21 Shotgun M21 Shotgun Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
M37 Shotgun M37 Shotgun Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
RESIDENT EVIL 7 Thor's Hammer examine Thor's Hammer Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Under the name "Shotgun".
Under the name "Assault Shotgun"
Under real-world names

Under any other name.



  1. Two separate shotguns go by the same name in the English version of the game
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