Summary: After the success of Red Faction: Guerrilla, expectations were high for a new Red Faction game. Then the first videos of Armageddon premiered and a collective "meh" was the response from most gamers. It wasn't open world anymore and was instead a linear corridor crawl, underground, against aliens.
Summary: Linearity gets a bad rap in gaming. By tightly controlling a player’s path through a game, developers can take players on thrilling, well-paced rides. Unfortunately, Volition fails to do this with Red Faction: Armageddon.
Excerpt: One of the best reviews I've ever read began with a simple question: “What the **** is this ****?” I think it was about a Bob Dylan record, but honestly, not much else really stuck with me besides a bewildered critic trying to make sense of something confusing.
Excerpt: This new Red Faction turns the page a bit. The many weapons and infinite ways to destroy things have remained, but the revolution was exchanged for an alien invasion. Don’t expect a direct sequel as the story has little to do with Red Faction: Guerilla. Not that we’re sad about that.
Summary: A decade ago, the gaming industry saw the release of a first-person shooter that brought more to the party than guns and ammunition. Entitled, Red Faction, it ended up being a very solid entry in the bullet-ridden genre.
Bloody sci-fi shooter intended for adult consumption.
Common Sense Media
22 September 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Red Faction: Armageddon is an adult-oriented sci-fi shooter with blood, gore, and an exceptional amount of environmental destruction. Players wield extremely powerful weapons capable of blowing aliens apart and taking down entire buildings with just a couple of shots.
Conclusion: You can even quickly regenerate everything you destroy, if you were to blow up a bridge or building you need. Take a chance for little money, have fun destroying legions of alien bugs in the MP horde mode with a Unicorn called Mr Toots, who shoots rainbows form his arse while orgasming.
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...