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Red Faction: Guerrilla £4.99 @ Game/Gamestation [PC Games]

Matt Gardner
Action Games, Games deals, PC games, Red Faction

Red Faction: Guerrilla £4.99 @ Game/Gamestation [PC Games]

Since the dawn of gaming time fads have come and gone but one thing has remained constant: the desire to blow stuff up. Red Faction has always excelled when it comes to destruction models, and Guerrilla is no different. Set half a century after the original, this sees you rebelling against former allies, the Earth Defence Force. With our once verdant planet completely spent, the EDF have essentially turned Mars into one big labour camp, which not everybody is too happy about.

If you fancy getting in on some gloriously destructive action, you can pick up a copy of the PC version for under £5 at both Game and Gamestation, although we'd probably go with the former if only for their reward scheme, which is nearly a tenner cheaper than the nearest competitors over at Amazon and HMV.

Let's make no bones about it, Guerrilla is a pretty disappointing game. The presentation is hardly awe-inspiring, the voice-acting is almost (but not quite) as bad as that to be found in Fable II, and the plot is dreary to say the least. The game's difficulty curve is also relentlessly unforgiving, sending out a pretty depressing message about the futility of one man standing up to The Man.

But this series is basically just a glorified excuse to let players loose on a game where everything is prone to ruin. You can wreck pretty much anything you can see provided that you have the suitable tools. There's certainly a lot of fun to be had simply by going around and blowing stuff up, and when the game hits it's stride I have to say I found myself grinning like a fool. But then the game will spike and you'll die twelve times and curse the camera and the repetitive nature of it all and play something that's just a bit...well....better.

Thanks to Neil_Coombes at HUKD

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