Red Dead Redemption (Switch) REVIEW – Flawless Execution, Flawed Concept

Red Dead Redemption (Switch) REVIEW – Flawless Execution, Flawed Concept

Red Dead Redemption (Switch) REVIEW – Flawless Execution, Flawed Concept


The first game, Red Dead Redemption was released in 2010, it welcomed with enthusiastic praise by both players and critics alike. It’s not difficult to figure out the reason. The film had a compelling narrative infused by humanity and grit; an enthralling score, and an expansive, stunning landscape. The film put you in the boots of one of the greatest anti-heroes. It was a fun game and there were plenty of mini-games and other quests to keep players engaged for hours.

13 years and one breath-taking sequel to the game, Red Dead Redemption has been a while since Remasters, remakes, or perhaps the possibility of a PC port. It’s a hole which you’d hope to close prior to even thinking about whether the game will be coming out on the Nintendo Switch. However, whatever you want to say the fact that it’s coming to Nintendo’s handheld that’s extremely portable allows you to enjoy Red Dead Redemption while actually riding a horse. It’s a wonderful world that we reside in.

Red Dead Redemption for the Switch is a perfectly adequate port. It’s true that it sounds uninspiring. To appreciate just how significant this achievement is you should consider the consequences of a poor game port. Problems with frame rate along with texture issues and long loading times could affect this immersive game experience. This can sour the experience of an fantastic game that is suitable for both new as well as veteran players.

It’s good to know that none of such is true with Red Dead Redemption. Since Red Dead Redemption was designed to be played on seventh-generation consoles such as that of the Xbox 360, the hardware of the Switch does not get beaten by the graphics of the game. The framerates are smooth and constant, even in battles that involve a large number of players. Games like Breath of the Wild demonstrated that the system is capable of handling an extremely large expanse of open space and even the open plains that make up New Austin present it little difficulty.

The visual quality is impressive. Red Dead performs much better than we was expected. It has a great feeling of depth and space within the landscape. The residential areas are decently populated with a solid enough representation of a live alive Western town to keep a gamer’s interest. Character characters tend to look towards cartoonish, which is what we’ve been used to from the new Rockstar releases. Also, there’s the odd jagged low-polygon style on clothing or shadows. It’s not particularly rough or unpolished in any way. It’s polished according up to an era-appropriate standard.

In comparing the footage of the original PS3/X360 it appears that there may be some minor changes to the colour-grading. The washed-out, dusty colours have been replaced by much more noticeable brightness and more intense contrast. This is evident in the display on the OLED model. Additionally, some screen designs appear a bit painterly. Even when displaying at 1080p with docked, it does look somewhat worse as compared.


Red Dead Redemption’s controls are ported smoothly to the Switch even in absence of an official controller. The game has an annoying and unnatural’mash B for run/sprint’ component of the control system that cannot be changed, which is very unfortunate. The issue isn’t exclusive to this port the accessibility feature of RDR2 to switch the run button appears to be the perfect solution.

There’s nothing to be surprised about, as there’s no application of the gyro control. While it’s a bit cheesy, it’s as if it could allow you to play RDR using the Switch an experience that is more distinctive. Motion controls aren’t able to work very well with the on-the-fly shooting It’s an ideal choice with Dead Eye shooting. With no such sorts of functions It seems that this model’s flexibility is what that makes it stand out. That, and the problematic absence of multiplayer.

It’s a matter of fact the following: was a straight-forward version of the 13-year-old game truly the right choice? And more importantly, is this port really worth $50/PS39.99? Despite the addition in the Undead Nightmare DLC, the cost of this bundle is not a popular choice with many gamers snoozing.


Cost when it comes to criticism of games is an extremely complex one. The cost of a game determines the expectations of a game’s player, however, the overall quality of the game isn’t necessarily correlated with the amount of a value it’s. As solid an option as this one is, it’s obscured by the cloud of a missed chance. The chance for a remake or remaster of John Marston’s tale that was brought to PC as well as current generation consoles, that even have a tiny fraction of the sophistication and mastery that is present in the modern version.

The port’s redundancy aside Red Dead Redemption on the Switch is still a great game. The graphics might have deteriorated, however the effect of its story is timeless as is the game’s gameplay. The music is just the same deeply moving and captivating. The version might not have some significant innovations, but everything that we were admiring about the first can be found in this version.

An Switch key was supplied by PR to be used in this review.

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