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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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
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
A classic from the days of old. Simple story but goes on for a good chunk of time to keep you entertained along with interesting characters make it plain fun to play through. Solid weapon variet with GEOMOD technology has you in same cases blowing through walls or changing how you think entering a building. Multiplayer with bots is lacking especially compared to the PS2 version however. Graphics are very good for the time and the music given enough time will be stuck in your head in the best way possible. 4/5
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65 of 81 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
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.


- 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).


- 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 AI 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
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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
-Better quest tracking compared to the first one
-Dual wield weapons
-Fun cheats

-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.

-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".
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
The Final Boss:
[no spoiler] If I were to give one reason to play this game, it would be to challenge your gamer skills against the final boss (easy mode doesn't count!) HOLY COW BALLS, RFII has one of the hardest final bosses I have ever played against. Palms sweaty, pants full of spaghetti, and mom crying in the bathroom, I will never forget that day I had to face one of the toughest opponents in gaming history.

Other than that, this game is mediocre, probably worth it if it goes on sale for under $5.
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71 of 116 people (61%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 21, 2014
Broken port of an extremely great console game.

My download came with someone else's savegame.. I don't even know.
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41 of 63 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
What can be said about Red Faction II? The original Red Faction was quite a success (in terms of quite positive reviews and sales) so a sequel was eventually determined to come out soon. Originally a console game and later ported to the PC, it tries to outmatch its predecessor with more action, more vehicles and with a definitely more stupid storyline. What's the final result?

Of course it's not as good or original as Red Faction I. The charm of sneaking around in a Mars colony is nowhere to be found anymore (there's really no link to the story of the first game), the gameplay got definitely dumbed down and the level design is extremely linear. To make it worse, you can no longer make use of the legendary GEO MOD engine as in Red Faction I. You are partly able to blow out some walls or pillars, but that's all. GEO MOD my ♥♥♥.

Nonetheless I must admit that riding vehicles or blowing away enemies with your yellow grenade launcher can be quite fun. The focus definitely lies on action and that's not necessarily a bad thing. On the other side the cons really let you down after all.

The Good:
+ Non-Stop action
+ Many vehicles
+ Many weapons
+ A not so bad second half of the game

The Bad:
- Dumb, repetitive gameplay
- Linear level design
- Boring, foreseeable story
- A horrible first half of the game
- No real replay value
- No real multiplayer available, only a bot mode

The Ugly:
-- Non-skippable ingame cutscenes (I HATE that, seriously)

It's really hard to recommend this game in retrospective. It's an ugly console child with a horrible first half and a more interesting second part. If you still decide to buy it, at least do so during sales or via the Red Faction Collection.

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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
Red Faction II is a sequel of Red Faction by Volition Inc. While the first game has you starting as a simple miner caught up in the rebellion and you end up being the best soldier capable of defeating even mercenaries, this one has you playing as Alias, one of the few nano-tech enhanced soldiers left in the world, joining Red Faction against the authoritarian regime of Sopot and his elite guards. The story felt very derivative and rather lame, compared to the "fish out of water (that turned out to be a shark)" story of the first. This time, you're simply better than anybody else, and everybody knows it. You're the demo guy, while others in your squad are scout, sniper, heavy weapons, vehicles, and commander.

Graphics are good for the time, and Red Faction has a feature called "Geomod" which allows certain walls or terrain features to be destroyed, creating alternative avenues of approach. However, what's destructible and what's not are not obvious and you don't have indefinitely amount of ammo for experimentation. in the single player you will sometimes have to create exits with the explosives.

Based on tech of the time, poly count is relatively low, but tolerable. Texture was state of art back then and merely tolerable now. The fun part is the gun play, but this is an old-school shooter... no lean, no cover and blind shoot, no tagging, What you see and aim in the crosshair is what you get. And you get to carry bazillion weapons... single or double pistol, machine pistol, and later, nanotech pistol (single hand means you can throw grenades, doubled gun can't use grenades). Then you get to shotgun (dual barrel, one with regular buckshot, other with incendiary) SMG, assault rifle, assault rifle with grenade launcher, LMG, rocket, grenade launcher, sniper rifle, railgun, and other fancy weapons. There's also grenade, incendiary grenade, and satchel charges.

You will also sometimes get to play with vehicles, such as aerial gunner (man the turret!), submarine fighter (launch torpedoes), tank (main and coax guns), as well as armored suit with rockets and twin gatlings, just to break up the monotony of shoot, shoot, and shoot.

There are occasionally severe lack of hints, as you are given NO IDEA on where to go, but if you explore a little, there's probably a door you need to open, or a hole you need to make bigger, or a wall you need to jump over, and such. And to encourage you to go on your way, an infinite number of enemies will spawn to "encourage" you to move along and since your ammo is limited, you should move along, albeit this was never explained anywhere.

On easy level your health resets to 100% between stages, so that makes the game quite a bit easier. Furthermore, your health autoheals if you stay out of combat for about 10 seconds. You can have up to 3 health kits on you, and they will auto-heal you when your health gets too low. Obviously that means you should not get hit that often, lest you run out of them! Fortunately, they often can be found on dead soldiers (just run over them to collect). It's only later that there are certain enemies that don't leave loot.

All in all, RF2 is an also ran. In making the protagonist a super-soldier, it also lost most of the charm of "fumbling your way around" of the first RF game. Not to mention the plot is virtually cliche. Basically, you do the heavy lifting, someone else reap the benefits, and then there's the... surprise! :)

I managed to finish it in a couple hours, and I'm not a speed-run guy. It's just very short in single player. I imagine there can be more fun in MP, but being this old, MP lobby's long dead. It's kinda fun for historical purposes, and it's cheap, but you'd probably be better off with a modern RF, like RF: Guerilla or such.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
This is an OKAY Game.

Don't get me wrong, This is an FPS Game BUT this is NO WAY a Red Faction game.
The Story is a mess. I can hardly call this a Red Faction game.
It's more like it shares elements of the Red Faction universe but this game hermetically does not incorporate elements in which Red Faction was really known.

It's not a bad game per se. It's not just a Red Faction game and if you came in here expecting that. Get ready to be disappointed.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
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.
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5.2 hrs
Posted: October 11
I have never been more confused with a game's plot.
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Reyson Fox
2.8 hrs
Posted: October 9
The World has abandoned us,
We fight alone against an insidious enemy,
An enemy who would destroy the Commonwealth!
Who would have our nation crumble from within!
But we are strong enough to fight the Red Faction,
We are strong enough to prevail.
You asked for greatness...
I have given it to you.
You asked for victory.
It is within our grasp,
Do not ask me to surrender to our enemies,
Red Faction fanatics would enslave our sons,
And ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ our daughters.
I Sopot, And Patriarch of the Commonwealth,
I dedicate myself to protecting the lives of our precious children.
Death, Despair, Desolation, Chaos.
These are what the Red Faction would bring the Commonwealth and its citizens.
Our Soldiers fight for the glory of the Commonwealth,
Our Workers labour for the glory of the Commonwealth,
Our Children sing for the glory...
Of the Commonwealth.
Fight... Fight I say!
Do not tell me that we cannot, we must, we must crush,
The Red Faction!
We cannot tolerate these Traitors in our midst.
The lies of traitors weaken our nation,
Destroy the Traitors!
Destroy their Lies!
Destroy the Red Faction! Nostalgia Goosbumps
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6.4 hrs
Posted: October 8
After really enjoying the first Red Faction, I was super disappointing with this installment. It does not even resemble the first game or story. Somehow much of the graphics and character design got worse after the first. The game is also less than half the length of the original. It is almost like THQ had an incomplete game that wasn't strong enough on its own so they put the Red Faction label on it and hoped no one would notice. Skip this and play the older but better Red Faction.
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5.8 hrs
Posted: September 10
I seem to remember this being better back when I played it on the ps2, oh well.
My biggest knock against this game is the level design. They all kinda blend into eachother, and even after playing through it again, I can't really remember any specific level. That being said, the enemy variety is fine, with normal gun dudes and dudettes, rocket launchy dudes, mutants with pistols and machine guns etc.
The other thing to note is that this game is very silly, with enemies making jokes, goofy death animations, and with other characters piping up on the radio. The outro even has that "and spiffy went on to be a pouf" thing you see at the end of some campy movies or shows. I do remmember one part, during the siege of a "citadel", you come upon a guy banging on a door. "let me in" he says, "Is this about those burnt nochos? I told you that's how their supposed to look!". That part does stick in my mind for some reason.

Long story short, don't take this game too sieriously and you will have fun.
Give it a goooWOAAAH! *Pratfall* *Wilhelm scream*
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3.6 hrs
Posted: September 2
Quite the step down from Red Faction. Washed out colors, a horrible story line, and bland graphics make this game easily forgettable. Play the first game, skip this one, and then go right on to Guerrilla. +
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1.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Oh dear. I am someone who likes to try and complete any game I start. Unfortunately, this time, I just couldn't do it to myself. I know its an old game but I only recently played Red Faction and I enjoyed it. This game is just terrible in my opinion. I'm moving straight on to Red Faction: Guerrilla instead
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9.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
By today's standards this game is crap. Played it through for nostalgia because i loved it on PS2 back in the day but making it through the campaign now was rough. Not fun, just a bunch of enemies spawning like crazy around corners.
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16.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Red Faction 2 has issues but is worth playing anyway.

There is no multiplayer (except vs bots) but then again even if it did by this point nobody would be playing it. There isn't as much destructible terrain as in either Red Faction 1 or Red Faction Guerilla but there doesn't neccesarily need to be. The story is a bit boring and more than a bit predictable but truly amazing stories in shooters are a rarity.

As for what the game does right the weapons for the most part are very varied and feel decently well balanced. There are some weapon balance issues, the grenade launcher pretty much beats every other explosive weapon in the game in terms of efficiency and the sniper rifle is extremly powerful for how much ammo drops for it, but they aren't massive problems. The game has regenerating health but it is slow and mostly there so you are never in an unwinnable situation. Most of your healing will be done with medkits which you can carry 3 of with you that are used automatically when you would die. The campaigns vehicle sections also aren't the worst thing ever being playable but not fantastic.

Overall the key is to not go into Red Faction 2 expecting the greatest shooter of all time or some completely destructible environment. If you go in expecting a decent old school style shooter you will probably enjoy yourself. If you need a score i would say this game is a 7/10.
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Savitas Vitae
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
Allahını seven uzak dursunç İlk oyunla uzaktan yakından alakası yok. Ne hikaye olarak ne oynanış olarak. Easy'de oynamazsanız sniper'larda tek yiyebileceğiniz bölümler var. Oynanış konsoldan aparma resmen. Uzak durun.
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