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  • Summary: The sequel to Red Faction keeps the same exciting features from the original and introduces a new cast of characters and storyline. In Red Faction II's futuristic setting, humankind is under the rule of an evil dictatorship, and only a group of freedom fighters called Red Faction stands in its way. As a super-soldier alias, you join their cause with an arsenal of high-powered weapons and heavy vehicles. You can even use this firepower on your environment, which can be strategically altered and destroyed. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. A great game with surprisingly good controls for an FPS game that you play with a gamepad.
  2. The single player mission is a walk in the park, but it’s worth playing a second time on the hardest difficulty, forget the length. If the single player mode is a breeze then multiplayer would feel like a tornado.
  3. If you've never played this game before, the thrills it delivers are of the highest level, and the unique Geo-Mod technology creates a number of interesting gameplay strategies. [Apr 2003, p.93]
  4. What is here is handled extremely well, from the just-right control and intensely staged action to the cool weapons and nicely drawn world. [Apr 2003, p.62]
  5. A rocket ride with airtight controls and quicksilver pacing that's rarely interrupted by aimless wandering. [May 2003, p.132]
  6. Fans of the original will notice the drastically reduced "geo-mod" function—no more digging tunnels or indiscriminate destruction.
  7. With little here to massage the mind or engage the heart, Red Faction II becomes nothing more than a linear on-rails twitch-fest. [June-July 2003, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7