Red Dead Redemption was a great game when it came out in 2010, and this proves it’s still a great game in 2023. While some classics from previous generations feel dated, that’s certainly not the case here – and if you missed it (or weren’t around for it) thirteen years ago, now’s the time to finally play it. And if you did play it? Maybe it’s time to play it again.
If you’ve already played or own Red Dead Redemption on Xbox Series X or Xbox One X, I only really recommend it on Switch for portable play. If you’ve never played it before and own a Switch, I love this release. The lack of gyro aiming is disappointing, but everything else is better than I expected given this is Red Dead Redemption‘s first ever re-release. Hopefully gyro can be added in so that this becomes my favorite way to experience Red Dead Redemption until a potential PC version releases.
First time playing this game. What a masterpiece! Finished both main campaign and Undead Nightmare on the Switch OLED handheld mode, and I had no crashes, bugs or performance issues. Flawless experience and this has to be hands down the most beautiful looking game I've played on Switch. Don't know how they did it but the vistas and horizon as I ride around the world is just amazing. $50 well spent, especially for those who have never played this epic before. Two thumbs up!
It is great to see Red Dead Redemption back and available on more platforms, most importantly the Switch. Whether on TV or handheld, the game runs well and still looks good. It's a shame you can't jump into an online free-roam with friends, but the main game and its expansion will keep you busy for many hours. As I said at the beginning, Red Dead fans should buy this game and have a Red Dead Revisit. I also think newcomers will find plenty to enjoy, even if to play one of the best open-world games of the 2010s.
Red Dead Redemption is really enjoyable on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. After thirteen years, the Rockstar classic holds up like no other, and these adjustments are more than enough for a very satisfying experience. Many of us would have liked something more, but for both nostalgic and new fans of the saga, this port is a fantastic opportunity to get into the boots of John Marston.
If you want to experience Red Dead Redemption, I can recommend the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Although I think its price is high compared to the improvements it offers and a price like $30 would be more affordable, it will not make you regret playing it with its portable gaming experience and problem-free port. If you want to play in front of the TV with better graphics, you can play the game on Xbox with higher resolution and smoother performance, and at a much cheaper price, thanks to backward compatibility.
If you were hoping for a more robust re-release, sadly, this isn’t that. It’s hard to tell if Rockstar will ever put in the time and money needed to do justice to a Red Dead re-release. But even if they don’t, at least we now have the original classic playable on all modern consoles.
Almost has good as the second one. It has great graphics for the time that really aesthetically enhance the settings in game. The story is beautifully crafted and I really enjoy the variety of characters they have that feel natural to the setting of the game. While it suffers from old age I cannot hold it against it as that was the technological limits at the time. Overall I enjoy it.
An incredible open world, full of intermeshing systems, dynamic events, and a whole lot of great content that remains as compelling now as it was at launch; great story that remains one of the best in gaming canon; glitches in Undead Nightmare have been cleaned up; looks especially great in handheld mode.
The game has literally been ported as is with few to no enhancements; multiplayer mode has been cut out; controls, mission design, and combat have aged poorly.
I think, on a broader level, it is fair to expect Rockstar to do more, and to wish that a game as important and beloved as Red Dead Redemption was being treated better. But taking this release for what it is – a straight port of a beloved classic to the Switch – it holds up well, and is worth revisiting, worth recommending. If you have never played Red Dead Redemption before, or the idea of revisiting it on a portable appeals to you? This port comes hugely recommended. But if you were hoping for a more robust re-release, sadly, this isn’t that. It’s hard to tell if Rockstar will ever put in the time and money needed to do justice to a Red Dead re-release. But even if they don’t, at least we now have the original classic playable on all modern consoles.
Game 9/10, Port/Effort 2/10, Price 1/10. Average: 4. Rockstar's devs are basically lazy **** that want our money for no effort whatsoever. If it was either half the price or indeed remastered, then it would be perfect. This title costs more than RDR2 on PC. Where's the logic?
A good idea, badly raised with an exorbitant price.
After the disaster with Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, Rockstar Games had the opportunity to shake off those past criticisms with a proper port for Red Dead Redemption (even though it won't be a remaster).
A title that doesn’t exceed 30FPS on PlayStation 5 leaves much to be desired, however, those who benefit most from this port are Nintendo Switch users. We aren’t talking about the forgotten PC users...
Finally, the high price of the port is unjustified, no matter how you look at it, a proper price would have been $29.99 and not the $49.99 it costs. It is not advisable to pay this amount if the title has already been played before.
SummaryRed Dead Redemption: When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is forced to hunt down the gang of criminals he once called friends. Step into the events immediately following the 2018 blockbuster, Red Dead Redemption 2, in the critically acclaimed tale of Marston’s journey to bury his blood-stained past, one man...