Red Dead Redemption 2 Review Embargo Revealed

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4/XONE) reviews will start going up on Thursday, October 25 at 4:01am Pacific.

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angelsx92d ago

That's mean someone playing RDR2 right now

AcidDvl92d ago

That* means* that* someone is* playing RDR2 right now.

b163o192d ago

Auto correct "StandingOvation"

Skull52192d ago

They’ve crafted the finest game of the generation, do we really need other people to tell us that?

UCForce92d ago (Edited 92d ago )

Mine prediction is 97.

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OB1Biker92d ago

I predict a riot. To find a copy.

shaggy230392d ago


Why? You think Sony or Microsoft will run out of 1s and 0s and people won't be able to buy a copy from their respective digital stores?

If stores do run out people will just buy digital.

ziggurcat92d ago

not if you buy digital. no riots or problems getting a copy whatsoever.

paintedgamer198492d ago

A 90 at the very least... but we shall see

patrickman92d ago

It'll be 100/100 metacritic!

SoldierTypeNtGen91d ago

Its probably going to be three more numbers higher than that my friend :) !!!

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ArchangelMike93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

I don't think anyone is waiting for reviews on RDR2.

BTW - I predict a 98 Meta.

sander970292d ago

And the only reason it won't have 100 meta is because a couple sites will clickbait as always.

instantstupor92d ago (Edited 92d ago )

Because if a site gives this game an 8 or 9 out of 10 then that's clickbait? Getting a 90 is one hell of an achievement when factoring in around 100 (or more, for a game like this) different reviewers' opinions. The fact many here are predicting 95 and above should speak volumes to the expectations people have for this game.

81BX92d ago

??? Act like you dont know. Were not talking about 8 or 9's. Hes talking about the sites giving 6's and 4's.

PoopsMcGee92d ago (Edited 92d ago )

I'm going to get killed for saying this, and I loved the first Red Dead Redemption, but I'm not really feeling it for this one yet.

I mean, I expect I'll probably love it when I actually play it, but it just hasn't struck me as looking like it's very FUN from what I've seen.

I'm not very excited about up keeping my gun and horse and keeping the NPCs and townsfolk happy. Besides that, the art style is a bit drab (which, granted, fits the genre but even still).

The details are definitely amazing and I'm sure it'll be great but I'm just not as excited for it as I thought I'd be. Hopefully, playing it will change my tune...

JackBNimble92d ago

It's going to be GOTY regardless of meta.

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n1kki692d ago

Or a couple people with have different opinions, which is fine. Gamers are morons.

ziggurcat91d ago


he's referring to the sites that will give a game a 4/10 score for no real good reason.

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mark_parch92d ago

I genuinely think this game would have the potential to get 100 on metacritic if it wasn't for the occasional clickbait review.

rainslacker92d ago

I always thought reviews that were so far outside the norm shouldn't be factored into the average. They can still be posted on the site so people can see, but when the meta is 80-90, a review of 50 is such a departure and unfairly pulls down the meta. Same is true if a game gets a random 100 when the meta is around 80.

Mr_Commander93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

i predict 98 metacritic for normal reviews.

96 could be with those swj and other bullcrap reviews. there are plenty of site which seaching click generators.

instantstupor92d ago

Certainly. Those SJWs will work hard to push their agenda, bombing the score from a 98 to a 96. Is SJW just used as shorthand these days for "people I don't agree with"? I feel like the term is being used as some kind of strawman to point at anymore.

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OB1Biker92d ago (Edited 92d ago )

I think its actually used to signal critics or opinions that have concerns unrelated to gaming or challenging the idea of games as a free expression of art

bluefox75592d ago (Edited 92d ago )

No, they're moral puritans. People that get angry when a work of fiction depicts something that they don't like, because they want. I don't know if you're familiar with the TV Sopranos, but it was a fantastic show, and one that could never be made today. The protagonist, Tony Soprano, was a bit of a horrible person. He treated women, minorities, and people in general pretty badly. But the writers of the show somehow managed to make you still care about him, it was fantastic writing. A good story is sometimes dark and gritty. It might sometimes offend your sensibilities, but that doesn't mean it should be shouted down and banned. The best stories make you feel a whole spectrum of different emotions, not just good ones. This whole moral purity spiral that has taken hold in the culture has definitely hurt creative works. People need to stop being offended by fiction.

rainslacker92d ago

Actually, it's short hand for people that go to ridiculous extremes to make a ridiculous argument that can't be substantiated beyond their own personal belief, and then saying that any one who calls them out for such a thing is somehow less of a human who is just a hater.

generic-user-name92d ago

When Kotaku, Polygon and their ilk inevitably criticise the game/R* for not having a female protag or for allowing the player to get rubbed down by a woman in a bathtub, or hogtie a prostitute and feed her to a bear you'll know what he's talking about.

Go read Polygon's 8/10 review of The Witcher 3 where they say:

"The Witcher 3's subject matter, its almost defiant doubling down on its treatment of women as titillating props for Geralt and the player, even as it tries to flesh out more female leads, is its most disappointing aspect. This constant presence weighs down what would otherwise be an excellent bit of closure for Geralt's video game saga"

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rainslacker92d ago (Edited 92d ago )

Not enough gay female horses? Or maybe the more likely realistic horse anatomy being something that pollutes our society in some way

Mulletino92d ago

“People will bow to it”

Mulletino92d ago

Apparently not many Grandmas Boy fans..

franwex92d ago

It’s a terrible movie. Look at metacritic of 33. You cannot possibly enjoy that!

Larrysweet92d ago

Grandmas boy is amazinh asf

TheColbertinator92d ago

A solid 94 right here. Should be fun.

bluefox75592d ago (Edited 92d ago )

That's what I'm thinking, low to mid 90's. Although this game looks very promising, Rockstar have always been a bit wishy washy in the gameplay mechanic area. It seems like they've upped their game this time around, but they've only shown us what they want us to see, so it's too soon to be say for sure. I really hope it's as good as it looks. I'm certainly buying it day one.

Larrysweet92d ago

Wishy washy hahaha ur mistaken

bluefox75591d ago (Edited 91d ago )

@Larry You think the gunplay in the GTA series was top knotch? R* makes fantastic game worlds, but their gameplay mechanics aren't always on the same level.