Unless you’ve avoided all media for the lasts couple months, you’re probably aware of the hype around Red Dead Redemption 2. The followup is a prequel, taking place several years before John Marston’s story. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a massively open world western following the life of Arthur Morgan. He’s a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang. You’ll meet all of the characters that John will eventually be tasked with hunting down, and if you ever go back you’ll be able to take even more out of Red Dead Redemption’s story.
Though the general themes of an outlaw growing a conscience kind of mirrors Red Dead Redemption, the storytelling and production values are significantly heightened with Rockstar taking nearly eight years to produce the sequel.
Every story mission is engaging, and while you’ll want to keep pushing along, the game constantly pulls you away with enticing side missions and random events along the way. There’s no shortage of things to do, and completionists will be looking at several hundred hours to check all the boxes, though they still may not have seen everything the game has to offer.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterpiece that will be talked about for years to come, and will be considered one of best games to come out of this generation. Available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with an eventual PC release rumored, Red Dead Redemption 2 is our 2018 Best Multiplatform Game.