Excerpt: As I've gotten older and more cynical, it seems to me that there is one way for companies to ensure high ratings across the board for their games and that is to have a big enough budget to create something that is aesthetically beautiful.
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare: Disc Version (360, PS3) – Reviewed
7 September 2013
Excerpt: There is no denying that Red Dead Redemption was one of the stand out games of the year. We may even be bold enough to say that it was the game of the year! The blend of had hitting storylines, loveable characters and enough in game tasks to make your head spin truly revolutionised both sandbox...
Excerpt: Red Dead Redemption is clearly GTA in a Wild West jacket, but who are we to not count that as a major positive point! We’ve always dreamt of being the hero in one of those many classic westerns and Rockstar has now made that possible.
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Xbox 360 Review
8 March 2011
Excerpt: Going by Rockstar’s past history with DLC, we all knew that sometime down the line we were going to get a chance to revisit Red Dead Redemption’s grand and harsh world, but when you consider that the mainline game is grounded in reality, no one could have expected the result to be Undead Nightmare .
Conclusion: Many people like to call Red Dead Redemption “GTA 4 in the Wild West” and I honestly do not mind the comparison. Rockstar did a Grand Theft Auto like job with this game in that it’s a total sandbox game with great dialogue.
Excerpt: John Marston is an angry man. A lot of people tell him this, but they often have reason. He’s probably shot at them, shot at people they know or saved them being shot at by other people so he can threaten to shoot at them some more. If Marston is around, odds are, someone’s going to be shot.
Summary: Undead Nightmare is a great reminder of why we fell in love with Red Dead Redemption in the first place. The added zombies may seem silly, but there's a solid story that successfully walks the line between comedy and serious action.
Conclusion: West with the Undead Nightmare DLC. As already mentioned, the previous two Red Dead Redemption DLCs were focused primarily on multiplayer upgrading. But Undead Nightmare presents a fresh single-player storyline that plays almost as long (about a dozen hours) as many full-priced games.
Excerpt: High Moon Studios’ under-the-radar--and under-appreciated-- Darkwatch was one of my favorite original Xbox titles. Blending old west action with paranormal threats, it delivered a unique experience on the console Master Chief built.