This list ain’t big enough for more than 15 great gunslinger games.
Big, macho guys who took the untamed Wild West and the law into their own hands, and rocked the five-o’clock shadow like nobodies business. There was a time not so long ago, when the John Waynes and the Clint Eastwoods dominated the anti-hero archetype and western gunslingers ruled the day. Gaming has put us in the boots of many a good, bad and ugly gunslinger many, many times over. Saddle up and join us to celebrate a fistful of gunslingers, won’t you?
Red Dead Redemption
Of course no list of games where you can be a gunslinger would be complete without Rockstar’s western epic, Red Dead Redemption. The tale of John Marston takes the best elements of the open worlds that Rockstar is so good at making, and gave it one of the classic Clint Eastwood style stories of revenge and well…redemption, and that glorious combination is what makes the game so beloved. It’s only here on the list because of just how obvious it is.