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John Marston, former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

18 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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John only calls Bonnie MacFarlane by her first name twice throughout the entire game. See more »

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When Jack Marston confronts Agent Ross, he tells him he saw him kill his father, but at the moment John was shot, Jack was at least a mile away from the farm, escaping on horseback with his mother. They turn around and go back after they hear the gunshots, so there was no way Jack could have actually witnessed Ross killing John. See more »

Quotes

Marshal Leigh Johnson: What are you doing here Mr. Marston, apart from frightening my deputies?
John Marston: I'm here to capture or kill Bill Williamson.
Marshal Leigh Johnson: [laughs] Okay!
John Marston: Can you help me?
Marshal Leigh Johnson: He's outside my jurisdiction, he's in the next county. Of course, Bill Williamson and his boys have tended to keep themselves away from my town.
John Marston: So you're happy to have him out there?
Marshal Leigh Johnson: Well, I ain't happy, but I also ain't suicidal. My job is to keep this town safe, not clean up all of these 3 counties. It's hard enough around here.
John Marston: Ya know... I ...
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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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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Performed by William Elliot Whitmore
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Minor flaws but will drop your jaws
28 July 2010 | by stephane_deckerSee all my reviews

I have been playing Video Games for more than 10 years. I have witnessed the evolution from Dos-Games, to Windows 98 compatible games, Windows 2000, XP, then switch to Xbox 360 and from 2D to 3D, from Mono Sound to 7.1 sound experiences, I have seen the whole evolution.

I have also seen games similar to this one, if we talk about graphics, sound effects, game-play scheme that is. However, never have I ever played a game that captured a targeted style and converted it so well to the video game screen.

I am very indulgent with video games in the aspect of their graphics, sounds, game-play, diversity, because what I am looking for is atmosphere so intense, you could cut if with a knife. Which is why I loved the first Assassins Creed, although I had to admit, it was actually a poorly finished game.

This game however cuts the atmosphere quite near to perfectly: never before has there been a game with that brilliant capture of wild western style and atmosphere! It helps the game that I am a fan of the classic Clint Eastwood westerns and John Marstons looks must've been inspired on the ones of outlaw Josey Wales, played by Clint Eastwood.

The music sometimes reveals tunes close to the good old Ennio Morricone tracks.

The guns, the dramatic imprecise shootings, the huge lands to discover, the outfits, the baddies and the goodies (and the uglies) and all of the above make for a knife sharp atmosphere.

I love it.

For me video games should be about being someone you can't be in real life (be that a soldier, a special secret agent, or, as in this case, a wild west outlaw), packed with brilliant atmosphere and this game delivers.

So much that I easily forgive it for the minor bugs and flaws it does contain. I guess no one and nothing is perfect, but this is damn close.

10/10


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