Red Faction Guerilla
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Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take 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. Red Faction: Guerrilla re-defines the limits of destruction-based game-play with a huge open-world, fast-paced guerrilla-style combat, and true physics-based destruction.
- Open World Guerrilla Warfare:
You decide who, when, where and how to battle. Utilize guerrilla tactics, improvised weaponry, and modified vehicles to lead insurgent attacks on EDF targets. Launch attacks based on your own gameplay style, take on missions in any order you choose, or engage in destructive activities to weaken the EDF's grip on Mars.
- Strategic Destruction:
Use destruction to your tactical advantage, setting ambushes or chain reaction explosions to attack enemy strongholds and permanently modify the game environment.
- Leverage fully-dynamic physics-based destruction to improvise on the fly:
Blow holes in a wall or floor to set an ambush or escape, take out a staircase to stop your pursuers, or drive vehicles through blown out walls.
- Evolving & Emergent Gameplay:
Carve your path through an ever changing landscape as you improvise your combat tactics - mixing gameplay styles, vehicles, weapons and explosives to defeat the EDF.
- Epic Sci-Fi Setting:
Explore the huge, unforgiving Martian landscape, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos; then tear through the fully destructible open-world environments swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire.
- Multiplayer Combat:
There is no place to hide when you put your guerrilla warfare skills to the test in a variety of highly destructive multiplayer combat modes.
Really fun gameajoshi | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all ajoshi's reviews »
I'll be honest- I never finished this game. I played most of the campaign and then lost all my game data and some missions are very annoying so I didn't have it in me to replay the whole game.
However, if you like smashing things, get this game. You can smash things with a hammer, rockets, bombs, robots, explosive charges, tiny black hole bombs, and I'm sure a bunch of other weapons. The mining charges were my favorites though since you can really control the demolition of a building. Nothing better than breaking up most of a building, placing a few charges in the right spots, and then watching the entire structure collapse as you press that detonator.
You get 'scrap' for destroying buildings and vehicles so the game actively wants you to destroy things. Scrap is the currency used to buy/upgrade your weapons and getting more scrap is always fun.
I like to have a few games where I can just go in, wreak havoc and come out not having destroyed my save. A little mindless destruction can be so great after a long day at work. Right now I'm letting Saints Row 4 fill that gap, but this is a great game regardless.
The story wasn't all that great, but it wasn't bad either. Not like it mattered- I was happy to destroy whatever EDF structure the main quest wanted me to destroy, no questions asked.
Perfect destructionSinisterDragon | March 15, 2014 | See all SinisterDragon's reviews »
The destruction engine in this game is second to none. Literally everything can be destroyed and always in spectacular ways. It is so much fun to sneak in and carefully place explosives on an enemy building's supports and then detonate and watch the it all collapse very realistically in my opinion. Its just as much fun to jump inside a mech (think power loader from Aliens) and run through buildings, vehicles and enemies.
It also features multiplayer which can be good at times. Its the frantic madness that makes it fun rather than the tactical shooting. There is also a mode where you try to beat others scores by causing as much destruction as possible in a given time limit.
This is a very fun game that you could easy sink hours into just blowing things up and watching the pieces fly.
An interesting experience...damienjameswebb | Jan. 30, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
Red Faction Guerilla takes the IP to a whole new level of what a sandbox game is. The story line isn't the most interesting and the missions can be somewhat mundane, but when you can throw away hours of your time by blowing up convoys or finding new ways to destroy a building brick by brick you know that this isn't any ordinary game. The new engine they brought to the table was one to marvel over. Almost perfect physics and random particular deconstruction come together in a way that is almost poetic to watch while you blow the bridge supports and watch as a whole army falls hundreds of feet to their deaths in a fiery explosion at the bottom of a cavernous ravine. Your selection of weapons is OK at best however. Don't get me wrong, a few timed explosives and maybe a sledgehammer is really all you need... however you only get four weapon slots, and your ammo seems very limited at times. The "ammo crates" that are spread around the map are placed at least in places where you will be blowing stuff up, but there's not enough of them. Once it gets used that's it, you can't go back and use it again. There are vehicles as well in this game, and although the driving mechanics aren't the greatest, they are very useful. each vehicle has health on top of your own health, so if your about to die, you can just jump right into a new vehicle and BOOM full heath again.
All in all, the game is good. It's not great, mind you (it still needs a lot of work and a decent modding capability) but its passable. Regardless of how mundane the story and missions are. All i really wanted to do was grab a few pounds of C4 and see just how big of a mess i could make (and really thats all that should matter).
I can't stop detroying stuffjrod7405 | Jan. 15, 2014 | See all jrod7405's reviews »
Honestly, this title is so-so until you factor in the open world destruction factor. I think I spent an extra 15-20 hrs just purposely destroying as many things as possible, it's addictive. With a sledgehammer is best, although the bombs are fun too. Not as cool with a bazooka, much more fun with hand to hand hammer-time. Beyond that, the story is weak...the shooting controls a little wonky compared to say Far Cry 3. Some missions are unreasonably hard for what you are supposed to do and others surprisingly easy even though it should be harder. Last mission took me a awhile - not because it was super hard but because I didn't know how to approach it off the bat. Rule of thumb - go in guns a blazing and don't stop moving. That's the fastest way to finish the game. You may need to disable the DirectX 3D if you lots of annoying lens flares.
Quite entertainingGmen | Jan. 10, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
The first Red Faction game made a splash because of its destructible environments, which was something new in games at that time. Red Faction Guerrilla does away with the first person camera which was used in the first two games, and opts for a third person approach instead.
The gameplay is pretty much the same, and allows you to blow up almost everything in the game with detpacks, rocket launchers – or you could take a sledgehammer to it if you’re in the mood. Destructible environments and mind-blowing physics are the order of the day here.
Guerrilla is a lot more similar to Grand Theft Auto, but minus a lot of the silliness of GTA. But the sandbox style of play is much the same. You are able to hijack vehicles and use them to accomplish a variety of missions which you'll get from different characters strewn across the rather large game map.
I had mixed feelings getting into it, but it has proved itself to be one of the better entries in an otherwise lacklustre series of games.