"They are animals, Joseph. Murderers."
Fyodor Malikov[src]
"They call themselves the Wardens. They used to be prisoners here, but now they live on the other side of the bars."
Herbert Sawicki[src]
Wardens on a truck

Wardens on a truck.

The Wardens were a group of hostile survivalist convicts who band themselves together following the United States' downfall to the Chimera. They are led by Mick Cutler and earned their name from being "on the other side of the bar" and their power led to their seized penitentiary, Graterford Prison. The Wardens are ruthless, very violent, and prey on unsuspecting people outside of their prison. The Wardens also have a makeshift arena where they use Chimera (Grims, Leeches, etc.) or even theirselves to attack victims, prisoners or intruders for entertainment. The Wardens have been in control of the prison for at least 3 years.

Herbert's notes imply that in the beginning, there were Wardens who attempted to escape the prison. However, they were all killed in the end by the Wardens on Mick's side. A possible reason for their attempt to escape was that they were sickened by Mick's barbaric nature, as in the case of Dick. Around the same time, there were Wardens who tried to seize power from Mick, but were killed as a result.

The Wardens may also be cannibals, given the shortage of food in the prison and the appearance of human corpses in the kitchen.

They are first encountered ambushing a man (presumably an escaped prisoner of theirs). Then after went to seize Joseph Capelli and Dr. Malikov while they were on a train ride to New York City, employing modified civilian vehicles and LU-P Lynxes. They suffered heavy casualties as they attempted to board the train, only to be killed off by Capelli and losing many of thier vehicles in the process. They were further decimated by the arrival of a herd of Widowmakers.

The Wardens are easily considered the least powerful enemies in the entire game. They are weaker than Hybrids, as a win in a single grapple is enough to kill them. The only thing that makes them dangerous is that they attack in groups. They can use a variety of weapons that can be a Carbine, Rossmore, Deadeye, Marksman, Wildfire or a metal club as a melee weapon. They will also frequently use Molotov Cocktails.

It is assumed that the majority, or possibly all of the Wardens were killed during Capelli's prison break and the Chimeran invasion of the prison.

Enemy Journal

These homicidal humans were once imprisoned for serious crimes, but have now

escaped and created their own community of thrill killers. They survive by sticking
together, and by taking advantage of any other survivors thy find outside the prison
walls. They use use a various of weapons to satisfy their desires.

Primary Weapon - Various.

Survival Tip: Beware of rushing mods. Use grenades to disperse them.



  • The Wardens were voiced by Patrick Seitz, Peter Lurie, David Kaufman, JD Cullum, Adam Paul, and Marc Graue.
  • They are the only human enemies to be encountered in the Resistance series.
  • It has been noted that The Wardens have significantly poor A.I. (artificial intelligence), as during the sequences of which they are fought, they usually stop attacking mid fight and just stand where they are completely motionless, giving the player an easy opportunity to kill them.
  • They are the only enemy and also, the only A.I. to use Molotov Cocktails.