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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    If there's one thing Guerrilla has plenty of, it's content.
  2. 90
    Despite its lackluster storytelling, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a whole lot of fun to play, thanks to its meaty campaign and well-rounded multiplayer offerings.
  3. PC Format
    88
    Low-end environmental destruction meets high-end global game world with sizzling results. [Nov 2009, p.94]
  4. We don't know how many houses, blockades and towers we've destroyed while playing the game, but it never got boring. If the game had a much better story, it would have been a huge hit. But it's still a very good game.
  5. 80
    As I said at the end of the console review, while the game may not do everything right, it's your best bet for free-form demolition and unpretentious entertainment.
  6. Surprisingly, it has a lot of life to it. For a game built largely around the “blow sh.t up” gimmick, you’d expect it to lose steam after a few hours, but Guerrilla stays entertaining through most of the game, only tapering slightly toward the conclusion.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    60
    Really only compelling for folks who keep their gaming world PC-pure. Otherwise, pick this up on the console of your choice. [Dec 2009, p.66]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 81
  2. Negative: 12 out of 81
  1. Oct 25, 2010
    10
    Played this game twice through story mode, and once with the pc add-on marauders campaign, and it is an excellent piece of work! This is morePlayed this game twice through story mode, and once with the pc add-on marauders campaign, and it is an excellent piece of work! This is more like "GTA with WAY MORE cool stuff to do". Though it can get a little difficult to continually push back their attacks, should you set off too many alarms. Really nice FOV blurring, totally immerses you in your firefights from small to large scale. If you go exploring at night, expect to be ambushed by marauders! But they have their own unique weapons, so it's worth it. They also control a large piece of desert to the southeast on the map, which is worth exploring in detail once the story provides time. Bottom line, this game is easy on your gpu, is very well polished and optimized AND comes with an extra marauder campaign for when you finish the primary! Steam has had it on sale 3 times, I paid 10 bucks for it and was well worth the 40+ hours spent on it. Now it's on sale for 5, I hope many more people realize this game's greatness. Expand
  2. HoustG.
    Dec 22, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best games I have ever played. I think people don't give it the credit it deserves. By just walking around and This is one of the best games I have ever played. I think people don't give it the credit it deserves. By just walking around and exploring all of the different places and buildings you can tell the developers put a lot of thought into this game. To truly enjoy this game though, you really need to explore all the little things scattered around Mars. One thing that made me laugh is in the Badlands sector where there is a Mars Rover hidden by some rocks by the side of the road (it marks it as a vehicle on your minimap). All in all, I think this is a GREAT game. With all the different things you can do (going off huge jumps in cars, running EDF people over, destroying stuff for fun, bailing out of cars while in the air, freeing hostages, and much more) and how much fun it is to do them, I believe this game is an amazing game and that people should look past it's minor problems and really enjoy the game. Expand
  3. Jun 10, 2011
    9
    If you like blowing **** up, this is definitely the game for you; an absolute hidden gem. The destruction physics are pretty amazing and theyIf you like blowing **** up, this is definitely the game for you; an absolute hidden gem. The destruction physics are pretty amazing and they never get old. Grand Theft Auto sandbox play style--a good single player story with plenty of side missions. The multiplayer experience was kind of weak, but certainly playable. Pick it up when it's on sale for $5 for some good entertainment value. Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2013
    7
    This game has so much potential but the graphical bugginess makes it impossible to receive a score any higher than 7. It becomes nearlyThis game has so much potential but the graphical bugginess makes it impossible to receive a score any higher than 7. It becomes nearly impossible to drive, which you do a LOT of, when the game fails to render busy intersections that also have elaborate check points. You are literally driving blind. I love the effects when they render. Blowing up buildings, vehicles, etc. is very satisfying. The open world aspects are great but can be overly challenging at times as in occasionally unfair. The shooting is sort of bland despite having a great variety of weapons at your disposal. The pacing of the story is horrid and you should not expect that much from the story line. After liberating 3 of the six districts I find myself becoming a bit bored of the repetitive nature. The stealth in the game is not well developed. The AI is not great but at least it will not bug out completely. All in all its an enjoyable game but certainly one that you will want to pick up when its on sale on steam like I did. At 75% off its a steal considering what is good about this game graphics, open world and awesome destruction with bombs. launcher, gas cylinders, etc. Expand
  5. Feb 29, 2012
    7
    The only other 'interesting' red faction game after the original. RFG does a lot right. It gives you a free roaming world, most of which youThe only other 'interesting' red faction game after the original. RFG does a lot right. It gives you a free roaming world, most of which you can level. It scatters most generic activities around, and basically gives you the keys to do whatever you want. Unlike the original red faction, this game takes away the ability to destroy the actual ground, and lets you destroy anything on top of it - I would have preferred both. The side content is mostly just 'go here and destroy this' 'destroy this is 30 seconds' 'bring there people over here' 'kill these guys'. It all get's repetitive really fast. That's why this game is best enjoyed in small spurts, a few generic quests and a dull storyline mission are perfectly fine if you just use them as an excuse to collect some parts for upgrades and level as much as you can. If you want a story focused game with quality side content. Look elsewhere. Expand
  6. Jun 29, 2012
    6
    The best Red Faction because the freedom in the gam eplay. A good atmosphere. But the difficult level is only for mad Japanese. I have playedThe best Red Faction because the freedom in the gam eplay. A good atmosphere. But the difficult level is only for mad Japanese. I have played the game hundred of hours, because the half of the gameworld it open at the start, i have never see the rest of the world. The game has only 1 difficult level for the story line missions: Hyper-Nightmare-Suicidal. As a sample: to open the first new region you will over life a destruction derby race, all your "friends" do nothing else as kill you, not enoth you drive under artillery fire as well. I have tried it 30 times, then i give up. Whithout this heavy bug, the game get a 9/10, but so... sorry. Expand
  7. SimonC
    Oct 7, 2009
    0
    The game does not work! It has needed a patch to get it working from the second it was released. No patch is forthcoming from Volition. How The game does not work! It has needed a patch to get it working from the second it was released. No patch is forthcoming from Volition. How they screwed up this badly I do not know. Do not buy this game. Wait until they have fixed it (if they ever do) and get it cheaper and working, do not be conned like I have been. Expand

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