Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare


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By Beverly Yow and Stephanie Tombolini

General Information

Title of Game: Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Developer: Rockstar Games

Genre(s): Action/Adventure/Horror

ESRB Rating: M (17 years or older)

Price Average: About $10 (subject to change)

Available Platforms: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

Plot Summary: The game begins at the Marston Ranch, where an undead man attacks the house and the people inside. John Marston, the character from Red Dead Redemption, defends the property. Eventually Marston travels across the map (same as RDR) and realizes that these zombies plague the entire area. He finds people and old friends along the way, all who help him discover the origin of this outbreak. With these people and the motivation to save his loved ones, John Marston is better than ever!


Overall Ratings

Graphics: ★★★★

Storyline: ★★★☆☆

Audio/Voice Acting: ★★★★★

Mechanics/Controls: ★★★★



When I had first heard of this DLC, I was incredibly excited. Rockstar had opened my eyes to the wonders of video games with Red Dead Redemption, and then it promised the addition of zombies! Cowboys and zombies are an interesting combination, that is for sure.


This excitement I had only escalated once I received the DLC. Immediately I enjoyed the western apocalypse setting. The returning characters amused me to no end, but the new characters were also a pleasant surprise.


The graphics in both Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare are superb. I enjoyed taking in all of the landscapes even with the threat of brain eaters! The amount of new creatures and mutated animals was also mind blowing. Rockstar held nothing back when creating such detailed and gnarly beasts. Most of the animals in this game have been “zombified” and are clearly undead! Not only are the animals zombie-like, but mythical creatures have descended upon the map. You can find the Four Horses of the Apocalypse, the Sasquatch, the Chupacabra, the Jackalope, and unicorns.


Unfortunately, the game had its downsides. The storyline is on the weak side (although it is really just DLC – not a separate game) and killing zombies believe it or not, can get tiring after a while. The game is definitely more humorous than Red Dead Redemption, which is something that most players do not expect.


All in all, this is a wonderful DLC to the base game Red Dead Redemption and gave me a lot of laughs. Hopefully you will/do enjoy this add-on as much as I do!