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The brilliance of Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered

Red Faction: Guerrilla remastered on Quality Control

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In this week’s episode of Quality Control, Dave Tach and Russ Frushtick talk about Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered (which is the remastered version of Red Faction: Guerrilla).

Red Faction: Guerrilla is basically the definition of a cult classic — a game that didn’t quite break into the mainstream but gained a devoted following, including from Dave and Russ. Press play below to learn more about what makes this game so special, despite its drab (but justified!) appearance.

Look: Dave and Russ both think that Red Faction: Guerrilla is one of the best open-world games ever made. For serious. Part of that is the impressive things that it does with destructible environments (which was a trend way back in 2009 at its release), but it’s also the systems that the game builds around this conceit. Press play below to learn all about it.

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