Red Faction II PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2002
  • Also On: PC
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
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  1. SeanL.
    Oct 21, 2002
    7
    +Good singleplayer -Poor multiplayer. Bad Bot AI that uses damage multipliers and extra heath. -Geomod is almost nonexistent in multiplayer.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Nov 19, 2002
    7
    I was expecting a lot more from this title after all the hype it had received, and after being pretty impressed with the original, but then again, maybe this ones just not for me. The graphics are good and highly detailed, but everything runs so choppy youll wish they had scaled it down a notch. Given the choice of more detailed enviroments or a faster flowing game i would take the latter I was expecting a lot more from this title after all the hype it had received, and after being pretty impressed with the original, but then again, maybe this ones just not for me. The graphics are good and highly detailed, but everything runs so choppy youll wish they had scaled it down a notch. Given the choice of more detailed enviroments or a faster flowing game i would take the latter everytime. What good is a pretty game if it runs like crap? to its credit though the sound effects music and voice acting are all great, the missions have variety and interesting locales but i just didn't have fun playing them. I'd definitely rent this game before purchasing. Expand
  3. Nchw
    Dec 28, 2002
    6
    This game would have been def if there was a better aiming system. i found it took too long to aim at enemies, needlessly taking quality away from an otherwise solid game.

Awards & Rankings

#51 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#17 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
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. Although not terribly original or revolutionary, Red Faction II is a terrific game with lots of action.
  2. The single-player campaign is a blast, but will leave you wishing that it was longer.
  3. "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."