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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. 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. Aug 28, 2019
    10
    Red dead redemption is a masterpiece. The story is really touching and amazing. Thanks rockstar for the most amazing game ever.
  3. Dec 11, 2018
    10
    This game won more awards at the VGA for a reason, it is a spectacular game through and through.
  4. Nov 26, 2018
    10
    This is Rockstar greatest game so far. The game has it all. Graphics, Gameplay, Story Line, all done in a very high quality. They just setThis is Rockstar greatest game so far. The game has it all. Graphics, Gameplay, Story Line, all done in a very high quality. They just set the bar very high for upcoming open world games. Expand
  5. GLE
    Aug 20, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Игра интересная. Детали мира впечетляют. Геймплей интересный. Сюжет по началу немного скучен, но потом разгоняется и становится очень интересным. Но в некоторых местах игра весьма скучная. Долгие скачки, надо постоянно есть и кормить коня и т.п. Expand
  6. Jan 4, 2019
    7
    The game that demonstrated once and for all that realism must not be the ultimate goal of gaming.

    RDR2 would actually be a wonderful game
    The game that demonstrated once and for all that realism must not be the ultimate goal of gaming.

    RDR2 would actually be a wonderful game with a stellar cast set in one the most incredible and lively realistic open worlds ever. But at its core it is basically a cowboy real life simulator, with heavy and hard realism as its main character. This doesn't only mean a beautiful and richly detailed map teeming with human and animal life, love for detail and historical-geographical accuracy, but unfortunately also a lot of chores (they are literally called that in the game) that actually feel like real chores but are of primary importance to gameplay and progression. Incredibly slow walking, running and horse riding, slow animations (looting and skinning is a drag after you do it the tenth time, but the game needs you to do it hundreds of times), overly complicated health and stamina systems, dozens of subsystems (cleanliness of character, weapon and horse, camp economy, etc.) to keep track of.

    After a while it is so much that it takes away some of the fun and the doubt arises that it is all just a big trolling from Rockstar saying "Do you want realism? Here, take all your ugly and boring realism in the face", or worse: a way of making a 20-hour game with a big map into a 60-hour game with a seemingly huge map.
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  7. Dec 30, 2019
    0
    Metacritic REMOVED the pc section for RDR2 on account of the game being unfixably broken on PC.
    Dont believe anything news outlets put out.
    Metacritic REMOVED the pc section for RDR2 on account of the game being unfixably broken on PC.
    Dont believe anything news outlets put out. The game is still broken. It keeps crashing for thousands of people.
    They havent fixed **** The number of various causes for those crashes is so large we will likely never get this game to an actual stable state. There are houndreds of "fixes" for various issues out there but at the end of the day every single one of those fix 1 or 2 issues for a handful of people while leaving numerous other causes for crashes intact.
    Most of the crashes happen after ACT1 - this means you will likely be past the refund period for the game.

    It is an absolute disaster. I have never seen anything like this. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME ON PC!
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