Overall User Average: 9.33 / 10 (93.3%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.38 / 10
Graphics User Average: 8.11 / 10
Sound User Average: 8.78 / 10
Date reviewed: August 14, 2005.
Overall: This game is an awesome representation of trying a new thing in the gaming world. This game is definitly a winner. The story was a classic and makes you want to finish the game as quick as possible. Taking bad guys in one at a time through a shootout or even taking down a crowd is amazing.
Gameplay: The gunfights are plentiful and thats what you like to see in the old West. The new quick draw system is crazy and dueling it out with your oppenent in slow motion is crazy. The controls are hard at first but once you get them out you turn into a gunslinger that everyone should watch out for. The multiplayer is also fun and the bounty hunter challenges mix up the gameplay.
Graphics: The visuals aren't to good in this game, but who cares if the game is good. The cutscenes aren't too bad ane the story seems to come alive.
Sound: The sound definitly makes you feel as if you were there in the old West duking it out with outlaws. The music isdefinitly from the old West and the chracters voices make them very unique.
Suggestions: The only thing I would think about changing is the graphics and maybe the controls. Other than that the game is awesome and i loved every second playing it to the end.
Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 90 %
Date reviewed: July 15, 2004.
Overall: This is an extremely addictive game. You need to play this. The variety to the missions is awesome. It follows a character through his life in a spagetti western. It's lots of shooting random bad guys, trains, stagecoaches, etc...
Gameplay: The gameplay is great. I don't even know why. There is just something inherently addictive about this game. I really enjoyed it. The only problem I had was that because it is a 3rd person shooter, sometimes when you are looking around a corner the rifle on your back actually gets in the way. You can no longer see the bad guys, just a big screen of your rifle butt. It didn't happen often, but enough to annoy me.
Graphics: The visuals were nothing. You won't be getting this game for its visual expierience. It's bad. I did like how they made it look like a western though. It has the feel of a movie that was shot in the 60's or something. It's very 'grainy', it has lines across the screen, the did put some work into that. When you start this game though you are a little kid. People come to kill your family, a gun falls into a fire, you reach in to pick it up (it's a close up), you won't believe how bad your hand looks. I've seen better graphics on the N64!
Sound: Good. Kinda cheezy, but that's what the game wants. Different guns even sound different. It has good sound while your in a quick draw contest! Just like the old movies.
Suggestions: The game is good. It's a good idea. I recommend the game. But come on, these graphics are just bad. Nothing but bad. Put some time into that next time.
Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 50 %
Sound: 60 %
Date reviewed: June 22, 2004.
Overall: Visually not the best game that i've seen. Allthough very addictive. The selection of weapons is great.
Gameplay: If only I was aloud to have just one word, it would be "Addictive" The showdowns are the best part of the game the story line is good. A few glitches with people getting stuck somewhere, making it harder to kill that person. Overall very fun a must have in the collection
Graphics: Visually not the best i've seen. The people in the game don't look as real as they possibly could look. The menu layout is very nice the old west rustic type look makes you want to play the next level instead of going to bed....
Sound: Really not much to say about the sound there was some good effort put into the sound, however laking something i'm not too sure what it is but it just laks something. Overall the sound effects are good.
Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 50 %
Sound: 80 %
Date reviewed: May 28, 2004.
Overall: As your boots hit the dirt the chime of your spurs fill the air. With a steely gaze and fingertips at your holster you look out from under your hat to see your next victim, a grizzly looking character claiming to be the fastest gun in the west, but only a claim you suddenly realize. Not a word can be heard only the whistle of tumbleweed dancing by. Your twitchy index finger can?t wait any longer. With the sun at its peak the grim looking gun slinger falls to his knees and suddenly eats a mouthful of dirt with an unwanted hole in his head. You?re left standing with a smoking barrel; he didn?t know what hit him. Sound familiar? Maybe a scene from your favourite western? Guess again. This is Rockstar?s Read Dead Revolver, a game that has kept close enough to the spaghetti western recipe to make even Clint Eastwood proud.
Horses, ghost towns, hard liquor and easy women, everything you would expect from a classic western can be found in this title. This is a story of revenge. As Red, a rough and tumble cowboy, you set out to avenge the death of your parents, taking the law into your own hands. On your journey you assume the role of a bounty hunter, bent on bringing the Wild West?s low-life?s to justice, dead or alive (usually dead). As the game begins you are given very little in terms of a storyline, although not very complex, you slowly start to unravel a story as you progress through the game. The story maintained my interest and the characters were of true Rockstar style, unique and over-the-top.
This game comes to us courtesy of the creators of the Grand Theft Auto Series, but don?t expect a GTA with six shooters and horse hijackings. You find yourself in various western scenarios and situations as you progress through the game. Whatever you can think of you will probably find yourself playing through it. In Red Dead Revolver you will encounter high-noon duels, saloon brawls, ghost town shoot-outs, horse back pursuits and moving locomotive heroics. That is basically the formula for the game; progressing through these scenarios and unlocking bits of the story at a time. The variety is great and rarely do the scenarios feel repetitive and boring, they are also relatively short so when you die halfway through, redoing the level is not really an issue. The difficulty level is not very challenging and getting through each scenario is relatively easy, at the most it took several tries to complete a level. The motto of this game is fun, fast and simple, a nice change of pace from many of the games out there that require too much of a commitment. For us working stiffs who don?t have a lot of time, games like this are welcomed.
Gameplay: As you progress through the levels doing away with the bad guys on your route to the level boss you have a handful of weapons at your disposal. To expand your arsenal you can buy weapons from the local gun shop or pick them up from dead guys. At the beginning of each level you choose the weapons you want to carry. Your choices range from six shooters, rifles, sawed-off shotguns, broken beer bottles even throwing weapons such as sticks of dynamite.
In Red Dead Revolver you get to play the good, the bad and the ugly. Truly unique to this game is the fact that in certain scenarios you assume the role of a new character with their own unique characteristics and weapons. Even though the characters are different, the scenarios still tie into the overall storyline. You will assume the role of a gentlemanly gun fighter, a cowgirl reminiscent of Annie Oakley, a devious general and a bow and arrow wielding Indian. This just adds to the variety and introduces a new set of playable weapons. It also adds another unique perspective to the storyline.
Taking out the bad guys is pretty easy. Shoot them in the head to take them down quicker and to earn extra cash because depending of where you place your shots, this will determine your overall cash reward. Cash which you can use to buy goods, services and unlock bonus features. Game controls generally worked well, running, shooting, riding ? not a problem. Jumping and hand-to-hand combat were by far the most frustrating, these more then any of the others were lagging and unresponsive. I felt as though a minute had passed by from the time I hit the punch button until the time the punch was actually executed. This by far was the games biggest failure.
Other in game features include the art of the quick draw. During certain instances in the game you will be presented with a challenge. Some times one challenger, some times two. At this time the game will go into ?draw? mode. Game play goes into slow motion and when it stops how fast you can get to your controls will determine your fate.
Another unique and fun feature is ?Dead Eye?. I would compare it to bullet-time used in Max Payne or the Matrix. At the click of the button time slows to a snails pace and you are given the opportunity to place targets upon your approaching enemies but only as many targets as you have bullets in your chamber. When dead eye is over, bam, bam, bam, your enemies are dead; a unique way to unload rapid fire shots. Be warned though, you only have so many opportunities to utilize this in any given level.
At the end of each level earn a ranking. Accuracy, hit damage, and time all factor into a player?s ranking. Depending on your score you will unlock a variety of bonus features. Several multi-player modes that this game offers are fun and enjoyable but could be easily forgotten. A nice addition, but tacked on.
Graphics: I had mixed reactions when it came to the visuals in this game. At times I was blown away, at other times I was mildly impressed. The cut scenes and certain environments looked great. Characters were generally well done as were smoke and fire effects. Some environments I wasn?t so impressed with specifically the problem was with plants and grass that looked very fake. I also had some issues with the character movement which at times did not look natural or fluid. The styling of the game was great, a real old time Western feel. Cut scenes were made to look dated.
Sound: As far as I?m concerned a musical score can make or break a game such as this. I wouldn?t be able to take any themed game or movie seriously with Queen?s ?We Will Rock You? playing in the background. If you have ever seen the movie A Knight?s Tale you will know what I mean. Anyway, this game nails the soundtrack dead on. Red Dead Revolver pulls their inspiration directly from the classic spaghetti westerns we all know and love. It?s the classical Western sound and feel. The sound effects themselves are excellent, everything from the rifle blasts to the gurgling of a half dead guy you just took out.
Suggestions: Looking forward to more responsive controls and enhanced graphics for the sequel.
Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 74 %
Graphics: 70 %
Sound: 90 %
Date reviewed: May 7, 2004.
Overall: You are a head hunter back in western times. You have alot of weapons to choose from. The backdrops are well rendered all in 3 demension. The grainy old fashion movie effect is also there, and it is done right, it gives it a great feeling like you are in a real western movie.
Gameplay: Fun!!!The camera angles were perfect, the free range of shooting was done perfect, All i can say this game is perfect and you better go out and play it for yourself becouse thier isnt any game out their like this one.
Graphics: Amazing!!The old time movie effect, PERFECT!!!!!This game has done it right, makes the player feel they are in a movie. The characters are done well, it was made by Rockstar so it does have the esence of GTA, but this game stands on its own.
Sound: If you like the Kill Bill movies, and like the music that goes on in the action scences then you will love this game. This game has a terrific soundtrack which gives the game a great effect when in shootouts and when thiers a draw. Good Job Rockstar, this game is tighhhht!
Suggestions: ONLINE, what were you thinking to leave out this aspect. I know more people would have bought this game if it had online support. Hey thats what got Splinter Cell 2 to sell, thier online mode....come on we all know the offline mode isnt as good... Red Dead Revolver is a great game and an online mode would have made it a best seller, but even though this game still is great.
Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %