Rockstar has just released the Liars and Cheats pack for Red Dead Redemption. Does this new content have enough to satisfy your return out west?
Let’s start out by saying this is possibly one great add-on for Red Dead Redemption. The emptiness that many have felt playing online in free roam have to look no further as this downloadable content provides a lot of stuff that felt missing in the online experience. This time around what do you get?
- Stronghold Competitive Multiplayer Mode
- Multiplayer Poker and Liar’s Dice Games
- Multiplayer Horse Races
- The Explosive Rifle
- 7 New Gang Hideouts
- 4 New Hunting Grounds
- Posse Scoring and Leaderboards
- 10 Trophies
- 15 new multiplayer characters taken directly from the Red Dead Redemption single player.
Now all that is a ton of new features and content that were added this time around. As you can see in the list you can now play liar’s dice and poker with your friends online as well as horse races were also added in the mix and they are very nice to have. Without these I felt the free roam portion felt a little empty.For poker, it’s just the same as playing online poker with other strangers except in the Red Dead universe and you earn money to continue playing. Other than those requested features, Rockstar also added a new gamemode called Stronghold. Stronghold is a simple attack and defend type of gamemode where one team is attacking while the other team must defend areas on the map. If the attacking team succeeds in obtaining all points, the defending team become the attackers. The twist on this gamemode is that your team must complete this in the fastest time in order to win the match.
Stronghold is really fun and teamwork is necessary for both attackers and defenders. For the horse races there is a twist on them as well which really makes them intense. Horse races start out normally but after your 10 seconds in, weapons are available for use in the race. You can tell that’s where the chaos comes in during the race, as soon as this happens you can shoot each of the racers off their horse and gain your way towards the front. Also, new gang hideouts and hunting grounds are added making exploration on free-roam a bit refreshed than the other hideouts you’ve been to. Other than the new game modes and added content are the new characters from the Red Dead Redemption single player.
Finally, is all I can say as I bet many fans wanted to play as the characters from the single player mode. You can decide whether to play as the Damnation (baddies) characters or the Redemption (good guys) group. One last thing to mention and it is possible the coolest weapon in the game right now is the Explosive Rifle. This gun does what it does which is explode your target to hell and back and after using this online and offline, it’s something you must use once you purchase this download.
Overall, Liars and Cheats is worth your $10. Although the content should have been there from the get-go, it’s still worth your hard-earned cash. So much content for a small price of admission makes it great to head back into the west and gamble with others.