Red Dead Redemption 2 is no doubt the most anticipated game of 2018. After five long years since Grand Theft Auto V and nearly a decade since the first Redemption, Rockstar is finally pulling the curtain off what looks to be their best game yet.
From intense, fluid gunfights to intimate moments with the Van der Linde gang, Red Dead Redemption 2 looks nothing short of breathtaking in the newly released six minute gameplay video which gives us an introduction to the stunning world of Rockstar Games’ western, Red Dead Redemption 2.
The year is 1899, the West is dying as civilization expands and the law begins to hunt outlaws. Dutch Van der Linde, his right-hand man Arthur Morgan, and their notorious gang of outlaws must pack up shop and go on the run. As you explore the dying West, you’ll be exposed to new activities such as hunting, camping, mini-games like gambling, and more.
You’ll also get into your fair share of gunfights in newly refined gunplay where Dead Eye makes a return. The melee combat has also been heavily reworked from previous Rockstar games to allow much more intense and realistic brawls rather than clunky fist fights like in GTA V or the original Red Dead.
Red Dead Redemption 2 also wants to allow players to define who their Arthur Morgan is. Is he a ruthless killer or a criminal with a heart of gold? It’s up to you to decide via new mechanics like the ability to threaten and interrogate civilians and anyone in your path. Now, enough talk. Just watch the gameplay video you all came here for.
The graphics look truly unbelievable. Captured from entirely in-game footage in 4K, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a real looker with insane lighting effects from the way the moonlight shines down and creates an almost silhouette of Arthur Morgan and the way the sun intensifies every scene. It’s clear that Rockstar Games has outdone themselves and Red Dead Redemption 2 will be worth the wait.
You can pick up one of three editions of RDR 2 when it releases on October 26th, 2018 for Xbox One and PS4.