Red Faction: Armageddon Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Volition and THQ's martian insurgency will continue in a fourth chapter in the franchise with expanded online play and enhanced destruction.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 74
  2. Negative: 2 out of 74
  1. Jun 5, 2011
    95
    Honestly if not for some minor complaints Red Faction Armageddon would be a damn near perfect game. As it is, this is a strong contender for best game of the year for its fantastic mix of intense action, fun character customization that changes how you play the game, great graphics and all around fantastic gameplay experience. Even the minor flaws are easily ignored and most will likely not even notice them, as wrapped up in the game as they will be.
  2. Jun 1, 2011
    85
    Overall, Red Faction: Armageddon is a game that grows on you. The more you play the more you really start to become immersed in this alien rich world where everything is destructible.
  3. Jun 15, 2011
    80
    This shows why Volition is a great studio capable of making great games. Armageddon will not make history, but it will keep you entertained for many hours.
  4. Jun 1, 2011
    70
    Despite its forgettable story and pacing issues with the campaign, Red Faction: Armageddon is good fun for letting out your inner destructive child.
  5. Jun 13, 2011
    70
    Although Armageddon excels in the destruction stakes, combining it with some adrenaline-pumping action and cool special abilities, it leaves you feeling empty with its less-than-enthralling story – well less-than-interesting really – and level after level of tedious objectives.
  6. Sep 15, 2011
    60
    Although Red Faction: Armageddon offers one of the coolest weapons of the year, a good weapon mechanic and destructible environments, the game falls flat with an uninspiring single-player campaign and a short-lived multiplayer segment.
  7. Jul 11, 2011
    40
    Red Faction: Armageddon is a perfectly functional third-person shooter, but there's nothing at all to recommend it. The design is incoherent on its own merits, even more so in the context of the series, and the narrative fares even worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Jun 7, 2011
    10
    Ok i know the criritcs bashed this title before it ever came out for not being sandbox. Ye, its not sandbox but its still a great game. theOk i know the criritcs bashed this title before it ever came out for not being sandbox. Ye, its not sandbox but its still a great game. the underground parts are where the destruction is limited, but many levels are not undeground. so i don't really get why the critics were complaining about the underground because it's not all underground. It could have had more destruction but THERE CAN ALWAYS BE MORE DESTRUCTION!!.

    Anyway i really found that the vehicle s made up for the lack of free roam world to destroy. some of the vehicles are epic!!! Also the gravity gun smashes stuff into other stuff. need i say more? that is awesome!!!!!!!! then if i destroy an object that i need i can use the nano forge to repair it. this is good because i want to destroy everything.

    The multiplayer is my favorite part though: no story, just destroy stuff and kill stuff. ruin mode is also good and shows off the destruction aspect of the game. all you do is destroy stuff while being timed.
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  2. JET
    Jun 20, 2011
    10
    This game is amazing! The campaign, whilst not being the longest, is varied and fun enough to never get boring. Then there is the infestationThis game is amazing! The campaign, whilst not being the longest, is varied and fun enough to never get boring. Then there is the infestation mode which just adds to the games life. This is a definite must buy for any fans of 3rd person shooters. Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    9
    I've been playing the Red Faction games since the first one came out (I liked it better on PC than PS2) and I have to say that I think this isI've been playing the Red Faction games since the first one came out (I liked it better on PC than PS2) and I have to say that I think this is the best one since that first title. I didn't care much for Guerilla, I thought the open-world was an excuse to compete with superior sandbox titles like GTA and Saints Row (same company, unnecessary to have 2 of the same type of game), but i definitely liked the evolution of the weaponry and the environment destruction tech. Armageddon keeps the graphical/technical feel of Guerilla, but streamlines it into an experience more akin to the first game. Mars just didn't have enough to explore to make it feel worth my time to venture out, but as soon as I finished my first campaign of Armageddon, I started a new one with all of my stuff intact from the last playthrough (similar to Dead Space 2 - and you can actually change difficulty!). I will admit that the environment leaves a bit to be desired, and the graphics are solid but uninspiring. Otherwise, single-player alone was enough to warrant a purchase for me, and multiplayer is well-designed if a little on the lightweight side (4 player co-op only, no versus). If you're a dedicated fan of the Red Faction series, this title should not feel out of place in your collection. Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2011
    7
    Having 'Armageddon' as the sub title, says everything about this game. You will have fun blowing everything to hell, but it's also a littleHaving 'Armageddon' as the sub title, says everything about this game. You will have fun blowing everything to hell, but it's also a little unoriginal, especially when you consider the last game's open world geurilla warfare gameplay. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2012
    6
    I picked up Red Faction for $10 and thought at that price, I couldn't go wrong. Boy was I wrong! If you like fighting alien bugs over and overI picked up Red Faction for $10 and thought at that price, I couldn't go wrong. Boy was I wrong! If you like fighting alien bugs over and over again inside confined spaces, then you will love this game. If not, then you will probably get annoyed at the repetitiveness and barely be able to tolerate playing through to the end thanks to the sometimes enjoyable destruction and magnet gun mechanics. Expand
  6. Apr 30, 2013
    5
    Red Faction guerrilla was such a fantastic game but with this game it seemed like they took a backwards step. Ok, so their are some coolRed Faction guerrilla was such a fantastic game but with this game it seemed like they took a backwards step. Ok, so their are some cool features within this game such as the weapons and the storyline. The Story happens after red faction: guerrilla and takes around 8 hours to get through which is a good amount of hours but after the story their is not much to do apart from infection mode which just seems bland and boring. They have not implemented a competitive multilayer within this game, as I put so many hours into the competitive on guerrilla I thought that this would of been a must with in this game. It would of been nice to see a bit more destruction available but being in caves most of the game seem almost claustrophobic. I feel the next red faction needs to be like the previous game and not trying to be some big blockbuster that this one was trying to be, this would revamp the series and the destrucability of guerrilla was the highlight of the game. I would recommend this game to people that don't use Xbox live and enjoy solo campaigns. Expand
  7. Apr 16, 2012
    2
    Let's forget about Red Faction: Guerrilla - It was a top game and very enjoyable throughout, however I'll judge Red Faction: Armageddon as aLet's forget about Red Faction: Guerrilla - It was a top game and very enjoyable throughout, however I'll judge Red Faction: Armageddon as a stand alone game. Right, RF:A as a stand alone game is **** It really, really is a poor example of a shooter and offers the player absolutely nothing which hasn't been done before and done a lot better. Straight from the outset the game comes across as a dull Gears of War rip off which hasn't the refined cover mechanics, nor the polish to draw you in. Crammed in there are certain destruction elements from RF:G, but they are poorly implemented and this time around the game is more about repairing things with this laughably bad "make everything better" device rather than destroying them. And when the second level hits and it suddenly becomes apparent that you can get through the levels simply by running through them, and without shooting or caring what is in the way. Combine that with awkwardly narrow areas in which you fight, and an enemy setup which punishes the player for taking time to engage the enemies, and this whole experience just grinds to a halt very early on. I only purchased this for £5, but i still feel robbed. I cannot see any reason to play this and I'd strongly recommend everyone steers well clear of it. Expand

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