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Red Dead Redemption 2 review
Exceptional
by Darragh

My personal choice for the greatest videogame ever made as of 2020. Not only is the Van Der Linde gang's saga, An utterly heartbreaking slow death, But it is one written which such poise and consideration that it remains burned into my mind to this day. It is a game that against all odds is utterly uncompromising in it's vision and scope and the world that you will inhabit and the stories you will experience will be folktales in your gaming portfolio for years to come.

It often feels restrained and realistic. You will find yourself giddy for a heist, and then tapping your feet aching to get out of danger for the sake of your gang members. You have such a raw connection to them through learning them like a book as you progress through the story, They remind you why you keep playing even when the game has a few lukewarm missions and they remain consistently entertaining with campside stories and friendly insults in passing. This is a feature of the game that extends to wildlife as well. Red Dead 2 remains remarkably faithful in simulating the habitats and daily activities of hundreds of species. 

It all feels so real and it draws you into the game bit by bit as you pick your way through the game's content. And in the very end it all remains just as real life memories do, Moments. Listening to the horses hooves clod off the red sand as I slammed my way through a particularly bad sandstorm, Watching townsfolk look up from their newspaper to eye me like vultures as I saunter into town for the first time, Watching a boy sprint in the other direction as he sees me reach for my revolver.

Experience this world, Experience Arthur's story and remember to take your time before it all passes like a gust of frontier wind. 
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
«That ending!»
«OST on repeat»

Other reviews57

The first and only game that I went for 100% completion. There is no better game than this in terms of immersive story telling, world building, characters you actually care about, graphics and sound. When the end came around (before the long epilogue), I think I actually teared up. No game has ever made me tear up. Rockstar, please stop wasting your precious developing resources on Red Dead Online and make a tru RDR 2 DLC, or get on with your next massive open world project. 
«Blew my mind»
11/10
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
Great game.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
great looking game and story . got a bit tedious in the end but a great ride.so beautiful
«Blew my mind»
Nearly perfect in every aspect.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Just Play it. Be patient and you'll love it
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Red Dead Redemption 2 PC - Finished on 03/27/2021
Blew my mind 
«Blew my mind»
Greatest entertainment piece of all time.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
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«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Rockstar has undoubtedly created a piece of art. The story is long and a bit slow in the beginning, but tastes like a mature wine with an aftertaste of your action's consequences. It looks much more like a classic book than a movie.

Story: remarkable with a lot of details
Soundtrack: memorable
Gameplay: fun with a lot of shooting
Graphics: awe-inspiring
«Sit back and relax»