Swap the cars for horses, San Andreas for the big country and a Uzi for a good old six shooter and suddenly GTA becomes GUN. Its not quite that exact a copy though: the story missions are much more important here, with the side quests proving to be fairly short lived, and there's relatively little reward available for exploring the game world. The actual business of gun fighting and horse riding looks and feels great, with accurate, intuitive controls and surprisingly violent showdowns. Grand Theft Auto is a better game and Red Dead Revolver is a better Western, but this is still a decent effort at navigating a path between the two.Most exciting moment:
Failing to take care of business in a horseback gunfight, then using your dead mount for cover!
Since you ask:
Developers Neversoft are the same studio behind the Tony Hawks games as you might have guessed from the familiar looking combo messages.
The bottom line:
Doesnt quite reach its full potential but a fun cowboy simulator all the same.
Basically, i got this game. Great story, superb graphics. I can not honestly say that i found one bad thing inabout it. One minor thing is the fact that once you complete the story and the side missions (100% complete), you get an armoured horse and a cannon nock shotgun (sorry for any spoilers) but by this time you have totall demolished the game and there's nobody left to fight.
It took me two days to complete, going on it for about two hours each day.
I advise getting this game.
Since playing it, i have had a disgusting love of the old spaghetti westerns, starring clint eastwood.
Colton White, the main character in the game, has the same 'man with no name' feel about him.
The side mssions include bounty missions, poker, protecting the town, ranch missions, hunting, and transporting goods on your horse.
The music suits the game so well. The opening scene, just after the tutorial should go down in game history. Totally a great moment, and the sound guy at neversoft deserves a raise....if he had totally mucked up like all the tony hawk's soundtracks...
Graphics: 9/10 - Realistic. Apart from the blood to some extent.
Sound: 10/10 - Su-bloody-perb
Mastery: 8/10 - The PS2 can go further, but it's nothing bad.
Lifespan: 8/10 - Short, but the side missions, and you WILL want to play it again.
If you enjoyed this, play:
Resident Evil 4
Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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