Starting at a "Safehouse'" area you roam all over either questing (Raids, rescues, escorts, intercepts, search & destroy, demo work, etc...all happen here. NPC's will back you even when NOT in a quest. Game uses a 'Threat/Alert' level and RED = lots of mob aggro (Flying & Hvy Armor). All the world looks great, for a Mars landscape it is nice to free-roam, picking up random quests which will happen to cross your path (Convoys, Escorts, Etc). YOu are not bound to Quest, but u will want to and it will happen even while running around. Weapons are fantastic, you can destroy about everything & the game counters this perfectly with AI that hides around NEW landscape debris & half-destroyed buildings. It is possible to hide away from enemies by tactically breaking sections of walls or simply make your own 'shortcut' with the sledgehammer (Nano Rifle = Favorite). My only complaint is the lack of CO-OP play either online or split screen. If RED FACTION had Co-Op & a 1st person view it would easily rank a PERFECT 10 on all fronts. Graphically it is better on the PS3, my Xbox360 lacks a light shader & I lose some reflection & heat fx. OVERALL this game is a MUST have - No Matter What you will lose track of time, the NEXT Red Faction release (Armageddeon) will be possibly the BEST free-roaming game on PS3 in my opinion. Would like to see it use the Move & Gun!
yes: I recommend this product