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Red Dead Redemption 2 - PlayStation 4

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4893 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable without playing any others in the series

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    RedMesa
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    Rdr2 has just about everything I ever wanted in an open-world game. You don't need to play any other Red Dead titles to understand what is going on in this one, but if you feel like it - maybe watch a video online that summaries the first one. I couldn't remember everything that happened the first time around and did this just to refresh my memory. While it was completely unnecessary, because this game is great on its own, it was kind of cool to see how this story folds in to the first rdr. They mesh well and there wasn't any inconsistencies that I noticed. The story is really intriguing and keeps you motivated to keep moving forward, but don't go too quick! While you can rush through the main game in about 24 hours give or take, I don't recommend it. There are so many side missions and special areas to explore, characters to meet and help out. I'm not sure how much time I've put in to this game at this point, but it is a lot. I'm sure I'm over 100 hours by the time I finished it. I took my time, searched for treasures, robbed a lot of stuff, looked for side-quest missions from strange characters, located cigarette cards and dream catchers and just about everything else, and so on. The controls are getting better in Rockstar games - I was never a fan of the original GTA games at first because I thought the controls were so awful - but they make sense the way they're set up here and a little tighter. The graphics are right up there among the best you'll see on ps4 and the soundtrack keeps you in the game, too. Most of the voice-acting gets an A+ and the voice-acting that doesn't is usually from a minor side-charcter that you don't have to worry abut hearing for too long. Otherwise, great job, cast! Sure, I ran in to some glitches along the way, but they were few and far between and typically Rockstar would run regular updates that seemed to fix them, so no big deal. I was sad when I realized I was nearing 100% completion as I knew I would eventually be done with just about everything and it'd be time to move on to the next game. That said - there is an online component and there is always more you can go back and do if you like, so I guess it is never really "over" in that sense. I was very invested in the characters and it isn't easy to pull off what Rockstar did here by getting you to believe in and come to know 23 different characters at your camp on a somewhat personal level. Overall, if you're not sure about buying the game, do yourself a favor and just pick up a copy. You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Masterfully crafted world

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    Timewarp
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    So this is an unusual circumstance where I am not even close to finishing the game, but already love it. In fact, I purposefully neglect main mission tracks to explore the world. From what I have read, the story does go places, and gets better so I have a lot to look forward to on that front because I liked what I have seen so far. That said, my preferred way to play is just to go out and see what unfolds. I might go hunting. I may help out a damsel in distress. I might start a drunken fight in a bar. Whatever happens to feel right in the moment. It's been a greatly immersive, and wonderful time, and I am in no rush to "finish" the game. Controls are more deliberate that what most people are accustomed to. One has to get over the snappy controls of a typical FPS. This is not that. There are settings you can tweak to approach this. Just understand the game has it's own deliberate pace. I frankly enjoy that aspect. It means you have to pay attention, and play mindfully instead of spamming buttons. At the same time it is not something you have to think about. It is pretty easy to grasp, and becomes second nature. Much like touch-typing, your fingers will know what to do if you play mindfully. I read/hear a lot about players shooting someone when they meant to do something else. I've done it as well. But then they blame the controls for not making sense... which is odd because they do not change (nor do the prompts). My advice is to slow down, and make sure you are doing what you mean to do. Anyway, if you loved the first Red Dead, and/or enjoy a open-world in a western setting, I highly recommend this game. Take your time. This is not a game you gulp down in order to rush credits. Savor every sip. Find a pace that works for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game Of The Year

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    Jasen
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    This game is definitely going on the "best games of all time" list. Think of it as Grand Theft Auto, but American Western times. But it's a whole lot more serious and respectable. It's really more than just a game. If you take the time to stop and look at your surroundings, you'll realize the amazing world that Rockstar Games created. This game is phenomenal in all the right ways. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about it. It has everything. The storytelling, side missions, beautiful landscapes, hundreds of animal breeds, weapon customization, hunting, fishing, animal skinning animations, crafting and cooking, treasure hunting, multiple outfits and clothes for your main character, even horse customization with saddles and mane styles and more... The way this game represents it's characters throughout the story, it makes you care about them. Heck you'll even care about some random fellow on the side of the road with a broken leg and a heartthrobbing story that you'll stop to help him out. Or you have a choice of being the most ruthless outlaw of all time and shoot him in the other leg and take all his money. You can be as good or as bad as your heart desires and benefit from different perks of the Honor System. Everything in this game is made to such a quality that no other developer can do. Not Dice, Activision, Bethesda, Ubisoft or even Bioware has enough talent to come close to creating such a masterpiece that is Red Dead Redemption 2. Naughty Dog comes close with The Last Of Us. But even then this game provides so much more than others. So just buy the game. Even if you don't like Western films, you will still appreciate this game for everything it has to offer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Campaign revival

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    Bdog1152
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    As recent releases such as COD WW2 and Assassins creed odyssey have been released with steller gameplay I felt as though something was missing. These two titles as I just mentioned have fallen into a drastic and unfortunate assumption: that everyone these days has robust wifi and highspeed internet. I was so sad when I heard titles such as the ones listed above would require internet to play the campaign mode! It felt like offline couch play and dynamic single player games were being left behind. If left me yelling "Are you serious!" This unfortunate trend is not this game! I live in the country with no highspeed internet at all (sad I know) but literally no providers even though I have great desire to purchase better internet. This game has a nearly 70 hour single player campaign, no internet required, no day one patches to make it run, no pay to win systems, none of that. People began saying and believing that "always needing internet active to play games, even campaign modes is just the future and the way things are." This game took 8 years to dvelop, nearly 3,000 people and creators to make it and it is the best game ever! It has truly sunk a sword right into the mindset of gamers and other developers who were falling into the trap that "games just require day one patches to fix glitches now it's just the way things are" although yes, this game also has a very large patch I played it to the very end on a ps4 that has never in it's life been connected to internet and it worked just fine with no game breaking glitches. This game proves single player campaigns are back with a bang! And really challenges other developers that assume patches and internet is the "norm" now days for games even for single player mode access...wrong! Hunting, fishing, free world exploration, the music, the detail, the alternate endings based on game choices..it has it all! A winner for sure!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game of The Year!!!

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    China84
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    To sum this game up in one word just isn’t possible. If your a fan of GTA then this is for you. Not a fan of GTA but love “Open World” games then this is for you. Enjoy hunting and fishing then this game is for you. Tired of games that consist of hang gliding and building this game is for you. I personally love Rockstar games and I’m a huge fan of open world games that allow you to take a break from the actual story and interact with your environment on a level that is so realistic. I love games that allow you to really get to know and connect with characters and this game provides that. Currently I’m playing on a PS4 slim with a 4k HDR television and the graphics are phenomenal. Sadly I wish that I’d purchased this for my Xbox One X to really see the full extent of what the graphics have to offer. For any parents reading as Christmas time approaches I know many of your kids are requesting this game and if you’ve been a fan of Rockstar you already know most if not all their games have inappropriate content for children so just be aware there is no exception with this one. I’m sure if you google about the game it will provide information that help you make a decision whether it’s appropriate for your child. Overall I am enjoying this game and will continue playing even after the main story is completed because it’s so much to do. The side missions are fun and aren’t those silly annoying type side missions either. I cannot comment about the Online experience because I’ve yet to try it. I always like to complete the main story first. The last thing I’d like to comment on is the overall button configuration for movement and interactions in game. I suffer from carpal tunnel in my right hand and many of the actions in game require use of R3 so thanks to controller mapping through the PS4 I’ve been able to configure buttons so that it won’t cause so much discomfort while playing. This is a great game and worth purchasing that offers replay value in order to complete challenges. Please excuse run on sentences, punctuation, spelling and grammatical errors. I’m a Nurse not a Writer lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saddle Up!

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    Acadius
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    This game has been a long time coming and it was worth the wait. I enjoyed the original Red Dead Redemption back in 2010 but I had to play in increments to prevent myself from getting bored while wondering around. In RDR2, there isn't boredom, there's adventure when you want it and serenity when you want some downtime. The story starts off with a gradual pace but after Chapter III, it really gets going. With each new area discovered on the map, I was amazed to see what the new town or cities held for me in my Western adventure. And the details! I implore the player to savor the littlest details that a lot of people might take for granted. The displacement of mud and snow around your feet as you walk, the dried blood that stains your hands and or clothing upon hunting or getting into a fight with another bandit really needs to be seen. When a thunderstorm rolls in, you will set up a tent just to take in the wonderful sounds of the rain pounding on the tent fabric as lightning flashes in the distance. The soundtrack changes pace depending on what is occurring around you which makes you feel like you are n the most epic western story ever. There are some issues like the somewhat clunky controls but I suggest you go into the settings and calibrate them to your liking. There is also the issue with the HDR but currently I am playing on my PS4 Pro with the HDR turned off until Rockstar updates the game as they have promised. If you are looking for a deep open world that engulfs you then this will do it. I'm a huge fan of escapism and Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best ways to escape after a long day. Not since The Witcher 3 have I been this enthralled with a game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Wild West sandbox returns, better than ever!

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    Samuel
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    The original Red Dead Redemption was a masterpiece that captured the style of classic western films while serving up a fun amount of action-filled gameplay, all told through a powerful and emotional journey of its key protagonist, John Marston. RDR2 dials back the clock 12 years, to long before John embarked on a quest to save his family. Arthur Morgan takes the lead this time around, in the final days of the Dutch Van Der Linde gang as they struggle to find their place in a world that seeks the end of all outlaws. The gunplay is as solid as the original Redemption, now boasting a wider selection of weapons, all with extensive customization options that allow for both greater firepower, as well as giving players a personal touch to their arsenal. Additionally, RPG elements allow for Morgan to grow stronger and become a better gunslinger, with a variety of options that can boost the player's skills to new heights. Hunting also returns, and is far more fleshed out than it was in the original RDR. With nearly 200 kinds of animals to hunt and kill with your extensive collection of weapons, collecting pelts and other animal parts offers all the thrills of real-life hunting without any of the risk or harm to actual animals. Furthermore, the numerous upgrades that can be unlocked by claiming intact pelts will entice many players to spend hours in the virtual wilderness. RDR2 still suffers from some of the technical hiccups that plagued its predecessor, such as glitches and touchy controls. Thankfully, there are many options to tailor one's experience and make the game more manageable. Regardless, the masterfully-written story and solid gameplay will surely consume many a player's time for weeks to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Red Dead Realism

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    Stevethedirector
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    Plain and simple - RDR2 is one of the most intricately built open world currently. Does this mean it’s the best, or the most fun? Well, that mostly depends on your preference in games. Though this one seems to be splitting the most hardcore of gamers. For me, this brand of immersive storytelling mixed with absolute freedom to find the most obscure scenarios - R* style. Yes, this game is a bit slow to start, with chapter one being mainly a tutorial, then chapter two opening up the world to the freedoms of exploration. (I found a house of corpses, a death cult of sorts, in my first hour roaming the open world. The activities are plentiful and deep in their systems, which is also drenched in realism behind the motivations. These certain programmed actions and systems are seemingly what is splitting the crowd. Some wishing this was more chaotic and action driven like GTA, but instead is more paced and steeped in absolute atmosphere. Truly putting you in the trials and tribulations of the old west. But that’s not to say the action isn’t abundant, there is still plenty of set pieces full of fun. My only gripe in gameplay is the old RDR mechanics, just slightly tweaked. Learning the laws of the layout was something that took a moment to perfect, but smooth once things get going. While I’ve mentioned this game may not be for everyone, mostly due to pacing and style of mechanics behind the immersion, I would highly recommend this game to anyone looking for a great open world experience. Just expect to play through the paces of exploring the old west - well, a bit more than just the west this time around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game Only After A Very Long Opening

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    JSmith
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    First off the Negatives: This game does not play like classic Rockstar games (GTA V). The game is very drawn out and everything you seems to take forever to complete. When you ride to town or to a mission location on your horse, it may take 10-15 of sitting there doing nothing but watching the screen. (Boring) Not everything is explained in the game and Fast Travel is not opened up until you upgrade your camp. The Controls are very clunky and some options are hidden in your pop up wheel and take up to 3 button holds to open up something. Looting a body takes 3 seconds at least, not terrible but when you have to go through 20 dead bodies, it seems forever. All the other aspects of the game (hunting, fishing, upgrades, and mini-games) seem added on and are not really necessary to complete the game. Another thing I didn't care for was that you have to maintain your personal hygiene (shave & bathe), clean your guns, and care for your horse (brush and wash it). This game feels like a cowboy simulator at times. The Positives: Beautiful graphics. Interaction between npc's is usually fun (hold down L2 on PS4) to interact. The missions are the usual Rockstar variety. Exploring caves for hidden gold bars was fun. Deadeye remains in the game and is always a pleasure to mow down enemies. Overall: This is a fun game but will test your patience. It's pace is very slow and some may not like that. Chapter 1 of 6 is about an hour and a half long and is the most boring intro to any video game I have ever played. If you can get past Chapter 1 the game really establishes itself and the fun begins. 8/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sadly disappointed

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    Chad
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    The game is great....However, there's a few things that are really disappointing. No REAL implementation of fast travel. I love the immersion of the world, and the random events you can come across, but sometimes I don't feel like riding 15-20 minutes to go to a far away mission. I timed it one time, and it took 13 minutes to get from one mission to the next. That's a little excessive when that will be your entire game experience. After upgrading the camp enough you can unlock one way fast travel...WITHOUT your horse, making it a long trek all over again. Arthur is likable, but I liked John and his story much more. The mask is a little annoying when committing crimes. It seems that even if you put it on way outside of town, change clothes, keep it on, change clothes when you get away.....you still get a bounty...what exactly is it doing, then? the motion can feel a little clunky sometimes. Overall the story just isn't as engaging to me as RDR 1 was. I'm just honestly a little disappointed in this game. It's stunningly beautiful, it has a great HUGE, lived in world. It's just not engaging...for me... Sometimes I don't want to spend 15-20 minutes going one way to a mission. Sometimes I only have an hour to play and don't want 3/4 of that to be traveling from A-B

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Red Dead Depression

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    Neilmiser
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    Rockstar set out to make a groundbreaking game, but they ended up making one of the best movies of the year instead. The control scheme is a disaster, with the main character, Arthur, subjected to some of the slowest, most plodding, unimaginably badly designed controller issues I've ever dealt with: Molasses-slow walking speed in the main camp. Having to hammer down on the run button over and over and over if you want to run faster or ride your horse harder. Having to press several buttons unintuitively just to get to basic things like the map or the save menu. I could go on and on, but my fingers are too tired to type after having to hold down three or four buttons SIMULTANEOUSLY on my PS4 controller just to have Arthur eat some canned peaches to replenish his heath. Or his stamina. Or his health "core", but not his depleted health. Or his-- I don't really know. It's not explained well. Nothing is. No instruction manual and terrible tutorials aren't helping. But I really think the game is beyond help at this point. I played through everything I could, and there's bugs, glitches, boring gameplay that repeats and repeats. It's a sign that Rockstar is now making games for the post-game online cash, no longer making the legendary titles like RDR1 or the earlier GTA games. Do yourself a favor then. Don't be a part of this trend. Ignore the game. Maybe that'll give us some redemption after all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easily a game of the year if not decade

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    Cloudrift
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    Red Dead is a game that took seven years or so to make and it shows. This game is brimming with content and will keep you engaged for dozens of hours. The main story missions are beefy enough, but all he side content with side quests, hunting, fishing, collectibles, etc will keep you going for a long time. What I love about the game is the attention to detail with little things like people commenting in towns if you your clothes or muddy or an NPC grasping for air you throw in a creek. Also helps that the game's graphics are spectacular when you consider how big the world is. Story is very engaging as you go through protagonist Arthur Morgan's character journey of redemption. You'll grow attached to his some of his fellow gang members, while hating others. Mission designs are great with many of the story missions having unique elements; they're not all "shoot em ups." So what are some flaws? Control wise, the game feels a bit laggy. It's probably intentional to give the game more of a weighty feel much like Killzone. Trying to get Arthur to distinguish different objects close to each other can be a pain. Gunplay is also largely unchanged from the first with auto aim being prevalent. I don't really bother with the online so I can't comment on it too much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stellar Graphics, Convoluted gameplay

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    JOHNNY2FINGERS
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    First off being a huge fan of the first Red Dead Redemption, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this game, but I had to, and then wait some more, and a bit more, then, again, a bit more. Having already lost a little steam from the waiting game, I was certain that once the game was in my hands that I would once again have the exciting world of an outlaw cowboy at the onset of the 20th century at my fingertips. To a large extent I was not disappointed, the visuals are beyond simply impressive, they are near reality in a box. But a game is not good simply because of its A/V fidelity, it needs a lot more to reach that status. Overall the thing about this game that ultimately pushed me back to playing AC Odyssey was simply that there was too much gameplay with too little direction, and as near as I could tell, there was no way to return to the game, after a break, and find out what objective you left off at. This forced me to go back to an earlier save point and start the mission over. Frustrating for someone who is a casual gamer that does not always have/get to finish each mission before needing to stop playing. Overall I would say that Rockstar created a mind-blowingly beautiful, albeit convoluted at times, poorly directed game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning game from a great company!

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    Leon
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    I played RDR1 back in 2010, a year after my brothers and I purchased our first PS3. It was such an amazing experience with great attention to detail I waited almost a decade to play RDR2. I can tell you these types of games from companies like Rockstar Games, are the reason I'm still gaming, even thought that means I have to wait years for high quality games. I also appreciate new companies and small games don't get me wrong, but in modern times where big companies only care about making money, rather than creating experiences. This shouldn't be their main focus, at the end of the day, video games are art. I highly recommend anybody who appreciates great attention to detail and high quality standards to play Red Dead Redemption 2. The narrative of the Wild West gang is trilling and keeps you hocked. Doesn't matter if you play for 1 hour or for 3 straight hours, the story is easy to follow and interesting. The setting and views in the world are stunning and show you how stunning some places in the USA are in the real world and give you a sense of how the world felt during this time period. Go buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOY candidate with ease!

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    Wemmerus
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    You've probably already read all the reviews or at least heard about them. The first RDR was an amazing story on the previous generation of consoles and this one absolutely blows it away with the added power of the current generation of systems. Developers have worked for years to maximize immersion in the game systems and the world you're playing in, and RDR2 succeeds in virtually every facet. Characters are truly sympathetic, deep and act as real people with real motivations and disparate personalities. Little touches like physically walking thru the general store to shop rather than the gamey "shopping list" pop-up add to the realism of 1899. You can practically taste the dust your horse kicks up on the trails - unless you're in the middle of a thunderstorm, riding up the sides of a mountain, etc...environments are stunning and remind you quickly of simpler times and shorter lives. Absolute must buy on either system! Haven't tinkered with the multiplayer aspect so can't expound (personally it's not that type of game as far as I'm concerned...). Purchase and watch the hours slip by!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Early game review

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    RonM
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    I haven't finished RD2 and likely won't for many, many months so my review isn't for the game as a whole. Overall, so far, RD2 is amazing. Not so much as a "game" but more as an experience. An interactive deep and interesting story unfolding all around you. Unlike most games, this is designed from the ground up to pull you into the world of Red Dead and yup live it. That means they're isn't always action. There isn't always things to force you to keep moving in a specific direction. Yes, be you can continue the story as you want but you can also live hundreds of other stories along the way, at your own pace, as you want. And even just slow down and enjoy the beautiful world you're in. Go fishing, hunt or just explore. Not many games have you show down your pace and get lost in a world like this. There are no flashing icons to tell you to hurry up to the next check point or quest. No timers. You just enter areas/towns/camps and become part of the stories as it's happening. It's honestly a bit difficult to explain but it's incredible to get lost in. This game might not be the right choice for those with ADD or those that need constant action and tasks in a non-stop way though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slow-burn, but TOTALLY worth the early drag

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    OK, I get it, the game has a very slow start. It's hard to appreciate the deliberate pace coming from God of War, Spider-Man and Assassin's Creed. In fact, by the end of Chapter 1 and the beginning of Chapter 2 I came very close to returning the game altogether. I came within minutes of dozing off, controller in hand. HOWEVER, I am SO glad I stuck with it. When the world became overwhelming I did a bit of research (Google lol) and got through soem not well-explained aspects of the game, but the main and side quests are exciting, suspenseful and so diverse. I never felt like it was too repetitive. I also found myself enjoying doing things outside of the main missions like riding around on my trusty steed, hunting, robbing random folks sitting next to campfires, throwing people off carriages and holding trains hostage. The world is your oyster here! Moral of the story? Throw your morals out the window :) Have some fun, don't get too overwhelmed, don't be afraid to explore and break some in-game "rules" and see what's waiting for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rockstar's best game, ever?

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    Dane
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    As a long-time fan of Rockstar Games I've played start to finish nearly every GTA, including GTA V twice (once on PS3, once on PS4). RDR2 is just superior in so many ways. First of all, the depth of this game is an incredible technical achievement. In fact, it's a bit overwhelming at first how much there is to do! Crafting, collecting skins, finding all the animals... if you're one who likes to get 100% completion, this game will keep you busy a very long time. You simply feel like you'll never finish this game. But isn't that the beauty of it too? Everywhere you go, the graphics are sublime. Tons of side-missions, and I often found myself getting my gambling fix for a couple hours by just sitting down at a poker table on Red Dead instead of driving to the casino. If you have a spouse, friend, or roommate that likes to watch you play, this is also a great game for that. It's pretty and engaging enough that spectators can appreciate it. In fact, I'm writing this review on the second copy I purchased for a family member after she got hooked watching me play!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Be Prepared To Dedicate Time

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    SuperCam
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    I do not know where to start with this. The story, side missions, hunting, crafting, multiplayer, and more. The new protagonist this time around, Arthur Morgan, is as enjoyable as John Marston from the first game. This game serves as a prequel and centers on Dutch’s gang dealing with the government as outlaws. So many likeable characters throughout the missions and being able to interact with them grips the player until the end. I bought this game at launch and it took me a good month to beat it. I played it almost every day for a couple or few hours. I am still playing it because of the multiplayer which has its own story and competitive modes. You can posse up with friends and take both on together. It is in beta so there are features that I hope get fixed, but I am impressed how well it is for being a beta. All good things aside, I do think there are some tedious parts such as having to be in range of your horse to be able to whistle for it, walking really slow when you are in camp and other areas, and having to pick up just about everything one by one. Even though those points are a little annoying, it did not stop me from playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cinematic with substance

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    surlysurely
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 is an experience to remember. The thing that stands out the most is the painstaking attention to detail. Everything - the realistic animations, the highly context-sensitive dialogue, and so much more - reflect the countless hours of effort the developers poured into this game. And luckily, this doesn't come at the expense of the actual core gameplay. This has one of the most engaging and cinematic narrative experiences ever seen in a game, with superb voice acting and motion capture. Many characters are well written and have very distinct yet relatable traits. When it comes to actual mechanics, this game has serviceable cover-based shooting, with the plethora of weapon choices, ammunition types, and realistic cocking of guns elevating firefights. Enough can't be said about the graphics. The lighting alone is worth mention, lending a photorealistic quality to the already stunning and detailed environments. All of these aspects come together to form an unforgettable experience that looks and feels great. It's not perfect, but the multitude of goods vastly outweigh the bads.

    I would recommend this to a friend