JOIN THE REVOLUTION! Lured to Mars by the Ultor Corporation's promise of a better life, thousands have come to seek their fortune and work for the massive mining company. But all is not as it seems. A deadly plague is sweeping through the barracks, and miners suffer daily abuse at the hands of the Ultor guards.
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Very Positive (15 reviews) - 86% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (889 reviews) - 92% of the 889 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2001

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JOIN THE REVOLUTION!
Lured to Mars by the Ultor Corporation's promise of a better life, thousands have come to seek their fortune and work for the massive mining company. But all is not as it seems. A deadly plague is sweeping through the barracks, and miners suffer daily abuse at the hands of the Ultor guards. Is a revolution on the horizon?
Red Faction revolutionizes gaming with Geo-Mod technology, the ability to completely alter and destroy the environment in real-time. Featuring 5 controllable vehicles, 15 weapons of mass destruction, unparalleled multiplayer action, and a setting on Mars in the midst of a deadly plague and rebellion, Red Faction sets the gold standard in gaming!
  • Geo-Mod technology — the only FPS with real-time, arbitrary geometry modification
  • Unparalleled multiplayer action, with Geo-Mod specific strategies
  • Advanced physics simulation - supports falling geometry, particles and liquid
  • Five land, sea and air vehicles to commandeer and control
  • A compelling storyline across 20 diverse levels
  • Stealth and action driven objectives
  • Varied environments including natural settings unique to the genre
  • Dynamic, real-time lighting including lightmaps, object shadow casting and more
  • Advanced AI behavior
  • Real-time skeletal deformation and interpolation for silky smooth animations
  • Location-based damage system
  • Multiplayer support for LAN and TCP-IP (up to 32 players)

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Windows® 2000/XP
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 8
    • Processor: Pentium II 400 MHz or greater
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Video Card: 3D Graphics Accelerator Card (8MB)
    • Sound: Direct X Certified audio hardware
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Terminatorn
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
One of the great classic!

One should definitely try!

THE BEST: First game where you can almost freely destroy terrain and make shortcuts to areas that are otherwise impossible to reach:
THE GOOD: Weapon are really inaccurate! and some enemies take a whole magazine to defeat.
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1singur
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I have yet to finnish the game, but I like it. I can't help comparing it with Half-Life, though, and while it doesn't feel as good, it certainly is a game that deserved more apreciation from the public. It is a certain reccomendation for players that wanna get a feel for classic shooters, but don't feel like playing Half-Life or classic Quake games again.
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Snake Wildlife
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 25
The only thing missing from this amazing classic of a game is Multiplayer bots. PS2 version has multiplayer bots but PC does not, WHYYY!?!?!

10/10 Framed as one of the greatest mechanical games of its era.
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EnderWiggin
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
this game is so damn hard
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BallsOfSteel
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Just a terribly outdated PC game.
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bjorn_altenburg
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
The game is hard but not ludicrous amounts. The digging mechanic was hyped and there is little of it actually used in the single played. Buy it for nostilgia, I can't see a reason people would any way else. Also far warning there is a few timed section of the game that become impossible if you save at the wrong moment.
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Faze_Waifu
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
This game is old.... yet really awesome! Stop reading the reviews and get it already! :3
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Xerenogan
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
It is amazing how nostalgia can affect memories in your mind after enough time has passed.
I remember this game being so realistic with its flashy grapics and geomod technology, along with a really cool story.

Now I play it, and I find it to be a fairly standard story of rebelion. Though the graphical capabilities of the game are ok, even geomod, just not as impressive as I recall.

That being said, I still thouroghly enjoyed this game(then and now).
The gunplay is good, and it's alot of fun blowing big holes in the map(at least in the sections that allow you to do so).

Is is a descent first person shooter with a neat gimmick.

Give it a go.
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PeaceMaker
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
Older game but still is fun to play.
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Traxadel
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
I can't believe that haven't played this game when it was released, it's looks so advanced for 2001. Still is playable in 2016.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
The game is hard but not ludicrous amounts. The digging mechanic was hyped and there is little of it actually used in the single played. Buy it for nostilgia, I can't see a reason people would any way else. Also far warning there is a few timed section of the game that become impossible if you save at the wrong moment.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 25
The only thing missing from this amazing classic of a game is Multiplayer bots. PS2 version has multiplayer bots but PC does not, WHYYY!?!?!

10/10 Framed as one of the greatest mechanical games of its era.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I have yet to finnish the game, but I like it. I can't help comparing it with Half-Life, though, and while it doesn't feel as good, it certainly is a game that deserved more apreciation from the public. It is a certain reccomendation for players that wanna get a feel for classic shooters, but don't feel like playing Half-Life or classic Quake games again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I can't believe that haven't played this game when it was released, it's looks so advanced for 2001. Still is playable in 2016.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Older game but still is fun to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
It is amazing how nostalgia can affect memories in your mind after enough time has passed.
I remember this game being so realistic with its flashy grapics and geomod technology, along with a really cool story.

Now I play it, and I find it to be a fairly standard story of rebelion. Though the graphical capabilities of the game are ok, even geomod, just not as impressive as I recall.

That being said, I still thouroghly enjoyed this game(then and now).
The gunplay is good, and it's alot of fun blowing big holes in the map(at least in the sections that allow you to do so).

Is is a descent first person shooter with a neat gimmick.

Give it a go.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This game is old.... yet really awesome! Stop reading the reviews and get it already! :3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
If you've played this on the PS2, than you'll find that it's almost entirely identical except for the menu and added maps.

More importantly, any difficulty that isn't easy or normal is actually playable, because you CAN AIM CLEARLY with a mouse. Which comes much in handy since the AI enemies can hit you with preciseness that made the higher difficulties impossible.




If you haven't played the game, then Red faction is pretty much Half life without the aliens.

The game itself is rather dated graphically, the audio isn't particularily superb, and the gameplay is a bit dodgy, but if you can look past all that, it's a farely competent shooter you can waste a few hours on.

The difficulties get pretty extreme if you'd like a challenge, as they range from easy, to butt♥♥♥♥ ridiculous. The game itself I beat in under two hours on the medium difficulty, but that is more likely a me-problem since I know every inch of the game from repeated playthroughs on the PS2 Version.

I haven't played any of the latest Red faction games, so I do not know for certain how much they relate to this game. But if you are interested, this game is a good pick even when not on sale.

The story is kinda ♥♥♥♥ though.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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94 of 100 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
Oh no. A door I can't get past. Well I could go and backtrack for 3 hours and fight enemies that have respawned again, looking for that keycard... or I could just blow a hole in the wall and go around it. Like literally anyone carrying explosives would do.

THIS IS WHY RED FACTION IS ONE OF THE BEST GAMES EVER MADE. WHY IS THIS THE ONLY GAME WHERE THAT'S A ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ OPTION.
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