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The X-Files: Resist or Serve (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Based upon the successful television series The X-Files, Resist or Serve acts as 3 new episodes in the show's 7th season. The game features music from the series as well as voice acting by the show's stars.

As is routine for the team of paranormal investigators, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully travel to a small town in the Rocky Mountains to dig into the source of some strange and unexplained murders. The two prime suspects are girls accused of practicing witchcraft, but Mulder believes there's more to the story. Each episode has two acts, and takes players from secret facilities, to FBI headquarters, to a remote location in Siberia in search of the truth.

Gameplay is similar to the Resident Evil series. A fixed camera tracks the player and changes angles at specified points in the room. Control is similar, and players lock on to enemies to fire, and cannot move while shooting. Each episode can be played as either Mulder or Scully, with a few different locations and challenges (such as autopsies and puzzles for Scully) for each side of the story.

Bonus content includes brief videos of the dialogue recordings and concept art for the game.

Screenshots

The X-Files: Resist or Serve PlayStation 2 Spooky lighting. The game is full of it.
The X-Files: Resist or Serve PlayStation 2 The town's problem is... yeah... zombies.
The X-Files: Resist or Serve PlayStation 2 Start of Episode 3. Mulder finds Tunguska no more inviting.
The X-Files: Resist or Serve PlayStation 2 You can roam around recognizable areas from the show like Skinner's office.

Alternate Titles

  • "Akte X: Resist or Serve" -- German title

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I want to believe Terrence Bosky (5232) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

The Press Says

Silicon-Fusion.com Jun 10, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gamers.at Aug 02, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Darkstation May 06, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Just Adventure Aug 23, 2004 B- 67
Gameswelt Jun 17, 2004 66 out of 100 66
GameSpy Apr 05, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Entertainment Depot, The Apr 13, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GamingTrend Oct 28, 2005 345 out of 600 58
Game Infowire May 26, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

An Xbox version was planned for Resist or Serve but was cancelled. No reason was given by Vivendi representatives.

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Jeanne (75584) added The X-Files: Resist or Serve (PlayStation 2) on Jun 09, 2004