Rockstar's open world western has been put through its paces across the Internet and has come out the other side with brilliant scores across the board.
First and foremost is CVG's Red Dead Redemption review. We awarded the game a 9.5/10, highlighting its atmosphere, environments and authentic Wild West recreation as standout features.
Boomtown was one of the more liberal when it came to handing out scores, giving RDR full marks - along with Gamer.nl and 1UP who said, "The random events you encounter throughout the game are each perfect little micro-dramas."
Elsewhere, IGN UK felt the game deserved a 9.8, saying that it was everything GTA managed to be and more.
The mainstream media clambered onto the bandwagon as well with The Guardian giving RDR 5/5. It touted it as "a clear contender for game of the year".
Red Dead Redemption hits shelves next Friday (May 21) - and it's looking like a must buy.