Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack User Review
- Just Right
- Time Spent:
- 10 Hours or Less
- The Bottom Line:
- "Worth playing"
Taking the form of a "What If" adventure UN picks up after most of RDR is concluded and John Marston is back on the farm with his family. The tale is introduced by a campy announcer mimicking Vincent Price so right away we can see the tone of this adventure! The palette for the lighting is muted and cloudy, lending to the overall creepiness of this adventure.
Voicework is excellent, just as can be expected, with voice actors reprising their roles. The humor is genuine Rockstar. Like other R* expansions they didn't skimp here and it is easily worth the ten bucks. What not to expect, though, is the same level of openness that you encountered in the main game. You won't be playing poker with the undead so just get over it. This is a world in crisis, and Marston acts appropriately. That said UN does pack in a lot of new stuff. The random events ae still in place but you'll find all new ones. For example I stumbled across a man whose wife had become a zombie. He had managed to kill her but, in sorrow, took his own life as well right in front of me. Also instead of some strumpet calling for help so her bandit companions can jump you beware females out in the wilderness alone who complain of 'not feeling well.'
There are lots of sub-missions scattered around the map including missions that contain: (Dun dun dun DAHHHH) Bigfoot! Finally the sasquatch makes his appearence in RDR! And no, this is not cheesy undead bigfoot either. The living are perplexed by this plague and, since no one knows anything about zombies at the opening of the 1900s, they all assume it to be some sickness and assign blame to a variety of groups. (It's the Mexicans!)
One thing worth mentioning; if you thought bears and cougars su(ck)ed before YOU WERE WRONG. Zombie bears are straight-up frightening! And, true to RDR, both critters still travel, ninja-like, in packs! I was knocked off a gorram mountain by a zombie bear and somehow managed to survive. The Four Horses of the Apocalypse are available, but so far I've only found Pestilence. Pestilence is apparently the old cowboy word for Porsche as this horse can run rings around just about everything in the game.
To conclude I consider Undead Nightmare to be a great value for the content I've seen so far. If R* continues to put out gems like this I may never sell my copy!
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- Game Universe:
- Red Dead Revolver (PS2, XBOX),
- Red Dead Redemption (X360, PS3),
- Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats (PS3, X360),
- Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack (X360, PS3),
- Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (PS3, X360),
- Red Dead Redemption: Myths & Mavericks Bonus Pack (PS3, X360),
- Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition (PS3, X360)
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