Summary: Its essentially half-life on Mars with a inferior story. I will admit the gameplay is fun at times and the soundtrack is decent. But overall if your looking for a good classic shooter get half life or deus ex.
Summary: I consider Red Faction a classic 3D FPS during what I call the golden age of FPS's. Games like Deus Ex, Half Life, Timesplitters, Unreal Tournament, and Quake 3 Arena were the games that my generationn grew up on and played incessantly. At its core, Red Faction is a rather straight forward fps. The story is a classic one man vs the world narrative set in the future on Mars.
Summary: Red Faction is fabulous. It moves at an extremely fast speed, and it has a bit more depth to it than other first person shooters, which usually center around the plot of "find the keycard to open the door". There is very little of that in RF. The game is rather difficult, which compensates somewhat for the fact that it is short, maybe 10-15 hours long. But those 10-15 hours are worth it, as there is no wasted time here. RF never, ever, gets boring.
Summary: A highly enjoyable game at the time it was made with many great ideas. The game starts off really well in a great setting and good atmospehre. Gameplay starts off at a good pace however it starts to get very frantic and begins to lose some of the atmosphere. Only thing stopping it from similar quality games of the time such as Half Life is a little lack of polish in certain areas and not taking advantage of the biggest asset with the Geo-Mod. Still well worth playing.
Summary: I score this game a lot lower than I wanted too, especially being a fan of the older fps games like doom, quake, half life, etc. I bought this in a bundle with the other Red Faction games and wanted to play through them in order of story, but this game is making it really hard for me. The geo-mod is cool, though as many others have said, it is extremely under-utilized.
Summary: RED FACTION! classic orginal to the series...plays like a "1980's action film", but only better. Great game! Destroy and alter the environment in real-time The levels take place inside a mine on Mars, zero gravity of space, underwater, the lab, wastelands, all massive fun.
Summary: A great game. Hell, this game actually made me love FPS, before Red Faction i always preferred PRG's and other games. This game has interesting story, nice design and cool storyline, certainly must have for any FPS or Sci-fi fan.
Summary: One of the older FPS games out there. Perhaps what Red Faction is most known for is the Geo-mod, which makes a lot of the environment destructible with the right weaponry. However, although this is a really great feature, I felt as though the game used nowhere near enough of its potential. You only really had to do it a couple of times in the beginning and then for the rest of the game it was forgotten and ignored completely.