If you dug the previous expansion pack, Legends and Killers, then there’s no reason you won’t enjoy the brand new Liars and Cheats. Following the tradition of Legends and Killers, this new expansion pack comes complete with new multiplayer modes, so playing with people instead of computers is solely relied on here. To kick things off, there’s a brand new weapon addition called the Explosive Rifle which can be obtained by unlocking the safes during the Stronghold Mode. Each shot (of which there are five of in a single rifle) explodes on impact, killing whatever and whoever is in its path.
In addition, Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats also contains four new grounds for hunting and seven newly added gang hideouts. The only issue that players may come to discover with this expansion pack is navigating and finding their own way around. You see, there’s enough in-game menus and options to shake a stick at. We’re talking a mouthful here. However, let’s take a look at the latest gameplay additions to Liars and Cheats.
Stronghold Competitive Multiplayer Mode
Players may come to find that the Stronghold Mode is the icing on the cake for Liars and Cheats. Equipped with four playable maps ranging from Escalera, Thieves Landing, Blackwater, and Fort Mercer, Stronghold Mode takes a maximum of sixteen players, dividing them into two separate teams of eight each, providing them all with a set number of lives plus a common goal: Maintain control on all fronts available until the given timeframe or until they have no more lives.
Multiplayer Horse Racing
While this may not necessarily be something of interest to most players at first glance, the Multiplayer Horse Racing aspect provides a unique angle to make things more interesting than they seem. This is simply another way for you to kill your opponent. While horse racing, you still have access to some weaponry and ammunition as well, even though it’s all somewhat limited. Say it with me now — Yee-haw!
Poker and Liar’s Dice
This is perhaps the least violent mode of gameplay for Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats. If you’re looking for a break and a laid back environment compared to the rough wild west, then this is what you’re looking for perhaps. Players get a $200 daily allowance for gambling. Getting people interested in joining you for a game may be a bit of a challenge at first, but when you do manage to get a group, it can prove to be quite a fun way to pass the time.
In conclusion, Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats presents enough cool new content to make it worthwhile despite some messy navigating issues. Players will enjoy Stronghold Mode, using the explosive rifle, and racing on horses with the option of using guns.