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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: 74 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  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. One of Red Faction: Guerrilla's biggest strengths is that it's simply a lot of fun to play. Smart design decisions such as the minimal impact of death (which will happen) are of great benefit in achieving this goal.
  3. Red Faction’s destruction tech is leaps and bounds beyond anything you’ve ever seen or played. But the fact this aspect encompasses nearly the entirety of the gameplay is really what makes it stand out; destroying stuff isn’t just a means of extracting some cool eye and ear candy within the game - it is the game.
  4. Red Faction Guerrilla is a refreshing and very enjoyable sandbox game that offers an alternative to the Saints Rows, GTAs and Godfathers out there. Don't expect anywhere near the insight and polish found in GTA IV, but do expect a rollicking good time.
  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. Red Faction Guerilla has some missteps, including the AI and cover system, but the game is definitely on point when it comes to destruction.
  7. Volition’s Geo-Mod 2.0 tech is leagues ahead of anything that we’ve seen previously, but you can’t help but think that Guerrilla is ultimately little more than a glorified tech demo.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
  1. VincenzoP.
    Jun 22, 2009
    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. RowanF
    Jun 11, 2009
    This has to be one of the best games of this year. Volition's destruction system is truly exceptional, it allows you to engage in one of the best pastimes of the world ever: Blowing shit up. But it's not just the destruction system which is brilliant, the rest of the game is solid aswell: the missions are great, the world is enormous and filled with some awesome shit to blow up, and it's all displayed in lucous, perfect, graphics. However, the main reason you'll want to get the game is the fact that it's so fun. It's just so unbelievably heart warming when you see a massive bridge collapse, bringing down six enemy vehicles with it. Plus, by playing on a harder difficulty and really planning your missions, you can really get a sense of the 'Guerilla' warfare, which is tenfold more satisfying than just walking in there and shooting them to crap. The story is nice and epic, with a nice change to the feel of the game depending on which sector you're in, however, whilst the cutscenes which the story is displayed in are very polished, they can be disappointingly uninspiring at times, which is really my only complaint. The multipalyer is also an additively fun outing, and one I'd profusely recommend. Expand
  3. FarDeep
    Jun 3, 2009
    God damn this game makes my dreams come true again! I even still remebered the how shock I am when playing Red Faction 2, seeing those dynamic geometry generating system. Expand
  4. ApocalypseBrown
    Jun 9, 2009
    F*&k me some reviewers really piss me off! Eurogamer in particular have no concept of what games are meant to be - escapism FUN! So EuroG why award this 7, and give Bioshock 9? Well let's look at the two games then: RFG single player is simply standard fair, but that fair is in a massive open world where there is a civil war going on around you and you have some serious WMD's waiting to help rip that world apart. Technically, pleasure-wise, entertainment-wise this game rocks! Then there is the multi-player, which is up then with ANY shooter/open world game. It's seriously addictive and FUN! There is no story, there is no ultimate point, yet it feels sooooo right. Mech robots ripping through any city is everybodys dream, yet because it isn't technically appealing some reviewers just don't give it then respect it deserves. Now: Bioshock had a wonderful story, but extremely dark and repetitive scenery, under powdered weaponary, stupid plasmids which mostly doesn't work exactly how the game intended, easy game skill default and lastly totally uninteresting 'Big Daddies' and moral choice issues which isn't really an issue at all! And this shite gets props over RFG? Please Eurogamer, go and get a job which you lot are actually good at! Leave the truth to the public who know our stuff. Expand
  5. BrandonH
    Aug 17, 2009
    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. Apr 13, 2013
    As a fan of the original Red Faction games, this game was honestly a pleasant surprise! With an open environment, optional missions, and a massive map, this game is definitively worth the price. Kept elements of the previous Red Factions, and is overall just an awesome game to blow crap up! :P Expand
  7. oobergoober
    Jun 5, 2009
    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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