Red Faction II

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
81
...
PlayStation 2
79
3.3
PlayStation 3
...
2.6
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Description

Long since the revolt from the mining of Mars, a new group has taken over Red Faction, and their sights are set on the dictator, Chancellor Sopot. Sopot originally created the Red Faction soldiers using a form of nano technology but, fearing they would fight back, ordered them to be destroyed.

As the leader of the group, your task is to take back freedom that was lost, and save your skin as well as that of those who work with you.

As was originally designed in the first Red Faction, Geo-Mod builds the world around you as a means to destroy it. Using rockets, mines and the many other weapons available, you can take down walls, blast through doors (therefore deleting the need for a security key) and bring down enemies by destroying the floor that they stand on. Vehicles can also be used to help in your tasks.

Multiplayer modes are also included for up to 4 players, as well as a collection of bots. As a note, the PC version does not have multiplayer.

Screenshots

Red Faction II Windows Chancellor Sopot (or his personal gunship at least) is the first and easiest boss you face... but don't get cocky and stop to admire the cool weather effects.
Red Faction II Windows Alias and Tangier pursue the enemy leader through the rapidly collapsing superstructure of Sopot's Statue
Red Faction II Windows Molov, your nano-augmented squad leader (voice of Lance Henriksen), helps you battle the security guards in the P.I.B. Lobby. Note the giant oversized bust of Sopot
Red Faction II PlayStation 2 Using dual handgun against Sopot's elite guards.

Alternate Titles

  • "红色派系2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "RF2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

It must have taken great effort to make this game more disappointing than the first. Windows kbmb (399)
Old-school First Person Shooter Xbox Rupert Breheny (117)

Critic Reviews

IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 02, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Dec 11, 2002 86 out of 100 86
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Oct 27, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Dec 12, 2002 81 out of 100 81
4Players.de Xbox Jun 08, 2003 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Xbox Apr 08, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
Rebell.at Games Windows Jun 18, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PC Action Windows Jun 11, 2003 60 out of 100 60
ActionTrip Windows Apr 14, 2003 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

German version

There are a number of changes in the German version:
  • All blood and gore effects were removed
  • Corpses disappear a few seconds faster
  • All weapons which allow to set enemies on fire were replaced with other weapons
  • A few cheats relating to blood and gore effects were removed
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Signs

In the sewer levels there are signs that read...

DANGER
Why are you people so stupid? We have to put signs all over the place because if we don't you would walk off a cliff into a lava pit or something. What is up with that? Come to think of it, you won't read this sign anyway. So what's the point.
In the Citadel lever there are funny little subtitles beneath the signs on all the military buildings. I won't spoil the surprise so you will have to look for yourselves. Easy to find though.

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