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  • Summary: Earth. Twenty-second century. Five years after the rebellion on Mars. For 15 years, Chancellor Victor Sopot has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His corrupt rule and a relentless war of unification with the United Republic has left the Commonwealth bloodied and impoverished. As distant battles rage, sewage taints Sopot City's rivers, pollution smudges the sky, and wretched citizens huddle in crumbling ruins. Condemned to death by Chancellor Sopot, six super-soldiers unite to save their country, vowing to overthrow Sopot using the unique powers that nano-technology has given them. Join the squad as Alias, a demolitions expert. Fight side-by-side with Molov, Repta, Shrike, Tangier, and Quill--each possessing unique attributes and specialties. Battle through diverse environments using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons, and explosives in a mission to overthrow the government. Defeat Sopot and restore the honor of the Commonwealth! [THQ] Collapse
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  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. The single-player campaign is a blast, but will leave you wishing that it was longer.
  3. 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.
  4. Great action and great weapons carry this game far.
  5. The sophisticated AI and epic gun battles keeps the gameplay exciting even though there are a few poor level designs.
  6. It’s worth the cash only if you’re an FPS junkie without access to a Nintendo 64 or XBox, where “Perfect Dark” and “Halo” provide everything that Red Faction II clumsily attempts to incorporate.
  7. The Geo Mod engine provides mere window dressing to what is nothing more than your standard FPS, complete with big freaking guns and explosions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. MichaelA.
    May 10, 2007
    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. MichaelA.
    Jan 28, 2004
    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.
  3. Aug 1, 2011
    great single player and multi player game.
  4. JustinS.
    Dec 3, 2002
    A very good single player mode but the multi player could have been better with more geo mod. A online feature would have been nice too.
  5. WickedC.
    May 14, 2003
    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! Expand
  6. SimonY.
    Jun 13, 2007
    This is basically an earlier version of halo 2 with amzing destructible scenery and great multiplayer.
  7. 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. Expand

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