Bruisers, Bolters, Retchers... The Zombie Breeds of Undead Nightmare

Posted on October 25 2010, 10:46am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games


Better keep keen situational awareness -  the dead are awake - and hungry...

In tomorrow's Undead Nightmare for Red Dead Redemption, the mysterious plague that reawakens the dead gives birth to four unique types of zombie.  Each of these zombie classes has their own characteristics.  

To prepare to face off against hordes of these guys tomorrow, check out this pictorial along with some info covering the four different breeds you'll encounter.  Look for Undead Nightmare on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network to be available by tomorrow morning and we'll have the word right here when it's confirmed available across all territories on both platforms.

The traditional class of zombie is generally a bit slower - but still with enough pep to get you, and a tendency to grapple and bite when it comes in contact with the living.

A leaner and more nimble type of zombie, the 'Bolter' class is quick and harder to line up in your sights, but more susceptible to damage.

Watch out for the big boys.  The most strapping member of the zombie family, the 'Bruiser' class has a heavy-set frame and moves slower than all other types of zombies, but can overpower you with pure, brute force and a deadly melee attack when in close.

Retching, writhing and spitting - 'Retchers' are particularly repulsive creatures that give off a radioactive glow and can inflict damage and impair movement with their signature projectile spew. 

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  • richchemistryon August 9 2012, 3:42amReplyFlag
    I really thought undead nightmare was a beast DLC, but i don't get all these other people are B**ching about it sucking. I later found out it was because people wanted a full campaign like the original. (Undead nightmare was meant to be a little side campaign so that you could play it when you were bored of the original).

    I also came up with a cool idea for another DLC "RED DEAD REDEMPTION VAMPIRE NIGHTMARE" (or mahem)
    Main weapons: silver bullets and crossbow and every town is rigged with UV lights

    There was another thing, i kind of hoped undead nightmare would line up more with the original campaign, like in the first 10min of the game Nastas eats proffesor McDougal (Nastas got shot in the head and McDougal left and swore he would never come back)

    I totally aggree with Swagless14, they should of made a totally different free roam for undead nightmare, and just for a little bonus once you beat the game they should give you a phorstphorus coated knife to have fun with.

    One quick little thing, could anyone tell me if the rumos about the Tumbleweed mansion being haunted and the warewolf in Tall Trees are true?
    • dutchsbrotherson August 14 2011, 2:36pmReplyFlag
      a old skool bow plzzzzzzzzzzzzz
      • Codyprodon July 3 2011, 2:29pmReplyFlag
        Red dead redemption on PC !!! :( Please
        • MF_Djeeebon June 17 2011, 5:58amReplyFlag
          Hey R* guys, i do appreciate this game, and i do thank you for the good times i have playin it.
          Only thing i have to tell bout it is that the 1.06 update ruined the undead overrun, making maps smaller, and sudden death cheap. How the hell can an update make things smaller and cheaper??? thats nonsense!
          And that's not the only things that ruined this game mode, zombies are spawning to slowly, we losing like 1min each waves waitin for them to come out the floor.
          Last thing, that makes me f***** angry, is that if you kill to many zumbies at the same time in sudden death, the game just bugs, and we're back to the xbox page. For example, It happened 4 times yesterday, for 8 overruns done...
          You guys have to refix all that!! PLEASE! Make the overrun back like it was before the 1.06Update!

          I'm 60th on the xbox Undead Overrun, i'm still playin it, but i'll never reach the score i did before the 1.06 update... That new DLC is the occasion to take the overrun back like it was... Everyone i play with agree with that. R* must redefine that mode,
          at least :
          - give the old maps(that were bigger),
          - make zombies respawn faster. from the 15th wave, you have to wait where they respawn, (that's so dumb...)
          - make sudden death sure, when you send a bait then a holly water or dynamite in sudden death, the game lags, then little freez and then, you're at the xbox menu. this is verified, EACH TIME me n mates are doin a good sudden death, the game stops after a few lags... (So boring when u just did a 350 zumbies kill... boring bout the xp you don't have too)
          • Pandora7718on June 10 2011, 7:41pmReplyFlag
            PLEASE make THE UNDEAD FREE ROAM!
            • rdrfan123on June 8 2011, 1:13pmReplyFlag
              has anyone ever noticed that landon ricketts becomes a bolter later on after you meet him? [forgot where exactly, but maybye near plainveiw, he is in there somewhere]

              *i also could have sworn that i saw ---el west dickens as a bruiser near hanging rock[not confirmed]
              • frostoeon February 22 2011, 2:14pmReplyFlag
                we also need undead ---htmare for gtaiv lol undead cars :P instead of breaking them like with undead horses u have to unlock them and hotwire them xD
                • frostoeon February 22 2011, 2:12pmReplyFlag
                  can someone plz tell me y theres no knife or throwing knife??? undead ---htmare needs throwing knifes knifes a native american bow and a crossbow (crossbow isnt that important tho) and UNDEAD FREE ROAM PLZ!!!
                  • Swaggless14on February 20 2011, 7:06pmReplyFlag
                    Please make an update for Undead ---htmare Online so you can free roam with zombies and your friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet you'd get alot more people playing that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I am Begging!
                    • dutchsbrotherson February 17 2011, 1:20amReplyFlag
                      why isn't there a bow and arrow ind red dead redemption, it will make the game a lot more realistic and fun
                      and were can i turn my golden skins for my weapons off?
                      • HotImSoSexyon January 29 2011, 12:48pmReplyFlag
                        rockstar can u plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz update the undead ---htmare multiplayer, make is bake how it was but make is so when u die in sudden death u can leave and keep all ur XP. making the Retchers bombs and the maps smaller have just made the online zombies boring plzzzz i beg u change it back.

                        P.S it would also be really good if u make animals waves in it. for exsample every 5 waves there would be a wave of undead bears cougers or wolfs. it would make it alot more exsiting.
                        • polish72on December 28 2010, 10:15amReplyFlag
                          My undead ---htmare is stuck on a gamebreaking bug. Irritating. After finishing my missions I am supposed to pick up parts for West d**kens. When I arrive at ole riley's the green circle vanishes and am stuck shooting zombies like forever. No d**kens. no story. No game progession. Now what?

                          Cannot seem to find a solution or work around online, any suggestions, or do I delete this game forever.
                          • serdars123on December 10 2010, 12:42pmReplyFlag
                            Good good.....
                            • Dabulllon November 19 2010, 3:57pmReplyFlag
                              undaed nietmaer is the best DLC ever the end is good as well
                              • Guuusssyyyon November 18 2010, 9:19pmReplyFlag
                                damn this is the best dlc ever
                                • tristanWoobieon October 29 2010, 5:12amReplyFlag
                                  j hador re dead imptionche
                                  • sealprotectoron October 28 2010, 1:45pmReplyFlag
                                    how to get the knife in undead ---htmare
                                    • IRastaon October 28 2010, 1:24pmReplyFlag
                                      Undead ---htmare is quite possibly the best DLC of 2010! I'm trying to hogtie a Belcher in Gaptooth Ridge right now so I can bring it back to some movie producer... I'm having tons of Zombie killing fun on my progressive quest for story completion!
                                      Thank You RockStarGames!

                                      your loyal patron,

                                      IRasta
                                      • S_I_X_Shooteron October 28 2010, 11:57amReplyFlag
                                        Yes, RDR Undead is amazing and is in my opinion the best DLC ever. I'd have to go as far to say theis is hands down even better than Left For Dead from Valve, for me anyway. Rockstar in my mind is the best out there and they know how to give us more for our money. Not like most of the other companies out there....
                                        Red Dead Redemption is my favorite game now and GTA series has become second on my list. Hope there will be more of this on the way cause Dan Houser and Rockstar are brilliant. Keep um coming.........
                                        • BlackJackOpson October 28 2010, 9:52amReplyFlag
                                          I played poker the other ---ht and one of the players in the lobby was using a female bolter as his/her multiplayer character. There isnt one to pick in my outfitter. anyoone else come across this or know how to unlock?
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