Red Dead Redemption 2: Hands-On Reaction

Two IGN editors played two hours of Red Dead Redemption 2. Here’s what they thought.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed action-adventure game set in an open world environment. It centers on Arthur Morgan, an outlaw and a member of the Van der Linde gang in 1899, in the waning years of the American Old West and extinction of the age of outlaws and gunslingers. Among returning, characters are John Marston and Dutch Van der Linde, the protagonist and an antagonist from the previous game respectively.

The player controls Morgan from a third-person perspective. The game features both single-player and online multiplayer components.

It will continue to use the Honor system from Red Dead Redemption, which, based on how the player interacts with non-playable characters (NPCs) will affect how settlements, towns, and other groups will react towards Morgan. The game releases October 26th, 2018.