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RTX: Red Rock (PlayStation 2)

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Description

In this game the player controls Major Eugene Wheeler, a radical tactics expert sent to the Mars base to investigate the loss of communications. Once there, he discovers that the base has been taken over by alien invaders who plan to use it to launch an attack on Earth. Wheeler must use all his wits and skills to prevent this from happening.

RTX: Red Rock is a third-person action-adventure game which splits itself between combat with a multitude of weapons and some puzzle-solving. The protagonist is also equipped with a robotic arm with multiple attachments and a 'bionic' eye which gives him four different vision modes. The game is comprised of ten levels, some of which involve driving vehicles and controlling robots.

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RTX: Red Rock PlayStation 2 You'll also get a chance to play some other characters you'll come across in the story.
RTX: Red Rock PlayStation 2 Gliding down the ladder, much cooler than just climbing down.
RTX: Red Rock PlayStation 2 Whenever lost consult maps, assuming IRIS has provided you some.
RTX: Red Rock PlayStation 2 You'll run into many survivors on your journey, that you can save with your cube-storage thingy.

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Revives the true LucasArts adventurous spirit. MAT (72486) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Worth Playing Jun 22, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles Jul 11, 2003 7.3 out of 10 73
GameZone Jun 23, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 13, 2003 13 out of 20 65
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 01, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Digital Entertainment News (den) Oct 01, 2003 5.3 out of 10 53
GameSpot Jun 18, 2003 4.9 out of 10 49
GameSpy Jul 05, 2003 45 out of 100 45
Super Play Jul, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Game industry News (GiN) 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

At some point while on the Red Rock Town mars colony, you'll use IRIS to control a small robot. With it, you'll be able to enter a small hole just near the spot you found it. Inside you'll notice three posters which are front covers from three different games made by LucasArts. Furthermore, you'll have to pass a room where only that robot can enter, and that room will seem like a huge game store. All over the shelves will be game boxes and all over the walls game posters. You can clearly recognize Outlaws, Grim Fandango, The Curse of Monkey Island, and Escape from Monkey Island games there.
mwnoname (165) added RTX: Red Rock (PlayStation 2) on Jun 26, 2003