Red Dead Redemption reviews leaked
A couple of Red Dead Redemption reviews have leaked online ahead of the official May 18 release. The gaming rags Game Informer and GamesTM both gave Rockstar’s western-themed RPG very high marks, 9.75/10 and 9/10 respectively. Review snippets within.
GamesTM heaps praise on RDR for the scope and execution of its game world:
“You know San Diego has hit the nail on the head when you perch reformed bandit John Marston atop a mountain pass and watch as the slowly setting sun paints the sky gold and red, casting long, drawn shadows across the game world in its descent.”
Though the review cites that the game’s exploration isn’t always as rewarding as it could have been, it’s overwhelmingly positive in the end:
“It’s a world that asks the player to absorb its moments of beauty rather than expect constant gratification.”
Similarly, Game Informer gushes over RDR’s depiction of the wild west in the early 20th century:
“The game perfectly captures the expansiveness of frontier life and the gritty gunplay of spaghetti westerns, rightfully earning its place alongside the great Western films and the best Rockstar games.”
Stay tuned for our full review of Red Dead Redemption next week. We also have a Red Dead Redemption walkthrough in the works, which we’ll post in bursts as we complete the game.