x360a writes: "Red Faction has been around for some time now, in fact it was the very first game I bought with my shiny new Playstation 2 back in the day. I was lured in by the promise of fully destructible environments and thanks to the Geo-mod technology, that's what I got. It proved to be something of a false dawn, and little more than a fairly decent first person shooter and some quite obvious rails. Here we are, many moons (and gaming disappointments later), and Red Faction has been reborn with a new sense of grandeur and a whole lot more explosive power. Will Volition and THQ actually deliver on the promises made so long ago or will it all blow up in their faces once again?
Volition are obviously slightly better known for the Saints Row series and this game probably owes just as much that particular set of games as to its own predecessors. Taken away from its first person roots, this game is more of a free roaming adventure title in a third person perspective – with plenty of sandbox elements thrown in. Obviously there are a lot of games that have guns, cover systems and open ended gameplay, so Red Faction needs something unique of its own, something to make it stand out, something like a ton of over the top explosions and destructible buildings? That will work..."