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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 EarthRed 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  1. 100
    Though the game has a few faults, such as some occasional background pop-in and a few minor AI issues, the whole experience is a blast (literally), and you'd be missing a great action experience by not checking this one out.
  2. More than just a gimmick, this may be the best open-world action game on 360. [Aug 2009, p.86]
  3. Red Faction: Guerrilla has some flaws including largely forgettable characters, game world and story. But it does one thing extremely well: it allows you blow up a lot of stuff in a number of different and satisfying ways.
  4. Red Faction: Guerrilla might be missing the polish of GTA IV, but it gets the core elements right and its stand out feature does an excellent job of making it stand out.
  5. Red Faction: Guerrilla revealed to be a pleasant surprise: a very good game capable of dragging and enjoying the player, mainly but not only thanks to the exceptional dynamic destruction tech, and for the adrenalinic multiplayer. Too bad that a forgettable plot and a low longevity kill its aspirations: surely a good game, but could have been much more.
  6. While there are clunky bits at the fringes of Red Faction: Guerrilla that give it a handful of frustrating or disappointing moments, the core moments of the game are exciting and well-conceived. Factor in a thrilling multiplayer component and the sheer satisfaction provided by the wholesale destruction of huge structures and you've got more than enough reasons to get your ass to Mars.
  7. Red Faction: Guerrilla scores, and it certainly adds a nice twist on the established open-world game formula.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56
  1. VincenzoP.
    Jun 22, 2009
    10
    Some glitchy controls can make achieving some pro times a real burden and the story is missing some flavor. However, games are about fun. The Some glitchy controls can make achieving some pro times a real burden and the story is missing some flavor. However, games are about fun. The over the top destruction is so rediculously fun and fresh that it outweighs any flaws this game has, and yes EVERY game has flaws, and if we rated games based on flaws, no game would ever get a perfect score. A ten all the way, baby! Expand
  2. DanB
    Jun 6, 2009
    10
    I'm a big first person shooter fan and rarely give any other type of game a chance based on the fact that they just don't feel as I'm a big first person shooter fan and rarely give any other type of game a chance based on the fact that they just don't feel as submersive. I dowloaded the demo for RFG and became instantly hooked. This is one of the most addictive and thrilling games I've ever played. I actually have a hard time deciding if I'd rather play the campaign or the multiplayer because they are both so much fun. Don't take anybody's word for it..just give this game a chance and see for yourself. Expand
  3. Jim
    Jun 3, 2009
    10
    Well if GTA deserves a 98 this game deserves a 200. It is the most fun i've had playing a game in a long long time. I have no idea why Well if GTA deserves a 98 this game deserves a 200. It is the most fun i've had playing a game in a long long time. I have no idea why the reviewers are so hard on it. Perhaps they have forgotten why people play games. Anyhow good job volition, you deserve a lot of credit for this. You can tell a lot of work and effort went into it...and that it was all focused on making it fun. Expand
  4. BrettP
    Jun 7, 2009
    9
    It's like if Halo, Ghost Recon and Saints Row had babies. And they turned out to be deformed. But in a good way. This game is great for It's like if Halo, Ghost Recon and Saints Row had babies. And they turned out to be deformed. But in a good way. This game is great for people who are looking for a free roaming shooter experience, a deep and feature filled multi-player mode, and explosions. As I played through the game something kept nagging me. A feeling in the back of my head I could not shake. When I remembered I was playing a Red Faction game, It all made sense. This game carries on the spirit and soul of its predecessors while adding a new feel at the same time. Not without faults, but still exceptional and addictive. Expand
  5. BrandonH
    Aug 17, 2009
    9
    This is a great game! The building destruction is fun, the single player is fun, though repetitive at points, but the multiplayer is where This is a great game! The building destruction is fun, the single player is fun, though repetitive at points, but the multiplayer is where this game really shines, the integration of backpacks to the mix really adds originality and hilarity to the game. Expand
  6. Feb 25, 2012
    7
    Red Faction:Geurilla is one of those games that you shouldn't judge by it's cover. The boxart may look a little bland but the game itself isRed Faction:Geurilla is one of those games that you shouldn't judge by it's cover. The boxart may look a little bland but the game itself is so much more than that. You play as Alec Mason, An ex-con sent to Mars for mining. when the communist EDF kill his brother,it's up to him with the help of Red Faction to kick the EDF's asses out of Mars. The voice acting is slightly plain and the aiming is terrible. Also it gets tiring to look at the same colour scheme for 8-10 hours. Don't let that stop from playing this though. the Destructible environmnents are insane and the weapons are excellent. The physics in this game are the selling point. If you are looking for a cheap but fun game to play while you wait for Mass Effect 3. Then you should check out this game. Expand
  7. oobergoober
    Jun 5, 2009
    1
    I have played Redfaction games since the first game came out and I really liked the multiplier game play in both part 1 and 2. In Redfaction I have played Redfaction games since the first game came out and I really liked the multiplier game play in both part 1 and 2. In Redfaction Guerrilla the multiplier game play just sucks and I think that the multiplier game play was the missing ingredient to the third game. When you your missing the main ingredient what is the point? I am very disappointed by this game!!! In fact playing this game for just 5 minutes made me what to play red faction 2. Expand

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