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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    I wish there was more I could say about the game. There is so much to discuss, but that would take away from the experience. Avoid spoilers, avoid videos of this game, just buy it, play it, and fall in love with this world the same way I did.
  2. Nov 2, 2018
    100
    It doesn’t matter if you are gamer, a human being, or an alien from another planet; Red Dead Redemption 2 is a title that you just can’t miss. The bar set by RDR2 is so high that even Rockstar itself will probably have a hard time raising it. One of the best releases in the history of digital entertainment.
  3. 100
    With Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games has set the bar so high that other games of this nature seem infinitesimally lesser because of its existence.
  4. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar's greatest game to date. It's also their most mature game in every aspect: technical, narrative and playable. Its slow pace may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you're patient, the reward is the most lively and thrilling world we've ever had in a videogame, in which everything is seamlessly integrated.
  5. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Rockstar knows quality like no other. Developers across the world will be learning from Red Dead Redemption 2 for a great many years to come. The care and attention to detail within is second to none, and the depth throughout the entirety of the game’s stunning open world, as well as every component that it encompasses, is unrivaled. Simply put, Red Dead Redemption 2 is not just ambitious and revolutionary, it’s a masterpiece.
  6. Oct 25, 2018
    95
    A stunning, elegiac western that features some of Rockstar's best writing to date, Red Dead Redemption 2 is also the studio's finest open-world to date, handcrafted with real, tangible care and attention, defying the boundaries of what a video game can be. Arthur Morgan will also inhabit a special place in your heart, as a likeable, relatable rogue striving to find his way in the world. Good ol' Arthur.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 328
  1. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    What hasn't been said about this game already? It is really fun and immersive. The gunplay keeps me wanting to pull out my revolver and robWhat hasn't been said about this game already? It is really fun and immersive. The gunplay keeps me wanting to pull out my revolver and rob the nearest train. The fighting in the game is fun and gives you the sense that you're apart of the fight. The game has a great soundtrack making me just want to stroll on my horse next to a river. Definitely a benchmark......take notes other devs.
  2. 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.
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    10
    Played around 30 hours really enjoying the game I wanted to give it a 9.5 out of 10 but it doesn't allow you to do that and only due to it'sPlayed around 30 hours really enjoying the game I wanted to give it a 9.5 out of 10 but it doesn't allow you to do that and only due to it's clunky controls but other than that this game looks brilliant especially at 4K can't wait to put another 30 hours into it.......
  4. Oct 27, 2018
    10
    Red Dead Redemption 2 might be first game I came across this generation where I can honestly give it a 10 and not come up with any reasons whyRed Dead Redemption 2 might be first game I came across this generation where I can honestly give it a 10 and not come up with any reasons why it shouldn't be a 10. Know what I mean? For example when God of War released I gave it a 10 but there was a voice in the back of my head that would come up with reasons it doesn't deserve a 10, but it absolutely did. I did not get that at all with Red Dead. The giant and gorgeous open world is breath taking. That may sound cliche' but I honestly have NO IDEA how Rockstar made everything look SO damn good. The lighting, the shadows, the way the sun pierces the clouds, to the thunderstorms coming from a distance that you can literally see rolling over the hills. It should be illegal how good this game works, and that's an understatement. Some may feel like the world is a bit empty but it really needs to be in some cases. It makes you feel like you are roughing it out in the wilderness, with no one around for miles. Combat is super fun, and of course dead eye is back with a vengeance. This sounds super crazy I know but please before you completely disregard my review hear me out. RDR 2 reminds me so much of Metal Gear Solid 5 TPP, but with a much more coherent story. What I mean by that is like in MGS5 you have a base, or in RDR's case a camp which you can donate money to to upgrade it by adding additional supplies, lodging, ammunition, etc. Before each mission start you choose a load out by standing next to your horse and opening saddle bags to show your inventory. Since you can't carry everything on Arthur (the protagonist) you leave most of it for your horse to carry. A small piece of advice: Upgrade the camp as soon as possible so you can unlock fast travel. If you don't you will have a lot of long horse rides which honestly didn't bother me at all but I kept getting side tracked for hours, so if you are like me you probably want a good way to get about without being sucked into whatever instance out in the wilderness. The attention to detail here would give The Witcher 3 a run for it's money, its insane. You'll be able to figure that out for yourself just by looking up at the sky lol. Combat is super fun and can sometimes be incredibly intense, if not a little sluggish. You know, the normal GTA type character movement. The only gripe I could possibly come up with is the UI. The weapon/item wheel can be a bit confusing, especially while on the horse, but it just takes a bit getting used to. It's not completely un-wielding. Anyway, I don't want to give too much away so I will stop now. What I will say is that I can absolutely guarantee that if you see someone give this game a 1, they are completely and utterly garbage, and have no business writing reviews. I can understand people that just didn't like the game, but to give it a 1? I know no one takes those people seriously (at least anyone even slightly intelligent) but it's just sad to see. SSSSSOOOOOOO much work went into making this game and even though I don't always agree with the direction Rockstar goes sometimes, they always find a way to go above and beyond for every release.
  5. Oct 28, 2018
    10
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of those rare games that will make your jaw drop saying "Wait? You can do that?" I don't think I have ever seenRed Dead Redemption 2 is one of those rare games that will make your jaw drop saying "Wait? You can do that?" I don't think I have ever seen so much attention to detail in one game before. It's not just for show too, every moment of the game left me with even more things to do. The beauty of it all is that none of the world is overwhelming, but all of it is fun. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game about the journey and the destination. The story captured me, and I was excited to see the ending; yet I enjoyed every step of the way. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that we'll look back on for years to come as one of gaming's great classics.
  6. Oct 29, 2018
    7
    Ok, for those of you who haven't played it yet, here's my honest take without a bunch of obvious observation.

    What I feel while playing (25
    Ok, for those of you who haven't played it yet, here's my honest take without a bunch of obvious observation.

    What I feel while playing (25 hours in):

    -I frequently wondering what i should do next (doesn't feel smooth for a good story)
    -obviously, i'm enjoying it given the time i've spent on it
    -no real drive to go run a side mission to get $25 after you've made a few big heists
    -highly scripted with boring cut scenes that i'd like to skip (something I can do in other games.
    -when the action starts, im constantly looking at directions (go shoot from that window etc...)
    -right now i feel like making THE big heist seems pointless since I have yet to find a way to upgrade/spend the money) this is a big downside unless it changes later on.
    - the characters are the closest thing to feeling like im living as a gunslinger, but just when i think there is a growing bond between characters, the next encounter with them is like we hardly know each other.
    -yes the game play mechanics are odd, but i can deal with that. Wish the shooting was more satisfying...
    -just when i get used to my horse and its trusting me, it gets killed and doesn't come back to life like my character does.
    -looting is annoyingly slow and that same old problem of being in just the right place to click loot/take

    i'd give it a 7.5/10. Its enjoyable and has a little something for everyone's taste, but I was expecting more given the time that it took to make it.

    Maybe it will ramp up and clear some of these issues by the time im done...hope so!
  7. Nov 7, 2018
    0
    Очень понравилась скачка на лошадях и чересчур реалистичный геймплей. Всегда любил "вселенную ковбоев", так сказать, и у RDR2 очень хорошоОчень понравилась скачка на лошадях и чересчур реалистичный геймплей. Всегда любил "вселенную ковбоев", так сказать, и у RDR2 очень хорошо удаётся имитировать эту вселенную.
    Безусловно, я бы поставил игре большую оценку (думаю она "заслуживает") но я не могу этого сделать по, казалось бы, "простой" причине, – мораль. Поставил бы игре заслуженную оценку но мораль не позволяет мне этого сделать. Увы. Рокстар сперва должна научиться уважать всех пользователей без каких-либо исключений, а не думать только о личном кошельке. Надеюсь Рокстар в этот раз поймёт, что главное, уважение нежели кошелёк (обратите внимание на оценку пользователей – это неспроста).

    Когда игра увидит свет на моей предпочитаемой платформе (вы уже догадались что за платформа), ни за четыре доллара не стану я покупать, даже несмотря на безумное качество продукта от Рокстар. Вот такие вот пироги.

    P.S. плюсую отрицательные отзывы (ибо правильная позиция Народа), и минусую все положительные. Все наоборот однако, ага(?), но не я этого затеял. Будьте здоровы.

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