The Original Red Faction Now Available on PlayStation 4

The Martian shooter that started another franchise two console generations ago, Red Faction, is now available for PlayStation 4.

Re-published by THQ Nordic, the first-person shooter enables players to battle through 20 levels of various environments, including natural caves, deep seas, Ultor Corporation’s bases, and more. The biggest feature the game was noted for was its destructible environments, like digging holes with rocket launchers.

“Playing Red Faction for the first time is one of my favorite memories on ‘PlayStation 2’,” said Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at THQ Nordic.

“The team at THQ Nordic is thrilled to be able to share that experience with a whole new generation of players on ‘PlayStation 4’. Ripping a hole through the surface of Mars to access a hidden tunnel for a surprise takedown is about as satisfying as a shooter can get!”

THQ Nordic is now the owner of the Red Faction IP – would you like to see a new game in the series moving forward? Sound off in the comments below!


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  • Epxilon20

    Ports Await.

  • sanic

    I got all the red faction games on PS3 for like $19 or whatever, and Armageddon wouldn’t run, I got refunded but I just wanted to play the damn game.

  • catazxy

    Don’t worry, you haven’t missed much…

  • sanic

    Then why did they make a book and movie? Obviously Armageddon was the best one to do that.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    they should port Red Faction: Guerrilla

    thats a seriously underappreciated gem in my opinion

  • catazxy

    A linear and generic shooter with bland characters and environments…if it gets better after the 2-3 hours I played, fine, but I can’t be bothered to try it again.

  • Neojames82

    Yeah Armageddon is where the franchise pretty much took a huge nose dive.

  • Random Dude

    Aye. Nothing like dropping your hammer on some hapless mooks and buildings on Mars.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Shoot the wall of a building with soldiers with the Nano Rifle. Run in with your hammer and beat them down. Fun times. Fun times.