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This is how the press reviewed Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 26/10/2018 Neil Bennett
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It's one of the most hotly anticipated video games of all time - and with plenty of good reason.

According to Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been eight years in the making.

Following on from the success of the first game released in 2010, it seems that the buzz over the sequel appears to have been justified.

In an interview given by Rockstar North's Co-Studio Head Rob Nelson to BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat , he said that "the desire make these worlds more believable, more interactive and deeper is what drives us."

Five years on from the release of their last title, Grand Theft Auto 5, Rockstar look to have delivered on their desire.

The Reviews

In an in-depth review for The Telegraph, Tom Hoggins says: "Creating something as natural as Red Dead Redemption 2 is a seismic achievement that [...] I hope the developers are deeply proud of."

"They remind us of what games can be," he continued, "creating a majestic sense of place and time and allowing you to play your role in the way only this medium allows."

The Guardian, meanwhile, describes Red Dead Redemption 2 as a "near miracle".

"There can be no doubt that this is a landmark game," critic Keza McDonald comments, adding that "it is a new high watermark for lifelike video game worlds."

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Luke Reilly, writer for IGN- which describes itself as "your #1 destination" for expert game reviews - says that it "stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Grand Theft Auto V as one of the greatest games of the modern age"

"This is a game of rare quality; a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era," he continues. "Looking for one of this generation's very best single-player action experiences? Here's your huckleberry."

Written under the headline "The Best Game of the Year, And Possibly The Best Movie" Christopher Hooton of The Independentclaims that "the intense realism of the game gives it a strong cinematic quality".

"As a piece of world-building," he asserts, "it's superior to most films and television series I've seen this year."

Lastly, "it's true," Ben Gilbert of Business Insider concludes, "'Red Dead Redemption 2' is a gorgeous game."

"No caveats: [it] is the best-looking console game I've ever seen."

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In Numbers

Game Informer - 10/10 | IGN - 10/10 | Easy Allies - 10/10 | Push Square - 10/10 | The Guardian - 5/5 | Gamespot - 9/10 | Press Start - 10/10 | USGamer - 4.5/5 | Metacritic - 96/100 | OpenCritic - 97/100

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