The Megabits team look at two of Rockstar's biggest selling titles, and puts them head to head. Which is better, Red Dead or GTA IV?
GTA IV was soo overrated!
Their both overrated, but RDR is better. I just miss the whole GTA:SA/VC R* days. RDR felt like a cool ideas with very uninspired gameplay.
Can I rob a train or what??? Form a gang (like GTA:SA)? Something. BTW, I did finish it 100% and the main story was cool, but then I was done with it. I played GTA:SA for 2 years off and on, I miss that.
vice city or san andreas
I agree ,those two were the best GTA's. GTA4 was overated.
I gotta also bubble you up and agree. SA and VC were the best by far. The question now is how will GTA5 be? Will they truly innovate or just put us in a new setting? I'd like to see a GTA with multiple cities (not just one city split up into islands.) What Rockstar needs to do is make GTA5 PS3 only. Having this be on 360 and PS3 is really holding this franchise back. But at the end of the day whatever makes the most money is the correct choice.
What!? No love for Chinatown Wars? DS game or not, it's got the coolest Wanted System of the GTA Series. Plus it's got the entire Drug Wars Economy System. Both need to be implemented into the next GTA. Between IV and RDR though, I choose Red Dead. It had a richer environment. I know it's barren, but GTA IV had very few side missions, you couldn't go into any building except a few minigame locals and a strip joint. You basically drive from yellow circle to yellow circle for 20 hours and that's about it.
but in terms of which 1 is the better game? RDR by a landslide! GTAIV is just average for me!
I am sorry but GTA IV is not overrated. That you don't like is one thing, but overrated is another. I am glad they went back to Liberty City, that is my favorite location of all GTA series. Just go back to GTA IV is the best so far.
Gran Theft Auto IV is still my favorite next generation game along with Battlefield Bad Company 2. However, Gran Turismo 5 will be my absolute favorite game this generation because you simply can't go wrong with a real life driving simulator :-)
I beat GTA4 on my PS3 when it first came out, and I though it was good, but a bit over rated. Just recently I bought GTA4 again on STEAM for $4.99 and I've been playing it alot, and I've really been enjoying it.
IMO it is the best open world game since San Andreas.
If I'm in the mood for biting social commentary on modern life, GTA IV is the game to play. If I want a nearly unequaled genre experience, Dead Dead Redemption is the chosen one. Both games offer amazing storylines and excellent gameplay, but GTA IV was a bit clunky in its presentation. RDR improved upon the Rockstar formula, no doubt about it.
"nearly unequaled genre experience"
GTA:SA and VC both destroy RDR.
I didn't mention San Andreas nor Vice City. In addition, this article is comparing GTA IV to Red Dead Redemption, not the older Rockstar games.
But it in now way "destroys" RDR. RDR is an amazing game. Great story, great characters, a lot to do, great action, great visuals. It is all around a great game.
Yh I would normally agree. But dude have you gone back and played those games of recent. They are crap LMAO.
GTA:LC destroy SA and VC put together in the same dvd or in your case same blue ray dic.
I totally agree, RDR improved upon the controls. It feels alot smoother and I like how you can switch the over the shoulder view from side to side which helps alot.
Saints Row 2 is the obvious winner here. I wouldn't trade it for either GTA4 or RDR
nope with all the glitches and freezing forget that if volition fraggin fixed their crap before release then yea it would be cool
You guys sound like a broken record with them San Andreas/Vice City > GTAIV comments. Nostalgia usually always clouds peoples judgement. I appreciate how awesome San Andreas and Vice City was but I also like the new way they took the series. The game is more serious and more realistic in some aspects.
Nostalgia? No.No.No. I wish I didn`t feel this way, it`s disappointing.
More things do acually would be more realistic, don`t ya think?
Yes Notalgia. you are feeling that way because you are stoke in time. SA is the past. I like the new direction of the series.
If having to be realistic means sacrificing the fun gameplay and options, then you can count me out. It has nothing to do with Nostalgia at all. I can play GTA VC or SA right now and still have a hell of a lot more fun than GTA4 ever gave me.
Agree. I loved Vice City and San Andreas but I really love GTA4 as well. It was a nice change of pace to see how different it became. The old games are still there and great
niether rule. san andreas rules.
LC rules. SA rules last generation. Is time for you to buy the other 2 story for liberty city that comes in one blue ray disc.
no im good. gta4 has been boring to me ever since i got 100% back in 2008, its a shame trophies didnt release for it till months later or else i would have had the platinum. or at least all the single player trophies. no way im goin through that mess of an online experience to get some trophies.
the online could have been good if not for the spawning half a city over from everyone else and auto aim makes it less fun i am burn out on R* games after 4 and am not going near RDR open world games have gotten old, infamous to just cause just leave me fell...like...its lame i guess
Neither. They were both pretty okay, but I wouldn't say either "rule" anything.
I played and beat both. RDR is a good game, no doubt about it but it's world was underused. You have these trains running thru the world at all times but the missions in the game underused them so much and when they were used, it was extremely boring. Plus traveling was extremely annoying. If you were in a town and there was no horse carriage, you'd have to leave the town and set up camp. Forget about the trains as a form of travel too, use only for sight-seeing. The ending was a deal-breaker for me. I could not hold onto RDR after that ending. No way. It was total BS on Rockstar's part to provide some meaningless twist and ruin my after-ending experience. GTA4 is a living breathing caricature of NYC. It really is breathtaking how well they recreated the city. Gay Tony only makes it better.
As protagonists go, John Marston cannot be beaten. What. A. Character.
I actually thought Niko Bellic was the more compelling character, as he was searching for the American dream and got caught up in a world of crime. John Marston was just a cowboy trying to find his family. RDR's ending was excellent, though.
John Marston being an awesome character is exactly why the ending was total bullshit. Complete and total BS.
Haha. Yeeah that was unexpected...
The way the POS pussy Fed Edgar Ross killed John Marston by outnumbering him 20 to 1 with US soldiers really pissed me off. Especially since Marston gave up his outlaw ways and was living as an honest man with his family and was killed like a fucking dog. Then Rockstar(to piss me off more) has you play as Jack Marston and you kill Ross in a lame duel. Ross didn't deserve to be killed honarably in a duel. Ross deserve to be killed like Kratos typically kills his enemies(brutally killed and maybe beg for his life). If anybody is wondering why I am so pissed off, it is because I beat RDR for the first time earlier today.
Red Dead Redemption wins this easily. Why? Simply because it isn't re-hashed BS. It was original in its setting. Unlike GTA IV.
I still like GTA 4 better, don't know why but I just did.
im still working on finishing RDR - great singleplayer experience. Agent > all !
I liked both a lot. But I played GTA4 main story three times, and RDR one time (with no current desire to replay it). I'd have to say GTA4 wins out for me.
how about this...
I love them both and I love what r* did with both games. GTA4 was not quite what I was hoping for at first, but I can still appreciate the work they put into it, especially on a technical level.
Love read dead... just love it...
Now we need to see what Agent is saying.
Damn that's a tough one. GTA IV was my GOTY in 2008 and RDR is my GOTY so far this year. I hate to say it being such a huge GTA fan but I have enjoyed RDR a whole lot more. I'm 50 hours in and have 86.5% completion. although I still prefer San Andreas to any RockStar game.
I enjoyed that game a lot more than GTA 4. I found Red Dead real fun and interesting to the end. In contrast, I thought GTA 4 was fun to begin with, but I felt it got too repetitive in its mission, there was not enough fun and interesting side activities and it was lacking too many good features that should have been included. Ballad of Gay Tony did make GTA 4 it feel much better however. But with Red Dead, even though the world was mostly wilderness, there was justa lot more fun things to do the side, the wildlife made it interesting and the random events added a lot of variety to the gameplay.
I still think Vice City is the best GTA game around, closely followed by San Andreas.
Arghh you got in my way LMAO
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far more immersive, way better story, smarter combat mechanics, better graphics/vistas, better multiplayer and over all sharper game. however GTAIV has way more to do for messing around more chaotic faster bigger (there is way more "content" in GTAIV from NPC's to vehicles to explosions, buildings, etc.) so i'd say GET BOTH! =D
Being utterly disappointed with both of them, neither
GTA 4 was a great game but Red dead redemption is even better.
RDR is better by far. Gta is good, but RDR pretty much did everything better. From graphics to story.
Both games are awesome. I personally prefer GTA IV because of the city, atmosphere and cars.
Red Dead for me, although not by very much. The Multiplayer and Co-op just pinch it.
I'm a massive Rockstar fans and I've beaten most of their games,including these two.I'd put GTA IV on top,maybe because it's world is more lively when compared to RDR...where so many things were sacrifieced to make the game feel more real.But storywise,and voice-acting....I think both are absolutely equal.Now only if Rockstar makes that Bully sequel I've been waiting for forever.
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