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Psy
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After you've completed a mission you can replay it from the stats -> missions menu. Depending on how you complete each mission you are ranked from Bronze to Gold medals. I've been going through the first few missions making a list of the stuff you need to do in order to get gold, but it's pretty time consuming because it generally involves multiple playthroughs of each mission, I think the medals work in the same way as the Ballad of Gay Tony DLC for GTA4 in that you can complete one objective on each play through, and once you've hit the target for each individual objective, you'll get gold. For example you could play through once and take your time, ensuring every kill was a headshot, or that your accuracy was 100%. Then you could play through again and sprint through the missions finishing it as quickly as you can etc. Then once you'd got 100% accuracy, and beat the time limit (in total, across all playthroughs) then you'd get gold.
RDR gold medal
If any of you would like to help me out with this I'd appreciate it. All I need is for you to play through missions till you get gold, then make a note of your stats in the menu explaining which objectives you completed for gold. Generally it involves Accuracy %, Completion Time and sometimes one mission-exclusive objective, such as the Number of Cows returned etc.
Red Dead Redemption gold medal
If you want to help, do any missions after the ones below and post your completion data here so I can make a guide. If you have any tips on how to beat certain objectives, such as shortcuts to cut time off the mission, post them too.
RDR gold medal
Cheers.
Red Dead Redemption gold medal
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Useful Generic Tips
  • Skipping cutscenes will save time.
  • If you fail a mission and continue from the checkpoint, the game remembers all of your stats up until that checkpoint. So you can purposely fail a mission and continue from checkpoint if you mess up the second part of a mission when you know you did the first part perfectly. This still counts towards the medals.
  • You can complete the objectives on separate play throughs. Go for the time limit objective and the accuracy objectives on separate play throughs.
  • Tapping sprint after every 3 horse gallops is the best way to keep running at full speed without losing any stamina.
  • When told to "Return To [sombody]", you can just slow down your horse and they will eventually catch up. Don't waste time turning around and running back towards them. Stop running at full speed when you see this message though or you can fail missions.
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And now for the Gold Medal requirements by Psy and TreeFitty...


==============NEW AUSTIN==============



Exodus In America
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 4:15

New Friends, Old Problems
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:30
  • Shot Accuracy: 100%

Obstacles In Our Path
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:05

This Is Armadillo, USA
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:25

Women And Cattle
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 2:50

Wild Horses, Tamed Passions
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 10:00

A Tempest Looms
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:05
  • Stragglers Returned: 85%
  • Number Of Cows Herded: 21

Political Realities In Armadillo
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 2:35
  • Shot Accuracy: 100%
  • Number Of Headshots: 5

Justice In Pikes Basin
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:20
  • Shot Accuracy: 100%
  • Number Of Headshots: 10

Old Swindler Blues
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 2:20
  • Shot Accuracy: 100%
  • Number Of Headshots: 4

Spare The Rod, Spoil The Bandit
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:50
  • Shot Accuracy: 60%
  • Number Of Headshots: 15

You Shall Not Give False Testimony, Except For Profit
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:39

Exhuming And Other Fine Hobbies
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:00

A Gentle Drive With Friends
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:15
  • Accuracy: 100%
  • Number Of Headshots: 7

Let The Dead Bury Their Dead
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 2:10
  • Accuracy: 80%
  • Number Of Headshots: 14

Liars, Cheats And Other Proud Americans
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 4:39

Can A Swindler Change His Spots?
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:35
  • Accuracy: 86%
  • Number Of Headshots: 12

The Sport of Kings, And Liars
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 4:55

A Frenchman, A Welshman And An Irishman
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 2:20
  • Accuracy: 100%
  • Number Of Headshots: 9

Man Is Born Unto Trouble
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:40
  • Accuracy: 50%
  • Number Of Headshots: 16

On Shaky's Ground
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 7:55
  • Accuracy: 85%
  • Number Of Headshots: 7

The Burning
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 4:34

Hanging Bonnie MacFarlane
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:14
  • Accuracy: 90%
  • Number Of Headshots: 7

The Assault On Fort Mercer
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:09
  • Accuracy: 15%
  • Number Of Headshots: 10

We Shall Be Together In Paradise
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 8:50
  • Accuracy: 67%
  • Number Of Headshots: 4



==============NUEVO PARAISO==============


Civilization, At Any Price
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:59
  • Accuracy: 90%
  • Number Of Headshots: 4

The Demon Drink
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 4:10
  • Accuracy: 70%
  • Number Of Headshots: 3

Empty Promises
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 8:20
  • Accuracy: 88%
  • Number Of Headshots: 22

Mexican Caesar
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 13:00
  • Accuracy: 42%
  • Number Of Headshots: 22

The Gunslingers Tragedy
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:34
  • Accuracy: 78%
  • Number Of Headshots: 5

Landon Ricketts Rides Again
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 9:45
  • Accuracy: 80%
  • Number Of Headshots: 15

Lucky In Love
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 2:55
  • Accuracy: 92%
  • Number Of Headshots: 3

The Mexican Wagon Train
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:55
  • Accuracy: 92%
  • Number Of Headshots: 7

My Sister's Keeper
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:34
  • Accuracy: 95%
  • Number Of Headshots: 3

Must a Savior Die?
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:05
  • Accuracy: 86%
  • Number Of Headshots: 7

Cowards Die Many Times
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:04
  • Accuracy: 90%
  • Number Of Headshots: 8

The Great Mexican Train Robbery
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 9:29
  • Accuracy: 35%
  • Number Of Headshots: 12

Father Abraham
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 3:30
  • Accuracy: 75%
  • Number Of Headshots: 4

Captain De Santa's Downfall
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:40
  • Accuracy: 75%
  • Number Of Headshots: 6

The Gates of El Presidio
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:20
  • Accuracy: 40%
  • Number Of Headshots: 22

An Appointed Time
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 8:15
  • Accuracy: 41%
  • Number Of Headshots: 20



==============WEST ELIZABETH==============



Bear One Another's Burdens
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 7:24
  • Accuracy: 75%
  • Number Of Headshots: 7

Great Men Are Not Always Wise
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:40
  • Accuracy: 75%
  • Number Of Headshots: 10

At Home with Dutch
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 8:30
  • Accuracy: 75%
  • Number Of Headshots: 3

For Purely Scientific Purposes
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:40
  • Accuracy: 90%
  • Number Of Headshots: 6

The Prodigal Son Returns (to Yale)
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 4:30
  • Accuracy: 80%
  • Number Of Headshots: 7

And You Will Know the Truth
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 4:45
  • Accuracy: 15%
  • Number Of Headshots: 11

And the Truth Will Set You Free
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 8:30
  • Accuracy: 50%
  • Number Of Headshots: 15

The Outlaw's Return
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 9:59
  • Stragglers Returned: 85%
  • Cows Herded: 15

By Sweat and Toil
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:20
  • Stragglers Returned: 85%
  • Cows Herded: 15

A Continual Feast
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:20

Pestilence
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 1:30
  • Accuracy: 60%

Old Friends, New Problems
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:59

John Marston and Son
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 7:50
  • Accuracy: 70%

Wolves, Dogs and Sons
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 6:29
  • Accuracy: 95%

Spare the Love, Spoil the Child
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:20
  • Accuracy: 90%

The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed
GOLD REQUIREMENTS
  • Fastest Time: 5:30
  • Accuracy: 85%
  • Number Of Headshots: 15
bOnEs
nice work and good tips... i got mine doing the "political realities in armadillo" mission biggrin.gif... i like how it saves the your best stats each time so you can focus on tackling individual objectives, one at a time... it usually takes a few tries for each mission but, this trophy/achievement is pretty easy to get...
TreeFitty
Only Gold I got on first play through was "Pestilence"

Pestilence (G)
time 1:09
shot accuracy 62%

I'll try to replay others and help out.
bOnEs
i only got like 3 silver medals from playing through the story the first time... the rest were bronze... however on my evil file, the second play, i've gotten 3 silver already and one gold, and i am about half-way through mexico too biggrin.gif...

EDIT: you should like make this a guide on the main site, psy biggrin.gif...
TreeFitty
QUOTE (bOnEs @ Jul 25 2010, 12:22 AM) *
... EDIT: you should like make this a guide on the main site, psy biggrin.gif...


QUOTE (Psy @ Jul 23 2010, 07:23 PM) *
...so I can make a guide. ...


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Psy
I'm gonna put it on the main site when it's finished. I want to get the most accurate info for it, so I need as many people to post their mission stats for missions they got gold for.

For example if I got gold on 2:27 seconds I might think you need to get less than 2:30, but then you might get gold on 2:40 so it could be less than 3 mins, but then someone else could have silver on 2:49 so it's most likely 2:45 etc.
DuPz0r
Nice one Psy. Good to see you hard at work!
TreeFitty
Tweaked some of the times where I could. Been keeping a spreadsheet of my run throughs to try and pinpoint the requirements. smile.gif

now if i can actually get good at this game I can get more gold medals... dry.gif
DuPz0r
I too need to go back and get gold in quite a few missions. But i've gone back to tBoGT first to get golds on that!
TreeFitty
jesus christ A Tempest Looms sucks. Best time I ever got was 5:19. How the hell Psy got 5 flat is beyond me... dry.gif
Psy
Did it hundreds of times and I FRIGGIN HATE IT!
TreeFitty
Lack of sleep must have done something right in my head. Starting to figure out the "tricks" to it. Got a 5:02 and then a 4:54. edit: 4:52 now and I wasn't trying to get a good time. wallbash_red.gif another edit: 4:36

Still seems VERY random during the stampede. Some of the dark blue "stampeding" cows just walk in circles and won't join the group so I can talk to bonnie and round them up. dry.gif
TreeFitty
Okay, with different people saying different things, I did an experiment regarding cutscene time counting towards your overall time. It appears that yes, they do add time except for the intro BUT skipping the intro will add 20 seconds compared to actual time (like with a stopwatch).

I did the first mission and noted the time it took to reach certain parts using a stopwatch. From there I found approximately how long each part of the mission takes and added those up to get the game's recorded time. I did the first mission about 15 times noting points. I found that the intro cutscene doesn't count (about 5:20 long) and that when I skipped it, an additional 20 seconds was added overall. When I watched the intro but skipped the other cutscenes, my time and the game time matched (within a few seconds).

A play through of the second mission also seems to show that the intro does not count. I haven't done more than one of that mission and none beyond at this point but I figured it was worth posting my preliminary findings. I'll probably look into this more in the future. smile.gif
TreeFitty
Took a while, but all the New Austin mission guides are up with very accurate Gold Medal requirements (changed in Psy's post too). I noticed a few of the times required a second less than a flat number (such as 3:59 instead of 4:00) but I only noted those that I confirmed. probably end up changing them all one day. Some of the accuracies are within a percent or two as well. Close enough.


One third of the way there... foolish (7).gif
TreeFitty
Mexico guides are now done. Might go back and do maps for the last two later but there isn't much to show and the areas are small.

2/3 of the way there... unsure.gif
TreeFitty
Simplified Psy's post and added the rest of the missions and what requirements I have confirmed. After the next couple of missions it should be smooth sailing to finally end this crap. tongue.gif
TreeFitty
Fucking done with the story missions for Red Dead Redemption. The stranger missions should be easy so after that Redemption should be finally done after 2 years of this. I'll also go through and tweak a couple things plus add mission strings at the bottom of each guide so you can go from one mission to the next in order.

I need a break first. x_x
TreeFitty
Stranger missions done.
TreeFitty
Undead Nightmare done (no medals or replay).
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