The first Red Faction title appeared quite a while ago, and even then the destruction present was rather impressive. But despite the amount of time that's passed, nobody else has really tried to emulate it.
When asked why, Eric Barker, the studio manager over at Volition, told us that it's "because it's hard, it's really hard." He also went on to say that "When the lead programmer came back after doing it he said 'I don't ever want to have to do anything that hard again in my life'."
Despite the next game in the franchise, Red Faction: Armageddon, having a more linear focus, there's still plenty of destruction to be had. And you can find out more about it when our preview is published shortly.