Red Dead: Liars and Cheats
It’s true that I feel these things should have been a part of the release title but that was all forgotten once I sat down at the liars dice table and proceeded to swindle everyone there. Liars Dice, Poker and Horse Racing are all new additions with this DLC and they are pretty good, people can be kicked from the table if they aren’t playing so there is little chance of griefing and its nice to play liars dice with more strategy than always say there are 3 x 6’s. Horse racing isn’t as gentile as the Melbourne cup, indeed guns are still in play so it makes you think twice about being first until the end of the race. Kind of reminds me of Mario Cart with Horses. The seven new gang hideouts make for a pleasant change of grinding for XP. One of the ones I played had a different structure whereby there were less men garrisoned but a whole heap more reinforcements which found me alone, low on ammo and surrounded on all sides by dastardly hombres.Â
Stronghold for multiplayer is a real boost to this DLC, This is an objective based game type for up to 16 players where you attack or defend objectives. Of course after one team has had a crack at capturing the control points the sides are swapped and the winner is decided by either number of control points captured or the speed in which they were captured. There are four maps that support Stronghold and if you can find and crack a safe you can get your hands on the new Explosive rifle. Supported Maps: Blackwater, Escalera, Fort Mercer and Thieves Landing. I never made it to the hunting grounds I just find shooting animals less fun than shooting other players. Chasing a bear with a knife is a lot more fun but it still feels frivolous. Throw in a whole heap of characters from the Red Dead Redemption story line and some new Achievements (100gs) and all in all this is a very full DLC.