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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Red Dead Redemption 2 raises the bar for sandbox adventure games. It’s organic in a way almost unseen in any genre, creating an authentic open world that is as cohesive as it is compelling. This title will set the bar for action adventure games for years to come.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 18, 2018
    100
    Unquestionably 2018's best game, and an all-time open-world masterpiece. [Christmas 2018, p.89]
  3. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Red Dead Redemption 2 stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Grand Theft Auto V as one of the greatest games of the modern age. It’s a gorgeous depiction of an ugly period that’s patient, polished, and a huge amount of fun to play, and it’s combined with Rockstar’s best storytelling to date.
  4. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't just a masterwork with an unparalleled attention in details and world development, but a real new milestone in its genre, capable of further shortening the distance between movies and games, but without sacrificing gameplay and complexity. A game that everyone should play.
  5. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Red Dead Redemption 2 lives up to everything and more with what Rockstar Games have promised. More importantly, the gameplay is enjoyable and accessible, the story engaging and the characters are interesting, however what Rockstar Games have achieved is creating a truly interactive, immersive and massive open-world game that feels solid and you can almost imagine that you are part of this world.
  6. Oct 25, 2018
    97
    Red Dead Redemption 2 may not be perfect, but its minor shortcomings are like tiny blemishes on a stunningly beautiful face. In a way, they only serve as a reminder of how this world isn't made for perfection. Every single aspect of the game will put you into the very shoes of an outlaw roaming America with his gang as they try to escape the law long enough to make the money needed to disappear for good. It's an epic, memorable and engrossing tale which also elevates the open world genre to new heights with the brand new interaction system, a cast of memorable characters and a ton of high-quality content to play for a long time.
  7. 80
    Red Dead Redemption 2’s missteps are few. The autosaving system is a little bit cruel, leading you to replay failed missions not from a pivotal point, but often from the very beginning of the mission or the section; the game should have taken cues from Ubisoft’s Far Cry and implemented far more friendly checkpoint saves. And while horseback riding in this game is largely fantastic, it’s odd to spend so much time tapping a button just to create your horse’s pace. This is intuitive -- but it feels unnecessary at times, too. The entire Red Dead experience, though, feels fantastic overall.

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  1. Negative: 92 out of 628
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't a game that should be taken lightly. This is true in most of Rockstar's long list of games, which often overwhelmRed Dead Redemption 2 isn't a game that should be taken lightly. This is true in most of Rockstar's long list of games, which often overwhelm the player with their sheer size and mechanical depth. Red Dead Redemption 2, however, stands out as a pinnacle among masterpieces. You may, understandably, assume that I'm simply riding the "Red Dead hype wagon" but, unless the game drastically changes after the first 10 hours or so, this is certainly not the case.

    From what I've experienced so far, Red Dead Redemption 2 offers the player an unprecedented amount of options in what to do and how to tackle the, both optional and integral parts of the game. Fortunately these options do not overwhelm the player, but are instead revealed progressively, allowing you to first master what is already there. After several hours spent with the game I was still constantly being surprised by a steady stream of new features and added complexity to pre-existing mechanics.

    All this depth, however, wouldn't be worth 2 cents if it wasn't for the incredibly high degree of fine tuning and polishment that went into the game. The frame rate stays smooth and constant throughout the whole experience and, incredibly enough, so far I haven't encountered a single bug during my 14 hours of playing the game. Rockstar have certainly nailed the shooting mechanics, but there are also more discreet options for those who aren't completely certain that lead is the be-all end-all problem solver.

    To summarize: Red Dead Redemption 2 is a must buy for anyone looking for a deep and fleshed out experience, that gradually unfolds during many hours of game time. It's not a game that you can rush through over the weekend (though, admittedly, I myself might in retrospect have been a bit too hasteful in order to experience as much as possible in a short time window). If you're willing to put in the time however, Red Dead Redemption 2 is guaranteed to offer you a complete and thrilling experience, brimming with possibilities for the player to discover. If I have one complaint regarding the game it's that it didn't come out sooner.
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  2. Oct 29, 2018
    10
    Лучшая игра десятилетия. Несомненно самая глубокая игра во всех возможных аспектахЛучшая игра десятилетия. Несомненно самая глубокая игра во всех возможных аспектах
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    Melhor jogo que já vi, em toda minha vida, gráficos incríveis, gameplay sensacional e a trama é maravilhosa
  4. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Finished this game on xbox one x.

    I came back to edit my first review after finishing the game. Simply stated: this is by far one of the
    Finished this game on xbox one x.

    I came back to edit my first review after finishing the game.

    Simply stated: this is by far one of the best, if not THE BEST story based game ever created.

    The world, the characters, the music, the story... absolutly amazing. I haven't felt this strong about a game since Zelda the ocarina of time and yes this game did it, It got to me. I don't understand these low ratings these days, the internet became very toxic. A lot of reviews are put down here on purpose to lower the user score. That is really sad. The game is not overrated, because.... let's be serious... it doesn't get any better than this. The graphics, the music, the characters, all the things you can do... it's almost unlimited in possibilities! THIS is what gaming is about. Rockstar raised the bar... it's simpel as that.

    For al those with comments about the controls... please get some gameskills, people please. The controls are so easy...

    For those complaining about riding a horse.... use the train, fast travel map or the stagecoach...how else would you travel in the west? With your amazing flying spaghettimonster?

    For those complaining about fps, framedrops and nerd stuff: quit playing games.
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  5. May 15, 2020
    9
    This game is the one of the best games ı have ever played. Story mode is really good and exciting. There is a really little problem which is:This game is the one of the best games ı have ever played. Story mode is really good and exciting. There is a really little problem which is: Side activities like bounty hunting, they are kind of boring but except those game is nearly perfect Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2018
    7
    I've seen several gameplays of this game, but ... it's a bit boring, it's a copy of Grand Theft Auto V, but only in the old west and insteadI've seen several gameplays of this game, but ... it's a bit boring, it's a copy of Grand Theft Auto V, but only in the old west and instead of cars they are horses Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2020
    0
    Despues del Zelda BOTW, el juego mas overrateado de la historia.
    Aburrido, lento, personajes con comportamientos subnormales, historia
    Despues del Zelda BOTW, el juego mas overrateado de la historia.
    Aburrido, lento, personajes con comportamientos subnormales, historia estupida, cuotas feministas y todo lo peor que puedas imaginar en cuanto gameplay.
    Paisajes inutilmente bonitos es lo unico destacable, porque hasta la musica es mala.
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