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3.36 stars 3.36/5 Stars Average score of 14 user reviews spread across 12 releases and 3 DLC

Old-School Alien Shoot-'em-up With a Good PC Port 5

Ignore the Red Faction title of this game as it has very little to do with the average FPS from a decade ago or the open-world destruct-a-thon from a couple years ago. Red Faction: Armageddon is a straight-up alien blasting good time with great weapons and great environment destruction, end of story. Here's the rundown: Pros: + Fast-paced alien shooting that might remind you of older games like Quake 2 or Half-Life but with a third-person perspective. + Unique and fun to use weapons like...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Going through Armageddon 0

Before I start talking about Red Faction Armageddon, it is important to note that I have not finished the previous Red Faction, I have completed the PS2 games but never got to finish Guerilla. I have played about half way through and got distracted by whatever game came out next. This however should not affect my review greatly, I’ve read about the story of Guerrilla and have caught up with it. Red Faction Armageddon is a third person shooter with a lot of mechanics involving destruction of...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

When destruction somehow manages to be boring 0

If one shouldn't grocery shop while they're hungry, should one write a review immediately after finishing it? Then after awhile, once the entirety of the game has settled into your brain and you get the broad overview of everything it has to offer, maybe you'll see the game differently if it had a disappointing ending. But here's the thing with Red Faction: Armageddon....there's not much to fully redeem it once everything's settled. What was once promising about the previous game, Guerrilla, has...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

So Successful, It Killed a Franchise 0

Red Faction, as a franchise, is a bit baffling. The first game, a tunnel-building simulator from 2001, didn't exactly set the world on fire upon it's release. After one disappointing sequel in 2002, the 'series' promptly died a quiet death and the world collectively shrugged at the loss. Seven inexplicable years later, Volition, Inc. decided they were sitting on a potential goldmine and shoved out three games, a comic, and a SyFy original movie based on the concept in the span of two years. In a...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Red Faction: Armageddon Review 0

Red Faction: Armageddon picks the story up where the last game, Red Faction: Guerrilla and the made for TV movie Red Faction: Origins left off. You'll be playing the part of an outsider that can help stop an enemy that is awaking the monsters that sleep inside the ground of Mars. Will you be able to do enough to stop Mars' destruction, only time will tell.Graphically this game is on par with its predecessor. The big change is the landscape, yes it is still on Mars, but gone is the open-world-nes...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Better Red than dead 0

I loved the original Red Faction on the PS2. Geomod was mind blowing at time. You could spend hours just tunneling through the map. Modern day Red Faction is a bit different. It still uses Geomod technology but the days of tunneling through a map are long gone. Now you use the physics based destruction to take down buildings and bridges.Im going to keep this one short and sweet. The game is fun. Blowing up things with semi realistic physics is what makes this game shine. The issue is there doesn...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Armageddon turns out better than expected. 0

I have to admit, I don't have a single gripe with this game. I was initially turned off by the lukewarm critical response, but seeing it in Best Buy for $15, I had to finally give it a try. That price caveat may have to be taken into consideration, since I didn't pay full price. Comparing it to Red Faction Guerrilla, this is more of a guided and linear experience compared to that former games' open world format. In all honesty I preferred this format over the open world one. Although, that may h...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Worth playing, but not blown away 0

Just doing my typical quick bullet point review:The enemies in the game suck out some of the fun as you're constantly trying to track them as they jump between various parts of the cave ceilings.The destruction of buildings felt right at place in the open worlds of Guerrilla as you took out entire installations, but definitely feels out of place in the really confined cave environments that make up most of this game.The weapons all feel great, and the auto aim feels just right for a console shoo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An Average Shooter with Wasted Potential 0

2009’s Red Faction: Guerrilla was an open-world action-adventure title, praised by critics and fans alike for its insanely fun destruction mechanics. Guerrilla was made exciting by the opportunities it gave the player to rip apart bridges, buildings, and other structures, and the empowering tools it provided to do so. It’s therefore a bit of a disappointment that 2011’s Red Faction: Armageddon includes many elements which could potentially make it a better game than Guerrilla, but for some reaso...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great if it was $30 0

        Lets get this out of the way now, it's not an open world sandbox like Guerrilla. The game gives you a piss poor reason why it's not at the start of the game. You play as Darius Mason, grandson of Alec Mason from Guerrilla. Darius and the Red faction are trying to stop Adam Hale (cult leader) from destroying Terraformer, with out this sand storms will pop up and will make it impossible to live on the surface. Darius and the Red faction fail and fast forward to years later where Darius get...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Red Faction Armageddon Review: Destruction is out the window 0

Armageddon clearly aims to make good on the shortcomings of the 2009 Red Faction Guerilla by focusing more on story events and a more focused single player campaign. However, while a good sequel will also preserve the positive aspects of its prequel, Armageddon completely fails to do this. The free roaming sandbox nature of Guerilla is lost here, replaced by a linear corridor crawl that strongly prevents exploration and deviation from the path the developers want you to take. The story is more c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A disappointing sequel 0

Red Faction: Armageddon is a game that doesn’t utilize the best qualities of its predecessor, Red Faction: Guerilla. In Red Faction you step into the shoes of Darius Mason, the newest addition to the mason family. Darius is a mercenary that is hired for a mining job that causes him to unknowingly release an outbreak of alien bugs on mars. Unfortunately for you your colony is underground and so are the bugs you unleashed. From the start of the outbreak you are playing underground, shooting ali...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Another Decent Title from Volition 0

I've been a fan of the Red Faction series from the get-go. I loved Red Faction I and Red Faction II...OK, it didn't crash a lot nor kill my PS2. Red Faction Guerilla was one of the sleeper hits of 2009. Red Faction Armageddon is a follow up to that earlier phenomenal title and, as long as you have the proper expectations from the get-go, will be a very fulfilling experience. First off, Armageddon is NOT Guerilla. Do not expect it to be Guerilla. As long as you get that thought in your head early...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Overall Solid, But Gets Boring 0

I have to say that I was a huge fan of the last Red Faction game. While it wasn't perfect in any sense, it was a solid open world romp that let you play with the well known Volition destruction tech.Unfortunately the newest game inthe series goes in a completely different direction. While the destruction is still there the play now finds themselves under mars, traversing caves in a fairly rout third person shooter. The weapons for the most part are uninteresting and being restricted to the under...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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