Are you bored with playing the same video games? Need some adventure in your life? Looking for a reason to stay in all fall and winter as the temperature keeps dropping?
Today, check out the top five reasons you should get your hands on Rockstar Games’ new Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One and Playstation 4 right now!
1. Built For New Generation Hardware
The first reason you should buy the newly released Red Dead Redemption 2 game is because this is the first Rockstar Games title built from the ground up and meant for the new generation of hardware – specifically the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. You might first argue Grand Theft Auto V is on both systems but keep in mind that epic title dropped in October 2013 originally for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. With this new title, you can expect every aspect of the game intensified. From AI to mission design to graphis and lighting, Red Dead Redemption 2 is meant for 2018 and beyond gaming. New worries about needing enhanced features or future upgraded versions – this is a masterfully created game well worth the wait.
2. The Cinematic Story
The second reason you should buy Red Dead Redemption 2 is because of the overall story. Without delivering any type of major spoilers, just remember how jaw-dropping 2011’s Red Dead Redemption left us. Torn. Heartbroken. Crushed. All of the above? Rather than continue to shed tears, the game has a fresh storyline with the honor and loyalty themes needed to keep you locked in. Via Rockstar:
America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.
The high-level of intensity, excitement and pure adventure in the plot alone make this a game a must-own.
The third reason you should buy Red Dead Redemption 2 is because this is all about that gang-gang lifestyle. If you remember how legendary it was in Grand Theft Auto Los Santos when you could have your own gang, the same is true in here. But instead of the attire we were used to from the 90’s, just imagine good ol’ fashioned – literally – Western attire. Outlaws. Outcasts. Betray. Loyalty. Twists. Turns. Everything you can expect to happen could easily happen. Rather than a generic crew, over time you will get to see just how different each member is and what drives that person. There will be arguments. Card playing. Drinking outings – and much more! See if you’re truly a leader or a follower.
4. Open World Activities
The fourth reason you should buy Red Dead Redemption 2 is because of everything you can do outside of your missions. Much like every Rockstar open world title released in recent memory, some of the most fun you can have goes on when you’re not progressing the main storyline. Rather than geek out over every last details, Rockstar has a breakdown of some of the most popular ones.
Strangers – Speak to the strangers marked with question marks on the map to learn about new opportunities.
Open world events – Occasionally strangers will approach you looking for help to share a tip or potentially to rob you. It’s up to you to decide how to handle.
Gang Hideouts – 6 enemy gangs live inside the world of Red Dead Redemption 2, each with their own unique fighting tactics. Attack gang camps and hideouts for cash and supplies, and be on the lookout for enemy ambushes while on the open road.
Bounty Hunting – Visit Town Marshals and grab the wanted posters for leads.
Robberies – Rob homes, stores, trains and coaches for cash and supplies. To avoid questioning from shopkeepers, be on the lookout for “fence” shopkeepers as they are less likely to ask questions about whether items were legally acquired. For extra cash, be on the lookout for stores with illicit business running on the side.
Loan Sharking – Track down debtors who owe money to the gang and intimidate them for payment. Shows – Take in shows specific to each town or city.
5. The Best Of The Best
The fifth reason you should buy Red Dead Redemption 2 is because this is simply a life-changing – yes, life-changing – title. The sports titles are always a ton of fun but there’s just something special about a franchise and title bringing people together in this style. This world is never-ending and the opportunities are endless. You’re fully in control of your experience – good or bad. The Rockstar Games franchise continues to put the power in the gamers’ hands giving them real world freedom to determine their own fates. The days of Mario Bros. are way behind us – the realism blurs the line between movies and gaming. The overwhelming positive reviews have Red Dead Redemption 2 as the best title since 2013’s Grand Theft Auto V and its opening weekend of $725 million in sales proves this is no fluke. This is the best title of the year.