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  • Summary: America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.

    After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee.
    America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.

    After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

    From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age.
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  1. Positive: 44 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    100
    After the long wait, finally Rockstar fans can play one of the finest games this generation. Red Dead Redemption 2, for those with the hardware capable of running it, is the best western gaming experience we could ever have hoped for.
  2. Nov 25, 2019
    100
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterpiece. No other game has ever tried and succeeded to capture a sense of a time and place long gone while also blending social commentary so well. The addition of a multiplayer mode that's a real step up from Rockstar's last effort makes Red Dead Redemption 2 unmissable on PC.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 28, 2020
    100
    An absorbing tale that will test your machine and tear ducts. A game that did not suffer from being brought to PC. RDR2 is worth overcoming all the shortcomings, since it is one of the best games of the decade. [Issue#300]
  4. Nov 11, 2019
    93
    It’s not perfect, but the PC version of one of the greatest games of the generation is definitely a sight to behold. Even with some room for improvement, PC players will enjoy making the most of their hardware with Rockstar’s latest title.
  5. Dec 10, 2019
    90
    This monumentally huge game, full of unprecedented detail and atmosphere of the Wild West, simply has no equal. Its PC port isn’t perfect by any means, especially regarding the mouse and keyboard controls and the clunky interface.
  6. Nov 12, 2019
    90
    An epic masterpiece of modern gaming, whose PC launch is unfortunately marred by potentially serious technical issues.
  7. Nov 11, 2019
    75
    The PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 is without a doubt visually breathtaking to behold, but a wide range of issues at launch sour the experience of revisiting Rockstar’s captivating Western.

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  1. Feb 9, 2021
    10
    The best game of this generation without a doubt. It has no logic that was not goty in 2018. Those awards stopped making sense that year.The best game of this generation without a doubt. It has no logic that was not goty in 2018. Those awards stopped making sense that year.

    The game with the best physics, history, characters, graphics and details of this generation

    The story of Arthur and how it is told should be studied in schools, in an authentic masterpiece of history and narrative. A story of redemption of the level of the first part.

    Each chapter of the game introduces you to their world, to the gang, to the end of the west and has an end-of-age background that they are not aware of.

    The game has been accused of being boring, slow, and old missions.

    The game is not boring. From the beginning it starts strong and you meet the villains, already in the first chapter. He takes his time to develop the story that is formed through disjointed missions that form an incredible whole. Not like other games that only go straight to the main thing.

    It is not slow, it is how such a man would move, with realistic physics. If you are used to games like dmc5, bayonetta, etc, it is strange, but it is as it should be in rdr.

    The missions are now more narrative, mimicking linear games but you actually have more options than in other open world games.

    In some missions you can make small decisions such as doing it day or night, the dialogues change depending on whether you do a mission before or another or what you do in it, you can decide if you or a partner attack, etc. So you actually have more decision-making power than other current games.

    The world is the most alive seen in a video game with its random events, i.a, physics, narrative, secondary missions, weather effects, it is the most next gen of this generation.

    And all these details are created, but the game does not point a finger at you like other games that want you to see what they have done for you to see. You can end the game and lose it because you are not at the right time, that makes it real, dynamic, alive, you are not the center of the game, you live in it like any other character.

    Again this saga makes me cry for a character, for a story and also gives us the opportunity to know how everything was just before the first game instead of telling it in a video as other games would. Here you play it, you enjoy it.

    The online may seem scarce compared to gta v but it has had dlc's even in the world situation in which we are.

    Other games with a multiplayer component like gt5 or uncharted had less content and less time of it and there are no complaints. This is not a one-year game, the dlc's will arrive and there is already more content than many online will have in their life
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  2. Nov 6, 2019
    10
    Отличная игра,невероятная графика,огромное внимание к деталям.
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    10
    Amazing Game, Amazing Story, Amazing Character. This game always be a Masterpiece
  4. Sep 30, 2020
    6
    OH man, I put so much into this game at first. I was mentally "RPing" every step of the way, and taking my time in the world. The problem was,OH man, I put so much into this game at first. I was mentally "RPing" every step of the way, and taking my time in the world. The problem was, the game began to stop me from acting on my natural instinct, constantly making me do specific pre-defined paths (flanking is not an option sometimes). There isn't a "true" obstacle that makes your plan fail, the game simply ends the encounter. This design may seem old fashioned, but I remember the missions in GTA 1-3 having more freedom.

    There are other moments where despite being in a dangerous situation, escaping from the law, heist, or burning building, when the character will walk inexplicably. It absolutely takes the pace to a grinding halt.

    The graphics, the audio, they feel right, but the world feels like Disneyland. Tons of the open world quests are not well tuned. Example - I found an NPC in the world that creates a kind of mini-quest. We had to sneak up and hunt some animal that had stolen something from them or something. His lines were saying "there he is, ok, lets sneak up on him.." something to that effect... and though I'm crouched and sneaking this NPC is just walking normally in front of me toward the prey. This was a random quest late game in the mountain area.

    The mini-game button mashing is extremely false feeling. It doesn't feel like youre "really" doing that activity when youre holding R2 and spamming X or whatever it is.

    You will use your in-game money to purchase weapons, customize them, set up your loadout, etc, and go to a mission, and then the mission begins and you suddenly are completely regeared, and you arent with your horse. Just the default pistol with no rifle or shotgun... I dont understand why this would ever be done.

    The best part of this, and I am being totally serious, is Red Dead Online Poker. I have played a LOT of online video poker games, and this is one of the most immersive and fun pvp poker games i've played no joke. Its awesome that you are your character, and your winnings are going toward your RP journey.. its kind of awesome honestly, Ive made a bunch of money to buy **** in RDO thru the poker haha...

    Im truly EXHAUSTED by the story, and when you finish a mission you will often be at a point really far from your next mission spot... you can fast travel, it takes a minute to crouch and set up camp, and often it will say "cannot fast travel with activities nearby" but I don't see anything on my radar... It happens so much that I dont even bother taking the time to get off my horse, crouch, camp, etc (it takes a while and says 'activities nearby' about 75% of the time). I spend so much time riding horses across spaces...

    Overall the story arc is also badly paced. I dont want to spoil anything, but just as the game is coming to a climax not only in plot points but in characters, where they are kind of at each others' throats, then you spend a LONG final act in a side story... it should have been incorporated into the main story FAR earlier, and the side story been its own climax instead of something tacked onto the end. I dont look forward to the famously boring epilogue, and I feel dead inside trying to finish and then I'm in a situation stuck walking, or I fail a section because I try to be slightly creative with my approach... I have to give a rating based on what the studio should be able to accomplish. We shouldn't be easy on one of the most profit making companies in the business. Lets be honest about the quality of the narrative, the (lack of)novelty of the systems, the cover combat that was new in 2006 (gears of war).

    Graphics cant carry a game, graphics naturally get better, we cant clap our hands everytime it gets shinier and give it 10/10... cmon. When you see the user rating vs critic rating, you wonder do they even play games?... not a single mixed review? Nobody thought it felt weird to steal $6,000 in government bonds and then walk casually out of the building, like youre just casually walking out of a Saloon? Or did anyone else run into that "activities nearby" issue where you cannot fast travel? What about failing a mission because you decided to go around the side of a building instead of the main street? The extremely linear missions are anachronistic alongside their open world... what a missed opportunity!
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  5. Nov 18, 2019
    1
    it's still notit's still not working............................................................................................................................................................. Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2020
    0
    Sorry Rockstar, I love your game but you ignore your client, your game can't be launch on Shadow.tech since this naturalist update and yourSorry Rockstar, I love your game but you ignore your client, your game can't be launch on Shadow.tech since this naturalist update and your support is aware of this issue but they said they don't care... great service, I was a huge fan but to be ignored like this make me very disapointed Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2019
    0
    Rockstar did you even test this or did you hire Bethesda to do your testing? I tried all the launch suggestions and still cannot get thisRockstar did you even test this or did you hire Bethesda to do your testing? I tried all the launch suggestions and still cannot get this game to launch more than 5 seconds into a loading screen. Well done Rockstar, well done. Expand

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