Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Features for Xbox 360

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1. Red Dead Redemption

This is it! The big one. Red Dead Redemption was absolutely miles ahead when it came to the public vote, and Rockstar's latest comprehensively takes the throne as the Community's Game of the Year 2010. In his review, Neon called it, "a magnificent piece of work that everybody should play."

But what did the beloved community make of it?

FantasyMeister said: "Red Dead just blows the opposition away - new IP, original setting, fantastic storyline."

GeNeCyDe1993 said: "Very few games captivate me into cramming as much gaming as possible into such few spare hours. Even fewer games captivate me SO much that I try and press this onto other people. On top of the 50+ hour campaign, which offers tonnes of replayability, there is the incredible online multiplayer allowing you to posse up and wander the entire gaming world, take on other posses, complete challenges or even take part in co-op missions. Red Dead ticks all the boxes for Game of the Year. And then some."

Wido said: "Its captivating story is what brought out Red Dead's true colours, and Rockstar set the Western scene ablaze."

rbevanx said: "This is what a game should be for me, as it had a world full of character, depth and is also stunningly detailed. The ending is one of the best, and the acting is the best from what I can remember in a videogame."

Get2DaChoppa said: "Some people said 'just GTA with horses', well some people were wrong. Engaging characters, beautiful vistas, epic gunfights....oh and horses."

For more end of year content, head over to our Game of the Year 2010 hub. Amongst other things you'll be able to watch videos in which we talk about each game in the Top 10.

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jtorry's Avatar


This list is lame. Money Hats, Xbox fanboys. Never reading this stupid website again :)
Posted 13:39 on 29 December 2010

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draytone's Avatar


Really surprised BC2 slipped down the list and was below Black Ops. Really really surprised.
Posted 10:49 on 04 January 2011
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El-Dev@ Neon-Soldier32

That does seem reasonable.
Posted 13:58 on 03 January 2011

Neon-Soldier32@ El-Dev

Hmm, then there's only one logical explaination:

They have a time machine, went into the future (this year) saw the article on community GOTY and then went back in time and did it a couple of years before VG did. Yeah, that's right. That's gotta be right...
Posted 13:47 on 03 January 2011
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El-Dev@ Neon-Soldier32

Eurogamer also had one of these last year as well, and possibly the year before.
Posted 13:38 on 03 January 2011
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rbevanx@ Neon-Soldier32

Beat me to it and no I had no idea Eurogamer copied the community article idea as I never read the site tbh.


Becuase it's rubbish.
Posted 12:37 on 03 January 2011
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altaranga@ etv1

One can only assume it got fewer votes than other titles.
Posted 08:08 on 03 January 2011

Neon-Soldier32@ etv1

Apart from 'Modern Warfare 2' being released in 2009, us forumites don't just play one genre, or to be specific just every Call of Duty game that was released. Black Ops did feature on the list, but as shown there are many games that are better than Black Ops which were released this year.

However, I can only speak for myself. However, I imagine that other forumites might be along the lines of, other, better games were released this year. It's another Call of Duty game or that it was good, but the novelty soon wore off.

Anyone else notice how Eurogamer has one of these articles too...

Posted 03:00 on 03 January 2011
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why not cod 6?????
Posted 02:54 on 03 January 2011
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Very nice feature indeed. I personally think I could of typed up more for RDR, but I think what I said sum's it all quite well for me. Landon Ricketts easily being my favourite character within the RDR universe.
Posted 23:36 on 29 December 2010
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Ooh! Quoted for Bad Company 2, I feel worthy! :p Thanks for using it VG!

What did everyone vote for then? A big list with all the games and places would go down nicely! If its not too much trouble, that is. I'm such a geek - wanting to know the demographic of votes from the VG community! Nothing fancy - a screenshot of excel will do! :D

Anyway, thanks VG for putting this article together and thanks to the brilliant community we have here for actually putting forward thought out answers, unlike some other forums! A pat on the back to all!
Posted 22:08 on 29 December 2010
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Endless@ Neon-Soldier32

I would still be a PC gamer now if it didn't require me to pony up every 6 months to keep my system up to date. Otherwise I most definitely preferred PC gaming, for most genres anyway.
Posted 20:52 on 29 December 2010


Did you send in quotes on time?
Posted 20:30 on 29 December 2010
p0rtalthinker's Avatar


Great, great list..but cmon guys! Seriously? NO Star Craft II?

Show Spoiler Also, *sadface* for not getting quoted anywhere :(
Posted 20:06 on 29 December 2010


An excellent list and a pretty good summing up of the best games of the year (though, as mentioned, missing PC gaming out in a big way).

It's a pity F1 2010 hasn't appeared in either list though.
Posted 20:05 on 29 December 2010
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I didn't even enter anything and I was still quoted.

Move aside mortals, I transcend the rules of this world.
Posted 19:25 on 29 December 2010

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Release Date: 21/05/2010
Developer: Rockstar San Diego
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 434 36
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