Red Dead Redemption 2 is due out this October and gamers are already licking their lips with anticipation over one of the most eagerly awaited games of the decade. So far, not much is known about the new offering from Rockstar Games apart from the fact that it is going to be bigger and more detailed than anything they have done before. The teaser trailer (below) has highlighted that. So how can gamers prepare and pass the time while they wait for what will surely be one of the best games ever made?
Play Red Dead Redemption
Although you could set about playing all the games in the series starting with Red Dead Revolver followed by Red Dead Redemption, Redemption is recommended seeing as though the new game is its direct sequel. RDR is generally considered as one of the best games of all time and shipped over 15 million units worldwide. For those who played it at the time, now is a good opportunity to reminisce on the intriguing storyline, complex characters, and stunning settings. For people who didn’t get a chance to play it in 2010, it’s time to go and buy a copy now.
The game follows outlaw John Marston as he comes out of retirement to put down his old crew members. The government has held Marston’s family hostage leaving him with no choice but to return to his gun-slinging ways of old. Some Red Dead fanatics are suggesting that players may even take control of Marston’s son in the new game along with a few other playable characters.
Seek Out Other Western Games
The sprawling complexity of Red Dead Redemption was hard to beat, and therefore there haven’t been many other big Western games in the console format. There are some good titles out there that possess a similar theme, though. An example of one such game is Gunslinger (see video above), a progressive jackpot slot game specifically playable with Bitcoin. As with most slot games, players spin the reels and hope to land matching symbols to win money. But this game differs from the rest in its impressive special feature game that starts when players land three wanted posters in view. It then cuts to another screen, and players have to shoot barrels before facing an outlaw that they have to take down. It may not be quite as complicated as Red Dead, but it is just as thrilling.
Watch the Classics
Possibly the best way to get in the mood for this epic Western adventure and prepare yourself would be to watch some classic movies from the genre. A great starting point would be The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, then you could go on to watch Once Upon a Time in the West, and the Wild Bunch. Unforgiven (see trailer above) could be highly appropriate as well as it follows a similar theme to Red Dead.
Dust off those cowboy boots, saddle up that horse, and holster that revolver. Red Dead Redemption 2 is just around the corner and it will bring the western genre back with one hell of a bang. We can’t wait!