Red Dead Redemption Full Story And Character Recap
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It's been the better part of a decade since the release of Rockstar's last Red Dead game, so you can certain be forgiven for forgetting some of the specifics of it story. With the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, we're finally now returning to Rockstar's take on the Old West. The title of the game suggests it's simply a sequel to its predecessor, but it in fact serves as both a prequel and companion piece to the original. That means there's never been a better to time to revisit the plot of 2010's excellent Red Dead Redemption. After all, you'll see many familiar faces in Red Dead Redemption 2, so it's a good opportunity to refresh yourself on the happenings with John Marston, Dutch, Bill Williamson, and all the rest.
If you haven't finished the original Red Dead Redemption, there are going to be major spoilers in the slides ahead. While it's not required to enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2, knowing the plot of the first game could potentially enhance your enjoyment of the sequel. That said, we highly recommend that you play Red Dead Redemption anyway. Did we not mention that it's excellent?
In this feature, we summarize all the major events, starting from protagonist John Marston's first attempt to reason with former ally Bill Williamson, and rolling right into his journey to Mexico and eventually his confrontation against Dutch Van der Linde.
Once you're finished reading up on the first game's story, be sure to check out our Red Dead 2 review. The game is adding a bunch of exciting new mechanics, so be sure to check out our in-depth feature showcasing them all. Though, if you're more intrigued about the game's development and some of its major inspirations and influences, you should read our feature discussing how previous Rockstar games, like Bully, Max Payne 3, and L.A. Noire, impacted its mechanics.
In the meantime, what's your favorite moment from Red Dead Redemption? And what are you excited about most in the upcoming sequel? Let us know in the comments below.