Excerpt: Does Ultra Street Fighter IV feel new enough to revitalize a five year old game? The value of this update will depend on your frame of reference, but while it’s almost impossible to approach the fourth revision in five years without a healthy amount of cynicism, this fighter’s strengths are as...
Excerpt: Those who have heard of Red Faction: Guerrilla already will immediately think of destruction. Claims have always been made that everything could be destroyed in the game’s environment but we tend to think “see first, believe later”.
Excerpt: The last few weeks have seen the release of a veritable bounty of free-roaming, open-world games that have each brought their own unique hook or feature to a genre mostly dominated by the Grand Theft Auto series.
Summary: The original 'Red Faction' was one of the most under-rated games on the PS2 (and PC) when it arrived. Offering an engaging story amidst a huge and destructible alien landscape, it further cemented Volition as an AAA shooter developer.
Pros: Huge Martian landscape to explore, Lots of missions, Excellent destruction-based gameplay, Great sci-fi atmosphere
Cons: Goofy driving and destruction physics, Often incredibly frustrating, Much more linear that other sandbox games
Excerpt: Guerrilla is the third game in the rather successful Red Faction series. The series has been a staple in the industry not just for it's high review scores (due to being great games), but it's well known because of it's destruction system.
Excerpt: The Red Faction series was born out of an enticing gimmick: the ability to blast away any obstacles impeding your path. For players who found it odd that a simple door could stop someone armed to the teeth, this innovation felt overdue, however flawed it was in execution.
Red Faction Guerrilla: Demons of the Badlands Review
10 August 2009
Conclusion: While it's true that Demons of the Badlands doesn't offer a great deal that wasn't already offered up in spades by Red Faction Guerrilla, as a standalone episode it actually delivers on the game's potential better than the parent game ever did.