The third title in the Red Dead series, Red Dead Redemption 2 takes the open-world western adventure to new heights. Taking its critically acclaimed predecessor’s formula and improving upon it both graphically and mechanically, Rockstar Games’ third foray into the Wild West is more than just GTA with a cowboy skin. With a multifaceted and nuanced protagonist, a plethora of stories and a vast world, Red Dead Redemption 2 contains hours of exploration and gameplay.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has an age rating of 18 and it’s not considered suitable for children. This is due to its plentiful scenes of graphic violence, frequent use of strong language and explicit sexual content.
Red Dead Redemption 2 editions
Rockstar’s highly praised Wild West title released in several editions and platforms. The game can currently be played on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One as well as Google Stadia. Outside of its standard edition, Red Dead Redemption 2 released in 3 physical special editions.
This edition released with a physical world map and contained special bonus story content where protagonist Arthur Morgan and his fellow gang members take on a Bank Robbery mission in the town of Rhodes and clear the hideout of a rival gang. The Special Edition also came with the Dappled Black Thoroughbred racehorse, helpful items and gameplay and cash bonuses to help players get a headstart in Story mode. The edition also included the Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit skin.
Stepping up from the Special Edition got you the same content and physical world map as well as a few other goodies, including an exclusive steelbook. The Ultimate Edition granted you access to the Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit and the Copperhead Enforcer Outfit. You were also given another legendary horse, the Black Chestnut Thoroughbred racehorse. On top of all this, the Ultimate Edition gave you more ways to customize your camp in RDR 2 Online as well as bonus weapons and ranks.
On top of all the bonus content and items from the Special and Ultimate Editions, the Collector’s box included exclusive physical collector’s items, such as the collectable challenge coin, a six-shooter bandana, a treasure map and a host of other items. All packaged in a Metal Tithing Box with its own lock and key.
Digital Ultimate Edition
Purchasing the Ultimate Edition from any online storefront grants you access to all the digital content found in the physical Special and Ultimate editions.
In Red Dead Redemption 2 you take on the role of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang. Taking place in 1899 across five fictional towns, RDR 2 takes a fiction approach to depict the tail-end of the Wild West era of the US. By stepping into Arthur’s spurred boots, you’ll experience a multitude of stories filled with moral ambiguities and grapple with the reality of the impending end of an era. In every aspect of RDR 2’s main story and side-missions, you’ll be faced with choices that impact the rest of the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 features improved open-world exploration where you can gallop around on horseback and take in picturesque Wild West settings and take on various missions. RDR 2 has also upgraded the combat cover and fire formula of its predecessor as well as the Dead Eye system which allows you to slow down time to allow for spectacular shots. Outside of all this, you’ll also get to experience other aspects of life in a western.
You can go hunting and fishing to prepare elaborate meals or sell your spoils off for a boost of cash. For an added challenge, you can hunt down and skin 16 legendary animals to deck Arthur out in an exclusive set of outfits. As time goes on, Arthur will also need a trimming here and there as both his facial and head hair grows out. As an added layer of immersion, Red Dead Redemption 2 has you maintain your equipment so that it’s always reliable in missions.
There are 16 total Legendary Animals and 13 Legendary Fish in Red Dead Redemption 2.
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