Eight years since the last entry in the series and five years since their last game overall, Rockstar Games finally returns with the highly anticipated “Red Dead Redemption 2” which has begun its release around the world today.
Reviews are now up with the game scoring a jaw-dropping 97/100 for PS4 & 98/100 for Xbox One on Metacritic. That’s not only easily the best score for a game this year, beating out “God of War” (94), but one of the best reviewed games of all time – on par with “Grand Theft Auto V,” “Halo,” “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Super Mario Galaxy,” and “Super Mario Odyssey,” and just ahead of the likes of “Goldeneye,” “Half-Life 2,” “Bioshock,” “Mass Effect 2,” “Batman: Arkham City,” “The Orange Box,” “Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty,” and “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”.
Praise is high all around for the quality, visuals and style of the game and the slower pace, though that more deliberate pacing could alienate. The game’s campaign length, even without the side missions, reportedly clocks in at the 45-50 hour mark with side missions taking you beyond that and towards the 60-65 hour mark. That’s two-and-a-half times the length of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and just over double the length of “God of War”.
A full list of reviews can be found here.