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To get 100% accuracy with any gun, including the heavy machine gun, just hold the D-pad up to aim. When you shoot, the bullets will always hit their mark, even if you hold down the shoot button with an automatic gun.
During gameplay, press Select, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Square, Square.
In the single player game, there are two locations where you have to be stealthy. One is when you pretend you are a businessman and the other is when you have to pretend to be a scientist. To make it easier to avoid detection from guards or other pedestrians, always look down or away from people. No one will learn your identity until you look them in the face.
Badlands: Bottom of level:
In this level, there are natural bridges over a giant pit which if you fall, you will usually die. Use the following trick to get to the bottom without dying. This will be difficult if you have more than two bots. It is recommended that you try this alone first. Find the rocket launcher that is next to a bridge. Go on the bridge and face the flat wall that leads to the bottom. At a 45 degree angle, start blowing holes downwards until you have almost reached the bottom. You now have to jump and try to make it into the first hole you created. .You will lose some health here from the fall. Once you are there, go backwards out of the hole and slowly drop down to the next hole. Repeat this pattern until you get to the bottom. Save at least 1 rocket so you can kill yourself -- the bots will not be able to get to you. This is difficult to do when playing against bots because of them shooting at you. Set the timer to 30 minutes. Take a lot of weapons such as the Rail Driver and the Sniper Rifle with you. Start blowing up the natural bridges from the bottom. Do not do it completely, but just enough to watch all the bots plunge to their deaths.
In deathmatch:lobby...Go upstairs and grab the rocket launcher, now go to the wall facing the lobby (you're still upstairs) start blowing up the wall and make a hole to the roof! where there is one of those BMF's at the top!
When you reach Capek's Inner Sanctum, there will be a few guards with heavy armor. Try and take them all out, except for one because as soon as you do, Capek appears. Run to the ramp on the right-hand side of the room and take a right at the top of the ramp to follow another ramp up towards a door. Arm yourself with the Assault rifle and take out the last guard. As soon as you do, Capek appears and Eos blasts through the door where you are standing. Run through the hole she made and you will find health and weapons. Save your game at this point. Then, use the assault rifle to defeat Capek. However, stay away from Eos because if she dies the fight ends.
After defeating two of the three guards, run up the ramp to your left and take the gun and ammunition. Then, kill the guard on the opposite side. Capek will immediately descend from above. At this point keep moving -- do not try to fight him, but stay on the ramp. Eos will break through the door where the third guard was located and begin shooting Capek. Quickly run through this door and pick up the sniper rifle and ammunition. Then, back up so that you are out of Capek's sight. When you go back to the doorway, you will see that Capek has ascended back up to where he dropped down from and Eos is running around shooting at him, but he is not firing back. Stay in the doorway, take out the sniper rifle and shoot his protective purple bubble five times -- do not worry, he will not shoot back. After five shots, his bubble will burst, he will drop down to the platform below, and begin shooting at you again. Leave the doorway and begin shooting him with one of your automatic weapons. That combined with Eos' shooting will defeat him easily. Note: As you are running around, stay away from Eos -- if Capek's projectiles miss you, they will hit her and your game will be over. Capek never tries to hit Eos; he just wants you.
Equip the grenade launcher and when an enemy charges at you, either fire a rocket at the ceiling above your foe or just in front of his feet. This should be a 1 hit kill, or aim the shotgun at your opponent's leg this is a 2 or 3 shot kill.
Throw a remote mine on an enemy. If it hits, they will scream and run around instead of shooting you. Let them run around and eventually they will try to find guards. When they do, detonate the bomb to get two or more frags for one.
Finding secret areas:
Every time you see markings on the wall (for example, posters and paint) in multi-player mode, use something explosive on it. It will lead to a secret area.
Free Fusion Rocket Launcher ammunition in multi-player mode:
Once you have the Fusion Rocket Launcher in multi-player mode, kill yourself with it, If you can get back to your corpse, you can pick it back up. When you do, it will have three shots on reserve and a fourth ready to fire.
During gameplay, press Select, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Up, Down, Down, Circle, Circle.
During gameplay press select then press Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Square, Square.
When low on energy, kill worker doctors and even Red Faction men to pick up more health and Environment Suits.
When a new game is started, you would usually follow a fellow miner, hear them talk, and then fight each other. Instead of listening to them talk, go right past them. One of the soldiers will start firing at you. Immediately after he starts firing, place your fellow miner in between yourself and the firing guard. Your fellow miner will die, leaving the guard he was talking to start talking to himself, fighting himself, and then killing himself.
Installation XJ5: Hidden pit:
In the deathmatch Installation XJ5, you can get outside to the pit. Grab the rocket launcher and jump down, then turn left. Note the archway above. Blast a hole in the wall below the doorway and start building a tunnel straight to the open window. Just going to the archway above and blasting around the window does not work due to an invisible wall. Once you make the tunnel all the way through, you can look down into the pit below, If you drop down, you will always die. Turn to the left or right and blast a hole big enough to jump into (make the hole on the outside of the wall). Jump into the hole, then make another hole directly in front of you but down slightly. Now that you have made another hole, jump into it. Make sure the hole is not too far down, or you will die from the fall. Repeat this process until you have reached the bottom of the pit. Note: It is next to impossible to get back up once you are down there.
Lobby: Hidden items:
Go to the four corners on the first level of the lobby after you have obtained the rocket launcher in the muti-player level. Use the rocket launcher on the four corners to find health, enviorsuits, a fusionrocket, a flame thrower, and a rail driver.
Lobby: Secret roof area:
Go to the second level of the Lobby multi-player level and grab the rocket launcher. Walk over to the edge of the balcony and start shooting up towards the wall facing the lobby itself. After enough shots you will dig a tunnel to the roof. Walk through and jump right up. You can shoot out the glass and snipe people down on the second level. There also is a Fusion Rocket Launcher that you can grab.
Max Out Health:
During gameplay press Select then press Up, left, Down, Right, Up, Up, Down, Down, Circle, Circle.
Mercs Base: Entering:
After the crash site, you will follow a system of tunnels and ridges filled with enemies (most with heavy machine guns, some with fusion rockets and rail drivers). When you meet the Red Faction miner in the caves, he will say that he will watch your back. At this time you will follow a tall tunnel to a bridge -- you do not want to be on the bridge. Between the miner and the bridge is a turn off that leads to a catwalk going over the bridge. Kill the two gaurds and follow the catwalk until it stops at a hole in the wall. Jump from the catwalk into the hole and follow it until you get the grenades. Use them to kill the turrets and the fusion rocket carrying guard on the other side of the large rock by the grenades. This saves time and health you would have spent trying to fight the guard and the turrets.
In the lobby, as you go up any ramp, blow a hole in the wall with a rocket launcher wherever there is writing on the wall. There will be a secret room in each writing spot. there are two flamethrowers, a rail driver, and a fusion rocket launcher.
The Shooting Gallery: Avoiding damage:
When nearing the end of the game in single player mode, you will have to catch the tram to proceed to the next area. The tram is located immediately after "The Shooting Gallery." In order to avoid fighting most of the guards, equip the Heavy Machine Gun. Next, proceed down the track towards the small door to the left. Inside, kill the guard. Once the other guards stop rushing in and shooting at you, collect the health vial (just behind the desk), dash out of the room, head towards the front right side corner of the train, and duck down immediately. This will prevent gun fire from hitting your character. Stay ducked down until the loading screen appears.
Waste Disposal: Easy kills:
In multi-player mode on the Waste Disposal level, swim down under the platform to find a fusion rocket. You can also use mines to blow holes under the doors into the hallway. When bots come by, they will fall into the water for an easy kill.
Water in the sub:
In training mode, after you ride in the submarine, point the nose of the sub out of the water. Make the sub completely vertical, then press X to get out. You will get out of the sub in the cockpit of the sub. You can look outside, and there is a bit of water in the sub where the chair is located