Red Dead Retribution

Why Rockstar got the game right but the name wrong

Leo Cookman
8 min readFeb 26, 2024

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Red Dead Redemption is an indirect sequel to the 2004 video game Red Dead Revolver. They are both hard-boiled Western RPG games, full of gun fights and heists in the Ol’ West. For the third game in this series — for some reason— Rockstar decided to call it Red Dead Redemption II. Even more confusingly, part 2 is a prequel to Redemption 1. One…

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Leo Cookman

Peripatetic Writer. “Time’s Lie” out now from Zero Books.