Red Faction II (Windows)

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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 Not one to fight fair, the enemy leader attacks you inside an insanely powerful customized version of the Battle Armor
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
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
Red Faction II Windows Don't get distracted by the cool aurora effects inside the statue's arm, because the Nano Elite that stand in your way are incredibly deadly opponents

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

Gamesdog Aug 28, 2003 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 10, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
4Players.de Jun 10, 2003 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) May, 2003 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Apr 22, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2003 67 out of 100 67
PC Action Jun 11, 2003 60 out of 100 60
PC Zone Benelux Jul, 2003 59 out of 100 59
PC Games (Germany) May 15, 2003 51 out of 100 51
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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 (10751) added Red Faction II (Windows) on Apr 14, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69543), Kartanym (10751) and Sciere (344191)