Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Pack
Zombies are cool… period! Cowboys are also cool…
period… and what do
you get when you mesh together, you get Red Dead Redemption
Undead Nightmare Pack which is the latest and greatest single-player
DLC for this thoroughly entertaining series. Although relatively quite
short, players once again assume the role of John Marston, a former
outlaw who may still be a villain or hero, depending on how you play
him. So where does this take place in the history of Marston,
somewhere between the start and end of Red Dead Redemption and if
you haven't finished the main game... shame on you and back to the
Zombies in the world of Red Dead
Redemption... it's oozing with George Romero finesse.
Zombies are a little too easy to kill and
your artillery unbalances the elements of danger.
Good value for the price but the game is a
little too short.
Go and out and buy this zombie bad boy now if
you loved the original Red Dead Redemption!
Unfortunately for John, the dead are rising, more specifically the
undead and it’s once again up to him to help rid the world
of these unholy creations. The best part of Undead Nightmare
is that this plague of zombies is not limited to just one section of the Red Dead
Redemption map but requires you to visit a variety of
places from the original game to shoot these bastards back into the
ground before they eat not only the braaains of the
citizens of Blackwater and surrounding towns but also yours! Without
spoiling the story, there are a number of theories as to where this
plague came from and with John playing the role of liberator; it’s
quite a refreshing return to this familiar world as you eradicate
In terms of gaming, your goal is simple, speak to NPC’s, accept missions and free their
towns and lands from the walking dead. Apart from killing zombies,
what makes Undead Nightmare so much fun is the clichéd C-grade made
zombie experience as there are quite a few laughs along the way. If
John does run into trouble, there are a number of survivors who will
assist but like Red Dead Redemption, the majority of work is up to
Other missions require you to rescue people who are in danger of the
undead and the player is rewarded quite well, including some
interesting new challenges like the four horses of the apocalypse.
If you do manage to get one of these horses, the undead better watch
out because these are not your average run of the mill horses but
are actually bad assed supernatural steeds. There are also a variety of
supporting cast who return from the original game and some of their
stories are quite amusing to watch… once again, no spoilers here.
Maybe one though, remember the grave digger? Well, he thinks all his
dreams have come true.
Combat is a little different in this game because it’s basically a
man, his horse and his gun to take on the undead and thankfully
these guys don’t shoot back. If you do find yourself in a Western
pickle, this generally because you’ve been outrun by zombies and
this is where things become dangerous. Although fire is the primary
weakness of zombies, setting them alight is definitely one of the
more George Romero ways of disposing them… tricky but fun. Weaponry
is reminiscent of the original game but Rockstar have added some
cool new additions to your artillery and I won’t spoil them because
some must be experienced without prior knowledge to be enjoyed.
The game can easily be finished in around 5 hours but with more
exploring, a good 10 hours will make you quite satisfied. If you’re
after multiplayer fun, the game contains a new mode called Undead
Overrun that allows up to four players to go against a wave of
undead as you attempt to increase the clock with each victory as it
gets harder and harder. Frustration developers if you have a weak
party member but it's all part of the fun.
As with the
original game, I thoroughly enjoyed the Undead Nightmare Pack and with the
inclusion of zombies, this add-on is definitely very enjoyable
I would happily recommend to all lovers of the Red Dead Redemption
series. Put on your cowboy hat, pin your crucifix on and get those
shotguns pumping because you've got a culling to do.