Digital Review

Red Dead Revolver

In ''Revolver'', you play Red, a gunslinger seeking his family's killers in an Old West setting straight out of ''A Fistful of Dollars.'' The action is engaging (and short -- you can finish the game in one night) and includes a special slo-mo shooting move -- more ''Matrix'' than ''High Noon'' -- that has become a Rockstar staple. But the game misses its mark: Instead of the gritty, scrub-brush humor of a Sergio Leone pic, ''Revolver'' feels like a rootin'-tootin' Disneyland ride. Take away the gore, the whores, and the foe who pulls a machine gun from the coffin strapped to his back, and Red wouldn't last an hour in Dodge.

Originally posted Jun 18, 2004 Published in issue #770 Jun 18, 2004 Order article reprints

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