Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption

released on May 18, 2010

Red Dead Redemption

released on May 18, 2010

A modern-day Western epic, Red Dead Redemption takes John Marston, a relic from the fast-closing time of the gunslinger, through an open world filled with wildlife, mini-games, and shootouts. Marston sets out to hunt down his old gang mates for the government, who have taken away his family. Along his journey, he meets many characters emblematic of the Wild West, heroism, and the new civilization.


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A little more goofy than RDR2, but still an emotional ending.

The first time I played this game I genuinely could feel the second it altered my brain chemistry forever.John Marston is one of my favorite protagonists in fiction. The story of Red Dead may no be perfect but it accomplishes its goal of investing me in John and subsequently ripping my heart out. This game is a must play in my opinion.

Couldn't bring myself to do the last mission

Amazing way to live out western fantasies. Tying your enemies up and leaving them on train tracks never felt so good.

"People Don't Forget. Nothing Gets Forgiven."

RDR1 is a classic rockstar game, a great predecessor to its critically acclaimed sequel-prequel. In some ways, John was sidelined in RDR2, which motivated me to give this entry in the RDR series a go.

John is a great main character, a split of brave and idiotic. He faced many trials and tribulations throughout his venture in New Austin & Mexico, but he always persevered, in such a wisecrack manner at that. His motivations for the story were to get his family back safe from the government by doing their bidding--catching notorious outlaws with which John previously rode with. Throughout his journey, he encountered many unique and idiotic individuals who were all equally interesting (for the most part), yet many fell short. Compared to RDR2 (though it had an established cast), RDR1 definitely lacked in this department. This would be a 5-star rating for me if some of the missions and people riding with John were just more intriguing and less stale.

What an ending though.

if you've managed to get this far in life without spoilers, just play it. it isn't as long as the sequel, nor as simplistic as red dead revolver. it hits a perfect sweet spot of pacing, just like resident evil 1/2/3/4. especially the last hour, that shit was incredible. you could probably blast through it in a couple weeks, taking your time and not rushing it. the cattle herding missions were fucking annoying, but i think that was the point. i can't go into why this game is true artistry without spoiling it, but know that it could, just like its sequel, convince someone that games are an art form like all others. 9/10. worth buying a preowned 360 just for red dead if you only have a PC. or get the port if you have modern consoles.