Showered with critical acclaim and dubbed Rockstar's most accomplished work to date, Red Dead Redemption 2 is every bit worthy of the adoration its so-far received, not just as a vehicle for showing off Rockstar's honed and refined storytelling skills, but for offering up a massive landscape with an unparalleled sense of scale and substance.
For that reason alone, providing an exhaustive list of the sprawling Western's quirky locations and well-hidden secrets is a fool's errand this early on in Arthur Morgan's Old West adventures, but rumours of serial killers, extraterrestrial abductions and freak cosmic anomalies have already begun doing the rounds. Many are self-contained stories that exist simply to breathe life into every corner of the Old West, while others hide benefits in the form of unique armaments and...well, unconventional wardrobe additions.
If those have so-far escaped your notice, it's not your fault - seeing the Van der Linde gang's story through to its climax is a daunting enough task in itself - but just know, taking a detour now and again is well worth the effort. Who knows: while you're trawling through ancient burial grounds in search of rare Nordic artefacts, you might just make a discovery or two of your own.
Joe is a freelance games journalist who, while not spending every waking minute selling himself to websites around the world, spends his free time writing. Most of it makes no sense, but when it does, he treats each article as if it were his Magnum Opus - with varying results.