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Infestation Mode is a singleplayer/co-operative multiplayer survival mode that comes with Red Faction: Armageddon. It is similar to Gears of War 2's "Horde Mode".


Infestation mode can be played alone or with up to 4 players, on any of the four difficulties ("Casual", "Normal", "Hard", "Insane"). There are eight maps to choose from, offering two kinds of games. Each map offers 30 waves, which must be unlocked beginning at wave 1. Once five waves have been played on the standard maps, a second "DARK" map is unlocked, with severely reduced lighting. With the addition of these DARK maps, the game mode features a total of 16 maps.


The Survive game mode is simple: kill the hordes of Plague that spawn. There are eight Survival maps:

  • Black Market
  • Trapped
  • Heretic
  • Extermination
  • Black Market DARK
  • Trapped DARK
  • Heretic DARK
  • Extermination DARK


The Defend game mode adds a second gameplay mechanic, repair and defense. In this game mode, certain enemies will attack critical structures. The player must prevent the structures from becoming too damaged, and repair them with the Nano Forge if necessary. There are eight Defend maps:

  • Meltdown
  • Pressure
  • Dust to Dust
  • Harvest
  • Meltdown DARK
  • Pressure DARK
  • Dust to Dust DARK
  • Harvest DARK


Players can choose one of four avatars to play as (or select for a random choice).

Players can also create a custom emblem from various pre-selected icons and a color palette.