Looking at Red Faction: Armageddon as it swiftly approached its release and I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. All the indications to my mind were that Volition had abandoned all that was promising in Guerrilla and churned out a dull, brainless corridor shooter for a quick buck before destructible scenery lost its sheen.

Volition, I am so sorry. Armageddon isn’t a cheap, brainless corridor shooter. It’s a spectacular, brainless corridor shooter. It’s a celebration of blasting all things great and small. It’s a definitive lecture on How To Halt An Alien Invasion (conclusion: shoot them all one-by-one till there’s none left to do any invading).