Thoughts About Undead Nightmare [Review]
Blending a perfect mix of spaghetti western style and campy, “B”, horror movie motif, Undead Nightmare creates the perfect expansion to the already amazing Red Dead Redemption. The single player experience is crafted well enough that had it been longer — the expansion took me about 10 hours to obtain 100% completion of all tasks — it could have been, not only, sold as a stand alone title but worth every penny.
You’ll want to play through to the end of Red Dead Redemption before you tackling the hordes of the undead, as this story borrows heavily from characters and locations discovered in the original adventure — in fact, part of what was done so well about the expansion is it’s sense of closure to your relationships with some of these characters.
The general game-play is very different from the original. In this adventure ammo is scarce, the zombies are fast, relentless and can only be brought down with a shot to the head. This combat gimmick is great for intensifying the mood and ensuring that every shot counts. The reward of ammunition is also the perfect incentive for completing the various side quests.
In addition to the fantastic addition to the Red Dead Redemption multi-player universe, Undead Redemption also adds the Undead Overrun game mode. This mode pits players in a single setting, with limited ammo, surrounded by an endless swarm of undead baddies. It’s fast, frantic, and unless you bring a small army of other players with you, it’s over all too quick. It’s the perfect way to bond with your friends over Xbox Live.
Aside from a couple technically buggy issue, Undead Nightmare is the perfect compliment to an already perfect game. If you’ve played Red Dead Redemption, you need to play Undead Nightmare.