Critics from around the world have praised the game for its engrossing storyline, rich open world environment and stunning graphics, with many calling it among the best video games of all time.
IGN has hailed the game for its ‘gorgeous depiction’ of the Old West with ‘one of this generation’s best single-player experiences’ that’s ‘a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era.’
Game Informer gave Red Dead Redemption II a perfect score of ten out of ten, saying: ‘Rockstar Games has outdone itself again with Red Dead Redemption II.
‘The up-close portrayal of the outlaw Van der Linde gang’s unraveling is a compelling companion story that blends seamlessly with the original game, and depth and breadth of the open world is a technical triumph that every gamer should experience.’
Electronic Gaming Monthly also praised the game for its visuals, storyline and attention to detail, saying: ‘This is one of the most gorgeous, seamless, rootinest, tootinest games ever made, and if you voluntarily miss out on it, you’re either not a gamer or in a coma.’
Another very positive review came from US Gamer, which lauded its ‘absolutely beautiful open world’ with the few drawbacks in the game being the occasional bugs and the somewhat tedious travel across the game world at times.
Yet another glowing review came from GameSpot, who praised its ’emotional, thought-provoking story’ as well as its richly-detailed game world, strong writing and engrossing gameplay.
In addition, Forbes also offered up another very positive review for Red Dead Redemption II, lauding, like many other reviewers, its engrossing open world and memorable gameplay.
One of the few more lukewarm reviews of the video game came from Slant Magazine, who hailed the game for its ambition and scope but found relatively little depth to it.