Red Faction: Guerrilla is a third-person action video game developed by the company, Volition, Inc. and published by THQ. The plot follows the story of a mining engineer and guerrilla member named Alec Mason, who lands on the planet Mars to start a new life with his brother Dan. Alec is soon embroiled in the affairs of the Red Faction guerrillas main because of his brother’s deep involvement with the group. The Red Faction is conspiring to stop the violent activities of the Earth Defense Force or EDF toward the inhabitants of Mars. Unfortunately, Dan is killed by the EDF although Alec is saved by the Red Faction. Because of this, Alec is declared an official member of the group and starts collaborating with various characters including Commander Hugo Davies, eccentric Randy Jenkins, and inventor Samanya.
After being assigned to monitor a fearsome tribe called Marauders, Alec witnesses an assault from the EDF but manages to escape unscathed with the Nano Forge, a special weapon that disintegrates any object or person it hits. In Single-player mode, the player assumes the role of Alec and aids the Red Faction to bring the EDF to its knees and eventually abolish them from Mars. In Multiplayer mode, players get to earn experience points by engaging in numerous matches. These experience points provide players with bonuses such as character upgrades and access to other gameplay modes.