Red Dead Redemption 2
Platform(s): Playstation 4, Xbox One
Release date: October 2018 (Published by Rockstar Games)
This game is the prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, totaling the third entry into the Western themed Red Dead series. Red Dead Redemption 2 is based of a 1899 setting following the story of Outlaw Arthur Morgan, who is a member of the Van der Linde gang. It also details a young John Marston who is in the same gang, and the fall of Dutch Van der Linde. Drawing high accolades and long awaited, this game has generated a massive audience immediately, shipping over 17 million copies in it's first 12 days. The game play is an open world environment played in either the third or first person perspective. Single player and online multiplayer components are featured in the game. Most of the mechanics from the previous game have been brought back and refined including gun play, combat, the honor system and many more. Some new features are swimming and dual wielding. This is a mission based game allowing the players at times to accept or decline different missions lightly changing the plot around their game style. The overall setting of the game spans five fictitious different states in the US. New Hanover, Lemoyne and Ambarino are new additional states that have been added to the series. New Austin and West Elizabeth will return from previous versions, however West Elizabeth will have new expansive regions that have been added since series of the past.