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  • Summary: Developed by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow up to the 2004 hit game Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the IndustrialDeveloped by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow up to the 2004 hit game Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier. Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it. [Rockstar Games] Expand
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  • Developer: Rockstar San Diego
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Third-Person, Historic, Action Adventure, Historic, Historic, Open-World
  • # of players: Up to 16
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 73
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 73
  3. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    100
    If you’re for the West, you will latch onto Redemption like an ornery rattlesnake. If the old West is of no particular interest to you, you still ought to find it difficult not to appreciate the incredible level of workmanship and depth on display here. It is a true opus. [July 2010 p.69]
  2. An unmissable game for any fan of the genre or great action adventures in general. We don’t often get masterpieces around here, but this is certainly one of those moments in time when gamers will look back more fondly on a dusty old six shooter than anything that involves jacking cars.
  3. 100
    Red Dead Redemption has a beautiful virtual world with an enormous amount of things to do, an exciting story and fantastic action. The game not only shows a world of the past, but also makes the player reflect the times we live in now. An exceptional achievement for a game.
  4. Red Dead Redemption is a fantastic game and arguably the finest Rockstar has ever produced. The production values are amazingly high, the gameplay is varied, challenging and nearly always a blast and the old West is as alive as any video game world yet seen.
  5. Red Dead takes a familiar recipe, adds a skilful blend of western elements, and the result is something really rather special. Easily the best Wild West game to date.
  6. Red Dead Redemption is a masterpiece. This game is the perfect example of how a developer should work to create the best atmosphere and to represent a beautiful historical situation. The graphics, the gameplay elements and everything else is at top level. Buy Red Dead Redemption, now!
  7. If you like the idea of a sandbox western then this is money well spent. In what other game can you earn a ‘dastardly’ achievement by saving a damsel in distress, then putting her on the rail road tracks to meet her fate?

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 411
  1. Aug 20, 2010
    10
    Much, much better than GTA 4. Before anybody bashes me with this phrase, hear me out - it is simply a better game, it has that class andMuch, much better than GTA 4. Before anybody bashes me with this phrase, hear me out - it is simply a better game, it has that class and charm that I feel was lost after the GTA games on PS2. The graphics are very clean, the landscapes are fantastic (particularly at sunrise/sunset), a part of you feels like you're back in a classic Spaghetti Western when you play this, it's very authentic looking. The controls don't have a steep learning curve, the music is well done, even though I think this was the game's main weakness (I would have brought in Ennio Morricone for it), the characters are full of life (and if you have friends similar to Irish, it makes it all the more amusing), the side missions are mixed in difficulty and can happen anytime you're out on your horse or for a walk. Pure and simply, if you're interested in American History, Movies about the wild west, Graphic Novels about the wild west, dressing up like a Cowboy to a rodeo show, playing the hero or the antagonist, travelling around the south western USA and mexico, and have a 360 or PS3 available - this is a game that deserves a good look! Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2018
    10
    [PT-BR] Ahhh, Red Dead Redemption... o que dizer dessa obra prima da Rockstar? Disparadamente meu jogo favorito da geração PS3 e 360.
    Só uma
    [PT-BR] Ahhh, Red Dead Redemption... o que dizer dessa obra prima da Rockstar? Disparadamente meu jogo favorito da geração PS3 e 360.
    Só uma observação, não vou incluir o modo online nessa minha avaliação.
    Red Dead tem uma história fenomenal, com um ótimo protagonista e outros ótimos personagens que também são importantes na história, você consegue sentir um carinho por tal personagem, você consegue entender as motivações do outro personagem, você consegue sentir ódio do vilão, esse jogo traz um roteiro recheado de personagens memoráveis, reviravoltas, emoções, vingança, enfim, simplesmente incrível.
    O jogo tem uma boa trilha sonora, um bom gameplay (que serviu de inspiração pra GTA V), um cenário lindo, vários colecionáveis e missões secundárias pra fazer por aí, coisas que se esperam de um mundo aberto da Rockstar.
    Na minha humilde opinião, esse jogo deixa qualquer outro jogo da franquia GTA no chinelo, vale e vale MUITO joga-lo.
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  3. Dec 30, 2012
    10
    Very nice game! Like a GTA western :) Open world, nic graphics, epic missions, great story and more... If you have Playstation 3 you must buyVery nice game! Like a GTA western :) Open world, nic graphics, epic missions, great story and more... If you have Playstation 3 you must buy this great game! Expand
  4. May 25, 2011
    10
    A bit late in reviewing but, it is truly one of the greatest games ever. Superb storytelling, superb gameplay and a very likeable protagonist.A bit late in reviewing but, it is truly one of the greatest games ever. Superb storytelling, superb gameplay and a very likeable protagonist. A must have for every PS3 owner Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2012
    9
    Everything is just right: look, content, dialogue, music, humor, action - everywhere is only very, very little room for improvement. WithEverything is just right: look, content, dialogue, music, humor, action - everywhere is only very, very little room for improvement. With every step on the dusty ground it seems as if Eastwood or Bronson felt his side. Never before has the flair of hard spaghetti western was so perfect in a game over Expand
  6. May 30, 2011
    9
    No game ever deserves a perfect ten, but RDR is the closest to it! Everything about the game is wonderful, the story, the setting and theNo game ever deserves a perfect ten, but RDR is the closest to it! Everything about the game is wonderful, the story, the setting and the characters! John Marston quickly becomes a favourite and you become attached to him! My favourite game I have ever played! I didn't want it to end! Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2018
    1
    I have honestly never played such an overrated game. Mandatory animations for tedium. Kill 10 animals and want to skin them - that will take 5I have honestly never played such an overrated game. Mandatory animations for tedium. Kill 10 animals and want to skin them - that will take 5 minutes after killing them.

    Pretty much auto insta spawn of bandits after killing a bounty - looting bodies then suddenly 3 new bandits show up and kill you - and wow saving only in rooms so have to do it all over again.

    Killing wolves - while skinning - wow 5 spawn on top of me - dead - time to do it all over again. Dead eye shot -- killed animal then I turn and put 5 bullets in my horse. Most times when playing I literally fall asleep with controller in hand.
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