Jay’s Red Dead Redemption 2 Review
Best video game ever? Red Dead Redemption 2 makes a strong case.
Let's start by stating the obvious... There might be spoilers ahead. So if you haven't finished the game, and you don't wish to read any spoilers, you might want to come back later. Having said that, any spoilers listed in this article will be loose, vague spoilers, but spoilers nonetheless.
In May of 2010, the world was introduced to John Marston. Marston was the main character in the original Red Dead Redemption, a former Wild West gang member on a path to a normal life with his family.
That game, without question, changed open-world games forever. Heck, many could argue that RDR1 is the greatest video game ever. At that time, there was nothing else like it that gamers had ever experienced before.
Flash forward to 2018, and we have the next installment. Red Dead 2 is actually a prequel to the first game, and follows the notorious gang that Marston was a part of several years before RDR1. However, in this game, we aren't playing as Marston, although Marston is an important piece of this new world. Red Dead 2 introduces us to a new star, Arthur Morgan, who is second-in-command in this gang.
Finally, after three weeks of playing daily, I have finally got to the end. And also the end after that.
The game has left me awestruck. In trying to write a review, I honestly find myself lacking the words necessary to do this game justice. Without question, no game in history has been this intricate and vast. Truly, there's nothing else like it. I believe you could play this game every single day, for ten hours a day, and ten years later still be discovering things. It's simply that large and living. Every aspect of the map, which is larger than any Rockstar map ever created, is a living part of this world, and it feels like that.
The actual story line you follow is tremendous. It's powerful, emotional, and entertaining. Every mission is new and increasing in difficulty. However, I have to give the game a little critique, and trust me, that's hard to do.That would be that the end of the game, after the end of the game (you'll get that later), truly lacks. The game kind of falls off for me at this point, and reverts back to basic, entry-level missions until the ultimate wrap-up.
Other than that very small aspect of the story line, this video game is perfect.
On a 1-10 scale, I would give Red Dead Redemption 2 a 9.9/10.
Masterpiece game, maybe the best video game ever made.