Red Dead Redemption

Overview 9/10

One of the most beautiful landscaped games I have ever seen (the people look a bit ropey though).  This really is a good escapism game.  It is open world and lets you choose between triggering plot points or just wandering around the amazing scenery on your horse.  I'm not normally a fan of riding in games, prefer to walk, but the physics of riding are excellent - the horse feels like an extension of your character (and if you want you can go out to the wilds, catch and break one yourself). This game doesn't really need a plot, I would be happy wandering around hunting; the fact that both the plot and the voice acting are excellent is a bonus.