In 2010, a new video game classic was born.
“Red Dead Redemption” is widely regarded as one of the finest games made in the past 10 years. It takes the open-world environment of “Grand Theft Auto” and twists it into something entirely unique: a third-person, open-world action game set in the Old West — it’s even made by the same folks behind “GTA”! We’re talking mid-1800s, Reconstruction-era America, as it transitioned from a lawless frontier to modern civilisation. This is not stuff that video games tackle.
And that’s part of why people are so incredibly excited for “Red Dead Redemption 2,” which was announced this week. We got our first look at the game on Thursday and, well, it’s drop dead gorgeous.
Right? Let’s dive in.