Red Faction makes its way to PlayStation 4

It's emulated, and not a remastered version of the PS2 classic, but it works.


Red Faction was a great game for the PlayStation 2 when it came out. Nordic Games - now THQ Nordic - snapped up the license from the ashes of THQ, and has now emulated it for the PlayStation 4.

Don't expect any changes from the original, as this is not a remastered version. It is a PSN game downloadable from the PlayStation Store for $14.99, but the game will still allow you to deform the terrain of Mars, which at the time was a rather groundbreaking achievement in games.

This confirms the PEGI rating listing that leaked back in October for the game. Destroy All Humans had a similar listing, but whether it will be remastered or another emulation is not known.

“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, in a statement announcing the release. “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.”

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    December 22, 2016 1:27 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Red Faction makes its way to PlayStation 4

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      December 22, 2016 1:38 PM

      I hope this is Nordic trying to get interest in a new Red Faction title.
      Ideally the sequel to Red Faction Guerrilla, but with terrain modification, too.

      Probably not though :(

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      December 22, 2016 1:40 PM

      Of all the last gen games getting "remastered" the one I actually want to see is Red Faction: Guerrilla

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        December 22, 2016 2:02 PM

        I was about to post that. Forget those PS2 ones and bring back Space Asshole!

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        December 22, 2016 2:26 PM

        Too soon. I'm playing the steam version now.. It's fine. They could add more shadows and a little more texture res but there's nothing really glaringly bad about it that they could fix without basically remaking it.

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