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Generally favorable reviews- based on 3944 Ratings

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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]
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  1. Positive: 89 out of 90
  2. Negative: 0 out of 90
  1. Nov 5, 2018
    100
    Unprecedented. A big, flawless game with a great story. One of the best titles, and not only for this generation of consoles.
  2. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Red Dead Redemption 2 takes everything that made the first so spectacular and elevates it to a new level. It boasts an enthralling story, coupled with rock solid gameplay, and is perhaps one of the best games ever made.
  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
    There can be no doubt that this is a landmark game. It is a new high water-mark for lifelike video game worlds, certainly, but that world is also home to a narrative portrait of the wild west that is unexpectedly sombre and not afraid to take its time.
  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.
  2. Oct 27, 2018
    10
    This game is a masterpiece! Gorgeous and beautiful graphics along with great gameplay makes this a must have game of 2018, believe me when iThis game is a masterpiece! Gorgeous and beautiful graphics along with great gameplay makes this a must have game of 2018, believe me when i say you definitely dont want to miss this title!!
  3. Oct 29, 2018
    10
    I was worried that the diffrent hygiene tasks should pull this gem down. But I was so wrong, all humans shall play this game before the grave!I was worried that the diffrent hygiene tasks should pull this gem down. But I was so wrong, all humans shall play this game before the grave! buy it or regret it this is an masterpiece. Thank you rockstar for this amazing game
  4. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    Beautiful game and big open world.What a great game and maybe even a GOTY.But pc players keep saying bad about this game, because they can'tBeautiful game and big open world.What a great game and maybe even a GOTY.But pc players keep saying bad about this game, because they can't play it on pc, deal with it already.If you want to play it, buy a console, if not don't buy it, simple.Rdr2 is very cool game, and it's worth buying, if you have a console and you like good quality games.
  5. Nov 5, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Beautiful world that is alive with animals and npcs that offer the player opportunities to play the game as they wish. A few of the controls are clunky - sometimes I'll tackle a close pedestrian instead of hopping on my horse as I intended - but once you get use to them, the freedom of choice offered to the player transcends most other open world games.

    The main plot isn't a witcher 3 masterpiece, but it fits the game perfectly and allows you to play as you wish without feeling like your breaking the overarching narrative, but rather you feel like you're enhancing it.

    The consequences, however, don't feel as rewarding. If you play an evil character, you'll see a few benefits - some people will run in fear rather than fight you and you might have an easier time robbing - but it's easy to pay off bounties and it's as if murdering half a town is fine as long as you pay. Playing a good character is a bit better, but not by much.

    Overall, I think just the exploration of the world is fun enough, with the story and the character paths just being icing on the cake.
  6. Nov 3, 2018
    7
    While this game is not even close to deserving of all the zeros on here I believe it’s completely deserving of the over all score it evenedWhile this game is not even close to deserving of all the zeros on here I believe it’s completely deserving of the over all score it evened out as in the player ratings(as of now 7.6). It’s also incredibly apparent that most journalists that have it a 10 never played through the entire campaign. I’m baffled that Rockstar thought it was a good idea to completely neuter your character for the final 1/3 of the game. The reliance on dead eye, hence continuous swigging down of every substance that will enable it, completely breaks the fluidity of combat. Limiting that ability made it become an incredibly annoying and frustrating trial. I absolutely loved the first part of the game, 10/10, but after a certain event happens, the gimbal movement coupled with shaky targeting without(or limited) deadeye completely ruined my enjoyment of the game. I no longer wanted to complete any side quests or activities. I just,angrily, wanted the game to be over. After all is said and done, I don’t see how this control scheme is going to be enjoyable in a multiplayer environment. It’s such a great game but the outdated gimbal like character movement and wobbly targeting just kill it. It’s a shame.
  7. Nov 7, 2018
    0
    I CAN'T BELIEVE I PAID $60 FOR A HORSE SIMULATOR. Pretty to look at, but it is a chore to play. The gunplay is clunky. Searching things isI CAN'T BELIEVE I PAID $60 FOR A HORSE SIMULATOR. Pretty to look at, but it is a chore to play. The gunplay is clunky. Searching things is wonky (you will miss a lot of searchable items). Approaching people is hit or miss. I approached a lady stuck under a horse, lifted the horse off of her, and then hit L2 to talk to her like I had been doing with all other NPCs in the game. Instead it interpreted L2 as ASSAULT THE LADY. And you want micromanagement? You've got it. If your f'in horse is DIRTY it tires more easily? How about just letting me PLAY the game? My entertainment time is too valuable for this. I want to play a game, but this feels like work. Hey Rockstar, once you have ONE HEALTH METER, get rid of the STAMINA stupidity (for horse AND main character? Really?), and bring back the stuff that made the previous title great I may repurchase. I LOVED RDR, I'd rate it a 9/10. This is just tedious. I'd rate it lower if I could. I bought this yesterday, played for 8 hours, returning it tomorrow. This game sucks so bad that I created a metacritic account for the sole purpose of writing this review. I've never been so disappointed in what had the potential to be a great game. IT'S JUST NOT FUN. I wrote a complaint letter to Rockstar. I've never written a complaint letter to anyone for anything. I'm sure it will fall on deaf ears. It seems they forgot what makes video games fun.

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