Twenty-second century Earth. Five years after the rebellion on Mars. For the last 15 years, Sopot, the corrupt dictator, has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His relentless pursuit of unification with the neighboring United Republic has left the country soaked in unnecessary bloodshed and poverty.
User reviews: Mixed (203 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 9, 2003

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Twenty-second century Earth. Five years after the rebellion on Mars.
For the last 15 years, Sopot, the corrupt dictator, has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His relentless pursuit of unification with the neighboring United Republic has left the country soaked in unnecessary bloodshed and poverty. Propaganda is plastered throughout communities and a Public Information Building, built as a tribute to the self-centered chancellor, spews news broadcasts with claims of victory as more and more soldiers fall victim. Fed up after years on the front lines, a group of super-soldiers injected with nanotechnology vow to replace the dictator and restore peace.
Defend your country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of your five squad members, each specializing in their own method of destruction. Fight through diverse levels using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons and massive explosives in your rampage to overthrow the government.
  • Revamped Geo-Mod™ engine — the only FPS with real-time, arbitrary geometry modification
  • All new storyline & characters — fight as a member of an elite squad of six
  • Enhanced graphics and pre-rendered cut scenes for a completely immersive experience
  • Utilize four varied vehicles in combat including a tank, hover flyer and submarine
  • Acquire superior firepower from multiple boss battles
  • Fourteen specialized weapons of mass destruction including dual-handed combinations
  • All new inventory of useful items - health kits, night vision, numerous grenades and more
  • Stealth, puzzle solving and action oriented objectives
  • Advanced AI behavior - AI works in squads and reacts realistically to each combat situation
  • Experience alternate endings based on style of combat - good or bad "karma"

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Windows® 2000/XP
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1
    • Processor: Pentium III 500 MHz or greater
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Video Card: 3D Graphics Accelerator Card (16 MB)
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 Certified Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Pros
-Better quest tracking compared to the first one
-Dual wield weapons
-Fun cheats


Cons
-Short
-Bad story
-No checkpoint and the manual save does not save where you are in a level, only which level you reached so if you are far into a level and you die/want to quit, you will have to restart from the beginning of the level.

Neutral
-Jason Statham is one of the voice actors in the game.


Overall not as good as the first Red Faction. Don't go into it expecting the same style of game, the only thing it has in common with the first one are the nano cells and the name "Red Faction".
Posted: July 10
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25 of 41 people (61%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Played the hell out of this on ps2. You should buy it. Then buy a ps2 to play with friends. Then eat some pizza.
Posted: May 23
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Red Faction II is not worthy of it's title.

The story is not in any visible way related to the rest of the Red Faction series, so if you don't play, you're not missing anything.

The gameplay seems much more oriented to just destroying and killing enemies without purpose, compared to the first game where there is clear direction, and where stealth may be a key tactic.

The control system works well with a keyboard/mouse setup.

The graphics, somehow, seem worse than in the original game, even though it was made later. Things seem more blocky, as well.

The voicing in this game seems to make use mostly of generic "shoot-em-up" lines, and isn't very interesting. This is slightly redeemed by the fact that Jason Statham voice acts in this.

The installation works fine on windows 8.1, no issues as compared to the first game. Check the forums for a guide if you do have issues, though.

Don't buy this game. It doesn't play a part in the wider Red Faction story, and it's poorly made.
Posted: June 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
7/10 its good but not as good as the first.

the transition between this game and the first is almost exactly like the transition between F.E.A.R. and F.E.A.R. 2.
for those who havent played F.E.A.R. what i mean is the first one felt immersive and second one felt like a mindless
run and gun game (not to say run and gun games aren't fun but immersive is better). Anyways bottom line is if your
a fan of retro shooters similar to doom,quake,wolfenstein ect. and are pressed on time (took me less than 10 hours
to beat it on easy) than i highly recommend this game.
Posted: July 25
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Oh my god, this game is so bad.

I don't even see how this is a Red Faction game. The red faction is worthless throughout the whole game and they just take the back seat to the story. It has no ties to the first one and it just seems like it's trying to be more like Call of Duty then Red Faction.

The checkpoints are stupid. But it doesn't treally matter because the game is so easy. It took me like 3 hours to complete this game.

Just play the first game.

Bad game/10

Posted: August 1
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51 of 63 people (81%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Man, i don't know. I have mixed feelings about recommend this or not. Let's start the Review:

Red Faction 2 when compared to its predecessor, is a disappointment. Despite maintaining certain foundations established in the first part, mainly due to technical issues.

PROS :

- LOTS of weapons (with primary and secondary shot system for each one as in the first part).
- The shooting mechanics makes some intense gunfights fun.
- Sections where you drive vehicles are well made ​​and are quite fun.
- Apart from the primary mission objectives, the game have hidden secondary objectives for each map, which when completed, will give you bonus points.
- Karma system that varies the ending of the game (Accomplish the primary and secondary objectives provides you of good Karma, while doing bad actions like killing innocent civilians, will give you bad Karma).

CONS :

- Generic story.
- Easily forgettable characters.
- Clearly this is a PS2 port (You can easily notice it viewing the avaliable options, not to mention the graphics).
- Enemies and allies IA is doubtful.
- There are sections where enemies respawn infinitely until you pass a certain point.
- Exploration of the maps is practically non-existent (compared to the first game).
- The Geo-Mod technology is implemented despite being not quite exploited.
- Ridiculously short (the campaing last 5-6 hours).

If you can get past the fact that this is a direct port of a PS2 game, and you value the game for what it is (a short, mindless, linear first person shooter focused only in killing whatever you have in front) you may like it, if you want something deeper, you won't find it here.

My Score: 5.8/10

Note: Played it on Windows XP - SP3
Posted: February 15
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