The original Red Dead Redemption was one of the biggest hits in modern gaming history. With so many impressively realistic features, fans were skeptical that the sequel could live up to the expectations. However, Red Dead Redemption 2 is still thriving long after its release.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why it’s had so much success, but the realism is absolutely a leading cause. Beautiful lifelike trees and NPC to character interactions are just about as good as we’ve seen across any video game these days.
Let’s check out the top 5 reasons that prove RDR2 is well ahead of its time!
1. Hunting is Actually a Challenge
Many games that involve hunting are as simple as a one-shot kill. While you’ll experience that will small birds in RDR2, hunting legendary animals leads you on quite the hunting adventure.
You’ll have to first find where they live to even start the process. Marked clues around the region will lead you to follow tracks, eventually winding you up face to face with the animal. While it might seem like you’re stalking your prey, the situation can quickly turn against you.
Legendary animals are harder to kill, and they do much more damage. The whole experience provides a realistic reflection of what hunting is truly like with large predators in the wild.
2. Character Customization Improvements
The story starts off with you playing as Arthur Morgan, an outlaw on the run. It might seem like there wouldn’t be must room to make your own unique style, but you’d be far off with that assumption.
The character customization in RDR2 allows you to change your hair and beard style, apply pomade, and change through all sorts of clothing (more on that later). You can also let your beard and head hair grow over time by simply playing the game!
3. The Horses Are… Realistic as Well…
When Red Dead Redemption 2 released one of its trailers prior to launch, one of the main things that fans noticed was the ‘well-endowed’ male horses. To put it frankly, some of the horses have massive male appendages.
Now that we’ve all moved on and appreciated the feature, something even more interesting has come about. It appears that there’s been a recent mod created to let you play completely naked as the main character.
Not only will you take on enemies without any shame, but you can finally relax in the cool breeze of the Midwestern fresh mountain air as you’ve always imagined it!
4. You MUST Eat to Live
Like most games these days, food is a big part of Red Dead Redemption 2. However, the food is much more than a simple health boost. You actually need to eat, otherwise you’ll starve to death.
Tobacco, various fruits, alcohol, and many other consumables have a direct impact on your main line of stats. Balance them correctly to stay energized and full of health.
Here’s a bonus tip: alcohol has very little benefit, so you should avoid it… But doesn’t that take out some of the fun? Nothing’s better than getting drunk, applying the naked mod, and robbing a train!
5. Every Interaction Ripples
Everything that you do in RDR2 has an impact on your future interactions. You can choose to be good or bad, rob those in need or help them. Your actions can lead to massive rewards in the future. One scenario early on has you dealing with a man with a snake bite wound. Should you help him for a reward from his gunsmith friend, or rob him to take the cash for your own agenda?
These are just a handful of the reasons that Red Dead Redemption 2 is so realistic. Playing the game for even a few minutes will have you understanding why it’s so popular for people around the globe!
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