• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2002
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 100
    The game looks ten times more impressive that its predecessor, and really outshines almost any other console first-person shooter on the market right now. Explosions look extremely realistic, and the enemies are modeled and rendered pretty well.
  2. 92
    Looks so much better than its predecessor that it's hard to believe there's any kinship between the two. Everything has improved.
  3. Although not terribly original or revolutionary, Red Faction II is a terrific game with lots of action.
  4. The single-player campaign is a blast, but will leave you wishing that it was longer.
  5. And then there are times when you can just blow the hell out of virtually anything just for the hell of it. It's a hell of a game. Hell. Hell. Hell. Hell. Damn I like typing "Hell."
  6. 90
    RFII isn’t a landmark game or an astoundingly innovative one, but it sure is a lot of fun to play.
  7. 89
    We're still reduced to a four-player split-screen mode for multiplayer, but the gaming is solid and fast-paced.
  8. RF II is, indeed, a good game, it just isn’t quite as great or ground-breaking as the first one was despite all its new bells, whistles and a slightly unnecessary squad system.
  9. "Timesplitters 2" will appeal more to those who were into "Perfect Dark" or 007 types of games. Red Faction II will appeal more to those who like games such as "Halo."
  10. Geo-Mod technology is a beautiful, beautiful thing. For some strange reason, blowing away an entire wall to get to an enemy cowering in the corner of a storeroom just feels good. [Dec 2002, p.110]
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. MichaelA.
    May 10, 2007
    10
    One of the best if not the best first person shooters ever made. Multiplayer is amazing along with great 1 player mode. 10 out of 10.
  2. WickedC.
    May 14, 2003
    9
    I think this game has awesome multiplayer with great replayability exspecialy with the bots. Single player is good but gameplay broken a I think this game has awesome multiplayer with great replayability exspecialy with the bots. Single player is good but gameplay broken a little with the save points but other than that a awesome game! Full Review »
  3. Nov 10, 2012
    3
    I really enjoyed the first game in the series and thought it was excellent, unfortunately this sequel just played awfully in comparison andI really enjoyed the first game in the series and thought it was excellent, unfortunately this sequel just played awfully in comparison and was a big disappointment. Full Review »