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Red Dead Redemption Game Review; the Road to Redemption

Written on January 22, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Red Dead Redemption has set the standard of what a wild west video game (or even a movie) should be like. Every element breaths the world of outlaws and cowboys.

Red Dead Redemption, probably the most decorated video game of 2010 as it was critically acclaimed by various gaming websites and even bagging Spike TV’s Video Game Award’s Game of the Year in 2010. Even though it already had quite a long run already, everyone’s still got their eyes on this game as it recently got nominated for several categories in the 11th Game Developers Choice Awards. So what does make Red Dead Redemption tick? What makes the game so compelling to catch the eyes of every gamer out there? And will we see a back-to-back Best Video Game award when the GDCA kicks in?

The wild, wild west. It’s been done, done, done several times already in video games. But in every singe attempt, we see mediocre, skin-deep interpretations that will make us get sick of the theme. And to be honest, the moment we heard that Red Dead Redemption is going to be a wild west-themed, we got worried. How can RockStar Games pull off a cowboy version of the Grand Theft Auto series? It’s impossible.

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