Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 Map has You Feeling Lost in the South West
This past Friday gamers around the world celebrated the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the smash hit game of 2010. Rockstar, the studio that brought us the infamous Grand Theft Auto series, has upped the ante with this wild west adventure, offering up the largest open world map of any game in their catalog.
The landscape for Red Dead Redemption 2 is stretched across five different regions, which collectively form a pretty realistic recreation of late 1800s southwest of the United States. The game’s map is notably about the same size as Grand Theft Auto V’s, Rockstar Games previous release, however, due to the fact that player will be riding around like the Loan Ranger instead of running from the Twelve in a Pegassi Vacca, it might feel a whole lot bigger. It takes over 15 minutes on old Sea Biscuit to ride from one end of the map to the other going top speed, which means it will take FOREVER to cross the landscape of the game if your putting boot to ground.
Not only is RDR2 massive (the game takes almost 100 GB to DL), it is also a gorgeously designed digital masterpiece. Everything in this game looks visually stunning, from its characters down to the way the snow gets deformed when you walk through it. The campaign is just as rich, following the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch Van der Linde gang in 1899 as he embarks on a journey that would make Clint Eastwood throw in the towel. Clocking in at sixty hours of gameplay to complete (that’s if you don’t die a million times), you’ll be playing this one until the cows come home, calling everybody “partner” and challenging random people to duel at high noon when it’s all said and done.
Final Verdict? This game is not one to miss out on. No matter what age you are, Red Dead Redemption 2 will have you feeling like a kid again…Billy The Kid that is.