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11 Games like Red Dead Redemption 2 To Complete Next

Games like Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of those games that offer more replayability than most, but five years down the line, I think we’ve all experienced everything there is to do in the game. Where does a gamer like us go, looking for the same magic in a different game?

Well, since you’ve landed on this article, you’re in exactly the right place. Here, I’ve compiled eleven games that have the same magic as the game of the decade we’re so familiar with. Without further delay, let’s get into it:

1. Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption

Before you call me out for cheating, hear me out! RDR2 is actually the prequel to the original game, as most of you already know, so it’s very fitting that you play it right afterward. Oh, and just because it came out in 2010 doesn’t make it a slouch by any means.

First off, you’re John Marston, a reformed outlaw with a family to protect. We’re already familiar with him from RDR2, but what’s your mission? To track down your old gang members and give ’em a taste of frontier justice. Along the way, you’ll be treated to a story that’s more dramatic than a soap opera in a dusty saloon.

Now, I’m gonna need you to get ready for some shootin’ action, just the type we all love. The game serves up intense gunfights that’ll make your trigger finger itch. Take cover, aim true, and unleash lead on your enemies with an arsenal of pistols, rifles, shotguns, and even a few explosive surprises; all the good things from the second game with no holds barred! The similarities need no real explanation, so if you want to know how the story continues after RDR2, this is the game for you – playable on PS3 and Xbox 360.

2. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

What similarities does an AC game have with Red Dead Redemption 2? Horsies! And some other stuff, but it’s the horsies we’re all here for. Jokes aside, AC Odyssey is a really good alternative to RDR2 because it has the same kind of amazing story, really good combat, and it’s in the distant past.

Although, in this case, we’re going all the way back to modern Greece, the horse-drawn carriages and medieval weapons will make sure you’re not distracted by any high-tech weapons or anything like that. The gameplay here is like you’d expect from a recent Assassin’s Creed game, you play as an assassin trying to figure out their past and, in the process, the entire mythical history of Greece.

This game often gets a lot of flak, but I personally found it to be really enjoyable if you can look past the minor caveats, such as the absurd XP system and the huge map with sparse fast travel, if any. Still, as a Red Dead Redemption fan, I’m sure you’ll love this game – available on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

3. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood rustles up a wild ride with its immersive Wild West setting, gripping storyline, and characters as lively as a saloon brawl. Sound familiar? You get why this game made the cut on this list.

In the gameplay, you get to be trigger-happy with intense gunplay and a posse of weapons that’ll satisfy any gunslinger fantasies you have (as long as they’re in game). And if you’re tired of lone-wolfing it, rope in a partner for co-op multiplayer mayhem! This is almost the best alternative to Red Dead Redemption Online, it doesn’t get much better than this.

So, if you’re ready to saddle up and get ready to be immersed in the authentic atmosphere of the Wild West once again, hootin’ and hollerin’ like a rowdy cowboy, this game is playable on PC, Xbox, and PS3.

4. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is a wild blend of post-apocalyptic mayhem and robo-beast hunting extravaganza. The game’s unique selling point is its jaw-dropping world where Mother Nature has reclaimed the land, and you’ll find yourself battling both stunning vistas and awe-inspiring mechanized creatures. What kind of mechanized creatures, you ask? Well, everything from deer to dinosaurs are now part of the robot overlords!

As Aloy, the main character and fearless hunter, you’ll use a variety of weapons to take down these metal monstrosities, all while exploring the incredible world and uncovering ancient mysteries within the game. Add to that a plethora of crafting options, strategic combat, and even the ability to override machines, Horizon Zero Dawn delivers an adventure that’s part primal, part sci-fi, and all-around thrilling!

Befriending a wildebeest in this game felt a lot like finding the White Arabian in Red Dead Redemption 2 for me, and I’m sure you’ll find a similar feeling throughout this amazing game. To play, you’ll need a PlayStation or a PC.

5. Mafia: Definitive Edition

Mafia: Definitive Edition

The entire Mafia series is like a classic movie that stumbled into the gaming world and gave us an experience of the Italian underworld that’ll stick for years to come. With the Definitive Edition, the game has gotten even better than before, which in itself is a miraculous feat given the quality of the original.

To sum up the story, picture yourself as Tommy Angelo, a regular taxi driver turned mafia hotshot in the 1930s. You start as an underdog recruit working your way through the ranks. Man, the attention to detail in the city of Lost Heaven is like stepping into a time machine, complete with old-school cars, snazzy outfits, and swinging tunes from way back then. Oh, and I absolutely cannot rave enough about the driving – the physics are so well crafted, you’ll be tempted to replace your truck simulator with this!

With engaging missions and a world that oozes charm, Mafia is a bona fide gangster of a game, and you can play it PC, Xbox, or PlayStation.

6. God of War

God of War

God of War rarely needs introduction, we all know it to be one of the most amazing game series ever to release. In this version of it, you’ll be getting ready to embark on an exhilarating journey flanked by gameplay that is extremely well-polished and an absolute joy to experience. The intense combat has to be the best part of the game – a symphony of destruction where you channel your inner Spartan with Kratos and his mighty Blades of Chaos.

The real star of this game is the scenery of Midgard (and other realms) and the epic boss battles. Seriously, the first time I saw some of these creatures, like the World Serpent, I was lost for words and really impressed by how far gaming has come.

The game also revolves heavily around intricate puzzles, coupled with stunning visuals, a captivating story, and a cinematic presentation that rivals blockbuster movies. As a Red Dead Redemption 2 fan, you’ll certainly appreciate the detail of the story and the world-building present here, which is why it’s such a good alternative for me. The game is playable on PlayStation and PC.

7. Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3, the grand finale of the trilogy, is widely considered the best game of the bunch because it brings everything to a mind-blowing climax. The gameplay is smooth and filled with incredible fights that really complete the experience of being a badass space commander. Oh, and kinda like RDR2, your choices have weight, and they can shape the destiny of entire civilizations. No pressure!

People loved this game enough for the story, but the devs didn’t wanna stop there, they even threw a multiplayer mode where you can team up with your friends to beat up aliens together! It’s the RPG elements combined with the online mode, which is a lot like playing RDR online, that make this game a good alternative to our favorite game.

Plus, with its stellar production value and emotional depth, Mass Effect 3 also takes the crown as the intergalactic champ of the Mass Effect series and is one of the best RPGs ever to release. To play Mass Effect 3, you’ll need an Xbox, PlayStation, PC, or Wii U.

8. The Last of Us

The Last of Us

Zombies, an apocalypse, and a 14-year-old girl that you have to care for. How is it similar to Red Dead Redemption 2? You pretty much have to play this game to figure that out. The Last of Us is widely regarded as one of the best RPGs of the decade, and that claim has only gotten stronger with the release of Part 2, and that’s mainly why I think it’s a good alternative to RDR2.

The gameplay in The Last of Us is puzzle-based and has a lot of combat, which can be either all-out guns-blazing like RDR2 is most of the time, or you can take the sneaky-beaky approach around the zombies. You’re probably gonna want to prefer the latter because ammo is often hard to come by, and those damn clickers just refuse to die!

Personally, I think this game is a really good side-step from RDR2, mainly because it’s another RPG with a similar level of detail in the game and a story that would put most movies to shame. To find out why so many others feel the same way, you can play TLOU Part 1 on PC or PlayStation.

9. Mad Max

Mad Max

Mad Max is an absolutely insane post-apocalyptic joyride through a desolate wasteland unlike any you’ve seen before, and I mean that. To start off, you step into the shoes of the iconic Max Rockatansky, a lone warrior navigating a brutal world where survival is key. Now, apocalypses are no new concept, but the way Mad Max paints the world (sometimes literally) is what makes it so special.

The game offers a massive open world to explore, filled with deadly factions, bandit-infested territories, and vehicular mayhem akin to Wreckfest games! On that note, you’ll also find that your trusty car becomes your best friend as you customize it to become a weapon on wheels. Engaging in intense vehicular combat and visceral hand-to-hand battles, you’ll scavenge for resources, undertake missions, and unravel a gritty, action-packed story.

Mad Max delivers a high-octane, gritty experience where chaos reigns supreme, and it’s honestly one of the most unique games out there. The biggest similarity you’ll note with RDR2 is in the world-building because they’re both kinda desert like-ish sorta. To try it out, you can buy the game on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

10. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remaster swings into action, embodying everything that made the original game a web-slinging sensation. I was late to the party with this one since I didn’t have a PlayStation, but God dang, is it amazing now that I’ve finally played it on PC. It’s like the original game on steroids, with upgraded graphics and an almost complete rework of the gameplay, making it one of the most fun games I’ve ever played, period.

The remaster keeps the addictive web-swinging that makes you feel like a proper Spider-Man while adding extra polish and pizzazz. The combat starts out as fairly basic, but as you learn more moves and unlock new skills, not to mention the gadgets, it truly comes into its own. And let’s not forget the captivating story and appearances from Marvel favorites that’ll have you shouting, “Excelsior!”

This specific game is based on Doc-Ock and Martin Li, making for a unique storyline unlike any of the previous movies or games. To play it, you’ll be needing a PC or a PlayStation.

11. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

GTA 5 and RDR 2 are both epic games from the same developer but offer different flavors of open-world excitement, making them a good alternatives for each other. That’s why I feel like this is another no-brainer recommendation, but let’s get more into why this game is so good, even on its own.

I like to think of GTA 5 as RDR 2’s crazy cousin who loves fast cars and causing mayhem in a modern city. It’s actually not that different from fetting the fastest horse in RDR and going town to town inciting destruction! You’ll dive into a world of crime, corruption, and three protagonists, each with some serious problems. It packs a similar punch to RDR 2 with an in-depth and engaging story, diverse gameplay, and online multiplayer shenanigans with friends.

Now, admittedly, there’s no horses or old-school gunfights here, GTA has always been more about, well, Grand Theft Auto that involves helicopters and tanks and planes and RPGs, that sort of thing. In many ways, it’s exactly what you’d expect Red Dead Redemption to be like 100 years into the future! You can play GTA 5 on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and more.

Phew, it wasn’t easy getting through this list without mentioning The Witcher 3! Wait, dang it, I did it again. It’s another good alternative, but I’ll leave it in the honorable mentions for now. Is there anything else that you feel should have earned a spot on this list? Let me know as always, and until next time, good luck and have fun!

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