Introducing the (possibly) last Red Faction thing ever: Path to War DLC

Above: Today in Fairly Obvious Visual Metaphors, an image of Armageddon's impact on the Red Faction franchise

We all remember where we were for certain events: 9/11, the election of President Obama, Brett Hart's return to the WWE. Soon another moment will become frozen in your memory: where you were when you first saw what's in all likelihood to be the last thing ever released with Red Faction in the name. Here's the trailer for the Path to War DLC, released today for the ill-fated Red Faction: Armageddon.

THQ recently announced that it would not be continuing with Red Faction “in any meaningful way,” so this news doubtless comes as bittersweet for those who've taken a contrary shine to the title. You can be your own judge from this clip as to whether this the DLC constitutes a minor reprieve from those sentiments: does releasing an already-mostly-done DLC pack count as “continuing,” or just “cutting your losses”? Do four new missions and a couple of new weapons – together with a few new Achievements and Trophies – constitute “meaningful”? If you've got Armageddon already, will you be shelling out the $7 or 500 MSP for this last addition?

Aug 4, 2011


  • Dehumanization - August 5, 2011 4:55 p.m.

    Maybe it wasn't a good idea to make a game about destroying buildings...underground in caves with bugs!!!
  • inkyspot - August 5, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    Honestly, it should be free for those who supported the game, like a going away present. Yeah 7 bucks isn't a lot, but I still think is should have been free.
  • Deathdeisel - August 5, 2011 7:52 a.m.

    @ Cartoon, i dont mean to start an argument, but they did advertise a LOT on tv, i know i personally saw atleast 40 of the commercials, so they did give it a decent sized launch.
  • cart00n - August 5, 2011 7:12 a.m.

    I actually enjoyed the demo quite a bit, and the reviews were solid. Only reason I didn't buy it comes down to lack of funds, but I still intend to pick it up. This might've been a bigger hit had they given it a better release...
  • Deathdeisel - August 5, 2011 5:34 a.m.

    NLH13 Has pretty well summed up everything one could say. Well done sir.
  • NLH13 - August 5, 2011 4:52 a.m.

    It's their own damn fault. The first one was so good with the unique story, great atmosphere, and of course the geo-manipulation. They tried to fix what wasn't broken and it just went downhill with each installment.
  • D0CCON - August 5, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    This could have been better off if it was more like Guerrilla. I might have bought it then.
  • paul212 - August 5, 2011 2:38 a.m.

    Armageddon couldn't really decide what it wanted to be, it tried restricting open world gameplay into a liner shooter, they would have been better off making a FPS or another great open world game. With that said i will deeply miss red faction.
  • RedHarlow - August 5, 2011 1:37 a.m.

    I'm sure someone is gonna pick up the rights to Red Faction and make a new one in 7-10 years. Only if they go back to FPS mode.

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