Yahoo writes: "On the surface Red Dead Redemption is impressive, but it's what Rockstar has ticking away beneath the surface that makes this a special game. More so than Grand Theft Auto IV that gives the impression of a living world but remains mostly passive between missions, with Red Dead the 'emergent' gameplay really sucks you in. To put it simply, you have a real presence within the videogame Wild West. When you ride into the next town, word has likely spread of your recent deeds. This is the element that has grabbed us most, surveying the open plains from a rocky outcrop on horseback, rearing up onto hind legs like Zorro."