- Platform: PlayStation2
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Geo Mod, short for geometry modification, allows formerly permanent elements of a game's background to change in real time. For example, if a player were to shoot a rocket at a stone wall, the wall could crumble or have a hole blown clean through. The best that previous games could do is change the texture of the wall and leave it looking charred.
While most gamers would applaud any advance in realistic graphics, Geo Mod also looks to influence the way first-person shooters are played. If the world of the first-person shooter can be altered, the game makers point out, then the world itself becomes a weapon at your disposal. More than just shooting opponents through walls, players should be able to cause a ceiling to collapse on an opponent. With the right tools, players will be able to destroy bunkers, block escape routes, and otherwise flush players out of their well-defended positions.
Obviously, it's Geo Mod that has gamers so excited, so other game components might be easy to overlook in the excitement. Red Faction's story is set on a Martian mining colony, where workers, buffeted by abusive guards and a deadly plague, revolt. In the single-player game, you'll commandeer fully armed land, sea, and air vehicles--not to mention up to 15 devastating weapons--to make your way through the game's 20 levels. The PlayStation2 version also features two-player split-screen deathmatch and Geo Mod-specific modes. --Porter B. Hall
If you're known to "camp" during games... dont try it here! Campers will almost always find themselves gunned down in their little burrows. The single player missions are lengthy. You start out unarmed and literaly helpless. But within seconds, you've got a riot control baton... soon thereafter a pistol and so on.
RED FACTION WEAPON LIST:
Riot Shield -Protects against batons and pistol rounds
Riot Baton - Used as a taser, or hand-to-hand combat
12mm Pistol - Optional silencer, very accurate.
Submachine Gun - Toggle between 12mm and 5.56mm rounds.
Auto Shotgun - Buckshot or automatic fire.
Assult Rifle - Bursts or full automatic fire.
Flamethrower - Flame or toss canister for fire bomb.
Rocket Launcher - Normal, or "dumb" rockets.
Heavy Machine Gun - Inaccurate fast rate fire, or slow accurate fire.
Fusion Rocket Launcher- 1 round, massive explosion
Remote Charges - Explosive Device
Precision Rifle (my fav) - Scope, or Extremely accurate semi auto
Sniper Rifle - Scope, or manual aim, 6 round clip.
Grenades - BOOM
Rail Driver - 1 shot kill, infared scope (shoot through walls)