Red Faction Armageddon
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Mars is drowning in chaos. A separatist faction of Marauders—intent on wiping out the Martian colonists—has destroyed the terra-formers and sparked a decade-long war that has rendered the planet’s surface uninhabitable. Forced to rebuild their society underground, the colonists cling to whatever hope for survival they can find.
Deep inside the planet, an ancient alien stronghold is uncovered… and Armageddon is unleashed. A vicious alien race—locked away for millennia—will stop at nothing to cleanse the planet of life. As demolition expert Darius Mason, the grandson of Alec Mason who defeated the Earth Defense Force years ago, the Red Faction looks to you as leader, defender, and salvation. Harness the destructive powers of the Nano-Forge to transform the world into your weapon and bring it crashing down upon your enemies. The fate of Mars lies with you.
Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed science-fiction franchise, building on the events of Red Faction: Guerrilla as well as the upcoming Syfy channel live-action movie, Red Faction: Origins. Your journey will take you from the frozen poles to the molten core of Mars as you wage war against the Red Faction’s greatest enemy yet.
- Hell on Mars:
Darius Mason can only watch as the surface of his planet is destroyed with the terra-formers. Seeking solace underground, an even greater threat emerges against humanity.
Combat alien invaders with concussive blasts, core-shattering tremblers, and bone-crunching rhino charges.
- Geo-Mod 2.0:
Tear down separatist outposts, rip apart alien monoliths, and reconstruct colonist defenses with the most advanced real-time destruction engine to date.
- Combat Vehicles:
Stomp through barricades with a six-legged mech and crunch enemies beneath your fusion-powered tank.
Somewhat generic third person action romp…but it’s fun!TheImpZA | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all TheImpZA's reviews »
You play as Darius Mason. You screw up. You fight aliens. If you’re looking for deep character interaction, look somewhere else. This is all space military with big, burly guys (and overly sexualised girls) shouting and running and shooting and exploding. The only time the main character displays any kind of emotion is near the end of the story, but even that is underplayed because KILL ALL THE ALIENS!
This game has one of the most impressive destructive engines that I’ve ever seen. Wow! If this is achievable with current gen, then I can’t wait for ‘next-gen’. Is there’s a wall between you and progress? Smash it down with your warhammer. You can’t stop progress, move on soldier! Is a cowardly enemy is hiding in a building? Get your plasma cannon and blow it up (and watch to fall to the ground in thousands of lovely pieces). The destruction engine is so well done. But wait, there’s more! You can rebuild the things you destroy as well, and blow it up again. It’s just so much fun.
The gunplay is also very satisfying. There’s a good variety; you have the bog-standard guns for the people that get afraid when they don’t have an assault rifle or shotgun or something, but where it really shines is its take on some unique weapons. There’s the dual-wielded Banshee Pistols, the Plasma Beam (which melts enemies and the environment), the Warmaul (you whack people…in the face), the Plasma Cannon (shoots flaming balls of plasma), the Nano Rifle (the nanites eat whatever you shoot it at), the Rail Driver, the Singularity Cannon (it makes black holes) and finally, the Magnet Gun. There are also upgrades and you have four powers at your disposal; a “force push”, a shield barrier thing, a super-buff mode and a power that suspends all the enemies near you in the air for easy pickings.
So cool that it gets its own paragraph, the Magnet Gun is the best thing about RF: Armageddon. It’s basically a mixture between the Portal and Gravity guns. The power of magnetism comes into full destructive fruition with this gun. 1. Shoot magnet 1 at the wall of a building. 2. Shoot magnet 2 onto an alien. 3. Watch them collide and splat thanks to the hilarious physics engine 4. Profit? The possibilities are endless. This is the gun that the game was made for. Without the fully destructible environments, it wouldn't work half as well as it does. Good job Volition.
Why is there no FoV slider? If you get sick/nauseous easily when playing games with a low FoV, then you will not enjoy this from the start. Ah, but there is good news you see. Head on over to PCGamingWiki for a quick fix that makes everything better. The odd thing about this is that it’s an excellent PC port. There’s full DX11 options and all those other wonderful things that make the game look really pretty, so why couldn't you take 10 minutes to include a bloody FoV slider? If you can manually set it in the config file, it really wouldn't have been hard to make it an option in the settings menu.
They definitely could've worked on making feel less like Red Gears of Faction War 25. Not overly generic, but it needed a little bit more “something”. The destructive engine and semi-unique guns are fun to play with, but towards the end I was just waiting for it to end. It was getting repetitive and there’s was a distinct lack of new guns and enemies towards the final boss fight. Also the plot is a little bit thin…and has a couple of holes. Overall though, it’s good action-y fun. It’s simple, but it’s good at what it does. There’s also a few co-op modes and some challengers, but I never played those. I recommend you pick this us if you’re into this genre. Chances are you already have it from one of the numerous bundles that it’s been a part of.
Destruction!CyberspyXD | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all CyberspyXD's reviews »
The real reason almost everyone loves Red Faction is its destruction. This series might be the only one that lets you collapse a building on top of peoples heads and have full control over where you want to go. Front entrance just not doing it for you? Break through a wall and go in from the side its limitless what you can do here.
Armageddon is sure to please fans of the originals (Not guerrilla though) and it brings tools and weapons that are sure to please fans like the magnet gun and Mr. Toots!.
Overall it plays the same as guerrilla so if you were a fan of that just come in expecting a non open world experience that's a bit more linear then guerrilla and you will enjoy.
Kill everything destroy allGojko | Oct. 7, 2013 | See all Gojko's reviews »
Red Faction: Armageddon takes place fifty years after the events of the previous part. Surface of Mars is destroyed and residents were forced to return to the underworld, Increased population forced the drilling new tunnels that eventually reached the point where there were dormant entity. Player will have to face a dangerous stranger who attacked the inhabitants of Mars.
It's average shooter with slightly bad map design. What actually makes the game interesting as weapons and means of destruction.
Graphic is average fro today standards, and sound is pretty good.
If you try this game you will not regret.
Interesting action game.Bigshrimp | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all Bigshrimp's reviews »
Red Faction Armageddon is simply a fun game overall. The engine they use for this allows for some awesome destruction. You can destroy almost anything in the game.
The graphics are well done and the carnage that ensues is great to the core. The story is a tad cliche but it doesn't ruin the game. The weapons are mostly interesting as well. I enjoyed the game's single player and the DLC is kind of short but sweet.
Give it a shot, you will most likely enjoy it. 1 and a half thumbs up.
Amazing destruction!Lekes | Jan. 24, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »
Red Faction: Armageddon does exactly what it says on the box. It's fun! Just like its predecessor, Red Faction: Guerrilla, we're given a very destructible world. Even if this one is totally linear compared to the last installment, it's still every bit as fun. The real reason this game hits the spot for me is because the physics and world construction and reconstruction works so well. The magnet gun is gimmicky, gets a bit old later on in the game, but it's certainly useful for mayhem and destruction. Decent story, fun weapons, good animations and graphics, incredible physics, it's certainly above the average. Red Faction: Armageddon gets a 8.5/10 for me, it's nothing spectacular, but it wasn't claiming that it was in the first place. If it weren't for the physics and amazing destruction, this would be just another run of the mill 3rd person shooter.