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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: 98 out of 99
  2. Negative: 0 out of 99
  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
    With its amazing open-world, well-written story and deep characters, Red Dead Redemption II is a roller-coaster full of emotions. Controls may feel a bit clunky at times, but still: this is a masterpiece.
  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 27, 2018
    10
    The amount of salt from the negative reviews is palpable, it's almost as if you can just keep registering accounts with random email addressesThe amount of salt from the negative reviews is palpable, it's almost as if you can just keep registering accounts with random email addresses simply to influence the user score. Hah, people are never happy. The game's amazing btw, Rockstar always delivers quality and is worth the wait... keep waiting PC "masterrace" ;) Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    RDR 2 is a true masterpiece in world building and story telling. The controls and gameplay are very similar to GTA 5 and RDR 1 which is not aRDR 2 is a true masterpiece in world building and story telling. The controls and gameplay are very similar to GTA 5 and RDR 1 which is not a bad thing, but perplexes me as to why it is getting some hate from users.

    The soundtrack is exceptional. This is twice the game GTA 5 was to me.
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  4. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    Brilliant, as expected. The most technologically advanced game with one of the greatest stories ever told in videogames.
  5. Jun 5, 2019
    9
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is a great open world western game, it focuses on realism so the game is very slow, the story progresses nicely exceptRed Dead Redemption 2 is a great open world western game, it focuses on realism so the game is very slow, the story progresses nicely except for Chapter 6 where i feel it was rushed.
    The characters are memorable especially the main ones.
    The controls are outdated but still work fine.
    The graphics and animation detail is amazing and one of the best in the gaming industry.
    A great variety of activities to do and spend time on..it is easy to sink 100+ hours in this game.

    Side quests are nothing impressive but they do their job well at least.
    Hunting is amazing, if you like hunting and wilderness this game is a must own.

    A great game, not a masterpiece as other people claim simply because of its basic gameplay and outdated controls and pacing issues in the story later on.

    9.0/10
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  6. Feb 26, 2019
    7
    The story mode is flawless, absolutely incredible. As much as I wanted to just roam and explore I had to see what happened next. VisuallyThe story mode is flawless, absolutely incredible. As much as I wanted to just roam and explore I had to see what happened next. Visually stunning, technically accomplished and surprisingly bug free for such a massive and detail rich open world. Absolutely perfect campaign from start to finish.

    The online mode is a shameless cash grab. How anyone was surprised by this after Shark Cards in GTAO is beyond me. Further, in order to shield themselves from the inevitable criticism for their ridiculous greed and disrespect towards the consumer, Rockstar has labeled the online mode as "in Beta". It's not in Beta, they're just trying to see how much of their crap players are willing to put up with.

    Had they not removed options (private lobbies, pacifist mode, etc), had they not made another online grief fest mode loaded to the absolute brim with MTX's, this would have been a 10. As it is, with the unrelenting greed and disrespect towards their consumers, this is a 7. And they wonder why nobody is playing it.
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  7. Nov 9, 2019
    0
    Maybe it is a good game but I just can't play it thanks rockstar for PC version xD

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