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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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  1. Positive: 96 out of 97
  2. Negative: 0 out of 97
  1. Nov 17, 2018
    100
    It’s simply incredible how much Rockstar has accounted for. But even beyond the jaw-dropping visuals, the diverse score, and the gameplay, the story is something special and memorable. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a must-play for its entertainment value, its boundary-pushing, and its place as a landmark moment in video games.
  2. Oct 25, 2018
    100
    Once again, Rockstar Games has achieved a new goal and standard when speaking of modern gaming development.
  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
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is an absolute undisputed classic and a legend in the making, plus with Red Dead Online on the horizon, it looks like our adventures in the wild west are just beginning.
  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 6, 2018
    10
    Лучшая игра за это год. ПК бояре вы не бояре а холопы
  3. Dec 1, 2018
    10
    Hey, mister!

    RDR2 delivers a vibrant, organic and authentic western, which rewards careful and methodical exploration (treasures,
    Hey, mister!

    RDR2 delivers a vibrant, organic and authentic western, which rewards careful and methodical exploration (treasures, mysteries, secrets, easter eggs, hunts and more), that caters to both honorable and dishonorable tendencies, full of meaningful and memorable side quests crafted with passion, superbly written dialog delivered by brilliant voice actors that immerses you into the world further, NPC interaction mechanics that feel so natural and non-intrusive, characters that feel so real and human, a base camp that I actually miss when I'm out exploring the open world and where I feel welcomed with a sense of belonging and relief each time I return.

    This game is truly amazing, a real AAAA game, a next-gen game in current gen. I did not enjoy GTA V, but was mind blown by RDR 2 (I never played RDR 1), so much so I bought GTA V again to give it a second chance now that I'm seeing Rockstar in a new light.

    Gameplay is revolutionary, with so many moments where I was dropping my jaw in awe of something that's never been done before in any game. This is how you make a game. No bugs and crashes during my 100+ hr playthrough (been playing everyday since release on Oct 26 for 2-3 hrs average per session). Super smooth gameplay experience with no loading screens during my play sessions.

    I would highly recommend not to use any guides or walkthroughs as the game has tons of surprises for you when you explore at your own pace which makes the game full of unforgettable content, not the kind of filler/grindy content in some other games. Also, if you want to challenge yourself, turn off auto aim and try not to use Dead Eye whenever possible cos the gun fights feel so visceral that way. The Dead Eye mechanic though, is uber cool, a la Max Payne.

    If you're into graphics like I am, then RDR2 will floor you. The BEST graphics currently, no question. I've been playing games on PS4 since 2015 and I've seen some truly outstanding looking games like The Witcher 3, Uncharted 4, Hellblade, The Order 1886, God of War, but for me, this takes the cake. Also, one of the best things about RDR2 to me is that the UI/HUD is super clean, zero clutter. No distracting icons on screen, pointers, x-ray vision, text objectives, just a small circular radar at the bottom left that can even be switched off and pulled back up onscreen at the touch of a button. Personally, if a game doesn't look like an Ubisoft game in terms of UI/HUD, I'm one foot in.

    Hats off to Arthur Morgan, the Geralt of Spaghetti Westerns.
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  4. Nov 2, 2018
    10
    Phenomenal game, only half way through it and it's already probably my favorite game of all time. Gameplay is solid, horses and wagons feelPhenomenal game, only half way through it and it's already probably my favorite game of all time. Gameplay is solid, horses and wagons feel much better and more realistic than in the first game, gun play is satisfying def feels like a big step up from the original. The open world is one of the best I've seen in any game, being able to interact with any NPC you come across in more ways than just shooting them in the head goes a long way. The music is on point, I didn't think it could get much better than the first game. Story is great, from the trailers I didn't think I'd like Arthur much but he's just as likeable as John from the first game IMO. So far I've experienced no crashes and only 3 or 4 major glitches in roughly 20 hours of play, the first few hours are quite slow but it picks up quickly after the first couple missions. Can't recommend it enough, if you liked the first Red Dead Redemption you'll love this. Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2018
    9
    The game is great. Nice story, full of details, great graphics. But the controls, oh my god... the controls are terrible, Rockstar seems toThe game is great. Nice story, full of details, great graphics. But the controls, oh my god... the controls are terrible, Rockstar seems to ignore how horrible the controls are. They haven't improve since RDR and GTA V. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2018
    7
    In some aspects, RDR 2 is even better than the first. The level of detail is astonishing, the way NPC's continue contextual conversations withIn some aspects, RDR 2 is even better than the first. The level of detail is astonishing, the way NPC's continue contextual conversations with others, how interacting and making decisions can greatly impact the world's perception of your protagonist in a good or colossal way, which is also a refreshing change from the previous game. It really is a marvel of presentation and easily one of the most authentic open worlds ever made. Combat is also improved, from the chaotic bass of nearly every weapon. The way a bullet from the slug of a double barrel scatters after being fired point blank, with a thunderous roar as limbs fly off from within your vicinity. It's pretty awesome, but the cover system is completely broken and a huge downgrade from the first one. The story and characters are expertly written and masterfully performed, with voice acting that rivals other films as a masterclass in introducing and creating compelling characters. The soundtrack is universally excellent, from old western folk ballads that make traversing the world more immersive, to the brilliant guitar notes and heavy drums that fire off as soon as combat erupts into a lively and deadly shootout. Back to the story, the first four chapters are among the best storytelling in any game, its extremely enthralling and incredibly nuanced. We follow a group of outlaws and outcasts trying to survive and escape a world that has changed with the times, and the remnants of remaining outlaws dwindle as civilization closes in. The dichotomy between Arthur and Dutch was riveting at times, both men raised and indebted to their idealistic beleifs and struggles that clash and erupt in front of them as soon as they're fed up with system that always catches up with them, as both men desperately yearn to get away from it. We see a man deteriorate in front of us and another man grow and change into a kind hearted, but superficial killer (depending on your choices.) After these four chapters, the games quality takes a nose dive as your forced to cooperate with endless shootouts and tedious trailing missions that grind the games pacing to a dramatic halt. The games design is very linear, and on missions and some of the side quests in the game, you never get that sense of accomplishment and pride in trying to approach something on your own. The game constantly leads you to this pathway and it just seems dated. Just as slowly as Arthur doubts and resents his charismatic mentor, I too was very much annoyed by the direction the game went. With mainstream critics and fanboys always sucking Rockstar's cock, i doubt the'll be changing things up. Expand
  7. Dec 16, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. HORRIBLE controls, slow fps when gun fights start and now all the weapons that used to be accurate are ALL junk. it takes several shots to kill players with headshots from a not too far distant. you have to be at a rocks throw distance to kill players with a one head shot. when you are rifles distance away it now takes several shots. the ai's are stupid as hell, when you try to defend your self in the towns you end up becoming a criminal and when you try to clear out the gang hideouts sometimes you become the criminal if an AI escapes and tells the sherrif. the horses movements are extremly clumsy and when you call them they never come to you, you have to run half the map to reach your horse.
    this game is fastly moving towards a GTA wannabe, next thing they will add is flying carriges and overly explosives weapons. which they already did by adding the explosive bow and arrow. what a stupid thing to add especially when playing in a pvp match or a free for all map where spaces are limited or tight someone uses an explosive arrow and its not even a fun fight. its just stupid.
    the people making these games are obviously just implimenting the same crap that was added to the GTA series.
    What a waste of money.

    for some nice things, the games graphics are nice to see when you arent in a gun fight and the animals in the game act very cool.

    the rest of the game sucks
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