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Red Dead Revolver (PS2)

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Manufacturer: Take 2 / Genre: Action

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      01.08.2011 15:54

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      An amazing game!

      Red Dead Revolver is a third-person shooter game for the Playstation 2 released in 2004 by Rockstar San Diego. It is a Western-style game, using numerous plot devices and music from various Western films. You play as Red Harlow, a bounty hunter who is out to avenge his father's death by the hands of General Javier Diego and Colonel Daren, corrupt members of the Mexican military. Red arrives at the town of Brimstone, doing various jobs for the sheriff, until he learns that the men who killed his father are still alive and that there is a bounty. He sets out for revenge, planning to kill the men who wronged his family and collect the bounty.

      Red Dead Revolver was a unique game when it initially came out. It was the first game to successful utilise the Spaghetti-Western format and turn it into something attractive and interesting. The strong point of the game has to be the plot. It has an engrossing revenge-based storyline with numerous twists and turns to keep you interested. The locations featured in the game, from barren deserts to run-down towns to underground mines are consistently breathtaking in both their sheer scale and intricate detail. The graphics are outstanding, and the controls are very easy to get to grips with, being relatively similar to many other third-person shooter games for the PS2. A unique aspect of the game is the quick-draw duelling system, which is when you and another character have a duel, at which point the game slows down and you have a short amount of time to place your shots on the other characters body. This is something I have never seen in any other game and I thought it was a very nice touch. There is a great variety in terms of the different levels, as there are numerous different locations, playable characters and the tasks you have to complete. There are some excellent bosses at the end of some of the levels, which become increasingly difficult to defeat.

      Red Dead Revolver is an excellent game with a great storyline, great graphics and is very unique - I have not seen another game like it. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of third-person shooter games and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

      Red Dead Redemption, a spiritual successor to this game was released last year which is even better

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      09.04.2011 23:26

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      A classic game that has a great feeling to it and a great shooter.

      I'm writing this review when I have red dead redemption, years after red dead revolvers release. Now, I was looking back at this the other day and decided to play it. The graphics compared to redemption's are terrible sure, but lets's not compare. The detail that goes into the landscapes and bits that you wouldn't think of going are good. The cutscenes are good and the game seemed fresh again. It's not an open world game, it's a small place, mission based game where you either kill the enemy first or they will kill you. Duels are still used and you ride horses. The epic missions are good where you have to gun down bandits on trains while on a horse. It gives the real wild west feeling to the game. It feels more wild west'y than a lot of other games I've played. The blood is realistic, combat system basic, and the difficulty balanced. Occasionally, you will get a bit of gore, like the first cutscene where a sheriffs arm get's shot off, epic! It introduces you tot he game well with shooting practice to get used to handling the gun. The story is good and will take you a while to complete. PS2 users, buy this game to keep you entertained for a while, it wont fail to let you down....unless you hate cowboys of course, then stay away from this game but hey, come on....who hates cowboys?

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      19.08.2009 12:51
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      A good romp through the Wild West.

      Red Dead Revolver is a shooter for the Playstation 2 developed by Rockstar Games.

      The story follows the main character named Red Harlow, his parents were murdered and he grows up a cold bounty hunter a gun for hire going wherever and killing along the way to get his pay. Along the way Red uncovers some information about the fate of his parents and the identity of their killers and goes on a hunt for revenge. The story is actually not the best part of the game which is surprising considering it is made by Rockstar but it is decent enough to hold your attention.

      The game arms you with several weapons on the era from revolvers, rifles and TNT and for the most part the shooting mechanics hold up pretty well though the game is reliant on an auto aim not unlike the one found in Grand Theft Auto. The game does succeed in capturing the feel of the Wild West and you will visit saloons, hijack trains and ride your horse and take part in show downs, if you want to feel like you are in a cowboy movie then this game is a must have game for you.

      The game does have a trick up its sleeve with the duelling mechanic which allow you to re enact the classic showdowns you have seen in the movies for years, the game enters slow motion and you need to target certain areas on an enemy and fire away making sure you place the shots well because if you don't manage to kill him its guaranteed that you will die. It does feel a bit like a trick to be honest and apart from the first couple of times it is unimpressive and borderline frustrating.

      The graphics are quite good with detailed character models and generally quite a lot of action on screen, it certainly looks better than a GTA title though its scale is far more limited.

      Red Dead Revolver is a good shooter especially if you are into the whole Wild West and Cowboys thing!

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        07.11.2005 12:23
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        Fun gameplay and story that fits the wild west perfect with the right music.

        Game Info

        Genre = 3rd Person Action
        Developer = Rockstar
        Publisher = Rockstar
        Players = 1-4
        Age = 16+

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        The story starts of when red harlow(main character) is a young boy and his dad comes home, with lots of gold and lets u try out your new gun, so u have a little training practice down by the river, and as you do your home gets raided by bandits. so you now must run by and help your dad to defend your home and family. but both your parents gets killed and the house burned down. Then the story continues after you are older, now as a great bounty hunter you progress though levels collecting your bounty money and hopefully find out who killed your parents and get revenge.

        Although the graphics are not the greatest it has good detail on people as well as building and the surroundings. But the grainy, dusts looked fits perfectly well with the wild west. Plus Rockstar has gave the cut scenes a bit fizzy look to it so it look and feels like its a old classic film that's been recorded with old technology cameras.

        The sound of the guns are great, with lots of characters you meet all are different story's and has great voice acting. The music really adds to the feel and atmosphere of the game. The music is just like the one's you hear from the old western movies.

        The controls are very easy to use, weapons can be change quickly, ducking, good aim and a button for a slow-mo shooting where you can shoot all your bullets in your revolver quickly (called dead-aim,Lets you aim for vital parts), can also so be used with rifles or shotguns too. Only down side is riding the horse, as its hard to control and slow down, plus at time you also have to shoot when riding, although you don't have to ride as its optionally apart from when you chase a train when on horseback.

        There's lots of different areas and mission to do from, woods, mountains, train tracks, caves and more. Some of the mission involve escaping prisons, taking out al bandits in a town, killing bosses, defend a train and lots more. There's are a few levels where you can ride a animals, like the range there's bulls, buffalos and houses later on. There are also a few other characters which you use ones each in the main game. Most of the levels are very short (mainly at the beginning of the game) but there are lots of levels to go though. Apart from dead aim, that can kill lots of enemies at ones or help in boss fight there's also dueling. Fans of western film will known about this, which is where you both stand a few meters apart. The fastest one to draw the gun and shoots wins. The aim changes colors from yellow, red and dark red to tell you if you hit or not. You will need some practice to get good at this as you will need to be dueling with up to 3 at a time plus near the end off the game the though people are very, very fast. Any bounty's you get can be spent on any number of things such as levels, extra characters for multiplayer, new weapons and also upgrades for them. Plus more heath and dead-aim slots which will only be used in the main game.

        Ones completed you unlock a challenge mode which can then unlock more stuff as cheats, levels and so on. Completing the game will also give you the best revolver in the game which is also better than any rifle too. Multiplayer can be up to 4 players, 2 modes dueling and death match with teams or not. Options can be changed to have powers up on. The multiplayer levels can be a bit small although only 4 players can be on at ones (4 players of cpu or humans) but with about 100 characters to use with almost all have different specials instead of the dead-aim.

        Buy if you like westerns or want to try something different. Great for one player but its best to look elsewhere for a great multiplayer game.

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        Score

        Graphics - 8/10
        Sound/Music - 9/10
        Controls - 8/10
        Gameplay - 9/10
        Replay Value - 8/10

        FINAL RATING - 8.4/10
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          16.08.2005 18:35
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          This game brings to life Leone's spaghetti westerns and is extremely playable.

          This game came out very soon after I'd discovered Sergio Leone's old spaghetti western films and I immediately rushed out to buy it. It didn't disappoint. The story is a typical western, with a young man out to get revenge for his murdered family. The game allows you to play as a number of different characters in the story mode and is by no means a walkover. There are also many items to collect to fill in a journal and unlock other levels for the arcade section, which adds to the timespan.
          The other modes include an arcade version, which is spiced up through the addition of poker games played through cards dropped by dead players, giving special weapons and so forth. There are plenty of settings and weapons, and the multiplayer is great fun, although at times can be a little squashed on the screen.
          The other mode available is a duel, which is quite different in terms of style, but great fun in multiplayer. Overall, the game is a fitting tribute to the genre, with the colourful characters and array of weapons providing endless entertainment, although the camera angles can be quite irritating at times.

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            21.06.2005 18:02
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            Publisher: Rockstar San Diego production
            Cost: £30.00 Available at most games retailers
            Well I’m not really a cowboy or a big western fan, but when I first played this game I was blown away. I’d noticed that this was the only game of its kind available but I suppose that’s why it stood out from the rest.
            The game begins on a family ranch. You play as a young boy called Red. The good thing about this game is that the first level is tutorial and shows you how to play and then throws you some enemies to fight. When you have completed the first level, you then play as an older Red who has become a bounty hunter. The story line of the game is mostly involves hunting various targets for money, but a sub-plot, which becomes apparent later in the game, shows red exacting revenge on General that killed his parents.
            The graphics are very good but do show weakness in some areas, then, again not all games are perfect.
            There are many different enemies that need to be caught and a wide variety of weapons to kill your targets. There are awesome modes like deadeye mode, which is like a gun draw and there is even a tournament you are entered into.
            There is a multiplayer mode, which allows up to 4 players with three different modes and once you have completed the game you can go back over the levels in bounty hunter mode where you redo the game but having to do the levels with certain objectives. There are a wide variety of characters and in certain levels you have to play as them to unravel the plot further.
            Overall this is an amazing game for its criteria and one to buy!

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