Reviews for Red Faction II
the beginning of something great.damienjameswebb | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
now, this wasn't the first of the red faction games, but it was my favorite. there was a lot of basic fps ideas that were then expended on and evolved into what we know red faction to be today.
the enemies felt very real and intelligent thanks to the brilliant AI used this time around. this made that game feel actually difficult compared to the first game which felt a little too run and gun and never die.
the graphics as well are much improved and they feel a lot more realistic (for the era) and much more enjoyable to look at. the story isn't the greatest, but it sets up a lot of things for the more modern games later on that have made me love this IP.
Solid shooter with many strengthsmahon | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »
The Red Faction franchise covers four titles: Red Faction, Red Faction 2, Red Faction Guerilla, and Red faction Armageddon. They're all about combat on the red planet - Mars. While the first Red Faction was good for its time, Red Faction 2 brought some changes and improvements, making it a must-play for every science-fiction shooter fan. Now with improved graphics the game will be more accessible for a modern player than the first part. And it's worth playing for its new storyline, broad selection of weapons and usable items, or combat vehicles. The game deserves a praise for good AI of computer controlled enemies, and alternate endings depending on your choices in the game. And the game itself is rich in possible approaches - you can be more of an explosives expert, blowing everything up or a stealthy commando, avoiding direct confrontations whenever possible. Some of these aspects were improved in the next games of the franchise, but Red Faction 2 is still a very solid shooter.