You are Parker, a weary miner who works for the corrupt Ultor Corporation. You reside on Mars, sometime in the future, and when a plague spreads through the mining community, some of the Ultor employees uncover a massive conspiracy. Thus ensues a battle by a group of lowly workers, headed up by the educated Parker, to expose the deadly experiments Ultor has unleashed onto its work force.
Joining the Red Faction in my revolt against the evil Ultor corporation certainly at least felt partially inspired by earlier shooters such as Valve's groundbreaking Half-Life series of games. While it didn't attempt much to deviate from this formula I did enjoy the vehicle interaction and the possibilities of exploring level design in a new light made possible by allowing players to blow holes in certain types of walls. The editor is well rounded and allows you to build levels of fair to medium detail where there is plenty of incentive to tinker with the Geo-Mod system.