From the PlanetXbox360.com feature review:
"Video games exploring the Wild West have always been good, not great and nowhere close to phenomenal. This trend has been swiftly shattered as I can easily say that Red Dead Redemption is not only the best Western to grace a console, but one of the best games release this year so far. RDR revolves around the bloody story of John Marston a retired outlaw who picks up his gun one last time to hunt down the outlaws he used to consider his brothers. There are plenty of side stories interwoven into John’s hunt, with each showing us more of John’s background or the fall of the West and the rise of the technology."