From the creators of the award-winning FreeSpace series comes Red Faction. Every fps gamer has wondered what it would be like to unleash his weapons not just on unworthy opponents, but on the very walls that constrain them. With that in mind, Red Faction introduces Geo-Mod technology - real-time, arbitrary geometry modification that drastically enhances realism and diversity of gameplay. Framed by impressive features including an astonishing physics engine, controllable vehicles, intense graphics, kick-ass weapons, unique natural environments and a hugely involving storyline, Red Faction is the next must-have title for serious gamers.
The player assumes the role of Parker, a worker toiling in mines run by the Ultor Corporation far beneath the surface of Mars. The miners are suffering from inhuman living conditions and a strange, deadly disease called the Plague that is suddenly sweeping through their ranks.
The miners' anger and resentment are ready to boil over, and the player provides the spark that starts a rebellion against Ultor. The player's goal is to stay alive long enough to bring down Ultor and solve the mystery of the Plague. This journey takes him from gritty subterranean mines to Ultor's pristine science and nanotech labs to the surface of Mars and even onto satellites orbiting high above the planet.
Parker (Main Character)
I can't believe how stupid I was. Yeah, 'Come to Mars, Help Make a New World!' How could I have believed that crap? I remember laughing at that stuff with my friends...
Gryphon (Ultor Executive)
Only a few more months and then I'm out of here. I've served my time in the company hellhole and I'd better be rewarded for it. I never knew you could hate a place so much. I thought it would be rough, but I had no idea how bad it could be...
Hendrix (Ultor Technician)
Growing up, I never heard anything negative about Ultor. Mom and Dad gave their lives to the corp, in more ways than one. They blamed the Plague on bad luck, a Martian virus, bad air -- anything but Ultor...
Masako (Mercenary Leader)
This whole place is going to hell. I knew Capek was trouble the minute I laid eyes on the freaky egomaniac. But he's Ultor's golden boy and no one listens to me. This complex is going to explode and I'll have to put the pieces back together. I'm gonna make sure Capek's caught in the blast...
There's no going back now. We've finally made a move, after all these years of planning and talking. With last night's attack, we're finally committed...
Capek (Ultor Chief Scientist)
Soon the day will come when I can tell of my discoveries. For they are indeed mine, no matter that Ultor supplied the equipment and subjects. Without me, Ultor would still be stumbling in the unenlightened darkness. Where all others have failed, I will succeed...
Features of Red Faction include:
Geo-Mod Engine - the only FPS with real-time, arbitrary geometry modification
Advanced physics simulation - supports falling geometry, particles and liquid
Land, sea and air vehicles to commandeer and control
A completely immersive and compelling storyline
Stealth and action driven objectives
Varied environments including natural settings unique to the genre
Object shadow casting and more
Advanced AI behavior in 20 dynamic 3D levels
Real-time skeletal deformation and interpolation for silky smooth animations
Location-based damage system
Proprietary level editor that is faster, easier and more advanced than any on the market
Multi-player support for LAN and TCP-IP.