Franchise-Killing Games That Were So Bad They Ended Entire Series

Red Faction: Armageddon

2011

Metacritic: 71

Poor Red Faction. What happened to you?

The ill-fated THQ got a lot of things right in its final years, but Red Faction was not one of them. It used to be nothing more than a competent, if slightly forgettable, shooter series. But Armageddon's predecessor, Red Faction: Guerrilla, propelled a second-tier franchise into the spotlight. Sadly it turns out it was more a fluke than anything.

Armageddon ditched everything that was great about Guerrilla, including the open-world gameplay, and focused on telling a nonsensical story and playing with gimmicky mechanics instead.

Nordic Games bought Red Faction after THQ's bankruptcy last year, but so far there are no known plans for another game in the series.

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