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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: 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: 62 out of 363
  1. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    This game is incredible, somehow on a day one xbox one the graphics are stunning with almost no fps drops. I have a few minor complaints aboutThis game is incredible, somehow on a day one xbox one the graphics are stunning with almost no fps drops. I have a few minor complaints about bugs and clunky controls, but they can very easily be adapted to. I was impressed Expand
  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.
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  3. Nov 18, 2018
    10
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    Grafikler = 10
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    Keyif = 10
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  4. Nov 5, 2018
    10
    unmissable game and the best game of this generation! its the details the time taken to put lifelike details in that didn't even need to beunmissable game and the best game of this generation! its the details the time taken to put lifelike details in that didn't even need to be there make it 10/10 never mind the rest of this stunning game. all these down votes are just the normal follow the crowd and bash the popular game idiots. Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    Excelente jogo, um dos melhores do ano talvez o melhor do ano fácil. A melhor versão rodando em 4k no Xbox one x traz uma experiênciaExcelente jogo, um dos melhores do ano talvez o melhor do ano fácil. A melhor versão rodando em 4k no Xbox one x traz uma experiência sensacional. recomendo a todos Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2018
    7
    The game is made very well - it has great graphics and detailed environment. The glorifying reviews make you think it's a must play forThe game is made very well - it has great graphics and detailed environment. The glorifying reviews make you think it's a must play for everyone - but it's not. It's suitable for GTA5 and western genre fans. If you're more into fast-paced shooters like Doom, Wolfenstein, Far Cry or adventure games like Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Evil Within 2 and Uncharted, then RDR2 will be extremely boring for you. The story and gameplay are simply too slow, gunplay is clumsy and you'll need a lot of time to get into it and actually see any progress in the story. I know that the reviewers try to make you think that it's not the case with RDR2, but I feel that it is, just like it was with GTA5 for example. So if you have a job, kids and only want to shoot something up before going to bed every night, then this game is not for you, unfortunately. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Huge aim lag / input lag. Terrible auto-aim. Playing is so uncomfortable. Rockstar hello, this is 2018 year, none 1998. When you fix this?

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