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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: 97 out of 98
  2. Negative: 0 out of 98
  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
    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. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2018
    10
    DISCLAIMER: If you're not a fan of slow-paced gameplay, this game is not for you. I don't know what people were expecting, but this game isntDISCLAIMER: If you're not a fan of slow-paced gameplay, this game is not for you. I don't know what people were expecting, but this game isnt a run and gun. For some reason the bad reviews are either people complaining it is too slow or that it's just a shooter. I don't understand. This game is huge, with tons of characters to meet and things to do. Everything's so dynamic, and the things you can do in the open-world are vast, a lot of things you can think of, you can do; kind of like Breath of the Wild. This game does have its faults, just like every other game that has ever come out, but nonetheless deserves the 10/10 I am giving it.

    Again, this game IS NOT for everybody, no game is.
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  3. Nov 22, 2018
    10
    RDR2 is exactly what I thought it would be... AMAZING! I've had it since it's release and I'm still roaming every bit of the terrain andRDR2 is exactly what I thought it would be... AMAZING! I've had it since it's release and I'm still roaming every bit of the terrain and finding all the Easter eggs I can before actually diving in to the story. Also I'm glad Rockstar held off on releasing the Online-Multiplayer. Gives people time to jump in and get a real feel for what FUN & EXCITING times lie ahead for this masterpiece. Also, you can't knock 17 million copies sold in it's first couple days. To all those complaining about story time and slowing down the player... Must I remind you, the game is set in 18 friggin 99! Go play GTA V if you wanna go fast lol. Imagine traveling from town to town on horseback back then. You'd spend half a day to 3 days, or even months if you were heading to a different region. And I don't have a problem with my controls. See they have this option in the controls to play with your sliders to maximize your experience. Auto aim is for chumps who run out in a hail of gun fire and kill everyone while getting shot to bits LMAO. Free-Aim is for Pros who like to take their time, find cover, and drop em like flies! If RDR2 had a difficulty option you auto-aim folks would play on "the easiest easy" difficulty. While us gaming VETS would play on Billy "The Kid" Difficulty, which would be the Ultimate challenge. I LOVE RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2! HANDS DOWN GAME OF THE YEAR! Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2018
    10
    Роскошно, одна из лучших игр последнего времени, явный претендент на звание игры года! Играется отлично, за сюжетом интересно следить.Роскошно, одна из лучших игр последнего времени, явный претендент на звание игры года! Играется отлично, за сюжетом интересно следить. Настоящее приключение на Диком Западе. Обязательно играть, всем без исключения! Expand
  5. Dec 23, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First: You do not have much intimacy with the protagonist. But with the passing of history, you get involved with him, being a very charismatic and arrogant character at the same time. The graphics are wonderful with that realistic environment where you sit in the Wild West. You get involved with some characters and some not so much, not counting on exciting parts to take your breath away. But not everything is flowers, most of the time the mission is located in a distant place and needs to mount the horse to the place consuming a lot of time. Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2019
    7
    With all the praise it's been getting and all of the excitement around it, i expected Red Dead to be a masterpiece as the score claims,With all the praise it's been getting and all of the excitement around it, i expected Red Dead to be a masterpiece as the score claims, however, soon after i started playing i found some glaring problems, they were nothing game breaking or significant enough to take away from the experience though and i do consider it an amazing game, however, it comes no where near as revolutionary to me as when i first played the original Red Dead, there are plenty of good user reviews outlining the issues with the slow, user unfriendly controls but i have no real problem with them, the game would still be a strong 8-9/10 for me, though 9.7/10 is pushing it a little.

    My real issue with the game is the online. I feel like it is no coincidence that the online was not available at release so the game can be rated on single player alone. I've spent a significant amount of time online now and the best way to describe the experience is probably simply 'bad' or 'not fun'. This is not because i'm bad at it, if anything i think the showdowns are too easy... You point in someone's general direction, you look slightly up to focus on their head, you wait a second for the accuracy and you shoot, rinse and repeat. It feels like they have not adapted the game for multiplayer, they took the single player and copy pasted everything to online, however, this doesn't work. Once you do that, the problems that existed in single player get amplified and there are tons of new problems that come from not properly adjusting the gameplay to be suitable for online.

    The progression online is slow, too slow, the idea that ammo is shared between showdown and free roam just forces you to spent your cash on ammo, everything else is too expensive for the payout that you get and if they're slightly cheaper, they don't feel like they're worth it. I have to admit that the co-operative missions are the most fun you can have online but traversing the map feels like a chore. There have been numerous bugs and glitches that I have come across and the terrain feels restrictive, the smallest of hills forces you to go around for miles because you can't climb it. Deaths feel too quick and the cover system fails a lot of the times plus there's hardly any cover usually... In comparison, GTA online had a few of these issues too but the game was leagues more fun than Red Dead, the modernised feel works with that type of online whereas Red Dead is held back by it. Driving a car to your destination is a lot more fun than tapping a button over and over until your horse runs out of stamina in vast wilderness where there's hardly any people or anything else to distract you from the fact that you're just tapping a button for minutes on end.

    Overall, the online experience simply does not work in my opinion, the free roam, showdown, not even the free roam events, the co-op missions is what is done right in online but they're few and far between. The game lacks fun and feels like everything is done to force your hand to spend money.
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  7. Jan 13, 2019
    0
    the aim is broken, the horse riding is broken, the animals like snakes and alligators have broken AI, the gameplay is too slow, the story isthe aim is broken, the horse riding is broken, the animals like snakes and alligators have broken AI, the gameplay is too slow, the story is basically just going from point A to point B and kill some people, the story is basically 90% riding to and back from your mission, the game has a broken robing system in which the npcs just walk away and say stuff like no while you are pointing a gun at them which is pretty glitchy, the game lacks the option of giving us freedom, you can't run in camp and in some other areas which is super frustrating, overall the game is good and all but it's just boring and i couldn't get myself to finish the game because of how boring and bad the missions were and the openworld eventhough there was so much to do most of it was just riding on your horse from here to there with no fast travel. it has a fast travel which works only from the camp and the trains don't even get you close enough to your destination. after playing this game for 30 hours or more i can say that this was the most horrible game ever and whoever says otherwise is just a **** rockstar fanboy who just can't handel the truth. i wasted 30 hours on this game and i want it back, the game was so boring i had to go back to playing god of war for the 3d time. Expand

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