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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: 58 out of 332
  1. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    Truly amazing game, excels not only in visuals and gameplay, but also in an amazing story-telling, being beautifully linked to what happenedTruly amazing game, excels not only in visuals and gameplay, but also in an amazing story-telling, being beautifully linked to what happened in the first game.
    The only complain is that the game seems to have quite a serious lag spike when entering populated areas, like Valentine or Saint Denis. Though, I'm playing on the Xbox One S, so it's understandable that it's better optimized on the One X, making it still a 10/10 game.
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  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 5, 2018
    10
    best game of the generation nigh of the decade. tonnes of content, beautiful graphics, captivating story
  4. Oct 27, 2018
    10
    Writing this review pretty much to try and balance out at least 1 of the fake reviews or PC users that are raging because it isn't out on PC.Writing this review pretty much to try and balance out at least 1 of the fake reviews or PC users that are raging because it isn't out on PC.

    Not fair whatsoever to this fantastic game or the devs.

    So take this one trolls.
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  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. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2018
    7
    It's a great game but it's really feels like GTA V with a lot of mods like a lot of people said, also the gameplay is pretty much the same asIt's a great game but it's really feels like GTA V with a lot of mods like a lot of people said, also the gameplay is pretty much the same as GTA V. The story is decent and really boring at times, also you stuck at a tutorial missions for at least 3 hours in the beginning of the game. The hunting which takes almost 50% of this game is really basic and really feels like FarCry games. The map is really huge with few cities and huge empty green areas.
    Also WHY THE F*CK IS RUNNING ON 846P on the original XONE and the S and running on a native 1080p on the original PS4 and The slim considering the Xone s has better specs than the original ps4. I feel like this is Microsoft Idea to make it run like that on these two and make it run at a native 4K at the X.
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  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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