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Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. Jul 14, 2018
    80
    Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered presents a great opportunity for those who have already played it and those who haven't. For the former, it's a chance to experience its explosive, imperfect glory in a higher framerate and with better visuals. For the latter, it's a chance to play one of the cult classics of last generation at its peak.
  2. Jul 5, 2018
    80
    If you’re a fan of Just Cause or Saint’s Row, then Red Faction Guerrilla might well tickle your fancy. In the days of sprawling open world titles with hundreds of missions tied together with awful stories, the simplicity of this game makes a welcome change. Violence is not big, hard, or clever, but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun. Red Faction Guerrilla Me-Mars-tered is the remaster no one was asking for, but has turned out to be a welcome surprise.
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    80
    A great get for those who may have missed it the first time around, or anyone who might want to revisit (and re-destroy) the red planet. It may not add any new content to address the empty open world and bland story, but it does perform well, and everything I loved about Red Faction: Guerrilla is still front and center and looking better than ever.
  4. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    This title is quite enjoyable nowadays, since its destruction-focused action holds up pretty well today. It might get repetitive if you don’t get creative, but it still delivers a good experience.
  5. 80
    As backhanded as it may sound, Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-Tered Edition is far better than it has any right to be. The mechanics that originally made it heaps of fun still hold true today. Shedding the excessive complexities that accompany modern open-world games is a surprising breath of fresh, albeit dusty, air.
  6. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    Though the remaster—or re-Mars-ter, if you can stomach the title pun—doesn't fix the grave injustice that the game never had a true sequel, it's a compelling reminder of what made it a minor classic.
  7. Aug 5, 2018
    78
    There's quite a lot that I like about Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered and some parts, not so much. Particularly, the loading times, the predictable story, and how the later regions aren't much different to the beginning of the game. However, it's still a very fun destruction-based campaign that offers a great variety of missions to take on within its large open world.
  8. Jul 9, 2018
    75
    Despite being nine years old, this remaster makes Red Faction Guerrilla look almost new. With its fantastic GeoMod 2.0 engine, the mayhem and destruction hasn’t lost any of its appeal, though its PS4 Pro “high quality” mode is in dire need of optimisation.
  9. Jul 5, 2018
    75
    I’m fully aware that Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered is not a great game — or, possibly, even a very good game. But when it works correctly (which is to say, when you’re focusing purely on how much destruction and havoc you can wreak), I don’t think there are many games that can hold a candle to it in terms of how much fun you can have.
  10. Jul 2, 2018
    74
    Overall, it’s a fun jaunt through the past, and although I’m sure I’ll get tired by the eventual repetitiveness, just like all open-world games, it’s a great experience for what the gameplay provides.
  11. Jul 30, 2018
    72
    After nine years, destroying lots of buildings with a hammer and explosives is still a lot of fun.
  12. Jul 13, 2018
    70
    A dusty relic from a bygone era of open-world game design, Red Faction Guerrilla still manages to impress. Or, to be more precise, GeoMod 2.0 still manages to impress. Nearly 10 years later, nothing has even tried to come close to this revolutionary physics engine, and the chaotic destruction on offer will truly satisfy anyone who enjoys blowing things up.
  13. Jul 9, 2018
    70
    Guerrilla survives its remaster in a photo finish. The monotonous mission structure, expressionless story (where everyone looks exactly the same), and conventional shooting are nails in a coffin. Fortunately the coffin’s lid is obliterated by Guerrilla’s screaming half corpse and its giddying commitment to destruction. There’s still nothing quite like it, no matter how many “what about” claims are lobbed in its direction.
  14. Jul 8, 2018
    70
    Although Red Faction Guerrilla did almost nothing to polish the last gen version issues, the 30-dollar price and upgraded visuals may very well be worth it to once again take on the red planet and discover its secrets.
  15. Jul 6, 2018
    70
    Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered comes back to console offering a fun adventure based on explosions, but he has aged badly.
  16. Jul 6, 2018
    70
    Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-Tered is a steady remastered version, which never really shines. Any player who had never given it a try should consider it now, keeping in mind that it’s a 9-year-old game.
  17. Jul 5, 2018
    70
    It's a shame that for the second time Red Faction: Guerrilla will not have the attention that deserves, but the truth is that the game, despite the fact that it's still fun to play, is simply outdated.
  18. Jul 4, 2018
    70
    Red Faction: Guerrilla is a good game, but it hasn't aged very well. Its open-world structure is only a glimpse of what the genre would become in later years. Its saving grave is to be found in the destruction mechanic, that it's still very up to date and enjoyable.
  19. 70
    Red Faction Guerrilla was the best of the Red Faction franchise and its Geomod technology proves it's capable of withstanding the test of time. It may feel a bit dated in its driving mechanics and shooting controls but it makes up for that in phenomenal destruction that never gets old.
  20. Jul 2, 2018
    70
    In an era where players still get amazed by the superficial damages of covers, Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered remains an exceptional escape from the ordinary, having the power to stimulate the demolishing fantasy of whoever wants to give it a chance. On the other hand, for those who have already razed all the buildings on Mars in 2009, it would be better to focus on something else.
  21. Jul 2, 2018
    70
    It was a cool enough game in 2009 but a lot of time has passed and other games managed to do more with the open world genre. It serves as a nice nostalgia piece but even in its remastered state, the game feels like a relic.
  22. Jul 4, 2018
    69
    Despite the numerous visual corrections, the years do not pass in vain for an original game of 2009.
  23. Jul 3, 2018
    67
    The third chapter of the THQ Nordic series feels the weight of a decade spent away from the latest hardware, victims of a decidedly aged technical department.
  24. Jul 16, 2018
    60
    Red Faction Guerilla ReMARStered is far from perfect, but it’s fun, and it’s proof that not every game needs to have a serious, super in-depth narrative to please.
  25. 60
    Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered offers players a second chance to experience its open world. Some technical issues aside, it's the lack of variety in the world and mission design that stops the fun and still impressive destruction from making this a must play for those who missed it the first time.
  26. Jul 8, 2018
    60
    Red Faction Guerrilla is back with a remastered version that is not enough to make up for the 10-year-old flaws of the game. In spite of the fact that destroying everything is still quite fun, there are better options nowadays for the fans of these crazy action games.
  27. Jul 2, 2018
    60
    The awesome environmental destruction returns alongside the hammer, one of the best gaming weapons ever. And the game has been redone in 4K resolution with improved lighting and textures. Unfortunately, the bad stuff still remains: shooting and driving feel floaty, enemy response is tuned too high, and there are a number of glitches present. As such, the remaster merely brings a great game into the modern age, without the improvements that would mark a better re-release.
  28. Jul 2, 2018
    50
    It’s a painful reminder that we have it and had it so much better, even if the remaster seems to be far more prone to crashing than the original. Games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Mad Max, and even Bad Company 2 do almost everything better than Red Faction ever could.
  29. Jul 2, 2018
    50
    Hopefully, some patches bring this remaster up to par, because it would be unforgivable to have Guerrilla fail a second time due to a rushed port.
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  1. Jul 2, 2018
    The game fully understands what makes it fun, and it does everything it can to empower the player to see that with as few restrictions as possible. This is what helps Red Faction: Guerrilla justify its remastering. It might not look as pretty as even its contemporaries, let alone games coming out today, but the sheer fun that comes with obliterating a building or tearing it apart piece by piece has not waned a bit.
User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 11 out of 20
  1. Aug 3, 2018
    4
    I thought this was going to be a chance to play a fairly bland but entertaining game again. I didn't care for multiplayer, and as you can see,I thought this was going to be a chance to play a fairly bland but entertaining game again. I didn't care for multiplayer, and as you can see, my expectations were fairly low going in.

    About 5 hours in, after my second crash, the only savefile you can have was corrupted and deleted.
    I in turn deleted the game.

    So... wait for a patch, which may never come. And don't go in hoping for multiplayer. If they fixed the crashes and the fact that there's a chance they completely destroy your progress along with them, the game would be a 7 - 8. Typical sandbox extravaganza with pretty fun destruction physics, smashing through buildings with Mjolnir.
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  2. Jul 23, 2018
    4
    It pains me to write this review cuz I am such a big fan of this game, but to remaster it and not fix some of the problems that were in theIt pains me to write this review cuz I am such a big fan of this game, but to remaster it and not fix some of the problems that were in the original is very frustrating. some of the same glitches on multiplayer are still in this game,the crappy matchmaking is still in this game with no server browser. This game has froze on me multiple times on the PlayStation 4. I guess I had my expectations too high for this game. It is not an improvement but just a reskin. if you haven't played the original I highly suggest this game just for the fun on single player but if you have played it before in are expecting a Improvement on other areas not including graphics, you might be disappointed. Full Review »
  3. Jul 20, 2018
    8
    True cult classic brought back into the limelight. A fun game if you've never played or are looking for something different. I have found aTrue cult classic brought back into the limelight. A fun game if you've never played or are looking for something different. I have found a couple glitches and experienced a few game crashes that I didn't from the original but it's worth it. Love this game Full Review »