Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game of rare quality; a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era.
Well GOW and RDR2 are gonna battle it out :) Great year!
I had no doubt this would be a masterpiece....rockstar are top quality.I'll be spending over 100hrs on this easily!
10’s are dropping everywhere! I cannot wait to get lost in the west all over again. Thank you R*!
i don't think there are any "losers" in that fight - both are winners.
@chrisx Just like the Rockstar developers did weekly! Good for you.
hmm... axe vs gun. What's that old phrase about bringing a knife to a gun fight....?
Darth, Norse vs. Horse?
So what happened to IGN's "too much variety" point docking policy? Hmm
anyone can tell me why John Marston is on the cover? did i miss something?
Holy sh**, the horse's balls shrink in the cold! No one does detail like Rockstar.
Shrinking horse balls I hear? Day 1!
You guys think I'm mocking, but I'm being serious! Who gets THAT detailed? haha The detail in the game already looks insanely deep.... then you have shrinking testicles! This game is going to be amazing and I doubt I'll play much else for the rest of the year.
The fact that they took time to design the balls was pretty detailed. Haha. They did design balls in gtav so R* is the only one that does balls.
I just kind of feel sorry for the person who had to program that, the person who had to draw it, the person who had to animate it, and then the game testers who had to spend countless hours testing if it worked properly....and then wonder what kind of research they had to all do to figure out if it was authentic and realistic.
It's Redder, Deader, and Redemption...ier :)
Guess there isn't too much Redemption for IGN to knock off half a point. Seems like R* hit the sweet spot of not overdoing it.
BOOM!!! The king has arrived!!
We are almost there guys!! Works gonna be a long one today lol
I'm saying goodbye internet from now on, all I wanted to know is that tomorrow I will be playing the greatest game ever made to-date no hyperbole needed!
My game of the year, I've been waiting WAY TOO LONG for this one!
While everyone else is waiting on the game to arrive, I'm just here waiting for that one clickbait review cause you know it's gonna happen from some off brand unknown clickbait reviewer.
Well Slant Magazine already gave it 3 1/2 stars, 70 on Metacritic while there are currently 34 perfect 100s out of 50 reviews posted. A 97 Metacritic, that's insane!
Yep 10 starting to appear everywhere :)
Damn, starting off really strong.
R* has outdone themselves once again. Can't wait to pick the game up tomorrow and I cannot wait for Red Dead Online :)
the best developer in gaming today. Who else could dominate a generation like they are while releasing only 2 games. These guys are always on top of their game
Picking up my copy in 14 hours. So hyped!
I think we all knew this was coming. Guessing 95 Metacritic.
Currently sitting on 96 dude :)
98 on Xbox and 97 on PS4, so it's actually higher now. Ultimately I don't really care about the scores though, because I know I'll likely love this game based on my love of the first game and everything I watched and read about this one.
97 metascore on ps4 and 99 on xbox one. Game of generation guys.
Its like I knew it would get this score....
Did people expect anything other than a great score? I'll be checking it out tomorrow!
Rockstar hits the bullseye & does it again! I can’t wait to experience this world & also hear everyone else’s experiences with the game as well.
Well, it’s no surprise, but congratulations, Rockstars !
The best devs around. Their quality is unmatched, and i’m certain i’m going to love this game
Well looks like it'll sweep most GOTY awards followed by God of War most likely. Maybe some Spiderman sprinkled in between lol
Smash may get a few sprinkled in as well.. but this game looks like the game to beat no doubt.
It’s downloaded and ready to go!
RockGods do it again. Cant wait, We all now know what will be the overall game of 2018 winner now.
“Turn around and walk straight back into a store you’ve just left and the shopkeeper will likely make a comment about how you’re back so soon. Leave a theatre before a film is finished and the ticket clerk will quip, “Seems you didn’t like that.” Shoot a polite howdy towards two people standing together and Arthur will use a plural term rather than a singular pronoun.” Wow. Just wow. See that Ubisoft (and your buddy EA and Activision)? You can create a great single player game without even needing to nickle and dime your customer with MT and lootboxes.
The MT's are coming when Red Dead Online hits. Did you forget GTAV online? Don't get surprised if they introduce loot boxes there as well.
I said “You can create a great single player game without even needing to nickle and dime your customer with MT and lootboxes.” Where did I said the online portion of the game won’t have MT? You think MT is gonna rear its ugly head into RDR2’s single player campaign?
Funny thing is that I am 52 years old and I can't wait to play this. I am even taking the day off tomorrow. Guess I will never grow up..lol
That's great to hear hehe.
Game on brother!
Knowing IGN they didn't even review the damn game.
This game is gonna be a treat for all gamers. Really gonna enjoy this
IGN review - Suspicious IGN review of hyped game - Amazing
IGN's Verdict "Red Dead Redemption 2 stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Grand Theft Auto V as one of the greatest games of the modern age. It’s a gorgeous depiction of an ugly period that’s patient, polished, and a huge amount of fun to play, and it’s combined with Rockstar’s best storytelling to date. Even after finishing the lengthy story I can’t wait to go back and play more. This is a game of rare quality; a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era. Looking for one of this generation’s very best single-player action experiences? Here’s your huckleberry." Sold!
I never liked a Rockstar game, played GTA only to mess around but never enjoyed it; didn't like Bully or any of their other games so never bothered with the first Red Dead; would this game change my mind? trying to be open minded without spending money; but what does this do that their other games didn't?
I dont think it will change your mind. Control and structure wise it will problably be alot like RDR and GTA5, albeit with alot more details and better graphics. I could be wrong tho, my advise is that in the next couple of days, tons of youtube videos will emerge, watch them and try to make a decision.
Anyone here surprised?
Not surprised at all.
A great game get great score. Who would have thought? And by the way, based on our last conversation aren’t you busy playing Assassin’s Creed Origin to bother comment on RDR’s article?
One critic described RDR2 as "a decisive moment in the history of Western civilization" Another critic wrote: "Playing RDR2 one thinks not simply of the history of popular video games but the history of the 19th century." This critic said "a historic departure in the progress of video games – any video game"
Ign is the worst damn review site on the planet, the rockstar label alone gives the game a perfect score. Nice to see a good score nonetheless
I don't think we could have really expected much less than this.
Rare quality??? So guess the sluggish controls and having to hold down any button for all props is quality?? Ps. No I didnt play the game yet, but I have read other reviews stating the problem with the controls
Rule #1: play for yourself and judge it by yourself.
IGN known to give perfect most of the time for high budget game
Not surprising from IGN.
Then you are not surprised by many more reviews outlet too.
Not surprised at a fanatic stalking me.
I didn’t stalk you. I just find it fascinating how you said you are not interesting in RDR2 and have no plan to buy it any time soon yet still come on every RDR2 article commenting and trying to find ways to downplay the game.
No mention at all of how well it plays in first person, I didn't imagine it had that feature did I? It didn't really work for me in GTA5 but I fancy I'll like it in this game. If it's actually in it.