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Red Dead Redemption

by Rockstar
 Ages 18 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
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  • ASIN: B0026IBHH4
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 13.5 x 1.3 cm ; 154 g
  • Release Date: 21 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (361 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 584 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PLAYSTATION 3

Manufacturer's Description

Red Dead Redemption is an open-world, third-person, action-adventure game set at the tail end of the American West West era. Action takes place in the first few years of the twentieth century and revolves around the choices that the protagonist, former outlaw John Marston, is forced to make due to his blemished past. The game features a morality system assigning honor and fame points generated through the player's choices. It also features Wild West themed mini-games, new targeting and cover systems, extensive horse riding abilities, a wealth of period specific weapons and more than 40 huntable animals.

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Story
Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. A follow up to the 2004 hit Red Dead Revolver, this game tells the story of former outlaw John Marston, taking players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

John Marston packing heat in Red Dead Redemption
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Gameplay
Red Dead Redemption is a third-person action-adventure game set a fictional open-world American Wild West environment for players to explore. Gameplay area types include frontier towns, rolling prairies teaming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the elements and animals of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it. In their travels throughout the territories of the gameworld players partake in a morality system built on honor and fame, where they gain or lose points in each area based on their actions. The game features an easy to use cover system, a variety of mounts and period specific weapons including a cattleman revolver, a mauser pistol, a repeater rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, a throwing knife, a lasso and more. Western themed mini-games are also available, including showdowns, gambling, hunting bounties, cattle herding and five finger fillet.

Key Game Features

  • Expansive open-world gameplay set in the final years of the American Wild West.
  • Massive play area made up 3 unique regions composed of towns and outposts filled with characters with varying looks, accents, etc.
  • Morality system based on honor and fame generated by the players actions throughout the game.
  • Loads of unique non-player characters to interact with.
  • Western themed mini-games including showdowns, gambling, hunting bounties, cattle herding and five finger fillet.
  • An assortment of period specific weapons including a cattleman revolver, a mauser pistol, a repeater rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, a throwing knife, lasso and more.
  • The Dead Eye targeting mechanic, allowing the player to slow down time for shot accuracy.
  • Ridable horses and more than 40 kinds of animals that you can hunt or be hunted by.
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Marston taking aim on a distant enemy with a sighted rifle in Red Dead Redemption
Cover and targeting system.
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Marston about to become catfood in Red Dead Redemption
All the dangers of the period.
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Showdown mini-game from Red Dead Redemption
Western themed mini-games.
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Marston attacking a train from horseback in Red Dead Redemption
Realistic mounted combat.
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193 of 203 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected. 25 May 2010
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let me just start by saying game is better than I first expected, simply because open world free-roam games are nothing new anymore, particularly from rockstar and personally I feel that the GTA series has really reached the end because there isn't really much scope left for another game. Rockstar possibly feel the same way, so they have been putting all their heart into their latest game - Red Dead Redemption.

We get to follow the life of John Marston, an ex-member of Bill Williamson's gang of outlaws. John is out to settle his differences with his ex partner in crime, Bill, to prevent bad things happening to his family. John discovers that Bill Williams has traveled to Mexican territory which is being fought over by the Mexicn army and insurgent rebels. John has many choices in this game, whether he sides with the outlaws, lawmen, rebels, or innocents is entirely up to you. The game has different paths for you to take so it isn't entirely a one direction storyline.

It is the same platform and layout that were used to all the way back from GTAIII only everything has changed for the better. We now have an epic open world western/horse riding/gun slinging game, which is such a refreshing change. If you are a fan of rockstar's previous games then you should really enjoy this even if you (like myself) aren't a big fan of westerns.

The controls are very similar to GTA and so is the camera so i needn't discuss them too deeply as you're already more than likely familiar with them. But they're the typical aim and shoot, tap x to sprint and hold x to accelerate your horse, the usual really.

The graphics are beautiful, rockstar have really hit the nail on the head with this game.
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83 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BOOM! BOOM! RED DEAD'S BACK! 21 May 2010
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
His family held captive till he captures or kills the members of a posse of outlaws he used to ride with - one thing's for sure John Marsten ain't exactly having a good time. Let's hope you can don his dusty boots and help him out...one way or another.
So begins the long - very, very long - road through what has to be one of the most awe inspiring open world adventures I have ever had the honour to be a part of. Now, fair enough, I've broken the cardinal rule of reviewing by blowing my beans too soon as far as my opinion of the game goes, but I'm sure after a few hours playing this you too will be entranced - also many, many, reviews have already waxed on over the merits of the game so I am merely here to back up these claims of grandeur, and hopefully push a few more people one step closer to this stunning recreation of the wild old west.

THE GOOD:
- Quality, people, quality: this game reeks of it from the second you step into your first dust bowl town to your 30th gun fight with some grizzly looking miscreant.
- Graphically this is where it's at. The draw distance and vistas that accompany it are worth the asking price alone. Every effect you could hope for is flying around in some form or another and the texture work is fantastic. All in all it goes to create one of the moST solid and cohesive feeling game worlds ever made.
- The music is minimalist and haunting. Whistles and other spaghetti western accompaniments are thrown around with style but are never overbearing.
- The other audio work is equally stunning. Townsfolk greet you in their old west drawl, animals call in the distance and your guns hammer the speakers as they hammer another head clean off its shoulders. Very nice stuff.
- Controls are tight and innovative.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Dead - A honest review 3 July 2010
Platform for Display:PLAYSTATION 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I wanted to write an honest review and this will be exactly what you get.

Ordered Friday and arrived on the Saturday next day as promised.

Weekend then gone. I have no idea what I did from about 11.30am...the wife went somewhere and returned and I can honestly say I can't remember eating. By the end of the Saturday ...(no idea what time this was, but I remember having familiar, but forgotten feelings of aching hands...) I checked the progress meter and saw I had completed 1% of the game, probably because I had become distracted by riding around the enormous visually beautiful landscape shooting things and gathering herbs which whilst important in some respects of the game, actually count very little towards the great scheme (the overall percentage of completeness.......)

There is sooo much to do in this game, its huge. I played single player as I knew I needed to give 100% attention to the control system whilst there was still a computer up against me, that I could be sure I could beat, before briefly attempting multi-player, which looks great but immediately intimidated me as I kept getting snipered by a 5 year old in Japan before I could get of my donkey (where the hell did all my ammo and horse go???)

Back to single player and whilst not playing every night ( i have a job and a wife and 2 very demanding children), almost 4 weeks later I am now killing bears and wiping out species of buffalo, that roamed majestically across the plains of the new world before I and other psychotic cowboys decimated the herds, just to skin them where they lay after shooting them 34 times (just to make sure as when you play and see the bloody mountain lions or cougars which pop from nowhere and kill you before you can PRESS DEAD EYE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Single Player, Amazing. Online Ruined.
The Online has been hacked way too much, and has caused it to slow down and stop working, so the online cannot really be used anymore unfortunately. Great game though.
Published 1 month ago by Jake Maxwell-Muller
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild West Mayhem
My teenage daughters love this! Apart from the occasional bad language and the fact its shooting people (not unexpectedly as its the wild west! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Will
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
I bought a ps3 a few years back and just basically played golf on it or it gathered dust!
But one day I decided to use it more and decided to buy Red Dead Redemption and I'm... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Brandy67
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic game!!!
It's 36 hours I'm Playing RDR and there's still job to do!! It's a never-ending game, never-boring and highly exiting!
I fairly suggest to play it the soon as you can!
Published 3 months ago by Davide Tarantino
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy with this buy!
Very happy with this purchase. Disc was in good shape and the game is fantastic, to say the least. Nice!
Published 3 months ago by Roshan R. Ramamoorthy
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best!
Loved the game. One of the best games from the GTA!
Brilliant history, incredible scenes and a dream gameplay!

I advise everyone to play!
Published 4 months ago by Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars What a game!
Very good game its really a must buy game!
And i bought it because of other costumers comments and its truth.
Thank you
Published 5 months ago by Diogo Cancela
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
This is a really good game with a fabulous story. Easily the best western game to come out since gun on the ps2.
Published 5 months ago by Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Ye haaa
Fabulous map and graphics. Sometimes you just stop to look at the scenery.
had great time with it although some missions require a lot of travelling and this takes a lot of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Giovanni Valeri
5.0 out of 5 stars 5* star game
If you like open world games like GTA you will love this game. Is allways something to do, good story and beautifull graphics. One of the better games of this generation.
Published 6 months ago by César
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