Parents' Guide to

Red Faction: Armageddon

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody sci-fi shooter intended for adult consumption.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Not fun.

Boring corridor Gears knock off with very little destruction. Too long. Gunplay strong but what good is that when none of the levels are fun? Gorier than last game.
age 10+


Was a fun game

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Red Faction: Armageddon's imaginative arsenal is its primary appeal. Take the magnet gun, a weapon that fires a pair of metal bits that attract to each other. Peg an alien with the first magnet and a building with the second and you'll send the bug hurtling into the structure. Other weapons, such as the all-purpose nano rifle (which atomically disassembles anything it hits) and the singularity canon (which creates a black hole that causes enormous damage to, well, pretty much everything) are just as original. The mayhem can be quite gratifying -- for grown-ups.

That said, older players will likely take issue with other elements. The levels are too linear, the campaign is too short, and the story is too hackneyed. Still, the fun of bringing down a radio tower with naught but a huge hammer is not to be easily dismissed. It won't win any awards, but as a mindless spectacle Red Faction: Armageddon excels.

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