The first title in the series was Red Dead Revolver which was released in 2004. It received great recognition and garnered a lot of popularity in the arena of gaming and became the greatest games of all time. The second update of the game was, Red Dead Redemption which came to being in 2010 and was no less success. This huge acclamation of the game paved way for further updates and the third version Red Dead Redemption 2 is on its way and will be out in 2018.
Red dead Revolver:
The theme of the game is set in late 1880s and is based on the life of a stout hunter Red Harlow who is excavating the locations in the vicinity to uncover the plot that killed his parents to have a vengeance against it. To give more effect to the classical western feel, the developers have introduced the more blood and over-the-top characters. Also, the game reproduces a “grainy film” effect and uses music from various Spaghetti Western films, including those composed by Ennio Morricone.
Red Dead Revolver received favorable reviews and as of July 2010, it had sold 920,000 copies in North America according to Joystiq. In 2010, the game was included as one of the titles in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play before You Die.
Red Dead Redemption:
The third version is set in 1911, and the concept follows John Marston, a former outlaw, in his chase to find his gang members. His family is taken hostage by the government in ransom for his services and having no other choice, he sets out to bring his three former gang members to justice.
The game received 95% positive reviews and won several “Game of the Year” awards. As of 2011, the game has sold over 12.5 million total copies and received the Game of the Year award.
Red Dead Redemption 2:
The third update in this video game series is set for release in 2018. Red Dead Redemption 2 would be a game set in an open world environment where players would be allowed to interact with the world at their own disposal. The entire gameplay is seen from a third player perspective which gives it a realistic touch. The player can travel the virtual world, a fictionalized version of the Western United States, Mexico, on horseback or on foot.
The Red Dead phrase has been originated form the excessive Gunfights, which emphasize a gunslinger gameplay mechanic called “Dead Eye”. The gamers would be seen shooting down opponents all through the game, but an amazing feature here is that their actions are influenced by their personality. This game has another interesting provision which allows multiple players up to 16 players to play at a time.
The game though was first set to release in 2017, but developers wanted this version to be the best in its kind and hence to make further modifications and improvements delayed its release to 2018.