developer: Volition Inc.
publisher: THQ Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-16
Red Faction: Guerrilla for PC, PS3 and X360 is an action game, which is the third installment in a series established in 2001. Volition studio developed the game, while THQ took up the duties of a publisher. The developer is known not only from the previous installments of the series, but also for two editions of brilliant Freespace, and The Punisher, known for its immense brutality.
Once again, the plot takes us to Mars. This time, the story begins 50 years after the events of the first Red Faction. We assume the role of an adventurer, who is openly rebelling against the oppression of Earth Defense Force, which earns him a death sentence.
As a brave unit and part of the resistance, we conduct a kind of guerrilla warfare. Our responsibilities include diligent planning of the attacks, and making quick decisions. Moreover, we are frequently forced to use the elements of the environment for cover against the attacks or to stay hidden. This intensifies the ubiquitous sense of being in danger. In Red Faction: Guerrilla for PC, PS3 and X360 we watch the action from third person perspective, behind the back of our protagonist. During the gameplay, we visit an immense, open world, located on an alien planet. Among others, we visit an abandoned mining outpost and the main headquarters of Earth Defence Force.
One of the key elements of the third Red Faction is the system of destructible environment. With it, the walls are not an issue, while destroying the neighborhood with explosives and mining tools isnít anything extraordinary. The system also constitutes for uniqueness of the multiplayer mode, which bases mainly on the impressive posibilities of deforming the environment.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 3.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 8800 or better), 15 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista
Microsoft Xbox 360
Uses: Xbox Live