Westerns have never been easily translated into videogames. Games such as Call of Juarez and Red Dead Revolver have been notable efforts but have largely been commercial and critical failures. If any developer could be trusted to reverse this trend it was Rockstar the brains behind the GTA series.
The characters in Red Dead Redemption are all very likable and well written. John Marston is no thug for hire. He is a man striving to go straight and save his wife and children from government agents who have kidnapped them and forcing him to do their bidding. An unwilling hero if ever there was one. The supporting cast is full of stereotypes (as in many previous Rockstar games) but… Read more