Possibly one of the most anticipated games of all time, Red Dead Redemption 2 is now globally available but we've had the game for the better part of 10-ish
days and we've seen some shit. So does, and or will, it live up to the hype?
Emphatically yes. Honestly, if you have some spare rupees, go and pick yourself up a console and a nice TV right now because this game; this world... it's unlike anything
you've ever experienced before. Here's some choice words from our review:
What you get here is a game where… well, here’s an example of what you might experience yourself: During a play session I stayed up for eight hours straight, and in that time I managed one single mission. Just one. The mission itself couldn’t have lasted more than 10-minutes, either.
Click here for our in-depth (spoiler-free) Red Dead Redemption 2 review
The rest of my time was spent on exploration and hunting; on being emergently jumped by a gang of hillbillies known as the Murfree Brood (there are five gangs to discover). On finding a logging camp where in-game weeks later the camp would be bare of trees and the lumber shipped -- in real-time -- to numerous towns for construction of actual buildings and homesteads. On where I would be tasked with finding dinosaur bones. Or asked to collect (read: hunt) “perfect” examples of animals for a “Wildlife Art Exhibition” (much harder than it sounds). On where a murderous serial killer left bloodied, dismembered calling cards. On collecting Cigarette collectable cards to send to a crazy collector. On gaining access to a Legendary fishing map for Legendary fish across the game-world. On emergently stopping a fight in the street, only to be roped into a fight of my own.