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The Ultor Corporation of Mars is successful because of the mineral wealth of that planet. It employs a number of miners and scientists to mine the Noachite ores far underground. The miners are constantly pressured by the guards to work harder and faster, while at the same time being forced to share their meager resources. While the mines itself are dangerous, so too is the mysterious plague that has broken out among the ranks of miners, killing many. Into this low morale situation, propaganda against Ultor has begun appearing, signed only by "Eos". These pamphlets and posters urge the miners to rise up against their oppressors and take a stand, also recruiting members into their secretive "Red Faction". As a result of Eos' efforts, tensions are rising high between the Ultor corporation and it's workers, any little incident could ignite...

Red Faction is a first-person shooter. Players take the role of Parker, a miner working underground for the Ultor Corporation. Equipped in an environment suit, Parker is protected from various hazards and able to breathe deep in the mines and in airless locations. At times, Parker also needs to travel undercover in more a lesser protective disguise. Parker defends himself with a variety of weapons, most which feature a primary and secondary firing mode. The weapons are divided into: hand weapons such as riot shields and flamethrowers, light arms which include pistols and shotguns, heavy arms featuring rocket launchers and sub-machine guns and finally weapons that are thrown or placed such as grenades and explosives. The game features a variety of vehicles to drive in first-person; including jeeps, drillers, flying craft and submarines. In order to survive, Parker must link up and aid his fellow miners, receiving direction and objectives via com-link messages.

Red Faction features an game engine called Geo-Mod. It allows holes to be blasted into all manner of terrain including floors, walls and ceilings. While limited to certain surfaces, such as rock, ice and concrete, this nonetheless results in a more destructible environment where deviation from the level design is encouraged. Players are able to at multiple points, create their own paths, tunneling past obstacles and into new environments. Only heavy explosives; such as missiles, torpedoes, grenades and plastique will allow the terrain destruction of this sort.

Screenshots

Red Faction PlayStation 2 Sometimes you may wonder how Parker can even carry a big cannon like this along with all the other weapons.
Red Faction Windows Close range or far, one shot in the head will suffice. Other parts of body are protected by the suit so you'll need more shots to achieve the same.
Red Faction N-Gage Hendrix wants to help
Red Faction Windows Up close and personal with Capek and his nanotech shield

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Alternate Titles

  • "红色派系" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Red Faction :สงครามแดงเดือด" -- Thai spelling

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User Reviews

Is 'Red Faction' the revolutionary FPS the critics make it out to be? PlayStation 2 Carmelo Lia (38)
A soulless clone Windows Ian McLean (11)
Just misses my expectations Windows Sam Hardy (82)
Geo-Mod and great multiplayer make up for all the single player dullness! Windows Lumpi (206)
It's truly good to dig deep... PlayStation 2 Kain Ceverus (34)
Tastes good, but you'll be hungry again in 15 minutes. PlayStation 2 Goteki45 (354)
Minor problems, but an overall good package for PS2 shooter fans PlayStation 2 Kartanym (12784)
The fastest game on PS2. PlayStation 2 MAT (186872)
Total Recall + Dig Dug = Bargain Bin Windows Terrence Bosky (5463)
A day late and a dollar short. Extremely disappointed. Windows Trixter (9125)

Critic Reviews

Pelit Windows Oct, 2001 91 out of 100 91
IGN PlayStation 2 May 25, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Oct, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Dec 18, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 18, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Nov 27, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Denmark) PlayStation 2 Jun 22, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Oct, 2001 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

On March 29, 2003, Red Faction (PS2) was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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