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Goodbye, Horses. 0

 Meet John Marston. He's a nice guy.   Usually known for the satire and comedic parodies of their flagship franchise – Grand Theft Auto – Rockstar Games has taken a more serious tone with their new take on the Old West, Red Dead Redemption. While the game’s open world structure is similar to that of GTA, Redemption is a more refined experience in both scope and story, and accomplishes more in terms of storytelling than most other games in the genre. Set during the early 20th Century, Red...

30 out of 30 found this review helpful.

No puns, a Rockstar classic. 0

It's easy to forget just how special Rockstar games can be. Grand Theft Auto taints and enhances the company in equal measure with the connotations conjured when Rockstar is brought up is one of modern satire, controversy and a style of game for a very specific type of gamer. As such there was little hype about Red Dead Redemption. GTA with cowboys was the call and despite a larger than usual spread of information from Rockstar there was little idea of what kind of game awaited us. Red Dead Rede...

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

No Country for Dumb Men 0

  Red Dead Revolver was a modest action-shooter-game-thingy released on last generation’s consoles in 2004. I’d best describe it as an unorthodox spaghetti-western game with strange controls and a cast of cowboy archetypes that had the benefit of stylish load screens and trumpet-fueled music music. Red Dead Revolver is the non-sequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, and quite frankly you will not hear the name of the former game in this text review again on account to how little in common the two...

15 out of 16 found this review helpful.

Liquid looks at Red Dead Single Player... 0

Liquid's Review of Read Dead Redemption Single Player Being a die hard PC fan there are not too many xbox360 games that get me excited any more, but when a new free roaming title from Rockstar hits the shelves it gives me cause to head to the store.   Given the quality of work that this development team has produced in the past I went into this game with high expectations and the hopes that I would have many fine hours of game play ahead of me.   My expectations were greatly met even with a few...

60 out of 74 found this review helpful.

Red Dead Ridiculously Great 0

I love me some westerns. There's just something about seeing the awkward teenage years of a fledgling country. The term wild west may or may not be accurate, but our imagination is alive with the idea a desert filled with insane criminals, crooked law enforcement, and untold fortunes deep in the ground all over the place. Both modern westerns and older spaghetti westerns have created this wild and dirty vision of the west, and now with Red Dead Redemption, we can not only observe the wild west, ...

15 out of 18 found this review helpful.

An Almost Perfect Game (Single Player Only) 0

Now, I'm not the best writer so cut me some slack in that aspect of the review. I just want people to know about the game. Also I haven't gotten around to playing multiplayer yet so I didn't touch on that. Red Dead Redemption is a great game. Rockstar has made many improvements from their previous games.  I should start off by saying I'm a huge fan of the GTA Franchise, but I have a feeling that even if you're not you will agree with this review. Everyone says this game is GTA in the West. It'...

19 out of 24 found this review helpful.

Red Dead Redemption Redefines 0

 Red Dead Redemption is one of the few games that I knew next to nothing about upon its release.  All I knew going in was that it was developed by Rockstar's San Diego team, it was a spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver, and it would be using open world mechanics more akin to the Grand Theft Auto series.  When I started playing it and reading the early reviews, I was upset about all the comparisons the media was making between it and GTA.  Red Dead Redemption felt like a game that could stan...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Typical Rockstar Formula 0

 Rockstar's newest sandbox game takes players to a place surprisingly untapped by developers: The Old West. Actually, more like early 1900's Old West where the ways of horse-riding, shooting your food and living off the land is being taken over by driving automobiles and living a more "civilized" life. You play as John Marston, a former member of a ruthless gang of outlaws who terrorized the countryside. Marston looks to get away from that life by hunting down his old compatriots at the behest o...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Become John Marston and seek your Redemption 0

Red Dead Redemption takes what we love from the Grand Theft Auto franchise and applies it to a world that is unfamiliar and largely untapped in the world of videogames. Serving as a spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver, Redemption takes place in the early 1900's where the government is just starting to form and establish itself in a place where it's not uncommon to be killed for your possessions or just for sport by the ruthless outlaws. John Marston is a man on a mission: save his family an...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

How the West Was Wanting 0

Warning: Mild, vague-ish spoilers in this review. It’s a patent-pending Late to the Party review, so I’m not too concerned. I just finished Red Dead Redemption and, I have to say: it would’ve made a pretty good movie. However, that’s not something you want to say about a video game. It’s impossible to spend more than fifteen minutes in the world of Red Dead Redemption without being overwhelmed by the game’s graphical fidelity. Everything in the world looks absolutely beautiful, from the musc...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Rockstars reminds us that Western Games are NOT dead 0

It would be too easy to compare Red Dead Redemption to Grand Theft Auto. The similarities are vast, at least in the UI, and the main quest system is practically the same. Yet, Red Dead Redemption (which from henceforth shall be known strictly as RDR) transcends the old Rockstar franchise that set them apart from all other game studios. Rather than making a GTA clone, they took what they had, what they knew worked well, and evolved it.You play as John Marston, a former outlaw sent to clean up a b...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Play it NOW! - Red Dead Redemption 0

     John Marston is single-handedly the greatest protagonist that Rockstar has ever created. The game's ability to capture his personality and simultaneously recreate the picturesque Wild West setting, makes for a compelling narrative rarely accomplished in games. Much of this has to do with the excellent voice acting and animation, making the scenes very cinematic. There are also the usual Rockstar tropes of dialog containing social commentary on American life, but Redemption executes these ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The art of world building 0

On a lonely windswept hill I witnessed a man huddled over a woman’s corpse, he wept and slowly pulled his revolver to his head. I reacted to slow and soon there were two corpses lying in the dirt. Events such as this tragic scene are what makes Red Dead Redemption truly stand out. A living breathing, decaying gray land, inundated with personality and incredible detail. Rarely do men get second chance a life an opportunity to set things right, John Marston is given a opening to make amends for hi...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Another Rockstar Classic! 0

  Rockstar have created the best open world game ever, with Red Dead Redemption.  This game takes a formula that was mastered with the GTA series and takes it too a whole new level.Setting the game in the wild west was a master stroke, giving access to a dark and brutal world which has been rarely seen in gaming. Only Rockstar could have done such a world justice showing both its beauty and harsh reality. Graphically the game is the best of its kind, by far overshadowing anything before ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

You ain't outlaws! You're idiots! 0

I don’t typically care for open world action games, but given how Rockstar has continuously received universal acclaim as masters of the genre, I decided it was high time for me to try one of their “masterpieces”. Playing Red Dead Redemption was a telling experience that finally shed some light onto the Rockstar phenomenon- if you’re among the majority of players who prefer a great story over great gameplay, then Red Dead Redemption is likely the game for you. Red Dead Redemption’s stre...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

"I'm many things, most of them bad." 0

 If you say he isn't cool, I don't know what is.   John Marston, I'm impressed.  This game was amazing. It was nothing like what I've ever played before and hey, what do you know, it was put out by Rockstar Games. I've never really been a fan of their games, the gangster thing just doesn't appeal. I mean, it's been done a million times. But a decent western game, now there's something new.  I played on the 360 and the controls were great. Similar to driving a car, you can ride a horse, drive...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Decline of the Old West, Rebirth of a Classic Formula 0

Red Dead Redemption is the most recent adventure from Rockstar Games, veterans of open-world game design. Set in 1911 in a fictitious land near the border with Mexico, Red Dead Redemption takes place during a unique time in American history: the decline of the Old West as technology, society, and the federal government work to “civilize” the last of the Western territories. It follows the story of John Marston, a reformed outlaw whose wife and son are kidnapped by government agents. In exchang...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A return to form for Westerns. 0

 I've come to a realisation, Rockstar and the branches there of are some of the best game developers in the current generation of consoles. They make their games with equal portions of well rounded characters, intriguing story and varied gameplay. Red Dead Redemption is no different, combining Rockstar's usual high standard of open world gameplay with an old west setting. The first Red Dead game, back in 2004 for the Xbox and PS2, was a mission based third person shooter that followed the advent...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A Western deserving of its plaudits 0

  The American Old West, home of the cowboy, ranchers, county sheriff's and the ubiquitous noble steed. The dusty plains of the Western desert of late 19 century-early 1900s have barely been touched within video games, even with the recent Gun and Call of Juarez series mantle that there's much fun to be had within the setting. Red Dead Redemption is Rockstar's attempt- the latest sandbox entry from the studio that brought us the 'Rage' Engine that powered GTA IV. The stunning te...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

red dead redemption- a riveting experience 0

For one, let me start off saying this game is much more then just gta4 with horses.  the game revolves around a former outlaw by the name of john marston. he is partiality reformed and lived on a ranch with his wife and child. a group of federal agents have taken his family and are going to execute them unless john marston helps them catch his old outlaw buddies.  the world you travel through is massive and full of life and things to do. it is very easy to head towards a mission point and end up...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Ded Read Deremption 0

Red Dead Redemption is the prime example of how a sandbox game should be.  The comparisons to GTA IV are totally irrelevant and unnecessary. Rockstar has done a phenomenal job in creating an enthralling world with a great story line and cast of characters.  Unlike GTA, Red Dead takes itself far more seriously and rarely dives into the realm of the ridiculous (although hilarious) quirks that are found in the typical GTA game.  There are funny characters and moments, but the atmosphere and gamepla...

5 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Blood thirsty criminals, whores, and gunslingers. 0

                  Red Dead Redemption is a open world,3rd person, action adventure with its protagonist, John Marston, seeking to free his family from corrupt government agents by tracking down a ruthless outlaw and either capture or killing him and his gang. We start the game in the semi modern town of Blackwater with the simple task of meeting an oldtimer named Jake who has been tasked by Blackwater to be your guide. Here you will be introduced to the riding your horse tutorial as you accompan...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A beautiful, life-filled world with spaghetti (western). 0

There was little said about Red Dead Redemption before I became extremely excited about it. I heard the terms "western", "sandbox", and "Grand Theft Auto 4 engine". This was enough for me to already put in my top listed games. I even wanted the game so bad, I went back and picked up Red Dead Revolver to play through it. I can safely say that Redemption is nothing like the spiritual father of the game.Redemption is set during the 1911's. You play as John Marshall, a former outlaw destined to stop...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The adventure of a lifetime 0

Red Dead Redemption is a fantastic game, let's get that done right off the bat and even though i may have a few gripes with it it's still one of my favorite games of all time with one of my favorite characters of all time.  Let's hit the gameplay, the shooting feels good and the auto-lock helps out a lot in making you feel like a real good outlaw shot, keeping you form wildly moving the aiming reticle around the screen hoping for a hit. Even if you want the satisfaction of knowing you created yo...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Fistful of Awesome 0

 The list of western themed games is very short. The list of good ones is even smaller. Leave it to Rockstar to not only make the best western game but to make one of the best games I have played in recent memory. Rockstar knows how to design worlds. Looking at the game from a distance would show large desert like environments. But the world of Redemption is just as alive as any part of Liberty City.Red Dead is built with Rockstar's RAGE engine used in GTA IV. This shows through a lot wit...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Red Dead Redemption Review, My thoughts. 0

Well for starters I really had high hopes for this game and it truly delivered on every level.  The start of the game really opens up the games story very well and slowly introduces the main character, instead of throwing a bunch of things at you at once and saying "Alright fix this and that".  Speaking of the main character, John Marston is a man on a mission.  You see the pain in his eyes and the troubled past in his heart, but you know the wants to set things right.  The graphics in the game ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Crump's Red Dead Review 0

Red Dead Redemption Review.So the wait is over, Rockstar have finally released Red Dead Redemption, yet another huge sandbox game for Xbox360 and PS3. Set in 1911 this Western Grand Theft Auto has a few surprises in the game, with lasso’s, horses, shootouts and loads more.You start the game as a ex-gang member John Marsdon seeking the gang that are threatening your family. The first thing you notice about the game is the big open environment, with vast views you will be left with your mouth open...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

If you like videogames then you must buy Red Dead Redemption! 0

          I gotta say RockStar has done it again. They have even managed to top GTA4! But first let's get one thing out of the way. The game does indeed as you would expect have some open world jank going on. However it's pretty minor stuff in the long run, it's never caused me to lose any progress or get frustrated. I've found that the checkpoint system is much improved over GTA 4 as well. I never had to sit through converstations more than once or repeat the same parts I just beat.            ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Red Dead Redemption 0

 Red Dead Redemption is sort of like the Bully of this console generation. It does the open world thing Grand Theft Auto does, and while the setting may be more niche than that series, there are some things it ends up doing better. It doesn't really have much to do with Red Dead Revolver, taking place decades later and sharing none of the characters. It's the story of John Marston, a former criminal-turned-farmer who's forced to track down his old gang members after the government ta...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Red Dead Redemption is a game that should be experienced by all 0

  Rockstar are completely deserving of their name. Along with other great developers like Blizzard and Valve, the Grand Theft Auto masters belong to a tier of gaming visionaries who can essentially do no wrong. Of course, Grand Theft Auto was developed by Rockstar North whereas Red Dead Redemption was created by Rockstar San Diego, but the games are very similar in some respects. The biggest things both games have going for them are their deep, intriguing stories and the respective worlds that t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Everything I would want in a game 0

To start it off, this game is fantastic. As stated in the title, this game delivers, to me personally, everything I could possibly expect or want from a third person shooter.  If you haven't picked up this game GO GET IT.  Gameplay: The gameplay for this game consists of three major parts. One part is, of course, shooting. There is an automatic targeting system that helps player target others for an easier shot if need be. Another part is Dead Eye. Now I know some people out there may say that i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Red Dead Redemption Review 0

Come to the lawless West as John Marston, a man with a shadowy pasted that has been sent by the government, well more like forced, to go find an old riding partner of yours. Right off the bat you'll see how much that partner of your's likes you and there is where the story begins. You'll have to take on a mountain of quests to get what you want, to get back to your "friend". There is a lot of desert to explore, and many hidden quests to discover.Graphically this game is top notch right in line w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Grand Theft Whatnow? 0

 Ever since I fell in love with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, I have wondered the same thing over and over: why don't they do this game, but with cowboys? There was Red Dead Revolver, a linear, level-based game with some great multiplayer, but it wasn't the godsend I had longed for. Then Gun came out, a non-Rockstar title, that I must admit I enjoyed, but it was had a major lack in character. It felt dry and sterile, and all of the time, downright cliché. A few years down the road, rumors of a Re...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Spaghetti Western Gaming 0

What Sergio Leone and many other filmmakers did to the western and action film genre so many years ago Rockstar has now done with video games. Cowboys were always seen as heroes and saving the girl while stopping a back robbery but the genre changed when murder, crime and deception opened up an entire new outlook on what the west was. Gamers have spent a good time shooting up the world in modern day times where relatable circumstances took place in New York City style setting but take that one m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

My Favorite GTA-Style Game to Date 0

Red Dead Redemption, the sequel to 2004′s Red Dead Revolver, follows in the footsteps of the Grand Theft Auto games, presenting a large open world in which the player has a central storyline and countless side missions. Also in the vein of the GTA games, the player can wreak havoc throughout the world or play a (mostly) saintly character. I have quite a bit to say on the subject of RDR, but for this first piece I’ll stick mostly to a general review. I think I need to start this o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

World 1-1 review 0

  Red Dead Redemption review Overview "Red Dead Redemption" is the sequel to 2004’s “ Red Dead Revolver”. Developed by Rockstar San Diego for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, It follows a former outlaw, John Marston in 1911 as he must apprehend his fellow former outlaws for a shadowy government agency, Blackwater, dead or alive.   Gameplay "Red Dead Redemption" is an open world sandbox, that allows you to openly traverse the fictional state of New Austin as well as Mexico. This sets a great ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

How the West was Won (By Rockstar) 0

Red Dead Redemption is the latest open-world action offering from Rockstar, the same people who brought us Grand Theft Auto and other lesser known titles, and it's a game that - without question - you need to play. Making a direct sequel to a game many had never played was a bit of a risk, but in this case, it's payed off handsomely. Red Dead Redemption will be remembered as one of the best games this console generation has seen, despite a couple technical flaws that crop up here and there as yo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This sink ain't big enough 0

Just like GTA4, I got 4/5's through the story then just said "fuck it". You can only do the same repetitive tasks over and over before you get turned off and don't want to come back. Especially when the shooting mechanics make shooting enemies comparable to spreading butter on toast."BUT THE STORRYYYY" you'll cry. Marston is/was a an outlaw who needs to find his former outlaws-in-arms and make up for his past. He tells you this plenty of times over long, drawn out horse rides that - more often t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Game of Redeeming Quality 0

There are few games that I enjoyed so much, I wish I could enjoy them all over again for the first time. Red Dead Redemption is one of those games.   The game tells the story of John Marston, a former outlaw who's turned the corner and attempting to live an honest life. Unfortunately for John, he can't erase the fact he once ran with a notorious gang who's leader is on a rampage in the state of New Austin. In order to persuade John into aiding their search for Bill Williamso...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The West has never been this Wicki-Wicki-Wild. 0

 Pros Tells a good story with plenty of likable characters. Shooting feels good. Good use of music. Plenty of activities to pursue outside the main storyline. Cons It only happened once so I won't hold it against the game, but the first time I loaded it up I experienced all manner of physics bugs. Especially in relation to carts and wagons. It didn't bother me until I actually needed to use a cart to proceed and the bug stood in the way of my progress. It's hard to be bad. I'm ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Red Dead Redemption Review 0

By - Richard J.Back in 2002, Rockstar Games acquired the rights to publish a little-known "Spaghetti Western" game, titled "Red Dead Revolver." The game received mix reviews, but became a rare hit among fans. When Rockstar Games announced that they would be releasing a sequel to Red Dead Revolver, the hype train started. As the game neared it's release, it began to show Rockstar's true colours. The third-person action game that was Red Dead Revolver, was now going open-world and GTA-like. Red De...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A BEAR!! FUUU!! 0

 NOTE! Was written for a 10 out of 10 system. Story: Red Dead Redemption is a GTA game set in the ol’ west, and follows our lead character Mr.Gruff… I mean John Marston, as he tries to hunt down a member of his old gang for the government, in order to live as a free man. But since this is a Rockstar game, John happens to get all caught up in everybody’s busyness, and eventfully fucks everybody over in order to get 1 man… Sound familiar? It should, it’s the basic outline to GTA IV, granted it has...

3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Great So Far... 0

Lets face it, by the time i've played through the entire game, most of the people that are on the fence will have had their minds made up so I figured i'd throw in my 2 cents before they become no longer relevant.  Based on the first couple of hours i've played this game seems great.  If you've ever seen a spaghetti western film, the game feels exactly like that.  The world in this game is gritty and believable.  Like most Rockstar games, the dialogue is entertaining and characters seem likeable...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Boys Are Back In Town 0

Come on guys, its a Rockstar game. Yes, Red Dead Redemption is from the makers of the great GTA IV so it must be awesome right? Right!  Red Dead Redemption is a game that brings the genre of the good ol' western back to life and it does it perfectly. Westerns aren't normally that great but Red Dead is stunning.    Your a character called John Marston who is a cowboy out to kill. To kill two main targets: Javier Escuela and Bill Williamson. John has a family back home on the farm, a wife named A...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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