01 January 2016
A western is a powerful genre of storytelling, capturing the time forever lost and entirely unique. It’s a story about personal freedom won through cunning and sometimes savagery, about the fight of good versus evil, about revenge and justice.
Red Dead Redemption 2, a sequel to critically acclaimed game, draws on these conceits of the genre, blending them with a deconstruction of a romantic story of the American West. That old dream of freedom and prosperity isn’t just dying, it was always just a dream.
Read Dead Redemption 2 marries a powerful, if depressing, storyline with excellent combat mechanics, beautiful landscapes and symphonic music to entirely submerge the player in the atmosphere of the Old West experiencing its final, dying spams.