I bought this back when it first came out and to this date I think its still one of the best games of all time. I have many, many reasons why I think this and many others can back up my points. First of I'm going to mention the vast detail in this game, its amazing! Just looking around at the high amount of detail put into the landscape of the West and looking from a hillside into the distance will give you a thrill because of how real it looks. Weather effects are good, you can even go a step further and even tell when its going to rain in the game, because the clouds gather like real life and go dark in colour, how's that for detail? Also seeing wild animals in the game and being able to skin them for resources and money will have you busy for a good while. The story is typical of Rockstar and gives you an excellent one, as you would expect in Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne etc. Side Missions are all there, and will keep you busy, their obviously not as detailed as the actual story, but will give you them extra hours after completion! Online is excellent, there's still players who go on there, as you would expect and there's plenty to do, also gather your mates and make your own possy and fight others in groups! If you've never played this game and consider getting it, try it out. I doubt you'll be dissapointed because this is a game made for players of all genres.