Red Dead Redemption [official site] is coming ot PC! Sort of. Rockstar’s cowboy adventure is considered by many to be their finest work, but it’s also their only game not to mosey into our town after its console release. Now that’s changing thanks to the game’s arrival on the PlayStation Now game streaming service on December 6th.
For a monthly subscription fee, PlayStation Now lets you stream and play a library of PlayStation 3 games to your PlayStation 4 and, as of a few months ago, PC. There are 400+ games available on the service for £12.99/$19.99 per month and it works pretty well as long as you have a good broadband internet connection. And as long as you live in the US, UK, Netherlands or Belgium, since those are the only four countries it’s currently available in.
If you’re not familiar with it, Red Dead Redemption is an open world in the same vein as Grand Theft Auto, but set in the old west rather than a modern day city. That means you’ll spend your time riding from ramshackle town to ramshackle town on horseback, helping the usual Rockstar cast of despicable criminal assholes to hold up trains, rob graves, sell phony medicines to unwitting victims, etc. It has a fabulous atmosphere, great world design, excellent lighting, compelling gunplay and much else to recommend it, though I hated the story and every person in it. As always.
We previously offered our suggestions for the 10 best PlayStation Now games, which included The Last Of Us, Uncharted 2, Ico, Journey, God of War 2 and more. We’ll probably have to update the list now to put Red Dead Redemption on there.