Red Dead Redemption vs. CoJ: Bound in Blood - Picture comparison
Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption has been announced in February, but since new screenshots have been released, PC Games Hardware compared the Western Shooter to Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.
Red Dead Redemption is the successor of Red Dead Revolver which had been released in 2004. The action game is developed by Rockstar San Diego and is said to be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 in fall 2009. A Pc version has not been announced yet, but it wouldn't be surprising if Red Dead Redemption would come to the Computer, too. As a technical base the developers use Rockstar's Rage (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) which is also the engine used in GTA 4.
The main features in Red Dead Redemption are said to be the open world, the individual Western cities as well as the appropriate flora, fauna and mountains.
Since Rockstar has released more than 20 new screenshots (see the picture gallery below). The Rage engine has advantages and disadvantages. Characters with realistic and detailed textures are worth looking at - take a closer look at the hairs. Furthermore the atmosphere is created with bloom and coloring. On the other hand the shadows aren't perfect - like in GTA 4. Trees and fences don't look very nice, too, because of some kind of shader based Anti Aliasing. The visualization of ground vegetation is average at best and some of the ground textures look washy on the screenshots. But this could be different in a possible PC port.
Currently Red Dead Redemption gets the short end of the stick if compared to Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. But the latter one is a PC game after all and the graphics of Red Dead Redemption could also be improved until it is finally released. Below you can see direct comparisons between the two Western games.
What do you think of the comparison between Red Dead Redemption and Bound in Blood? Which of the games looks better in your opinion? Tell us in the comments.
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