In The Mix

Red Faction
PlayStation 2

In this ultra-violent game, you get to run around on Mars with all sorts of firearms, including rocket launchers and grenades. Technically awesome with hilarious sound effects, this is a game that can last forever if you so choose. Some will like it for the strategy; some will like it for the graphics. I like it because it affords me the opportunity to fake-shoot my brother Mike in the head while we’re playing the game in multiplayer mode. The game features many different modes and player screens, meaning that you’re never playing the same game twice. While it’s sick as hell, the screaming noises that robots make as you start shooting them in the legs is killer funny. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: PlayStation 2 is ruining my life.