Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Review – Nintendo Switch

When it comes to games with fully destructible environments, or at least highly destructible ones, many games come to mind. Games like Battlefield, Just Cause, and a few others are examples. However, there ain’t many that can hold a candle to the Red Faction series of games and the insane attention to detail in them. There are so many tiny bits and pieces that you can reduce almost everything to in that game, and in so many different ways. Although it’s not the most recent game in the series, Guerrilla is certainly a fan-favorite and fits right at home on the Nintendo Switch. For a console that’s all about having the kind of fun that instills child-like glee, whether at home or on the go, this game is perfect.

This game does sheer destruction so well for a ten-year-old game.

Mind you, the game isn’t quite as hot looking as it used to be, the competition has certainly caught up with it. The other Red Faction games have also gotten better and better over time, with more and more features and attention to detail, but this one is still a blast. There’s a certain charm to the game that can only be felt when playing it, it’s one of those games that you can tell the devs probably had a pretty good time making. The game feels like it’s got that little extra drop of love in it, and playing this thing on my lunch breaks at work certainly brought up discussions. For a game as old as it is, it’s still pretty impressive with what you can do in it, and the Switch doesn’t hold it back from it’s full potential.

There’s some big swaths of nothingness separating the fun bits.

The game came out a year ago on other platforms and it was pretty much the same game that it used to be but with better lighting and colors. That’s really it though, it’s still pretty stale story-wise, and there BIG parts of the planet that ain’t got jack shit to do on em. That doesn’t stop the good parts from being excellent though, and even in portable mode, the console didn’t really chug too much for me. It’s still the same old destructive romp that it always was, and if you don’t care much for the story, that’s fine! Gameplay is absolutely worth the price of admission here!

If you’ve never played any of these games before, just buy this game now, you will not be disappointed. You get to blow up buildings and smash them down to pieces with a giant hammer and tons of weapons, it’s great!

Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered

Story - 6
Gameplay - 8.5
Graphics - 7.5
Sound - 8
Entertainment Value - 8.5


Buy it!

For a destructive little romp around Mars, this game knocks it out of the park. Don't expect an especially moving story or stellar characters though.

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Nathaniel Smyth

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Born and raised in Plymouth, NH, Nat has been gaming since he was 3 starting on his brother’s Sega Genesis, all the way up to the Xbox One. Well rounded in a range of game genres from beat-em-ups to shooters, to role-playing-games, and more, he’s had a passion for all things gaming as long as he’s been able to hold a controller. While busy with school, sports, working, he still finds time to sit down, play, read up on the latest news, and hunt for deals on new and classic games.