Red Dead Redemption 2

Rating Summary

Based on 192 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

96

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 192 critic reviews
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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2018

A big, bold Western epic that takes lessons learned from Rockstar's entire history and combines them with a newfound appreciation for pacing and subtlety

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10 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely to go down as the best game of the generation. Rockstar has outdone themselves, delivering one of the biggest, richest, most engrossing open world games ever made. Whether you're an action fan, RPG fan, open world fan, or just want a great story, RDR2 has something for everyone.

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9.3 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the promised masterpiece we all expected in advance: an epic Western with a rich content which delivers an enormous grade of detail and possibly the best-looking game of this generation. You can clearly feel all the effort the developers put into it. A must-buy for all fans of a more grown-up western and a massive Open World, which many people will talk about in years from now.

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Oct 28, 2018

Rockstar Games have proven their open world gaming capabilities with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. The game is truly a masterpiece for fans of cowboy games.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an interesting game. Fun is pushed to the background in place of realism and a dedication to keeping the world grounded in reality. You’re a guest and you have to play by the rules, and Rockstar lets you know this by dictating everything and putting a limit on what you can and can’t do.

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85 / 100
Nov 1, 2018

Rockstar Games has a reputation of setting new standards for open world games and with Red Dead Redemption 2 they've done it again. The entire world is a technical masterpiece and one of the most believable virtual worlds ever created. Complementing this incredibly polished world is a story full of layered characters, each with purpose and desire, that makes the entire journey worthwhile. What unfortunately holds back Red Dead Redemption 2 is the difficult controls and sacrificing convenience for realism. Red Dead Redemption 2 takes a lot of risks for taking a more realistic approach that doesn't always work but the phenomenal story and the outstanding open world makes this a western no one should miss.

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10 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the true Western experience that you've been looking for with an incredibly lengthy and narrative driven campaign that promotes complete freedom.

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4 / 5
Nov 8, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 has problems when it comes to its moment-to-moment gameplay but its attempt at pushing the boundary in mechanics, interaction and narrative within an open world that’s one of the finest ever crafted, almost more than makes up for its faults.

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5 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2018

Rockstar have redefined open world gaming in blistering fashion. If you don’t own this game by now you owe it to yourself as a gamer to experience an absolute classic. My only concern now is how do Rockstar top this.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

Despite it having some wrinkles, Red Dead Redemption 2 introduces more than enough innovations to provide one of the most immersive and captivating open world games ever made.

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