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GAME REVIEW – Red Dead Redemption 2 (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Red Dead Redemption II

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.

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GAME REVIEW – Grand Theft Auto V (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

Grand Theft Auto V PS3

Grand Theft Auto V is an open world action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. One of the most highly anticipated video games of all time, players take control of three different characters throughout the game’s story – Michael, Franklin and Trevor – in a game-changing first for the series. Set in the fictional state of San Andreas (Rockstar’s version of Southern California), the map comprises the sprawling metropolis of Los Santos (based on Los Angeles), the surrounding countryside and mountains, and even the ocean floor – all coming together to create the breathtaking set for an epic crime drama that’s larger than life.

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GAME NEWS – Grand Theft Auto V: The Official Trailer

By Marty Mulrooney

Earlier today, our friends at Rockstar Games kindly unveiled the latest trailer for Grand Theft Auto V – 60 seconds of pure video game bliss filled with breathtaking beauty, excitement and fun. You’ll find the trailer below, along with another AMO screenshot dissection… roll on 17th September!

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GAME NEWS – Grand Theft Auto V: Official Gameplay Video

By Marty Mulrooney

Grand Theft Auto V - Gameplay Trailer

Our friends at Rockstar Games have kindly informed us that their latest Grand Theft Auto V trailer – just under five minutes long and featuring actual gameplay! – is now available online for your viewing pleasure. You’ll find the embedded video, along with AMO’s thoughts, below.

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GAME NEWS – Grand Theft Auto V Trailer #2

By Marty Mulrooney

Grand Theft Auto V

The highly anticipated second trailer for Grand Theft Auto V debuted worldwide today (14th November 2012). The game has been available for pre-order since the 5th November 2012 and no doubt this latest video will raise expectations through the roof. Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide during spring 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Enjoy!

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GAME REVIEW – Max Payne 3 (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 is the third instalment in the Max Payne video game franchise, with development duties this time being undertaken by Rockstar Vancouver in collaboration with Rockstar New England, Rockstar London and Rockstar Toronto. Its release marks the first Max Payne game not created by Finnish game developer Remedy Entertainment of Alan Wake fame and not written by series creator Sam Lake. Max returns in 2012 with a major booze and painkiller addiction as he takes a job as a private security guard for the wealthy Branco family in São Paulo.

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GAME REVIEW – Red Dead Redemption (PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360)

By Marty Mulrooney & Duncan Voice

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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.

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