RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2

Introduction

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a 2018 action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is the third entry in the Red Dead series and is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. The story is set in 1899 in a fictionalized representation of the Western, Midwestern, and Southern United States and follows outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang. Arthur must affect the decline of the Wild West whilst attempting to survive against government forces, rival gangs, and other adversaries. The story also follows fellow gang member John Marston, the protagonist of Red Dead Redemption.

Plot

After a botched ferry heist in 1899, the Van der Linde gang is forced to go away their substantial money stash and flee Blackwater. Realizing the progress of civilization is ending the time of outlaws, they plan to gain enough money to flee the law and retire. They rob a train owned by Cornwall, who hires Pinkertons to apprehend them. The gang performs jobs to earn money, as Dutch continually promises subsequent heists are going to be their last. Following a shootout with the Pinkertons in Valentine, the gang relocates to Lemoyne, where they work simultaneously for the Grays and Braithwaites in an effort to show them against one another. However, the families double-cross them: the Grays kill a gang member during an ambush, while the Braithwaites kidnap and sell Jack to Bronte. The gang retaliate and destroy both families before retrieving Jack from Bronte, who offers them leads on work, but eventually double-crosses them. Dutch kidnaps and feeds him to an alligator as revenge, which disturbs Arthur.

The gang robs a bank in St. Denis, but the Pinkertons intervene, killing Hosea and arresting John. Dutch, Arthur, Bill, Javier, and Micah escape the town via a ship heading to Cuba. A torrential storm sinks the ship, and therefore the men wash ashore on the island of Garma, where they become embroiled during a war between tyrannical sugar planter Fussar and the enslaved local population. After helping the revolutionaries kill Fussar, the group secure transport back to the US and reunite with the remainder of the gang.

Dutch obsesses over one last heist and doubts Arthur’s loyalty after he disobeys him by liberating John before planned, naming Micah his top lieutenant in Arthur’s place. Arthur becomes concerned that Dutch is not any longer the person he knew, as he’s becoming insular, abandons their ideals, and murders Cornwall. He is faced together with his mortality when he’s diagnosed with tuberculosis. Arthur reflects on his actions and the way to guard the gang following his death, telling John to run away with Abigail and Jack and openly defying Dutch by aiding the local Native American people. When the Pinkertons assault the camp, Dutch becomes paranoid that a gang member is functioning as an informant. Several gang members become disenchanted and leave, while Dutch and Micah arrange one final heist of a military payroll train.

Initial details

  • America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun as lawmen seek out the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who won’t surrender or succumb are killed. After a robbery goes badly wrong within the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and therefore the Van der Linde gang are forced to escape. With federal agents and therefore the best bounty hunters within the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal, and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.
  • With all-new graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC takes full advantage of the facility of the PC to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life including increased draw distances; higher-quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows in the least distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also offers HDR support, the power to run high-end display setups with 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor configurations, widescreen configurations, faster frame rates, and more.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also includes additional Story Mode content including Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, Weapons and more; plus free access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online featuring all previously released improvements and therefore the latest content for the entire Online experience including Frontier Pursuits and the specialist Roles of The Bounty Hunter, Trader and Collector, and much more.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is that the ultimate thanks to experience one among the foremost critically acclaimed games of all time, winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards and recipient of over 250 perfect scores.

Development

The game’s development began soon after Red Dead Redemption’s release and was shared between all of Rockstar’s studios worldwide. The development team drew influence from real locations as against film or art, focused on creating an accurate reflection of the time with the game’s characters and world. The game was Rockstar’s first built specifically for eighth-generation consoles, having tested their technical capabilities while porting grand larceny Auto V to the platforms. The game’s soundtrack features an ingenious score composed by Woody Jackson and a number of other vocal tracks produced by Daniel Lanois.

Setting

The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 spans five fictitious U.S. states. The states of latest Hanover, Ambarino and Lemoyne are new the series and are located to the immediate north and east of Red Dead Redemption’s world, whilst the states of the latest Austin and West Elizabeth return from Red Dead Redemption. The states are centered on the San Luis and Lannahechee Rivers and therefore the shores of Flat Iron Lake. Ambarino may be a mountain wilderness, with the most important settlement being a Native American reservation; New Hanover may be a wide valley that has become a hub of industry and is home to the cattle town of Valentine; and Lemoyne consists of bayous and plantations resembling Louisiana, and is home to the Southern town of Rhodes and therefore the former French colony of Saint-Denis, analogous to New Orleans.

Characters

The player takes on the role of Arthur Morgan (Roger Clark), a lieutenant and veteran member of the Van der Linde gang. The gang is led by Dutch van der Linde (Benjamin Byron Davis), a charismatic man who extols personal freedom and decries the encroaching march of recent civilization. The gang also includes Dutch’s ally and co-leader Hosea Matthews (Curzon Dobell), Red Dead Redemption protagonist John Marston (Rob Wiethoff), his partner Abigail Roberts (Cali Elizabeth Moore) and son Jack Marston (Marissa Buccianti and Ted Sutherland), the lazy Uncle (John O’Creagh and James McBride), gunslingers Bill Williamson (Steve J. Palmer), Javier Escuella (Gabriel Sloyer), and Micah Bell (Peter Blomquist), Native American hunter Charles Smith (Noshir Dalal), and housewife-turned-bounty hunter Sadie Adler (Alex McKenna).

Other details

  • America, 1899.

Arthur Morgan and therefore the Van der Linde gang are outlaws on the run. With federal agents and therefore the best bounty hunters within the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal, and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

  • Now featuring additional Story Mode content and a fully-featured Photo Mode, Red Dead Redemption 2 also includes free access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online, where players take on an array of roles to carve their own unique path on the frontier as they track wanted criminals as a Bounty Hunter, create a business as a Trader, unearth exotic treasures as a Collector or run an underground distillery as a Moonshiner and much more.
  • With all-new graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC takes full advantage of the facility of the PC to bring every corner of this massive, rich and detailed world to life including increased draw distances; higher-quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting; improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows in the least distances; tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC also offers HDR support, the power to run high-end display setups with 4K resolution and beyond, multi-monitor configurations, widescreen configurations, faster frame rates, and more.

Sales and launch

Widely anticipated and marketed before release, Red Dead Redemption 2 broke several records and had the second-biggest launch in the history of entertainment, generating US$725 million in sales from its opening weekend and exceeding the lifetime sales of Red Dead Redemption in two weeks. It received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its story, characters, open world, graphics, and a considerable level of detail; minor criticism was directed at its control scheme and emphasis on realism over player freedom. Considered as an example of video games as an art form, it won year-end accolades including Game of the Year awards from several gaming publications. It is among the best-selling video games of all time with over 32 million copies shipped.

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