This game kills it in almost every way. The graphics, gameplay, physics, shooting mechanics, acting, art direction, music, and menus are so on point, you actually feel like you're alive in the game. The ending will blow your mind - it is an experience unlike anything I've ever seen in a video game.
In a comparable "blockbuster" game like modern warfare 2, you feel maybe anger and violence as you go, but this open world game, it plays more like a movie - giving you the whole spectrum of human emotion. Sadness, humor, sympathy, excitement, comfort... revenge. And Red Dead Redemption sells these emotions better than any other game I've ever played... ever.
It's easy to spot the small bugs, and of course you start to think of cool ideas to make the game better, but that's only a testament to how amazingly deep and complex this game is. I'm not a huge fan of the GTA series as the missions feel repetitive, and this game does too at some points (doesn't every video game?), but what makes this game interesting and special is that it takes place in a -past- world so different, yet so real and close to our own.
This game is truly spectacular. I love every aspect of this game and I haven't found one disappointment, The single player is so much fun that i cant even get myself to play multiplayer. The hunting is great, the story is great, and the free roam is great. I constantly find myself just going hunting or just shooting up the town. I love the Red Dead series and im hoping for another sequel.