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Red Faction: Armageddon Review | Bringing Down The House

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David Brown
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Action Games, Games reviews, Mars, Red Faction: Armageddon, THQ, Volition Inc.
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Red Faction: Armageddon

Red Faction: Armageddon Review | Bringing Down The House
Platforms: PC (version tested) | Xbox 360 | PlayStation 3
Developer: Volition
Publisher: THQ

What's the best way to kill a squishy alien thing? First thing you might think of is by drilling it full of holes with a machine gun, perhaps peppering it with shrapnel from a shotgun blast or even turning it into goo by blasting it with a rocket.

In Red Faction: Armageddon, you have these options and all are valid, but the best way is to just dump a building on top of the alien. If in doubt, crush its skull with the ceiling. It's what sets the Red Faction series apart from its third-person action rivals, and without the whole scenery destruction (and repair) gimmick, it's really quite generic.

Red Faction: Armageddon Review | Bringing Down The House

Luckily, it's a good enough gimmick to see us through the game and is utilised effectively in the Ruin mode, which sees you attempting to destroy as much of a level as possible in a bid to earn points and get yourself onto a leaderboard that's bound to be topped by someone who's found an exploit or cheated shamelessly.

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