and Matt Espineli
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It’s been eight long years, but we’re finally returning to the Old West in Red Dead Redemption 2. While the game may have a “2” in the title, it actually serves as both a prequel and companion piece to the original, so what better time to revisit the plot of 2010’s excellent Red Dead Redemption? After all, we know for sure that we’re going to be seeing a lot of familiar faces in Red Dead Redemption 2.
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 check our our roundup feature compiling all the latest Red Dead Redemption 2 news, trailers, and gameplay footage. 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.