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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 2, 2018
    10
    Simply gorgeous! I really don't understand all the dislikes...this is probably one of the best open world ever made, great story, amazingSimply gorgeous! I really don't understand all the dislikes...this is probably one of the best open world ever made, great story, amazing graphic, etc. etc.; and yes! I played RdR1 on the previous generation console and (on my opinion) this is just the wonderful sequel/prequel; That's it: 10 out of 10. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2018
    10
    Game is great the story starts slow but gets better the more you play really like game play mechanics and it has a really great story overallGame is great the story starts slow but gets better the more you play really like game play mechanics and it has a really great story overall and it has the best graphics and animations i ever seen and the side missions feel like main story missions and this is one of the most detailed games i ever seen and hunting in this game is pretty realistic like the rest of the game but it has a few problems first of all you can only walk in certain areas of the game especially the camp alot of people including me really hate this and it really slows down the pace of the game i mean why cant we at least jog or run second the controls feel a bit slow but you can ajust them in the options menu second of all some of the challenges especially the gambler challenge relly on luck more than skill other people and myself find this really annoying and unfair overall the game is great and it is game of the year i wolud recommend this game to every one Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2018
    10
    I'm amazed to see so many people writing reviews after maybe 5 to 10 hours with this game. There's clearly an enormous amount to do andI'm amazed to see so many people writing reviews after maybe 5 to 10 hours with this game. There's clearly an enormous amount to do and experience. Most complaints seem rather shallow too.
    I've been having a great time just riding around. The world is highly interactive with people to save from getting robbed, or gangs chasing you or just houses to break into and rob.
    I can't see this getting game of the year but personally I applaud the developers for trying to do something different. Instead of just remaking the first game they created something more challenging and in my opinion, very engaging. I think a lengthy single player campaign with a great story (so far from what i've played) with varied mission types and no microtransactions (in the single player) deserves a bit more praise.
    Sure there are flaws, the wanted system seems a bit broken and visually it's not going to win any awards, the start is slow and sometimes you're asked to ride long distances but personally those feel like small gripes in the grand scheme of things. I can see myself spending a lot of time with this and hope some people here will give it another shot and up their review score.
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  5. Dec 25, 2018
    9
    Best looking game of this console generation and maybe even on pc. Animations, weather effects, lighting etc. are really impressive. Story isBest looking game of this console generation and maybe even on pc. Animations, weather effects, lighting etc. are really impressive. Story is also very good, but gameplay is a bit slow and stiff. But you will get used to it after few hours. I won't talk about framerate, because you know, peasant stuff. Especially in cities it´s painful for my eyes. But again, u will get used to it. Expand
  6. Jan 12, 2019
    7
    RDR2 is a good game with flaws and one HUGE problem.
    I will be brief as would rather point you to MisterLupus' review who's exactly on point.
    RDR2 is a good game with flaws and one HUGE problem.
    I will be brief as would rather point you to MisterLupus' review who's exactly on point.

    The game is okay, but Rockstar gameplay system is starting to show it's age here. I got the impression of playing GTA4 still. There is a tremendous attention to details, yes; but when the core mechanics are sloppy, what gives that there is 187 variety of animals in the game...?
    But the main issue is with the story. Since this is a prequel to RDR1; the story is very very poor. You feel like an actor and the ending is so so bad!! One of the worse ending that will leave you sour.. Sure, all story don't have to be "perfect" ending; but this is just Rockstar sitting on the success of RDR1 and dont give 2 cents about your main protagonist and all that you have built here. For all the hours you will put in Arthur and the gang; it'll all be destroyed in the end and nothing is to be carried over or remembered in the end.
    For the rest; I am quoting MisterLupus who again; did an amazing job submerizing what I think of the game :
    "Graphics are stunning, world is rich on content and the general atmosphere really sucked me in. Attention to details is almost unparalleled. The story is predictable and feels a bit forced - some turn of events simply doesn't make sense and the characters turn either dumb or genius according to what's convenient in furthering the storyline - and it's also quite quite static. "

    "Gameplay suffers profoundly in this game. The controls are clumsy and bad - needlessly hard to navigate, often unresponsive - and both movement as well as combat are clunky to say the least and altso unimaginative. Something youd expect from a game made ten years ago"

    "[Missions are] so overly-scripted your actions and options constantly gets limited to a point where you might as well put the controller on the table and simply watch a movie."

    "this game will revert your choices to what it wants you to use during the first cutscene "

    "Rockstar is - as always - brilliant in creating the framework of a truly inspired game. Rockstar is also however - as always and unfortunately - mediocre at best when it comes to everything else. "
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  7. Jan 20, 2019
    0
    This game sucks d ick because you have to play dominos 3 times in a row to get 100%. Dominos, you know the game that everyone hated so muchThis game sucks d ick because you have to play dominos 3 times in a row to get 100%. Dominos, you know the game that everyone hated so much that the word now means something completely different. No one buys dominos to play dominos they buy dominos so you can stack them next to each other and than watch the DOMINO effect. It's funny because the original dominos game was so S hit and broken that no one even remembers the original game, they only remember it as it is today.
    Oh also the story is painfully linear and multiplayer is riddled with micro-transactions.
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