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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
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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: 49 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55
  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. RowanF
    Jun 11, 2009
    10
    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 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
    10
    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 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. NicholasT
    Jun 10, 2009
    9
    The best of the summer's sandbox games (including Prototype and Inamous). I find it sad that most of the reviewers failed to even The best of the summer's sandbox games (including Prototype and Inamous). I find it sad that most of the reviewers failed to even mention the multiplayer in their reviews considering that I'm enjoying it more than the actual campaign (which is still very well paced and awesome itself). If you enjoy unpretentious, fun to play experiences then give RFG a try. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. It'll definitely be on my best of 2009 list at the end of the year. Expand
  5. JoshN
    Aug 20, 2009
    9
    In a word, BRILLIANT. I've never played the first two Red Factions, but I'm enjoying this. The open world makes it amazing to In a word, BRILLIANT. I've never played the first two Red Factions, but I'm enjoying this. The open world makes it amazing to explore the wonder that is Mars. It also makes you think logically, where are you going to place charges or smash to bring down a building. When i played Fallout 3, I found the combat slow and boring having to go into V.A.T.S every time, but the combat in this is phenomenal. People may say it's like GTA 4 or Mercs 2 because you can rob vehicles of A.I, but would you rather rob vehicles or run all the way across the surface of Mars??. The achievements are fairly balanced, and the fun of the game is amazing, especially seeing a smashed up tower collapsing on many men below. If you've never played the first two, and enjoy smashing stuff up for some achievements, this is the game for you! Expand
  6. Mar 2, 2014
    8
    I've played all RF games, and enjoyed the destruction in this game alot.
    Pros:
    Fun. Good upgrades. Good assortment of weapons. Geo Mod 2
    I've played all RF games, and enjoyed the destruction in this game alot.
    Pros:
    Fun.
    Good upgrades.
    Good assortment of weapons.
    Geo Mod 2 is fantastic.
    Visually good.
    A good number of activities.
    Good length. About 25hrs.

    Cons:
    Bad story.
    Voice acting.
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  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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