Red Faction Series 75% Off On Steam ‘Til 4 PM PST
If you’ve never played any of the Red Faction series, now might be a good time to rectify that. Steam is selling the entire series dirt cheap, 75% off until 4 PM Pacific time this afternoon. This includes Red Factions 1 and 2, which were first person shooters, as well as the excellent Red Faction: Guerilla. Yes, it also includes Red Faction: Armageddon, a game so awful it sadly killed the series. Head over to Steam for more.
Here is what I hope happens: A lot of us buy Red Faction: Guerilla and Red Factions 1 and 2, and hardly anyone buys Armageddon. I have no idea what prompted THQ to jettison everything that made Guerilla work, but for some reason they did. Where Guerilla was 3rd person, open world, and somewhat nonlinear, essentially GTA: Mars*, Armageddon is a lame Gears of War meets Dead Space clone. It sucks that a bad decision by THQ and Volition killed what should have been an ongoing great series, and hopefully, by buying all the good games, you’ll help convince them to make another that doesn’t suck. So do that now.
* yes, I realize that prior games also had open world elements.