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An amazing video game that brings out the worst in human behaviour

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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. After several years of abstinence to beat my addiction to video games (yes, at this age, I know), it looks like I’m hooked all over again.

And it’s all thanks to Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) a magnificent, sweeping, epic, interactive symphony to America circa 1899, when the bad old days of the Wild West were coming to an end.

I’ve just finished the single-player mission after some 80 hours of gameplay stretching over nearly three months (yes, nerds, I know I’m not the fastest gun in the West, but I do have a very demanding full-time job as well as a life) and I must say it has been the most immersive and entertaining experience in front of a TV in many, many years.

Best games of 2018: top 10 include Red Dead Redemption 2, Monster Hunter World, God of War

RDR2 plunges you, role-playing the protagonist and noble white savage among a gang of outlaws on the run, into a vast, open world, lovingly crafted with stunning artistic vision and staggering detail by New York-based developer Rockstar Games.

In between hunting, fishing, robbing banks, rustling cattle, getting into gunfights and brawling in saloons, I found myself regularly pausing to take in the sheer beauty of RDR2’s........

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