|Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare|
|Written by Kommando|
|Tuesday, 28 December 2010 13:06|
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
It isn't very often that a zombie game comes along and really blows my mind on the sheer magnitude of its coolness but Rockstars' Undead Nightmare expansion for Red Dead Redemption has done just that. But then again it combines two things that I really dig which is bad ass western theme and blood thirsty zombies. If you think that you have seen it all then you need to think again.
The game plays almost identical to its original predecessor but this time you do not have the luxury of shops and buying ammo. Much like a real life zombie apocalypse you will have to scavenge and conserve ammo. There are zombies galore so no need to worry about running out of walking bags of puss and rotting goodness.
This is a very challenging game if you have not played the original game and familiarized yourself with the control scheme but not terribly hard to pick up on. There is a Dead Eye mode that allows you to pull a Matrix style slow down time where you can bust some heads with the rather nice selection of weaponry. Speaking of weaponry the player is given bigger and badder weapons as the game progresses along as well as saving towns and rescuing the local townsfolk. John starts out with a simple cattleman revolver and reliable double barrel shotgun. But as he rescues towns and completes certain missions he is rewarded with weapons such as Molotov cocktails, pump action shotguns, and the bad ass explosive rifle. Sounds great so far right? Well good luck finding large amounts of ammo. This certainly kept me on my toes and I really had to keep track on how many shots I used. The player can search corpses to find ammo but when you rescue a town the player can rewarded with a pretty nice amount. There are also stationary weapons such as Gatling guns and cannons which really wreak havoc on your undead adversaries.
As the game progresses there are side missions and tasks to complete. Missions such as capture live specimens, find mission persons, and even a treasure hunt keep things interesting through-out. A nice touch Rockstar added was the zombies are head shot only. These aren't the normal shambling type of zombie so don't think for a second this will be a walk in the park. Some will sprint full speed and rip you a new one before you can scream "WTF was that?!?!" Just when you think that zombie humans were bad you will have to face undead bear, cougars, coyotes, and even a series of undead Bigfoot.
That's right, zombies aren't the only thing out for blood. Even Bigfoot wasn't safe from the undead plague coursing through the wild west. Some of the side missions include taking out or capturing legendary creatures like Chupacabra and a unicorn. Players may also run into the horses of the legendary Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Each horse has a special attribute such as no stamina loss and the ability to trample and kill anything that gets into its path, not to mention they look bad ass. Much better than your beat down jalopy zombie horse.
With a nice price tag of 30 USD I can recommend this to any zombie/western fan. The beauty is that you DO NOT need the original Red Dead Redemption. Ahhh Rockstar just when I think you can't possibly get any more bad ass, you never cease to amaze. Undead Nightmare is available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 in stores now. So gear up and go bust some undead heads.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 14:35|