|Red Dead Revolver is a 2004 western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego, published by Rockstar Games and distributed by Take-Two Interactive for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It is the first game in the Red Dead series.|
The game was originally to be published by Capcom, borrowing elements from their 1985 title Gun.Smoke. The project was put into limbo when Rockstar San Diego, then called Angel Studios, was purchased by Rockstar Games in November 2002. Rockstar Games purchased the rights from Capcom and expanded on it. Changing the style from Weird West to a Spaghetti Western allowed the developers to add more violence and over-the-top characters. The game reproduces a "grainy film" effect and uses music from various Spaghetti Western films, including film scores composed by Ennio Morricone.