Gaming Nexus writes: "Despite its alluring backdrop and history ripe with potential, there aren't a lot of great western-themed video games. It feels like every few years a company will give it another shot, but none of them are able to rise above mediocrity. From GUN to Sunset Riders to Mad Dog McCree, one might want to throw up their hands and give up on cowboys and Indians for good. But not so fast, because the makers of Grand Theft Auto IV are ready to show you how it's supposed to be done. The result is Red Dead Redemption, an enthralling new adventure game that is a high water mark for both the western genre and Rockstar Games."