Operation Flashpoint: Resistance
Operation Flashpoint: Resistance is a prequel to Cold War Crisis, developed by Bohemia Interactive Studio and published by Codemasters in 2002.
The Resistance campaign takes place in 1982, a few years before the events chronicled in Cold War Crisis, and is set on the island of Nogova. Once a territory of the Socialist Soviet Union, Nogova is now a fledgling democracy struggling to keep on its feet. There is conflict within the government, and it dissolves just as the island is attacked by none other than Colonel Aleksei Vasilii Guba.
The player takes on the role of Victor Troska, a local hero of sorts. He was born on Nogova but was exiled in his youth, and after serving with various foreign Special Forces organisations he returned to the island and played a pivotal role in overthrowing the pro-Soviet regime in 1974. Having progressed through the police force and become a judge, Troska settled down to what he hoped would be the peaceful life he had craved. Guba's attack on Nogova forces Troska to choose between resignation or resistance, capitulation or combat. Unlike Cold War Crisis the player remains with Troska throughout the campaign. The Resistance movement he leads is under-manned and under-equipped so the player must scavenge whatever equipment that can be found to be used in subsequent missions. The character of James Gastovski makes a return in this story. He and Troska served together for a time in a Special Forces unit, and Gastovski 'unofficially' lends a hand in the liberation of Nogova from Guba's clutches.