Red Dead Redemption 2 (denoted Red Dead Redemption II) is a 2018 Action Adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. This game is the third entry in the Red Dead series and is the predecessor to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. The story is a fictional representation of the western, midwest, and southern United States of 1899, following the outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang. Arthur must cope with the decline of the Wild West as he strives to survive against government troops, rival gangs, and other enemies. The story also follows fellow gang member John Marston, the protagonist of Red Dead Redemption.
The game is offered through first- and third-person perspectives and allows players to roam freely in an interactive open world. Elements of the gameplay include gunfight, robbery, hunting, horseback riding, interaction with non-player characters, and maintaining the character’s honor rating through moral choices and actions. Similar to the Grand Theft Auto franchise’s “wanted” system, a bounty system manages law enforcement and bounty hunter responses to crimes committed by players.