Red Eclipse is a fun-filled new take on the first person arena shooter, featuring parkour, impulse boosts, and more. The development is geared toward balanced gameplay, with a general theme of agility in a variety of environments. Based on the Cube Engine 2, Red Eclipse offers a pretty decent graphical experience. It will not blow you away, but it can impress at times with its dynamic lighting, shadows, explosive effects, and general bloody carnage. Motion blurring and reflections further help immerse you in the gameplay. Character models for the players are somewhat generic in their almost Halo-looking spacesuits, but they serve their purpose sufficiently. Red Eclipse is not a game changer in terms of the FPS genre, but it will definitely attract those who are familiar with its multi-player predecessors. Furthermore, features like the mutators and editor place it a little higher than some of the other free and open source FPS games. While the graphics will not blow you away, the gameplay is fast and fluid, allowing for intense battles and a lot of the agile gameplay the developers promised to deliver. Red Eclipse passes the ultimate test of being fun without complications.

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