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Monday, July 4, 2016

Read Dead Redemption Review

Red Dead Redemption Review

Read Dead Redemption Review

Hi this Vukex reviewing Red Dead Redemption for Xbox. Red Dead Redemption is an open world game developed by Rockstar, the same studio that makes the Grand Theft Auto games. A lot of people are calling Red Dead Redemption a GTA clone, which it in some way is, but it still holds its own and goes for one of the best games of all time. Red Dead Redemption is a third person shooter game that is set in the old west around the year 1900. You play as John Marston, a former outlaw which is used as a hired gun for the government after his family is taken hostage by them. He is forced to take care of his old gang.

Red Dead Redemption does so many things right it really does deserve the title of one of the best games ever! Like I said you will be playing the role of a former outlaw John Marston, the entire game is set in the old west. The game is an open world, third person shooter that is just done so well. It’s a game you will not want to stop playing and will try to explore everything before finishing the game. The game map is big and you will have the option to explore by foot (witch I would not recommend) and the option of riding a horse. The horse riding mechanic has its flaws but once you get used to the control becomes very enjoyable.

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Red Dead Redemption has everything you would expect from a game like this and more! It has many side quests and random events, that aren’t just put there to give length to the story but actually are very fun. For example in my first playthrough I spent a lot of time playing the poker minigame, and I mean a lot of the time, I would literally forget about the story and loose myself in one of the many mini games that are done so right. Off course this does not mean the story is bad, because it’s not, you will get lost in it, it’s like reading a very interesting book late at night, you are sleepy and you got work tomorrow but you always say just one more and then one more and… you get the idea. That is exactly how it will be you will be so immersed into the world and story that you will forget about everything! The Combat in the game is extremely satisfying and the inclusion of the Dead Eye system is really good. The Dead Eye mechanic slows down time, and lets you aim at the opponent slowly, which can be really useful when you have a few enemies in one area.

The graphics are what you would expect for a game that came out in 2010, and they suit the theme really well, the colours are how they should be and everything has detail that you will notice. I remember from my playthrough then I would just stop the mission and everything and just look at the beautiful map that Rockstar created. There are day and night cycles like you would expect from a game of this type and a weather system that works perfectly with the setting of the game. The thing that really makes this game stand out from the others is the attention to detail in everything, from the different firearms to the breed of horse you are riding, things like that just add to the realism and force you to strategize because it actually matters in the game what breed of horse you have, all of them have different stats like stamina and speed so you will have to find the one that works for you. These are all little things but they really do matter.

The soundtrack in the game is beautiful, I enjoyed every moment of it, and everything sounds like you are in the Wild West. Like I said from the guns to wild coyotes chasing you, it all just sounds amazing, I am giving top score for the sound. The story is roughly 18 hours long but if you do the side missions and random events (which you will) it will take you about 30 hours to finish. There is also an expansion pack called Undead Nightmare with will add even more hours to the game. The Undead Nightmare expansion is about a zombie plague that started and you have to find the cure.

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There is a multiplayer feature included in the game. The multiplayer aspect of the game is basically a 16 player Deathmatch, which starts off with classic western standoff.  There are other multiplayer modes but Deathmatch was the best for me. There are ranks in the multiplayer and also unlockables like different player models and weapon skins, which will add on to the overall time you will be spending on the multiplayer if you are a player who likes to get all the weapon upgrades and skins.

My final thoughts on this game are that the singleplayer is a master piece done perfectly. You will spend a lot of time just observing the beautiful world, plus when you add in the side missions, the minigames and the random events, you will easily get 30+ hours out of this game. The multiplayer aspect if the game is good and fun, but the thing that really stands out from other games is the singleplayer. I recommend for everyone to buy this game, and believe me you will not be disappointed. My rating for this game is 9.9/10, easily one of the best games ever made!

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