Rockstar's second game on this list needs no introduction.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is simply the best-looking game on any console, and that goes double for PC (our review is coming soon). Yes, it's meticulous, and yes, it's frustrating, but all of its mind-blowing visuals and a heart-filled storyline completely make up for these mechanical shortfalls.
The game's story is the best part, hands down. It's set in 1886 Old West, a period when the West was getting a lot more civilized and a lot less wild. Outlaws are being hunted down and driven out. Arthur and his band of miscreants, who survived by means of violence and robbery, are being left behind. Soon they find themselves in a world they no longer recognize or fit into, which of course makes them more lawless and desperate than ever.
It channels everything about the era and is immensely authentic, from the shopkeeps to the cities and the horses--everything you see, do, or interact with is painstakingly detailed in 1886 Old West flair.
The game hearkens back to old Spaghetti Westerns, tapping that Sergio Leone danger with the Magnificent Seven mysticism. It's truly transcendent and something special, even if the annoying controls often get in the way.
Given the caliber of what Red Dead Redemption 2 offers, I'd say it's not a game. It's an experience. And that's why it tops our 2018 list.
- God of War
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey
- Outlast 2
Last updated: Jan 1, 2020 at 06:11 am CST
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