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Red Dead Redemption 2 hailed as the best video game sequel ever made

Richard Lee Breslin

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Red Dead Redemption 2 hailed as the best video game sequel ever made

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Few Rockstar Games fans will deny that its Wild West Red Dead Redemption series is one of the great video game properties of all time, and we’d agree.

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To be able to compete with the likes of Grand Theft Auto is a testament to how much of a high regard Red Dead Redemption is held. The Western series began in 2004 with Red Dead Revolver for PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox before we were treated to the goliath that was Red Dead Redemption in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Red Dead Redemption in 2010 pushed the boundaries of what’s expected of an open world game by not only offering a gorgeous and huge open world and immersive story from start to finish starring the lovable John Martson but it was also filled with fantastic side activities such as casino games, bounty hunting, and much more. What’s more, Red Dead Redemption is stacked with so many activities it’s still keeping fans entertained to this very day, hence why it recently received a re-release on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

However, Rockstar Games somehow improved on its Western formula in almost every way with the arrival of Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018, which is actually a prequel to the 2010 game. In the pre(sequel), you play Arthur Morgan and it tells the tale of the infamous Dutch van der Linde gang, a group of outlaws and the antagonists of the 2010 game. The impactful arrival of Red Dead Redemption 2 was further solidified by toppling its predecessor with a score of 97 on the aggregate website, Metacritic. So it should come as no surprise that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been voted as the best video game sequel ever.


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The vote in question was conducted by BAFTA Games as voted for by the fans. Red Dead Redemption 2 defeated the likes of Halo 2, Half-life 2, Resident Evil 2, The Last of Us Part II and much more. Of course, this fan vote is not definitive because at the end of the day, it’s all a matter of opinion but few could argue that Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't warrant its place amongst the upper echelon of video game sequels.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Furthermore, it’s also backwards compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S but sadly does not support 60 frames per second.

Richard Lee Breslin
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