Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption: Mexican Standoff

I am impressed — wowed! — by Red Dead Redemption.

Okay, okay: I haven’t actually played (or seen) the game in person. But the videos look awesome!

There is a single player campaign, and a variety of multiplayer modes.

Deathmatches begin with something new: a classic Mexican Standoff.

If you are the last man standing at the end of the bloodshed, make your way to the best sniper location.

Each mode is a Western version of a classic Multiplayer game, based around a particular town or geographic feature …

Gameplay Series: Multiplayer Competitive Modes

Single player game mechanics include Honor and Fame:

Red Dead RedemptionRed Dead Redemption makes use of a morality system where players have the ability to gain positive or negative ‘honor’. Some of the ways to gain positive honor include taking an outlaw alive instead of killing him, or saving a kidnapped innocent. Negative honor can be attained for committing crimes including killing and/or robbing civilians. This works along with another system, ‘fame,’ showing and governing how people react based on [the player’s] honor status.