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The depth and scope of this game is second to none. It's essentially grand theft auto for the first decade of the 20th Century. The Old West was dying and rapid Westward expansion brought with it civilized behavior and organized law enforcement. BORING! You take the reins (literally) as John Marston, a former outlaw turned family man who is being blackmailed by some Feds to take out one of his former partners, Bill Williamson (must've been at least a few meetings to get than name figured out). You'll have to get your hands dirty, and though Marston will tell those he meets how resistant he is to hurt others, his actions don't seem in line with his statements. Good thing too. If you're a fan of the original game, Red Dead Revolver for the last-gen systems, you won't have any difficulty making the transition. The game's basic structure is similar, but the scope has increased tenfold. The only knock I can come up with right now (and I'm probably only 15-20% through the game) is the amount of time you spend riding from mission to mission on horseback. There's no motorcycles or sports cars to be found here (though I'm hoping to happen on a "horseless carriage" at some point) so it takes a lot to travel through to the various settlements that are nice and spread out. The game includes a few ways to make money on wagers like horeshoes and, my fave, Texas Hold 'Em, or you could always pick up a Wanted sign and go after some bounties. Gooood times! This game is freakin' AWESOME. Buy it now, just don't spend more than 35, that's about the max value right now due to its age and supply. Enjoy!
RDR is Wild Wild west meets Grand Thief Auto. The game has the same freedom style in it, do whatever you want, plenty of action, plenty of stranger side quests and you can hunt, collect flowers, buy/sell stuff, go on bounties, play Liar's Dice, Poker, Black Jack, arm wrestle etc. The main storyline is pretty long and even after that is complete there are many other things you can do, especially if you want 100% game completion (I'm at about 95 & and I been playing for weeks.)
General List of Things to do include:
Number of Main Missions: 57
Jobs: Horsebreaking & Night Watch (catch bad guys) at 6 loctions
Houses for purchase: 13
Mini Games: Poker, Black Jack, Arm Wrestling, Liar's Dice, Horse Shoes, 5 Finger Fillet
Main Gang Hideut Missions: 8
Stranger Missions: 19
Survivalist Challenges: 10 (flower collecting)
Sharpshooter Challenges: 10
Treasure Challenge Loctions: 9
Rare Weapons: 5
Outfits to Purchase/Unlock: 13 or so
Maps/Locations to Collect/dicover: 94
Weapons in the Game: 7 Pistols, 3 Projectiles (Dynamite, Fire Bottles and Throwing Knives), 7 Rifles, 4 Shotguns, 2 Sniper Rifles, Laso
Animals in the Game (general count, not including the different kinds/breeds): 39 (roughy)
Hard Trophies/Achievements: 6 Catgories
As you can see there is more than plently to do so you can't say there isn't enough to do! There are a few things I didn't mention in the list but thats most of it.
Overall, I think this is one of the best games ever, if you are a GTA then you will most likely be a fan of this too. This game is made by the same creators of GTA so the controls/gameplay is very similar from GTA.
Only cons in my opinion is the horseriding, it takes a long time to get to far locations, so for those I use a coach (taxi). Sometimes the loading pages take a bit to load.
Replay Value: 9.5/10
Storyline: 9.5/10 (I didn't like the ending much).
Overall like I said, Excellent game!!!!
Hope this helps you.
This game puts you right in the middle of the wild west. You play as john marston, an ex-outlaw who is working with the givernment on a mission to find the men who he used to run with in exchange for his family's freedom.. The story is great because he is still an outlaw at heart so he is constantly fighting the urge to go back to his old ways but big brother always seems to be one step ahead of him... let's just say that this leads to.quite an exciting finale..
Gameplay is similar to Grand Theft Auto.. (only with horses and wagons, not cars and trucks). There are many side quests which are fun and challenging. You can easily get lost on side quests for hours on end.
Graphics are amazing and among the best to be seen on the next Gen consoles to date.
Watching a sandstorm blow through the landscape as the sun sets is quite awe inspiring.
The sound is right on par with The visuals. Everything from the heros gritty footsteps in the sand to the recoil of a bolt action rifle creates a totally convincing environment.
Red Dead Redemption was one of the must play console titles according to reviews when it released. Then I found a good deal on ebay and decided to buy the title. Its worth every penny of it.
Developed by Rockstar, the same people who developed GTA, this game sets the bar high for sandbox games. It has many similarities to the old GTA games, but make no mistake, this is not a GTA clone in a different setting. The gameplay is more deep and satisfying. The missions are quite varying and interesting which makes the game fresh. There is no repetitiveness. Even when you travel along the vast expanse of the wild American west, you don't feel bored because strangers would occasionally pop-up and give you side quests and small challenges. The story it self is quite good and the character development is excellent in my opinion.
I have bought the PS3 version and the GFX in that looks amazing. There are some scaling issue since I have a 1080p monitor (the game is rendering in 720p), where I convert the HDMI signal to DVI.Even then the graphics look amazing. Rockstar really immerses you in the lawless west with its environment. Also the lighting effects should be specially mentioned since they are simply awesome.
Voice acting and ambient sounds are also top notch.
In short RDR is a must have console title and there are tons of content to keep you playing for a long time.
Game of the Year PERIOD!!!!!!, these words summarizes one of the best games from Rockstar since GTA IV. In fact, it is like playing GTA IV but in the 1900's west. It is amazing; the variety of guns, horses, woman, etc shown in the game. It is a great game with tons of territory to explore and of course the combination of the missions with cut scenes is incredible. It makes the game more exciting to play. It is simply a great game; I have nothing to complain about. It looks real as it can get. If you like this kind of games, you can buy it with confidence, you will simply LOVE IT!!!!
America, early 1900's. The era of the cowboy is coming to an end.
When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is sent across the American frontier to help bring the rule of law. Experience intense gun battles, dramatic train robberies, bounty hunting and duels during a time of violent change.
Red Dead Redemption is an epic battle for survival in a beautiful open world as John Marston struggles to bury his blood-stained past, one man at a time.
Developed by Rockstar San Diego, Red Dead Redemption is now available for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®.
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, the all-new terrifying single player story that also includes a ton of new action-packed multiplayer content is now available for download via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network and will be available with all the other Red Dead Redemption downloadable content packs on disc November 23rd in North America and November 26th in Europe.
Red Dead Redemption includes online multiplayer with a maximum of 16 players per session in an open environment. The user will have an unlockable character instead of Marston, the protagonist of the story mode, and each scheme will increase the level of experience of the player-there are fifty levels-to achieve new weapons, equipment and even new characters. Moreover, as the player raises your level of expertise can unlock new multiplayer challenges.
There are two modes available . Free mode and other competitive The mode includes free games with eight users for each side to be able to participate in games gang hideouts and environmental challenges. In free mode the player can find in cities signals that indicate the immediate commencement of the competitive mode. This begins with the classic layout of the players in Mexican standoff - players facing off in a duel to determine who takes the exit mode and includes items of equipment bands , shootings of all against all and capture the bag. In turn , the way to capture the bag includes three modes of play: "Gold Rush " , where players must take the maximum number of bags of gold you can and take them to the nearest chests ; "Every man for himself " , in which each team has a bag and must defend it; and " I Capture the bag " mode in which there is only one bag and a box for both teams.
In multiplayer mode, users can collect all kinds of equipment that you will find scattered on the ground, using horses and stagecoaches and the "Dead -Eye " mode, which is also available . [37 ] The game includes the option to join the Rockstar Games Social Club that the developer already introduced in Grand Theft Auto IV. [35 ]
With updates as Outlaws to the end, Liars and Cheats and Legends and murderers can increase the online world with new locations, characters, weapons and gameplay modes . The Liars and Cheats Pack can play John Marston and other characters , play Poker and Liar's Dice and explosive weapons rifle is added. With the Legends and Murderers pack can play with characters from Red Dead Revolver, the spiritual prequel to the game, and add the Tomahawk, Indian battle ax used for both melee to throw . The Outlaws to the End pack adds 6 new game modes as strength and allows us to have strengths, attacking climbs to level faster .
To me, this game was a kind of disappointment. After reading all the magnificent reviews like on IGN, Gamespot, etc. i was expecting something at least well done, handsome, but that's what the game is not. LOTS of bugs, poor A.I., repetitive quests, stupid characters. Oh yeah, too many stupid characters. There were a CANNIBAL among stranger's missions, a man who lives with a dead wife in a chair, etc. The plotline is deep as any GTA, what means a poor story.
like jbkel writes on his/hers review:
# Sometimes while playing Poker, the other people would loose all facial features and be blurred objects, then it would go back to normal. This occured after beating the game, but I didn't play many side quests first. - THIS CAN OCCUR ANYTIME
# The people never layed correctly in beds. It didn't affect game play, but when I went into a room the guy is just floating at a strange angle above the bed. Sometimes I would see this of random people found out in the wild as well walking above the ground. - I made a video with a example, will upload on youtube later.
# Sometimes I would get stuck in a wall or in an area that I should not have been able to get to (stuck between a house and wall with no where to climb out. - EVERY TIME
# Certain areas I found I could harvest the same location infinite times. The flower patch would appear (harvest) then disappear, then reappear for harvesting again.
In short: few things on the game sounds like "real" western action. The game should be called "GTA West". If you have seen some western movies, don't expect nothing like Clint, Lee Van Cleef, John Wayne. You should - and will - be disappointed.
Yet another Rockstar open world game that is a success, and even better than grand theft auto series. Superb environments and atmosphere in this game, brilliant vivid colors with an amazing story and excellent gameplay. Nothing less than perfect, simply a game of the year contender and one of the best games out thus far.
GTA comes to the WILD WEST It was a great idea from Rockstar Games to change environment from your usual carjacking and mobster killings (which was getting old)to good old western style play.