Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (Single Player) User Review
This is the premise of Undead Nightmare, and its a great setup to a story that measures up to main game in every way. Many familiar faces from the main game make an appearance, including the MacFarlanes, Marshall Johnson, Seth, and Nigel West Dickens... However some returning characters will be in no condition to speak to you given the situation in New Austin. The undead litter the countryside, fog and storms replace sunshine, and towns have been overrun by the undead. This is not the Wild West we know and love.
If you are familiar with the fighting mechanics in the main game, you will not feel at home in Undead Nightmare. Cover and strategic thinking have been infected and transformed into sprinting and evasion. The undead will attack you in packs of 20 or even 50, and standing still is tantamount to suicide. You must be quick with the trigger finger, and an expert with the returning Dead Eye to survive. New weapons like the torch and blunderbuss are also handy tools in keeping the undead at bay.
The mission structure remain the same in Undead Nightmare: go here, talk to them, complete this task, repeat. Missions are as varied as ever, and there are still challenges and dynamic moments, but they now involve you putting down the undead. One of my personal favorites however included some misadventures with sasquatch. Yes, sasquatch. Mythical creatures now roam New Austin, which you can look for. All in all, excluding side missions, this will take about 6 hours to complete.
If you are interested in multiplayer, Undead Nightmare has you covered. The new coop mode Undead Overrun pits up to 4 friends against increasingly difficult waves of the undead. The twist is you have to open a coffin or kill the undead within the time limit to replenish ammo and allow you to progress to the next wave. If you fail, you must survive forever against the undead with whatever ammo you have left, with no more resupplies, and no more respawns. Its a frantic, fast paced, and even frightening mode that starts and ends with a bang and will keep you coming back again and again.
If you don't mind spending $10, you get a new story that takes over 6 hours to complete, and easily the best new coop mode available in Red Dead Redemptions multiplayer. This is the DLC deal of the year. If you liked Red Dead Redemption, this is a must buy.
Notice the word "zombie" was never mentioned. I did not hear it once throughout the story.
This user review does not reflect the views of the PSX Extreme Staff.