John Marston, former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Marston (voice)
Abigail Marston (voice)
Spider Madison ...
Uncle (voice)
Drew MacFarlane (voice)
James Carroll ...
Norman Deek (voice)
Professor Harold MacDougal / Government Clerk (voice)
Seth Briars (voice)
Paul Mullan ...
Welsh (Alwyn Lloyd) (voice)


John Marston is being blackmailed by government lawmen to hunt down his former partners-in-crime. Driven further into the American Southwest, Marston soon finds that Williams has crossed into Mexico, a country in the throes of a civil war. At every turn, Marston must choose whether to side with outlaws or innocents in the crossfire. Written by James Carter Leach II

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When Jack Marston confronts Agent Ross, he tells him he saw him kill his father, but at the moment John was shot, Jack was at least a mile away from the farm, escaping on horseback with his mother. They turn around and go back after they hear the gunshots, so there was no way Jack could have actually witnessed Ross killing John. See more »


John Marston: You sure have some interesting theories on what the government's doin', sir.
Drew MacFarlane: They ain't theories, Mr. Marston. I saw the telegram the Marshal got from Blackwater. It ain't exactly a state secret who sent you.
Bonnie MacFarlane: Well, is he wrong? I saw those men from the train.
John Marston: The government can go to hell, if you ask me. Those sons-a-bitches'd steal a coin off a dead man's eye.
Bonnie MacFarlane: Mr Marston!
Drew MacFarlane: He's right. Now, I don't know much about politics...
Bonnie MacFarlane: Please Pa, can we just enjoy the ride?
Drew MacFarlane: ...but I know we're only as ...
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References Unforgiven (1992) See more »


Compass (Red Dead on Arrival Version)
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Performed by Jamie Lidell (uncredited), José González
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Defiinitely my vote for game of the YEAR
31 May 2010 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) sandbox game that I have ever played. Rockstar keeps on pumping out great quality games and I'm sure they will keep on doing it for a long time.

The story (If you have been living in a cave) goes like this: You play a FORMER outlaw named John Marsten who was apparently left for dead after a botched robbery and he left his gang that day and tried to go straight. He got married and has a son, they lived quietly on a ranch and John had tried to forget his past. for several years he was at peace with the world.

Unfortunately that obviously did not work out at all as the government wants to use him to find his old gang members and they do that by keeping his family hostage.

The game (built on RAGE which was used on GTA4) looks great and very realistic. From the style of the clothes to the buildings, horses, etc. All of the towns in the game are teeming with life with people going about their daily business.

In fact you can do so much in the game like play poker, hunt wild animals, collect on 'bounties', hunt for treasure, ride around aimlessly, or just admire the view from the top of one of the many hills and mountains. There is so much content in this game that if you had to take out all of the content that is not needed for the story, and had everything else as each as it's own game, there would be like 20 or so, just like in Grand Theft Auto 4.

Expect nothing but the best of what Rockstar has to offer and this is one of the few games that was really worth the price of purchase (unlike TERMINATOR SALVATION where I had finished it in a mere 6 hours) and will keep you entertained for months to come.

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