Best video games for those who love action adventure

Looking to escape into the boots of a fortune hunter or under the cape of a 19th century avenger? We have some glorious suggestions.

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'Red Dead Redemption'

Rockstar Games' open world western took the action-adventure genre by storm when it was released in 2010. The second game in what's hoped to be an on-going franchise, "RDD" revolves around a former outlaw forced to bring justice to the remaining members of his old gang.

"We really wanted the game to offer the complete Western experience interactively and stylistically to show both the idealism and brutal cynicism of the Wild West," American technical director Ted Carson told Gamespot.

The end result is a third-person adventure that features everything from Mexican standoffs to stagecoach riding, lassoing bandits, treasure hunting, and poker. A winner of several "Game of the Year" awards, "RDD" is a must-experience for anyone with a soft spot for the waning days of the American frontier.

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