Review: Red Faction: Armageddon is a smashingly good time

There’s something almost hypnotic about the last two incarnations of the Red Faction series. Destructible environments and your trusty sledge hammer meant you could, and I did, lay waste to every single structure on the surface of the planet, and renovate the mine shafts as well (not as sexual as it sounds). The latest version, Red Faction: Armageddon, has abandoned the open world formula for a considerably more linear and shorter adventure, favouring bug hunts over spanking the EDF. Does it work? It’s a big yes with a ‘but’ attached to it. Read on below to find out why…

For those wondering what the hell is going on in the pics attached to this review, finishing the game unlocks the devastating Mr Toots, a unicorn that shoots rainbow laser beams out of his butt with a glorious high pitched fart noise to boot. That’s worth finishing the game itself! Enough tangenting, here’s an exert from my GameArena review…

“The plot is a simple matter of ‘find bugs – kill them all – move on to next nest’ in a nutshell. Sure, there are different types, those that spit fire, others charge, some want to stomp you into the ground, a few power up every enemy in the vicinity, but at the end of the day you’re just after an explosive confrontation with their leader and to send them back slinking under the fridge where they belong. To help you squishify them (totally a word) with extreme prejudice, Volition gives you a whole grab bag of old school favourites and sexy new additions to play with.”

Would you like to know more? Then click here to get the full review.

For a more in depth look, check out our podcast dedicated to Red Faction: Armageddon here…

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Dave Kozicki

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Video game reviewer, presenter and enthusiast. Film and TV-aholic. Pop culture geek. T-shirt and sneaker addict. All around nice guy and one hell of a sexy beast. Writer for Official PlayStation Magazine AU, AusGamers and Hyper Magazine.