Red Dead Redemption Xbox One
A scene from one of Red Dead Redemption's later areas. Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games classic Red Dead Redemption is now available to play on Xbox One as a backwards compatible game. If you own the 360 game digitally you'll be able to download the 7.5GB game again. If you own it physically you can insert the disc and will then be prompted to start the download.

The 2010 open world western was revealed to be coming to Microsoft's current console in an announcement in early July. Red Dead Redemption will also be available to buy on Xbox One through the backwards compatibility (BC) section of the Xbox store.

The game hasn't appeared on the BC store yet, so prices may change, but it is currently available for a discounted price of £6.24 during the Xbox Summer Sale that ends on 11 July. It's normally priced at £8.74.

Some players may not see the option to download or play the game, and may be required to fully restart their system.

Red Dead Redemption's sizeable expansion Undead Nightmare is also coming to Xbox One, as is the Game of the Year edition which houses both the full game and its standalone expansion. Both were widely celebrated by critics and players upon their initial releases.

The game's Legends and Killers, Myths and Mavericks and Liars and Cheats multiple DLC packs are also available on Xbox One. The Outlaws to the End co-op pack and Hunting and Trading outfits pack are also free.

Redemption – the sequel to PS2 and original Xbox shooter Red Dead Revolver - has long been one of the most-requested games to come to Xbox One through BC. It hasn't to date because Rockstar Games and parent company Take Two needed to approve the transition.

With the recent releases of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo Reach, BioShock and now this, the ongoing vote for the most requested 360 games is now topped by Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Skyrim (soon to be released as a remaster) a bunch of other Call of Duty games, Mass Effect 3 and GTA 4.

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