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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 Even enemy Battle Armor is no match for Repta's might. With the tag team of you inside a Battle Armor of your own and Repta on foot, nothing can stand in your way.
Red Faction II Windows This Hogan's Alley-type level consists entire of a sniper fight against many enemy snipers camped out in the far building
Red Faction II Windows Quite a few of the game's levels are vehicle based rail shooters. Here, Shrike pilots his gunship over a military blockade while you serve as the gunner
Red Faction II Windows The enemy Nano Base is infested with tough Processed enemies, and their firepower and large numbers more than make up for their mindlessness

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

Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2003 8.75 out of 10 88
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Dec 11, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GameZone Xbox Apr 14, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Dec 12, 2002 81 out of 100 81
X-Power Xbox Aug 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Dec 02, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gamer Windows 2003 72 out of 100 72
PC Action Windows Jun 11, 2003 60 out of 100 60
UOL Jogos Windows Dec 29, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Jun 11, 2003 11 out of 20 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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