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Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is the fifth downloadable content (DLC) pack released for Red Dead Redemption. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and for Xbox 360 on October 26, 2010. Undead Nightmare follows the exploits of John Marston, as he searches for a cure for an infectious zombie plague that has swept across the American Old West.

A standalone disc titled Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection which does not require the original Red Dead Redemption game to be played, was released on November 22, 2010 in North America and November 26, 2010 in Europe. The disc includes three DLC packs: Legends and Killers, Liars and Cheats and Undead Nightmare Pack.

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[1][2]Undead Nightmare pits protagonist John Marston against a zombie outbreak.Undead Nightmare features an open world with numerous zombie-related elements incorporated into the atmosphere and environment. Random encounters in the wild are replaced with random zombie encounters. Bounty missions are now replaced with missing person missions, in which the player must track down a missing survivor of the zombie plague and return them home safely to their families.[3] Gang Hideouts are replaced with graveyards across the map, in which the player can clear out hordes of zombies.[4]

Players can now hunt zombie animals such as cougars, bears and wolves, as well as mythical creatures such as Sasquatch, Chupacabra and a unicorn.[5] The Four Horses of The Apocalypse can also be tamed and used as mounts, each having their own unique ability or effect upon zombies and the environment surrounding the player.[6] The game also introduces new weapons for the player to use. Much like skinning animals and looting dead bodies in the original single player, players can now loot zombies for parts. In turn, these zombie parts can be used as ammunition for the blunderbuss, in order to conserve ammunition.[7]

Along with new single player features, Undead Nightmare introduces new multiplayer features, including "Undead Overrun," in which up to four players must work together to fend off increasingly difficult waves of zombies.[8] Undead Nightmare introduces "Land Grab," a new feature for regular free roam, in which players must hold a territory in one of seven major towns for a set amount of time, defending their territory from attackers. The player at the end who held it for the most time as well as having the most kills gets the majority of the awarded points.[9] In addition to new game types, Undead Nightmare includes eight zombie multiplayer skins for players to use.

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Further information: List of characters in Red Dead RedemptionSeemingly overnight, an Undead plague ravages the once bountiful frontier, decimating the landscape and reawakening the dead. In towns, settlements, and outposts throughout the world, the uninfected citizens are left to fight for survival against waves of the undead. John Marston must ride out into the vast and terrifying world and survive long enough to find a cure for his wife and son. Along the way; through frontier towns, deserts, prairies, and mountain passes, Marston will help survivors, cleanse towns and put an end to the ever-growing undead hordes.

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Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 23, 2010
Genre Video game soundtrack
Length 48:57
Label Rockstar Games

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Original Soundtrack is the soundtrack of video game music used in the game. The music was mainly composed by Friends of Dean Martinez member Bill Elm and ex-member Woody Jackson along with additional contributions from various musicians. Recorded at 130 beats per minute in A minor, most of songs featured are constructed from stems in the game's dynamic soundtrack.[10] The songs in Undead Nightmare feature heavier rock overtones than their counterparts in Red Dead Redemption, and some songs are "distorted" or "creepier" versions of songs that were in the original Red Dead Redemption.

All music composed by Bill Elm and Woody Jackson, except where noted.


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Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 88% (PS3)

87% (X360)

Metacritic 87/100
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 8/10
Game Revolution A-
GameSpot 8/10
IGN 10/10
Official Xbox Magazine 9/10

Undead Nightmare has been well received by critics. As of June 2011 it has sold two million units at retail.[11] Undead Nightmare received a 10/10 from IGN, stating "Undead Nightmare is what downloadable content should be -- a lot of bang for your buck" and an 8/10 from GameSpot, criticizing the combat as being repetitive and too easy and the story being not as compelling as that of the original. However, they ended their review by stating that 'there is a lot of fun to be had for just 10 dollars', saying Undead Nightmare 'is a great reason to return to the world of Red Dead Redemption'. As of the 1 February 2011, Undead Nightmare has an aggregate review score of 87 (which indicate generally favourable reviews) for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions on Metacritic.[12][13] At the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards, Undead Nightmare was awarded as the "Best DLC" (downloadable content) for 2010 video games.[14] Write the text of your article here!

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