Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Review PS3

Red Dead Redemption PS3 Review

It has won Game of the Year and many other rewards as well. Critics and players alike have both raved about this game.  It is now my turn to give it a shot.  This review will be a two part review. The first part will be of the main game Red Dead Redemption and Part 2 will be Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare which is either D.L.C. (Downloadable Content) or as a store bought disc. So without further ado, Part 1:

Part 1: Red Dead Redemption Main Game

If you have ever played Grand Theft Auto (GTA) or a game like it brought to you by the good people of Rockstar Games then you will pretty much have a grasp on what to expect when playing Red Dead Redemption (RDR).  RDR is sort of like GTA but set in the old west.  You will explore a very large map, do tons of side-missions, and really just have loads of fun exploring the terrain and checking out the west.

You play as John Marston who has been sent to capture his old partner in crime to save your family who is being held by the U.S. Government.  The main story is not bad but I did feel after you have accomplished your main goal and finish doing what was asked of you the game should be over but no, it continues for a short time afterwards.  It really is the only problem I have with the game, and that is the some of the dialog gets long winded and you want them to get to the point and when they do they just keep going on.  Cut scenes are cool but I don’t need a long exposition and discourse about what needs to be done.

The controls have a small learning curve and the graphics are pretty.  I must admit there was a few times that it brought me right back to when I went cross-country and just seeing some of the most beautiful sights.  This game has captured some of those moments for me, it was a nice touch.

Now parents, be warned. If you have heard of GTA and everything that was said about it such as the language, the adult themes and much more this game won’t disappoint either.  This is a mature game and is not made for kids.  I would suggest no younger than 17 years of age due to language, nudity, violence, sexual and adult themes.

4 out of 5 stars

Part 2: RDR: Undead Nightmare

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare was originally Downloadable Content (DLC) but has recently come out on disc as well.  For those who get the disc-based game you must remember it has the DLC pack on the disc.  From what I understand the disc based game is around 30 bucks off of Amazon and 20 bucks if you download it in a bundle.  Not quite sure but that is what I have been reading.

The game itself was a fun on its own and worth a 20 dollar download.  The story takes place after the events of the main game and you will once again play John Marston.  Ammunition is short, the undead run ramped and your wife and son have been infected.  You mission if you choose to except it is to find a cure and save your family; BUT… it possible to save them?

Here is a minor spoiler but it had me laughing for a bit, when you horse dies and you whistle for a new one, your dead horse comes running.

Not a lot of missions to accomplish but there are a few towns that have been overrun and it is wise to go and clear them out. You can get some nice weapons that way.  Over all the game is not really and different from the main game but most everyone is undead all the shops are closed and once again you just go buying ammo, but I never really had too much problem keeping my guns filled and ready to blast the undead back to the unholy hell they came from.

Parents be warned this game has the same language, and adult themes as the main game but I would say there is a tad bit more gore. This is a mature game and is not made for kids.  I would suggest no younger than 17 years of age due to language, gore, violence, sexual and adult themes.

4 out of 5 stars

–Submitted by user Christopher Nagle

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