This was the first Red Faction game I had played and I was pleasantly surprised. The totally destructible buildings were what drew me in, but the gameplay was what made me stay. The more you did to help the locals shed the yoke of the oppressive Ultor corporation (yes, the same one as from Saints Row, it's Volition) the more the resistance helped you. There were area specific challenges to distract you and bring in a little cash and weapons and upgrades to spend it on. Good fun.