When a titan of the video game industry such as Rockstar releases a new AAA title, people flock from all over to get their hands on their newest masterpiece.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was extremely hyped from the start, and delivers in all aspects, outdoing the first title’s sales in less than two weeks.
The game follows a band of outlaws running from the progressing times, as the age of the Wild West is coming to a close. The player’s character is Arthur Morgan, the right-hand man of infamous outlaw Dutch Van Der Linde and his posse.
The game looks absolutely stunning on all platforms, but is even better on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.
Rockstar takes a more realistic approach to the game’s mechanics while still retaining the fluid combat of the first game. The story is immersive from beginning to end and includes a dynamic honor system, changing the way the world looks at the playable character as the game progresses.
Despite its near-perfection nothing is without flaws.
Red Dead Redemption 2 can sometimes be almost too realistic, its extensive library of animations can interrupt the flow of the game at points and can quickly become bothersome to those less patient. Minor graphical errors can sometimes crop up after long sessions, but are ultimately harmless.
The minor hiccups of the game never take away from the incredible experiences found in Red Dead Redemption 2.
The game is truly a masterpiece, exactly what one would expect from a Rockstar game eight years in the making.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is 100% Game of the Year material and is among the best this decade has produced. 5/5