In-depth Review: Red Dead Redemption II

Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar Games
Rating: Mature
Platforms: PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Our Rating: 10 out of 10

A new open-world experience taken to a whole new level by Rockstar.

The release of Red Dead Redemption II is upon us and many fans are eagerly waiting to get their hands on the game. Red Read Redemption II is defined by violence, both in fully active and passive ways. There are predators that scour and kill their pray with no forgiveness and there’s bandits roam the highways.

If you’ve played Red Dead Redemption, you already know the ending to the tragic story. Watching everything unravel as the law chases the gang across the country is an enticing experience throughout Red Read Redemption II. Rival factions develop among the gang, and you see Dutch van der Linde transition from a leader to a psychopath.

Dutch’s right hand man, Arthur Morgan, is the person that’s right at the center of the storm. He struggles with his own morality and against this gang’s own actions. Unsurprisingly, he feels more at home with liars, murderers, and thieves than he does with those honest individuals. You experience his struggles through the choices he makes as you are taken across the Western experience.

Red Dead Redemption II is by far the most action-packed and cohesive adventure created by Rockstar Games. There’s a great balance between mission design, open work, narrative, and gameplay systems. This balance provides for a great lengthy game that continues to subdue the player and the experiences they feel. If you don’t believe it, it will likely take you around 80-plus hours or so to complete the story missions. It’s worth mentioning that you may occasionally run into religion or boredom, but it’s all part of the experience, fear not.



  • The game’s replayability is quite high.


  • Rockstar has once again created a game that take your open-world experience to a whole new level. The new Red Dead Redemption II is a game that all gamers should experience.

Graphic Horsepower

  • Red Dead Redemption II has incredible graphics and is one of the most beautiful games ever created. Rockstar’s attention to the detail in the game is astonishing.

Enticing Sound

  • With great graphics should come great sound, and that’s exactly what Red Dead Redemption II has. There’s strong voices across the game to keep the story grounded, ambient sounds in the wilderness to help you feel the countryside, and excellent soundtracks to help you feel the authenticity of the game experience.

Game Playability

  • Your gaming experience has been improved across the board. For example, the horse-riding and gunplay have seen improvements.

Rockstar’s craftsmanship is incredibly impressive in Red Dead Redemption II. Each character develops their own personality and story across many different towns. There’s so much to do throughout the cities, from a vaudeville show all the way to getting your photo taken by random strangers and digging into detailed shops. Rockstar’s attention to the gang’s unraveling and full details provides incredible level of depth of the open world experience.

If you’ve been thinking about picking up Red Dead Redemption II and love open-world experiences, we highly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed.

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Hamza Khalid

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