Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review

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From tip to tail, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a profound, glorious downer. It is the rare blockbuster video game that seeks to move players not through empowering gameplay and jubilant heroics, but by relentlessly forcing them to confront decay and despair. It has no heroes, only flawed men and

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Kirk's review of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a must-read
Bei all der positiven Kritik und den 10er Wertungen die das Spiel bekommt ist es wichtig diesen Faktor hier nicht z…
That’s a pretty good review tho
Buradaki elestirisi ise on numara. Tadinda biraksa iyiymis
'It is defiantly slow-paced, exuberantly unfun, and wholly unconcerned with catering to the needs or wants of its p…
Ahhh, a beautiful case of "don't read the coments"
Too often I skim through a review to get the gist of its content. I read every word of this one, and not just becau…
People in the replies getting mad because it talked about work conditions and not the game itself are what’s wrong…
I must say, this is an absolutely fantastic review @kirkhamilton.
Really great to see the QA people getting some recognition. I cannot even begin to imagine how much work that must…
Although, let's also recognise the reviews that opt to solidify this moment in history into the very legacy of the…
Interesting read. 97 metacritic, but at what cost ? How do we deal with this now ?
If this isn’t the greatest game review of all time (for what sounds like the greatest game of all time) then I’m a…
I love this. Jason grabs two mentions of Rockstar’s labor practices in a game review and EVERYBODY blows up at him…
Damn Kirk
Very interesting way to frame this review. Cool perspective. Really good stuff. My fear is just going to turn a l…
wait theres a rockstar office in the city im in right now? and it is where most of the production was done? AAAAHAH…
The best review of the best game of this generation...
Not a fan of this.
Really interesting review/take on Red Dead Redemption 2 in light of its rigorous development.
This is the most ridiculous thing. 🤦🏻‍♂️
@MelloMakes Kotaku was not bad, right?
Good morning! Here's my review of Red Dead Redemption 2:
"A breathtaking eulogy for a ruined world, created by, about, and for a society that ruined it." Damn.
This review by the guy as what has to edit my ramblings is very very good.
I rarely read game reviews anymore, but am so glad I read this one. It’s fantastic.
Doubt you'll ever read a better video game review than this. 👏 #RedDeadRedemption2
Das ist wohl die beste Videospiel-Rezension, die ich je gelesen habe.
This is one of the best pieces of critical writing of any kind that I’ve read in two years.
i have been waiting for actual months for this piece on this game by this writer, just assuming I would be lucky en…
This is some genuinely top-notch journalism. And beyond, just a craftsmanship in words. Seriously, I feel like this…
Likely the best piece of gaming journalism i’ve ever read (and ya boi has read a lot of it)
Nice review, I appreciated the attention paid to some of the folks that worked on the game as well as the callout o…
a truly astonishing piece. you should read this.
I read this over a coffee while waiting for a meeting. Almost certainly the best game critique I've ever read. To c…
This is by far one of the best game reviews I have ever read. Chapeau, Mr. Hamilton.
This is perhaps the most poignant video game review I have ever read. If you're interested in Red Dead, video games…
Kirk is by far my favorite read when reviews come out. Another gripping critique Kirk. Thanks for your work.
If you wanna know about Red Dead 2, this is the review to read.
"a technologically stunning piece of digital entertainment in which the characters constantly lament the relentless…
Truly one of the best written video game reviews I’ve ever read
The best review of RDR2 I've read so far.
Hands down one of the greatest reviews Kotaku has ever published.
Jesus. this review of Red Dead redemption is amazing.
Even if you don't care about games, you owe it to yourself to read this incredible piece
“It is amazing; it is overwhelming. It is a lot, and also, it is a whole, whole lot.”
Theyll release it on pc after 6 months, i just know it. Tiis tiis lang :/
This is pretty much how you write a review. Usually reviews feel like repeating what we already know from marketing…
One of the best gaming reviews I have ever read 🙌🏼👌🏼
I don't typically read reviews of games until after I've played them, but Kirk's on Red Dead Redemption 2 is the ex…
this is probably the best game review i’ve ever read, and it’s probably not for the reasons you think
This transcends what a game review can be, and that's not me being melodramatic.
I think Kirk did a great job with this review, thoughtful and insightful.
I have zero interest in playing RDR2 but this is a good piece of writing
Easily the best video game crit ive ever read
I’m glad @kirkhamilton touched on the work conditions at Rockstar. That aside, this one probably one of the best v…
Wonderful, thoughtful review of RDR2. Interesting particularly for people who don't play games but wonder how to do…
A nuanced and detailed review of a masterpiece.
Perhaps the best piece of video game criticism I've ever read.
Jesus Christ this is good
Put this thing in the game review Hall of Fame. Splendidly written.
READ THIS one of the most exhaustive reviews I have ever read and it talks about so much more than just a product
This is a fucking masterstroke that makes me think I have no business being a writer because nothing I've written o…
I'm going to ignore this game for a bit due to my embarrassing backlog, but this review is an excellent piece of jo…
This is exceptionally written, and the game looks to be as equally impressive. #RDR2
This review takes almost as long to read, as it takes to play the game. Well worth the time. @kirkhamilton
An incredible review. It manages the task of telling you about the game while balancing the myriad controversies an…
Amazing review. One of the best I have read in a long time.
Absolutely fantastic piece of writing.
this review is gorgeous, one of the best I've read
Great fucking job
This is one hell of a review. Reviewing a massive game like Red Dead Redemption 2 seems a daunting task. Kirk someh…
This review is absolutely brilliant.
A great review!
Incredible review. Game won’t live up to it. 😆 (great work Kurt - get a book deal!)
What a piece of writing! 👏🏻
Be warned there are original RDR spoilers in here but it’s a fantastic read. Well done, @kirkhamilton!
This is next level video game criticism.
I found his twitter, guys. This review is so! good! Now I'm actually going to play the game now.
Boy howdy does this review go above and beyond. Informative, humorous, thought-provoking. Color me impressed.
hands down best video game review I've ever read. 10/10 would read again.
This review is #Gold #RedDeadRedemption2
Brilliant piece.
What a well-written review, fantastic and deep commentary. Elevated the discussion on what a game is and what that…
@Kotaku's articles and reviews in the past year have been top notch and @kirkhamilton's review of…
Great review and just solidifies my impressions that RDR2 is not the open world for me
Just as a piece of writing on the internet, this is really fantastic. The fact that it's a video game review makes…
Es literalmente la mejor review que he leído en mi vida, no es normal cómo escribe este señor.
Le boss final de la critique
What an absolutely great review. I understand for the average person, if they see a decent review score tied to the…
Journalistes JV français, inspirez vous de ce texte, il est excellent.
Retweeting again because this one is important
I've become a big fan of Kirk Hamilton's writing and podcasting. His #RedDeadRedemption2 review touches on many big…
The reviews are coming in #RedDeadRdemption2
Incredible review.
I think this is the new bar for the 'video game review'. It takes the context, the game, critically evaluates it si…
this was a genuinely moving piece of writing
I admit, this is a really good review! I am talking about the writing that takes a mature look at the game and even…
I can't agree enough. An excellent piece of writing from @kirkhamilton that respects and mirrors the monumental nat…
noah gervais is at least as good a writer and a good deal more conscientious
"It is a stirring tribute to our world’s natural beauty, and a grim acknowledgment of our own starring role in its…
@ElsheOnTheShelf
This is exactly what I meant about games journalism adopting new language and vantages for reviews. This is extreme…
It’s an amazing review. Superb writing.
Amazing review!
Red Dead Redemption 2 is exhilarating. Overwhelming. Groundbreaking, yet stubbornly old-fashioned. And of course, b…
"Who made the rain; who crafted the thunder?" That's among my favorite lines in our Red Dead review.
Don't do much gaming on my PS4 these days but I am at wet-the-bed levels of excitement to play Red Dead.
Mr. @kirkhamilton has really outdone himself here. Still don't want to play this, but for completely different reas…
As expected, the finished Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterpiece, but also as expected, @kirkhamilton 's review do…
It's good. Rejoice
"Arthur Morgan...a taciturn type who looks like Chris Pine cosplaying the Marlboro Man" jfc this review is bloody…
There's so much good stuff in this review of RDR2 but I was particularly moved by the shine put on the QA folks who…
okay i'm convinced. gonna hibernate with this for the winter
One of the best video game reviews I've ever read - Kirk manages to boil a lot of context and passion into an elega…
This is one of the best reviews I've ever read.
A thoughtful review about an amazing artistic achievement, the toils it takes to achieve it & how it relates to the…
Kudos to @kirkhamilton for this review, definitely upped the bar on what they should be and how they should be pres…
My favorite line so far: He’s a taciturn type who looks like Chris Pine cosplaying the Marlboro Man
Man, @kirkhamilton continues to write about games in the most fantastic of ways. Fantastic review.
This review is one of the most impressive pieces of games writing I’ve read in a long time. Excellent work…
Where's that dispatch email, @GAMEdigital? WHERE IS IT?
Probably one of the best game reviews on a mainstream publication I’ve read to date. Really wish there was more em…
The game was made with years of crunch that ruined the lines of potentially hundreds of actual real human beings du…
Whew! Best video game review I've read in a while.
This reads more like a movie review than a game review, and is really something. Makes me want to buy the game, eve…
100 hour working weeks and more I'd hope it would be a masterpiece
J'ai jamais lu un test aussi long sur Kotak'. Mais j'y avais jamais lu de test aussi bon non plus. Certainement un…
Tipping my Stetson to @kirkhamilton for his #RDR2 review. As thoughtful, poetic, and engaging as any piece of games…
Hands down the best in-depth videogame review that questions everything from the game and its developers themselves…
The same people that broke R*'s hundred hour work weeks gave their latest project a glowing review. Like wow, abou…
Game review review: 5/5. An instant classic.
Absolute dog shit of a review This is like reading an art piece critique
Turning out to be one of the best reviewed games of this generation. I'm very excited to play it are you?
This review is what I love about good games journalism
Incredible review. I'm so hyped.
This is a beautifully written review by @kirkhamilton. It's a big'un...but well worth the read. ❤️🍻
Didn’t think I’d ever say this but this is definitely the best video game review I’ve ever read, 10/10 for Kotaku a…
Our Red Dead Redemption 2 review:
yesssss. it's coming boys.
.@kirkhamilton übertrifft sich mit diesem Review mal wieder selbst #RedDeadRedemption2
Kirk Hamilton's review of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a beautifully-written piece of criticism which anyone who cares…
Visiblement, Rockstar Lincoln a concentré le pire du crunch sur Red Dead Redemption 2. Comme le dit Kotaku dans sa…
Et bien non. Toujours pas. Plein de gens travaillent comme des chiens ou sont esclaves. Personne ne pense a eux. Je…
this is what game reviews should be
This is the best review of a game-judging it not just as fun or entertainment but as a work of art with context and…
Video game criticism is often insufferable and dumb. But this review of a cowboy game is a tremendous piece of writ…
I thought it to be a bit cheesy at first, but now that I've read it, this is easily my favorite game review I've ev…
@FilmCritHULK 3 hours in and this is the most frustrating aspect so far.
You’ve already heard about it, but @kirkhamilton’s RDR2 review is the kind I want to read, I want to write, that I…
This review of the new Red Dead Redemption game has our brains going about video games, storytelling, and narrative…
Been reading that Kotaku review of Red Dead 2 again and I can't take my mind of this paragraph.…
.@kirkhamilton's review for Red Dead Redemption 2 is some next level stuff. Reminds me of some lyrics by Pase Rock:…
Kotaku's review of Red Dead Redemption 2 is really something else. It nails a perfect balance between discussing th…
The @Kotaku review of Red Dead Redemption 2 by @kirkhamilton is worthy of a gaming Pulitzer
На Kotaku какая-то невероятная рецензия на, видимо, невероятную игру
.@Kotaku's RDR2 review is one of the best reviews of a game I've read in ages, maybe ever. Lengthy read, but worth…
@davrous Testé hier soir déjà, la review de #kotaku résume très bien l'expérience de jeu
@MathieuTriclot J'ai joué les 3 premières heures, et ça confirme mon sentiment. La review de Kotaku l'explique à me…
Not exaggerating, this is probably the best review I've ever read. Big kudos to @kirkhamilton
Game aside, possibly one of the best game reviews ever; what a great piece of writing: Red Dead Redemption 2, Kotak…
This is one of the best articles on ⁦@Kotaku⁩ I have ever read. Also one of the best pieces on video games, much mo…
what a review this is
I spent last night reading @kirkhamilton’s Red Dead Redemption 2 review on multiple folks recommendations. That gam…
It's been awhile since I've finished reading a game review and just said. "wow". Well said @kirkhamilton. #RDR2
This does not sound even remotely like fun. Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review
Die Kotaku-Kritik von #RedDeadRedemption2 ist ein schriftstellerisches Kunstwerk für sich.
If you have to read only one review on it, read this one. Fantastic piece of writing.
"People love to share tiny, amazing details from their favorite games, holding them up as praiseworthy evidence of…
Quelle longue longue longue loooongue déclaration d'amour à #RedDeadRedemption2 :o @Kotaku
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review via @kotaku
I'm going to take a moment to talk about something. This article was beautifully written and is a testament to why…
This is one of the best video game reviews I've ever read.
Riktigt bra recension, framförallt sista halvan. Detta är inte ett spel för mig så jag är mer intresserad av diskus…
This is games journalism done right. @kirkhamilton you outdid yourself here. Thank you.
This is an incredible review of Red Dead Redemption 2 that goes into detail of why it's such a phenomenal creation…
I’ll never play Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar games leave me utterly cold) but ⁦@kirkhamilton⁩’s review is a mast…
This is the best video game review i have ever read
Somehow a clunky and unintuitive game actually makes it more engaging? Detail over functionality is good? A polishe…
@ZeldaDorant Cest un peu le sens de cette sublime critique de @Kotaku
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review via @kotaku
Maybe I don't want to play RDR2 right now anyway "relentlessly forcing them to confront decay and despair"
Killer writing by @kirkhamilton Won’t be able to play the game for another couple months, but the review is worthwh…
Who said game reviews had to be poorly-written and free of politics? This was great.
@PriscilliaBL we've been had pris, that's not the start of that interview at all
Great work deserves to be shared. What an amazing piece. Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review
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Great work deserves to be shared. Take a few minutes to read this amazing review.
This is the best video game review I have ever read.
One of the best game reviews I've ever read, kudos to Kirk Hamilton!
Everybody shut up, I'm reading The Kotaku Review -
@kirkhamilton, thank you for this brilliant article. It's journalism masterpiece to me
Det här hade kunnat vara min helg. Men istället måste jag plugga.
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review via @kotaku
Easily the best game review I've ever read. @kirkhamilton's writing in this piece goes far beyond what you've come…
Wow. Just...wow. I am a firm believer that Video Games represent an unparalleled storytelling medium, but we must…
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review
The whole thing is well worth reading, a masterclass in critical analysis.
Thanks to @3DSisqo for getting me to read this essay, which is GREAT
Easily the best writing in a video game review I’ve run across. Nuanced, almost elegiac over the death of the old w…
This is what I'm playing this weekend. Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review via @kotaku
Sounds pretty timely! "Red Dead Redemption 2 is a profound, glorious downer. It is the rare blockbuster video game…
<em>Red Dead Redemption 2</em>: The <em>Kotaku</em> Review<em></em> via @kotaku
I want to play it, but it sounds like it's a second life all on it's own
This was a beautiful piece of writing and a great review.
Don't read much video game journalism but this review convinced me to at least go over a friends to check out a gam…
Great review. via @kotaku
But hey, different strokes, different folks. To all the jubilant gamers out there today, mazel tov!
We love Kirk’s Review of Red Dead Redemption too and wish that more writing captured the ways in which we think and…
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review
Wow. I just spent an hour reading @kirkhamilton’s review of Red Dead Redemption 2 for @Kotaku. It is one of the bes…
Reading this @Kotaku review of @RedDeadBase I thought to myself "On the one hand, excellent graphics and an immersi…
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review
Esta es una de las mejores críticas de videojuegos que he leído en mi vida. Elegante pero también simple y sin ser…
Wow, @kirkhamilton's thoughtful, expansive review of #RedDeadRedemption2 is as much of a triumph as the game it ana…
Probably one of the worst reviews I’ve ever read on @kotaku Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review, absolutely beautifully written and also covers the dark side of game deve…
@AM_Antolin ¿En serio? Porque yo llevo dos semanas leyendo a gente debatiendo sobre si es ético comprar/ disfrutar…
I think it's one of the best review I've ever read. Fantastic job by @kirkhamilton 🤩 #RDR2
Fuck me this is a good review.
This is an absolutely excellent piece of writing from ⁦@kirkhamilton⁩. Thoughtful, considered and both big and smal…
"Who made the rain; who crafted the thunder?" Creo que esta es de las mejores reviews que leí en mi vida.
So, yeah. via @kotaku
"['Red Dead Redemption 2'] reveals something deep and true about our conflicted consumer culture, that some of its…
You’ve don’t have to like video games to appreciate this review as a fantastic piece of writing. It might be the be…
I never thought I could be so moved by a videogame review. "A massive, very massive game... but at what cost?"
game review as epitaph, RIP RDR2
The crunch-time reporting makes me think of video games as the pyramids or cathedrals of our time — invisibly bloody
Wow. This review of RDR2 is excellent. Kudos to @kirkhamilton and @Kotaku!!
Top story: Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review , see more
Can't wait until tomorrow !
@Pat_DeCola @RockstarGames It’s sitting on my PS4 waiting, taunting me. The Kotaku review is a nice piece of writin…
A protracted take on RDR-2 by @kirkhamilton I wonder how many will move to Red Dead from GTA V Online.
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This @kirkhamilton review of Red Dead Redemption 2 is a very good piece of criticism and writing. Wish we had more…
This is one of the best pieces I've ever read and @kirkhamilton is an incredible writer.
it feels weird to make a review of a review (especially a review of a game i haven't played and don't really intend…

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