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Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
92
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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.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Grand Theft Horse" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

IGN UK May 17, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
VicioJuegos.com May 17, 2010 97 out of 100 97
Play.tm May 25, 2010 96 out of 100 96
GameSpot May 18, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
ActionTrip May 21, 2010 9.4 out of 10 94
Eurogamer.it May 17, 2010 9 out of 10 90
newbreview.com Jun 11, 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
Jeuxvideo.com May 17, 2010 18 out of 20 90
GameAspect.com Sep 14, 2011 8.8 out of 10 88
Level Jul, 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 (233689) added Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360) on May 19, 2010
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