I Think Red Dead Redemption 2 Might Be the Best Open-World Video Game of All Time

Half-Glass Gaming writes: "I've never loved an open-world game the way I love Red Dead Redemption 2, and I'm not sure I ever will again."

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Snookies1258d ago (Edited 58d ago )

I would probably have to agree. It's enormous, it's beautiful, it has tons of content, and it's full of little details fleshing out the world. The exact opposite of the "empty open-world" issue a lot of games suffer from.

Jin_Sakai57d ago

Really wish we’d get a next gen update allowing for 60fps.

LucasRuinedChildhood57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

Yep. Days Gone fans in particular often have such an agenda against this game because they know it made DG seem dated (and crucially ... affected its reviews), and they probably make up a lot of your disagrees.

"We all know that DG got bad reviews because Deacon is white ... Red Dead Redemption 2 also has a white protagonist? So what? What's your point!?!? No, it's not good. It's a boring, awful game! la la la. We all know the truth. la la la"

cd157d ago

No agenda here pal, just didn't like RDR2 - beautiful but boring.

LucasRuinedChildhood57d ago (Edited 57d ago )


That's fine, mate - not everyone has to like the game or anything. I'm just pointing out an obvious trend. I said "often" because I'm not talking about everyone who happens to like Days Gone. It's a specific but sizable portion of that fanbase who are behaving like that, and it's been going on for years.

chiefJohn11757d ago

Facts, most of the ppl that claim they don't like the game seem to love DG

Kornholic57d ago

RDR2 game mechanics are pretty dated and cumbersome.

Chriswheeler2257d ago

DG fan here.

I couldn't get into RDR2, loved DG.

I hated the gunplay and everything was just so slow.

That said iys a phenomenal game from a technical standpoint and I'd love to give it another go if a pa5 patch comes.

GhostScholar56d ago

I loved days gone personally. Not saying it's better than red dead 2, but I like it more than any of naughty dogs games. I think people gave up on days gone before it started to really become great. It's a long game but It gets very good in the last 3/4 of the game

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KyRo57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

It is enormous, beautiful tons of content and filled with detail as you said but it's one bore fest of a game to play. The most crucial element of a videogame is where it lacks.

Snookies1257d ago

I think that just comes down to personal preference. I really enjoyed the slower pace of RDR 2. I can see why some people would find it boring though. Regardless, as an open world itself. It's incredible what they managed to accomplish.

RazzerRedux58d ago

I disagree. To me, it is boring and the gameplay is horrible. It is a beautiful open world, that is certain. But there is just nothing there compelling me to stay in it.

CaptainHenry91657d ago (Edited 57d ago )

It was boring. I kept falling to sleep on it. I'm more of a GTA fan

nitroxhotshot57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

Yep, I'm with you. It's a very boring game. Tried numerous times to get into it.. I just get fed up and turn it off.

Gta 5 tops it for me

Sunny1234557d ago

I completely concur. Sure it was a technical marvel, but calling it the best open world GAME is an over statement. It was good, nothing great.

CptDville57d ago

Completely agree. I could not get past the first 2 hours. Got insanely bored with the slow paced structure it has. Only fun I personally had was running around aimlessly and seeing the world (which is quite impressive, but that's it for me).

Ron_Danger57d ago

This is how I felt. I made it through the snowy intro and kept thinking “don’t games usually show you something awesome in the first 2 hours to get you hooked?” I also couldn’t get passed the controls. There’s always something off with how Rockstar games program controls. It’s like the characters react like a millisecond off (and this doesn’t happen in other games so it’s not my setup). All of their games have felt that way to me since Vice City (I didn’t notice it in GTA3 since it was their first big open world game I played).

Then I made it to the camp part and when I saw there’s literally a list of chores to do, I was out. I play video games when I’ve finished my chores and responsibilities for the day, I don’t want to add more when I play a game.

anast57d ago

I played RDR2 for two years not including online. It's the best open world I have played. I have played games that had horrible games mechanics and while RDR2 has tanky controls, it is not "horrible".

Fluke_Skywalker57d ago

Totally agree, the world itself is beautiful, but the game was so hard to enjoy. I've never played a game that felt. Like such a chore to play.

CYALTR57d ago

While I agree that, personally, I find it pretty boring. I loved looking at it, beautiful game, but I just couldn't get into it. I think a lot of that is because it is meant to create a world to live in, basically a cowboy sim, with some action. I will probably buy it eventually just to see if I can eventually get into it, but I think most of the problem is with me. As far as "open world", I guess that depends on how you define it. It is, I think undeniably, one of the most detailed, beautiful worlds every created. Some people are more entertained by this kind of experience I guess.

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Ezio204857d ago

Agreed. The world, npc behaviour, graphics, ambient sound effects are way ahead of anything else in the market.

VerminSC57d ago

I think TLOU2 has it beat by a little. But that’s a linear game and exclusive! It’s insane what rockstar pulled off with an open world multiplat game to be honest.

DEEHULK8857d ago

Why is it insane? What does it being multiplatform have to do with anything? They didn't go for lowest common denominator like most companies

VerminSC57d ago

I’m saying it’s harder to develop a game for several systems with different hardware than it is for 1 system. It’s also hard to make a super detailed, graphically impressive game that is open world. Linear games have the advantage of being able to zero in on making each set piece look perfect and detailed.Therefore it’s insane they were able to make RDR2 look that good on all of the systems it launched on, and on such a large scale.

Tetsujin57d ago

My vote goes to Fallout New Vegas.

KyRo57d ago

Fallout of all games... Each to their own but Fallout games barely function as they were intended let alone be a contender for best open world game ever. Bad gameplay, graphics, voice acting, dialogue, animations. I'm glad people have taken off their rose tinted glasses towards Bethesda the last few years.

TheColbertinator57d ago

My favorite open world game to this day is still GTA San Andreas. As you finish up the game so much more cool stuff is unlocked

SickSinceSix57d ago

Same. Even though GTA V has a larger map, San Andreas just feels bigger too

chiefJohn11757d ago

San Andreas is my favorite too but RDR2 is better


The pacing of the story was excellent. I remember being blown away when you go to lay low in the countryside near the mountain.

Sunny_D57d ago

Agreed! Part of me wishes they went back to the style of the PS2 GTA's but I know that's never going to happen.

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