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Examples of La Résistance in video games.

  • Ace Combat: These games often have a resistance movement on the ground aiding your efforts in the air.
  • Agent USA: Whenever fuzzbodies enter a city, the (normally randomly wandering) citizens start dropping crystals to try to fend off the fuzz menace. That's about as useful as they get, though, but being from a game from the early 80's, it's more help than one would usually get from games at the time.
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  • In Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse, the increasingly oppressive government causes people are starting to organise resistance. The leader is the Caliph's cook, and she helps you get where you need to go. In the end, the Caliph turns out to have been under the mental control of the real villains, who you defeat, so a revolution isn't needed.
  • Assassin's Creed:
    • In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Ezio Auditore builds up the Italian Assassins to become a resistance group against Rodrigo Borgia (aka Pope Alexander VI) and his son Cesare Borgia's control of Rome and Italy.
    • Assassin's Creed III: By the 1760s, the American Brotherhood of Assassins has been reduced to little more than two broken-down old men on a dilapidated homestead. It takes a determined Native American/English boy to kick them back into gear and rebuild the Brotherhood. Assassin's Creed: Rogue reveals that an Assassin-turned-Templar was instrumental in dismantling the American Brotherhood, leaving it in the state Connor eventually finds it in.
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    • The entire Assassin Brotherhood in Assassin's Creed Origins was revealed to be an Egyptian resistance group known as the Hidden Ones, formed by Bayek of Siwa and his wife Aya to stop the Roman takeover of Ptolemaic Egypt.
  • Arma: Being a military sandbox simulator, Arma loves this trope, serving both as antagonists and allies.
    • Arma 2 features the "Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star", called CHDKZ for short and sometimes as the "Chedakis", are the main OPFOR faction fighting against the protagonists of the US Marine Corps and your allies of the local Ruritania's army, the Chernaus Defense Forces. A third side, indepedent faction called "Nationalist Party of Chernarus", or NAPA for short, is small guerilla group that fights both the CHDKZ and the government forces, altough they become a possible ally through the campaign.
    • Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead: After the government of Takistan is defeated by the US and NATO. They are still resisted by the Takistani Republican Militia, formed by The Remnant from the Takistani army and anti-US takistani civilians guided by religious fervor. Meanwhile the US forces are helped by the local indepedent "Takistani Guerillas", later the local guerillas turn on the US and their allies, becoming the main antagonist force. Does This Remind You of Anything?
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    • Arma 3: The Freedom and Indepedence Army (or FIA for short) is a CIA/SIS-backed guerilla force formed by deserters and oppositionists of the AAF (Altis Armed Forces) after their coup. The conflict between the FIA and AAF leaves half of the island's population dead or displaced and results in NATO and CSAT interfering in the war. In the prologue and some showcases, the FIA is actually the opposition since the players are part a NATO peacekeeping task-force in charge of training and helping the AAF, altough after the CSAT invasion the player starts helping the FIA and becomes a full member of them at the second act of the campaign.
    • Arma 3: Apex, features the Syndikat guerilla group, based in the island nation Tanoa fighting against the local Tanoa Gendarmerie and NATO Pacific Force. Differently from the FIA, they are outright antagonistic, stealing from NGO camps, killing from anyone opposing them and smugling drugs and weapons; and differentely from other antagonistic guerilla groups in Arma, the Syndikat is more interested in criminal activity, making more of a The Cartel. It's also stated that their leader, Solomon Maru, was part of the "Red Tiger" coup, making them a possible case of Motive Decay.
    • As of Old Man scenario, with the new Tanoan government become Les Collaborateurs to CSAT, the remaining Syndikat joined up with other movements to form the more political L'Ensemble which makes them antiheroic rather than outright villainous.
  • Bahamut Lagoon: Subverted Trope. This is a Squaresoft RPG, much like Chrono Trigger that while not called "Final Fantasy", certainly shares many similarities. The player characters are part of a resistance group, but as the game progresses, it seems that the Empire may not be all that evil, and a larger plot emerges. It is specifically mocked when another resistance group called "The Freedom Revolutionaries" is introduced, whose avowed purpose is to be cool and meet girls.
  • In Battleborn, not all Jennerit approve of Rendain's actions and as such there's a rebellion within the Imperium's ranks.
  • Beyond Good & Evil: The IRIS Network.
  • Bioshock Infinite: The Vox Populi make this a Deconstructed Trope. While their demands are legitimate (the Founders took a page from the Third Reich (literally)) and originally grew out of opposition to the Founder's isolationist and white supremacist policies, their adherence to Chaos causes them to devolve into the very monsters the Founders looked down upon, and now cower in terror of.
    Propaganda: They'll take your home, they'll take your life, they'll take your gun, they'll take your wife! (Burma Shave.)
    One revolution later...
    Random Vox rebel: Your homes are ours! Your guns are ours! Your lives are ours! Your wives are ours! It all belongs to the VOX!
  • Blade & Soul has The Skyhaven Resistance, who has been fighting the Talus Dominion ever since they grew in power. Unfortunately, the resistance was divided after the members learned that their commander Yunma Fei was actually a Talus Princess, making them rebel against her.
  • In BlazBlue, several characters are a part of some kind of rebellion. But the one that embodies this trope is the main character, Ragna the Bloodedge. He's against the oppressive NOL and they put a bounty of 90,000,000,000 on his head. He's a huge threat to them and shows it by destroying several of their buildings within a matter of minutes. The name of his Leitmotif is "Rebellion"!
  • In Blob Wars — Blob and Conquer, Bob leads the blob resistance against the alien occupation.
  • Borderlands 2: Has the 'Crimson Raiders' — the last remnants of a defunct corporation's mercenary militia, combined with the planet's locals, trying to overthrow the Hyperion Corporation and their semi-charismatic leader, Handsome Jack.
  • COD 2 Spanish Civil War Mod: During a reconnaissance mission, Marion receives information about the incoming rebellion and general directions from a pro-government civilian.
  • City of Heroes: On Praetorian Earth, The Resistance are a high-tech ragtag group who seem to be the Good Counterpart of the anarchist Cyberpunk gang the Freakshow on regular Earth.
    • The Resistance were portrayed as both Terrorists and Freedom Fighters.
    • The Warden faction would send you to fight bad guys and rescue sympathetic journalists, while the Crusader faction would send you to destroy water treatment plants to end the public's mass brainwashing or to blow up hospitals to kill key political figures.
  • Command & Conquer: Renegade: One level has you fighting through a Nod-occupied city with the help of resistance fighters.
  • Conduit 2: The Free Drudge is a group who helps the player against the Big Bad's Bug War.
  • Corruption of Laetitia: Celeste forms a coalition with the demons, Savia village, and several monster species in order to oppose Cardinal Alfreus Marian and his Elysian church's rule over Elphegort and Eidelwalt.
  • Crusader: La Résistance is actually called the Resistance, by both sides — they claim to have no need for a flashy, "formal" name. At most, they are referred to as the Global Resistance, which actually undersells it because there are cells offworld, too.
  • Danganronpa has the Future Foundation, an organization made of former Hope’s Peak alumni and staff fighting against the Ultimate Despair and the dystopian world they've created. The survivors of the first game go on to join them.
  • DmC: Devil May Cry: In the world of this game, the world is run by demons who infect every facet of life with propaganda and attempts to control the populous. The resistance is "The Order", an organization led by a mysterious masked man who launches smear campaigns and attempts to subvert the demon's stranglehold on society.
  • de Blob provides an interesting counter-revolution example: The normally colorful and upbeat Chroma/Prisma City has been taken over and drained of its color and happiness by Comrade Black, leader of INKT, and the resistance movement is trying to restore the city's color.
  • Deus Ex:
    • There's the NSF, who're La Résistance to the US government and Majestic 12. Then there's the Luminous Path, who're La Résistance to Majestic 12 and Silouette, who're La Résistance to the "Vichy" French Government and Majestic 12. Finally, the Luminous Path are also La Résistance to The Illuminati, who're already on your side.
    • The novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect (taking place 27 years earlier) has the Juggernaut Collective, a cyberterrorist cell dedicated to fighting the influence of the Illuminati. One of their main financial supporters is Juan Ivanovich Lebedev, a wealthy industrialist. He is also the founder of NSF.
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten: Revolves around Prinny Instructor Valvatorez forming a resistance party to overthrow The Corrupternment because their most recent policy makes it hard for him to give the Prinnies that bonus he promised them.
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance has the Rebel Army formed to combat Demon Emperor Void Dark, who's been taking over various Netherworlds with his ten-billion strong army of The Lost. At the start, Seraphina is on the back foot as her Prinnies are getting roasted, up until Killia wanders into the fight and utterly stomps the Lost forces. Afterwards, the Rebel Army begins to gather power and support over the story's course.
  • Einhänder: Selene really isn't this. The final stage reveals that they are actually The Empire the whole time and they try to pull a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness to the player. But little did they know that they were messing with the wrong person...
  • Escape Velocity:
    • Played straight in this game and either straight (in the Rebel, Polaris and Auroran storylines) or not so straight (in the Federation storyline. The other storylines leave it open) in Escape Velocity Nova — one the founders of the Rebellion, Frandall, might or might not be the real head of the Bureau, who orchestrated the Rebellion for the sole purpose of drawing out potential opponents to their takeover.
    • In the backstory, anyhow. The Rebellion of Escape Velocity has gotten entrenched since its establishment, and the war is now more of an open conflict, starship-against-starship style, than an actual revolution. In other words, the game starts with La Résistance already having grown into The Alliance... and stays there.
  • Evil Islands: The Brotherhood of the Last Sanctuary.
  • Far Cry 4 gives us the Golden Path, a subversion. On the one hand, their opposition to Pagan Min is perfectly understandable. On the other hand, the two rebel leaders were on opposite sides of a civil war before Min showed up, and both are plotting to eliminate the other once Min is no longer a threat. In the end, their plans for Kyrat (for one, a nation of murderous religious fanatics; for the other, a nation that runs on slave labor and heroin) make them seem no better than the guy they're rebelling against.
  • In The Feeble Files, Feeble ends up joining one after getting sent to Cygnus Alpha, a max security prison colony. They want to overthrow OmniBrain and his totalitarian Omni Corporation.
  • Final Fantasy: Every single game in this series that had an evil Empire has a La Résistance.
    • Final Fantasy II with the Wild Rose Rebellion against the Palamecian Empire. The title and password are frequently referenced in subsequent games.
    • Final Fantasy VI has the anti-Gestahlian Returners in the first half of the game, who attempt to recruit Terra into their ranks. They actually succeed in bringing the Empire to the table for negotiations after (largely by accident) unleashing a bunch of enranged magical beings onto the imperial capital, but things quickly go downhill.
    • AVALANCHE in Final Fantasy VII are not a military group but self-described ecoterrorists whose immediate focus isn't as much about breaking Shinra's corporate stranglehold (although they don't like it) than blowing up planet-bleeding Mako power plants.
    • The Forest Owls in Final Fantasy VIII are one of many local, fairly ineffective resistence cells in the occupied city of Timber. They're made up of the less-competent children of executed resistence leaders plus the daugther of an enemy general who hates what her dad is doing.
    • Final Fantasy XII has the Dalmascan Resistance against the Archadian Empire, struggling for legitimacy and aid from neutral parties. Also a Fantastic Nuke, if possible.
    • N.O.R.A (No Obligation, Rules, or Authority) from Final Fantasy XIII, the name pretty much speaks for itself. That said, they're just a group of rowdy youths who like fighting monsters until they and the rest of their hometown are deported in The Purge — then they try to rally their neighbors to fight back (with limited success). The real resistence is the Cavalry, an airship fleet of former Sanctum military who want to free Cocoon from the fal'Cie.
    • The Ala Mhigan resistence is frequently mentioned in Final Fantasy XIV, but they haven't had much success against the Garlean Empire (and it's noted there are a number of groups, who don't all agree). They become the focus of Stormblood after an Ala Mhigan leader does something downright cataclysmic to force the city-states and Scions to join them.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance has a resistance group, though it happens offscreen and is only mentioned when members of the Resistance join up the Liberation army.
    • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn has the Dawn Brigade led by Micaiah, though it quickly comes to resemble Joan of Arc pushing the enemies out the country, with the heroine being known from everyone, including the enemy, and hailed as a miraculous figure head, and joining and then leading the prince's army.
  • Freedom Fighters (2003): The Freedom Phantom and the American Resistance he ends up the symbol of by the end of the game.
  • Granblue Fantasy: One is formed when Gilbert took over the Rhem Kingdom. Later chapters reveal that the leader of the resistance is King Dolza Rhem, the man whom Gilbert deposed in the first place.
  • Grim Dawn: The Cult of Cthon and the Aetherials defeated humanity before the game began, so Captain Bourbon says all humans are needed as the survivors are now a resistance. The expansion Ashes of Malmouth introduces a faction explicitly called the Malmouth Resistance, who are fighting a doomed battle to retake the fallen city.
  • Grim Fandango: The Lost Souls' Alliance, formed by Salvator to investigate and eventually resist the corrupt corporation that's been swindling people out of their afterlife tickets. "¡Viva La Revolución!"
  • Guild Wars:
    • Prophecies has the Shining blade and the Ascalonians who choose to stay and fight the Charr; Nightfall has various groups in Kourna joining together in one of these.
    • Eye of the North has the Ebon Vanguard. Players join these groups at different times in the storylines.
    • Ebonhawke became a long-term version of this in the time between the first game and Guild Wars 2. The humans there continued to fight the Charr for control of Ascalon for centuries.
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, as well as The Witcher universe as a whole, features a small resistance movement of elves, dwarves, and other non-humans called the Scoia'tael, even though they are more akin to a terrorist organization than a resistance movement.
  • Half-Life 2: Humans Fighting the Combine. One might not think much of a resistance that puts a theoretical physicist at the head of their battle... but then, he is Gordon Freeman.
  • Halo:
    • The Insurrection is made up of a number of rebel groups that want independence for their colonies from the government of Earth. Unfortunately they do this through terrorism, attacking civilian targets after protests didn't do anything. They were actually initially viewed sympathetically by most of humanity, but when they started killing people much of that good publicity went down the drain.
    • Throughout the Covenant's history, many of its subjects have revolted against their oppressive theocratic government. One of these rebel groups, Sesa 'Refumee's so-called "Heretics", are the Hero Antagonists of Halo 2's first two Arbiter levels.
  • Hard Corps: Uprising: Has the Union Forces, which is led by Bahamut against the Commonwealth.
  • HAZE: The last Free Radical Design game, which is PS3 exclusive, revolves around this very trope. You start out as a sergeant in Mantel Global Industries' PMC (Private Military Corporation) with the purpose to fight against a rebel group, La Mano de la Promesa (or Promise Hand), that has taken over the fictional South-American region of Boa, and has been wreaking havok by ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and the like. In the end, it turns out that Mantel are the bad guys and you, the hero, end up joining La Resistance. (This has not been hidden as a spoiler because this, the main plot-twist in the game, is given away in all advertisements/reviews/the back of the frickin' box.)
  • Heat Signature is based around a resistance movement of starship infiltrators seeking to drive out the four factions currently warring over the nebula, and completing missions inspires nearby stations to consider abandoning their current faction and joining the independent ones.
  • Homefront: Has you being "recruited" into the titular resistance (or the home front) in the first level, right before the fighting starts. Not that you had a choice anyway, since the North Koreans weren't too keen on giving those.
  • Hype: The Time Quest: During the Fourth Era, which is ruled by the tyrannical Barnak, Hype's betrothed Vibe has formed a rebellion along with the brigands in order to help Torras' inhabitants to fight against the Black Knight.
  • Ikaruga: The Tenkaku. They are defeated by the Horai before the main events of the game occurs.
  • Ingress: The Resistance, the faction opposed to the Shapers and Exotic Matter, which are supported by the Enlightened faction.
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us: Has Batman and a team of heroes and villains going against Superman's regime, which uses fear to scare people into submission. The Justice League is divided between those who side with Bats, and those who side with Supes.
  • Iron Grip: These games have you playing as various guerrillas and resistance groups fighting militaristic empires. badass Last Stand included....
  • Jak II: Renegade: The Underground is a darker version of this, without actually falling victim to The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized. While they're willing to employ pretty much anyone who can help, deal with crime lords, and generally behave like terrorists, their leaders are still fundamentally nice guys who are doing the best they can; Torn left the Krimzon Guard rather than support Baron Praxis's continued canine-raping, and seems genuinely concerned for the people in the Slums who risk death when Praxis cuts off the water supply.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: While mostly backup, the cunningly-titled Group fall under this category. Starring: The Hero Link, Master Swordsman Rusl, Action Girl Ashei, Cool Old Guy Auru, Badass Bookworm Shad, The Bartender Telma, and Bartender Telma's cat, Louise, they're essential to the game. Also, a Hyrulean bazooka. Link himself joins the group when he reaches Telma's Bar.
  • Light Fairytale: There's a group of rebels who oppose the empire. Haru wants to join them, but when he finally reaches their hideout in the deeplands, they reject him because he doesn't look like much of a fighter.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2: The Alliance are planning to attack the Negativatron, ending his reign over sucking up creativity.
  • Making History: In the original Gold edition, resistance fighters will spring up and retake undefended regions in occupied territory. In the sequel, they'll rise up and try to fight a government that is doing poorly, or that they feel should not control their ethnic, national, or religious group.
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda: The angaran resistance, their only dedicated fighting force against the kett (their army kind of... fell apart decades ago). Their leader formed it out of a mixture of a desire for revenge (of the It's Personal variety) and sheer exasperation at his fellow angara. Meanwhile, the Roekaar would like to claim they're this, but they're not. They're really, really not.
  • Mega Man Zero:
    • The collective Reploid protagonists, aptly (and simply) called the Resistance, fighting against the government that wants to retire them.
    • Mega Man X: Command Mission had a "Resistance" to...the rebel army opposing the government. So it was pretty much The Resistance to The Resistance. Yeah.
      • Granted, both resistance movements were good at their core — the Resistance, which X aligns himself with over the course of the game, seeks to protect the people of Giga City from the Rebellion, which has Well-Intentioned Extremist faculty and simply wished for a Reploid-only domain independent of Federation politics. The latter are only seen as evil due to the fact that a few amongst the Federation unjustly branded them as Mavericks, forcing them to develop weapons in order to be heard and acknowledged. Not like the Mavericks Hunters haven't dealt with internal corruption before, though...
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: One major twist (among several others) at the end is that neither Ocelot nor Big Boss are the series Big Bad, but have been La Résistance all along! Outer Heaven had never been about creating a world of eternal conflict, but to bring down the secret rule of the Patriots.
  • Not for Broadcast: There's a group called Disrupt, who opposes a government called Advance that seems intent on censoring/manipulating the populace using your broadcast and nukes any foreign city that gets in their way. The leader of Disrupt turns out to be none other than Conspiracy Theorist Alan James.
  • Operation Flashpoint: Had two different, but related rag-tag groups of civilians and former security forces employees fighting a Soviet invasion of their two fictional homelands during The '80s phase of the Cold War. The aptly named Resistance expansion pack explored this whole trope in great detail and its whole narrative was seen from the point of view of the La Résistance's members.
  • Panzer Dragoon: Subverted in this series. Although they're the straight villains in the first and second games, the third and fourth games reveal that The Empire is corrupt, but ultimately the only thing protecting humanity from dangerous biological weapons — and members of the various La Résistance groups that have cropped up are shown to take a toll on the lives of innocent bystanders.
  • Paradox Interactive: In all of this company's grand strategy games you face the problem of revolution and rebellion, most notably by taking someone elses land and enforcing your rule on them but revolts can happen in your own country if you push the people to far.
  • Planetside 2: The New Conglomerate sees itself as this, defending the liberties of everyone(but mostly businessmen) against the tyranic autoritharian rule of the Terran Republic. Depending on who you side with, they can either be seen as ruthless terrorists(for the Terran Republic), noble freedom fighters or an inconvenience in the way to independence(for the Vanu Soreveignity).
  • In Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, the Plants become a weaker resistance group after the Zombies take over Suburbia, renaming it Zomburbia. As such, the Plants are the ones taking the offensive against the Zombies this time around and use covert ops to achieve their goals.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness: The future is grim and eerily still, and a small band of resistance fighters led by Celebi is fighting the rule of Primal Dialga. Grovyle and the player were both members of La Résistance who were sent back in time to try to prevent Dialga from going Primal in the first place.
  • Quest for Glory II: There's supposedly an underground group opposing the totalitarian regime in Raseir, whose offscreen help you receive at the climax.
  • Rage: La Résistance is featured as the generic "Resistance" opposed to the similarly generic and undeveloped Evil Empire by the name of "The Authority".
  • Red Faction: The entire premise of this series.
  • Revolution: Jack Plummer eventually joins up with a group opposing The Corporation. This group is called the Resistance.
  • RuneScape: This game is home to Morytania, land of the dead. This is a horrific and dark place, ruled by vampyres who oppress the living inhabitants of the land and require them to pay 'blood tithes'. However, there is a resistance force known as the Myreque. Unfortunately, the odds are not in their favour, at least when the player first meets them.
  • The Saboteur: Has you play an Irish ex-mechanic/driver who joined the French Resistance about three months after the Nazis occupied France. You'll find the bulk of the resistance, the Foreign Legionnaires most especially, to be badasses.
  • The Secret World: the Marya of Egypt, also known as "The Young Warriors." Essentially started as a resistance movement by Tutankhamun against the rule of his father, Pharaoh Akhenaten, it recruited warriors, disenfranchised priests, mages, and most of the Egyptian populace who hadn't been exposed to the Filth over the course of the Black Pharaoh's mass-conversion project. Ultimately, they were able to bring down Akhenaten and officially end Atenism's reign over Egypt. In the present, when the Cult of Aten returns in the small village of al-Merayah, the Marya return to aid the villagers against them — and end up allied with the players.
  • The Singularity Wish: There is a memo warning members of the research project about an organization called "The Cult of the Singularity" which allegedly wants to sabotage the project. Late in the game, the player discovers that Talia is actually a cult infiltrator and is the one who releases Iteration 5601 into the omnimatrix.
  • Sonic Forces: The plot involves Sonic the Hedgehog joining a resistance force, including his past self and the player avatar, against Doctor Eggman, who finally managed to Take Over the World.
  • Starbound has rebels fighting with the Miniknog.
  • StarCraft:
    • Jim Raynor (and the Magistrate) are first rebelling against the Terran Confederacy, and, after its fall, against their former partner turned Emperor of the Terran Dominion.
    • In the novel StarCraft: Ghost: Nova, the titular characters wealthy parents are murdered by another resistance group, opposed to the Confederacy. Her first task as a Ghost operative under the Mengsk regime is to eliminate the cell that ordered her parents' murders. Apparently, after ascending to the throne, Mengsk becomes even more ruthless to various resistance groups than the people he overthrew.
  • Star Trek Online:
    • In the game's backstory the Klingons conquered the Gorn Hegemony on grounds that its leadership had been heavily infiltrated by the Undine. There are several mentions and, in the Klingon storyline, appearances, of Gorn resistance fighters.
    • The Reman Resistance under Obisek is fighting to free their species from slavery under what's left of the Romulan Star Empire, which is now a military dictatorship led by Empress Sela and the Tal Shiar.
    • The Romulan Republic starts out as a rag-tag bunch of rebels headquartered out of a flotilla, hounded by the Tal Shiar. They cease to be this trope by the end of their first story arc, when they establish themselves on Dewa III — renamed Mol'Rihan ("New Romulus") — and manage to establish alliances with the Federation and the Klingon Empire, and by the end of the last Romulan-modified storyline, they are well on their way to being the dominant power in Romulan space.
  • Steel Panthers allows you to set up battles involving various resistance movements from World War 2 to the modern day.
  • Strife: You have the Front, fighting the Evil Empire Religion of Evil, the Order.
  • Abram Krupin from The Sun At Night is the leader of one of many resistance cells dedicated to taking down the Soviets.
  • The Bora Mining Guilds in Tachyon: The Fringe, opposing the expansionist efforts of the Galactic Spanning Corporation into their space. Bora themselves are descended from a radical political movement at the end of the war in the Sol System, who chose to leave the system for the great unknown instead of submitting to the new government. Centuries later, they are rediscovered, and the Mega Corps decide to claim their mineral-rich region for themselves. How? Why, Loophole Abuse, of course. In their rush to leave Sol, and as protest to the new government, they didn't officially file a claim to their new region. Thus, GalSpan can officially move in and take the area. The free-spirited Bora couldn't give a rat's ass about what Sol or GalSpan can "officially" do and won't give up their homes. The game plays Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters to the fullest, as it allows you to choose one of two branching paths: Bora or GalSpan. When fighting for Bora, you are fighting the soulless corporation who doesn't hesitate from blowing up hospitals or civilian colonies for profit. When signing up as a mercenary for GalSpan, you fight terrorists who constantly sabotage the efforts of a progressive corporation to improve everyone's lives.
  • SOON: Atlas recruiting 2013!Atlas help to built the anti-robot bomb also accidentally creates a resistance movement in the future. By 2023, the only surviving member of the Resistance is Fang.
  • Sunrider: The player character, Kayto Shields, is the leader of the only survivors of the Cera Space Force.
  • Tales of Symphonia has The Renegades, a group of half-elven Defectors From Decadence who oppose the Desians that enslave and torture humans and the Cruxis, who control both the Desians and the Church Of Martel.
  • Tears to Tiara 2: The Barcid Party is one, trying to resist the Holy Empire. Under the leadership of Enneads, they tried to do it peacefully by appealing to Imperial Law and reporting transgressions of Imperial governors, tax collectors, and soldiers. But as it doesn't really work they're always been planning a rebellion.
  • Subverted in the Interactive Fiction game Time: All Things Come to an End. In an alternate timeline — with 1985 England under occupation by Nazis — the player meets up with several resistance members following some Cloak & Dagger antics. They have a plan to attack a train, but you don't go along with this or join their revolution. You simply need their services to alter a set of identity papers. Ultimately you go back in time to 1940 to correct the course of history.
  • Time Crisis 3: The Lukano Liberation Army.
  • Trapt: Heavy taxation, starvation, and general mismanagement of the kingdom has caused the populace to rise up against the old royalty. Unfortunately for them, the player is one of them — Princess Allura, the heir apparent, and since the game begins with you inheriting the terrible, demonic powers of The Fiend (aka Satan), these particular rebels do, indeed, get stabbed, burned, skinned, tortured, and worse...
  • XCOM 2 has XCOM become reduced to this after their defeat 20 years prior resulted in the aliens conquering Earth.
  • In X Rebirth the Heart of Albion are made up primarily of former Argon Fleet officers and crewmen. It formed after the Plutarch Mining Corporation overthrew the Albion System's elected government following the jumpgate network shutdown and set itself up as the government.
  • Yggdra Union, Cruz's characterization plays this trope straight, but your team as a whole deconstructs this trope as they decides to go far beyond saving their hometown and personnel. This involves them brutally murder incompetant, Empire-own La Résistance protecting their village for little reasons.
  • Zero Escape has Crash Keyes, founded by Zero I/Akane Kurashiki to stop Free the Soul from unleashing a virus that will destroy society.
  • Zork: Grand Inquisitor: Lucy Flathead claims to be part of the magic resistance. However, the cutscene just shows her using spraypaint on an Inquisition poster:
    Lucy Flathead: I was part of the resistance. You know, the magic underground. There's a whole movement in the streets!''
    Dalboz: Ugh. Well somebody better clean it up. You can get a pretty stiff fine for that sort of thing.''


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