Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2

Last updated: October 25, 2023

Go back to the Wild West with Rockstar's "Red Dead Redemption 2," which puts you in the perspective of Arthur Morgan as he runs from bounty hunters and federal agents. This open-world game lets you decide which way Arthur goes next, making it an immersive experience. This game boasts a rating of Mature 17+, so it's suitable for players ages 17 and up.

Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2

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In our analysis of 169 expert reviews, the Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2 placed 10th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Red Dead Online is great addition.
Easily the most surprising story in open-world history.
Expansive, rich open world.
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.
The story has incredible weight as a prequel with the anticipation that comes from knowing how it all ends.
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.
Interesting optional missions and encounters.
Huge range of opportunities to involved yourself in.
The visuals and audio are up there with the best I’ve ever seen and heard on a console.
Epic story that spans tens of hours.

What reviewers didn't like

Its pace can feel very slow for those reared on action-centric titles.
Lack of fast travel makes this one looooong game. The ending isn't as brave as it's predecessor.
Slow pacing at the beginning of the story. Occasional performance issues. Awkward camera angles in small interiors.
Cowboy life is slow and sometimes Red Dead 2 can drag, especially early on. Infrequent graphical bugs and glitches can pop up.
Elements of semi-realism take you out of the experience rather than draw you into it.
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.
Too much riding back and forth.
Strange reddish glow on some character faces during the odd cutscene.
Gameplay might be too slow for some people.
There's occasional minor bug.
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