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Red Faction: Armageddon

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
67
3.3
Windows
75
2.7
Xbox 360
71
3.6
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Description

Red Faction: Armageddon is set 50 years after the happenings of Red Faction: Guerrilla and is also set on Mars. The player takes the role of Darius Mason, a well-meaning guy who only wants the best for his people. Unfortunately it is not only his fault that a terrorist could destroy the machine which brings a human-friendly atmosphere to the planet, meaning the humans had to retract in the underground, he also mistakenly unleashes an hostile alien race. Because the surviving humans are not too pleased with his achievements, it is now time to go out into the tunnels and set things right!

A big change to its predecessor is the lack of an open world; Armageddon is a linear third-person shooter. The majority of the game is just that: walking through the levels and killing alien masses or human cultists with a mix between conventional and science fiction weapons. Sometimes there are boss battles and vehicle sequences, e.g. inside a mech. In the levels there are valuable pieces of scrap to find which can be traded against character or weapon upgrades. What carries over from the predecessors is the destructible terrain which also can be used towards enemy disposal. Of course this means that Darius could destroy his way to the exit - but fortunately he has a handy device which allows him to repair his environment.

Besides the campaign there are two additional playing modes. The point of the destruction mode is to gain as many points as possible in a limited time frame. Points are earned by destroying the environment. Designed for cooperative play for up to four players is the second mode which basically consists of fighting enemy waves.

Screenshots

Red Faction: Armageddon PlayStation 3 These fanatics seem fanatically determined to fight to the last man.
Red Faction: Armageddon PlayStation 3 Main title.
Red Faction: Armageddon PlayStation 3 Weapons inventory... you can carry only four weapons at once.
Red Faction: Armageddon PlayStation 3 When you lost your way, press select button and guiding arrows will light your designated path.

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The Press Says

GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 03, 2011 83 out of 100 83
FiringSquad Windows Jun 25, 2011 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 15, 2011 14 out of 20 70
Gameplanet Windows Jun 24, 2011 7 out of 10 70
JeuxActu Xbox 360 Jun 14, 2011 14 out of 20 70
IGN PlayStation 3 Jun 01, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gameblog.fr Windows Jun 24, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
4Players.de Windows Jun 03, 2011 56 out of 100 56
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Jun 03, 2011 56 out of 100 56
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Jun 04, 2011 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Film tie-in

Bridging the events in Red Faction: Guerrilla and Red Faction: Armageddon, to coincide with the release of the latter a direct-to-DVD film was released in June 2011, Red Faction: Origins.
Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (114943)