Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,414 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2009

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""Basically, In this game you play as THOR, this guy is THOR and he has a magic hammer that just smashes stuff to bits! I just put a hole in a thing!""
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December 2

Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition LIVE

After over a month of Beta testing we are proud to let it fly now! Thanks for all the feedback from our community.

Steam Edition Feature Highlights:

  • Added Steam Trading Cards
  • DirectX 11 Render Backend instead of DirectX 10 (DirectX 9 still available as fall back)
  • Added Wrecking Crew maps: RUINS, REPERCUSSION, IMPERIAL, EXPANSION, FROST, ABANDONED
  • Added Behemoth Mode
  • Matchmaking and Multiplayer via Steamworks
  • Added Host Migration functionality
  • Added Join in Progress functionality to join matches that are already started
  • No Games for Windows Live sign-in required
  • Leaderboards via Steam
  • Voice Chat via Steam
  • Achievements via Steam
  • At first launch the game attempts to migrate savegames from GFWL to the new system
  • Added Russian, Polish and Czech Localization


Misc Changes:
  • Added Achievements to DLC content
  • Fixed camera speed in vehicles
  • Steam offline mode enabled
  • Removed XP limitation for all multiplayer game modes.
  • Added voice chat "push to talk" option. It's enabled by default and it can be changed in the audio options. It's binded to key "Z" by default.
  • Added "Join chat" in matchmaking lobby. When using this option you will be joining RFG chat root
  • Changed minimum player number for Siege and Large Mixer to 6
  • Fixed mouse acceleration when driving walkers
  • Added ability to view Steam Gamer profile in leaderboards and in-game scoreboard
  • The time limit between lobby disconnects is doubled
  • Minimum players required to start the team game is four and for normal game it's three.
  • Removed Aim Assist in Multiplayer
  • Various Stability improvements

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November 14

Red Faction Guerilla Steamworks Open Beta!

UPDATE 14th November 2014:
Changelog:
- Added voice chat "push to talk" option. It's enabled by default and it can be changed in the audio options. It's binded to key "Z" by default.
- Added "Join chat" in matchmaking lobby. When using this option you will be joining RFG chat root.
- DirectX 11 is now default renderer. You can turn it of by -nod3d11 command line parameter.
- Changed minimum player number for Siege and Large Mixer to 6.
- Playlists order fixed.
- Locked achievements should be now visible
- Fixed save game names for the the Bonus campaign.
- Fixed mouse acceleration when driving walkers.
- Added ability to view Steam Gamer profile in leaderboards and in-game scoreboard.
- Changed "VIEW GAMER CARD" to "VIEW STEAM PROFILE"
- Stability improvements.


UPDATE 10th November 2014:
Changelog:
- Experimental DirectX 11 implementation. It replaces DirectX 10 and is disabled by default. To enable it use -nod3d9 command line parameter.
It should fix bugs caused by KB2670838 windows update.
- Added possibility of changing game resolution from the command line. Use -w resx -h resy.
- Fixed not working command line switch to force GFWL save migration (-migrate_live)
- Player Names are displayed correctly in Leaderboards.
- Changed playlist settings. Mode-Min/Max (Anarchy-3/6, Bagman-3/6. Team Anarchy-4/8, Team Bagman-4/8, Team Objective-4/10, Siege-4/12, LargeMixer-4/12)
- Removed XP limitation for all multiplayer game modes.
- Added logs for save migration process. If your save games are not migrating look at save_migration.log file.


Additional notes:
- If error about missing DirectX dlls (for example d3dx_39.dll) appears, you need to install newest DirectX package. After beta it will be included into Steam instalation script.
- For those of you that can not change the game resolution, please update graphics card drivers and delete file DRIVE:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\Documents\My Games\Red Faction Guerrilla\Options\rfg_display_options.rfgs_pc
- If you have black screen bug and only hear sounds, please try DX11 mode (-nod3d9 command line parameter)

If the game crashed, a dump file should be created in STEAM\SteamApps\common\Red Faction Guerrilla\build\pc\cache\ folder. It's name looks like rfg_11_07_1_33.dmp.
Sent us those files as they can speed up bug fixing process and please also provide a detailed bug description.


ORIGINAL POST + Instructions

Today I would like to invite you all to participate in the public beta of Red Faction Guerilla with full Steam Support and complete Games for Windows Live Removal.

-) Matchmaking and Multiplayer via Steamworks
-) No Games for Windows Live sign-in required
-) Leaderboards via Steam
-) Voice Chat via Steam
-) Achievements via Steam
-) Uses DX9 Renderer by default as DX10 created a lot of problems and resulted in performance drawbacks (that should also fix Win8 issues)
-) At first launch the game attempts to migrate savegames from GFWL to the new system


To access the beta please do the following:
Follow this guide http://ds.nordicgames.at/SteamBetaBranchGuide.jpg
Under Step 1 select of course the Red Faction Guerilla App
Password for step 4 is: nordicrfgbeta
The branch for Step 6 is named publicbeta



UPDATE 5th November 2014:
Changes:
- The time limit between lobby disconnects is doubled
- Minimum players required to start the team game is four and for normal game it's three.

IMPORTANT:
- The game generates dump files when crash occurs. Dump files are located in the game folder (same as rfg.exe) and thir names are like rfg_*.dmp. Please send it to rfgsupport [~at~] nordicgames.at

Please keep up the reporting!



I would like to invite everybody to report errors and bugs here so we can further improve the game.

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Reviews

“If you haven't already picked up this surprise summer hit for console, the PC version offers enough content at an excellent price to make this a purchase you definitely won't regret.”
10/10 – 1UP

“If there's one thing Guerrilla has plenty of, it's content.”
10/10 – GamePro

“This third-person action game is a great open-world adventure for anyone with an appetite for destruction.”
8.5/10 – GameSpot

STEAM EDITION AVAILABLE NOW


Steam Edition Feature Highlights:

  • Added Steam Trading Cards
  • DirectX 11 Render Backend instead of DirectX 10 (DirectX 9 still available as fall back)
  • Added Wrecking Crew maps: RUINS, REPURCUSSION, IMPERIAL, EXPANSION, FROST, ABANDONED
  • Added Behemoth Mode
  • Matchmaking and Multiplayer via Steamworks
  • Added Host Migration functionality
  • Added Join in Progress functionality to join matches that are already started
  • No Games for Windows Live sign-in required
  • Leaderboards via Steam
  • Voice Chat via Steam
  • Achievements via Steam
  • At first launch the game attempts to migrate savegames from GFWL to the new system
  • Added Russian, Polish and Czech Localization


Misc Changes:
  • Added Achievements to DLC content
  • Fixed camera speed in vehicles
  • Steam offline mode enabled
  • Removed XP limitation for all multiplayer game modes.
  • Added voice chat "push to talk" option. It's enabled by default and it can be changed in the audio options. It's binded to key "Z" by default.
  • Added "Join chat" in matchmaking lobby. When using this option you will be joining RFG chat root
  • Changed minimum player number for Siege and Large Mixer to 6
  • Fixed mouse acceleration when driving walkers
  • Added ability to view Steam Gamer profile in leaderboards and in-game scoreboard
  • The time limit between lobby disconnects is doubled
  • Minimum players required to start the team game is four and for normal game it's three.
  • Removed Aim Assist in Multiplayer
  • Various Stability improvements

About This Game


Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Red Faction: Guerrilla re-defines the limits of destruction-based game-play with a huge open-world, fast-paced guerrilla-style combat, and true physics-based destruction.

Key features


  • Open World Guerrilla Warfare — You decide who, when, where and how to battle. Utilize guerrilla tactics, improvised weaponry, and modified vehicles to lead insurgent attacks on EDF targets. Launch attacks based on your own gameplay style, take on missions in any order you choose, or engage in destructive activities to weaken the EDF's grip on Mars.
  • Strategic Destruction — Use destruction to your tactical advantage, setting ambushes or chain reaction explosions to attack enemy strongholds and permanently modify the game environment. Leverage fully-dynamic physics-based destruction to improvise on the fly: blow holes in a wall or floor to set an ambush or escape, take out a staircase to stop your pursuers, or drive vehicles through blown out walls.
  • Evolving & Emergent Gameplay — Carve your path through an ever changing landscape as you improvise your combat tactics - mixing gameplay styles, vehicles, weapons and explosives to defeat the EDF.
  • Epic Sci-Fi Setting — Explore the huge, unforgiving Martian landscape, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos; then tear through the fully destructible open-world environments swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire.
  • Multiplayer Combat — There is no place to hide when you put your guerrilla warfare skills to the test in a variety of highly destructive multiplayer combat modes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista®/XP/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 7600/ATI Radeon X1300)
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard drive space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 for DirectX® 11
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD3850)
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard drive space
Helpful customer reviews
201 of 206 people (98%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A very nice sci-fi sandbox experience, now optimized and without GFWL.

Red Faction Guerrilla's physical destruction engine is truly a fascinating thing. It's like a GTA-lite where you can drive THROUGH buildings. Or walk through them in a huge industrial mech. Or plant lots of explosive charges, detonate them and watch the whole thing collapse. Or just bring it down manually with a hammer :)

With the recent updates (still open beta, but working flawlessly) the game was massively optimized, running at full 60fps without much trouble. It also ditched GFWL, and the developers even included a savegame migration tool to transfer your old GFWL save to Steam Cloud.

Finally, we get the definite version of this game- one that shows how it was meant to look, feel and be played.
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314 of 349 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
See that everything?

You can destroy it.
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163 of 189 people (86%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
For those worried about the GFWL issue, I just have one piece of advice. Just make an offline account using the GFWL menu that pops up at the beginning of the loading screen. Yes, multiplayer is not possible this way, but you can still enjoy the single player campaign. If you make an offline account once, this offline account is usable across all GFWL games, and all saves will then be local. Good luck.
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87 of 89 people (98%) found this review helpful
125.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Steamworks is here, the great tyrant GFWL is dead and gone! A round of applause is in order for Nordic Games for reviving this wonderful game. Now, on with the review.

Red Faction: Guerrilla is an insanely fun game, let's get that out of the way right now. The open world nature combined with the destructable nature of almost every structure in the game makes for one of the most enjoyable, destructive romps you'll ever have in a game. While you play through the story mode you'll have a wealth of options for how to deal with objectives, many of which involve the destruction of key buildings. Perhaps you'd like to get up close and personal with your hammer, maybe you'd rather hop in a truck and send it flying through the side of a building or you might just hail it with rockets from afar, all of which are perfectly viable options.

Even if you don't wish to go through the campaign it's likely you'll find enjoyment in one of the two other gametypes:

Wrecking Crew - A Solo or Local co-op gamemode with leaderboard integration where you seek to do as much damage to the buildings in a give map with different caveats depending on the mode which are:
  • Total Chaos - Doing as much damge as possible in one minute with unlimited ammo.
  • Behemoth - Using one of three Walker (mech) types to do as much damage as possible in a limited time.
  • Challange - Completing level-specific challanges.
  • Escalation - You have a limited amount of time and ammo, each round both increase.
  • Barrel Dash - Destroying as many explosive barrels as you can within the time limit.
  • Rampage - Deal as much damage as possible with a three minute timelimit, each shot or swing of your weapon takes a set amount of time away.

Internet Game - Go head-to-head with other players in a variet of gamemodes, such as:
  • Anarchy / Team Anarchy - Your basic Deathmatch mode.
  • Bagman / Team Bagman - Hold the bag and gain points.
  • Capture the flag - Exactly what it says on the tin.
  • Siege - Defend / Attack gamemode where the key is to destroy specific structures.
  • Damage Control - Fight to capture the three points.
  • Demolition - Protect the Destroyer, the only person who can damage buildings as they go around and destroy as much as they can.

TL:DR -
The Pros
  • New Direct X11 support, improved stability, better experience over all thanks to Nordic.
  • New steamwork intergration, including Matchmaking and achievements.
  • Strong openworld campaign with plenty to keep you busy.
  • A host of other activities beyond the campaign that provide many hours of fun.
  • You can load up a truck with remote mines, send it flying into the side of a building and then detonate it. Awesome.

The Cons
  • Known technical issues, check the forums and such to see if it'll have any issues with your setup. Many of these are being fixed by Nordic currently, it would seem. Still, it's good to make sure.
  • While the campaign is fun and story is perfectly acceptable, anyone looking for a great narrative might find it lacking.
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61 of 70 people (87%) found this review helpful
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
We need more games with destruction like this. This easily beats all Free-Roam games in aspect of destruction.
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47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I know it does not make much sense to review a title that's already older than your grandma but i HAD to say this:

YOU CAN FINISH THE WHOLE GAME BY DESTROYING EVERYTHING WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER!

How can this not be an awesome game?!

I can wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone working in the retail or having to deal with customers one way or the other. Had another dumb one? GO SMASH A HOUSE TO PIECES! Aaaahhh...how relaxing.

Again supported an apple-fangirl that is too observationally challenged to get a stupid blackberry to phone someone? GO SMASH A COMPLETE TOWN INTO TINY PIECES! Aaahhhh...that's it!

Have to install this at work too!
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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Finishe Red Faction: Guerrilla on Casual difficulty, took me around 10-12 hours, and I unlocked 13 out of 50 achievements.

A damn good game, while the story doesn't do much to inspire a whole lot of interest, the gameplay and destruction carry the game and make it into something special, it embodies everyones desire to blow things up and cause mayhem, while watching the thing you destroyed crumble infront of you in a surprisingly realistic way. With the recent Steamworks patch, there's no greater time to jump into Red Faction: Guerrilla and have a fun, destructive, albiet slightly bare gameplay experience.

+Destruction, destruction, destruction
+Gameplay is enhanced by the need to think strategically about how to approach a situation with the games destruction engine
+Cool and unique weapons, that enhance the destruction
+Did I say the destruction was awesome? Because it is, by far the star of the game

-Story is typical sci-fi, rebellion, unneccesary love interest stuff you see in every made for TV SyFy movie
-Enemies can be annoying to fight, sometimes you just want to drive around and hit stuff with a hammer without a squad of EDF goons shooting at you.
-Kind of flat in the open world department, it has side stuff, but nothing super intersing and the world seems built just to be blow up, with weird empty archtecture and barren areas with little to no civilians.

Overall it's a great game that deserves and play just for the fun of the destruction and the many ways you can lay waste to Mars.

8 out of 10
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Red Faction: Guerilla is all about getting revenge for your brother's death by destroying every piece of infrastructure on Mars. Armed with the Thor's hammer Mjolnir, you set out on a journey to smash and blow up everything the Earth Defense Force has built on Mars while destroying your own safehouses in the process for fun.

8/10 story sucks but no one cares.
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52 of 70 people (74%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Only game where you can destroy a whole building using just a sledgehammer.

10/10
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
"Red Faction: Guerilla" is just a never-aging third person-jewel in gaming, especially for people who love destruction in its very core. The port to PC itself is not that bad: You can still configurate everything you need to play it properly with keyboard & mouse or your gamepad.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
208.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Oh my....the sledgehammer. Quite possibly the greatest weapon shy of the gravity gun from Half Life 2. I can literally play this game from start to finish with just the sledgehammer. Ok, almost....

Great sandbox game featuring over 100 side missions; however, little incentive to do more than about 45. You get rewards for doing "X" amount of missions, but after so many there are no more rewards. And it's easy to drop the EDF control in other ways so you dont have to rely on doing these missions to drop EDF control to 0.

Been a fan of the RF series since it's inception, and this game brought it to new heights. Great physics, great weapons, soon rid of GFWL (YAY!) and decent story.

8.5/10
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
Brilliant stress reliever. Got problems with Hauser, a rogue agent who thinks he is someone else called "Quaid" screwing up your plans? Smash down some buildings with a hammer. Richter suddenly deciding he can think for himself? Smash stuff down with a hammer? Some little mutant freak stiring up trouble? Smash stuff with a hammer. Now that the foul Games for Windows Live has been purged things just get better and better :)

Of course, I, Vilos Cohaagen do not approve of smashing anything on Mars with a hammer. Especially not my god damn Turbinium mines, but those Earth Defence Force are nothing but trouble and not at all like my enlightened administration.

Of course this game does indulge in fantasy. Air on Mars? Ha! As if!

Vilos Cohaagen

Office of the Mars Colonial Administrator.
Thought for the day: "Every move you make. Every breath you take. I'll be billing you."
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
10/10 Because no more Games for Windows LIVE.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
The old game was already a lot of fun with the whole destructible enviroment thing. There's just something about smashing the whole place up with a sledgehammer. Or crashing it down with 'splozions.

Now that the game's patched up to a Steam Edition, it's great.
Better graphics settings, and the keyboard&mouse controls have improved a LOT compared to the old version. And obviously they've gotten rid of GFWL.

I do get the impression they did make the game easier... Normal mode seems a bit more casual this time around. And I seem to be missing a few of the more annoying missions.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
This game is like GTA/Just Cause set on Mars. You play as a new arrival on Mars, under the impression you're there to mine. Soon, you join the forces of the Red Faction, a guerilla terrorist cell whos goal is to liberate the citizens of Mars from the oppresive EDF (Earth Defense Force). The main draw of this game is the destruction and free roam; collapse anything, drive through anything and just plain out wreck the world, and escape the EDF goons in a high speed chase. It runs really well, and has a great storyline. You need to buy this if you liked Just Cause, or if you enjoy free roaming and destroying things like a badass.

One of the BEST games I have ever played, if not the best free roam. Highly reccomend.
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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
60.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This game is simply smashing, in more ways than one.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
129.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Unique destruction-based engine integrated within an objective centered open-world campaign and a highly overlooked arena esque multiplayer. It's among my favorite games.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
A true physics masterpiece, practically every piece of every building is destructible. The game boasts a huge open world scattered with vehicles, buildings, fortresses, and many other objects all which can be completely destroyed! Pair the excellent story and uinque setting, Red Faction Guerilla is a must-buy game!

10/10, would flatten the entire world again
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
One of the most underappreciated games of all time. Excellent physics-based environmental combat. Not just from a specatcle standpoint, but from a tactical standpoint, also. A fully destructable environment captured with the Geo-Mod engine, weighty vehicular handling inspired greatly by the Warthogs from Halo, and a nice little bit of mech action too. Even when you're just messing around in the sandbox, this game is immensely gratifying.
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I like to write long reviews, but I cant with this game. Here is the short version.

Like destroying shit?
Well you can destroy EVERY PERSON, VEHICAL AND BUILDING THAT STAND IN YOUR WAY!
13231321/10 Would recommend.
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