a new benchmark for the industry
Red Dead Redemption 2 is here and it did not fell short of the expectations. The early reviews from major news outlets and content creators are now live. The epic tale of Arthur Morgan and the rich open world speaks in volumes.
The setting and the rich and detailed open world makes a statement of its own. But then there would occur no compromises in this section as it is Rockstar Games. However, it seems like Rockstar pushed the boundaries a bit more. Red Dead Redemption 2 delivers on everything if the reviews are something to go by. The narrative is arguably Rockstar's best one to date.
At the time of this writing, Red Dead Redemption 2 has a Metacritic score of 97 and an Opencritic score also of 97. Now let's round up reviews for Red Dead Redemption 2 from some major news outlets.
IGN awarded the game a 10/10 and honored it with the title of Masterpiece.
"Red Dead Redemption 2 stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Grand Theft Auto V as one of the greatest games of the modern age. It's a gorgeous depiction of an ugly period that's patient, polished, and a huge amount of fun to play, and it's combined with Rockstar's best storytelling to date. Even after finishing the lengthy story I can't wait to go back and play more. This is a game of rare quality; a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era. Looking for one of this generation’s very best single-player action experiences? Here's your huckleberry."
The Guardian gave Red Dead Redemption 2 a 5/5.
"There can be no doubt that this is a landmark game. It is a new high water-mark for lifelike video game worlds, certainly, but that world is also home to a narrative portrait of the wild west that is unexpectedly somber and not afraid to take its time.
Gamespot awarded Red Dead Redemption 2 a 9/10.
"Red Dead 2 is about the entire Van der Linde gang--as a community, as an idea, and as the death rattle of the Wild West. It is about Arthur, too, but as the lens through which you view the gang, his very personal, very messy story supports a larger tale. Some frustrating systems and a predictable mission structure end up serving that story well, though it does take patience to get through them and understand why. Red Dead Redemption 2 is an excellent prequel, but it's also an emotional, thought-provoking story in its own right, and it's a world that is hard to leave when it's done."
Digital Spy awarded Red Dead Redemption 2 a 5/5
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an absolute undisputed classic and a legend in the making, plus with Red Dead Online on the horizon, it looks like our adventures in the wild west are just beginning.
Eurogamer gave Red Ded Redemption 2 a recommended
"Is this Rockstar's greatest game, a new masterpiece alongside the original? There are one too many caveats, and one too many flaws at its heart, to leave me totally convinced. Is this it's richest, most beautiful open world? Of that, there's not a single doubt."