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Red Dead Redemption 2 hailed as 'greatest game ever' on its 4-year anniversary

Red Dead Redemption 2 hailed as 'greatest game ever' on its 4-year anniversary

Happy 4th Birthday, Red Dead Redemption 2!

Poison once proclaimed that every cowboy sings a sad, sad song, and Arthur Morgan's might just be the saddest of all.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has, somewhat incredibly, turned four years old today. On October 26 2018 Rockstar Games released an absolute masterpiece - one that surpassed all our expectations. The stunning visuals, the size and detail of the open world, the story, the performances - all exceptional.

Love or hate this game, I'm not sure we've seen a title as technically impressive since it released. I'm not sure when we'll see one that comes close. Quite how Rockstar managed to get this beast on PS4 and Xbox One is beyond me, frankly.

Given that Red Dead Redemption 2 has left such an impression on gamers of all ages, it's no surprise that fans are using its fourth Birthday as an opportunity to call it the greatest video game of all time.

"To this very day, this game continues to impress millions of fans with its outstanding story writing and Rockstar Games' strong attention to detail," Rockstar insider Ben wrote on Twitter.

"A game that isn't only realistic on a technical level, but also in the emotions it gives," agreed Twitter user Dario612. "Everything in it was pure art made by pure artists, from the devs to the actors and musicians, you can see the real passion. This is The Greatest Video Game ever made."

Rockstar Franchises added: "Masterpiece. The game is truly way ahead of its time. There ain’t enough respect to all of the people behind it anymore. It’s sad. The executives, producers, writers, developers, composers… all deserve credit and respect for what they have managed to create."

Over on Reddit multiple fans came together to thank Rockstar for the "pure joy" of Red Dead Redemption 2. Certainly, while the game isn't all sunshine and rainbows, exploring the open world and seeing everything it has to offer is an experience quite unlike any other.

Heck, just putting this together has made me want to go and download it again. You know what? I think I will.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games