Review: Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered (PlayStation 4)

Red Faction: Guerrilla re-defines the limits of destruction-based game-play with a huge open-world, fast-paced guerrilla-style combat, and true physics-based destruction.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 27.77GB Download size.
  • Four control layouts- Normal, Southpaw, Legacy and legacy southpaw.
  • Performance mode- High performance or High quality.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Tutorial pops up following a short tutorial laden mission.
  • Simple controls.
  • Open world action gameplay.
  • You can blow up/damage or just flat out level any building in the game.
  • Scrap- Earned from destruction and used to buy/upgrade weapons.
  • Open world game.
  • Can set your own markers on the map. Adds a track to follow on the floor in the game.
  • Full stats screen.
  • Save when you want.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Vehicles- Can find them, Spawn them or straight up hijack them.
  • Main story quests and a massively varied side mission setup.
  • Amazing levels of destruction. Take out all supporters and watch that mother fall, Strong physics engine at work.
  • EDF- Overall bad guys who run the place. You can take over there outposts and liberate areas to decrease their hold.
  • Morale- Goes up and down upon actions. Running over people will have a bad effect whilst doing missions will increase it.
  • Four game modes- Story, Wrecking crew, Multiplayer and bonus missions.
  • Wrecking crew- Six modes for 1-4 players, 19 maps and you can edit every setting.
  • Training videos.
  • MP- Quick match, Matchmake with a party, Custom party and spectator mode.
  • Customise for online- Player card elements can be earned and you can set your preferred character model.
  • Online Leaderboards.
  • A lot of fun.
  • Great way to release some anger.
  • Really clear icons on the map.
  • Some really fun missions.
  • Helpful pop-up button prompts.
  • Play how you want.

Cons:

  • Volume jumps between cutscenes and the game.
  • PS2 feeling UI.
  • Uninteresting story.
  • Driving feels very clumsy.
  • Poor voice acting in a lot of places.
  • Some ugly textures.
  • Picking up scraps is a pain even with a magnet equipped.
  • AI rarely react.
  • Some very boring missions.
  • Hard to read simple things like health meter.
  • Sharp difficulty spikes.
  • Bad performance in places especially slowdown even on a PlayStation Pro console set to performance.
  • Can feel overwhelmed.
  • Feels unguided at times.
  • Little replay value.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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