Red Dead Redemption (2010)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  18 May 2010 (USA)
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John Marston, former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang, the men he used to call friends, in order to reclaim his home and family.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Wiethoff ...
John Marston (voice)
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Abigail Marston (voice)
Spider Madison ...
Uncle (voice)
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Easter Durden (voice) (as Calvin Winbush)
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Drew MacFarlane (voice)
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James Carroll ...
Norman Deek (voice)
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Professor Harold MacDougal / Government Clerk (voice)
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Seth Briars (voice)
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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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Bruce MacVitte and Bert Pence were also in the first game. See more »

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When a person in the game is blasted by a shotgun during game play, the wound on that person is that of a bullet wound, and not a buckshot wound. A bullet wound (what is seen) is one small hole with a little blood around it, and a buckshot wound should be seen as a large splatter of blood on the person's body. See more »

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Abraham Reyes: Have you ever known power, John?
John Marston: I'm a semi-literate farmer and hired killer. I ain't in the power game.
Abraham Reyes: Then you will never have the knowledge that any woman will bear your child? That, for her, it will be an honor?
John Marston: I've known about enough bastards without making too many more of my own.
Abraham Reyes: A man like me cannot be with just one woman. It would be an injustice to the people I have devoted my life to serving.
John Marston: You have an interesting way of servin' the people. Kind of like a national gigolo.
Abraham Reyes: I owe ...
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Deadman's Gun
Written by Chris Holmes
Performed by Ashtar Command
Published by Chrysalis Music (p) 2010 Mute Records
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Minor flaws but will drop your jaws
28 July 2010 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

I have been playing Video Games for more than 10 years. I have witnessed the evolution from Dos-Games, to Windows 98 compatible games, Windows 2000, XP, then switch to Xbox 360 and from 2D to 3D, from Mono Sound to 7.1 sound experiences, I have seen the whole evolution.

I have also seen games similar to this one, if we talk about graphics, sound effects, game-play scheme that is. However, never have I ever played a game that captured a targeted style and converted it so well to the video game screen.

I am very indulgent with video games in the aspect of their graphics, sounds, game-play, diversity, because what I am looking for is atmosphere so intense, you could cut if with a knife. Which is why I loved the first Assassins Creed, although I had to admit, it was actually a poorly finished game.

This game however cuts the atmosphere quite near to perfectly: never before has there been a game with that brilliant capture of wild western style and atmosphere! It helps the game that I am a fan of the classic Clint Eastwood westerns and John Marstons looks must've been inspired on the ones of outlaw Josey Wales, played by Clint Eastwood.

The music sometimes reveals tunes close to the good old Ennio Morricone tracks.

The guns, the dramatic imprecise shootings, the huge lands to discover, the outfits, the baddies and the goodies (and the uglies) and all of the above make for a knife sharp atmosphere.

I love it.

For me video games should be about being someone you can't be in real life (be that a soldier, a special secret agent, or, as in this case, a wild west outlaw), packed with brilliant atmosphere and this game delivers.

So much that I easily forgive it for the minor bugs and flaws it does contain. I guess no one and nothing is perfect, but this is damn close.

10/10


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