Red Faction: Armageddon Xbox 360

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 74 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 74
  2. Negative: 2 out of 74
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  1. Jun 2, 2011
    42
    Armageddon definitely lacks that wow factor that made Guerilla the surprise hit that it was, and taking away that sandbox gameplay was a serious step backwards.
  2. 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.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User 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. Jun 10, 2011
    2
    Warning beforehand, spoilers.

    Before I start on on the reason for the low rating, I'd just like to say, the gameplay, for what it is, is
    Warning beforehand, spoilers.

    Before I start on on the reason for the low rating, I'd just like to say, the gameplay, for what it is, is good. The weapons are fun to play with, the enemies are fairly fun to go after, and the vehicle stages are awesome. Gameplay is good, the game as a whole, though, is not.

    That said, on to the rest of the review. First, the campaign is only about 7-10 hours long, depending on how you play. Publishers should have learned by now that that is not acceptable for a game you're charging $50-60 for.

    This would be forgivable, if there was a robust multiplayer. however, their only multiplayer is a hoard mode. For a sequel to a game whose competitive multiplayer was almost universally loved, totally leaving that out is unforgivable. Note to developers: hoard mode was great...in Gears 2 when we first saw it. Alongside a good competitive multiplayer experience. And before we saw it in pretty much every game we've seen come out since. It does not now, and really would never have, substituted for a short campaign and lack of other multiplayer options.

    Finally, the plot. Most of the game, it's fine, but the last part of the game completely ruins it. For anyone who hasn't played it yet, in the final mission you go repair the terraformer. The device that got blown up in the first level of the game, sending all people on Mars underground to survive, essentially ruining everything that had been built on the planet. You succeed, of course...alone...in about 45 minutes...while being assaulted by hoards of aliens. So...you're telling me an entire planet of people decided to live like refugees instead of sending a team to do what seems like a very simple repair?

    Then there's the reason you're repairing the terraformer. It's not so the people of Mars can get back to building their lives. It's because apparently the aliens can't survive in an earth-like environment. You know, the kind humans need to live. And that you've been fighting aliens (including the queen) in for this entire game. Within moments of turning on the terraformer, they start dropping like flies. So...um...why could they attack you at all?

    To summarize, a short campaign, poor multiplayer options, and a plotline that Uwe Boll would turn down make this game not worth the price. A pity, as the previous Red Faction games have been amazing.
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  3. Jun 8, 2011
    10
    This game is a great buy! Even though it lacks the open world experience that Guerrilla has, it doesn't lack in gameplay. This game is focusedThis game is a great buy! Even though it lacks the open world experience that Guerrilla has, it doesn't lack in gameplay. This game is focused on a good story line rather than destroy this building, destroy this building, save some colonists, kill a squad of enemies, etc, like Guerrilla was.

    The Multiplayer is absolutely great, there is nothing like blasting some Aliens with Mr. Toots.
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