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Red Dead Redemption


The second game in the Rockstar Games’ Wild West video game franchise that began with 2004 release of the successful Red Dead Revolver for sixth generation consoles. Red Dead Redemption tells a completely new, independent story set at the beginning of the 20th century.

Action | TPP | sandbox | western | TPS | shooters | early 20th century

Red Dead Redemption Release Date


X360 PS3


PS4 Switch

Red Dead Redemption is a western, and a sequel to 2004's Red Dead Revolver for the Xbox and the PlayStation 2. It's not a direct continuation of the story, being non-related and set in a completely different time period. It was developed by Rockstar, most known for the Grand Theft Auto series. In 2018, the game received a critically acclaimed prequel, Red Dead Redemption 2. For a long time, RDR was available exclusively on the seventh generation consoles; only 13 years after its initial release was it ported on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The port also includes the horror comedy expansion Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.


The game's protagonist is John Marston, a former gang member trying to adapt to the rapidly changing 20th century Wild West. Government operatives have made their way to the prairie, and with them, so did industralization; the time of outlaws is at an end. Though John tries to lead an honest life, one day his past comes knocking, as the government gives him an offer he can't refuse: hunt down and kill his former comrades from the infamous gang of Dutch van der Linde, or never see his wife and son ever again.

The story is a classic western, epic in scope, telling of the end of the Wild West and its legendary gunslingers.


The game combines breathtaking landscapes and fast-paced action. We'll spend most of the game experiencing the complex plot, side stories and optional activities. The game is heavily inspired by iconic westerns, featuring duels at high noon and breakneck stagecoach chases. The game's vast open world is divided into regions, which can be explored rather freely. We'll get to visit small towns, vast prairie full of nature and wildlife, and the narrow passes of mountain ranges.

The world is dangerous and there's plenty of use for the revolvers at our belts. Not all encountered people are enemies, though. Many are charismatic, eccentric, offering worthwhile interactions and quests. During downtime, we can hunt wild animals or gamble at saloons.

Last updated on 18 August 2023

Game mode: single player  

User score: 1 / 10 based on 7153 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.2 / 10 based on 1253 votes.

PEGI rating Red Dead Redemption

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game refers to or depicts the use of drugs. Game contains depictions of violence. Games that encourage or teach gambling. Online Game.

Red Dead Redemption System requirements

Microsoft Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
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