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Red Dead Redemption 2 review
Exceptional
by The Man With DOOMS Who Sold the World

Red Dead Redemption is a game I always remember. I was a year out of college and sort of didn't know what I was going to do with my life. I remember being down in the dumps a bit living with my roommate in Concord NH. I loved Rockstar games and remembering looking up Red Dead Revolver and it looking like a game I probably wasn't too interested in. I picked up Red Dead being skeptical and it ended up being one of my favorite games. A character you could become obsessed with, John Marston. 

Cut to 2019 and Red Dead Redemption has been replaced. That gunslinger I once loved has been replaced by a caring bad guy who is self-aware of the bad deeds he continues to do. He can't help himself and he knows that, which is probably why I love his character so much. With one of the realist villains I can remember with Dutch Van Der Linde and some of the most realistic gameplay in a videogame, I was enamored for 80 plus hours of gameplay. 

I can't wait to remember it again.

Other reviews38

Great game! A must have for Open World games lovers!
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
This game was absolutely fucking amazing. Outstanding work. Until you get to the shitty fucking epilogue and have to go through a ranch hand tutorial. Fuck that. That was an amazing experience followed by the most painful fucking gameplay ever. I dont know how but Rockstar made me hate this game I fell in love with.
«Disappointment of the year»
«Waste of time»
Rockstar really outdid themselves with this one. When I picked up this game, I was expecting business as usual. But was I wrong! Red Dead Redemption 2 is a technical, visual, and narrative accomplishment. As I have written in past reviews, the testament of a good sequel, is that it somehow furthers the things that were established in the first game. Gameplay, story and characters, and visuals are all major elements that a good sequel manages to push and make better. The game is a prequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption. Set in 1899, the age of outlaws is coming to an end. The Van der Line gang struggles to survive as they against nature, government forces and outlaws. The character you play as is Arthur Morgan. Initial footage of this character bothered me because I found his voice to be far too exaggerated. But for whatever reason my mind was changed. Arthur is similar to John Marston in Red Dead Redemption. Both of these characters can be cruel and violent men, but the narrative pushes the player player give the character some redeeming qualities or some sort of arc that goes from bad/apathetic to good. Other familiar faces from Red Dead Redemption are prominently featured in this game. The gameplay has dramatically improved. The gunplay and action isn't as rudimentary and choppy as it was in Red Dead Redemption. The survival aspects of the game have taken front and center and prove to be quite vital in your survival and the survival of the gang. The alarming and hilarious amount of detail this game has both visually and technically is quite impressive. The open world is much bigger than Red Dead Redemption with various diverse regions to travel through and a plethora of random encounters that border on the frightening to the hilarious. This is probably one of the best games ever made. I maintain that God of War (2018) deserved its award for Game of the Year. But that does not diminish this game by any means. It is truly a remarkable game that has hopefully changed things forever. If there is one game that everyone should play, it is this game.

 Rating- 5/5 A Masterpiece
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Enjoyed every second of it
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
🌹
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Amazing.
«Blew my mind»
One of the best open world games ever, with great gameplay and awesome story.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Best game ever, period.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
9.5/10

There is not much to say, this game is an epic, it really leaves us speechless with what it managed to achieve. Only the epilogue has a lower quality, because it is also too long in my opinion.
«Blew my mind»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
a truly amazing experience
«Blew my mind»
«Time-tested»
It's the best game I ever played. You absolutely fall in love with it, have compassion for Arthur, greatest character ever made. Absolutely amazing! 10/10
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
This game is what everyone wants on GTA V 
- Nobody bothers anyone
- the game chat is pretty funny considering the fact everyone talks with country accents
- no op weapons for no reasons
- gives everyone what they want
only flaw is that we cant have private sessions or director mode which is fine considering how everyone is in the lobby
8.5/10
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»