Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2

Last updated date: July 15, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 96 expert reviews, the XBOX ONE XBOX ONE Red Dead Redemption 2 placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.9
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
4,810 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The ability of this game to keep itself fresh after so many hours is extraordinary, and not entirely due to just the size and diversity of the world; it’s how alive all of those places feel.
- IGN Southeast Asia
October 25, 2018 | Full review
A positive, meta side effect of Dutch’s strategic messiness is how failure makes for memorable and unpredictable missions. In previous Rockstar games, a series of missions anticipated a big heist. In Red Dead Redemption 2, a conversation at camp can be interrupted as Arthur is given a gun and a mask and a plan with little notice and less foresight.
- Polygon
October 26, 2018 | Full review
Story-wise, this is perhaps the boldest triple-A game ever made. Arthur’s tale undergoes the least predictable, most ambitious twists you could ever imagine.
- Games Radar
It's a stunning return to the Wild West for the developer, and proves once more that it is just as capable outside the world of modern-day crime and supercar capers.
- Pocket-lint
February 15, 2019 | Full review
There’s a clear devotion on display, both to a type of storytelling that doesn’t cut corners and a style that puts the player into the role of a morally conflicted outlaw.
- Game Rant
Its world is a collage of capsule versions of real American landscapes: the crisp cold of the mountains; mesa-studded plains that offer views for miles; foggy, humid mornings in the bayou in the fictional Southern state of Lemoyne.
- The Guardian
Technically astonishing audio-visual production
- Kotaku
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
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
What experts didn't like
About my only major logistical gripe is that the weapons I was previously carrying are regularly swapped out for others. Oftentimes it’s clearly mission-related to ensure you go into a task with a scoped rifle or bow when required, which is fine. More irksome are the times I end up with mismatching pistols for dual wielding, with the game trading out my preference.
- IGN Southeast Asia
October 25, 2018 | Full review
The trouble with presenting a fully interactive world is that, when the internal logic fails, the unrealistic reaction is all the more jarring.
- Polygon
October 26, 2018 | Full review
If there is a deficiency for Red Dead Redemption 2 mechanically, it’s the gunplay. Once again Rockstar has relied on its lock-on-based cover shooting with an option to go into first person outside of cutscenes. The lock on makes the gunplay serviceable but is hardly an ideal situation. Turning the lock-on off, however, feels even more clunky.
- Games Radar
Its pace can feel very slow for those reared on action-centric titles
- Pocket-lint
February 15, 2019 | Full review
Its story has weight but it is paced in such a way that the focus isn’t always on the central plot.
- Game Rant
Fudgy controls and animation-based interactions can be frustrating
- Kotaku
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Elements of semi-realism take you out of the experience rather than draw you into it
- GameSpot
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

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. Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Capcom Monster Hunter: World
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 9
5. XBOX ONE Grand Theft Auto V
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
6. XBOX ONE Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
7. PS4 Injustice: Gods Among Us
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
8. PS4 Days Gone (Bend Studio)
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 7
9. PS4 Jump Force
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 9
10. PS4 Fallout 76
Overall Score: 5.4
Expert Reviews: 9

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