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  • Summary: Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world also provides the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience. America, 1899. The endDeveloped by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world also provides the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience. America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. 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 has to rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal fissures threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang that raised him. [Rockstar] Expand
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  1. Positive: 98 out of 99
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    100
    Amazing not only for Western lovers. No other game has probably offered so many options to express yourself in the open world, and at the same time did not have such an interesting, rough and moving story. A magnificent experience, with a slightly slower start. [Issue#291]
  2. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Red Dead Redemption 2 tests the boundaries of interactive immersion. Few games look this good, play this well, and have this much to offer. It begs you to slow down, turn every page of its dramatic tale, and savor every last breathtaking detail. It challenges you to be prepared for anything, and make the right decisions when your choices matter most. Arthur Morgan is the lead, but the world takes center stage to pull you in. With a list of challenges left to finish and an online mode launching soon, we plan to spend a lot more time in Rockstar’s unparalleled recreation of the old west.
  3. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    A titanic videogame, a masterpiece that, like everything, will have passionate lovers and other players who will not get too caught up. Everything also depends on thematic genre and preferences. Maybe not everyone likes stories of 'Indians and cowboys'. But this interactive universe created by Rockstar tells a fantastically-constructed story and allows us to live a unique adventure. And for that reason, we believe that this production touches excellence. And for that, it establishes the first 10 in the history of IGN Spain. Good trip, cowboys!
  4. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Imagine an arthouse movie with summer blockbuster production values, as if Terrence Malick had been given a Star Wars movie. Imagine if Ubisoft had made Gone Home. Like Arthur Morgan himself, Red Dead Redemption 2 is meditative, laconic, a slow burn, drawn out and unhurried, sometimes even morose, more concerned with characters than spectacle. Let us go then, it suggests.
  5. Oct 25, 2018
    98
    Red Dead Redemption 2 turned out better then we could ever have hoped for. Rockstar knows how to create a vast open world teeming with life, in which Arthur and the Van der Linde gang seek fortune and glory. A new standard for action adventure games has been established.
  6. Oct 25, 2018
    95
    With its amazing open-world, well-written story and deep characters, Red Dead Redemption II is a roller-coaster full of emotions. Controls may feel a bit clunky at times, but still: this is a masterpiece.
  7. Oct 25, 2018
    70
    Red Dead Redemption 2's evocative, often beautiful sense of place exists insofar as it is still convenient to the player, which harms some of the desperation and hardship the game means to convey.

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  1. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    You know if a game goes as far as detail to make you brew coffee via campfire before drinking it, or getting your weapons from a horse'sYou know if a game goes as far as detail to make you brew coffee via campfire before drinking it, or getting your weapons from a horse's satchel, or literally watching it's testicles shrink in cold weather, that this is game of the decade material. Expand
  2. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    It’s like the first one but with better graphics, better physics and more customisation options. The sense of immersion is immense due to theIt’s like the first one but with better graphics, better physics and more customisation options. The sense of immersion is immense due to the amazing graphics for the landscapes; the better physics includes things like making imprints in snow and mud and water waving when you move through it; the new customisation means you can give your cattleman revolver a longer barrel, better sights, a pearl handle, a gold cylinder, a black metal barrel and an engraving of a snake if you want. Some of the added complexity makes you have to take care of your horse better so you will be feeding it, patting it to reassure it, giving it horse medicine and even **** brushing it. I’m not sure if horse stuff will get tedious or turn us all into horse loving psychopaths. I mean you had horse medicine and stuff in the first game but it was just like take these horse pills and you get 30s or whatever of your stamina not running out so you can smack the go faster button in a race; now it’s all like a SYSTEM.
    Hunting now involves going into deadeye mode, following trails and looking at clues that can be **** or disturbed twigs and if you use the wrong weapon on prey it will **** the meat up like a shotgun on rabbits say.
    When you get a cougar pelt it doesn’t just go into some bottomless inventory you have to physically put it on the back of your horse and pelts can go bad if you don’t sell them. Speaking of that you now keep your extra weapons on your horse so you have to go back to your horse to change weapons, you always have your revolver knife and rope though.
    It’s all just more realistic, immersive and epic.
    Oh I can confirm you’ll never have to go into first person view if you don’t want to and the game feels more natural in third person, although first person is more immersive. I don’t think I could play the whole game in first person I would miss stuff, get stuck on things and fall off cliffs. Oh and if your horse dies it’s dead and you have to go and buy a new one and start from scratch with your horse bond which is a real stat. You can have multiple horses kept at the stable and you can name them.
    One slightly weird thing though is the story missions, I mean the graphics are great, the story is great etc. but it all feels very scripted. I think maybe it feels more scripted than it would to me because I tend to do what NPC’s tell me to do because I’m scared of failing the mission and having to restart it. There’s also those things you get where it’s like “press x to (something)” which is a like a mini sequence in a story mission that will never happen again where you follow button prompts to accomplish the plot thing.

    On the whole though you can really see that they spent a **** load of money and time making and polishing this game and the end result could conceivably be called a masterpiece.
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  3. Dec 11, 2018
    10
    This game will forever be in my heart after finally playing through the whole story. Completely captivating from start to finish and an openThis game will forever be in my heart after finally playing through the whole story. Completely captivating from start to finish and an open world full of things to do. Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2019
    10
    Динамичная и атмосферная.
    У каждого человека своё мнение по поводу того или иного продукта, так что не стоит опиратся на чужое мнение по
    Динамичная и атмосферная.
    У каждого человека своё мнение по поводу того или иного продукта, так что не стоит опиратся на чужое мнение по поводу данного представителя игровой индустрии; Лично мне игра понравилась своим брутальным юмором, актёрской игрой, геймплеем и множеством возможностей в открытом мире(ограбление поездов и т.п.) Советую поиграть, данный продукт безусловно стоит кадлой копейки, которую я отдал за него.
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  5. Jul 19, 2019
    9
    One of the best games I've ever played. Interesting plot, great graphics and so much attention to details. I'm the big GTA fan, but I likeOne of the best games I've ever played. Interesting plot, great graphics and so much attention to details. I'm the big GTA fan, but I like this game even more. I give 9/10 only because of the fact that the game is quite slow-paced. Expand
  6. Aug 25, 2019
    7
    The game is good, but not a masterpiece that game reviewers say that it is. I would buy it on sale or rent. Definitely not full price though.The game is good, but not a masterpiece that game reviewers say that it is. I would buy it on sale or rent. Definitely not full price though. I regret buying it for $60

    The graphics are top notch. Can't complain about anything there.

    The story is pretty good, but is easily predictable. Dutch constantly says to trust him and it gets annoying after a while. The characters are believable.

    The side quests are not very good. They aren't very long, very repetitive, and have nothing to do with the main story sometimes or give any character development to the cast

    The hunting system is pretty cool. But having to find rare animals and use non lethal guns or bow to skin them perfectly is not very forgiving

    Guns feel like the guns from the time period. But gunplay is pretty much take cover, aim, and fire. Not anything difficult about it.

    Riding horses is cool and all, but Rockstar did not make a very good horse riding experience. I understand that Horses don't have unlimited stamina in real life, but they have way too little in the game and you have to level up the horse's stamina to max for it to feel realistic. I hate how you have to go in a different camera angle for the horse to auto ride to the waypoint. I hate how sometimes it'll run over citizens in auto. I hate how horse riding is like 40% of the game.

    The next quest is across the entire map and there is no fast travel to it or anywhere near it and the fastest way to get there is by horse and in the middle or riding there you'll run into an NPC and get wanted level.

    Online is not very good. Complete disappointment as of August 2019. If it wasn't for Online being so bad, I would've given it an 8. I would not recommend this game ton you and instead steer you towards GTA V or Witcher 3.
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  7. Nov 25, 2019
    0
    To be honest the story makes no sense. Any emotion it tries to build is destroyed when you're mowing down 10000000000000 lawmen in cold blood.

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