Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2

Last updated date: May 15, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 101 expert reviews, the Rockstar Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2 placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.6
12 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
16,663 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Red Dead Online is great addition.
- Pocket-lint
February 15, 2019 | Full review
Easily the most surprising story in open-world history.
- Games Radar
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Expansive, rich open world.
- Windows Central
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Red Dead Redemption 2 is among the most ambitious open-world games ever produced, packing an extraordinary amount of content into an equally enormous world.
- CNET
October 25, 2018 | Full review
The story has incredible weight as a prequel with the anticipation that comes from knowing how it all ends.
- GameSpot
October 29, 2018 | Full review
New protagonist Arthur Morgan gets a better supporting cast, an absolutely beautiful open world with more visual variety, and a ton of things to kill or collect.
- US Gamer
October 26, 2018 | Full review
Interesting optional missions and encounters.
- Game Axis
November 12, 2018 | Full review
Huge range of opportunities to involved yourself in.
- The X Box Hub
October 25, 2018 | Full review
The visuals and audio are up there with the best I’ve ever seen and heard on a console.
- Xbox Gamer Reviews
Epic story that spans tens of hours.
- Xbox Tavern
October 25, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Its pace can feel very slow for those reared on action-centric titles.
- Pocket-lint
February 15, 2019 | Full review
Lack of fast travel makes this one looooong game. The ending isn't as brave as it's predecessor.
- Games Radar
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Slow pacing at the beginning of the story. Occasional performance issues. Awkward camera angles in small interiors.
- Windows Central
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Cowboy life is slow and sometimes Red Dead 2 can drag, especially early on. Infrequent graphical bugs and glitches can pop up.
- CNET
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Elements of semi-realism take you out of the experience rather than draw you into it.
- GameSpot
October 29, 2018 | Full review
The controls fight you occasionally. Rockstar planned for a number of situations, but it's still difficult to do basic stuff like follow a partner while shooting targets behind you. I love Rockstar games, but the play isn't tightest part of them.
- US Gamer
October 26, 2018 | Full review
Too much riding back and forth.
- Game Axis
November 12, 2018 | Full review
Strange reddish glow on some character faces during the odd cutscene.
- The X Box Hub
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Gameplay might be too slow for some people.
- Xbox Gamer Reviews
There's occasional minor bug.
- Xbox Tavern
October 25, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The highest rated game on XB1* America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed. 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 must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him. From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. *Sourced by Metacritic

Overall Product Rankings

1. Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 12
2. Rockstar Grand Theft Auto 5
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 13
3. Blizzard Overwatch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Capcom Monster Hunter World
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Mojang Minecraft
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
6. EA Sports FIFA 19
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Square Enix Final Fantasy 14
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 9
8. EA Star Wars Battlefront 2
Overall Score: 7.1
Expert Reviews: 10
9. EA The Sims 4
Overall Score: 6.8
Expert Reviews: 7
10. Black Tower Studios Friday the 13th
Overall Score: 6.2
Expert Reviews: 7

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