Red Dead Revolver PlayStation 2

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
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  1. A fantastic game in a genre that is, sadly, rarely tapped. Its single player mode is more than worth the money, unfortunately the multiplayer modes do little to add to the game.
  2. 90
    A game that finally does the Western action genre some tough justice.
  3. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    90
    Wild West shooter that's like a cool breeze in Death Valley. Yeehaw! [Jan 2007, p.106]
  4. One of the best western style games ever.
  5. Not as deep as "Manhunt" or "GTA" but some of the best fun you'll have with a bottle of firewater and some very old guns. [GamesMaster]
  6. Red Dead's venomous cocktail of sassy action, swish visuals and sharp scenarios make it a fresh and ballsy alternative to most other third-person console blasters currently roaming the paddock.
  7. The pacing, boss designs and core gameplay are pick up and play easy, but with all the unlockable goodies doled out for replaying the game and finishing up levels with a dead aim and speedy trigger finger offer enough for those perfectionists to get the most out of the game.
  8. Play Magazine
    83
    Seldom have I been so invested in an overal premise; and what beter than a down-and-dirty Western? [June 2004, p.54]
  9. Had the developers of Red Dead Revolver paid as much attention to mining classic video game control as they did to beloved movie scenes, they might have had a perfect game on their hands. As it is, Red Dead Revolver is a damn fine game.
  10. It's a love letter to Western fans that also happens to be exceedingly entertaining for the everyman gamer.
  11. Has a strong, coherent storyline that whisks Red from novice gunslinger to competent bounty hunter in what proves to be the mother of all shooting practice games.
  12. AceGamez
    80
    There is a surprisingly fun multiplayer mode for up to four players to shoot it out or have a duel.
  13. Edge Magazine
    80
    Gameplay purists may scowl, but Read Dead Revolver is a triumph for beautifully observed atmospherics, characterisation and slapstick set-pieces you cannot fail to enjoy. [June 2004, p.100]
  14. Although there’s no denying that Western fans will appreciate the experience more then others, the truth is that the level of style, inspired design and gritty atmosphere will likely please those looking for a good, straightforward action romp.
  15. Show-offs can even stealthily duck behind cover and shoot at foes’ feet to make ’em jig like Michael Flatley sans Ritalin.
  16. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    It may not be the deepest (or longest) PS2 shooter, but it's definitely one of the most entertaining. [July 2004, p.98]
  17. The game’s visual style is excellent. Red Dead Revolver very accurately represents the West...Technically, the game doesn’t fare as well. The frame-rate drops a bit too often on PS2 and there are a number of collision detection problems.
  18. When one level plays like the best idea ever and the next feels like turning up to work after five years on the job, you know that some padding has been done. This is a shame because it's obvious that Red Dead Revolver could have been a classic.
  19. This game is all about style. And for anyone who’s even remotely a fan of the classic western genre, it’s a must have.
  20. Game Informer
    80
    Thematically, developer Rockstar San Diego has hit the nail right on the head. You really do feel like the toughest cowboy to ever step foot in the west. [June 2004, p.124]
  21. The cheroots are really the only things missing.
  22. The best in a limited line of Western shooters.
  23. The problematic A.I. in Red Dead Revolver is the game’s biggest disadvantage.
  24. The game is enjoyable to play through, even if the action can be competitive and the game isn’t as polished as it could’ve been.

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#16 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. SamN.
    Jul 23, 2006
    10
    Wow.
  2. KevinG.
    Jul 26, 2004
    10
    I am not a "shooter" game player, but I had to have this one! The old west type shootouts, quickdraws and scenery are the main reasons I I am not a "shooter" game player, but I had to have this one! The old west type shootouts, quickdraws and scenery are the main reasons I bought this. I can't stop playing it. Full Review »
  3. Apr 11, 2011
    7
    It's not great, especially since most of the gameplay is either generic or just flat out cliche. But Red Dead Revolver still offers someIt's not great, especially since most of the gameplay is either generic or just flat out cliche. But Red Dead Revolver still offers some impressive visuals, great scenery, and funny dialog. Full Review »