THE WARNING IS REAL WITH THIS ONE! This article spoils major parts of the sweet & sour old-western experience that is known by the name of Red Dead Redemption 2. This article contains some of the most intriguing details, bits, pieces, and chinks of Red Dead Redemption 2 story! If you haven’t played the game but are highly interested in finally purchasing it, this article has plenty of information to get you hooked. And if you’ve played and loved the game as much as we did, you might have still missed at least a little part of this wild cowboy gun-down rodeo, and if either of these is the case, we got you covered, so keep on reading!

Meet the Cast

Red Dead Redemption 2 story presents a whole bunch of unique and memorable characters, each with their own personalities, goals, and desires. You have your outlaws, your federal agents, your bounty hunters, and the townsfolk in-between, trying to survive the western American setting back in the year 1899.

The gameplay revolves around Arthur Morgan, and John Marston, the two protagonists in the Dutch Van de Linde’s gang, whom you’ll be able to control during the respected parts of the gameplay. The other notable members of the gang within the Red Dead Redemption 2 story are: Dutch Van der Linde, Sean MacGuire, Abigail Roberts, Bill Williamson, Javier Escuella, Tilly Jackson, Lenny Summers, Charles Smith, Molly O’shea, Josiah Trelawny, Susan Grimshaw, Simon Peason, Karen Jones, Leopold Strauss, Mary-Beth Gaskil, Micah Bell, Reverend Swanson, and Sadie Adler who joins the gang further down the stream of events. Yes, the story contains a fair amount of names, and yes, each character has an important part to play within the in-game’s story.

Learn the Structure

Red Dead Redemption 2 story is structured through a sequence of unique events and missions. These events create the conditions necessary for certain characters to reveal their personalities. These events, one by one, seamlessly involve you in the game’s world, and they also ease you into what otherwise would be quite a complicated web of multiple inner-relations tossed straight at your face. The gameplay is categorized into 6 chapters, 2 Epilogues, and a bunch of side as well as strangers-given missions.

Each Chapter provides the Red Dead Redemption 2 story with unique circumstances, unfair challenges, numerous twists, new faces, and new goals. Every character within the Dutch Van de Linde’s gang changes in correlation to these circumstances, and at the very end of the story, those that remain are no longer the same people that you’ve started your adventure with.    

The Epilogue parts start a few years after the whole ordeal has finished. Through the epilogue, you no longer control Arthur Morgan, and instead, John Marston is now in the very centre of attention. The Red Dead Redemption 2 story is an extraordinary thrilling adventure in the sense that it portrays the events even after the main protagonist (Arthur Morgan) perishes. Know this, as long as there are unanswered questions, you can be certain: the story shall continue until every little bit is sorted out. Literally, until you don’t 100% complete the game, you won’t be able to witness the very final scene to the Red Dead Redemption 2 story!

The Narrative

As mentioned before, the action takes place in USA, 1899. The technological progress is pushing the renegade-style of living into an unlikely possibility, and one of the most ferocious criminal gangs of the west, Dutch Van der Linde’s gang, knows that their era of ruling is about to close in. However, in order to retire and end their days in prosperity, the gang’s members agree to pull off a few more heists and gather a substantial money stash to secure their futures.

Red Dead Redemption 2 story begins with an unsuccessful ferry heist which leaves the gang several members short. They are forced to quickly make their escape, and by doing so, a significant amount of money gets left behind. In order to gather their funding required to ensure the soon-to-come retirement, the gang heists a train, which is owned by a wealthy and powerful oil magnate Leviticus Cornwall. The guy hires the antagonist Pinkerton Detective Agency to track down and diminish the gang of outlaws. After the train heist, the Red Dead Redemption 2 story continues to follow the gang as they successfully complete numerous smaller gigs, however, a single end-it-all scheme remains in the unknown horizon.

The action starts turning south after the successful Valentine’s bank heist, and a not so successful shootout between the gang and Cornwall’s men. The gang’s hideout camp has been discovered by one of the hired Cornwall’s agents, and so the gang is forced to relocate. The Red Dead Redemption 2 story setting changes and now Dutch’s group appears to be amidst the two warring families, of course Dutch is the one responsible for the quarrel. His actions are seen through and the two families ambush the gang, which results in Sean MacGuire dying, and John’s son, Jack, kidnapped. Further events unfold, the gang slaughters both families, and new information regarding Jack’s location unfolds.

This is where Red Dead Redemption 2 story introduces the crime lord Angelo Bronte who has bought Jack, however, the guy embraces the gang and returns Jack. Further events unfold, Bronte leads the outlaws into a trap, however, he fails, gets kidnapped, and in the end gets fed to the alligator (what a scene!). Dutch plans out another bank heist, but Pinkerton Agency intervenes, major shootout unloads, John Marston gets arrested, couple members get shot, and the rest are forced to split with Dutch, Arthur, Escuella, Micah, and Williamson finding themselves on a boat to Cuba.

Red Dead Redemption 2 story isn’t a fairy-tale, and the ship to Cuba gets obliterated by the torrential storm. The crew survives and are now on the Isle of Guarma. They enrol in a revolution between the enslaved locals and the sugar plantation tyrants, the gang joins the revolution and walks out victorious, thus managing to secure their way back to the US. Further conflicts between Dutch’s gang and Pinkerton Agency ensues, and Dutch gets paranoid, leading to serious inner-gang conflicts; Arthur starts questioning Dutch’s decisions, Dutch starts suspecting everyone to be an informant, Bell manipulates Dutch into even higher levels of paranoia and so, Red Dead Redemption 2 story continues!

HOLD YOUR HORSES! Unfortunately, we are stopping here. The Red Dead Redemption 2 story is simply too good, too mesmerizing, and too perfect to spoil every little bit of it here and now. We highly praise and respect the game, and so, with the very sincerest of intentions, we kindly recommend you take the game out for a spin. It’ll captivate you beyond telling! The narrative part is just half of the picture, the other half, of course, being the picture itself! Buy it on Eneba, play it on Xbox One or PS4, love it forever onwards. Without any doubt, it’s one of those games that, no matter your preference, you just got to experience!