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Red Dead Redemption - PS3

Game Description:Developed by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow up to the 2004 hit game, Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier. "The team at San Diego have massively exceeded our expectations with the sheer depth of experiences in Red Dead Redemption," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "The seamless combination of breathtaking beauty and intense action, all woven together with strong plotlines in a massive vibrant, rural environment is mind-blowing. We think this game helps to push the limits of what an open-world gaming experience can be." Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world's last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it.
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The 2010 Multiplatform Video Games Gift Guide
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The 2010 Multiplatform Video Games Gift Guide

By Stephen Johnson - Posted Nov 19, 2010

Return to X-Play's Holiday Buyers Guide 2010

As the day of all gaming convergence draws ever closer, more and more games are coming out across consoles. Below please find our guide for the gamer who want games that you can play on any system at all, but first, a look at X-Play's staff recommendations for what games to get for the Nintendo Wii. 



First Look: Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption

This cowpoke-centric, third-person action title will liven up anyone’s Kwanzaa, and it’s long and detailed enough to take up the entire week between Christmas and New Years. If you are giving a game stricktly for the amount of time played, this is the choice. You also get to butcher as many small woodland animals as you'd like, and nothing says holiday fun like skinning a little bunny rabbit.

And now, let's take a look to see what the X-Play staff recommends for Xbox and PC gaming this holiday season. 


First Call of Duty: Black Ops Nintendo DS Details Revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops

An alternative history of the Cold War in first-person shooter form doesn’t seem like the most cheery holiday themed gift possible, but you can play the Arctic levels and pretend you’re shooting Santa in the face. Plus, the number of noobed-out bullet magnets online during Christmas school breaks will provide hours of holiday fun time. 

'BioShock 2' First Impressions

Bioshock 2

OK, it doesn’t live up to the grandeur of the original, but Bioshock 2 is a solid, multi-plat shooter with some interesting story elements. It's a perfect gift for a more intellectual gamer on your list, as it concerns some big ideas about politics and economic theory, plus you get to shoot monsters with spear guns.

Review: Pure Futbol an

Pure Futbol 2010

For many of us, the holidays means being forced to buy games for people we don’t like. If that’s your dilemma, wrap-up a copy of this excretal shovelware mess. Its faults are many: It's a cash-in reminder of World Cup mania, a trend that is gone, the controls are crappy, and it's a sim of a game that no one plays anyway. Plus, they spelled "Futbol" wrong!

And now, let's take a look at what the powers-that-be on the X-Play staff have to say about which Sony games they'll be buying this year. 


NHL 11

NHL 11

There might not be too many hardcore hockey fans left in the world, but for those diehards who remain, NHL 11 may be the single best hockey game that has ever been released. Do not sleep on this game if there's a hockey fan in your life: The game is viscerally satifying, and manages to capture the complexity of real hockey and still be fun. Amazing!

Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3

This is the gift that keeps giving – Harmonix canny selection of cross-generational music, and widely varying difficulty levels make this the best play-it-with-the-whole-family game out there. Grandma can sing along to Mountain, where even the hardest of the hardcore will be humbled and frustrated by Rock Band 3's pro-guitar mode.

This Week's New Releases: Madden NFL 11

Madden NFL 11

In some families, a new copy of Madden under the tree dates back to John Madden’s Electric Football Explosion: ‘78. Who are you to destroy a tradition? Many happy hours can be spent over the holidays challenging family members to gridiron grudge-matches that are sure to become family stories that last a lifetime.

Fallout: New Vegas Preorder Bonus Packs Detailed

Fallout: New Vegas

This is the perfect game for the hoarder on your list. You can’t give  him/her half a ton of scrap metal and 35 old baseballs, but you can give the gift of New Vegas, where he/she can collect everything in the game's huge universe for, literally, hundreds of hours. When you add the whole.

And, before we let you go, let's get a look at what X-Play recommends for the multiplatform gamer in your life. 


Return to X-Play's Holiday Buyers Guide 2010

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  • ArtemisFowl64

    Bioshock 2's price has been pitfalling down for awhile now. I might just purchase it if it's price is so low. *continues to scan Amazon for good lightening deals*

    Posted: November 29, 2010 2:35 PM
    ArtemisFowl64
  • robbyd3

    might get brotherhood looks decent :P deffenatly getting pure futball though thats kick ass !

    Posted: November 29, 2010 1:56 PM
  • blockbusterceo

    From the article: "our guide for the gamer who want games that you can play on any system at all"
    I like G4's definition of multi-platform. If its on PS3 and 360 then yay. Its multi-platform, everyone can play it.

    Posted: November 28, 2010 11:13 PM
    blockbusterceo
  • the_big_king_jdowg

    dude you guys are retarded read the article it says "for freinds you don't like"! that is why Pure Futbol is on the list, read people, read.

    Posted: November 28, 2010 12:40 PM
    the_big_king_jdowg
  • Deriviter

    For the Wii I would also recommend Donkey Kong Country Returns, its a revival of the classic game while bringing back all the memories of the Super Nintendo days.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 1:33 PM
    Deriviter
  • hoof_hearted4

    i gotta say i dont like or want any of those games on that list. i dont like RDR, im not a sports game fan nor a rock bank/guitar hero fan, and while id prolly play bioshock if it was given to me, i wouldnt go out and buy it and i absolutely despise the entire CoD franchise. FONV is the one exception. i got it on launch day but have only played it for a couple hours ahaha, not saying i wont, just havent really had the time or the interest yet, for some reason ive been addicted to Dragon Age, going on my 3rd play through lol.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 10:03 AM
    hoof_hearted4
  • Smasher122

    Oh for the love of god, Pure Futbol was a joke game, to buy for someone you don't like! Read the articles!

    Posted: November 25, 2010 5:04 PM
    Smasher122
  • arcticinferno

    "There might not be too many hardcore hockey fans left in the world"

    Uhh hello? Canada is still here... and it's arguable that the hockey market in the USA is growing, as well as the fact that there is a huge market in Europe and Russia.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 4:05 PM
    arcticinferno
  • MarshmallowPies

    Maybe if you actually read the article instead of just looking at the pretty pictures.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 4:03 PM
    MarshmallowPies
  • USO36

    Pure Futbol 2010.

    REALLY???!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH U GUYS?!!

    Posted: November 25, 2010 3:42 PM
  • Solidsnake19901

    Pure Futbol 2010 got a one out of five. How the hell could you recommend a game you said to stay away from ?? G4 your losing your touch.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 11:09 AM
    Solidsnake19901
  • pappatoker

    Im pretty sure "Pure Futbol" is on the list as a gag gift idea

    Posted: November 23, 2010 8:35 PM
  • Mischef

    Didn't you give Pure Futbol a 1 out of 5. You know that score that says avoid these games at all cost.

    Posted: November 23, 2010 3:49 PM
    Mischef
  • sandboxgamer

    why isent assassins creed brotherhood on this list but on the 360 list??? NHL 11 and Pure Futbol 2010 on the list seriouly wow.

    Posted: November 22, 2010 7:05 AM
    sandboxgamer
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