OXCGN’s Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare DLC Review


"A prevalent fixation in modern pop-culture is that of zombies.

Zombies. The Undead. The Walking Dead. The Living Dead. Whatever you want to call them, they’ve always been a common feature of video games.

More recently, however, they have become a hackneyed icon.

From the past few years, let’s name a few games that primarily focused on the undead: Dead Rising 1 and 2, Resident Evil 5, Silent Hill Homecoming, Nation Red, Burn Zombie Burn, Dead Space, and Left 4 Dead 1 and 2.

Bringing this even further, the amount of games that contain a zombie add-on or extra is even heftier: Call of Duty: World at War (the upcoming Black Ops will feature the Zombies mode as well), Borderlands, Half-Life 2, the entire Halo series, and heck, we could even go so far as to include Fallout 3 and the recently released New Vegas as games that contain the undead in some shape or form.

To put it simply, it’s overdone."

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Proeliator2637d ago

The author really hit the nail on the head when he stated that they balanced satire and seriousness. I noticed the cliches that they were tackling while I was playing it, but they did an amazing job of differentiating it from all of the other zombie trash that plagues modern times.

gaminoz2637d ago

Do we all want to shoot zombies because we forgive their dumbness and are wanting to shoot lots of them, meaning we are sick of better AI but fewer commandos ducking behind cover?

At any rate adding zombies seems to be financial jackpot for devs and publishers right now...

Belgavion2636d ago

I was skeptical but it sounds like Rockstar have pulled it off nicely