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Time for another investigation.

The X-Files: Resist or Serve is a Survival Horror game for the PlayStation 2 video game console, based on the television series The X-Files and released in 2004, three years after the final season of the television series. The game is set after the seventh season after the end of the episode, The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati.

Agents Mulder and Scully are sent to Red Falls in Colorado in order to investigate allegations of murder that supposedly involve a supernatural angle tied to two teenage girls. Turns out that it's just more than the two girls after the Winslow twins were found dead.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson voiced their characters from the show, Agents Mulder and Scully.


  • Adventure Town: The agents travel to a small town in the Rocky Mountains to dig into the source of some strange and unexplained murders.
  • Action Girl: Scully full stop. She proves herself more than capable of taking on the horrors she encounters without so much as batting an eyelash whilst using an impressive arsenal of weapons.
  • Burn the Witch!: One storyline features Mulder and Scully travelling to small town to prevent several girls' execution in this manner.
  • Cool Guns: Scully gets her hands on an M4 assault rifle, AK-47, and even a flamethrower during her campaign. She proves to be incredibly capable with all of them.
  • Hold the Line: Whle Scully is in the town's clinic to conduct an autopsy, Mulder has to protect her from being attacked by zombies.
  • It's Quiet… Too Quiet: After Mulder and Scully arrive at the outskirts of Red Falls, the two realize that the town is strangely quiet before they get to get help when they see someone who's in an accident. Turns out that the residents were infected.
  • Myth Arc: The game follows the show's established mythology, including the elements of alien colonization and the "black oil" (also known as Purity or the Black Cancer).
  • Short-Range Shotgun: Played straight. Mulder and Scully both have access to shotguns during their respective campaigns and they are only effective out to a few feet. To compensate, they do cause significant knockback making them invaluable for boss fights.
  • Shout-Out: See the sub-page listing shout-outs from the whole franchise.