Walkthrough Wednesday: Red Dead Redemption Cheats and TipsBy Benjamin Opal
Creating or even following a Red Dead Redemption walkthrough is not an enviable task. Nicknamed “Grand Theft Horse” for its wild west take on open-world gaming, Red Dead Redemption’s missions can be tackled in any order, making it tough for walkthroughs to guide you through the game. But some sites are handling it better than others. IGN, for example, is compiling the entire guide by contractor. It’s a work in progress, but you can get through a solid chunk of the game with what’s posted. I also like Wikicheats’ Red Dead Revolver walkthrough, also in-progress, which clearly lists the prerequisites and rewards for each mission. If you’re more into video walkthroughs, Game Anyone? has an entire playthrough but be warned that the mission order might not be what you prefer.
Being a Rockstar game, Red Dead Redemption is also packed with cheats, which you can turn on just to have a little fun in the open world. To enable the cheats, go to the options menu, hit “Y” on Xbox 360 or “Triangle” on PS3, and enter the code you want. But once they’re active, you won’t be able to save or earn trophies/achievements. The most complete list of Red Dead Redemption cheats I’ve seen is at GameFAQs, reposted here:
Activate Sepia Filter “THE OLD WAYS IS THE BEST WAYS”
Become a nobody. HUMILITY BEFORE THE LORD
Decrease Bounty “THEY SELL SOULS CHEAP HERE”
Decrease Bounty THEY SELL SOULS CHEAP HERE
Diplomatic Immunity “I WISH I WORKED FOR UNCLE SAM”
Enable the Sepia filter. THE OLD WAYS IS THE BEST WAYS
Get $500. THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, WE THANK YOU!
Gun Set 2 “I’M AN AMERICAN. I NEED GUNS”
Infinite ammo “ABUNDANCE IS EVERYWHERE”
Infinite Horse Stamina “MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES”
Infinite Horse Stamina MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
Invincibility “HE GIVES STRENGTH TO THE WEAK”
Money($500 on again to get 500 again) “THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, WE THANK YOU!”
Play As Jack “OH MY SON, MY BLESSED SON”
Spawn a horse. BEASTS AND MAN TOGETHER
Spawn Horse “BEASTS AND MAN TOGETHER”
Unlock all areas “YOU GOT YOURSELF A FINE PAIR OF EYES”
Unlock all areas. YOU GOT YOURSELF A FINE PAIR OF EYES
If you just need some general info about the game, check out the Read Dead Redemption Wiki, which will tell you a lot about the game’s locations, weapons, characters and outfits. Just try not to do anything too distasteful.