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  • Summary: Volition and THQ's martian insurgency will continue in a fourth chapter in the franchise with expanded online play and enhanced destruction.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 74
  2. Negative: 2 out of 74
  1. Jun 5, 2011
    95
    Honestly if not for some minor complaints Red Faction Armageddon would be a damn near perfect game. As it is, this is a strong contender for best game of the year for its fantastic mix of intense action, fun character customization that changes how you play the game, great graphics and all around fantastic gameplay experience. Even the minor flaws are easily ignored and most will likely not even notice them, as wrapped up in the game as they will be.
  2. Jun 1, 2011
    85
    Overall, Red Faction: Armageddon is a game that grows on you. The more you play the more you really start to become immersed in this alien rich world where everything is destructible.
  3. Jun 15, 2011
    80
    This shows why Volition is a great studio capable of making great games. Armageddon will not make history, but it will keep you entertained for many hours.
  4. Jun 1, 2011
    70
    Despite its forgettable story and pacing issues with the campaign, Red Faction: Armageddon is good fun for letting out your inner destructive child.
  5. Jun 13, 2011
    70
    Although Armageddon excels in the destruction stakes, combining it with some adrenaline-pumping action and cool special abilities, it leaves you feeling empty with its less-than-enthralling story – well less-than-interesting really – and level after level of tedious objectives.
  6. Sep 15, 2011
    60
    Although Red Faction: Armageddon offers one of the coolest weapons of the year, a good weapon mechanic and destructible environments, the game falls flat with an uninspiring single-player campaign and a short-lived multiplayer segment.
  7. Jul 11, 2011
    40
    Red Faction: Armageddon is a perfectly functional third-person shooter, but there's nothing at all to recommend it. The design is incoherent on its own merits, even more so in the context of the series, and the narrative fares even worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Jun 7, 2011
    10
    Ok i know the criritcs bashed this title before it ever came out for not being sandbox. Ye, its not sandbox but its still a great game. theOk i know the criritcs bashed this title before it ever came out for not being sandbox. Ye, its not sandbox but its still a great game. the underground parts are where the destruction is limited, but many levels are not undeground. so i don't really get why the critics were complaining about the underground because it's not all underground. It could have had more destruction but THERE CAN ALWAYS BE MORE DESTRUCTION!!.

    Anyway i really found that the vehicle s made up for the lack of free roam world to destroy. some of the vehicles are epic!!! Also the gravity gun smashes stuff into other stuff. need i say more? that is awesome!!!!!!!! then if i destroy an object that i need i can use the nano forge to repair it. this is good because i want to destroy everything.

    The multiplayer is my favorite part though: no story, just destroy stuff and kill stuff. ruin mode is also good and shows off the destruction aspect of the game. all you do is destroy stuff while being timed.
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  2. JET
    Jun 20, 2011
    10
    This game is amazing! The campaign, whilst not being the longest, is varied and fun enough to never get boring. Then there is the infestationThis game is amazing! The campaign, whilst not being the longest, is varied and fun enough to never get boring. Then there is the infestation mode which just adds to the games life. This is a definite must buy for any fans of 3rd person shooters. Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    9
    I've been playing the Red Faction games since the first one came out (I liked it better on PC than PS2) and I have to say that I think this isI've been playing the Red Faction games since the first one came out (I liked it better on PC than PS2) and I have to say that I think this is the best one since that first title. I didn't care much for Guerilla, I thought the open-world was an excuse to compete with superior sandbox titles like GTA and Saints Row (same company, unnecessary to have 2 of the same type of game), but i definitely liked the evolution of the weaponry and the environment destruction tech. Armageddon keeps the graphical/technical feel of Guerilla, but streamlines it into an experience more akin to the first game. Mars just didn't have enough to explore to make it feel worth my time to venture out, but as soon as I finished my first campaign of Armageddon, I started a new one with all of my stuff intact from the last playthrough (similar to Dead Space 2 - and you can actually change difficulty!). I will admit that the environment leaves a bit to be desired, and the graphics are solid but uninspiring. Otherwise, single-player alone was enough to warrant a purchase for me, and multiplayer is well-designed if a little on the lightweight side (4 player co-op only, no versus). If you're a dedicated fan of the Red Faction series, this title should not feel out of place in your collection. Expand
  4. Aug 13, 2016
    7
    Red Faction Armageddon is a step down from Guerrilla,but is still a pretty good,if unoriginal,shooter.

    Armageddon is linear,unlike
    Red Faction Armageddon is a step down from Guerrilla,but is still a pretty good,if unoriginal,shooter.

    Armageddon is linear,unlike Guerrilla's open-world.The destruction has been refined though.Armageddon's gameplay is solid,with new toys to help you stop the alien invasion.

    The game can feel very repetitive at times,with the same objectives and waves and waves of the same enemies.

    The graphics are pretty good,but the framerate can drop sometimes.

    The sound effects are great,particularly the explosions.But the soundtrack is quite poor.

    The game isn't very long either.It will last around 7 to 9 hours.

    Overall,Red Faction Armageddon is a relatively enjoyable shooter that can scratch your destructive itch.
    Just don't expect a long or original game.
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  5. Nov 21, 2011
    7
    This game is a rental it was fun different and the magnet gun is all you need lol. I felt like I was in starship troopers BUGSSSSSSSSSSSS! IThis game is a rental it was fun different and the magnet gun is all you need lol. I felt like I was in starship troopers BUGSSSSSSSSSSSS! I was expecting more from Mr. toots lol but it was still funny. Find it for 15 bucks pick it up its always fun to shoot a black hole at buildings and see them explode lol. Armageddon is not much on story or game play its just an average game with fun weapons. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2014
    5
    I was a big fan of the original Red Faction when it was released in 2001. Unfortunately, the subsequent releases have gotten worse and worse.I was a big fan of the original Red Faction when it was released in 2001. Unfortunately, the subsequent releases have gotten worse and worse. This title is no exception. Entertaining for the first hour or two, you quickly find yourself bored of smashing buildings in the environment. The story doesn't help things, I found myself not even paying attention to it. The mechanics are done well. Though there is nothing specific to hate about this game there is also nothing to get excited about. Expand
  7. Jun 10, 2011
    2
    Warning beforehand, spoilers.

    Before I start on on the reason for the low rating, I'd just like to say, the gameplay, for what it is, is
    Warning beforehand, spoilers.

    Before I start on on the reason for the low rating, I'd just like to say, the gameplay, for what it is, is good. The weapons are fun to play with, the enemies are fairly fun to go after, and the vehicle stages are awesome. Gameplay is good, the game as a whole, though, is not.

    That said, on to the rest of the review. First, the campaign is only about 7-10 hours long, depending on how you play. Publishers should have learned by now that that is not acceptable for a game you're charging $50-60 for.

    This would be forgivable, if there was a robust multiplayer. however, their only multiplayer is a hoard mode. For a sequel to a game whose competitive multiplayer was almost universally loved, totally leaving that out is unforgivable. Note to developers: hoard mode was great...in Gears 2 when we first saw it. Alongside a good competitive multiplayer experience. And before we saw it in pretty much every game we've seen come out since. It does not now, and really would never have, substituted for a short campaign and lack of other multiplayer options.

    Finally, the plot. Most of the game, it's fine, but the last part of the game completely ruins it. For anyone who hasn't played it yet, in the final mission you go repair the terraformer. The device that got blown up in the first level of the game, sending all people on Mars underground to survive, essentially ruining everything that had been built on the planet. You succeed, of course...alone...in about 45 minutes...while being assaulted by hoards of aliens. So...you're telling me an entire planet of people decided to live like refugees instead of sending a team to do what seems like a very simple repair?

    Then there's the reason you're repairing the terraformer. It's not so the people of Mars can get back to building their lives. It's because apparently the aliens can't survive in an earth-like environment. You know, the kind humans need to live. And that you've been fighting aliens (including the queen) in for this entire game. Within moments of turning on the terraformer, they start dropping like flies. So...um...why could they attack you at all?

    To summarize, a short campaign, poor multiplayer options, and a plotline that Uwe Boll would turn down make this game not worth the price. A pity, as the previous Red Faction games have been amazing.
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