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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: 97 out of 98
  2. Negative: 0 out of 98
  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
    Despite stumbling at the very beginning Red Dead Redemption 2 cements Rockstar Games’ place at the very top of the games industry. It’s been eight years and well worth the wait.
  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. Nov 3, 2018
    10
    I don't get what so special about this game besides its amazing story, best graphics of this gen, the most perfect open-world that seems toI don't get what so special about this game besides its amazing story, best graphics of this gen, the most perfect open-world that seems to have no end, captivating characters, excellent music, clunky but functional mechanics, slow but involving pace and really fun activities. I think I need to play another 40 hours this weekend to figure out what people like about this game so much. Expand
  3. Nov 27, 2018
    10
    I don't give this 10 lightly, but when you're this close to perfection who wants to argue pennies? Seriously this game screams the wordI don't give this 10 lightly, but when you're this close to perfection who wants to argue pennies? Seriously this game screams the word "refined" at the player so many times a second it becomes a symphony of perfection. Story, gameplay, mission structure, visuals, and music blend so well together I was easily seduced by the experience of Red Dead Redemption 2.

    I'll only say that I replayed the first game just days before playing this. A lot of people have reported growing pains in getting used to RDR2's quirks, but as I jumped into this game I had the original fresh and familiar. I f you're new to the series or to gaming in general I just say: take your time and it will be more fun later. To veterans I say: go hog wild!
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  4. Oct 29, 2018
    10
    This game is not for everyone!!! It is very slow paced and is intended to be like this by design. If you would like to read a western book orThis game is not for everyone!!! It is very slow paced and is intended to be like this by design. If you would like to read a western book or watch a long western movie with many details about its characters and the environment, then this might be the perfect fit for you. It is an action, adventure RPG.
    Honestly it is a bit sad seeing other players giving it 0 just because of wrong expectations. I think it is a bit disrespectful to the very had work of Rockstar games and the amazing results they produced. Even if the game is not your type, for me personally giving it 0 means 0 appreciation for art (many kinds of art in this game). Objectively, it can't be true that it hasn't a single good thing.

    With that said:

    It is a gorgeous game, a masterpiece. By far the most beautiful open world I have seen in a game. It has deep mechanics consistently throughout the world. Expect to do long horse rides (some find this boring) through the map and encounter unexpected events as you go. Explore surprisingly beautiful landscapes as you travel. Get to learn the characters of your gang and not only theirs. Listen and participate in great stories while you are on the run from the law. In this game it is up to you how much action it has. After all it is an RPG. You decide which role to play.

    To give you an example, one of may favourite things in the game is the memory that the NPCs have. You encounter someone in the wilderness e.g. you save the person from a bad situation and after many hours of playing you visit again the town near this incident. Chances are that you will meet this person and if you listen carefully he will call you and remember you being grateful for the help you gave. This feeling is amazing and makes the world feel so real an immersive.
    Since the game gives you so many things to do, there are a lot of different controls to remember. This can and probably will be a bit overwhelming and you will need a day to get used to. Given the many options though, in my opinion the have done a good job with the controls.

    Enjoy the ride!
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  5. Jan 2, 2019
    9
    Un Juego simplemente maravilloso!!

    Lo bueno:Gráficamente un monstruo, una muy buena historia, un mundo abierto con un sin fin de cosas por
    Un Juego simplemente maravilloso!!

    Lo bueno:Gráficamente un monstruo, una muy buena historia, un mundo abierto con un sin fin de cosas por hacer y descubrir.

    Lo malo: Bajones de frame rate brutales dentro de las ciudades(Ps4 Slim), el ritmo de la historia es lento y bastante predecible, un sistema de viaje rápido horrible.

    Veredicto: Un juego increíble que marcará un antes y después en el mundo de los juegos, pero no es ni por asomo un juego para todo el mundo.

    Se lo recomiendo a los jugadores que tengan la paciencia de jugar un juego con un ritmo lento y pausado, y sepan disfrutar de todas las actividades que les puede ofrecer Red Dead Redemption 2.
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  6. Dec 15, 2018
    7
    Es un juegazo pero en la version de PS4 Pro la han cagado muchisimo con el antialiasing, llega a marear incluso, acabe jugandolo en el monitorEs un juegazo pero en la version de PS4 Pro la han cagado muchisimo con el antialiasing, llega a marear incluso, acabe jugandolo en el monitor a 1080p porq en la tv me era imposible, pero la historia y todo lo demas del juego para mi es impresionante (L) Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2019
    0
    the aim is broken, the horse riding is broken, the animals like snakes and alligators have broken AI, the gameplay is too slow, the story isthe aim is broken, the horse riding is broken, the animals like snakes and alligators have broken AI, the gameplay is too slow, the story is basically just going from point A to point B and kill some people, the story is basically 90% riding to and back from your mission, the game has a broken robing system in which the npcs just walk away and say stuff like no while you are pointing a gun at them which is pretty glitchy, the game lacks the option of giving us freedom, you can't run in camp and in some other areas which is super frustrating, overall the game is good and all but it's just boring and i couldn't get myself to finish the game because of how boring and bad the missions were and the openworld eventhough there was so much to do most of it was just riding on your horse from here to there with no fast travel. it has a fast travel which works only from the camp and the trains don't even get you close enough to your destination. after playing this game for 30 hours or more i can say that this was the most horrible game ever and whoever says otherwise is just a **** rockstar fanboy who just can't handel the truth. i wasted 30 hours on this game and i want it back, the game was so boring i had to go back to playing god of war for the 3d time. Expand

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