If no Tonka truck could rest easy in its smug "unbreakable" status in your childhood bedroom and you look upon "shatterproof" as a challenge, Red Faction: Guerrilla ought to set your trigger finger itching. While the game is ostensibly a red person shooter, the real aim is to set about causing as much carnage as you possibly can.
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Guerrilla is set in 2120; the allies of the original Red Faction, the Earth Defense Force (or EDF) are now the antagonists of the tale having enslaved the Martian society in a bid to gain control all of Mars' resources after Earth's commodities run dry and the economy collapses. So it is that the Red Faction reforms in order to fight against the EDF's regime and begin more fair negotiation talks with Earth.
There's not much to the plot and the characters are uniformly instantly forgettable, not helped by some weak voice acting. Overall the graphics are nothing special, even a bit bland but the explosions look pretty cool and the destruction that you wreak is well rendered. There's nothing too complex or mentally taxing about Red Faction: Guerrilla but there's lots of simple visceral fun to be had, at least if you enjoy blasting everything around you into little pieces. There is an impressive multiplayer, adding longevity to a somewhat shallow single player campaign that can grow tedious.
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