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The glorious carnage of Red Faction: Guerrilla

However games continue to mature, the noble art of blowing sh*t up will always be important. Our recent hands-on time with Volition’s Red Faction: Guerrilla was a life-affirming reminder of this.

The new, architecturally-correct building physics make destruction a satisfyingly tactical affair, but no less grin-inducingly chaotic for it. Explosive-based "investigation" of building support structures is an absolute hoot, and the systematic, “attack anything” destruction feels brilliantly personal. It works so well that screenshots just can't do it justice, so instead we made this video to give you the full, messy picture.

Hands up who’s now a lot more excited about June.



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26 comments

  • MacGyver1138 - April 6, 2009 4:19 p.m.

    I loved the first two Red Factions. I played the multiplayer beta of this, and it was OK. The destruction is a lot of fun, but the multiplayer gameplay was only average. I really miss the ability to destroy terrain like you could in the old games. I can remember spending a long time tunneling between two bases in Red Faction with a rocket launcher.
  • DeadGirls - April 6, 2009 7:09 a.m.

    Too bad not EVERYTHING is destructible. I haven't seen any gibs in the screens from this game. That is kinda lame.
  • AppleButterToast - April 6, 2009 6:49 a.m.

    hands up
  • ryno - April 6, 2009 2:06 a.m.

    hands r up
  • oryandymackie - April 5, 2009 10:10 a.m.

    This looks fun! I got MY arm in the air, how 'bout 'choo? Also, I agree with Tasty_Pasta, Mercs is from EA and I expected more, although I suppose it wasn't THAT bad a game, just needed to spruce it up a little. But the driving WAS terrible. Great party game though
  • skyguy343 - April 5, 2009 3:02 a.m.

    @BadLadJon grover is one of the characters from sesame street you're welcome :P
  • xFnKxTaLeNtx - April 4, 2009 11:50 p.m.

    thus game is going to be amazing, I hope that it is as awesome to play as it is to watch
  • CAPST3R - April 4, 2009 8:38 p.m.

    I'm gonna put my hands up so high, my arm's gonna ripoff and enter orbit.
  • magicwalnuts0 - April 4, 2009 7:51 p.m.

    Saw this in Crysis, and it was prettier
  • Tasty_Pasta - April 4, 2009 6:26 p.m.

    This is the sort of destruction that would have made Mercs 2 a great game. As long as the gameplay isn't garbage, this could turn out to be a fantastic game.
  • Samael - April 4, 2009 6:13 p.m.

    *puts hand up*
  • Geigan - April 4, 2009 4:42 p.m.

    I'm definitely more excited now. Thanks GR!
  • MooseKnuckle753 - May 14, 2009 12:32 a.m.

    This game looks amazing, I can't wait to play it
  • podsaurus - April 13, 2009 3:41 a.m.

    *tear* its so... *sniffle* beautiful!
  • oscarpiggy - April 7, 2009 12:28 p.m.

    im waving my hands in the air like i just dont care. ;)
  • Sludgecityrob - April 5, 2009 8:46 p.m.

    Wow.
  • woot117 - April 5, 2009 7:18 p.m.

    This looks like it will be the game to top BFBC's destruction. I am suprised that this game was made by volition because I thought that both of the saints row games sucked.
  • DarthSeaBass - April 5, 2009 6:30 p.m.

    I've had this on preorder since january.
  • Assassin297 - April 5, 2009 3:14 p.m.

    This is exactly what I had hoped Mercs 2 was gonna be like, only better. This looks like the best destruction since BF Bad Company, and hopefully it transforms the gameplay just as much. Can't wait.

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