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Red Faction Armageddon - PC

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Platform: PC
  • Latest installment in the Red Faction franchise
  • Play as Darius Mason, grandson of Red Faction: Guerilla's Alec Mason and Samanya, and continue the fight for the freedom of Mars against a new evil
  • Battle across the storm-blasted Red Planet and beneath the surface as you combat a lethal force shrouded in mystery
  • Uncover the mystery that threatens the safety of mankind on Mars
  • Protect the settlements of Colonists and Marauders against the unspeakable threat of Armageddon

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Platform: PC
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003P9C6EQ
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 10 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: June 7, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,731 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: PC

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Red Faction: Armageddon places you in the role of Darius Mason, a man born of Colonist and Marauder blood, who must save mankind from an unspeakable evil that has resurfaced. In the latest installment of the Red Faction franchise, you must travel across the storm-blasted Red Planet — and below the surface as you take up arms against a terrifying new force that threatens the sake of mankind. Will you be able uphold your family's tradition of fighting for the freedom of Mars to protect the settlements against this mysterious lethal force?

Red Faction Armageddon
Stunning graphics
Stunning graphics
Continue the fight for freedom
Continue the fight for freedom
Play as Darius Mason
Play as Darius Mason

Synopsis

It has been more than 50 years since the Red Faction resistance and the Marauder allies liberated the Red Planet from the brutal Earth Defense Force — however, that harmony is once again threatened. A massive Terraformer that supplies Mars with its Earth-like air and water has been destroyed, causing the once-balanced atmosphere to transform to chaos. The Colonists have been forced to flee underground and begin their lives beneath the surface. Darius Mason, the grandson of Martian Revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, runs a dangerous, yet lucrative business carrying out jobs that others fear to do. When Darius is tricked into entering an old Marauder temple, he reopens a mysterious shaft — releasing a long-sleeping evil that unleashes Armageddon across Mars. Only Darius and the Red Faction can protect the Colonist and Marauder settlements and save mankind from the evil that envelops the Red Planet.

Key Features:

  • Latest installment in the Red Faction franchise
  • Play as Darius Mason, grandson of Red Faction: Guerilla's Alec Mason and Samanya, and continue the fight for the freedom of Mars against a new evil
  • Battle across the storm-blasted Red Planet and beneath the surface as you combat a lethal force shrouded in mystery
  • Uncover the mystery that threatens the safety of mankind on Mars
  • Protect the settlements of Colonists and Marauders against the unspeakable threat of Armageddon

Product Description

A long-dormant evil emerges from the caves of Mars, unleashing Armageddon on the planet’s colonists. With this force stopping at nothing to cleanse the planet of life, mankind finds itself poised on the brink of extinction. Red Faction Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity’s last hope for survival.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old-School Alien Shoot-'em-up With a Good PC Port June 8, 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ignore the Red Faction title of this game as it has very little to do with the average FPS from a decade ago or the open-world destruct-a-thon from a couple years ago. Red Faction: Armageddon is a straight-up alien blasting good time with great weapons and great environment destruction, end of story.

Here's the rundown:

Pros:
+ Fast-paced alien shooting that might remind you of older games like Quake 2 or Half-Life but with a third-person perspective.

+ Unique and fun to use weapons like a magnet gun that flings objects together (including enemies) and a plasma gun that charges up and then destroys entire areas with swirling gravity.

+ Impressive destruction where every building is able to be destroyed. While not a core gameplay elements like the last game this still adds a ton of weight and spectacle to every firefight.

+ Pretty passable story with some funny lines and interesting locations. Design is generally solid with well-defined character outfits and unique locations.

+ Upgrade system that lets you improve abilities you like and buff up general stats like health and weapon recoil. You upgrade through finding "salvage" which is spread out in the larger environments. Though still linear the game does have a strong exploration elements due to this.

+ Online modes add some fun like a typical hoard mode where you stay alive through as many enemy waves as possible and a mode where you cause as much destruction as you can in a limited time. Leaderboard support for both.

+ Better PC port than previous Volition games in the last few years. Good framerate and smooth mouse control. Lots of video options (though sadly no option to increase pop-in distance).
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good ole destructive fun. June 7, 2011
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Loved Red Faction Guerilla although it still left something to be desired on a game play level. The vehicles were clumsy, but driving around from mission to mission while tedious did give a sense of pleasure. Destroying sectors and bases was a lot of fun, and really the meat and potatoes of the game. Well with RF Armageddon it's a whole new can of worms. The game play is more linear and you just basically follow the instructions you are given to complete your objectives. Sounds boring right? Wrong. It's nice to have a sense of directions and while i loved the last game, along with games like Just Cause 2 and Assassins Creed 2, having all free roam territory isn't always the funnest way to play. No disrespect to those titles, but it's nice just to have an objective, go to it, complete it and move on, without running around all over the place. I rate this with Resident Evil 4,5, Dead Space 1, 2, and even Mass Effect, it's a great platformer. The thing that sets this game apart is the sheer brilliance of the psychics and the ability to destroy and repair nearly everything in the game. Speaking of the repair feature, after destroying platforms, crates, walls and everything else around you, you can use your repair tool(i forgot the name of it) to rebuild these things back to the original condition. Which comes in handy if you need to backtrack or hide from enemies that have destroyed your hiding places. Very clever. Also destroying platforms, or blocking a path to avoid being followed is brilliant as well. No other game out there can claim this unique feature.

Graphically, for PC that is, it depends on your specs. I have an Acer M5800, with an ATI Radeon 4850 1 gig of DDR3 RAM, 8 gigs of memory, and a Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Would not function on Windows 7 May 12, 2013
By pjctk
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Was installed , but did not function. Once again Only 2000 and XP s only... Make sure you have a more than decent video card.
Why wasn't this game optimized for different O/S's...?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Right Direction; Gets Repetitive July 19, 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
So the last Red Faction game featured a sandbox style of play, and while the open terrain was fun to travel through and the "cities" were fun to destroy, it became tedious to meet timed objectives when you had to drive for 10 minutes...

Red Faction Armageddon solved this by making it into a linear experience. The first action in-game was astounding. The new destructive engine was tangible. Using the magnet gun to tear the building out from under enemies was a blast, which leads to the two major flaws, in my opinion:

1: 80% of the game (which is really only about 5 or 6 hours) is spent killing aliens. There were more than three kinds, but they basically fell into only three types: crawlers, jumpers, and "tanks". The enemy types got stale once you learned the best tactic - it became a methodical process of eliminating priorities...

2: Weapon - You could only equip four weapons, which is plenty, but I seriously don't think there are four USEFUL weapons. The Sledgehammer is fun to tear things down with, but never a viable combat choice. I found myself using the assault rifle, magnet gun, and either the rocket launcher or grenade launcher through most of the game.

Overall, it was a fun gun & run, but wait for the price to drop, or something. I know through Steam it's still pretty pricey...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game.
Published 19 days ago by fyrstorm
4.0 out of 5 stars Eye candy!!
This game is pure eye candy. The visuals are great and the weapons are a lot of fun. The cut scenes are also well done. The game play is OK...but not super compelling. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Stebbins
4.0 out of 5 stars NICE FPS WORTH PRICE DECENT
NICE FPS
WORTH PRICE

DECENT GAME
Published 1 month ago by Kevin OConnor
1.0 out of 5 stars too short
not much fun doesn't last long
Published 1 month ago by tdaddy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
The different kinds of weapons make it fun to play.
Published 1 month ago by Kuroii Senko
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
it ok, don't spend a lot if you buy it.
Published 1 month ago by tkk
5.0 out of 5 stars Not sure why critics hated this
This game came bundled free with one of those Humble Bundle packs, so I guess I didn't have very high expectations, but I definitely think this was a fun and engaging game to play... Read more
Published 3 months ago by David O.
4.0 out of 5 stars steam game
I wanted the game and have it for my steam account and it was on sale too.. not played it yet.
Published 3 months ago by robin kay
5.0 out of 5 stars loce it
great story line. i enjoyed every second. everyone should play this game just for the fun of it. five stars for me.
Published 3 months ago by Joaquim
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun...
More of a shooter than the previous Red Faction game, Guerrillas which was very much an RPG/Shooter. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Terryll Rainey
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