"When talking about Rockstar’s latest triumph, Red Dead Redemption, it seems inevitable that comparisons are drawn to another prominent Rockstar franchise, the Grand Theft Auto series. Skeptics say that “it’s basically GTA with horses, cowboys, and Mexicans,” and while the people that think that are partly right, at the same time they are completely wrong. The biggest similarities are the obvious ones, which are the open world style and mission based gameplay. However, the list of things that make the title a completely unique and engaging experience trump anything that makes it similar. Red Dead Redemption isn’t an evolutionary step but rather a revolutionary step in the sandbox style action adventure genre. With Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar has once again reaffirmed that if anyone out there is going to “out do” them in a genre that they have pretty much created, they better try really hard as the bar has been set so high that it may just be out of reach."