Red Faction II (Windows)

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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.


Red Faction II Windows Beating levels and completing bonus objectives unlocks bonus items, including character models, movies, and concept art. Here's a 3D model of your squad's sniper specialist, Quill
Red Faction II Windows The nano-augmented Nano Elite combine the incredible durability of Processed soldiers with the intelligence of human opponents, but for the moment your Battle Armor gives you a distinct advantage
Red Faction II Windows Cinematic: Run! Run as fast as you can.
Red Faction II Windows Sopot's army is no match for Alias and Shrike, especially when they're behind the wheels and the massive cannon of a 10-ton tank

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. kbmb (399) unrated

Critic Reviews Apr 11, 2003 82 out of 100 82
PC Gamer 2003 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot Apr 22, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2003 67 out of 100 67
UOL Jogos Dec 29, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Games Jun 18, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PC Zone Benelux Jul, 2003 59 out of 100 59
ActionTrip Apr 14, 2003 55 out of 100 55 Apr 25, 2006 11 out of 20 55
PC Games (Germany) May 15, 2003 51 out of 100 51


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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 (German).


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

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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Kartanym (10755) added Red Faction II (Windows) on Apr 14, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69570), Kartanym (10755) and Sciere (320374)