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Red Dead Redemption 2 Review Thread

Red Dead Review Average Prediction

  • 100, 10/10, Recommended, Essential, and Other Perfect Scores, GOTY Material

    Votes: 517 17.8%
  • 90-99, 9/10, Recommended, Essential, GOTY Material

    Votes: 2,062 70.9%
  • 80-89, 8/10, Recommended

    Votes: 150 5.2%
  • 70-79, 7/10, Recommended

    Votes: 11 0.4%
  • Below 70, Not Recommended

    Votes: 167 5.7%

  • Total voters
    2,907
  • Poll closed .

spad3

Member
Oct 30, 2017
4,420
California
MOD EDIT: Please try to stay on topic so we can avoid derail. Posts comparing the review scores of RDR2 with other games just for the sake of baiting members or consoles wars of any kind are no good



The Reviews are in. Currently sitting at 97-98MC/97OC

Metacritic: (PS4/X1X)
97/98 - https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/red-dead-redemption-2 | https://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/red-dead-redemption-2

Opencritic:
97 - https://opencritic.com/game/3717/red-dead-redemption-2

Polygon:
Recommended - https://www.polygon.com/reviews/2018/10/25/18021034/red-dead-redemption-2-review

Game Informer:
10/10 - https://www.gameinformer.com/review/red-dead-redemption-ii/an-open-world-western-for-the-ages-0

IGN:
10/10 - https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/10/25/red-dead-redemption-2-review

Eurogamer:
Recommended -https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-25-red-dead-redemption-2-review

GameSpot:
9/10 - https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/red-dead-redemption-2-review-outlaw-country/1900-6417019/

USgamer:
4.5 out of 5 - https://www.usgamer.net/articles/red-dead-redemption-2-review

Attack of the Fanboy:
5/5 - https://attackofthefanboy.com/reviews/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

Press Start:
10/10 - https://press-start.com.au/reviews/playstation4-reviews/2018/10/25/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

Easy Allies:
10/10 - https://easyallies.com/#!/review/red-dead-redemption-2

Digital Trends:
10/10 -https://www.digitaltrends.com/game-reviews/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

Telegraph:
5/5 - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/reviews/red-dead-redemption-2-review-seismic-achievement/

Forbes:
10/10 - https://www.forbes.com/sites/games/2018/10/25/red-dead-redemption-2-review-a-long-hard-lonesome-road/

The Verge:
Recommended - https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/25/18021082/red-dead-redemption-2-review-xbox-one-ps4

Gamesradar:
5/5 - https://www.gamesradar.com/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

Variety:
9/10 - https://variety.com/2018/gaming/reviews/red-dead-redemption-2-review-1202993783/

Dualshockers:
10/10 - https://www.dualshockers.com/red-dead-redemption-2-review-ps4-xb1/

Videogamer:
9/10 - https://www.videogamer.com/reviews/red-dead-redemption-2-review

Wccftech:
9.7/10 -https://wccftech.com/review/red-dead-redemption-2-living-outlaw-life/

Fandom:
5/5 - http://fandom.wikia.com/articles/red-dead-redemption-2-review-a-prequel-with-true-grit

CNet:
Recommended - https://www.cnet.com/reviews/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

TheSixthAxis:
10/10 - http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2018/10/25/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

VG247:
Recommended - https://www.vg247.com/2018/10/25/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

Twinfinite:
5/5 - https://twinfinite.net/2018/10/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

Slant Magazine:
3.5/5 - https://www.slantmagazine.com/games/review/red-dead-redemption-2

New Game Network:
82/100 - https://www.newgamenetwork.com/article/2030/red-dead-redemption-2-review/

Ars Technica:
Recommended - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/10/red-dead-redemption-ii-review-getting-muddy-in-the-wide-open-frontier/

Hollywood Reporter:
Recommended - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/red-dead-redemption-2-review-gaming-pushed-limits-1154586

Giant Bomb:
5/5 - https://www.giantbomb.com/reviews/red-dead-redemption-2-review/1900-787/

Hardcore Gamer:
4.5/5 - https://www.hardcoregamer.com/2018/10/25/review-red-dead-redemption-2/315994/

Mashable:
Recommended - https://mashable.com/article/red-dead-redemption-2-review/#r8al8PB1BPqw

Jimquisition:
Recommended - http://www.thejimquisition.com/red-dead-redemption-2-red-dead-realism-jimpressions/

Digital Spy:
5/5 - http://www.digitalspy.com/tech/news/a869205/red-dead-redemption-2-review-ps4-release-date-uk-price-bundle-ultimate-edition-playstation-4-rockstar/

Windows Central:
5/5 - https://www.windowscentral.com/red-dead-redemption-2-xbox-one-review

TrueAchievements:
5/5 - https://www.trueachievements.com/n34926/red-dead-redemption-2-review

The Guardian:
5/5 - https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/oct/25/red-dead-redemption-2-review-western-playstation-xbox-rockstar

Cheat Code Central:
5/5 - http://cheatcc.com/ps4/rev/reddeadredemption2review.html

Destructoid:
9.5/10 - https://www.destructoid.com/review-red-dead-redemption-2-526689.phtml

Kotaku:
Recommended - https://kotaku.com/red-dead-redemption-2-the-kotaku-review-1829984369

Game goes live:
 
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Kolx

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,711
95.
edit: that poll is terrible. It should include 75-84. 85-89. 90-93. 94-96. 97-100.
 
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MadLaughter

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
2,154
My predictions:
-reviews are going to call out just how much more realistic the violence is (skinning/gore/horse stuff)
-Not as compelling a story as RDR1
-Occasional tonal mis-steps
-call out Max Payne 3 in a positive way
-lots of talk about Arthur Morgan v. John Marston

9.2
 

nDesh

The Three Eyed Raven
Member
Oct 27, 2017
817
Optimistic: 98
Realistic: 96
Pessimistic: 94

After seeing the new footage I’m going with 97
 

Tux_

Banned
Nov 5, 2017
1,343
gonna be right up there with BOTW in terms of review scores. the industry has a hard on for R*
 

Briarios

Banned
Oct 25, 2017
1,238
I feel like all the big AAA releases have had hugely inflated scores this year. I'm not sure what's causing it, so I'm going to go with 92.