Red Faction II (Windows)

Mature
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Perspective
Gameplay
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63
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.9
User Score
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Description

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 The enemy Nano Base is infested with tough Processed enemies, and their firepower and large numbers more than make up for their mindlessness
Red Faction II Windows Red Faction forces help you battle the Urban Military in the city's high rent district, where statues and banners of Sopot are a popular motif
Red Faction II Windows The PC version of Red Faction 2 has no multiplayer (boo!), but to compensate they've included a pretty indepth botmatch mode.
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

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

IGN Apr 10, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Gamer 2003 72 out of 100 72
Game Chronicles Jun 14, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
GameStar (Germany) May, 2003 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Apr 22, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameZone May 05, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Action Jun 11, 2003 60 out of 100 60
PC Zone Benelux Jul, 2003 59 out of 100 59
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 25, 2006 11 out of 20 55
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 11, 2003 10 out of 20 50

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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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Kartanym (10743) added Red Faction II (Windows) on Apr 14, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69506), Kartanym (10743) and Sciere (358769)