Gamer 2.0 writes: "When you first meet John Marston aboard the train from Blackwater Station there is much to answer. How did he get those scars? Why is a man dressed as a cowboy so dutifully taking a train across the barren, untamed lands of New Austin? As you leave the train and take a glimpse of the vast lands ahead of Marston, you soon know why. Read Dead Redemption is all about survival, and people who are not quick to adapt will soon find themselves dead or dying. With such a level of polish rarely seen in a game this size, Rockstar has outdone themselves and created a world with dynamic characters, a solid story and most importantly one of the best games of the year, hands down."