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A former outlaw is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.
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Rob Wiethoff ... John Marston (voice)
Josh Blaylock ... John 'Jack' Marston Jr. (voice)
Sophia Marzocchi ... Abigail Marston (voice)
Spider Madison Spider Madison ... Uncle (voice)
Benjamin Byron Davis ... Dutch van der Linde / Nastas (voice)
Kimberly Irion ... Bonnie MacFarlane (voice)
Chuck Kelley ... Drew MacFarlane (voice)
Anthony De Longis ... Marshal Leigh Johnson (voice)
Brad Carter ... Deputy Marshal 1 (Jonah) (voice)
Frank Noon ... Deputy Marshal 2 (Eli) (voice)
James Carroll James Carroll ... Norman Deek (voice)
Don Creech ... Nigel West Dickens (voice)
Joe Ochman ... Professor Harold MacDougal / Government Clerk (voice)
Kevin Glikmann ... Seth Briars (voice)
Paul Mullan Paul Mullan ... Welsh (Alwyn Lloyd) (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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John only calls Bonnie MacFarlane by her first name twice throughout the entire game. See more »

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In the mission "Old Friends, New Problems", when Bonnie is greeted, the subtitles say "Howdy, miss", when the man that greets here says "Ma'am". This was fixed in the Game of the Year Edition. See more »

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Drew MacFarlane: So... my daughter informs me that you're here on some secret mission to remove some undesirables from the county.
John Marston: Something like that. I'm grateful for your hospitality, sir.
Drew MacFarlane: Ah ya know we've lived here for 30 years now. Came here from the East. The land had never been settled. For 10 years we fought the Indians. Tough men. Then we had outlaws and we had drought, and we had smallpox, terrible winters, cholera. I've buried more of my children than I've raised.
John Marston: Sorry to hear that sir.
Drew MacFarlane: I've seen ...
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Alternate Versions

The Game of the Year Edition censors the intro cutscene to "The Gates of El Presidio", fixes some subtitle errors and adds an additional writing credit for Rupert Humphries, a Hardcore Mode and the previously PS3 exclusive Solomon's Folly gang hideout and Walton's Gang Outfit to the Xbox 360. See more »

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Defiinitely my vote for game of the YEAR
31 May 2010 | by willbeonekenobiSee 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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