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.
Developed by Rockstar San Diego, Red Dead Redemption is now available for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®.
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, the all-new terrifying single player story that also includes a ton of new action-packed multiplayer content is now available in stores on disc for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 – and for download as DLC via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation®Network.
The vast world of Red Dead is populated by a complex ecosystem of over thirty different species of anmal, ranging from farm livestock to domestic pets to deadly predators. Each territory- from the frontier prairies of New Austin, down into the sun-scorched Mexican deserts of Nuevo Paraiso, and up into the greener, mountainous terrain of West Elizabeth – is home to its own distinct species and breeds of wildlife.
Each animal in Red Dead Redemption has its own unique behaviors: dogs will chase wagons, or bark at potential enemies. Barnyard animals will herd together, taking fright at loud noises. Large birds will scavenge from corpses, while predators like bears or wolves will put on aggressive threat displays and fearlessly attack humans.
Here are a few of the ones you may encounter across the world. Click on the image of each for a full size illustration and more info.
Hunting was a vital means of survival in the West. In Red Dead Redemption, animals in the ecosystem will prey on each other – and sometimes even on you or your horse. Protect and defend yourself with the aid of trusty weapons and tools – or go on the offensive and hunt for sport and profit. You can purchase special items to aid in hunting and drawing out more elusive game. After a successful kill, animals can be skinned or plucked and then traded for goods with local merchants.
When equipped, binoculars will extend your field of vision and allow you to spot animals off in the distance. These trusty field glasses can be purchased at certain general stores across the frontier.
The true sportsman’s ultimate all purpose tool. In addition to helping you to fend off enemies at close range, the knife is essential for hunting, allowing you to skin animals for valuable pelts and hides.
Attracts all animals in the vicinity to your location. To properly use Bait, get off your horse and pour it on the ground, then move a good distance away from the spill zone so you don’t scare the animals away that you’re trying to attract.