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Red Dead Redemption (PlayStation 3)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
94
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.4
MobyScore
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Description

Red Dead Redemption is a free-roaming western game and the spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver. The game is set in 1911, where players take control of John Marston; an outlaw who is forced to turn on his peers when federal agents threaten his family. He is sent to the American frontier to capture his former gang members, especially the notorious leader Bill Williamson.

In the open world, the player is free to pursue to the storyline or to partake in the various events that occur while exploring the West; similar in overall design to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series. Horses are the main means of transportation, and the player can whistle for their mount at any time. Players can also visit towns, talk to other characters, and join or intervene in events such as public hangings, ambushes and robberies. Many of these are random, including dangerous animal attacks and bandit ambushes. Other activities include hunting, gambling, duels and standoffs, with guns as the main weapon.

Based on the player's decisions, two morality systems (honor and fame) influence on how the environment and other characters react to Marston. Marston can shoot while riding a horse and capture people by lasso, combined with a cover system with specific targeting or wildfire. In the recharging Dead Eye targeting mode time is slowed down to target different enemies in specific locations, and then execute the shots in rapid succession. The player can also set up camps anywhere in the world to fast travel to known locations or save their game.

Multiplayer is supported through free-for-all, team and capture-the-flag modes, introducing crates with weapons and power-ups. Games start with a Mexican standoff where the survivor receives some extra time to gather items while the others are respawning, Similar to Grand Theft Auto IV there is a continuous free-roaming mode where players can team up in posses to form a party to engage computer-controlled gangs. Posses are made up of a maximum of eight players and all multiplayer games support a maximum of sixteen players. During multiplayer the characters can level up and gain access to new mount breeds, character models and weapon skins.

Screenshots

Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3 You can skin the animal and sell it along with the meat at any store.
Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3 Life if active in the world, trains and other riders will constantly cross your way... you can also ride trains which may save you some galloping time.
Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3 When there is something of interest to look at, you can use circle button to focus camera on that something while moving.
Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3 Escorted by two federal agents on a mission to do some dirty work for them.

Alternate Titles

  • "Grand Theft Horse" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

John Marston tops Tommy Vercetti as a great character. Kyle Levesque (329) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
Simply, a fun game Simon Koetsier (422) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

The Press Says

Defunct Games Jun 14, 2010 A+ 100
Boomtown May 17, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Digital Chumps May 21, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
IGN Australia May 17, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
Vandal Online May 17, 2010 9.7 out of 10 97
GamingEvolution Mar 02, 2011 9.6 out of 10 96
SOS Gamers Jun 04, 2010 92 out of 100 92
TheHDRoom (HDR) Jun 06, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GamingLives Jun 02, 2010 9 out of 10 90
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Oct 08, 2010 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

References

The famous Wilhelm scream known throughout many movies since the 50s makes an appearance in the game. During various times in the single player and multiplayer modes the sound effect will trigger when a person is shot and killed.

Awards

  • GamePro (Germany)
    • 2011 - Best Console Game in 2011 (Readers' Voting)
    • 2011 - Best Console Action Game in 2011 (Readers' Voting)
  • GameSpy
    • 2010 – Game of the Year
    • 2010 – Action-Adventure Game of the Year

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Sciere (249839) added Red Dead Redemption (PlayStation 3) on May 19, 2010
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