Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Oct 27, 2010
    For $10, anyone who loves Red Dead Redemption or the horror movies should pick this add-on up.
  2. Oct 31, 2010
    Offering a new element to Red Dead Redemption, one of this year's best titles, Undead Nightmare refreshes everyone's mind on the title right during award season.
  3. 90
    For £7.99 or 800 Microsoft Points then this is quite the package. Undead Nightmare brings a whole new, chunky single player campaign with all the great Red Dead qualities (and some of its niggles).
  4. Nov 11, 2010
    Very extensive add-on for the western game, with an enjoyable new scenario, new items and an unbeatable sense of humour. But in comparison to the original game, the story is too simple and the controls in melee combat are annoying.
  5. Nov 9, 2010
    A treat to behold for fans of the zombie genre or otherwise, this add-on comes recommended to anyone looking for a macabre twist on the Red Dead formula.
  6. Oct 26, 2010
    Undead Nightmare is an awesome variant of the main story of Red Dead Redemption, that comes for a very cheap price (considering what it has to offer). The single player experience is long and well done, but the real surprise is the new multiplayer mode. The Horde is the most intense and funny multiplayer mode in this game. No doubts about it.
  7. Oct 28, 2010
    Undead Nightmare completely revises the world of Red Dead redemption. The main quest is funny and really long, and the cooperative multiplayer is a totally new experience for players.
  8. Nov 3, 2010
    Undead Nightmare is a fairly lengthy DLC pack with a bunch of new features. The story is straightforward and there are not a lot of mission types but the Stranger quests, new weapons, new mounts, and the challenges all add much needed variety. The multiplayer additions are nothing too special but they are appreciated and add a few more hours of fun to the whole experience.
  9. Game Informer
    Nov 15, 2010
    While some of the missions seem uninspired, the fun of Red Dead Redemption is still there. Its colorful characters and fantastic cutscenes are as good as ever, with a wicked sense of humor this time around. [Dec 2010, p.109]
  10. Nov 8, 2010
    Forget about what you've done during the main game's single player campaign, turn off your suspension of disbelief, and nail those suckers in the head.
  11. Oct 26, 2010
    Even though this new story could have been a little more varied in its missions, one can only salute, once again, the talent of the studio. Marvelously implemented, and surprisingly adequate when combined with the western theme, this interpretation of the classic zombie myth is both comprehensive and efficient. The gameplay is profoundly (and interestingly) changed, and as usual with Rockstar, the value for price factor remains its strongest selling point.
  12. Oct 29, 2010
    Quotation forthcoming.
  13. Nov 2, 2010
    Rockstar may be a bit late to the zombie party, but Undead Nightmare is the best piece of DLC yet for one of 2010's best games.
  14. Oct 28, 2010
    This zombie-themed add-on for Red Dead Redemption is the excuse you've been waiting for to don John Marston's boots again.
  15. Nov 5, 2010
    This is a must have for anyone who owns Red Dead Redemption. In case you are wondering, yes it is worth it even if you don't play multiplayer.
  16. Nov 10, 2010
    The add-on can't keep up with its predecessor, but that's certainly no shame. Undead horses, splatter sequences, and many more good ideas make this game great for fans.
  17. Oct 31, 2010
    Rockstar delivers more than expected, and truly live up to their company name.
  18. Play UK
    Nov 30, 2010
    There's no doubt that this is top quality content but playing these modes without the main game is not a full experience. Thankfully the price tag makes up for that in a big way. [Issue#199, p.86]
  19. 90
    This newest addition is easily a must buy for anyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption. There is tons of fun to be had if you're just "dying" to purge the world of evil or if you're looking to get the best bang for your buck.
  20. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 24, 2010
    Rockstar is the master of horror. [Christmas 2010]
  21. 90
    Undead Nightmare is a thrilling and entertaining addition to one of 2010's biggest games. With an all-new story that introduces zombies to the open-world Wild West, two new multiplayer modes, and more brilliant voice acting and dialogue, this is a must have for any RDR fan.
  22. Nov 7, 2010
    The complete world of Red Dead Redemption has changed to a world full of zombies and undead creatures. The new short singleplayer is great because of the action and the brilliant atmosphere. Every owner of this game can't miss this DLC.
  23. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2011
    For Wild West virgins, it's an entertaining package, if just shy of an essential purchase. [Jan 2011, p.96]
  24. Oct 28, 2010
    So much value for a small price. Even those who think that the undead business is annoying should try this one, as Rockstar really delivers something unique and exhilarating to spend your time with.
  25. Nov 2, 2010
    The perfect timing of the release can help overshadow a lot of its flaws. It's great to get back in the saddle with John Marston, but I just wish we had something to do. It devolves to a numbers game, which is quite disheartening.
  26. Oct 27, 2010
    Very few times you can say this about a downloadable content, but with ten hours of one-player campaign, a completely new story, refined graphics and sound and more multiplayer modes, Undead Nightmare is worth every cent it costs.
  27. Oct 27, 2010
    This is a gold standard expansion, one that's briefer than the GTA IV add-ons, but otherwise just as good. In a happier world, all DLC would give you this much to play with.
  28. 90
    Undead zombies to enter the open wild west world? Sounds weird but it works extremely well. There are also mutated animals which are really cool animated. By the way: we couldn't find the unicorn.
  29. Nov 1, 2010
    Undead Nightmare is probably the best thing that could happen to Red Dead Redemption. This zombie invasion shows us another side of the Wild West and that side is simply beautiful.
  30. Nov 2, 2010
    In all, Rockstar struck gold by releasing Undead Nightmare.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 251 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 251
  1. Nov 1, 2010
    Wow, Rockstar has done it again. Following their best game ever, they come out with a 10 dollar DLC worth about 8 hours of awesomeness. ThisWow, Rockstar has done it again. Following their best game ever, they come out with a 10 dollar DLC worth about 8 hours of awesomeness. This is what downloadable content is about! They can do so much more at that. Keep on truckin' with the Red Dead DLCs Rockstar! Full Review »
  2. Oct 28, 2010
    This pack is all that a fan of Red Dead Redemption could have asked for. It's a good length expansion, with PLENTY to do!
    I would like to
    This pack is all that a fan of Red Dead Redemption could have asked for. It's a good length expansion, with PLENTY to do!
    I would like to commend Rock Star San Diego for having enough faith in their world to tear it to shreds. It's such a nice, tongue-in-cheek, alternate world that they have created. The actions that take place in the Undead Nightmare Pack are only semi-related to the world of the original storyline. However, there is plenty of room for flexibility which makes the experience so fresh for somebody who has already completed the game.

    The core gameplay remains unchanged. However, I love the aspect of money being irrelevant during the zombie apocalypse. It's all about the ammo. And you're always looking for ways to get it. This makes the game a lot more fun! The story is campy, and very humorous. However, like any good horror film, it manages to mix the horror and humor together that leaves a childlike smile on your face.

    If you were not a fan of the original Red Dead Redemption, but you're a die hard zombie fan...this may be for you. However, you still have to look past the original bugs and clunky controls that we fans have gotten used to by now. (Marston is still a little tough to maneuver precisely). The game is so much fun, though, the flaws can be over looked. A must have for zombie/western fans.
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  3. Sep 26, 2012
    It feels like its own unique game while including the other characters in red dead redemption. Amazing atmosphere. A classic just like theIt feels like its own unique game while including the other characters in red dead redemption. Amazing atmosphere. A classic just like the original game. Full Review »