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  • Summary: Earth. Twenty-second century. Five years after the rebellion on Mars. For 15 years, Chancellor Victor Sopot has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His corrupt rule and a relentless war of unification with the United Republic has left the Commonwealth bloodied and impoverished. AsEarth. Twenty-second century. Five years after the rebellion on Mars. For 15 years, Chancellor Victor Sopot has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His corrupt rule and a relentless war of unification with the United Republic has left the Commonwealth bloodied and impoverished. As distant battles rage, sewage taints Sopot City's rivers, pollution smudges the sky, and wretched citizens huddle in crumbling ruins. Condemned to death by Chancellor Sopot, six super-soldiers unite to save their country, vowing to overthrow Sopot using the unique powers that nano-technology has given them. Join the squad as Alias, a demolitions expert. Fight side-by-side with Molov, Repta, Shrike, Tangier, and Quill--each possessing unique attributes and specialties. Battle through diverse environments using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons, and explosives in a mission to overthrow the government. Defeat Sopot and restore the honor of the Commonwealth! [THQ] Expand
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  • Developer: Outrage Games
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. An entertaining FPS experience. It isn’t perfect; it’s not going to leave an impression on you like Half-Life 2 or FarCry did, but at the same time it will entertain you and keep you glued to your seat.
  2. 74
    Fun, certainly, but single-player is a bit too linear and bit too short, even if the combat is engaging, well-thought out, and generally intense.
  3. PC Gamer
    72
    An above-average time-killer for stupid-shooter fans who won't miss multiplay. [July 2003, p.70]
  4. A pretty good shooter overall, offering up a short but sweet single-player campaign and a decent botmatch mode for a little extra lasting value.
  5. For those of you who are online multiplayer fans though, an offline botmatch may just be seen as unacceptable … and that’s what you get with RFII. That’s a shame since the first one was fantastic.
  6. Short is never good, no matter which context you put it in. And this game is short. It's penis-envy short. It's the shortest single-player FPS game I've ever played. A four hour gameplay experience for a retail product is like a 20 second sexual intercourse. It just doesn't feel right, and you feel cheated.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    40
    Further compounding the game into sheer mediocrity is the downward spiral of the A.I. [Sept 2003, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. May 7, 2011
    10
    This game was amazing for it's time. Yes it is short, yes it doesn't have multiplayer. But who cares? When you can just terrorize theThis game was amazing for it's time. Yes it is short, yes it doesn't have multiplayer. But who cares? When you can just terrorize the civilians? Or save them... The attention to detail is great. The music has some roots to the first game, but it has some of it's own tracks which are phenomenal. The story is interesting. The Geo Mod gives us nice looks, even though more scripted. I would recommend this only to people who like singleplayer experiences. People hate it for being less of the first game. But i played this one first and i know that the first game was bigger, but it laked detail and polish. While this is simply what the game probably should have been. I give it a 10/10 to keep the score higher then what it is. Expand
  2. EdTha
    Jun 8, 2003
    9
    Great game... It gets together, the good things of almost every fps, ands adds interaction with teh sorroundings...
  3. Mar 24, 2019
    7
    Red faction 2 really doesn't feel like a sequel , it feels more like a standalone game with the name red faction , and i can see why fans ofRed faction 2 really doesn't feel like a sequel , it feels more like a standalone game with the name red faction , and i can see why fans of the series don't like this game but is it really that bad ?

    Story: keeping with the 80s cheese they go the cyber commando route its almost like a bad dolph lundgarden movie that's still entertaining. the game is short and i think the writers knew that and shoe horned in a plot twist to make the game longer i made it through the game in 4 hours and that plot twist was about half way through. you play as alias a demo expert who's also a super soldier with little to no personality , the story i guess dose its job but its nothing special
    Story: 5/10

    World building: this game feels so much like a stand alone game and doesn't build much on the first game besides the nano tech made by capec , and this nano tech is affecting earth , and earth is where this game takes place witch is why this feels more stand alone than a sequel. it has enough lore on its own to be interesting with sopot and the commonwealth and the civil war
    worldbuilding: 6/10

    graphics: graphics improved since red faction 1 not by much but the graphics are solid enough , character models look better , and the guns and animations look really good now , plus it has a cyber soldier sci fi style that i really liked. i think the graphics are a step up from red faction 1 and 2003.
    graphics: 8/10

    Gameplay: the guns feel so much cooler in this game , most likely due to being able to duel wield witch is always fun, rf2 is one of the earliest fps games i know to implement then feature, its not the first but it still dose it well and i often switched to the duel smgs because they were fun rather than what was effective. the geo mod tech is played down though and is more scripted because this game is more liner, but more things seemed to be destructible so at least they pushed the tech forward a little bit even if its not implemented as well
    gameplay: 7/10

    sound design: the music is really good in this game , better than the first red faction , sopots speech in the main menu was a good idea , it makes the main menu less boring and dose a little bit of world building as well, the music fits the atmosphere and really makes it feel like you are in an 80s sci fi action movie , the voice acting has improved even if its still not great . the sound effects are good as well but i think the first one did gun sounds better.
    sound design: 8/10

    5+6+8+7+8= 34
    34/5 =6.8/10

    red faction 2 is not as good overall as red faction 1 but it pushes the series forward in different ways than it should have , fixing some of the first games weaknesses rather than building on its strengths. its still a solid game all said and done and if you can get it for under 10 dollars its worth picking up
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  4. Aug 26, 2014
    5
    Having played the first Red Faction, this was disappointing. This game is Red Faction in name only. First, the plot. It's completely goofy andHaving played the first Red Faction, this was disappointing. This game is Red Faction in name only. First, the plot. It's completely goofy and too light-hearted, unlikely the gritty and dark story of the first. In the first game, you were an ordinary miner who probably had no combat experience. Here, you are a super soldier. The plot twist you'll see in this game was just pointless. But that's the least of our problems. Here's comes my biggest gripe: lack of Geo-Mod. Seriously? The very thing that defined Red Faction is dumbed-down, almost non-existent. You can only destroy a couple of walls; that's it. This is inexcusable, especially that most of the game takes place within cities and urban areas. Geo-Mod would have been perfect here. The gameplay itself is okay, I guess. And no online multiplayer? Why, when the original RF had? You can play with bots, sure, but online should have been included alongside. As a RF game, it fails. I'm glad I got this for 99 cents. Maybe you should do the same. You want real Red Faction action? Get Red Faction 1 and Red Faction: Guerrilla. Expand
  5. JohnS
    Aug 13, 2009
    4
    Not worth a buy. Hardly ties into the 1st one, which was awesome for its time. To reply to J.W. - PC gamers tend to have pretty high Not worth a buy. Hardly ties into the 1st one, which was awesome for its time. To reply to J.W. - PC gamers tend to have pretty high standards when it comes to shooters, since shooters are like the PC's bread and butter. When a good console game gets badly ported over, it only irks us more. Expand
  6. EliasO.
    Oct 8, 2006
    3
    It's a real bad console port, it's very tedious to play, and most of the time you're so frustrated by the awkard things that It's a real bad console port, it's very tedious to play, and most of the time you're so frustrated by the awkard things that just kept happening while playing. I had to reload way too many times. When I need to reload becouse I died in a game, thats fine, I just try to refine my strategy. but when I need to reload becouse the game is acting up, thats just bad. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2014
    0
    Utter tripe, by today's standards and back then too. Everything looks like a burn victim, the acceleration on my mouse meant I couldn't aimUtter tripe, by today's standards and back then too. Everything looks like a burn victim, the acceleration on my mouse meant I couldn't aim properly, the cross-hair is too big. The list goes on, steer clear of this garbage. Expand

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