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  • Summary: The sequel to Red Faction keeps the same exciting features from the original and introduces a new cast of characters and storyline. In Red Faction II's futuristic setting, humankind is under the rule of an evil dictatorship, and only a group of freedom fighters called Red Faction stands in its way. As a super-soldier alias, you join their cause with an arsenal of high-powered weapons and heavy vehicles. You can even use this firepower on your environment, which can be strategically altered and destroyed. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. With impressive visuals, landmark play mechanics, and multiplayer mayhem, this title is easily recommended for the violence-tolerant.
  2. It's definitely one of the best console first-person shooters on any system. [Apr 2003, p.89]
  3. The geo-mod engine is actually used with the core gameplay with this game, to make it feel like it truly belongs in there. Nothing is more satisfying than taking out a bridge with a grenade and taking a few men with it, instead of trying to get each man one at a time.
  4. 83
    Fun, certainly, but the single-player is a bit too linear for my tastes and the game ends well before my bedtime.
  5. The Geo-Mod system was better utilized this time around and also very well tied into the multiplayer mode. But one can’t just stop thinking about the possibilities if a game like Red Faction was made from the ground up on the GameCube hardware.
  6. 80
    A gripping and action-packed experience that will appease if you’re jonesing for a straightforward FPS.
  7. Slight edge might be given to the Xbox because of its superior dual analog sticks, but the GCN yellow c-stick isn’t too troublesome.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. PhildoW.
    Apr 18, 2003
    Fantastic game, great multi player, great story!
  2. BillyL.
    May 26, 2003
    Great game, gets a bit boring after you've completed story mode for the first time. Great multiplayer.
  3. ProfessorFrink
    Dec 4, 2003
    A decent game. I guess in terms of originality, its not much, but the Geo-mod thing really adds to the fun in multiplayer. The graphics could have been improved a little more than their predessesor, though. Expand
  4. DaveB.
    Nov 18, 2003
    Red Faction II is a bad game disguised as a good if you know what i'm saying. It sucks. Good concept, James Bond style, but the levels and gameplay are a thin as a duke-nukem game. Expand