5 Reasons Why GTA V Will Never Be As Good As Red Dead Redemption

Now that GTA V has been out for over a month, everybody in the world who bought it (roughly six...

Callum Gibson

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Red-Dead-Redemption

Now that GTA V has been out for over a month, everybody in the world who bought it (roughly six billion of you) has had time to try it, love it, and take it to completion. It is a far bigger game than anyone probably expected. It’s prettier, plays better, and is just far more brilliant than it had any right to be. More impressive than all that put together, though? The fact that it not only managed to live up to the ridiculous hype that surrounded its release, it pretty much surpassed it all.

Yes, the game’s setting of San Andreas feels like a fully-rendered world and it performs on every level. The characters are well drawn, whilst their motivations are both hilarious and believable. The streets are teeming with life, the cops are just as cunning and ruthless as they need to be to keep up with the game’s three brilliant protagonists, the graphics are beautiful and the gameplay is tight and varied. The radio stations and internet… well, they’re so amazingly produced that you’re often fooled into thinking you’re listening to and using the real thing. But I must say…

No matter how good it is, or how perfect its review scores appear to be, there’s just something about GTA V that – for me – feels lacking. No, not lacking exactly, but… it hasn’t connected with me in the same way as another one of Rockstar’s flagship franchise titles did over three years ago. And that’s why – even though in doing so I fully expect to be hunted down and tortured until I take it all back – I decided to write this article. Ladies and gentlemen, here are 5 reasons why (the brilliant) GTA V will never be as good as Red Dead Redemption…