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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: 74 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  1. 100
    Though the game has a few faults, such as some occasional background pop-in and a few minor AI issues, the whole experience is a blast (literally), and you'd be missing a great action experience by not checking this one out.
  2. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    93
    More than just a gimmick, this may be the best open-world action game on 360. [Aug 2009, p.86]
  3. Red Faction: Guerrilla has some flaws including largely forgettable characters, game world and story. But it does one thing extremely well: it allows you blow up a lot of stuff in a number of different and satisfying ways.
  4. Red Faction: Guerrilla might be missing the polish of GTA IV, but it gets the core elements right and its stand out feature does an excellent job of making it stand out.
  5. Red Faction: Guerrilla revealed to be a pleasant surprise: a very good game capable of dragging and enjoying the player, mainly but not only thanks to the exceptional dynamic destruction tech, and for the adrenalinic multiplayer. Too bad that a forgettable plot and a low longevity kill its aspirations: surely a good game, but could have been much more.
  6. While there are clunky bits at the fringes of Red Faction: Guerrilla that give it a handful of frustrating or disappointing moments, the core moments of the game are exciting and well-conceived. Factor in a thrilling multiplayer component and the sheer satisfaction provided by the wholesale destruction of huge structures and you've got more than enough reasons to get your ass to Mars.
  7. Red Faction: Guerrilla scores, and it certainly adds a nice twist on the established open-world game formula.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 59
  2. Negative: 6 out of 59
  1. VincenzoP.
    Jun 22, 2009
    10
    Some glitchy controls can make achieving some pro times a real burden and the story is missing some flavor. However, games are about fun. The Some glitchy controls can make achieving some pro times a real burden and the story is missing some flavor. However, games are about fun. The over the top destruction is so rediculously fun and fresh that it outweighs any flaws this game has, and yes EVERY game has flaws, and if we rated games based on flaws, no game would ever get a perfect score. A ten all the way, baby! Expand
  2. DanB
    Jun 6, 2009
    10
    I'm a big first person shooter fan and rarely give any other type of game a chance based on the fact that they just don't feel as I'm a big first person shooter fan and rarely give any other type of game a chance based on the fact that they just don't feel as submersive. I dowloaded the demo for RFG and became instantly hooked. This is one of the most addictive and thrilling games I've ever played. I actually have a hard time deciding if I'd rather play the campaign or the multiplayer because they are both so much fun. Don't take anybody's word for it..just give this game a chance and see for yourself. Expand
  3. Jim
    Jun 3, 2009
    10
    Well if GTA deserves a 98 this game deserves a 200. It is the most fun i've had playing a game in a long long time. I have no idea why Well if GTA deserves a 98 this game deserves a 200. It is the most fun i've had playing a game in a long long time. I have no idea why the reviewers are so hard on it. Perhaps they have forgotten why people play games. Anyhow good job volition, you deserve a lot of credit for this. You can tell a lot of work and effort went into it...and that it was all focused on making it fun. Expand
  4. JustinH
    Jun 3, 2009
    9
    An all around enjoyable game. Red Faction: Guerrilla combines an impressive campaign, with an offline multiplayer game that packs one hell of An all around enjoyable game. Red Faction: Guerrilla combines an impressive campaign, with an offline multiplayer game that packs one hell of a punch. A must have this year, and sure to be one of game of the year nominees. (Online Multiplayer not reviewed.) Expand
  5. GeorgeJ.
    Jun 17, 2009
    9
    This game is simply superb. The only thing keeping it from a ten is a couple of bland textures and bland environments, (then again it is Mars This game is simply superb. The only thing keeping it from a ten is a couple of bland textures and bland environments, (then again it is Mars not Vegas)also the vehicle is a little bit lofty(then again Mars gravity)and finally some buildings do not accurately or perfectly fall the way it should(then again Mars........wait a minute that's the developers fault!)but don't let these little things sway you from buying the game as it is wonderful in all aspects; the awesome destructiveness, the many different creative options in multiplayer, the lengthy but fun campaign, and even a mode called wrecking crew which is local multiplayer dedicated to blowing up literally everything! This game is simply a must-get for all those shooter fans who are stopped in their tracks by some stupid wooden door now matter how many times you shoot the rpg at it. Expand
  6. AndyP
    Jun 7, 2009
    8
    Though the depth of the story (or lack there of) and bland surroundings ultimately drag this game down to an 8 - the sheer pleasure of Though the depth of the story (or lack there of) and bland surroundings ultimately drag this game down to an 8 - the sheer pleasure of complete and total destruction will keep you coming back for more! I played the original Red Faction and can remember sinking hours into multiplayer matches... tunneling through to various secret areas. This is even better than the original in that regard... there's no limit to the amount of destruction you can cause. For those who really need a great story to pull them through a game, I'd recommend waiting for something better to come along. If you play a game for the sake of playing a game though, Red Faction FTW! Expand
  7. oobergoober
    Jun 5, 2009
    1
    I have played Redfaction games since the first game came out and I really liked the multiplier game play in both part 1 and 2. In Redfaction I have played Redfaction games since the first game came out and I really liked the multiplier game play in both part 1 and 2. In Redfaction Guerrilla the multiplier game play just sucks and I think that the multiplier game play was the missing ingredient to the third game. When you your missing the main ingredient what is the point? I am very disappointed by this game!!! In fact playing this game for just 5 minutes made me what to play red faction 2. Expand

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