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  • Summary: This first-person shooter features Geo-Mod? technology, the ability to completely alter and destroy the environment in real-time. Wage war through 20 diverse levels with 15 weapons of mass destruction. Hijack 5 fully armed land, sea and air vehicles. [THQ]

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. With a good plot to keep you involved in the one player action and huge networking capabilities, this is one that will keep you entertained for quite some time. Just blow stuff up. Oh, and blow stuff up. And don’t forget to blow stuff up.
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    An engine dubbed Geo-Mod...puts this game in a class by itself. [Nov 2001, p.129]
  3. As far as looks go, Red Faction is more like the cute girl next door than a hot fashion model from the Upper West Side: It’s pretty, but it won’t make a man drop to his knees and thank God for giving him sight.
  4. While its short length and lack of character development leave much to be desired, the multiplayer feature more than makes up for the diminished gameplay, adding to the replay value.
  5. The end scene is even more anticlimactic than the one in Half-Life. Without going into spoilers, It's like you're having great sex with a chick, and just about as you get ready to launch "Apollo 5" to the Moon, she suddenly gets up, picks up the cell phone, and calls her husband to ask if he remembered to feed their 2-year-old son.
  6. What was supposed to be Red Faction’s raison d’être – French for “cool feature designed to make it seem like more than just a cheap Half-Life clone set on Mars”--[the Geo Mod technology] turns out to be its biggest disappointment.
  7. If you can, I recommend actually skipping past this game and trying instead to find a copy of "Red Faction 2." It’s really a much more refined game and there’s really no connection between the two games at all so you won’t miss a thing. [Sept 2005]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Mar 22, 2015
    10
    Up on Mars, a mining corporation known as Ultor mercilessly works their minors, most dropping dead because of a new plague. A faction known asUp on Mars, a mining corporation known as Ultor mercilessly works their minors, most dropping dead because of a new plague. A faction known as the Red Faction has spoken up, lead by their leader Eos. The protagonist Parker is caught up in a small riot after his shift, and is forced to join the faction and stop the Ultor. Ultimately fighting to the control tower to call for EDF (the earth defence force) to assist. Fending off mercs, and security the whole way through. Expand
  2. IainD.
    Apr 7, 2002
    10
    Cool!... cool!....cool!
  3. JoshuaM.
    Nov 20, 2003
    10
    I loved this game, but could not help cheating first. I think that it would be harder and more chalenging if you didn't. Oh, yeah, I I loved this game, but could not help cheating first. I think that it would be harder and more chalenging if you didn't. Oh, yeah, I would also like to know if there are any cheats for the multiplayer games on the internet as I see people flying and using rapid fire. BUY THIS GAME!!!!! Expand
  4. Stevie811K.
    Nov 17, 2001
    9
    Not the best grafix compared to "Max Payne" but more enjoyable. the multiplayer is superb and unrivaled. Blasting your way through the Not the best grafix compared to "Max Payne" but more enjoyable. the multiplayer is superb and unrivaled. Blasting your way through the scenery is an excellent touch. How some players float and become invincible is cheating and not good. I'm moaning coz *i* dont know how to do it,,,,,YET lol keep up the most excellent work violition. do i ever shut up? i dont think so either lol. Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2012
    8
    Total single-player completion time: 6 hours.
    I was always hesitant to pick up Red Faction. But I'm glad I finally did because it was worth
    Total single-player completion time: 6 hours.
    I was always hesitant to pick up Red Faction. But I'm glad I finally did because it was worth the experience. Sure, the graphics don't hold up well, the voice acting is laughably bad, the stealth levels are annoying, getting one hit killed by the AI the instant you peak a corner is cheap, and getting 1920x1080 resolution requires a community patch. But the game is FUN. I used the various weapons equally, the environmental damage is neat (although underused), the story is simple yet interesting, and the fast paced gameplay keeps you on edge. What I especially appreciated were the various branching paths leading to the same objective. I only wish the game were a bit longer.
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  6. Jan 23, 2018
    8
    このテキストは私のプロフィールにスコアが表示されるようにここにあります。
  7. Dec 28, 2014
    1
    Game breaking bugs such as the sub bay and boring task orientated such as get key-card here and there make this a very dull experience.Game breaking bugs such as the sub bay and boring task orientated such as get key-card here and there make this a very dull experience. Frustrating since its rated a lot higher than a lot of other superior shooters. This is not a classic, its a game studio with a limited budget and imagination. 1/10 Did not enjoy. Expand

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