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  • Summary: Red Faction: Guerrilla is a 3rd person, open-world action shooter set on Mars, 50 years after the events of the original Red Faction. Players assume the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Throughout their fight for freedom, players carve their own path, wreaking havoc across the vast, open-world environment of Mars, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos. Utilizing improvised weapons, explosives and re-purposed mining equipment and vehicles, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to tear through fully destructible environments in an unforgiving Martian landscape swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire. Red Faction: Guerrilla also features a robust multiplayer component, including several modes focused on destruction-based gameplay. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 52 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. 100
    An in your face, balls to the wall, destroy everything in your path treat. With a ton of missions to complete, an entire planet to destroy, and online modes that will have you sitting in front of your television for hours upon hours, this game has it all. I know this has been said a ton of times before, but it holds true for this game; if Red Faction: Guerrilla doesn't get your blood pumping, check your pulse.
  2. By delivering a solid campaign mode, an incredibly vast open world, destructible environments and addictive multiplayer modes, THQ and Volition brings you a high quality game that you can’t miss. Red Faction: Guerrilla is a must have in your collection and it won’t be forgotten when award season starts somewhere by the end of the year. While people aren’t expecting the game that much, they will be extremely surprised by it. We highly recommend it.
  3. No matter what mode you enter, Red Faction: Guerrilla delivers on its promise of destruction, and offers an experience unlike anything else out there.
  4. Though repetitive, this third-person action game is a great open-world adventure for anyone with an appetite for destruction.
  5. There are a few missteps here and there that can fluctuate the difficulty within a mission (the AI can be a bit iffy, and if you work through a building demolition fast enough, you can avoid much more trouble than if you dawdle), but overall, this is a game worth checking out.
  6. Like it's predecessors the gameplay in Red Faction: Guerilla is heavily focused on the destructible environments, this time focusing on the environments rather that the geography. And smashing your way through the game is pure entertainment - despite some bugs and odd sudden deaths. With a solid and equally entertaining multiplayer mode we have no problem recommending this game for gamers everywhere.
  7. A decent game, but it feels like the developers invested too heavily in the physic-based destruction and neglected to create a well-rounded experience that could contend with the likes of its own "Saints Row." [Aug 2009, p.70]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. May 23, 2011
    10
    if you have stress isues get this game. you will be amazed whith the destruction in this game, i thought it was aewsome whith the start 3 hours bieng tame but then you get the good wepoons a lectric gun. a super rocket launcher and a jetpack are my faviroutes but the vichles are abotsolute rubbish. aka just trucks when you start,and the online is broken but this is a fantasic game. get it,play thourgh the first 3 and a half hours and youl see what i mean. Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2010
    10
    This is the first 10 i have given. This game is awesome, physic work every well and online play is awesome. The world is open ended (which i am a huge fan of) and you can literally blow up everything. Its a very good game worth at least a rental. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2012
    10
    What a great game.. Its awesome. To me its one of the best sandbox games i have ever played, it so **** underrated, i recommend it to every gamer out there Expand
  4. Jul 26, 2011
    8
    I have spent about 2 hours on Red Faction Guerrilla and I must say that it has been time well spent. IMO, you have to go into this gaming experience with the mindset of having a good time and not so much looking for great story writing or character development. I came into this game looking to blow s**t up, and thats what I got. The destruction is on par with DICE's Frostbite Engine. The overall physics are astounding. If you are looking for a good sandbox game with destruction a-plenty, this is the game for you....and at the current price point its a win-win. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2011
    8
    A super addictive game that makes a rubbish game (naming no names alone in the dark), look like a deadly sin, out of 10 i give this 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2013
    7
    Red Faction: Guerilla is a really fun game, the gameplay is the best thing about this game, oh how joyful it was to destroy every building in sight. The driving missions and side missions where quite fun. The shooting mechanics where okay, but using the hammer is way more effective and fun. The Story Mode is decent, but their is one horrible dealbreaker about this game, in this game you unlock story missions by completing side missions, well unfortunately when time comes to unlock the last story mission it turns out that i had to complete every side mission in the game to unlock the last story mission, so i never finished the game. Overall this is a really fun game that forces side missions on you. Overall Score= 78/100 Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2011
    1
    Red Faction is a classic example of a horrifically designed video game masking as something more than it is. You need an awful lot of time on your hands to repeat missions over and over that are poorly explained and arbitrarily decided. I give up. Very poor game. Expand

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