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  • Summary: The signature destructive gameplay from Red Faction: Guerrilla comes to the downloadable arcade with Red Faction: Battlegrounds! Jump into your favorite tank or mech using your Gauss Cannons, Rocket Launchers and Singularity Bombs to destroy the competition, and environment along with it. Battle your way through treacherous Martian deserts, terraformed enclaves and more in a variety of different multiplayer modes and single player challenges. Rank up by defeating the competition and unlock new content including maps, vehicles, weapons and even items for the upcoming Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and PC game, Red Faction: Armageddon. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20
  1. May 17, 2011
    A short but intense flash of arcade brilliance. [Issue#205, p.94]
  2. May 3, 2011
    This small warming up for Red Faction: Armageddon is a nice try. You can play with a vehicle and you have to kill all the other players. It's like the traditional modes within multiplayer games, deathmatch, team deathmatch and more and it's vehicle based. Fun and it works nice, but there aren't many maps, the game can be a bit boring and the price is pretty high.
  3. May 21, 2011
    If you can snag a copy as a free pre-order bonus for Red Faction: Armageddon, then go ahead and give it a spin, but if you're thinking of spending money on it, give this one a pass. At 800 MSP ($10) for the download, Red Faction: Battlegrounds simply isn't worth the cash.
  4. Apr 15, 2011
    An hour-long single-player mission and only a handful of multiplayer modes leaves this game severely lacking in replayability.
  5. Apr 26, 2011
    As a starter in the running towards Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction: Battlegrounds doesn't exactly work enticingly. And when viewing the game as a separate project, not much remains. What holds the game down the most is the meagre singleplayer campaign, which has little variation and too small maps. The items you'll unlock for Armageddon just don't suffice.
  6. Apr 19, 2011
    Although the possibility of unlocking exclusive contents for RF: Armageddon might interest the most passionate fans of the franchise, Battlegrounds proves to be a mediocre product that will hardly appeal to any kind of gamer.
  7. Apr 12, 2011
    It's disappointing that Battlegrounds has more in common with a 30-year old Atari 2600 title in a number of ways than it does with the generally likable Red Faction franchise. Really, it doesn't have anything to do with it other than as a source for the vehicles and a couple of logos.

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