Red Dead Redemption II reviews
- The reviews for Red Dead Redemption II have just been released to the public
- Many critics have hailed the game for its visuals, storyline, gameplay and more
- In addition, a new mobile app for the game is also slated to be released soon
The reviews for one of 2018’s most anticipated games are in.
Critics are hailing Red Dead Redemption II as one of the best games of the year for a variety of reasons, as the video game currently holds ‘universal acclaim’ according to review aggregator Metacritic.
But just what exactly are the reviews for Red Dead Redemption II? Here’s a look at what the critics are saying about the highly-anticipated video game ahead of its release as well as information about the game itself, including its upcoming companion mobile app.
Red Dead Redemption II has been praised for its engrossing game world and fun gameplay
Red Dead Redemption 2 reviews
Critics from around the world have praised the game for its engrossing storyline, rich open world environment and stunning graphics, with many calling it among the best video games of all time.
IGN has hailed the game for its ‘gorgeous depiction’ of the Old West with ‘one of this generation’s best single-player experiences’ that’s ‘a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era.’
Game Informer gave Red Dead Redemption II a perfect score of ten out of ten, saying: ‘Rockstar Games has outdone itself again with Red Dead Redemption II.
'The up-close portrayal of the outlaw Van der Linde gang’s unraveling is a compelling companion story that blends seamlessly with the original game, and depth and breadth of the open world is a technical triumph that every gamer should experience.’
Electronic Gaming Monthly also praised the game for its visuals, storyline and attention to detail, saying: ‘This is one of the most gorgeous, seamless, rootinest, tootinest games ever made, and if you voluntarily miss out on it, you’re either not a gamer or in a coma.’
Another very positive review came from US Gamer, which lauded its ‘absolutely beautiful open world’ with the few drawbacks in the game being the occasional bugs and the somewhat tedious travel across the game world at times.
Yet another glowing review came from GameSpot, who praised its ‘emotional, thought-provoking story’ as well as its richly-detailed game world, strong writing and engrossing gameplay.
In addition, Forbes also offered up another very positive review for Red Dead Redemption II, lauding, like many other reviewers, its engrossing open world and memorable gameplay.
One of the few more lukewarm reviews of the video game came from Slant Magazine, who hailed the game for its ambition and scope but found relatively little depth to it.
Red Dead Redemption 2 mobile app
Red Dead Redemption II fans who also don’t want to spend a second away from all the action in the upcoming video game will soon have an app for that.
Rockstar Games will reportedly launch a companion app that can be used alongside the highly-anticipated video game.
The app, set to be available upon the release of the video game, will essentially give players a second-screen feature as they play the game.
Specifically, it will allow them to view the game map and make note of areas of interest and waypoints as they explore it. It will also offer real-time information about the game’s main character Arthur Morgan, including his stamina, health and other critical statistics.
Since the information will be displayed on a different screen, gamers can play the video game without a heads-up display for a more immersive gameplay experience overall.
In addition, it will offer players the chance to browse their character’s in-game journal, which will be updated automatically with additional entries and illustrations as they explore the map, undertake missions and interact with non-player characters.
The app will also let players track their stats through the Social Club function, browse the game manual and purchase the digital version game’s official guide.
In addition to the upcoming Red Dead Redemption II app, Rockstar Games has also released mobile versions of many of its Grand Theft Auto titles, Max Payne and Bully: Anniversary Edition.
Many critics have offered particular praise for the game's striking visuals and rich open world
Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer
The launch trailer for Red Dead Redemption II was uploaded to YouTube back on October 18, 2018 and has already accrued more than 2.9 million views so far.
Red Dead Redemption 2 release date
The upcoming video game will be released on Friday, October 26, 2018.
How to play Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption II can be played on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 upon its release.
Critics also lauded the game's engrossing storyline and attention to details in the game world
What is Red Dead Redemption 2?
Red Dead Redemption II is an upcoming action-adventure video game with an Old West theme that’s among the most anticipated games of 2018.
Both published and developed by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption II is set in 1899 and follows the adventures of Arthur Morgan, a fictional Old West outlaw. In terms of storyline, the game is intended to act as a prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption.
Red Dead Redemption II is the third entry into the popular Red Dead video game series, following Red Dead Revolver in 2004 and Red Dead Redemption along with its expansion pack, Undead Nightmare, in 2010.
The video game will continue to use the Honor system implemented in Red Dead Redemption, which impacts the game world based on how players interact with the various non-player characters in it. Overall, it main story mode is expected to take about 60 hours to fully complete.
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