Rockstar Games are one of the biggest game studios out there. However, before the release of Red Dead Redemption, they were only really known for Grand Theft Auto, their ultraviolent shooter. Yet their relaunch into the western adventure genre was a success. The spiritual successor to the 2004 title Red Dead Revolver, it followed the story of John Marston, a former outlaw at the decline of the American frontier.
Its core gameplay is a third-person open-world adventure and was released for the PS3/ Xbox 360 generation of consoles. Since its release in 2010, it has sold over 15 million copies. It not only sold well, but it also was critically acclaimed, with an average of 9.4 / 10 on its reviews and winning multiple game of the year awards. It was succeeded by its sequel Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018, bringing the series onto the current generation consoles.
Watch the trailer for the game below: