If you enjoy some good old-fashioned environmental destruction in your games, you’re going to want to check out Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered. It’s out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. What you might not know is that you may already own it. If you have the original 2009 version of Red Faction: Guerrilla in your Steam library, the new Re-Mars-tered version should have already been added to your library as a separate game.
In Red Faction: Guerrilla, you play as a freedom fighter in a mining colony on Mars who’s trying to fight back against the Earth Defense Force, a group looking to boost Earth’s dwindling resources. It’s a third-person shooter, but with a unique gameplay hook: every structure in the environment–from tiny huts to multi-story buildings–is destructible. You can turn buildings into rubble using a sledgehammer, vehicles, or an array of explosive weaponry. This adds a tactical element to the game, giving you more options for completing missions and taking down enemies than you have in many other shooters.
The Re-Mars-tered version includes souped-up visuals, including higher-res textures, improved lighting and shadow rendering, and post-processing. It also adds 4K support, assuming you have a system powerful enough to push the pixels.
In GameSpot’s 8/10 Red Faction: Guerrilla review, our critic wrote, “You’ll end up hearing that ‘thunk’ a lot in Red Faction: Guerrilla, but you’ll never get tired of it because its deep, crunchy sound is tied so intrinsically to the satisfying visual destruction you see. Guerrilla’s gameplay is similar–many of the missions may feel like they’re at the same, loud, all-out pace, but when devastation is this well presented, it’s difficult not to get swept along by its primal energy.”
So take that into consideration if you’re thinking about buying Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered. But first make sure to check your Steam library to see if you already own it.