Mucu form GamesOnSmash.com writes, "Rockstar is back with a vengeance. If you were at all disappointed with Niko Bellic’s outing then I implore you to give John Marston’s a go. It’s overall a richer experience. You’re not staring at ugly grey buildings anymore: You’re looking at a vibrant world full of life. They really have taken all the criticism of GTA IV to heart and created a near perfectly crafted adventure from beginning to end. There is not a better western game out there. Hell, I’d go as far as to say that there might not be a better open-world game out there. It is certainly one of the best. My friends, the West has been won."