I love Red Dead Redemption. I beat the game on my second playthrough a couple of days ago and it still holds up, if not more, as one of the greatest video games ever made. Grand Theft Auto V is great too, with its very diverse missions, its unique storytelling, the customizing options that come with the game, even the map and graphics are great.
But Redemption stands out a little more, and I must give it to the dark story setting and working well in a time period that is set way off from the Grand Theft Auto series. The way the protagonist dies at the end didn't feel cheesy or poorly written, it was very well a part of a sad story. Even John's death is avenged, Jack Marston is a ruined man for the rest of his life. The endings of GTA V, I didn't care for either A or B, and C was alright, but it seemed a little too easy to remove all the antagonists in one mission. Stretch and Tao were bad people, but I didn't think they were even worthy of killing in the final mission.
When we are given a choice to kill Michael, this option is bad, and killing Trevor just really seems awful. Any sense of emotion these characters had before is thrown in the garbage.