One of the first videogames and the first western is created: The Oregon Trail.
Multiplayer shootout simulator Gun Fight hits arcades, inspiring Atari 2600 classic Outlaw.
Law Of The West stakes a claim as the first western adventure game thanks to its tough-talking dialogue system.
The NES is released in the US, with lightgun shooter Wild Gunman as one of its launch titles.
Lightgun shooter Mad Dog Mcree hits the arcades with its standout live-action footage.
Konami brings its fantastic arcade run-and-gun Sunset Riders into the home with its Mega Drive port.
American Laser Games releases the last of its lightgun westerns, turning its back on coin-on machines for good.
Alone In The Dark 3 takes a stab at bringing horror to the western genre.
Lucasarts FPS Outlaws releases, introducing some innovative ideas like a rifle scope and reloading.
Desperados: Wanted Dead Or Alive brings a tactical edge to the Wild West, spawning two sequels.
Red Dead Revolver releases to a lukewarm reception, but it would prove to be the launching pad for something much more impressive.
The western genre’s best-known first-person shooter series begins with the release of Call Of Juarez.
Call Of Juarez gets a sequel that builds on some of the good ideas in the first game with Bound In Blood.
Red Dead Redemption releases to critical acclaim, quickly gaining a reputation as one of gaming’s greats.
Techland makes a few well-judged adjustments to the Call Of Juarez formula and releases and underappreciated gem in Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger.
The wait for the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 comes to an end.