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Red Dead Redemption 2 - Xbox One

Model: E3 SKUSKU: 5353902

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 3464 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Epic Adventure

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    Buckerou
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    I am 60 years old and have been video gaming since the first days of Intellivision, Atari and Playstation. With that being said, I grew up watching John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. I love Westerns and always will. This game is truly the best game that I have played thus far and my all time favorite. Rock Star and Naughty Dog are the top two gaming companies in my opinion. I am playing on Xbox X and a 55" 4K TV the graphics set the bar and are just second to none. The music is well thought out and perfect for the era. The towns and scenery are just plain epic. You can get caught up in the scenery just looking around with the binoculars. There is something for everyone here from bustling St. Dennis to the Grizzly Mountains. Sure it takes a bit to get from point A to point B, but then again it did in those days too. I usually get side tracked hunting varmints or big game or stop and fish. Both activities are well thought out and so realistic, There are so many activities to do and sets to collect you will be playing this game for a very long time. There are many humorous adventures too. Like the first time I went up to a horse that I did not first make up to. I quickly got kicked across the stable. Or the time I hit the wrong button and punched my horse Pecos. He quickly turned around and kicked me a good 10 feet. Or the time a billy goat head butted me and knocked me down. Or the first time I tried roping a wild horse. I managed to finally catch up and rope him alongside a moving train; only to have him tumble and the train run him over dead. Hah! I think you get the picture. Let me say this game may not be for all. I have two sons, 16 and 22, both have watched me play. Neither are interested in playing the game one bit. They are from the fast paced CoD crowd. If I were to pick one fault with the game, it would be the save system. I have saved game play and when loaded I find myself in a different location. Also when starting a mission, it would be nice to make a save so if you mess up, you could go back to that save to try it again. For instance, I shot Flaco the gunslinger. He fell face down outside his cabin. Now you are supposed to take his picture to prove you shot him. I could not as the picture would not show his face. I tried and tried so many ways. I finally found if I walked thru him it disturbed his body a bit. After walking thru him about 25 times his face was exposed. You can replay missions, but you have to start from their check point. In this case I could not start the mission over as it wasn't complete. I would have had to go back to the previous day. If you travel far, you may need to do that all over again. This is a minor complaint though. I still feel RDR2 should be and will be GOTY . If you enjoy role playing games, this is a must have game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

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    sqeeks83
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    Rockstar has set the bar high once again! Its said they spent 8 years developing this game and it absolutely paid off. I easily spent 200 hours immersed in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. Having loved the original Red Dead game, I knew I would pick this up eventually but was concerned due to not caring for the latest Grand Theft Auto game. I'm glad I did. The graphics are unprecedented on the PS4 Pro and amazing on the XBOX ONE original console ( I have yet to buy an XBOX ONE X). The landscapes range from swamp land to snowy mountains to tall grass and forests. There is an array of animals to hunt, fish to catch and horses to tame and ride. Hunting has an extra added layer of complexity. Animal pelt come in three different varieties, poor, good and perfect. In order to craft clothing, satchels, etc. perfect and/or legendary pelts need to be obtained. Fish can be caught then cooked or sold. There are also Legendary fish to catch as well. This is not a game where you want to skip the cutscenes as the voice acting, music and story are top notch! I found myself walking around camp and talking to NPC's to learn their unique stories and backgrounds. I also enjoyed reading Arthur's journal as he records drawings of unique sights he sees while out in the world. The journal also gives the player insight into how Arthur feels about certain events that unfold throughout the game. When you need a break from the main storyline, there are side quests as well as mini games like Dominoes, Five Finger Fillet, Poker and Blackjack. To put it lightly, this game is packed with things to do. If you buy one video game this year, make it this one. When I exhausted all the options, I legitimately got bummed due to not having any new content. With that being said, for those of you who play online, there is RDR Online. I can't say much about it because I'm of the dying single player breed. I do hope that Rockstar releases a single-player DLC. They definitely will have my money if so!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is entertaining enough

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    UDFlyer
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    Having not been much aware of the original, I thought I’d give this a try. Graphics on the Xbox One X are amazing, and I didn’t have excessive load times or any graphics issues at all during gameplay. My issue came down to the gameplay itself. The control scheme, while adequate, had to cover too many activities and options, there was just too much to do. The biggest frustration for me was the length of time between missions or objectives-you spend a lot of time walking or riding your horse across the map for only a short time of action and it’s not always clear what you are actually supposed to do once you get there. The game gives you the option to do good things or bad but I haven’t gotten anywhere where there was an impact from your decisions ( maybe that’s the point?). The whole game is usually pretty good about giving you a tutorial/clues about stuff you need to do for a specific mission (like following someone or cooking recipes and making bait) but a lot of those side types of things I wouldn’t know to do without guidance and certainly am not mixing medicines or following a recipe for a specific type of food. Maybe as I play more these will become more intuitive but so far they feel more like a needlessly complex game mechanic that doesn’t add much to the story. Overall I was happy with the game—it’s an entertaining way to spend some time—but was glad I had gotten it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game but has its quirks

    Posted
    Patrick
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    This game is amazing. Rockstar did a great job immersing players in the world. Story telling is on point, the world is full of life and you can do so many different things you'll never get bored. I love all everything about it except a few things. The character you control is slow and sluggish. The cover system is awkward and enemies will sometimes flank you. Getting the hang of it and knowing when to engage are definitely key for you having a good time. One annoying thing is that when you go around doing typical GTA style stuff (killing, stealing, etc) with your mask on(you get a mask to cover your identity) with no soul in sight, you will some how get flagged for your crime. Some witness somewhere will rush to a sheriff and you wont know where we went. Depending on your crime, (i got accused of murder) a pack of sheriffs will come out of know riding like lightning and END you. it was nuts, that part of the game definitely seems a little broken. That was my first experience but since then, i've learned to conceal my crimes a little better and take care of witnesses. Keep in mind too that since you are moving around on 1 horse power, things take a lot of time to complete. You'll have to get a good sitting in to feel like you accomplished anything meaningful. But yeah, will all its quirks, this is still a masterpiece and one of the best games this console generation. Definitely pick it up. The online is incoming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This game rocks!

    Posted
    Chrism007
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    So, I went through 5 minutes of resetting my best buy email to write this review, I don’t normally leave reviews, but this game was worth it. First, I’m not a huge gamer, I play maybe 5 hrs a week, and mainly pc games from blizzard. (D3). After reading the reviews and seeing the trailer for this game I bought it yesterday. All I can say is WOW... this game has entered a new standard of gaming! I have t played the first RDR game, and I’m not much of a cowboy fan. But loved the Clint Eastwood movies back in the day (Pale rider one of my favs) and since the guy on the cover of this game looks like Clint I thought it would be fun. This game has it all, scenery, shooting, hunting scenarios, and poker!! It actually has poker! I host a poker game st my place and was blown away when this game had it! A couple of notes: the game takes a looong time to install, it’s 2 discs and took about 30-45 minutes for me on xbox. Second if your impatient, and not into strategy games, this may not be a good game for you. I read the 3 star reviews and less, and it’s clear some people are into the fast and quick satisfaction action games. I could play this game over and over again , there is sooo much to discover! It’s like I’m playing a movie more then a game!! Well done Rockster truely a evolution in gaming! FYI if you don’t have. 4K tv GET ONE!! This game justifies it alone, and TVs are cheap now, but spend descent money, you won’t be disappointed!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great StoryMode

    Posted
    Brunscheen
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    This game is not run/gun and with limited online play it’s not for everyone. If you enjoy story progression and open map roaming with numerous side missions and interactive environments, then this game is for you. Two items a big miss for me in this game and only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars. First, game saving should include more frequent checkpoints. You’ll find yourself replaying missions or having to re-travel for some time before you can get back to where you left off. Don’t let your character die and you’ll be fine, otherwise prepare for some boring replay. 2nd- the open world is fun, but you’re required to travel through much of it without a true sensible “fast travel” option. Meaning you’ll need to complete some mini missions along the way prior to main story mode. Not the end of the world, but can be annoying. With these minor flaws it’s still an impeccable game with amazing 4D graphics. I’ve always been a Wild West fan and Red Dead is one of those games that gets it right. This is a Mature game for high school age + . The content and language may be a little much for middle school/younger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Astounding Game

    Posted
    nrstx
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    Because my life gets pretty busy, I've only been able to spend about 8-10 hours in the world of RDR2. However, I've been pretty amazed by the visuals and depth of gameplay along with the story and characters. This is definitely not a game for those with short attention spans as it makes you grind out tasks for a bigger dose of realism. I'm still working towards getting camp to the point where I can access quick travel... in the meantime, it's a bit of a slog getting from point A to point B, but that was Rockstar's point: to take in the beautiful world crafted with interesting things, and beautiful and interesting it is. Given the amount of time I have to game, I'll probably be playing this game for years as I tend to get easily side-tracked from the main storyline. Heck, just running around shooting photos with the camera is like a photography sim. The game itself is intriguing, it has depth, and it's probably the most realistic video game I've ever played, all things considered. I've been playing this on a One X and so far, gameplay is super smooth, loading isn't excessive (well, at least once you get all 80GB installed) and it's a ton of fun. I would highly recommend to anyone that wants to experience a game that is pushing the envelope on this generation of consoles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Clunky

    Posted
    culbles
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    So far movement in the whole game is clunky. It is not an open world environment and your character is lead around in events with no real options to explore or check things out. The button controls are not intuitive and are very complex with multiple functions. Knowing what mission you are on is obscure and you don't know the completion points until after you finish the task and you review it and get to choose if you want to replay it or not. What? A 128 animals that you can study with some that do not add to the game play. Even the Health, Stamina, and Dead-Eye are hard to figure out with icons and messages popping up all over the display while you are attempting to complete a task. Not even a glossary to explain all of the symbols and functions. I have spent hours and even all-nighters playing games that caught my attention. After thirty minutes of RDR 2 I am ready to watch TV. And I haven't gotten to the game being released before it was completed. Co-op play is expected to be released more than a month after the game is released. Thumbs down to that crap. Yep it is a western shoot-em-up and will take up a lot of your time to complete.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    After Playing this game, I am now a cowboy.

    Posted
    ChrisC
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    Well I just recently traded in my 2015 Mazda3 for an American Quarter Horse. Once you manage to build the bond with it, it'll come to you if you whistle. You can do this by pressing up on the D pad. Yeah I reckon this would be a good purchase, though once you download the game to you console you will have a twang of sorts. Life has become immersive and I find myself hunting or shaving in between the story line. Bounties are a thing and if someone murder's another they don't find the law after them. But if you happen to ride the dead fellow's horse, well dang you'll find yourself wanted for murder. Don't ask me, I'm just a cowboy. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a train to catch as it's my main form of transportation since my horse done been shot at like Mia Khalifa at the end of the video. Buy horse revive. It's a thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Terrible story, gameplay, and characters

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    Chris
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    Pure trash. The best thing is the graphics, which are amazing. It also does a pretty good job at the look and feel of the frontier in 1899. The story is totally linear, inconsistent, and ultimately meaningless - in that your decisions don't make any difference. The story is awful, lazy, and poorly written from the start and the ending is even worse. Missions are terribly linear. The 'roleplaying' is a joke. The epilogue is terribly unsatisfying. The characters are all jerks, especially the men. The movement and controls are often clumsy. You're supposed to be able to explore this huge world but your companions are always telling you to hurry up. You'll be doing tutorials until halfway through the game while playing a character that is supposed to be a veteran. Illogical choices; terrible design. The online game is toxic!! Don't buy!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slow Going, good cinematics

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    53719Boy
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    This game was a long time coming and out the gate I guess in just expected more. It took forever to install which I expected, then started with a long cinematic, which I couldn't pay attention to just wasnt engaging, then after playing a few missions now I just get the feel like I'm playing thru a movie, very unengaging so far and graphics during cinematics are choppy around the edges, could be my internet, but wouldn't that 45min of install time be able seamlessly install a movie? Graphics are amazing for the most part though, people look real. feels like the wild west, including the vast expanses of the west, so get used to riding your horse through seemingly endless expanses of terrain. and not too fast as your horse will keep over. so take in the scenery and have a whistle while this game leads and globes and takes you to the sleepiest adventure you'll likely have on Xbox1s, cowpoke!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game!!

    Posted
    Mac128
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    This game is fantastic!! Visually stunning. Great story. I love everything about this game, the only thing I wish is it had an instant fast travel to anywhere on the map. A little into the game you can semi fast travel to locations. This one small complaint aside this is a must play in my opinion. FYI I’ve seen some people complain they didn’t play past the “snow level”. This is still in the introductory of the game. I admit this part was a little tedious even though I enjoyed it, but get into the open world and give it a chance. If it’s not for you fine but give it a chance. I love riding around on my horse shooting bandits, robbing trains and coming across memorable encounters. (Game looks fantastic one the Xbox One X in 4K!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s like I’m there

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    Nickfritz
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    There is so much detail in this game it’s unbelievable. You can hunt up to like 120 animals. You can fish for many kinds of fish using different lures and baits. You can customize your guns and gear. You can kill everyone that you want. You can run from the law or kill them. Bounty hunters will come after you if you don’t pay your bounty. You can freeze to death if you don’t wear the right gear. You can catch horses or kill them. You can hog tie people and feed them to the gators or throw them in a lake or river and watch them drown. You can also put them on train tracks and let them get in over. You can drag them behind your horse. You can rob people trains stores. So basically if you’re trying to decide to get this game or not you would be wrong not to get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's worth the price

    Posted
    Kiel695
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    So, I'm not sure what I could say about RDR2 that most people do not already know at this point (I mean, it's been out for like two weeks and it's sold so well and is so popular even South Park has made an episode about it). Basically, if you like to play as a criminal in a gang that is set in the West, buy it. If you don't enjoy that scenario, don't. I bought it as a present and while I did not care for the first RDR, and I can't say I care for this one either, I will say how stunning the graphics and world is. You can't find a better game to play a old time western outlaw then this game. The world is just great, Rockstar, as they normally do, did a fantastic job and most everyone can enjoy this (although parent's there is a lot of violence and killing in this game, please pay attention to the M/17+ rating and decide if that is okay for your child).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Flawed Masterpiece

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    CurtainCall
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    If this game wasn't marred by unnecessary survival mechanics & a plodding pace, I'd easily give this a 5, but its shortcomings hold it back. Graphically, it's a stunner. Narrative wise, it delivers a tale that is fun to experience. The world is massive & beautiful, but you will be traveling A LOT, and it gets boring & repetitive real quick. Honestly, this game is too big for its own good. If you have a life outside of video games, this may just be too overwhelming. There's so much crammed into this game that it's throwing tutorial message after tutorial message at you for a while. If you take breaks from games & don't rush through them, you're very likely to forget a good portion of the mechanics whenever you return to the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    People need to be honest

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    George
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    Honestly, this game is a pain. The character moves like a tank and the developers make it clear they want you to experience the game the way they want. You move 1mph in camp; each time you get off your horse you have to select your weapons; controls on their own are sooooo clunky; you are in this massive world, but you are forced, for hours on end, to do main quests before things truly open up. And DEAR GOD, sometimes you're not sure where to go, and you must ride your horse for 10 minutes just to check something out. No biggie first few times, but man, it gets old quick. I'm about 13 hours in, and I'm still on training wheels. I'm sure a patch with quality of life improvements is on the horizon, but take the "10/10" reviews with a grain of salt right now. This a 6/10 for me thus far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game

    Posted
    Qman
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    Fully-encompassed 1890s-outlaw living. Gameplay is very similar to GTA-V (Rockstar games obvi) but much less explosions and rioting and a lot more real-world experiences. From hunting hundreds upon hundreds of different birds, mammals, and fish to cook/sell, to finding all the different side stories and characters, treasure hunting to looting (with real in-game consequences unlike GTA), to just riding a horse through the game and exploring the magnificently-designed map and sights- this game is gigantic and a TON of fun to play and follow along. For pete's sake you can fish with different lures and bait depending on where you are- rivers, lakes, or swamps. The map has everything- Alaskan mountains, Louisiana swamps, Nebraska plains, Arizona deserts, and EVERYTHING in-between. If Skyrim and GTAV had a baby, this game would be it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth the wait.

    Posted
    SimplyBLACK1987
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    If you were a fan of the original Red Dead like I was then you'll absolutely love this game. There's so much to explore in this massive open world, a slew of challenges and hunts to complete, interesting characters to interact with and learn about. The only caveat with the game lies in its actual gameplay, which at times can feel slow and sluggish thanks to Rockstar's almost ridiculous attention to detail. Thankfully it doesnt detract from the overall experience. The graphics are incredible and you can definitely tell the game was crafted with a lot of TLC over its long 8 year development, and that's just the single player campaign. Here's hoping the same amount of effort goes into the upcoming multiplayer mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy sequel to one of my favorite games

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    redwingcody
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    In my first 10 hours or so playing Red Dead Redemption 2, I have to say that it lives up the hype, and it is worth the wait from the release of the first game. It looks amazing and is a lot of fun. There are a few issues with the game: long load times on a base Xbox One. The controls seem a bit sluggish/clunky. The menus are a bit cumbersome, your items in the radial menus are the same colors so it can be a little difficult to quickly differentiate between items without reading their description. The pause/start menu can also be frustrating. I think the menu should be able to be quickly completely closed by pressing start/menu. Instead depending on part of the menu you are in you must press B to back out of the menu on screen at a time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Game! but...

    Posted
    ZachG
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    RDR2 is visually one of the most beautiful games I have ever played and one of the most realistic games as well. The story line is amazing and Arthur, for all of his flaws, is one of the most likable characters that I have played in a long time. All of that being said, I have struggled at points to enjoy the game. There are a lot of teeny tiny aspects of the game that are slow, confusing, buggy, and much harder than they have to be. Sometimes these little issues pile up and occur all at the same time making me frustrated enough to just turn the game off and regroup later. It is a great game but if you buy this game you will feel obligated to love it even if you do not because the gaming community says you have to love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend