Cowboys in videogames – saddling up for Red Dead Redemption

Gerald Lynch Features, Gaming, Round ups, Tech Digest news 8 Comments

Red Dead Redemption.jpgRed Dead Redemption, the open-world cowboy adventure from the brains behind the Grand Theft Auto series, is shaping up to be one of the must-have games of the year. A stunning take on Sergio Leone style Spaghetti Westerns, it’s a tale of revenge (naturally) served up with some of the finest graphics we’ve seen from the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Cowboys and videogames seemingly go together like bread and butter, but compared to a genre like sci-fi, they’ve been pretty under-represented by games developers.

That said, dig deep enough into the bargain bin at your local games shop and you can find a few western-themed gems out there. And, to be fair, some stinkers too.

So, in preparation for our Red Dead Redemption review next week, Tech Digest take a retrospective look at the good, the bad and the ugly of western-inspired cowboy videogames.

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By Gerald Lynch | May 11th, 2010





  • Darren McDonagh

    Sunset Riders give me warm fuzzy feelings. When I was but a yout-dem. I used spend every weekend down at Lea-Valley Ice rink, thinking that aceing this game would get me the wiminz, How sorely wrong I was.

  • Darren McDonagh

    Sunset Riders give me warm fuzzy feelings. When I was but a yout-dem. I used spend every weekend down at Lea-Valley Ice rink, thinking that aceing this game would get me the wiminz, How sorely wrong I was.
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    I will be waiting for the review. I hope we can watch a trailer too.

  • gimpmonster

    Where is Law of the West for the Commodore 64? That was a truly revolutionary game!

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    Frankly they have spent way too long on red dead redemption – they need a release soon or itll loose its audience

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    I thought this was a fun game to test out.

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