I loved Red Dead Redemption but this game totally kicks ass for a DLC, since zombies are such the rage these days. This DLC features a new story in which follows John Marston as he tries to find a cure for a disease that turns people into walking corpses that feed on the living. Red Dead Redemption to me was like Grand Theft Auto in the wild west, but this DLC is like Grand Theft Auto meets the wild west and Night of the Living Dead.
Plot. One night, John Marston is in his house with Abigail and Jack, and they talk about general things such as about a book that his son is reading. Worried about Uncle, the three go to bed believing that he is in a dry place from the storm, and will return in the morning. Uncle manages to return, but looks undead and attempts to kill John, who eventually fights back and heads for his gun. Uncle manages to bite Abigail and in retaliation, John kills him, suddenly Abigail bites her son and they both become the undead. John manages to hogtie them with his lasso, and leaves his home to find a cure.
Also if you want to take a break from Single Player, you can go to Multiplayer to play with friends or family members to shoot some zombie ass.
Concept. The purpose of the game is to guide John Marston throughout Texas and Mexico in order to find a cure for the undead plague that's swarming in the country. You can free roam throughout forests and valleys hunting zombies, helping people, completing missions for past characters, and also hunting down mythical creatures such as Horses of the Apocalypse, Sasquatch, and so on.
Design. Graphics are awesome for a game like this, and at least they don't exaggerate with blood and gore like in games like Left 4 Dead. I mean, I like Left 4 Dead, but sheesh, these days is all about blood and gore. Also, I really liked how the wild west became the setting for this horror story, and as said earlier is like the wild west mixed with Night of the Living Dead.
Tips and Strategies. Killing zombies in this game, is not like killing them in Resident Evil. To kill a zombie permanently, either use your torch to save some ammo, and if you want to take the risk of wasting ammo, then shoot them in the head. The Dead Eye technique can be helpful in order to quickly take them out before they take YOU out. If you want to look for some ammo before a mission, you have to save nearby towns and camps, and once you save them, you will be provided with ammo and a save point as well. Also, some throwing bottles can help you when you're in trouble of running into larger zombie groups. And so on.
Rantings. The enemies that were an annoyance to me were the undead cougars, wolves, coyotes, and boars. These guys really pissed me off apart from the bolters, bruisers, and retchers. Even though the torch was the best choice to conserve ammo, you had to hit zombies like three times in order to burn them and put them down for good. Also, like in Redemption, sometimes the aiming capabilities can be nerve-wrecking.
Good Aspects. This game is a good follow up to the end of Redemption and it is far enjoyable to play and get some scares while playing it at night alone. lol. Also, this game has high replay value, and you can purchase this on the PSN for $19.99 with the Full Pack that comes with Liars and Cheats and Legends and Killers pack, and for XBOX 360 owners, you can download this for 800 Microsoft Points. This is a great fun zombie killing game, and it's real kick ass.
Overall. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare gets a 9 out of 10.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!