Red Dead Redemption 2 – The West Can Not Be Tamed

Sean Whitaker

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Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 has already received mass amounts of appraisal on its release date on October 26th, 2018. I can’t even find the words to describe this game as its probably already been said. The only words I can think of to say about this game is that it is phenomenal and simply breathtaking and here is my take on the long wanted Western Themed game.  

Red Dead Redemption takes place in the in the Western United States during the final years of the Wild West. As the opening of the game put it nicely, “Even the West had mostly been tamed.” This would therefore make it a prequel to the first Red Dead Redemption as it took place in the early 20th Century. 

Personally, I haven’t gotten in depth with the main story as I only have completed 29% of the story but I’ve already completed 48% of the entire game. I don’t have to complete the story to say that its already compelling. The characters, the missions, the activities within the game all play an important role in advancing throughout the story, with each character being unique. 

I haven’t been able to get into the main story because I can’t stop exploring the vast world within Red Dead Redemption 2. From the snowy mountains of the Western Grizzlies to the swampy bayous of Lemoyne. Within each county you explore you’re bound to find something to do. I find myself hunting, fishing, and simply completing side missions everywhere I go. 

Now, I’m particularly not one for criticizing a game for its visuals but I can tell you that Rockstar doesn’t fail at making RDR2 visually stunning. The game captures the vastness of the Wild West in 1898 and its the beauty of the Western Frontier.

Based on how much I’ve played Red Dead Redemption 2 as of right now, I give the game a 9/10. The game has its ups and downs and although the game is somewhat slow at first, it does get better as you progress throughout the game. You can find yourself wanting to progress more once you start playing RDR2. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online is said to have a Beta Release sometime at the end of November and a PC release was announced but the release date is yet to be determined.