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Red Faction: Armageddon (Windows)

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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.


Red Faction: Armageddon Windows Salvaging some salvage
Red Faction: Armageddon Windows Now you see a tower
Red Faction: Armageddon Windows Ammo pickups
Red Faction: Armageddon Windows Title screen

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The Press Says Jun 11, 2011 A 100
GamingExcellence Jun 04, 2011 9.5 out of 10 95
GameStar (Germany) Jun 03, 2011 83 out of 100 83
FiringSquad Jun 25, 2011 81 out of 100 81
Strategy Informer Jun, 2011 8 out of 10 80
CPU Gamer Oct 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Happens Jun 16, 2011 8 out of 10 80 Jun 29, 2011 78 out of 100 78 Jun 10, 2011 7.8 out of 10 78
JeuxActu Jun 14, 2011 14 out of 20 70


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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.
Patrick Bregger (112037) added Red Faction: Armageddon (Windows) on Sep 23, 2011
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