Red Dead Redemption

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Rockstar vice president Dan Houser has revealed that the company was warned Red Dead Redemption would be a "disaster" prior to the game going on sale in 2010.

"We loved Niko and felt he was a very strong lead protagonist for a game, and we were starting to get into John Marston," Houser said, while discussing Rockstar's next game Grand Theft Auto 5.

"We were still being told a western was going to be a disaster, but we thought we were going [to] make something interesting with a strong character that you started to fall in love with."

Red Dead Redemption launched in May 2010 to critical and commercial success, shipping over 5 million units within just a few weeks of release.

In February 2012, Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive announced that the game had sold 13m copies.

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Source: Game Informer

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Woffls's Avatar


RDR bored me to death then I gave up. Twice.
Posted 15:11 on 09 November 2012
montana03's Avatar


RDR is one of the best games of our time. GTA4 was actually the let down, a monotonous non-innovative GTA that lacked any fun and was boring, they took away all the key components that made San Andreas so good which is why it is still the best of the entire series! Back to my point RDR was phenomenal!! Also on a technical note making an open world sandbox game will always have bugs I'd like to see you make the same game perfectly it's impossible! It's the nature of the model of open world games! COD is inferior, recycled every year and is far from perfect & you shouldn't expect a game like RDR or GTA to be perfect.

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Posted 13:30 on 09 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


I didn't come across a single bug?

And I wonder what PR genius said a wild west game in the style of GTA would be a disaster.
Posted 11:13 on 09 November 2012
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dav2612@ Karlius

Perhaps they hire people like me to test. I played RDR through to the end and came across a mere one floaty moment, other than that it was all solid. It's the same with these bug ridden Fallout games, I have a great ability to not come across all these bugs.
Posted 11:06 on 09 November 2012
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Karlius@ FantasyMeister

Probably the same guy who coded invisible carts, floating suitcases and horses stuck in the walls of the local saloon. Lots of good elements but too many bad. Seen these issues on my 360 version and PS3.

Too big a world not enough testing.

I also hated the monotonous drone that was Marstons voice!
Posted 10:51 on 09 November 2012
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FantasyMeister@ Karlius

Personally my version (360) exceeded my expectations. I was sold on a trailer which showed a bunch of horses cantering down an incline, everything after that was just bonus.

Kudos to whoever figured out how to code lassoo physics, would've loved to have seen all the math that went into it.
Posted 10:41 on 09 November 2012
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"Rockstar was told Red Dead Redemption would be a 'disaster'."

- And they were right! Just because it sold well doesn't mean it wasn't an over-hyped, buggy, steaming pile of turd.
Posted 10:38 on 09 November 2012

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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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