HookedGamers review: Red Dead Redemption

HookedGamers writes: "The Western genre is one that has been rarely traversed in the world of video-games. This seems strange, as surely the dynamics of life in the Wild West are possibly those best suited to a modern-day game. The combination of lawlessness and freedom seems like the perfect formula for the depraved, blood-thirsty gamers of today. The fragile, burgeoning societies of the West are a great place for gamers to feel like they could truly have an impact on their surroundings; be it playing the hero or - more likely - murdering lone travellers, holding up trains, and terrorising local communities. The American frontier c. 1900, with its grizzly characters, swinging saloon doors and spectacular landscapes, has always been a gaming gold mine waiting to be exploited."

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