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 (12782)
The fastest game on PS2. PlayStation 2 MAT (188067)
Total Recall + Dig Dug = Bargain Bin Windows Terrence Bosky (5463)
A day late and a dollar short. Extremely disappointed. Windows Trixter (9125)

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Macintosh 5 4.4
N-Gage 7 3.3
PlayStation 2 39 3.5
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Windows 80 3.4
Combined User Score 131 3.5

Critic Reviews

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PlayStation 2GamersMark (May 30, 2001)
When I first saw news of this game. Being the typical hard-core console gamer. I was amazed, as months went by I followed the progress of Red Faction, and when the day came, I was broke, no money whatsoever. Luckily for me, my birthday was just around the corner. It was on that very day some very nice co-workers surprised me with a copy of Red Faction, This game has forever changed the way I look at First Person Shooters, no longer do I see them as the typical murder simulator (cough&likely change the way you look at them to. I highly recommend this A+ title. So what are you waiting for? Join the Revolution!
PlayStation 2GamePro (US) (May 24, 2001)
THQ?s Red Faction gives action gamers one of the most thrilling rides yet on the PS2. With its innovative Geo-Mod technology that allows players to blast away the environments as well as enemies, and an awesome (and lengthy) storyline, this game packs in plenty of thrills. Including visual stylings from recent sci-fi classics like Aliens, The Abyss, and Total Recall, and varied gameplay featuring multiple vehicles to pilot, timed tasks, and some tricky stealth maneuvers.
PlayStation 2games xtreme (Jul 25, 2001)
Overall, yeah, Red Faction is a great game, it sets a new standard for the FPS and should delight those people who just want to blow the living daylights out of the walls/floors/ceilings and stuff like that, with innovative puzzles that require you to utilise the Geo-Mod it gives another level of depth to what could have been a very boring game without it. I personally would love to see more games take advantage of the ability to deform and totally ravage the scenery as well as various bad-guys. I live for the day when we can set a charge, sit back and watch the biggest damn explosion tear through the level leaving nothing in our wake save the charred husks of burnt out buildings. Get it, you won’t be disappointed.
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Jun, 2001)
Red Faction is the PS2 GoldenEye. Not in the sense that the game is modeled exactly the same, but rather, it’s THE FPS gamers will fall head over heels in love with. Whether it be the single-player game or the multiplayer modes, Red Faction delivers the goods. The story is interwoven seamlessly with the action, and the highly touted Geo-Mod engine delivers the highest level of destruction possible. Whether it be a thin windowpane or a mile-long rock wall, if you have the tools, you can blow through it. I was also thoroughly impressed with the AI. The computer opponents flee, seek cover, and even try to trick you by saying, “I’m unharmed!” With the power Red Faction delivers, the game does suffer from extensive loading. Other than this subtle annoyance, however, Red Faction lives up to the hype as an innovative, compelling, and completely immersive FPS.
PlayStation (Jul 11, 2001)
Red Faction on poikkeuksellisen monipuolinen toimintapeli, joka rikkoo rajoja monessakin suhteessa. Vaikka se on yksinkertaistettuna suhteellisen tavanomainen first-person shooter, on siinä ominaisuuksia, jotka tekevät pelistä genrensä ylivoimaisen voittaja konsolipuolella. Toiminnan tempo on alusta saakka kiivasta, mutta myös sopivan suoraviivaista. Pelissä ei keskitytä pelkästään vartijoiden tappamiseen tai lipunryöstöön, vaan suoritettavat tehtävät vaativat yleensä hiiviskelyä ja oveluutta. Epäloogisuuksiin ja mahdottomuuksiin ei pitkästä matkasta huolimatta törmää, ja mielenkiintoa pidetään yllä monipuolisuudella sekä vaihtelulla.
WindowsPelit (Oct, 2001)
Red Factionilla Volition viimeistään osoittaa, etteivät Freespacet olleet pelkkää sattumaa ja vahvistaa asemaansa yhtenä tämän hetken etevimmistä pelistudioista.Niin toteutukseltaan virheettömiä kuin olivat, Freespacejen vahvuus piili Volitionin niihin luomassa kiehtovassa maailmassa ja tarinassa. Samaa vahvuutta on hyödynnetty myös Red Factionissa, jonka Mars vetää vertoja Half-Lifen legendaariselle Black Mesa -laitokselle.
PlayStation 2IGN (May 25, 2001)
I have been excited about this game since day one, and I'm so glad it's turned out well. When I first touched the controller and blew up giant walls, vehicles and whatnot, it just flipped a switch in me. Red Faction is very solid piece of code that, despite some control issues, is extremely fun. The tension of this game builds and builds as it becomes harder and harder, and each time you feel that it's about to end, another set of tasks throw you into more turmoil. The end part of the game is definitely hard (I played on the medium level of difficulty), but in the vein of old-school style of games, you truly earn the ending.
PlayStation 2Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Jul 20, 2001)
In the final accounting, this is the most fully realized first person shooter to ever appear on a Sony system, and it easily rivals technical marvels like Perfect Dark for playability and depth. While one might expect new technology like the terrain-deforming GeoMod system to dominate this game, usually killing any real playability until the engine is licensed to other developers, this isn’t the case here. Instead, we’re given a fully realized, top-drawer first person shooter that just happens to include a whole new approach to damage modeling. Complete with a compelling plot, great voice acting and a beautiful package of visuals, the only drawbacks to Red Faction are the functional, but not extraordinary, multiplayer mode and the extreme difficulty of some segments. Given the number of things that could have gone horribly wrong, this is a stunning achievement that belongs on the shelf of just about any PS2 owner.
PlayStation (UK) (Jul 13, 2001)
Ironically though, the biggest problem Red Faction faces is its big brother, the PC version of the game. When it eventually hits the streets (some time in September according to THQ), it will boast everything we have seen here coupled with a PC control system. This defeats one of the key purposes of a killer app; to sell whatever system the game is delivered on. If Red Faction for the PC can do everything here with a proper control system and online multiplayer, who's going to care about the PS2 version? Potential buyers only need to ask themselves one question, can they put up with a Dual Shock driven control system? If the answer to that is yes, then Red Faction is an absolute must-have. Otherwise, you might want to wait for the PC version in September. Either way, Volition's shooter is arguably the best first person shooter to grace console screens ever.
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Jun, 2001)
If you have any interest at all in upcoming titles for PlayStation 2, it's a sure bet you've encountered a healthy share of hype regarding Red Faction. Its Geo-Mod engine promised to give players the heretofore unavailable ability to absolutely obliterate objects in the environment – be it windows, walls, or whatever. Both anticipation and expectation for the game have been unbelievably high. So let's get the big question out of the way first. Does Red Faction live up to the hype? Yes.
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme (Jun 05, 2001)
In the end Red Faction is among the many Playstation 2 titles that deserves a look. It's got a great 'A-movie' story, with excellent voice acting and interesting dialogue, an amazingly innovative GEO-MOD feature that lets the gamer destroy any part of the environment, and on top of that a single-player mode that lasts damn near 20 hours! I highly suggest purchasing Red Faction for the good of your soul, you'll be extremely glad you did, because this game turned out to be one of the best FPS titles available. Even though Volition started off the PS2 journey rough (*ahem* Summoner *ahem*), they delivered one fine piece of software that no PS2 owner should be without.
PlayStation 2Gameplanet (Jul 17, 2001)
Overall Red Faction is a really solid game with smooth control, an engrossing story, incredible atmosphere and action that moves along at a good pace. It has a very strong single-player mode and is a really fun multiplayer game. The minor flaws here and there do little to drag it from the top of the heap of story-driven console first-person shooters and it is a shining example of how to combine a whole pile of essential ingredients to make a really outstanding and enjoyable finished product. Time to go out and sample it for yourself!
PlayStation 2GameZone (Jun 14, 2001)
A revolutionary engine combined with a concept which has been tried successfully by other publishers sets the stage for a great game.
WindowsGameSpy (Sep 30, 2001)
Thankfully, there's not much else to complain about in Red Faction. The control, weapons, and action are great. The graphics and sound are top notch, and deathmatching reaches an all new high thanks to the Geo-Mod technology (and the rail gun). If you've been waiting for the next shooter to grab you like Half-Life managed to a couple years ago, wait no longer. Red Faction proves that even if life on Mars is bad, but for PC gamers, it's damn good down here!
WindowsPC Zone Benelux (Oct, 2001)
Bekijk je de game in zijn totaliteit dan kun je eigenlijk alleen maar zeggen dat Red Faction de speler een game experience voorschotelt die, nadat je de power knop van je PC hebt uitgeschakeld, nog lang door je hoofd blijft spoken.
WindowsIGN (Sep 18, 2001)
So we're left with a remarkably fun game whose technical, story, and to some extent weapon and vehicle potential aren't implemented to the fullest. All of these things, while impressive as they are, weren't designed to be taken as a game in and of themselves, but are instead compliments to the total experience. It's therefore not a physics simulation where the entire objective is to blow walls up, nor is it a story-driven quest, nor a vehicular game. It's an intense as all hell action game with a whole lot of extras. Even as a standard first person shooter, without the vehicles, Geo-Mods and such, the game would still be good because of one simple and factor, paramount above all others...Gameplay. It's all about the gameplay, and when you crank this baby to hard, or God forbid, im-freaking-possible, you'll find the gameplay to keep you going for hours piled upon days, piled upon weeks.
PlayStation 2Power Unlimited (Jul, 2001)
Red Faction is een shooter zoals we die nog niet hebben gezien op de PS2. Een sterk verhaal, heerlijke wapens en eindelijk een spelwereld die kapot kan!
PlayStation 2GameSpot (May 22, 2001)
Welcome to Mars, where violence has erupted at a corporate mining colony outside the jurisdiction of the Earth government. This lawless environment is the setting of Volition's Red Faction, a first-person shooter from a company known most recently for Summoner, an innovative 3D role-playing game for the PlayStation 2 and PC. In Red Faction, Volition attempts to combine the best elements from notable first-person shooters such as Valve's Half-Life, Rare's Perfect Dark and GoldenEye 007, and Raven's Soldier of Fortune into one game. It's heavy on story, has a wide variety of tasks for you to accomplish, and involves combat that's visceral and strategic at the same time. Although Red Faction rarely outstrips the games it draws inspiration from, the fact that there are times when it shows them up at all is pretty impressive.
PlayStation 2PGNx Media (Sep 30, 2002)
Overall, this game is wonderfully constructed from beginning to end, and in spite of some long load times, a game that isn't terribly long, and some anemic multiplayer options, you are getting one very nice game and one that should have an even better sequel. With such potential, there is little doubt in my mind.
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer (Oct, 2001)
Den fråga som alla kommer att vilja ha svar på är naturligtvis: Är det bättre än Half-Life? Nej, det är det inte. Det är lite nyhetens behag att kunna skjuta sönder väggarna och deformera allt du ser omkring dig, men efter ett tag tänker man knappt på det. Det finns väldigt få passager som man verkligen måste spränga sig igenom väggen för att kunna komma vidare. Och utöver detta så är det inte så mycket som vi inte sett förut. Missförstå mig rätt, Red Faction är kanonbra och jag rekommenderar er alla att köpa det, men det är inget nytt Half-Life. Half-Life var så revolutionerande när det kom att det lär dröja innan en shooter får samma mottagande. Kanske krävs det ett Unreal 2 eller Doom 3 innan vi ser samma reaktion? Slutbetyget blir i alla fall väl godkänt och man kan inte låta bli att längta lite efter moddarna som förhoppningsvis dyker upp snart.
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365 (Apr 19, 2003)
Red Faction's multi-player is solid. It only supports two players, but with the large number of weapons and the addition of relatively intelligent bots, this is one of the better PS2 multi-player shooters, aside from XII. Being early 2004, Red Faction is now a "Greatest Hits" title, thus you can purchase it for $20 or less at most stores or you could pick it up used for less than $10. If you have the time, Red Faction's action-packed Mars themed gameplay is a delightful adventure to the Red Planet that you can't pass up.
WindowsIGROMANIA (Nov, 2001)
Сама игра получилась очень большой. Оба диска заполнены высококачественным геймплеем по самые 650 Mb. Но при этом завязка Red Faction ничем исключительным не выделяется, разве что близким родством сюжетам верхувеновского “Вспомнить все” и старого доброго Crusader: No Regret. Некая корпорация, на которую мы имеем честь гнуть спину, тщательно скрывает тот факт, что в процессе горных разработок на Марсе массово гибнут люди. Точнее — мутируют и мрут. В самом начале рабочего дня вы становитесь свидетелем стычки между охранником и шахтером. Шахтер взял верх, и все остальные охранники открыли пальбу. “А-а-а! Наших бьют!” — завопили все. Вот так и началась революция. Гляжу на логотип игры, и вместо кирки мне чудится там молот... Это все воздействие красного фона, наверное.
PlayStation 2Gaming Target (Jun 12, 2001)
Red Faction is a great game that takes the time tested first person shooter formula and spices it up using the fantastic new Geo-Mod engine. There really is nothing quite like shooting the ground out from underneath your opponent. This is a solid game that easily overcomes its few flaws.
WindowsPC Gamer (2001)
Another plus is that Red Faction ships with a powerful editor called the RED Editor. You can bet that once the mod community gets ahold of this, they’ll be cranking out some spectacular user-created levels. Red Faction isn’t god’s gift to the first-person-shooter genre, but it’s got more tricks up its sleeve than a three-card monte dealer. And it sure beats just sitting around your goddamn jail cell waiting for Half-Life 2.
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Sep 28, 2001)
Een knappe 3D shooter, maar de korte speelduur en enkele schoonheidsfoutjes beperken de score.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (Dec 18, 2001)
Would I buy Red Faction for myself or a friend as a Christmas present this year? Sure. Would I love it as a multiplayer game? You don’t have to ask. I already do. But as a single-player game and story, it could stand some improvement in a few parts.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Oct, 2001)
(German version) Deutsche PC-Pistoleros können zugreifen: Ein derart liebevoll lokalisierter Ego-Shooter wie Red Faction ist mir schon lange nicht mehr auf die Festplatte gekommen. Richtig gut gefällt mir auch der Multiplayer-Modus. Speziell für Fans zünftiger Deathmatch-Orgien ist es fast schon die nächste Generation von Spielgefühl, gleichzeitig mit dem Gegner auch einen Großteil des Levels wegzupusten; als Belohnung geben wir einen Punkt mehr im Wertungskasten.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Sep, 2001)
Nieder mit den Ausbeutern, fairer Lohn für freie Arbeiter! Red Faction hat es mit seiner tollen Story tatsächlich geschafft, mich in einen flammenden PC-Kämpfer für die Sache der Unterdrückten zu machen. Die revolutionäre Stimmung kommt überraschend gut rüber und bügelt die Schwächen bei Grafikeffekten, Gegnervielfalt und Spieldauer weitgehend aus. Der Actionpart ist grundsolide: Die Waffen erlauben vielfältige Vorgehensweisen, die KI der Herrschenden ist herausfordernd. Vor allem sind die Levels interessant aufgebaut. Deutlich mehr habe ich von der Geo-Mod-Technik erwartet. Anfangs ist es noch spaßig, sich durchs Erdreich zu sprengen oder nach heftigen Kämpfen in Ruinen zu stehen – aber Ersteres wird schnell langweilig, Letzteres gibt’s viel zu selten. Inhaltlich bedeutet Red Faction zwar nicht den Umsturz im Genre – eine echte Empfehlung für Freunde unkomplizierter und vor allem spannender Ballerorgien ist es allemal.
WindowsGamezilla (Oct 08, 2001)
Red Faction, in spite of its flaws, is a well-executed and entertaining First Person Shooter. Not too long, not too short, there’s plenty of material to destroy, with a few puzzles intermixed along the way to keep the storyline interesting. The storyline itself isn’t the greatest, but it is very well done compared to what this genre of game usually sees and the high quality graphics back that story up very well.
PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic (Mar 16, 2003)
The gameplay is pretty standard, but there are a few innovations that make Red Faction unique. You can often preview upcoming areas using video monitors, and an excellent "auto-aiming" feature makes it much easier to pick off bad guys. Also, I really like how the game is NOT broken up into individual missions, but instead feels like one continuous journey. The audio is first-rate, with pulse-pounding music and official-sounding announcements over the intercoms. Enemy guards call for backup, and beg for mercy when shot. You can save your place at any time. There's a much-ballyhooed multiplayer mode, but I didn't find it to be anything special. Overall, I wouldn't call Red Faction revolutionary, but it's very solid all around.
82 (Oct 02, 2001)
Ohne Frage, Red Faction macht seine Sache durchaus gut und ist auch ein unterhaltender Shooter. Umso ärgerlicher eigentlich, dass die Chance ausgelassen wurde, die entscheidende Schippe draufzulegen. Mit der Geo-Mod-Engine und den Fahrzeugen waren ja durchaus gute Ideen am Start. Mit etwas mehr Abwechslung im Level-Design und Spielverlauf hätte sich Red Faction einen Award und damit auch eine höhere Wertung verdient. So bleibt angesichts der stark vertretenen Konkurrenz nur eine Kaufempfehlung für Shooter-Fans.
PlayStation 2Quebec Gamers (Nov 05, 2004)
Excellent FPS qui fait beaucoup penser à Half-Life et Doom sur quelques aspects. Malheureusement, sa difficulté exagérée vers la fin vient ruiner ce qui aurait pu être une bien meilleure expérience.
WindowsGry OnLine (Oct 10, 2001)
Po tych gorzkich słowach prawdy przyszedł czas na wychwalanie. Przede wszystkim zalety silnika gry o których wcześniej już wspominałem, niesamowita grafika, bardzo dobry dźwięk i muzyka. Dobre wsparcie dla pojazdów, dobrze wykonane bronie, postacie, tekstury. Niskie jak na taką jakość wymagania sprzętowe. Nie zauważyłem również żadnych problemów z wykryciem sprzętu oraz jego poprawnym wykorzystaniem. Gra działa płynnie i nawet w największym zamieszaniu możemy spokojnie walczyć bez znanych nam „skoków” ekranu. To wszystko składa się na bardzo dobry, profesjonalnie wykonany produkt, który z czystym sumieniem mogę polecić każdemu lubiącemu taki gatunek gier. Nie jest to jednak produkt na który można by ogłosić następcą Half Life. No cóż czekamy dalej.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Nov 27, 2001)
PS2 owners have been drafted into the rebellion since May, and thankfully, PC owners have just been conscripted. With an interesting storyline and the ability to destroy any obstacle in your way, running through the Martian landscape is a great experience that is laced with tons of eye candy. While its short length and lack of character development leave much to be desired, the multiplayer feature more than makes up for the diminished gameplay, adding to the replay value. Red Faction is an admirable step forward by Volition in the first-person shooter world, and fans of the genre would be hard pressed not to add the game to their library.
WindowsAbsolute Games ( (Sep 25, 2001)
Знаю, что это странно прозвучит, но даже после всего вышеописанного в Red Faction интересно играть. Возможно, все дело в ее высокой, под стать Max Payne, динамичности, не дающей лишний раз перевести дух и устроить обзор достопримечательностей. Возможно, в этом виноваты колдовское свечение разбросанных повсюду новогодних лампочек и звон бьющихся стекол, разлетающихся по изумительно правильным траекториям. Или, кто знает, вдруг ваш корреспондент был в прошлой жизни шахтером?..
PlayStation 2PlayFrance (Apr 11, 2003)
Red Faction n'a vraiment pas à rougir face à la concurrence actuelle sur PS2, en attendant la référence Half Life, elle aussi prévue sur PS2, Red Faction sera le jeu à posséder absolument, l'aficionado de ce genre de jeux passera un très agréable moment grâce notamment à un scénario riche en rebondissements et un moteur qu'on pourrait sans doute considérer comme révolutionnaire même s'il ne tient pas toutes ses promesses. Une valeur sûre actuellement puisqu'il reprend les meilleurs ingrédients de ses propres concurrents. Les joueurs ayant déjà joué à Half-Life seront aux anges, les autres découvriront sans doute une petite note de paradis sur Mars.
WindowsGamereactor (Denmark) (Sep 27, 2001)
Red Faction (RF) fra Volition er en eminent First Person Shooter (FPS) med en fed om end lovlig kort singleplayeroplevelse og masser af muligheder for at fragge dine venner online. Spørgsmålet er så, om den kan tage konkurrencen op mod alle de andre gode FPS-spil, som allerede er udkommet. Svaret er både ja og nej.
PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Denmark) (Jun 22, 2001)
Red Faction er et af tidens mest ventede First Person Shooters, blandt andet på grund af Volitions nye fantastiske GeoMod-motor, som lader spilleren hærge igennem terræn og klippevægge med sprængstoffer, rocketlaunchers og håndvåben, der kan få enhver rockerborg til at virke vattet og lyserød.
PlayStation (Sep 18, 2001)
Red Faction tient ses promesses et apporte aux First Person Shooter un certain nombre de bonnes idées à travers le Geo-mod, l'utilisation des véhicules et l'importance de l'arsenal. Les amateurs de jeux d'action à la première personne qui souhaitent jouer en solo peuvent y aller les yeux fermés. Half-Life aura du soucis à se faire lors de sa sortie sur PS2.
PlayStation 2PSM (Jul, 2001)
Although RF's multi-player modes are weak compared to UT and Quake III, it succeeds in surpassing the competition with a solid single player game. For this reason alone, Red Faction is definitely the best in its genre. For all of you PS2 FPS fans, this is a definite must-buy.
PlayStation 2All Game Guide (2001)
Red Faction is a great game that could have benefited from more polish. The PC version of Red Faction will inevitably receive add-ons and customizable player maps, skins, and deathmatch arenas that the PS2 will never see, so players may want to wait for the best version available. Make no mistake, this title is still very fun to play, but it could have been even better. The potential is certainly there and the developers came so close to fully realizing it that it's upsetting. It's like when you're watching your favorite basketball team play an important game -- you feel about 100 times worse if they lose by 1 to 2 points than if they lose by 15 to 30. The same can be said about Red Faction.
PlayStation 2Super Play (Sweden) (Jun, 2001)
Ju mer jag spelar Red Faction, desto mer tycker jag om det. Spelet förnyar sig hela tiden med nya miljöer, nya vapen och nya utmaningar. Det blir helt enkelt aldrig tråkigt, och det är ett betyg så gott som något.
80 (Nov 22, 2001)
So as we draw to the inevitable conclusion what can we surmise on Red Faction? Firstly, it's fun. A lot of fun in fact, though nothing too deep and nothing too innovative. The Geo-Mod technology will keep players amused for a time, though the plot is weaker than it should be and the underlying technology underused. Fans of the genre will no doubt find many hours of gameplay in it however, just don't expect this to be the 'next level'.
WindowsGame Over Online (Oct 09, 2001)
While Red Faction flourished on the PlayStation 2, it faces a bigger challenge on the PC, due to the amount of competition in the first-person shooter genre. As a result, it doesn’t fair as well. That’s not to say that Red Faction isn’t a solid game, it most certainly is, but besides the Geo-Mod engine and vehicular combat, Red Faction doesn’t present enough ingenuity to warrant a higher grade or a Gamers Choice Award. A couple of years ago, Red Faction would have been a stellar title but now, it’s simply a very good one.
80 (Sep 18, 2001)
En somme voici un FPS des plus sympathiques même si en dehors de l'excellente campagne qu'il propose, le mode multijoueur s'avère quant à lui assez décevant. Le moteur de Volition offre bien entendu un grand intérêt à ce shooter et lui permet de mettre en avant un aspect assez novateur dont personne ne se plaindra. Un titre que l'on sera tenté de dévorer d'une seule traite tant son univers se veut soigné et palpitant.
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Oct 02, 2001)
Voor wie op zoek is naar een nieuwe shooter of gewoon een degelijke titel in het genre zoekt, is Red Faction zeker een aanrader.
WindowsGameSpot (Sep 18, 2001)
Red Faction is an accomplished shooter--it deserves a look from fans of the genre, as well as from those who've been impressed with Volition's other achievements.
78 (Dec 17, 2003)
Nicht nur als eingefleischte Action-Fans ordnen wir Red Faction als eines der N-Gage-Spiele aus dem oberen Wertungsbereich ein. Man merkt zudem einfach, dass es ausschließlich für diese Plattform entwickelt wurde.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Sep, 2001)
Mit der Geo-Mod-Engine hätte man eine Menge anstellen können - in Red Faction ist sie oft nur Selbstzweck. Was soll ich mit den tollsten Kratern und Löchern, wenn sich der spielerische Nutzen in engen Grenzen hält? Von einem gelegentlichen Geheimraum einmal abgesehen, resultiert die große Zerstörungsorgie in Munitionsmangel und sonst gar nichts. Die Gegner jedenfalls kümmert es herzlich wenig. Das geht sogar so weit, dass ich einen Wachturm genüsslich in seine Bestandteile zerbombe und der darin stationierte Soldat aus dem Trümmerhaufen munter weiter auf mich ballert. Wenn die Aufmachung nicht ganz so spartanisch wäre und wenn die Gegner wenigstens den Ansatz von Vielfalt erkennen ließen, könnte man darüber ja noch hinwegsehen. So aber bleibt Red Faction "nur" ein konventioneller Shooter, dem der gewisse Tick Originalität fehlt. Action-Fans dürfen dennoch die spielbare Demo auf der Heft-CD/DVD ausprobieren, Wunderdinge sollten Sie von der roten Fraktion aber nicht erwarten.
PlayStation 2Games Finder (Mar 15, 2014)
Red Faction is definitely one of the classic shooters of the day and was so far ahead of other games at the time. While the graphics haven’t aged well the story and overall gameplay still promises a great first person shooter experience.
WindowsThe DOS Spirit (Apr 05, 2010)
Red Faction har også støtte for flerspiller, noe som ifølge de som fortsatt spiller det, skal være veldig underholdende. Takket muligheten med å forme omgivelsene til din egen gane, gir det mye rom for taktiske valg. Det er mulig å spille opp mot 32 spillere samtidig på nett. Det finnes utallige fansider på veven til serien, såvel som originalen (se sist i omtalen for lenker). Det følger forøvrig også med en karteditor, «Red», som gir muligheten til å lage egne brett, til egen og andres forlystelse.
WindowsGénération 4 (Oct, 2001)
Red Faction a beau être trop court, il est intense et on veut bien lui pardonner. Les grincheux pourront cependant toujours se rabattre sur le Multijoueur.
WindowsNetjak (Oct 04, 2002)
It's not often I fall in love with a game at first sight (I think Street Fighter II Champion Edition was the last one), but when I saw this on demo at CompUSA a few months ago, I just knew I had to have it. On the surface it looked just like another run of the mill Doom or Quake clone, but underneath it was so much more than that. With an immersive story line, intelligent AI, cool weapons, and some new gaming technology called the Geo-mod engine, I soon would find myself hopelessly addicted to this new entity called Red Faction.
PlayStation 2Game Revolution (Jun, 2001)
Red Faction is a montage of innovation and disappointment. It brings to the table a mixed feast generously laced with Geo-Mod fun and decent gameplay, but the difficult control and platform jumping makes it harder to swallow. Still, this is one of few genuinely fun and exhilarating shooters out for the PS2 and is worth a good look.
WindowsGame Revolution (Oct 01, 2001)
Ultimately, Red Faction for the PC is a fine FPS with plenty of action and intense gameplay, even if it is derivative, too short and a tad uninspired. As an avid FPS fan, I recommend it to anybody who has a taste for fast-paced, gun-based warfare.
N-GageIGN (Dec 18, 2003)
Red Faction delivers one of the most satisfying single and multiplayer gaming experiences on the N-Gage to date in addition to being one of the most impressive first-person-shooters made portable. The only thing holding it back from being a must-buy is its touchy controls, and slightly steep learning curve. Those looking for some intense action, and are not afraid of a little challenge owe it to themselves to check out this memorable game.
70 (UK) (Oct 04, 2001)
Red Faction is a solid first shooter with a few problems. Visually it has been surpassed a hundred times over on the PC, thanks to its striking angular surfaces and lack of impressive lighting effects, and it's a shame that the Geo-Mod technology isn't as relevant to your adventure as it perhaps could have been. With a bit of spit and polish the multiplayer game could be Red Faction's saviour, but if you're tempted to pick it up to try that out, I would wait for the inevitable patch, or at least make sure you have access to a well-stocked LAN.
MacintoshMacUser (Jul 01, 2002)
It's all rather routine stuff, though. The plot is too thin to really be absorbing so the game quickly settles down into a fairly repetitive process of running around corridors and shooting guards. That's true of most shoot 'em ups, of course, but Red Faction doesn't quite scale the frenzied heights of recent games such as Return To Castle Wolfenstein.
WindowsSuper Play (Sweden) (Oct, 2001)
Över lag är Red Faction ett lyckat actionspel. Grafiken och ljudet gör vad de ska för att förmedla upplevelsen och historien är tillräcklig för att hålla spelet levande. Däremot saknas botar i flerspelarläget, vilket är oursäktligt och dessutom konstigt eftersom det fanns i PlayStation2-versionen. Även om vi sett det mestaförut är det fartfyllt, vanebildande och roligt.
70 (Sep 19, 2001)
Quand certains arborent une faucille et un marteau, d’autres se pavanent fièrement avec une pioche. Il en faudrait peu pour trouver la chose risible, mais il est des sujets avec lesquels on ne doit pas rire, surtout quand la victime se trouve être attendue comme une révolution (prolétaire) après que Volition, heureux papa de la faction rouge, ait promis aux joueurs monts et merveilles avec un nom un seul : Geomod. C’est l’heure de la lutte finale pour Red Faction, l’heure de rendre des comptes, alors faut-il ou pas rejoindre la révolte ?
N-GageGameZone (Dec 28, 2003)
Red Faction for N-Gage plays a little like the early PSone shooters. It's got similar graphics (polygon characters, pixelated backgrounds, etc.), similar quality music and typical first-person shooter sound effects. The controls are efficient at first but quickly fall apart when anything exciting happens. Not your best bet for the N-Gage. Wait for something superior to get your first-person shooter fix.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Dec, 2001)
If you’re like me, a mediocre review of an FPS won’t dissuade you from picking it up—there aren’t enough shooters out there. Red Faction has its moments, but when the dust has settled, you’ll wish it had delivered the ride it promised.
60 (Feb, 2002)
Au final, Red faction n' est pas vraiment la révolution annoncée, malgré quelques bonnes idées, ce jeu est un doom like solo assez classique, qui souffre d'une durée de vie vraiment trop courte (comptez 8 heures pour un manchot, et 3 pour un hardcore gamer, si tant est que les hardcore gamers aient des macs), mais qui pâtira de la déception qu'il cause. On ne manquera pas de comparer Red Faction à Star Trek: Elite Force, et ca fait forcément très mal au titre des petits gars de chez Volition. Une petite note d' espoir subsiste cependant, car des kits de développement sont sortis sur PC afin de faire des Mods pour Red Faction, et on peut esperer que quelques bonnes choses en résultent. Bref, on réflechira à deux fois avant de s'acheter Red Faction, surtout vu le tarif prohibitif des jeux en import à la Fnac.
N-GageGameSpy (Nov 26, 2003)
Red Faction is an old-school shooter with a shiny new coat of paint and a few innovative features. It stays loyal to the original game, while adapting it to work within the confines of portable technology. FPS fans will definitely find some satis-Faction here.
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Feb 18, 2002)
I had fun with Red Faction. Although the story never really escapes the confines of the FPS genre, the fast pacing, the great graphics, and the intense action keep it interesting. Even better, it's devoid of the pubescent, Duke Nukem attitude most games of this type have lately. There are surprisingly few "I just killed you so now I'm going to say something clever" lines, which makes Parker feel a little more vulnerable. He doesn't enjoy all this killing. He doesn't want to be doing it, he just wants to live. He's just a man with a man's courage.
55 (Dec 09, 2003)
Le premier FPS du N-Gage ne fera pas date. Son gameplay replonge dans le passé obscur du doom-like (tuer, bouton, porte, tuer) mais c'est surtout sa maniabilité grossière qui fait tâche et rend le jeu peu agréable. A voir pour les amateurs de FPS qui souhaitent jouer dans le métro.
MacintoshmacHOME (2001)
Despite the unique features of the GeoMod engine, however, most of what this game offers has been done time and again by countless other games in the genre (and often much better). Die-hard fans of first person shooters may find some enjoyment within, but the more discriminating gamer would be best advised to leave Red Faction on the shelf.
WindowsThunderbolt Games (Sep 08, 2005)
Sometimes I start playing a game and it isn’t until I’m half-done with it that I realize I just don’t like it. At that point, I have to beat the game because I’ve gotten so far in it and I would feel like I wasted my time if I didn’t. That was pretty much my entire reason for playing through Red Faction. I picked up the game used recently because I loved playing through its sequel and I was left wanting more. As you can probably guess, the experience wasn’t nearly the same.
50 (UK) (Dec 12, 2003)
Red Faction would probably be something of a revelatory title to a completely green fledgling gamer who's picked up the N-Gage as a first games machine, but I think we can safely say there aren't too many of them. Hardcore FPS fans looking for an engaging shooter might do well to wait and see what else turns up, but at the moment there's literally no alternative.
PlayStation (Nov, 2002)
But the opaque environments of single player mode, along with the oddly distracting music and the regardlessly disgusting controls, cancel out most of Red Faction's high points. Combine those with the surrealistically slow mid-action loading times that crop up whenever Parker enters a new area (which occurs about every 4-7 minutes), and you have the makings of a rental at best. Head over to Blockbuster if you're curious to experience blasting through a virtual wall, or you have an urge to check out the predecessor of the recently-released Red Faction 2. Otherwise, avoid this game like its conceptual plague, for there exist far better Playstation 2 first-person shooters to play.
MacintoshMac Gamer (Dec 19, 2001)
Red Faction isn't a bad game; it's just so derivative of other shooters (even mediocre ones) that it's hard to know which part of the game, if any, is worth recommending. As a single player game it's outdone ten times over by titles like Deus Ex and Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. As a multiplayer game it's shamed by Quake III and Unreal Tournament. Even in terms of sheer game for the money, it's quickly outstripped by SiN: Gold. Graphically, Red Faction is among the best, but not quite at the top of the heap.
Red Faction est le premier FPS à nous arriver sur N-Gage. Licence bien connue des joueurs PC et consoles, nous étions curieux de voir ce que pourrait donner une version portable. Le résultat est, disons le tout de suite, plutôt mitigé.
N-GageGameSpot (Jan 05, 2004)
Red Faction is a gritty and apocalyptic first-person shooter that originally appeared on the PlayStation 2 and PC in 2001, and now, several years later, it's the first of its kind for Nokia's fledgling N-Gage. While it certainly shows off what the system is capable of, that doesn't mean that it is impressive on its own. Featuring clunky controls, choppy animation, and a subpar frame rate, this reworking of a great game isn't one that you'd want to have with you on a desert island.
N-GageSuper Play (Sweden) (Jan, 2004)
Man går, rundar ett hörn, en fiende genererar en röstsampling, man dödar fienden. Och detta i fula, grå och tråkiga miljöer. Kort sagt: Red Faction till N-Gage sällar sig till en procentuellt stor familj dåliga spel till den alltmer tveksamma konsolen.