This author's last-last-gen Western of choice was Activision's cult classic GUN, so Red Dead Revolver kinda got lost in our boots. But Rockstar wasn't peddling snake oil back in 2004 – this game was clearly ahead of its time. Turning back the clocks with this PlayStation 4 port, the control scheme feels almost contemporary, with a cover system included a good two years before Gears of War.

It's a pleasant surprise if your first taste of Red Dead was with Redemption, then, but it's making us yearn for the long-awaited third entry in the series. Could this be Rockstar readying us for the inevitable, or is it merely looking to make a quick buck? The answer's probably a bit of both, but at least this outing in the Old West ain't showing its age, eh?

[via bit.ly]