Red Dead Redemption User Reviews
America, early 1900's. The era of the cowboy is coming to an end.
When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is sent across the American frontier to help bring the rule of law. Experience intense gun battles, dramatic train robberies, bounty hunting and duels during a time of violent change.
Red Dead Redemption is an epic battle for survival in a beautiful open world as John Marston struggles to bury his blood-stained past, one man at a time.
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John Marston says the word "fuck" less than any other playable protagonist in any mainstream and recent Rockstar game. He only says the word twice in the main story.
John Marston was the oldest playable protagonist in any Rockstar game, being 38 years old, until GTA 5.
Red Dead Redemption is not the first sandbox game from Rockstar Games to span two states. It is, however, the first to span two states while also spilling into a separate country.
The "High Powered Pistol" is based on the FN Model 1903
John only calls Bonnie MacFarlane by her first name twice throughout the entire game.
John Marston and his wife Abigail Marston share the same names as the second President of the United States and his wife, John Adams and Abigail Adams. Both families also had a son named John as well ("Jack" is a diminutive name for John) and both had a daughter die very early in their life.
Many of the cemeteries within the game contain grave markers with humorous epitaphs.Quotes
John Marston: It's you, or me. And the way I see it... it might as well be you.
John Marston: You can only Shit on people so many times before they decide it's their turn to pull down the pants
John Marston: When a man with a sing-song accent tells me to fuck off, it's always my concern, boyo.
Nigel West Dickens: This is America, where a lying, cheating degenerate like myself can prosper.
John 'Jack' Marston Jr.: Are you always this stupid or are you making an extra effort today?Easter Eggs
The oil drilling Plainview region in the game is a reference to the character Daniel Day-Lewis plays in There Will Be Blood (2007). In fact, in the area there is a clerk's office with a man sitting outside who looks very much like Day-Lewis' character in the film.
WILHELM SCREAM: When some enemies die.
Many references in this game nod to Clint Eastwood's cowboy roles when working with 'Sergio Leone', including a gravestone marked "Cowboy with No Name", an achievement named "More than a fistful" which can be granted to the player who makes more than $10,000 in game and the plot to the Nuevo Paraiso missions, in which the player works for both factions warring over the territory before the factions clash with each other.
John Marston shares many similarities with the previous Red Dead character, Red Harlow, including the positioning of his facial scars and the notch in his cowboy hat. Both characters share the facial scar similarity with the lead character from the iconic spaghetti western The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976).
The "Undead Hunter Outfit" found in the Undead Nightmare DLC strongly resembles the one worn by the character Ash in the movie "Army of Darkness". This is very likely a reference to the film, as the name of the outfit changes to "Army of the Undead" once the player is able to finish the game's story.
The achievement/trophy "Fightin' Around the World", which is earned by knocking out a person in each saloon in the game, is a reference to the South park episode The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer, which includes a television show called Fightin' Around the World with Russell Crowe.