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Resident Evil 7 guide and walkthrough

Defeat your enemies and find the weapons, keys and collectibles you're looking for

Jeffrey Parkin (he/him) has been writing video game guides for Polygon for almost seven years. He has learned to love just about every genre of game that exists.

In Polygon's Resident Evil 7 guide and walkthrough, we'll show you where to go, how to defeat your enemies and where to find the weapons, keys, collectibles — antique coins, files and Mr. Everywhere statues — you're looking for.

How to use this Resident Evil 7 guide

Resident Evil 7 is both a departure from and a return to form for Capcom's long-running survival horror franchise. Though it unfurls in a single, long campaign without any named levels, Resident Evil 7 does have landmarks that seem an awful lot like levels. We've organized our Resident Evil 7 walkthrough based on these geographical locations that divide the game into sections.

Follow our Resident Evil 7 guide, you'll find the path from the first moments to the final boss battle, with required and bonus objectives in between. We've also included the locations of Resident Evil 7's collectible files, Mr. Everywhere statues and antique coins throughout.

Finally, we also have a collection of related Resident Evil 7 guides that will show you everything from how to get the dirty coin in the Resident Evil 7 demo to what you unlock after beating the game.

Update Feb. 20, 2017

We've updated our Resident Evil 7 guide with walkthroughs for the Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2 downloadable content.

Update Dec. 28, 2017

We've updated our Resident Evil 7 guide with walkthroughs for the Not a Nero and The End of Zoe downloadable content.

Resident Evil 7 walkthrough

1. Guest house

  • 1-1 Guest house
  • 2. Main house

  • 2-0 Main house (all sections)
  • 2-1 From Jack to the garage
  • 2-2 Main hall and Mia's tape
  • 2-3 Jack’s back and the basement
  • 2-4 The final dog’s head and Jack's boss fight
  • 3. Old House

  • 3-0 Old House (all sections)
  • 3-1 The back yard, trailer, old house and the cellar
  • 3-2 Shadow puzzle, outhouse, fighting Marguerite
  • 3-3 The greenhouse, lantern puzzle and D-Series arm
  • 4. Testing area

  • 4-0 Testing area (all sections)
  • 4-1 Dissection room, master bedroom, Lucas’ room, attic, backyard
  • 4-2 Happy birthday VHS tape
  • 4-3 Lucas' party
  • 4-4 To the boathouse
  • 5. Boathouse

  • 5-0 Boathouse (all sections)
  • 5-1 Into the boathouse

    6. Wrecked ship

  • 6-0 Wrecked ship (all sections)
  • 6-1 Into the wrecked ship
  • 6-2 Old videotape
  • 6-3 Looking for Ethan
  • 6-4 Fixing the elevator and rescuing Ethan
  • 7. Salt mines and the final battle

  • 7-0 Salt mines and the final battle (all sections)
  • 7-1 Into the salt mines
  • 7-2 Finding Eveline and the final battle

  • Resident Evil 7 DLC guides and walkthroughs

    New game modes

  • "Nightmare," "Ethan must die" and "Jack’s 55th birthday" guides
  • Banned Footage vol. 1 walkthrough

  • Bedroom
  • Banned Footage vol. 2 walkthrough

  • 21 walkthrough
  • Daughters walkthrough

  • Resident Evil 7 beginning hour demo walkthrough

  • Resident Evil 7 demo guide
  • How to get the dirty coin in the Resident Evil 7 demo
  • What does the dirty coin do in Resident Evil 7?

  • Resident Evil 7 Not a Hero guide and walkthrough

    0. All sections
    1. The salt mine
    2. The central cavern
    3. Behind the red door
    4. Behind the green door
    5. Behind the gray door
    6. The red door (again) and Mama Molded boss fight
    7. The green clown door
    8. The shield machine
    9. The research facility
    10. Mutated Lucas boss fight

    Resident Evil 7 The End of Zoe guide and walkthrough

    0. Learning combos
    1. The beginning
    2. Save points two, three and the Swamp Man
    3. From the shack, through the gators and back to the shack again
    4. The ship
    5. Crocs, bombs and the path to the abandoned church
    6. Abandoned church graveyard
    7. The end