Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. 100
    If there's one thing Guerrilla has plenty of, it's content.
  2. 100
    If you haven't already picked up this surprise summer hit for console, the PC version offers enough content at an excellent price to make this a purchase you definitely won't regret.
  3. After being released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 back in June, we are glad to see that the same greatness and fun has been brought to the PC version. Plus, all the premium content released for the consoles versions is being offered here for free Being priced $40, the PC version is certainly a very good deal.
  4. 90
    Despite its lackluster storytelling, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a whole lot of fun to play, thanks to its meaty campaign and well-rounded multiplayer offerings.
  5. Had Red Faction Guerrilla's campaign been at a consistent high throughout we might have had a real game of the year contender on our hands.
  6. PC Gamer UK
    The pacing is damned smart, the difficulty curve pitch perfect. [Nov 2009, p.92]
  7. PC Format
    Low-end environmental destruction meets high-end global game world with sizzling results. [Nov 2009, p.94]
  8. The best in-game destruction ever can't make up for a few major shortcomings, but when a game is built to blow up buildings, it's hard to find much fault when it does that so well. You'll definitely overlook the shortcomings and focus on what this game does well instead.
  9. While it’s true some of the tasks open to you in Red Faction: Guerrilla can feel a little repetitious, even laborious, they’re vastly outweighed by the sheer fun you can have taking the land and EDF apart.
  10. 85
    Red Faction delivers what an action gamer wants.
  11. This third-person action game is a great open-world adventure for anyone with an appetite for destruction.
  12. 85
    A huge open world, addictive gameplay, varied multiplayer settings and entertaining graphics create a game that many action lovers will enjoy for hours. Don’t come looking for depth, since that’s not the game’s goal. Red Faction: Guerrilla gives you death and carnage to your heart’s delight.
  13. Guerrilla re-makes the Red Faction Franchise translating it to the Sandbox genre. A successful action videogame, and a brilliant lesson about how to achieve different objectives with a conventional field.
  14. Red Faction: Guerrilla is a sandbox game in its purest form. Watching giant structures collapse is an absolute thrill, and although the characters and their backgrounds aren't very compelling, the awesome weapons and great amount of side missions will take players on a path of destruction for hours to come.
  15. We don't know how many houses, blockades and towers we've destroyed while playing the game, but it never got boring. If the game had a much better story, it would have been a huge hit. But it's still a very good game.
  16. Red Faction Guerrilla is a really good action game with an enormous multiplayer mode. The sound effects aren’t that smashing, but the explosive graphic effects are absolutely bombastic!
  17. The PC port cannot surpass the console version. Though we get the DLCs included and the graphics are better, the slight bugs and the hardware power required turn the tide in favor of the console version.
  18. 80
    As I said at the end of the console review, while the game may not do everything right, it's your best bet for free-form demolition and unpretentious entertainment.
  19. Total PC Gaming
    Saved from relative mediocrity and propelled into the limelight by incredibly realised physics. [Issue#24, p.52]
  20. AceGamez
    The sheer volume of things to do and blow up is unrivalled, and the Geo-Mod engine spoils me so much that I don't think I'll be able to play another action game without expecting a similar, if not better use of physical destruction.
  21. Surprisingly, it has a lot of life to it. For a game built largely around the “blow sh.t up” gimmick, you’d expect it to lose steam after a few hours, but Guerrilla stays entertaining through most of the game, only tapering slightly toward the conclusion.
  22. I've found it difficult to fully enjoy the PC version of Guerrilla because its highly variable frame rate severely hurts the controls and fun factor.
  23. There's no getting around some of the technical and interface hiccups with Red Faction: Guerrilla, but if you can deal with the shortcomings, this really is a fun game.
  24. A very nice package makes Red Faction: Guerrilla a good porting of a good console game.
  25. The transition to PC hasn't been without problems, but Red Faction: Guerrilla still represents an enjoyable experience for those looking to expand their shooter library.
  26. PC Zone UK
    The joy of breaking things apart with giant hammers really is enough to prop up any amount of dull shooting. [Oct 2009, p.58]
  27. Guerrilla is fun, until you make a terrible discovery: it’s pretty easy.
  28. Geo-Mod 2.0, were it to fall into talented hands, could have given birth to a puzzle game not unlike Portal. For the sight of a high-rise building collapsing under its weight is the only thing that doesn’t get stale in Guerrilla. It’s entertaining even when feeble story and miles of boring rocky landscapes are firmly stuck in your throat and the sand from “sandbox” crunches under your teeth.
  29. PC PowerPlay
    Really only compelling for folks who keep their gaming world PC-pure. Otherwise, pick this up on the console of your choice. [Dec 2009, p.66]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 323 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 37 out of 323
  1. Oct 25, 2010
    Played this game twice through story mode, and once with the pc add-on marauders campaign, and it is an excellent piece of work! This is morePlayed this game twice through story mode, and once with the pc add-on marauders campaign, and it is an excellent piece of work! This is more like "GTA with WAY MORE cool stuff to do". Though it can get a little difficult to continually push back their attacks, should you set off too many alarms. Really nice FOV blurring, totally immerses you in your firefights from small to large scale. If you go exploring at night, expect to be ambushed by marauders! But they have their own unique weapons, so it's worth it. They also control a large piece of desert to the southeast on the map, which is worth exploring in detail once the story provides time. Bottom line, this game is easy on your gpu, is very well polished and optimized AND comes with an extra marauder campaign for when you finish the primary! Steam has had it on sale 3 times, I paid 10 bucks for it and was well worth the 40+ hours spent on it. Now it's on sale for 5, I hope many more people realize this game's greatness. Full Review »
  2. Jun 12, 2011
    Red Faction: Guerrilla is a game that takes some getting used to. The first couple of hours are a real frustrating bore. Early on, it takesRed Faction: Guerrilla is a game that takes some getting used to. The first couple of hours are a real frustrating bore. Early on, it takes one forever to get used to driving mechanics on the PC version. I felt they were horrendous, yet, as you move on and become more fluent with the game, the easier they become, and by the end of the game you're able to enjoy them. The only big flaw is how flimsy they are. You can be going so slow, accidently tap a rock and all your windows will shatter and the front end of your vehicle will be damaged. All vehicles are like this, and I felt as if NPC vehicles were much weaker than mine on the Normal difficulty. I would plow into an NPC vehicle and absolutely destroy the thing. And the lack of any sort of flying vehicle was a shame. Graphically the game looks pretty well, characters design here is solid. However, things tend to get boring environmentally. Every environment is virtually the same, just different shades of dirt. Oasis green, Parker red, Dust dust, Eos dust, Badlands darker red (but then again, it IS Mars, what can you really do for it?). The storyline is almost as bland as the color scheme. Mars is controlled by the evil corporations who just want moneymoneymoney and it's up to you, the downtrodden masses to rise up. Characters have no real character, and cut scenes always feel awkward for some reason. And what would a review be without talking about RF's destruction? Destruction is really fun, and probably the saving grace of the game. I really enjoyed being able to knock into a building, or place charges and watch a building implode on itself (my favorite being any of the games few massive bridges you're able to take down). The only real problem with it, is that the number of buildings to destroy are limited and over time they don't repair. Once you liberate a zone, targets go away. I kind of wish they wouldn't. The bigger buildings especially would be nice to be able to destroy again and again. When all is said and done, RF: Guerrilla is your typical shooter with the same bland taste in story as the franchise has come to know, held up by some entertaining free roam destruction and driving mechanics. Full Review »
  3. Jul 26, 2011
    Good game which is ruined by how much of a poor port it is. You open this game and It screams 'console' at you. Even running in mid-lowGood game which is ruined by how much of a poor port it is. You open this game and It screams 'console' at you. Even running in mid-low graphics the game still tends to give a poor performance. When I first downloaded the game from Steam I could not change the audio volume in game as it would stay the same to whatever I changed it to which meant that I could not listen to music or talk to friends while playing. The second thing is that the other day I launched the game and it started in a window. I took it out of the window and all the resolutions had disappeared.
    Poor Console Port!
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