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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: 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. Oct 31, 2018
    10
    Лучшая игра уходящего 10-летия, Rockstar forever!!!
  3. Nov 20, 2018
    10
    Rockstar's best game to date! It's rare that a game lives up to the hype and then some and RD2 does so. The lush living world, outstandingRockstar's best game to date! It's rare that a game lives up to the hype and then some and RD2 does so. The lush living world, outstanding voice acting, a great story and all the strange and wonderful side quests you have come to expect from Rockstar. It's like a victory lap for a developer at the top of their game. Expand
  4. Oct 27, 2018
    10
    Best game of the year dont listen to the idiots voting 0 bunch of people who probley didnt even buy the game or just stupid and cant figureBest game of the year dont listen to the idiots voting 0 bunch of people who probley didnt even buy the game or just stupid and cant figure out how to turn on a ps4 xD Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a amazing game with a brilliant story, amazing graphics and visuals and great gameplay and must say has some interesting mechanics and unique ones as well as combat is very immersive and the world is full on detail. the world and game follows in a realist approach and brings many of rockstars games old features ( Like Gta's san andreas ) Weight system and will affect your character, another thing is the weapon hostler and i must say it can be a bit of a problem for some players but i got uses to it as you can only carry 3-4 guns but you will be able to carry more on your horse so make sure to pick out the right weapon when in tense situations.

    Tips.
    1. make sure to get past chapter 1 as the next chapter will be the best for exploration
    2. always stack up on tonic as food won't heal you as it will only regenerate health over time
    3. Make sure to carry horse revive because you trip on very small object like small rocks.
    4. Micah sucks (Don't search Why)
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  6. Jun 2, 2019
    7
    This game is vastly overrated by chritics.Eventually i played through the game twice.But hell it was not because of the terrible pacing, dullThis game is vastly overrated by chritics.Eventually i played through the game twice.But hell it was not because of the terrible pacing, dull gunplay, hard controlls, overexageration in lifelikeness here and there (The horse dies easily, looting is way too slow ect.) unfair crime system, complicated fast travel system or mostly boring missions.The story and the script were nice and the characters were realistic plus most of them were loveable and the hated onces were good as well, their conversations mostly educating about life and sometimes funny but still multifarious, the voice acting is outstanding as well.The graphics are a new level in videogames and the places are immensely detailed and various, huge and beautiful.I liked the npc's very much they aslo feel alive and when you meet someone you saved they usally give rewards, the sound tracks are fitting.Honestly the pro overcomes the more negative things but still with this effort this game shoulda been easily a 10/10 but the flaws are so annoying and should not be in the game that my final verdict is a 7.They wanted too much places, details, playtime that they did not improve more important things.I rather play a 8-12 hour long game which is faster paced and the controlls are easier. and why does Rockstar want their game to be too faithful to real life when something just slow down the player. Expand
  7. Jun 14, 2019
    0
    You cannot free aim in single player, because the game was never intended for free aim.

    The reload times and the auto-save system are both
    You cannot free aim in single player, because the game was never intended for free aim.

    The reload times and the auto-save system are both unbearable.
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