Summary: I can't believe all the good reviews for this game. If your idea of fun is to herd cows and ride the same old horse in the same old desert landscapes, by all means, buy it. I thought it was incredibly boring, a real snore fest. And by the way, I really like other Rockstar games.
Jason Kirkfield "The Pride and Sorrow of chil..., Amazon
26 January 2013
Summary: A descendant of 2004's Red Dead Revolver and the antecedent of the DLC sequel Undead Nightmare , Red Dead Redemption was a consensus choice for game of the year in 2010. Detractors called it "Grand Theft Auto on Horses" and it took half a dozen years to bring to life, but Rockstar Games succeeded at creating the most amazing, the most realistic open world adventure ever.
Like playing as John Wayne or Clint Eastwood. Hell, it's like playing as Jeff Bridges if you squint.
Andrew Carney, Amazon
26 January 2013
Summary: Unfortunately, this game was lost in the mail, but when I talked to support about it, they were very helpful and sent me another copy, which came the day after. I love this game. I love everything about this game. I can be a hero, fighting for justice, killing those who bring harm to others. In this world, I can pull a Judge Dredd, and the court system can go to hell.
Summary: I guess I fed a lot hungry people with all the critters I shot in this game. Made a boat load of greenbacks to! Beautiful horses to rope and break, plenty of weapons from the period, some I did not know existed. Horseshoes in the morning, poker and falling down drunk by evening. Security guard at the ranch at night.....chasing bandits across the boarder, driving cattle herds,playing bounty hunter and dodging the law. Plenty to do, great graphic and colorful people.
Summary: Beautiful game, great story line, many varied tasks, lots of achievements, fun characters & cut scenes, great online play... In essence, this is the perfect game. My wife will just sit & watch me play. The only other game she has done that with is Assassins Creed, so Red Dead is in the very best of company. Also, when I've had a horrid day, there is something pacifying about galloping through the empty wilderness. You don't feel cramped, & it is just incredibly relaxing.