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Before you buy – Red Dead Redemption 2

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Well, there is no debate here. If you haven’t bought it yet, hurry and go buy this beauty right now. This game is superb in every aspect. When Rockstar releases a game, you can be dead sure that it is gonna be fantastic.

  • Design
  • Graphics
  • Open world
  • Gameplay

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the latest entry from the reputable Red Dead Series. It was released for Xbox One and PS4 last year and has recently been released for Windows. PC gamers have been waiting for this beauty for over a year now. RDD 2 has been developed and published by Rockstar Games, and I have to say that this is one of their best works. It is a prequel to the Red Dead Redemption of 2010.

Set in 1899, the game depicts a fictionalized version of the Western, Midwestern, and Southern United States. You’ll play as the outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, who must deal with the decline of the Wild West. You’ll have to survive against government forces, rival gangs, and other adversaries, all of whom are looking to either kill you or capture you. There is a vast world for you to explore and a bunch of cool things that you can do here. From shootouts to heists, the game is action-packed to the core. 

The game broke numerous records and had the second biggest launch in history, generating $725 in the first weekend. Fans have absolutely loved this one, and critics too have not been shy in showing their appreciation. Everything about this game sounds brilliant. But the question remains, does this game deserve your hard-earned money? Let’s find out, shall we?

Plot 

Red Dead Redemption 2

When it comes to the plot, Rockstar doesn’t fool around. Almost every game they make has a terrific plot, and Red Dead Redemption 2 is no exception. The map consists of 5 fictional US states, of which 2 are from the Red Dead Redemption, and 3 new have been added. These are called New Hanover, Ambarino and Lemoyne (new), and New Austin and West Elizabeth. Each state offers a different landscape, from mountains to deserts to plains, you’ll get everything. As an outlaw, law enforcement and bounty hunters will be after you whenever you commit a crime. Your gang is facing a decline, and other gangs are rising at the same time. The objective of the game is to get the better of law enforcement, rival gangs, and Pinkerton agents to return the glory days of your gang. We won’t give away any of the details, we don’t want to spoil your experience. 

Gameplay

The gameplay doesn’t get any better. You’ll absolutely love it. You can play either from a first-person or a third-person perspective. The vast wilderness of the game is all yours to explore. The main form of transportation is the horses. A variety of breeds are available, each having distinct attributes. You’ll need to tame a horse first, or you can steal it. Riding more frequently on the same horse will build bonding. You can also use stagecoaches and trains to travel. Apart from traveling, these 2 can also be hijacked and robbed. 

Gunfights are the most thrilling part of RDD 2. You can take cover, free aim, and target a person or animal. You can also avoid killing by targeting individual body parts to subdue an enemy. A wide variety of weapons including pistols, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, explosives, bows, lassos, mounted Gatling guns, and melee weapons such as knives and tomahawks, are present. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 marks the return of Dead Eye, a feature that will allow you to slow down time and mark targets. After the targeting sequence ends, the player fires to every marked location in a matter of seconds. This is very similar to Hitman Absolution. This system will upgrade as you progress in the game, and more abilities will be added.

Missions

Red Dead Redemption 2 missions

The missions are spectacular in every right. You’ll be on the edge of your seat while completing each and every one of them. A few moments in the story will give you an option to accept or decline additional missions and mildly shape the plot around their choices. Non-player characters are everywhere, and you can choose to interact with them in many ways, like insulting them or having a friendly chat. Apart from the main tasks, you can also take part in side-activities, like dueling, bounty hunting, and playing blackjack, poker, dominoes, etc. 

Hunting is one of the vital components of the game. When hunting, the player needs to take several factors into consideration. These include the choice of weapon and shot placement, as it will affect the quality of the meat and pelt. Ultimately, the price traders are willing to pay. You can either skin the animal immediately or carry the carcass, which will rot over time and decrease its value and attract predators.

The honor system returns as well. It’s basically a system that ranks your actions based on morality. Positive acts like helping strangers and abiding by the law will increase your score, while actions like theft and murder will decrease it. But being an outlaw, being a law-abiding citizen doesn’t really make much sense. 

The Verdict

verdict red dead redemption

Well, there is no debate here. If you haven’t bought it yet, hurry and go buy this beauty right now. This game is superb in every aspect. When Rockstar releases a game, you can be dead sure that it is gonna be fantastic. The graphics, story, gameplay, and the sheer amount of things that you can do here is enormous. This is one of the best games released to date. 

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