It's time to put on your cowboy hat and open up the champagne, because today, ahead of the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, the first estimates of the game appeared. Let's be brief - the new game from Rockstar receives the highest ratings in the press, which makes Red Dead Redemption 2 not only the highest-value game of this year, but in general over the past 5 years, just since the release of GTA V. "Rockstars" have once again proved who is the real king of the open world genre.
But it was not without problems, as you know, there are drawbacks in any game, and the human factor has not been canceled when publications, in an attempt to attract attention, deliberately underestimate the generally recognized hits. Several Red Dead Redemption 2 reviews point to a plot that falls short of the quality of the first RDR and the "annoying" protagonist. On the other hand, the vast majority of publications agree that the storyline is almost the best thing in the game, and minor flaws and bugs that are usual for open-world games are added to the shortcomings.
Now for some numbers, the average score of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the PlayStation 4 version currently stands at 97 points. This is the highest score in the gaming industry over the past five years. And the Xbox One version has an obscenely high score of 98 points.
Introducing the brightest excerpts from Red Dead Redemption 2 reviews:
Digital trends - 100
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an incredible open world sandbox and one of the best games of all time. The world conquers with a huge amount of details, the combat system is great, and the story is almost the best among all other modern AAA games.
Meristation - 100
Rockstar has released their best game to date. A titanic work and a step forward for the entire gaming industry, which manifests itself in a giant world offering an unprecedented level of development. Aerobatics.
Game Informer - 100
Rockstar has once again surpassed itself with the release of RDR 2. The depiction of the sunset of the Van Der Linde gang and the intriguing gang story makes the game akin to the original Red Dead Redemption, and the depth of development and the number of possibilities in the open world is the highest technical achievement that definitely should challenge every gamer.
CGmagazine - 95
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best Rockstar game ever made. Western cleverly combines a large and intense open world with one of the most compelling and emotional stories in this generation of consoles.
Shacknews - 90
I wouldn't be surprised if, after 200 hours of playing Red Dead Redemption 2, a few months later I would start playing the game again. Whenever I get an adrenaline rush from a train robbery or just enjoy the tranquility at Camp Van Der Linde, then I realize that RDR 2 is an insanely cozy open world game that I will definitely return to many times.
Slant Magazine - 70
Red Dead Redemption 2 tries to be in the comfort zone and paint a comfortable and enjoyable world for gamers, which deals a lot of damage to the themes of difficulty and despair that the game's plot sometimes tries to convey.
Congratulations to all console users on the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, and we wish you a pleasant game! And if you don't have a game console yet, we suggest you read the article where we tell you whether to buy a PS4 in 2018.
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