So now that we've got a Red Dead section, I figured I'd give my mission order for RDR its own thread, especially since I've seen people looking for one. This may not be perfect (I've only played through in this order once, so I may have missed some stuff), but it's probably the closest thing there is to a "Possible Trinity" for this game, as I couldn't find one online so just decided to do my own.
Here's the whole post copy/pasted. Also, for any newcomers, please note that there are spoilers, so check the spoilered sections at your own risk.
So last year (2015) I played through GTA IV and V in the Possible Trinity orders, and it worked out amazingly well, and is pretty much the only order I'll play the missions in now. But I always wanted one for Red Dead Redemption. I did find one elsewhere, but when I started on it, I found some problems with it and some stuff didn't make sense. So I just decided to make my own during my third playthrough of the game. It worked out great for me, and I figured I'd share it. Now there may be some stuff I missed that someone else may pick up on, so I'm open to any suggestions. I'll go ahead and post the mission listing, along with my reasoning for the order.
I also have to give some serious credit to the guys behind the IV and V Possible Trinities, not only for being the main influence for my RDR order, but because doing one of these things really drove home how much care and attention to detail it can take. Though oddly, in RDR's case, it actually got progressively easier as the game went on. The New Austin portion is the most complex in terms of mission lines going on, but by the time you get to West Elizabeth, it's become pretty simple, with fewer mission givers per chapter. Still fun though.
Enough of my rambling, here it is:
The map marker initials for each mission-giver are:
B – Bonnie MacFarlane
M – Marshal Leigh Johnson
W – Nigel West Dickens
S – Seth
I – Irish
D – Vicente De Santa
LR – Landon Ricketts
L – Luisa Fortuna
R – Abraham Reyes
G – Agent Edgar Ross (as in, G-man)
Mc – Professor Harold MacDougal
A – Abigail Marston
J – Jack Marston
U - Uncle
I didn’t bother trying to place most of the Stranger Missions. None of them have any connection whatsoever to the story, with two exceptions:
* The “I Know You” missions, since they reference John’s past and must be done before “The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed”
* “American Lobbyist”, which I went over in the West Elizabeth portion.
Therefore, the other Stranger missions can be done at your leisure. I personally prefer to save a bunch of them for after “The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed” so
Hope this helps. Again, I've only played through this way once, so it may not be perfect, so I'm open for suggestions and corrections by anybody.