GameStop stores in Europe may have spilled the beans on Red Faction: Guerrilla reboot

Cal Jeffrey

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Red Faction: Guerrilla may be getting a reboot. Early this morning, at least four European retailers had product pages posted for the game. GameStop websites in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark all indicated the title would be coming out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The pages have since been removed.

Unfortunately, nobody thought to grab screenshots so we’ll just have to take Gematsu’s word for it. However, the considering fact that it was on multiple sites and that the reboot is practically a genre of game now, it is in all likelihood a legit leak. Plus, the first two Red Faction games have already been emulated and ported over to the PS4.

Red Faction: Guerrilla was originally released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC way back in 2009. The third game in the Red Faction franchise departed from its FPS origins in favor of a third-person perspective. The camera angle was not the only thing to distinguish it from its predecessors.

The title used the Geomod 2.0 engine and had fully destructible environments. Prior games used earlier versions of the engine but the scale of destruction was nothing like it was in Guerrilla. Buildings could be demolished to complete an objective. Cover could be blown away to get clear aim on an enemy. It changed the way the game was played and there was usually more than one approach to finishing a mission.

It also had multiplayer, a first for the franchise. Multiplayer had your typical matches like Deathmatch and Capture the Flag but also had modes involving destroying or preventing the destruction of structures.

Red Faction: Guerrilla was well-received and had high review scores from most critics. A common complaint, however, was that the storyline and voice acting were weak and some missions seemed repetitive.

Of course, nothing has been officially announced or confirmed so it’s best to take the news with a grain of salt. However, if THQ decides to do an honest reboot and not just a lazy port, it will have the chance to correct those weaknesses and make a great game even better.

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Polycount

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I remember that game. I really enjoyed it! A reboot sounds good in theory, but the likelihood that it turns into just another third person shooter is pretty high when it comes to reboots.
 
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HIC99

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I have played (Not completed) red fraction games 1-4 and 3,4 were what I thought were the best out of the bunch. I'm glad it's coming back.
 

m4a4

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I kinda want to play Guerrilla again right now. I just loved taking the missile tank and demoing whole buildings in a few salvos.
Also, the demo charges were a pretty fun way to mess around.
 

GreyFoxx

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Enjoyed the 1st game, the 2nd not so much :) could be dangerous with the new Crackdown game having destruction etc.
 

Cal Jeffrey

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I really liked the Red Faction series. I never got around to Guerrilla … well, because Borderlands, but I always liked the idea behind it. I'll for sure pick up a reboot. My only fear is that THQ might just be bringing it it back to get in on the micro transaction game. I hope this is not the case, but you know as well as I do how that trend has been taking over.

On the bright side, as long as the single-player campaign is intact, who cares if they make the MP loot box hell. It'll just be another MP mode out of dozens that I don't play.
 
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