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Red Faction II

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
63
2.9
PlayStation 2
79
3.4
PlayStation 3
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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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 5 3.9
PlayStation 2 10 3.4
PlayStation 3 Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 17 2.9
Xbox 6 3.1
Combined MobyScore 38 3.2


The Press Says

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92
PlayStation 2IGN
Some may find the single-player game in Red Faction II a little short, but after blazing through on your first try, there's probably still several secondary objectives left to complete, and three levels of difficulty to experience. As you progress, the game lets you jump back into the campaign at several different chapter stops, so you can mop up the extra objectives without having to play through the entire quest all over again. The better episodes are enough fun to bear revisiting, too -- I love the battle armor shootouts in the Nano Lab.
92
XboxPGNx Media
Even with the minor quirks, Red Faction II remains a great FPS games for everyone to enjoy. If you loved the first one, this one is much better.
92
GameCubePGNx Media
Red Faction II, for the most part, is similar to other FPS games. A minor change comes in the form of your teammates. They will stay beside you and help you out. In the missions where your teammates’ help is vital, the AI comes through and truly helps you out. That said, the game handles comfortably. The controls aren’t mind-boggling and are actually very easy to get the hang of. You have the standard shooting, running, and jumping here.
90
PlayStation 24Players.de
Als eine der wenigen Fortsetzungen im Spiele-Dschungel schafft es Red Faction 2, den Vorgänger zu übertreffen. Die Nonstop-Action kann nicht nur mit einer verfeinerten Steuerung aufwarten, sondern zieht dank besserer Einbindung der stark verbesserten GeoMod-Engine den Spieler noch mehr ins Geschehen als der Vorgänger. Kleinere Unstimmigkeiten mit der Story nimmt man dabei ebenso in Kauf wie das in manchen Punkten verbesserunsgwürdige Leveldesign und die relativ kurze Spieldauer. Die Langlebigkeit wird dadurch aufgefangen, dass man immer in Abschnitte abtauchen kann, um möglicherweise fehlende Sekundär-Missionen zu erledigen, ohne sich vorher durch das ganze Spiel kämpfen zu müssen. Technisch eine ganze Klasse besser als Teil 1 ist das Konzept der GeoMod-Engine zwar immer noch nicht ausgereizt, aber wer sich nur ein bisschen für eine fulminant inszenierte Zerstörungs- und Action-Orgie begeistern kann, wird sicherlich nicht enttäuscht sein.
90
PlayStation 2GameZone
Although not terribly original or revolutionary, Red Faction II is a terrific game with lots of action. With interesting levels, good graphics, and nice use of the Geo-Mod engine, Red Faction II is certainly one of the best titles of the year.
90
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
RFII isn't a landmark game or an astoundingly innovative one, but it sure is a lot of fun to play. If action-heavy combat plasters a silly grin across your face, you should definitely sign on for this revolution.
89
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Finally, the development team has also addressed one of the weaker areas of the original game: the multiplayer mode. Again, the PC served up a solid match that was addictive and captivating, but the PS2 suffered from some rather lackluster multiplayer. We're still reduced to a four-player split-screen mode for multiplayer, but the gaming is solid and fast-paced. My only complaint is that this would have made a great online title. Maybe next time…
89
GameCubeGaming Target
Red Faction II takes place just a few years after the end of the original Red Faction. If you played the original, you will feel right at home with the new one. Don't worry though, there is no prerequisite for playing the new game as the two stories are completely unrelated. You are a member of an elite squad of six super-soldiers, condemned to death by the same man that "created" you. In various missions, you will fight alongside the other members of your team, playing off of their individual strengths.
88
XboxNext Level Gaming
That aside, Red Faction II remains true to the form of it's predecessor. It's a very solid game, and definately right up there in the league of TimeSplitters 2, Hitman, and the like. Great job THQ.
88
GameCubeNext Level Gaming
That aside, Red Faction II remains true to the form of it's predecessor. It's a very solid game, and definately right up there in the league of TimeSplitters 2, Hitman, and the like. Great job THQ.
88
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
I’ve heard that Red Faction II was a sales disappointment on PlayStation 2, and I can’t for the life of me understand why. It’s definitely one of the best console first-person shooters on any system; packed to the hilt with blistering gunplay; a great selection of weapons; and Volition’s signature Geo-Mod engine, which allows you to blow up whole sections of the environment.
88
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
The first Red Faction was nothing short of mind-blowing. Heck, we put it on our cover lo these many months ago – it had to be good! It had all the important ingredients necessary for a first-person shooter blockbuster: plot, action, graphics, and a gimmick. The gimmick, of course, was and still is the Geo-Mod engine. Gamers have never been able to decimate an environment like they have in these two releases, and anyone who tells you it isn’t fun as hell is either lying to you, or wants money. The action and the graphics are still up to snuff with the first RF, but the plot is seriously lacking this time around.
87
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Red Faction II is a great game with surprisingly good controls that only get better when you plug in those USB peripherals. The single-player game ended a bit too soon for my liking, but then I realized I had failed to complete many of the secondary goals so a second and maybe a third trip was in order. The designers even allow you to return to sections of the game using the chapter menu. This is a great way to pick up on those missing objectives without starting a fresh game.
86
PlayStation 2Play.tm
All in all Red Faction 2 is an awesome game. It's almost a perfect rental game because if you're like me, you could most probably finish it in fifteen hours on hard mode. Which is perfect for a two-night rental. If your not so practiced however, and fancy an interesting take on the genre, just go and buy it anyway.. Vive La Revol.. Oh sod this lark.. I'm going home..
86
GameCubeGameZone
Red Faction II is a blast to play in multiplayer! There are a variety of different modes to play such as deathmatch, capture the flag, bagman, arena, and regime. Deathmatch is the standard, kill everyone and get the highest score mode. Capture the Flag is where players try to get into each other’s bases and steal their flag and bring it to their own. Bagman is similar to king of the hill; players must capture a bag and see how long they can hold onto it without getting fragged.
85
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
While most single player games, depending on the person, are not to high on replay value, the multiplayer section of Red Faction 2 will keep you going for days with plenty of maps, a great variety of weaponry, and even bot friends for you lonesome folk.
85
XboxGameZone
Who would have thought that staging a revolt could be so fun? Red Faction II is a first-person shooter with plenty of action and a great story, but the heart of this game is its multiplayer fun that’s fit for a group of friends or just yourself. While the single-player story mode is relatively short and most of the levels are rather hastily put together, half the joy is completely trashing your surrounding. Fans of first-person shooters should pick this one up.
85
XboxXBox-Zone
Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie wären Supersoldat, verdammt stolz darauf, Ihrem Diktator zu dienen und auf dem besten Wege, nanotechnisch verbessertes Volks-Idol des 22. Jahrhunderts zu werden. Plötzlich entscheidet sich der oberste Befehlshaber dafür, Sie und 2.000 ähnliche Schergen auszuschalten, aus Angst, seine eigenen Kreationen könnten sich gegen ihn richten. Nur ein Ausweg bleibt Ihnen: Nach Ihrer Flucht verbünden Sie sich mit den Rebellen der Red Faction, die zuvor Ihre ärgsten Feinde waren.
84
GameCubeN-Zone
Der Titel kommt in keiner Situation an die grafische Brillanz eines TimeSplitters 2 heran, was bei mir den Eindruck einer weiteren lieblosen Konvertierung entstehen lässt. Auch ist das Spiel für heutige Verhältnisse viel zu kurz geraten. Allerdings wird in dieser Zeit Action der besonderen Art geboten, was auch der coolen und vielfältigen Geo-Mod-Engine zu verdanken ist. Im Mehrspieler-Modus kann man sich, aufgrund des großen Umfangs, sehr lange köstlich amüsieren. Alles in allem bleibt Red Faction 2 ein Actiontitel, der mit seiner interessanten Technik auf jeden Fall mächtig Laune macht.
83
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
Overall, the pros vastly outweigh the cons. For this sequel, the developers decided to take the game in a new direction, gearing it more toward action and gunplay and less toward sneaking around and squeezing the most out of limited ammo supplies. If you want a fast-paced, violent, and up-close sort of first-person shooter, then Red Faction II definitely fits the bill. That goes double if you get into the game's split-screen modes.
83
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
Nevertheless, at the end of the day, Red Faction II holds its place among the hierarchy of FPS games without losing ground. Great action and great weapons carry this game far. It's not the best, but it is undoubtedly one of the better ones.
83
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Red Faction II is a great shooter overall, offering up a short but sweet single-player campaign and a solid multiplayer mode for the long run. It's a must for all those who liked the original, as they'll find in Red Faction II a similar yet much more intense experience. Meanwhile, those who might have missed out on the first Red Faction game might as well start with the sequel, which improves on most aspects of its predecessor.
83
XboxIGN
Red Faction II is fun, certainly, but the single-player is a bit too linear for my tastes and the game ends well before my bedtime. This really isn't a game to buy if you are only planning on playing it alone as you can easily finish the single-player mode in one weekend. However, if multiplayer is your thing, then RF II can be a lot of fun. But I would rather have had this bad boy come out a year late if it meant Xbox Live support or at least System Link. If neither of those matter to you, then this is about as top notch a multiplayer mode as you can found outside of Halo. But in the end, I found RF II a bit of a letdown because of the lack of Xbox enhancements.
83
GameCubeIGN
Red Faction II is fun, certainly, but the single-player is a bit too linear for my tastes and the game ends well before my bedtime. This really isn't a game to buy if you are only planning on playing it alone as you can easily finish the single-player mode in one weekend. However, if multiplayer is your thing, then RF II can be a lot of fun.
82
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Other than a slight increase in texture resolution, the only new additions to the Xbox version are exclusive multiplayer maps and character models. If you’ve never played this game before, the thrills it delivers are of the highest level, and the unique Geo-Mod technology creates a number of interesting gameplay strategies. Alas, the excitement this game generates comes and goes in a flash as the single-player experience is fairly short. The multiplayer offering is quite significant, but the game as a whole – while enjoyable – lags behind Halo and Medal of Honor.
82
WindowsComputerGames.ro
This game really has a great potential which unfortunately is not exploited to the max. For the sake of our happiness and for their sales I sincerely hope they'll reconsider and patch again the game. Until then you should better get it and play the single-player. It’s a must!
81
Xbox4Players.de
Für Spieler, die nach einem neuen Ego-Shooter dürsten, kommt Red Faction 2 gerade recht - auch wenn die grafische Umsetzung hinter den Erwartungen zurück bleibt. Angesichts der so hoch gepriesenen Fähigkeiten der Xbox ist es bedauerlich, dass die Entwickler scheinbar den Weg des geringsten Widerstandes gegangen sind und kaum Gedanken daran verschwendet haben, das grafische Potenzial auszuschöpfen. Spielerisch hingegen bietet Red Faction 2 gute Kost, die sich vor allem mit den sich bietenden Möglichkeiten der GeoMod-Engine von der Konkurrenz abhebt. Höchst bedauerlich ist allerdings auch, dass die Multiplayer-Modi ebenfalls unverändert von der PS2 auf die Xbox gebracht wurden, ohne beispielsweise eine Online-Möglichkeit über Xbox Live anzubieten. Unter dem Strich eine gute Umsetzung eines PS2-bewährten Shooters, bei dem allerdings viele Möglichkeiten verschenkt wurden.
81
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Mit Red Faction 2 bringt THQ einen guten Ego-Shooter heraus, der für Actionfreunde viel Spielspaß verspricht, sich zuweilen aber schon fast zu hektisch spielt. Außerdem wird die tolle Marsatmosphäre und der tolle Levelaufbau des Vorgängers nicht ganz erreicht. Daher kommt RF2 nicht ganz an die Qualität von TimeSplitters2 und MoH heran, die einfach langfristiger motivieren und technisch ebenfalls eine Stufe höher liegen. Dennoch wird euch Red Faction 2 actionreiche und spaßige Ego-Shoter-Spielstunden bescheren.
80
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
In truth, despite giving the gamer a huge arsenal, pleasant gameplay diversions and dressing it up in shiny new clobber, RFII doesn't take us anywhere we haven't been before, and plays by the FPS rulebook for the most part. We enjoyed RFII a lot, but have to concede that it's not the best example of its fiercely competitive genre. Fans of the original will love this, but the more casual observer might want to check it out before they take the plunge.
80
XboxAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Red Faction II for Xbox is a slight improvement over its PlayStation 2 cousin, but would’ve been truly outstanding with Xbox Live support. Nevertheless, a tight control scheme, some exceptional gameplay thanks to the Geo-Mod engine and a solid split-screen multiplayer component make Red Faction II a safe purchase for any action fan looking for more than a mindless shooter.
80
PlayStation 2Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While not as engrossing as the original from a storyline point of view, Red Faction 2 hones the combat design to make a slick, professional first-person shooter. Boasting neat mechanics for both the GeoMod system and the akimbo weapons, there’s a good chunk of novelty here, and the AI you’ll face is smart enough to give you a run for your money. A hard game by any standard, Red Faction 2 also rewards you with side missions that give you control of a battle suit or strap you into a gunner’s seat while someone else drives. These shifts in the gameplay keep it fresh most of the way through, and the excellent visuals keep you coming back for more.
80
XboxX-Power
In zijn totaliteit is Red Faction 2 een sfeervolle shooter geworden met een goede, maar korte, single-player en matige multiplayer. De aankoop is gerechtvaardigd als je alweer snakt naar een volgende game vol FPS actie. Koop je echter maar zelden een FPS dan is er ander, en beter, op de markt het overwegen waard...
80
PlayStation 2Power Unlimited
Red Faction II is een aangename adrenalinestoot vol spektakel. De game lost niet alle verwachtingen in maar weet als sequel zeker te overtuigen.
80
WindowsGamesdog
While this doesn't break any new ground in the same way as the original, it is still a well polished game that offers plenty. The storyline is good enough to draw you in slowly with enough action to fuel the diehard actionphiles. Those looking for a challenge had better set it on hard as easy was very much so and medium offered far too many heath packs for any serious challenge to be made.
80
XboxGamePro (US)
The Xbox build looks great and suffers from none of the frame rate dips of the PS2 version. The futuristic environments feature awesome textures and details; the character animations look great; and the lighting and explosion effects are impressive. Lance Henriksen's gravelly voice acting is disappointingly stale, but at least the rocking music matches the gameplay's intensity. The controls are solid, and thanks to the design and sensitivity of the Xbox controller, getting a bead on foes is a snap, despite the lack of the auto-aim feature used in the first game. FPS fans can't go wrong with this one.
80
GameCubeGamePro (US)
Still, Red Faction II is a gripping and action-packed experience that will appease if you’re jonesing for a straightforward FPS. Great levels are heightened by fully destructible environments, while piloting futuristic vehicles keeps the action from growing monotonous. Best of all is you’ve got a lot of very cool weapons to choose from including dual Uzis, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, and different types of grenades so you’ll never run out of ways to stomp, squash, and slay enemies. RFII is a very solid choice.
79
GameCube4Players.de
So nett Red Faction 2 hier und da auch aussieht und so viel Action es auch bietet - man merkt dem Spiel an, dass es eine Auftragsarbeit für die Entwickler von Cranky Pants war. Es wurde zwar penibel darauf geachtet, alles einzubauen, was die PS2-Version so erfolgreich gemacht hat, doch in der Ausführung fehlt dem Ego-Shooter das Herzblut. Angefangen von der unzureichenden und teilweise hakeligen Pad-Belegung bis hin zur Grafik, die zwar passabel, aber bei weitem nicht GameCube-würdig ist, bleiben überall Wünsche offen. Da die Auswahl an Shootern auf dem Würfel allerdings nicht all zu groß ist, liegen Spieler mit nervösem Zeigefinger jedoch bei Red Faction 2 definitiv nicht falsch. Zumal das Spiel zu einem leicht reduzierten Preis angeboten wird, der allerdings immer noch höher als bei der Xbox-Fassung liegt. Die Klasse eines TimeSplitters 2 oder gar eines Metroid Prime wird allerdings in keiner Form erreicht.
75
WindowsWorth Playing
Overall, Red Faction II was rather disappointing, riding too much on the success of the original, the game will make money, but at the same time it will disappoint. People will buy this game and be quite impressed until they find out how short is. The length of the game along with the dated graphics and lack of Geo-mod killed the potential that the game had. Even to a die hard Red Faction II fan, this was a half hearted effort by Volition. Hopefully Volition will try to redeem themselves, and create a strong sequel to this. Until then, the Red Faction series has come to an end on a low note.
74
WindowsIGN
It's very sad to see such failed potential. Given higher production values, tweaked and improved graphics and a freaking multiplayer mode, Red Faction II could have really been something to dig. Unfortunately, it simply has too little going for it to stack up against the endless waves of PC first-person shooters that trounce the title in so many other ways. So, it relies solely on its decent combat system and its geo-modding technology to achieve a well-rounded kind of decency that could have been so much more.
74
XboxGameSpot
Red Faction II's audio holds up better than the graphics in translation. Though the cries of enemy soldiers repeat a bit too often, and some of their lines are pointlessly profane, the sounds of all your various weapons and explosions are loud, clear, and effective. A high-tempo electronic music score pumps in the background beneath the near-constant roar of your firearms and helps maintain the game's high intensity level.
73
GameCubeGameSpot
Red Faction II is a good shooter overall, offering up a short but sweet single-player campaign and a solid multiplayer mode for the long run. It's not long on looks, but it's got no shortage of action.
72
WindowsPC Gamer
I cared more about weak game options and frills. Red Faction II was originally developed for the PS2 without multiplayer support, so the PC version has bot matches in place of online and LAN capabilities. The graphics and sound are a couple of years behind the times, which is annoying in spots even though RF II’s environments are mostly destructible and the tough-guy movie dialogue (“Resistance heavy. Outnumbered 15 to one. Situation under control.”) is hilariously dumb. But perhaps that’s to be expected in a cheapie console port selling for $30. As long as you keep your expectations in line with the mid-range price, you won’t be disappointed with Red Faction II.
71
Windows4Players.de
Auf der PS2 mag Red Faction 2 Standards gesetzt haben, auf dem PC muss es sich mit echten Genregrößen wie Unreal 2 oder dem vom Spielprinzip her passenden Serious Sam - The Second Encounter messen - und scheitert gnadenlos. Das liegt vor allem an der sehr konsoligen, abwechslungsarmen und wenig detaillierten Grafik. Das Fehlen eines Mehrspielermodus´ versetzt dem Spiel einen weiteren Tiefschlag, das auf Dauer stupide Ballern-pur-Spielprinzip schließlich den KO-Treffer. Natürlich sind 20 Euro ein sehr fairer Preis, trotzdem darf man selbst für so wenig Geld mehr als eine lieblose PS2-Konvertierung erwarten; vom Multiplayermodus ganz zu schweigen.
71
WindowsGame Chronicles
Red Faction II is a good game that could have been a great FPS title for the PC if just a little effort had gone into porting this over from the consoles. While we all sit around waiting for HALO, DOOM 3, Painkiller, and a slew of other FPS titles headed out way THQ is offering us a fine FPS title to keep us in practice
70
PlayStation 2Super Play
Volition har rättat till de flesta problemen från de tidigare versionerna. Ljussättningen är nu klart bättre balanserad och storyn är fullt förståelig. Red Faction II är ett högkvalitativt förstapersonsspel som inte trampar igenom isen någonstans, men som heller inte utmärker sig nämnvärt jämfört med Halo. Tveksamt är dock om det står att finna ett snyggare, snabbare och framförallt mer destruktivt förstapersonsspel till PlayStation2. Jag tvivlar starkt på det.
70
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Red Faction 2 erinnert mich stellenweise an die Moorhuhn-Spiele: Minutenlang wandert mein Fadenkreuz von einem Opfer zum nächsten, und ich ballere alles über den Haufen,was mir vor die Knarre läuft. Das macht zwar Laune, doch bei Serious Sam hat mir dieses Masse-statt-Klasse-Prinzip aufgrund der abgefahrenen Gegner und Waffen deutlich besser gefallen. Dafür mag ich die gelungenen Fahrzeug-Missionen, und auch bei den Adrenalin fördernden Kämpfen gegen herausfordernde Endgegner deutet Red Faction 2 sein Potenzial an. Insgesamt bietet es aber zu wenig für ein modernes Action-Spie
70
WindowsGameSpot
Red Faction II is a pretty good shooter overall, offering up a short but sweet single-player campaign and a decent botmatch mode for a little extra lasting value. The game's not long on looks or replay value (especially since it has no multiplayer play), but it's got no shortage of action.
67
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Red Faction II is een zwak vervolg op een zwak origineel. Links laten liggen en wachten op Half Life 2.
65
WindowsGameZone
Everything here in the PC version of RFII can be found in the PS2 version that came out almost a year ago. If you absolutely have to get this game and have a PS2, I would highly recommend getting it used for the console system. Why? Two reasons … first of all, it will cost you a lot less than buying it brand new on PC. The second reason is for the multiplayer aspect, since you can play with up to four people on it instead of just the AI. Overall, I would have really liked to give RFII a better score since I was a big fan of the original, and RF even saved my PS2 for me. Unfortunately, this sequel just didn’t live up to the hype nor the expectations that I had of it, and I’m sure that you RF fans would agree.
60
WindowsRebell.at Games
Trotzdem kriegt man mit Red Faction II um den empfohlenen Verkaufspreis von € 20,-- einiges Geboten und es lohnt sich definitiv für jeden Shooterfan den Zwanziger zu bezahlen. Das Wichtigste hat Volition nämlich auf jeder Plattform hingekriegt. Es macht Spaß RF2 zu spielen - zumindest bis man den Singleplayerpart durch hat. Aber dann kann man sich noch immer am Director's Cut versuchen.
60
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Red Faction II" é um peixe fora da água no PC, nessa altura do campeonato. Apesar de trazer alguns elementos interessantes, o game parece ainda mais arcaico do que realmente é. Fãs de jogos de tiro podem encontrar muita coisa melhor no mercado nacional.
60
WindowsPC Action
Mehr als 20 Euro für Red Faction 2 zu verlangen, wäre wirklich frech gewesen. Geübte haben den Shooter-Snack locker an einem Nachmittag durch. Danach verschwindet er für immer im Regal. Denn wo andere Titel dank eines Mehrspielerparts noch für Wochen Spielspaß im Netz garantieren, dürfen Sie bei Red Faction 2 lediglich offline zu einem Bot-Deathmatch antreten. Lassen Sie es besser sein. Warum ich Red Faction 2 bis zum Ende gezockt habe? Der Fahrzeugsequenzen und der vielen Endgegner wegen. Sie bewahren THQs Ego-Shooter vor einem Fiasko.
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WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Echt vrolijk konden we niet worden van Red Faction II. Er zit wat afwisseling in het spel, maar meestal is het toch gewoon rondlopen en schieten - zo nu en dan afgewisseld met afleiding in de vorm van een tochtje per hovercraft of tank. Helaas zijn de verschillende missies niet bijzonder spannend. Dat was in de voorganger beter uitgewerkt, waar de actie niet allen uit grof geweld bestond maar je regelmatig met wat meer subtiliteit te werk moest gaan. Het lijkt erop dat Volition met dit snelle vervolg heeft willen profiteren van het succes van z'n voorganger, maar misschien was het beter geweest als men er wat meer tijd voor had genomen.
55
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
C'est une suite bien pauvre qui nous est tombée dessus, rien de moins qu'un « FPS de plus sur PS2 », sans réelle originalité, limite ennuyeux parfois et qui saura tout juste distraire les amateurs qui ont envie de se défouler sur un titre pas prise de tête. Mais Red Faction 2 laisse froid et si on se marre bien au début, le fun décroît rapidement. Dommage. Moralité : vous cassez pas la tête à faire des shoots originaux, annoncez plutôt un gros truc, ne le faites pas et admirez la magie du marketing.
55
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Même bilan que sur PS2, Red Faction 2 déçoit sur GameCube par son manque d'originalité et d'innovations. Un titre limite ennuyeux et qui saura tout juste distraire les amateurs qui ont envie de se défouler sur un titre pas prise de tête. Mais Red Faction 2 laisse froid et si on se marre bien au début, le fun décroît rapidement. Dommage. Moralité : vous cassez pas la tête à faire des shoots originaux, annoncez plutôt un gros truc, ne le faites pas et admirez la magie du marketing.
55
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Sur Xbox, Red Faction 2 déçoit d'autant plus que le développeur n'a pas jugé bon d'intégrer une compatibilité Xbox Live, ce qui limitera les adeptes du multijoueur à des parties à 4 en écran splitté. Et inutile d'espérer trouver quoi que soit d'inédit dans cette nouvelle mouture. C'est d'autant plus dommage qu'au début du jeu, on s'amuse plutôt bien, mais à force de se la jouer gros bourrin, le titre finit par perdre tout intérêt. On enchaîne les niveaux sans trop faire attention à ce qui se passe, on est de moins en moins « dedans » et au final, on dégomme tout ce qui veut bien nous passer sous le canon.
55
WindowsActionTrip
Finally, to top it all off, this game doesn't have a bona fide multiplayer mode. The botmatch mode that's in there just adds salt to the open wound, as it's actually quite fun to play (again, reminds me a lot of the Quake 2 multiplayer action), and it shows you just how fun the multiplayer game could've been if the designers took the time to put it in the game. The lack of multiplayer, combined with the game's extremely short single-player brings the replay value of Red Faction 2 down to zero. Some die-hard Red Faction fans might ultimately enjoy the sequel, but if I were you, I'd give this one a miss. You don't want to feel like a cute cheerleader on her prom night, after the boy has shot his load in about 20 seconds and taken off, now do you?
55
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Après un fort sympathique Red Faction, sorti en septembre 2001, voici Red Faction 2, qui n'est ni vraiment la suite, ni vraiment le digne successeur du premier volet...
51
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Während der Vorgänger zumindest auf dem Papier mit Innovationen glänzen konnte, liefert Red Faction 2 nur aufgewärmte Action-Kost. Abermals treten Sie als Freiheitskämpfer gegen einen verbrecherischen Diktator an - bis sich nach dessen Ableben Ihre ehemaligen Kameraden als noch größere Despoten entpuppen. Egal, wer Ihr Erzfeind ist, in Red Faction 2 wird der Umsturz mit der Waffe in der Hand herbeigeführt.
50
PlayStation 2Games TM
In essence, Red Faction 2 is a glorified pyrotechnic display that, despite a few outstanding explosive moments, is another 'fun while it lasts' title that doesn't actually last very long at all.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Déjà pas fabuleux sur console, Red Faction 2 sur PC est loin de pouvoir tenir tête à la très grande concurrence en matière de FPS. Bourrin au possible il nous offre un gameplay primaire pour ne pas dire primitif, une mise en scène fadasse et une réalisation en manque de soins sans parler de l'absence de mode online. L'idée du Geo-Mod est gâchée et le soft ne conviendra qu'aux plus excités de la souris d'entre vous.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
The fact that the weapons and sounds are nice doesn’t overcome the toeing-the-line nature of RF2. It’s sad to see the developers of the great Freespace 2 slumming with such an uninspired game. At best, it’s a mildly entertaining, goofy sci-fi shooter, and at its worst, it’s groan-inducing mediocrity.
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WindowsWithingames
Mir persönlich macht es nicht viel aus, dass es keinen „echten“ Multiplayer-Modus gibt. Allerdings können die karge Grafik und die erbärmliche Gegner-KI einem manchmal den Spielspaß schon ziemlich vermiesen. Wer den ersten Teil noch nicht kennt, sollte unbedingt zuerst auf diesen zurückgreifen, da er meiner Meinung nach um Längen besser ist. Die einzigen wirklichen Verbesserung in Teil 2 sind die etwas längere Spielzeit (Teil 1 war ja auch schon nach ca. 25 Stunden durchgespielt) und die vermehrt vorkommenden Vehikel-Missionen.
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PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
Ensidigt skjutande varvas med simpla arkadsekvenser där man ska styra ett hårkors och skjuta samtidigt, inget som når nya höjder inom spelbarheten direkt. Red Faction hamnar djupt ner i träsket och i ärlighetens namn, ettan var överlägset mycket bättre på alla punkter. Köp det billigt till Playstation2 eller PC, då har ni det bättre spelet.