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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 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."
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. 90
    RFII isn’t a landmark game or an astoundingly innovative one, but it sure is a lot of fun to play.
  5. The single-player campaign is a blast, but will leave you wishing that it was longer.
  6. 89
    We're still reduced to a four-player split-screen mode for multiplayer, but the gaming is solid and fast-paced.
  7. Although not terribly original or revolutionary, Red Faction II is a terrific game with lots of action.
  8. "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."
  9. 92
    Looks so much better than its predecessor that it's hard to believe there's any kinship between the two. Everything has improved.
  10. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 10, 2012
    I 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 »
  2. Aug 1, 2011
    great single player and multi player game.