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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. Oct 29, 2018
    10
    Best game ever,stunning graphics,amazing gameplay...Everything is perfect.It's simply a masterpiece!
  3. Nov 13, 2019
    10
    I slept on Red Dead Redemption 2 when it first came out.
    I didn't like the first. It was alrighttt. The shooting was a bit meh, the narrative
    I slept on Red Dead Redemption 2 when it first came out.
    I didn't like the first. It was alrighttt. The shooting was a bit meh, the narrative was alright. I also wasn't fascinated by the western setting.
    I also didn' like GTA 5 that much. It's the main narrative just isn't compelling for me. Also, the open world is kinda boring. It's very open but feels incredibly hollow due to how uninvested I was with the main characters and their stories. Also the humor in the game, whilst satirical, just didn't HIT for me.

    So i was impressed at how much I love Red Dead Redemption 2. THis is by far one of the most detailed, complex and intriguing games ROCKSTAR has made. The narrative of Brotherhood and Family hits so hard, and seeing the dynamic relationships and seeing how these bandits fall apart and loose friends/family on the way is amazing. Arthur Morgan is gamings most compelling of characters. I think he might be one of my new favorites.

    I loved this game. So much detail. So much variety. It's very much a slow burn narrative, also the objectives are a bit flat at times. But, by making the game slow it adds more impact to how things play out in the end.

    I loved this game. I adored this game. It a very strong artistic statement.
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  4. Jan 1, 2019
    10
    This game is simply amazing!
    The world is very detailed and very beautiful!
    At first, it may seem very complex, but the game explains it
    This game is simply amazing!
    The world is very detailed and very beautiful!
    At first, it may seem very complex, but the game explains it all.
    In my opinion it is a masterpiece of Rockstar, but I would like the game to have more cheats, such as the time-changing cheat it had in Red Dead Redemption.

    Sorry for my English, I´m portuguese.
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  5. Apr 26, 2021
    9
    Awesome game though the physics and the mechanics is almost there. Hope they gets it better next time.
  6. Jun 7, 2020
    8
    Rdr2 is a very very flawed game. But the strength of its writing is what makes this game such a worthwhile experience.
  7. Aug 21, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Boring
    Game,
    Game story sucks, BoringBoring
    Game,
    Game story sucks, Shooting sucks Game,
    Game story sucks, Shooting sucks Shooting sucks
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