Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 74 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 74
  2. Negative: 2 out of 74
Buy On
  1. Jun 2, 2011
    42
    Armageddon definitely lacks that wow factor that made Guerilla the surprise hit that it was, and taking away that sandbox gameplay was a serious step backwards.
  2. 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.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 86
  2. Negative: 14 out of 86
  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. Apr 16, 2012
    2
    Let's forget about Red Faction: Guerrilla - It was a top game and very enjoyable throughout, however I'll judge Red Faction: Armageddon as aLet's forget about Red Faction: Guerrilla - It was a top game and very enjoyable throughout, however I'll judge Red Faction: Armageddon as a stand alone game. Right, RF:A as a stand alone game is **** It really, really is a poor example of a shooter and offers the player absolutely nothing which hasn't been done before and done a lot better. Straight from the outset the game comes across as a dull Gears of War rip off which hasn't the refined cover mechanics, nor the polish to draw you in. Crammed in there are certain destruction elements from RF:G, but they are poorly implemented and this time around the game is more about repairing things with this laughably bad "make everything better" device rather than destroying them. And when the second level hits and it suddenly becomes apparent that you can get through the levels simply by running through them, and without shooting or caring what is in the way. Combine that with awkwardly narrow areas in which you fight, and an enemy setup which punishes the player for taking time to engage the enemies, and this whole experience just grinds to a halt very early on. I only purchased this for £5, but i still feel robbed. I cannot see any reason to play this and I'd strongly recommend everyone steers well clear of it. Full Review »
  3. Dec 20, 2011
    4
    Look, I didn't play this game for long, so I cant comment on the whole experience, but from what I played, wow what a stinker! I picked it upLook, I didn't play this game for long, so I cant comment on the whole experience, but from what I played, wow what a stinker! I picked it up during the drought in early to mid 2011 was seriously unimpressed with the graphics and being ushered down a narrow corridor. There are vastly superior shooters available, there is a reason the franchise has been discontinued. (the game sucks) Full Review »