#13 Red Dead Redemption
Few games accurately portray the Wild West—a time and a land where lives were cheap and bullets were even cheaper, both equally fleeting. Like the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead Redemption isn't set in anyplace that's real, and instead offers players with a world that's just seems real enough to be a place that actually exists.
You take on the role of John Marston, a former outlaw in service of the US government who seeks to bring to justice the lawless men he used to work with. Although the game is Marston's story, you'll have the freedom to roam through the game's various locales either as a man of peace, or as a man who shoots just about everything that gets in his way.
I opted for the latter, because there's no fun in being peaceful.