I made friends with a horse, hogtied a bandit, then lost horribly at horseshoes
Red Dead Redemption is one hell of a game. The landscape looks like Frederic Remington was brought back to life and asked to do the art design. The sunsets in the game are probably the most beautiful I've ever seen in a video game.
The soundtrack is Morricone with maybe a bit of Nick Cave thrown in. And when I shot a guy off his horse, he screamed the Wilhelm Scream.