Red Dead Redemption 2 player recreates the founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency in the game

A Red Dead Redemption 2 player has shared his recreation of Pinkerton Detective Agency founder Allan Pinkerton in Rockstar’s open-world game. The incredible likeness is part of an amazing Red Dead Redemption 2 mod.

Allan Pinkerton is an important figure in Old West folklore. Known as the man who hunted down Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and the Jesse James gang, he was also tasked with protecting President Abraham Lincoln. His company still exists today and he didn’t like the fact that his name was used in the game. Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar was sued by the Pinkerton Detective Agency after the game’s release, demanding royalties for the use of the name. The agency being portrayed as villains probably did very little to please Rockstar.

Redditor TheKey32 posted his great take on Allan Pinkerton from Red Dead Redemption 2, alongside a photo of the man himself for comparison. The resemblance is striking and he looks right at home within the game itself. Makes sense – the Pinkerton Detective Agency is one of the main antagonists in the story of Red Dead Redemption 2, chasing the Van Der Linde gang through the Wild West. Having Allan Pinkerton be a part of it will increase the authenticity enormously.

This recreation is part of a larger mod for the game called the NPC Makeover Project. This mod aims to bring many of the iconic figures from the Wild West into Red Dead Redemption 2, really pumping up the western vibe. Allan Pinkerton replaces Agent Milton in the story, with many others also taking part in the mod. This Red Dead Redemption 2 fan also recreated President Ulysses S. Grant for the project, so the type of historical figure they choose to recreate varies greatly.

It’s great that the Red Dead Redemption 2 modding scene remains stable and active. There are games like Skyrim and Fallout 4 that have a larger modding community, sure, but not all titles can reach these dizzying heights. What matters is that players continue to enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2 and are able to add to it in new and interesting ways. It looks like Rockstar’s support for the title is officially over, and installing a few new mods is the next best thing to new DLC. Hopefully, the modding community remains active until Red Dead Redemption 3 releases, but that will likely be a few years away.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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