Excerpt: There are times when Red Faction: Armageddon is great: when you're firing rockets at the pillars supporting a bridge and watching the Martians on top get swallowed by rubble, or using the Magnet gun to send an explosive barrel into an alien-infested structure and creating a firework display of...
Excerpt: The Red Faction series carved its own niche ever since the inception of the franchise back in 2001, by letting players interact with the environment in new and exciting ways. And when we mean interact, we mean tear everything down with a big hammer until there's nothing left.
Red Faction: Armageddon: Theyre still making these?
23 June 2011
Excerpt: When I first saw an ad for Red Faction: Armageddon I immediately thought “didn’t this game come out a couple years ago? Doesn’t it seem a little late to be advertising this game almost 2 years after the release?” But wait, I realized, this is a different game!
Pros: Chaos and Destruction, You feel like a badass, See the above
Cons: No replay value, Boring plot, Short short short
Excerpt: Volition’s Red Faction: Armageddon has been out for a few days, surprising many with the direction it’s taken for its hammer/magnet based destruction. Having smashed every last thing from beginning to end, I’m now in a position to tell you Wot I Think.
Summary: Red Faction: Armageddon takes destructible environments and turns it into a weapon, perfect for those who like massive devastation. While the single-player campaign is a bit bland and linear, the action is still top notch.
Pros: Using the environment as a weapon, The massive weapons, Online Ruin mode is a blast
Cons: The main campaign and story are a bit dull, Too many linear sections, The limited online modes
Excerpt: So, hey. Welcome to Red Faction: Armageddon Halfway House. It’s great to have you here. We like to say, “Nobody’s a loser… when everyone’s a winner,” and… we hope you’ll join us. Really, it’s just great to have you. Really. Let me introduce you to the neighbors.
Pros: Environmental destruction always enjoyable, Multiplayer modes return in solid form
Cons: A banal sci-fi narrative told through abrupt cutscenes, Taking the fight underground depletes the open-world excitement of Guerrilla, Linear levels and man-to-alien combat are not this series' strengths