gamers (81%) found this review helpful
Im very strict when it comes to reviewing games. An this game by far is maybe the best game ive ever played. It has the GTA feel,but the graphics are smoother and the game will take you a minimum of 25hrs to beat. I keep finding myself getting side tracked with all the side missions. The main character will make you laugh out loud and there are so many mini games inside this game.(horse shoes,poker,dice,black jack,many more) You can skin and kill any animal you see. Its a must play game and I believe after you get the game you will pay to keep it instead of return it. You wont be disappointed,trust me. Theres a max payne\fallout type slow motion button when in combat that is awsome. You can choose to be bad or good like in fable. The multiplayer has lots of cool options to.(download the multiplayer video off xbox live and you will see what im talking about)
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
If you love western movies, are entranced by western books or love the idea of the romanticized history of the good ol' U.S.of A. then check out Red Dead Redemption. The story is amazing, the graphics are beautiful, and the gameplay...there's just so much to do. I haven't begun to scratch the surface and I've been playing for 5 or 6 hours. An absolute must buy.
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Gameplay – Rstar has developed an amazing game that is simply more than the sum of its parts. While other games have more complicated and honed shooting mechanics, elaborate character progression, or a more focused story, no game in recent memory has synthesized so many elements to create such a fantastic gaming experience. RDR’s world is filled with wonder and spontaneity and is an absolute joy to explore. Whether your riding across mesas at dawn, defending a town from a marauding gang, hunting game, or dueling a feller who didn’t take kindly to your cheating, you will most assuredly be awed by the level of care that went into the game. The level design is top notch, the controls are solid and precise, the story is compelling, and moreover, the game is a blast to play.
Graphics – The facial animations are superb, the textures solid, lighting is fantastic, color palette gorgeous, and most notably, every animated character exudes authenticity.Bodies crumple and fall realistically. At first you might not notice anything stellar here… but after you kill a hundred people and realize no one died in the same exact way, you will notice something special here. Stumble over too steep a ledge and you’ll lose your footing and tumble down the hill end over end, an animation done totally on the fly. Take out an enemy horse’s legs and watch the gangster fly through the air while their steed gets a face full of cactus.
Sound – Exceptional and varied music with outstanding voice acting.
Cons – noticeable and fairly frequent graphical bugs, pop-in, and slight control issues (getting stuck on invisible objects)
Conclusion – This is a must play. My girlfriend loves this game. Her mom loves this game. I love this game. While the subject matter definitely earns the M for Mature, everyone, young and old, will be taken aback by the beauty of the world Rstar has created.