Red Dead Redemption 2 Review


Brennan Larsen, Contributor

“What about loyalty?” “Loyal to what matters.” An exchange between, previous Red Dead Redemption protagonist John Marston, and new protagonist Arthur Morgan, very well summarizes the new Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the prequel to Red Dead Redemption. This movie takes place in 1899 when the wild west was being dwindled by modern cities and modern ideals.

Arthur Morgan is a part of the Van Der Linde Gang, a rowdy bunch of outlaws and runaways. The gang is being chased around the ‘New California’ area of America.

The map is a representation of southern California in the Mojave Desert all the way up to northern California in the Sierra Mountains.

This is a stunning new open world game from Rockstar Games. The publishers of games such as “Grand Theft Auto”, “Max Payne”, and “Bully”.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has set a new bar for open world games. No longer is it about having a large world for you to explore. It’s now a world that you feel you are a part of.

You can do everything an outlaw would do such as robbing trains, stores, houses, and people. Or maybe you could get in a bar fight, but you can also do everything a citizen would do in 1899 like gambling, fishing, and hunting.

As you progress through the amazing storyline you learn what brought the people to the Van Der Linde gang and what holds them together.

This game has a way of making you connect with not only your protagonist but the people around him. You can make choices that affect everyone not only in the gang but in the whole world.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a monumental step in gaming history. Seemingly blending story with choices.

This could easily be the game of the century. Getting 10/10 from IGN, and Gameinformer, as well as receiving a 97% on Metacritic.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that no gamer should miss. It is truly something spectacular and ground breaking.