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.
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Mixed (406 reviews) - 51% of the 406 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Just finish the game, it didn't felt like it was very long in this game, but to compare the 2nd to the 1st, I have to say the 1st was better for number of things, such as hit boxes, as well bosses, only hardest part in the game was the final boss, everything else was pretty darn simple and easy. Over all the game was good, the plot wasn't to bad, but the twist in the plot was pretty lame, which they could of easily just ended, but didn't, also the bots in this game were alright, not the greatest. If you wonder if this game tied to the 1st game, it's hard to explain, but none of the characters from red faction 1 has anything to do in red faction 2 plot other than the plot that carry over at the start of the game about the nanobots technology which used to make super soldiers, which doesn't tell you about any of the character from red faction 1, as to what happen to them or what.

- Bots are pretty good.
- Playing the game on certain difficulties to unlock game contents.
- Has Bots to fight in a match such as team deathmatch, etc...
- Get to customize the bots for Bots match, such as behavior, stats, etc...
- Great boss fight challenge at the end.
- Lots of weapons to use in game to choose from.
- Awesome vehicles to use in game, mostly liked the battle armor.
- Destroying some environment.

- The Plot has some pretty bad flaws.
- Hit boxes wasn't that great compare to the 1st game.
- Mostly simple and easy to beat the game.
- There no online/lan Multiplayer, only Bots match, where you fight nothing but just bots.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Its a great game. I love all of them. JUst get it and have fun.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Red Faction II is the sequel that fans of the Red Faction franchise would rather forget. Decent graphics for the time, trouble free gameplay (no crashes & full 1080p), multiple environments (some levels are completed on foot, others in planes, others in tanks, others in power armor), and great voice acting (Jason Statham!).

So what are the drawbacks?

Red Faction II contains little or nothing that made the first Red Faction game a classic. The game is linear as hell. So was the first game, you might say; but even within the levels, there often were multiple ways to progress. Not so in Red Faction II. What about Geomod and destructible terrain? Well, that's still here, kind of. There's plenty of stuff that is destructible. But instead of unlocking different routes, Geomod's role is reduced to the only path. One level begins with Alias in an alley with both ends blocked off. There's no way to progress forward. Oh, wait, shoot those barrels. Boom! The wall explodes and (realistically) crumbles, opening a hole to walk through. There's your Geomod.

Also missing is the Everyman character. Parker (Red Faction), Alec Mason (Red Faction Guerrilla), and Darius Mason (Red Faction Armageddon) were all ordinary joes called upon to be heroes. In Red Faction II, we play as a Nano-agumented super soldier who is already special. The plot might look fine on paper – super soldiers attempt to overthrow a despot – but the execution isn't even up B-movie standards (maybe C-movie standards). And while the voice acting is good, there's no emotional attachment with Alias (your character), even when he is betrayed and has to fight an entirely new enemy about half-way through the game.

Red Faction II is also short for a fps. A complete run-through clocked in around 5 hours. The enemies are generic and repetitive (even the “zombies” of later levels present little challenge). If you're good at getting head-shots, you'll be able to coast through this one. The boss battles do present a decent challenge; the final boss is insanely hard / old school at first. Then I realized his pattern (from which he never deviates), and beat him in 90 seconds. There was one boss that had a charged electrical field for protection; if he got too close, and you became electrocuted, all of your controls become inverted (left is right, down is up). That was fun and a great challenge.

But one unique and fun boss isn't enough to save a game, and unfortunately Red Faction II has little else of interest. Skip it unless you can get it REALLY cheap.

Of note: If battling bots is something you like, you might be interested in Red Faction II's highly customizeable Bot-Match mode. There are quite a few maps and a great variety of weapons. Though why wouldn't you just play Quake 3 or Classic Nexuiz if that's what you're after?
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
I don't understand all the hate this game is getting, my brothers and I loved this when we had it on the Playstation 2, I had no issue getting this to run smoothly either.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
First LVL with turret in office in so hard and when I die i must go frost start lvl. Game maybe is good and this lvl is so bad. So i giving this game not recommended. P.S. I play on medium.
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