Red Faction II PC

User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 60
  2. Negative: 18 out of 60
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  1. Kelemvor
    Mar 7, 2005
    5
    A bad console-port. The graphic is mediocre at best, you cannot save, there are only checkpoints on really dumb places, and the story is boring to. If you develop games for a console, please don't martyr the pc-community with such crappy ports.
  2. JoeS.
    Mar 24, 2003
    6
    Why would you buy this game and not any other FPS in the universe? Well its because of the GeoMod Technology right? Its the only game that has it right? Well this "new and revamped" geomod is non existant. All of the walls are "invincible" and I have not seen geomod throughout the game. If you want real geomod then buy the original RedFaction.
  3. ScottR.
    Nov 2, 2004
    6
    This game would be way better with online multiplayer!
  4. Aug 26, 2014
    5
    Having played the first Red Faction, this was disappointing. This game is Red Faction in name only. First, the plot. It's completely goofy and too light-hearted, unlikely the gritty and dark story of the first. In the first game, you were an ordinary miner who probably had no combat experience. Here, you are a super soldier. The plot twist you'll see in this game was just pointless. ButHaving played the first Red Faction, this was disappointing. This game is Red Faction in name only. First, the plot. It's completely goofy and too light-hearted, unlikely the gritty and dark story of the first. In the first game, you were an ordinary miner who probably had no combat experience. Here, you are a super soldier. The plot twist you'll see in this game was just pointless. But that's the least of our problems. Here's comes my biggest gripe: lack of Geo-Mod. Seriously? The very thing that defined Red Faction is dumbed-down, almost non-existent. You can only destroy a couple of walls; that's it. This is inexcusable, especially that most of the game takes place within cities and urban areas. Geo-Mod would have been perfect here. The gameplay itself is okay, I guess. And no online multiplayer? Why, when the original RF had? You can play with bots, sure, but online should have been included alongside. As a RF game, it fails. I'm glad I got this for 99 cents. Maybe you should do the same. You want real Red Faction action? Get Red Faction 1 and Red Faction: Guerrilla. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2013
    5
    A solid action shooter but really does not stand out from similar games of the era.
    Was relatively popular due to the success of the original but really did not stick to its roots and a was a blatant cash in from publishers.

    No real link between this and the first, borrowing name only and you won't miss a great deal if you do not play this. Still provides some easy fast paced action.
  6. Mar 11, 2014
    7
    Pros:
    - Fast paced, excellent arcade shooter with large variety of standard and more interesting weapons.
    - Destructible environments - Fun and intense game play - Cheats for a more over the top experience - You get to use a Mech - Offline Bot matches - Jason Statham is a voice actor in this Negatives - Too short, easily completed within 3-4 hours - Very linear - No ported
    Pros:
    - Fast paced, excellent arcade shooter with large variety of standard and more interesting weapons.
    - Destructible environments
    - Fun and intense game play
    - Cheats for a more over the top experience
    - You get to use a Mech
    - Offline Bot matches
    - Jason Statham is a voice actor in this

    Negatives
    - Too short, easily completed within 3-4 hours
    - Very linear
    - No ported co-op, even in offline local
    - Not much of a story

    Personal Preferences
    - It has a Helicopter and tank turret level
    - Outdated graphic - but has a charm to it
    - No actual reason for replaying the game apart from to use the cheats

    Conclusion:
    If you are looking for a quick, solid FPS game with loads of fast paced action and explosions, with a story that is good enough just to keep the ball rolling and don't mind older graphics and play style, then this game is for you. If you are looking for anything more than this, then you should probably look elsewhere.
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Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. For those of you who are online multiplayer fans though, an offline botmatch may just be seen as unacceptable … and that’s what you get with RFII. That’s a shame since the first one was fantastic.
  2. Short is never good, no matter which context you put it in. And this game is short. It's penis-envy short. It's the shortest single-player FPS game I've ever played. A four hour gameplay experience for a retail product is like a 20 second sexual intercourse. It just doesn't feel right, and you feel cheated.
  3. 74
    Fun, certainly, but single-player is a bit too linear and bit too short, even if the combat is engaging, well-thought out, and generally intense.