By Marty Mulrooney
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world, Western-themed video game developed and published by Rockstar Games, creators of Grand Theft Auto. Although it is technically the third game in the series (following Red Dead Revolver in 2004 and Red Dead Redemption in 2010), Red Dead Redemption 2 serves as a prequel to the previous game. Set in 1899, it takes place in a fictionalised version of the American West and stars Arthur Morgan – a high-ranking member of the notorious Van der Linde gang – as the game’s anti-hero protagonist. Alongside his fellow gang members, including original Red Dead Redemption star (and fan-favourite) John Marston, Arthur must evade rival gangs and determined Pinkerton agents in an epic adventure that unfolds during the dying days of the Wild West and the dawn of modern civilization.
By Stewart Sutherland
When it comes to zombies, I just can’t stomach them. The look, the sound, the sheer terror they invoke: dealing with them is something I’ll avoid whenever possible. So why am I reviewing a piece of downloadable content where the world of Red Dead Redemption goes to hell? It’s just too good not to. Here is a massive piece of content where the old west is now plagued with shambling undead. Chief protagonist John Marston is back, taking up his guns once more. And it’s so enjoyable I can’t stop playing. Warning: there will be minor spoilers in this review.
By Marty Mulrooney & Duncan Voice
With AMO still growing every day, it is sometimes difficult for us to get our gaming reviews out the door as quickly as we would like, especially with huge titles such as Red Dead Redemption. On the plus side, this can often give us a far more extensive amount of time than our competitors to fully complete a game and offer a clearheaded verdict once the hype-leaden dust clouds have settled. For players who have already finished the game and newcomers finally ready to bite the bullet, this multi-format review will cover RDR’s single and multiplayer modes in-depth, on both PS3 and Xbox 360.