Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide – How to Play as John Marston

For fans who loved the first Red Dead Redemption, it should be a common knowledge now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel as its main protagonist, John Marston is in the game. Those hoping to play as him in Red Dead Redemption 2 will be pleased to hear that YES!, he is indeed playable at a certain point in the game.

Before we start in discussing as to when or how to play as John Marston in Red Dead Redemption 2, please note that the following you read below will contain heavy spoilers. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK






In Red Dead Redemption 2, the game comprises of six chapters and two epilogues. In the first six chapters, it will focus around on Arthur Morgan while the other two epilogues will be solely on John Marston.

To bridge the gap between the events that happened in Red Dead Redemption 2 to the beginning of the first game, the two epilogues will be the stepping stone to tell the entire story of John Marston and how he started boarding that train in the first Red Dead Redemption.

Playing as John Marston is like playing as Arthur Morgan. The two epilogues that are playable are vast and pretty decent in length. Marston can still explore the open-world, complete side missions that Arthur Morgan didn’t finish and complete the game 100% to get that elusive Platinum Trophy or last achievement for the game.

If you have played the first Red Dead Redemption, you will be pleased to hear that there will be certain areas in the epilogue that will be accessible. Yes, it will give you that nostalgic feeling when playing.

So you might ask and wondering- what happened to Arthur Morgan? Apparently, he suffered the same fate as John Marston at the end of first game- except he passed away with a disease unlike Marston.