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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 Alias fights some zombie-like Processed Civilians inside a cathedral cemetary. The Processed are inferior nano-augmentations, and although incredibly tough they're also incredibly stupid
Red Faction II Windows The extremely annoying Spider Bombs like to swarm you in large groups and blow up in your face, and a single blast can knock off more than half your health. Did I mention they respawn infinitely?
Red Faction II Windows The first mission is a prequel to the game, as Sopot Elite Guard Alias infiltrates a foreign military base to steal Capek's Nanocell, the object responsible for this entire mess
Red Faction II Windows Cinematic: Blowing up the bridge.

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

The Press Says

Gamesdog Aug 28, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing May 13, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Apr 10, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Chronicles Jun 14, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
4Players.de Jun 10, 2003 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot Apr 22, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) May, 2003 70 out of 100 70
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2003 67 out of 100 67
PC Action Jun 11, 2003 60 out of 100 60
UOL Jogos Dec 29, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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 (10778) added Red Faction II (Windows) on Apr 14, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69743), Kartanym (10778) and Sciere (253385)