In addition to being a really great game, Red Dead Redemption 2 has a good story with some colorful characters. Sometimes it’s easy to forget when you’re tracking down horses, hunting wanted criminals, and trying to catch a glimpse of Guarma before you have to leave that there’s a deep and compelling narrative being crafted with every quest.
This game is rife with some really great quotes, be it funny one-liners or emotional outbursts, there’s a lot that’s been said in this game that stuck with players for a long, long time after the credits rolled.
10 Eaten By Wolves
The rift between John and Arthur is both understandable and incredibly frustrating. It also leads to an interesting rivalry and great bantering between the two men who are at odds with each other. Yet when the chips are down, their friendship surfaces.
After being saved by a wolf attack John matured a little and became a little more cautious. Arthur makes note of this and razzes him a little by saying , “You’re the only feller who got half their brain eaten by wolves and ended up more intelligent.”
9 Fishing Line
Fishing plays an integral role in Red Dead Redemption 2 as it enables the player a means to restore their health, earn some money, or appease the camp. While not exactly the most important task every player will find themselves pulling out a fishing pole and hitting the water for a little bit here and there.
Surprisingly during this act the player is given an amusing line from Arthur Morgan when he manages to catch a fish, “You sir, are a fish.”
8 Unlucky Or Bad
Playing poker was a common past-time in the wild west and can be a fun and efficient way for players to make a lot of money in Red Dead Redemption 2, assuming they win that is. While poker involves a certain amount of luck, there is also some skill involved.
For players who have this skill they can earn decent money now and then. For players without it, well they’ll lose their cold hard cash and receive this great line, “I always wondered if I was unlucky, but maybe I’m just not very good.”
7 Stab You In The Face
Without spoiling too much, Micah becomes a pariah of the gang during the events of the game, but even before then he wasn’t liked very much being a newer member and having some personality conflicts with the others.
Arthur, in particular, doesn’t like him and some of the game’s roughest lines are directed at Micah by Arthur. A good example is when Micah challenges him to a game of five finger fillet and Arthur gives him this hilarious line, “And forgive me if I slip and stab you in the face.”
6 Fire Of Hell
Abigail Roberts has a had a rough life and it only seems to be getting rougher. But the dark things that has happened to her have made this woman into one tough cookie that can take any problem head on and come out standing on top.
Because of this she wants to raise her son Jack to have a different life, one without the cruelties of the world, and as a result is fiercely protective of him and his father John. When someone threatens her loved one she delivers this chilling warning, “If they so much as put one bruise on him I swear, I’ll bring the fire of hell on them myself.”
5 High Price Of Wisdom
Hosea Mathews is Dutch’s right hand man and one of the wisest members of the gang. He’s seen as a father figure by Arthur and treats the man as his son to some degree. Hosea lived a life of cons and robberies that have given him a glimpse of the best and worst of humanity and taken him to some dark places as well.
The more you learn about this character’s backstory the more you’ll come to appreciate his deeply meaningful and important line, “I wish I had acquired wisdom at less of a price.”
4 Winners And Losers
Micah’s not exactly the most likable character and even his most noble of actions do little to change that. In his childhood he helped his father conduct multiple crimes, including horrific murders, and has constantly lived on the wrong side of the law.
At all times Micah does what’s best for himself and shows loyalty only to those who serve his needs. While this makes him a hated character, it does make him motivated and driven as is shown by his most memorable line, “I believe there’s winner and losers… and nothing else besides.”
3 Rot In Your Own Filth
Considered the matriarch of the camp, Susan Grimshaw spends her days keeping the gang healthy, alive, and in line. Her strict maternal nature is tempered by a softer loving side underneath. Every strict word or harsh act is done out of care and respect for those she cares for.
When talking to Arthur she infers that some individuals need a tougher love than others and she isn’t afraid to give it to them. This line when she’s chiding the group is evident of that, “I swear, half of you would just rot in your own filth if nobody kept you in check.”
The Van der Linde gang is a group of notorious thieves and criminals no matter how you slice it. While the group does have a sense of honor and performs a lot of good for other people, they are constantly on the wrong side of the law and often do whatever suits them no matter how wrong it may be.
Arthur acknowledge this fact as the United States progressed into the west with one of his more memorable lines, “We’re thieves in a world that don’t want us anymore.”
Perhaps the most memorable line in the entire game comes in the final moments of the game when the gang is about to pull off one last job. Arthur takes John aside and encourages him to take his wife and child and leave.
John expresses some hesitation at leaving saying he couldn't out of loyalty to the gang, but Arthur gives him this impactful line expressing where his loyalty should lie, “Be loyal to what matters.”