Red Dead Redemption 2 is the Best (& Worst) Game For A Completionist Like Me


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Red Dead Redemption 2 is the Best (& Worst) Game For A Completionist Like Me

One of my favorite past times is playing video games. A lot of great games have come out this year, and I quickly became addicted to Red Dead Redemption 2. I am a total completionist when it comes to gaming, so that is why I have a love/hate relationship with it. Part of me wants to finish the story and see what is going to happen next while the other part of me wants to collect every single plant and complete every single side mission.

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Hours and Hours of Gameplay

Red Dead Redemption 2 is sure to give me hours and hours of gameplay. Because of all the side missions that you can complete. From collecting bounties, to cooking recipes, to hunting animals – there are nearly endless possibilities. If you stay away from the main story line, you could easily spend weeks, even months, playing this game. As a completionist, I pretty much have to do this. It is like an OCD, and I can’t finish a game until I know I will be at 1005 (or very close).

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Amazing Story Line

I am obsessed with what I have seen in the story line of Red Dead Redemption 2. You can make Arthur, your character, a good guy or a bad guy. He can spare lives or take them. If you get a bounty on your head, simply pay it off, or kill the bounty hunter. The gameplay has many parts that are open for you to decide, which is something I enjoy a lot.

So, the moral of this story is, I have over 30 hours in this game already, and I see at least another 60 coming. I am literally stopping to kill and skin every animal I see to fill my compendium. HELP! I have a problem – but I love every second of it. As you can see, I am clearly conflicted. I do, however, recommend Red Dead Redemption 2 to pretty much every gamer out there, completionist or not.


  1. Maaaan, did I fall in love with Arthur so fast! I am the same way when it comes to games and it drove my oldest crazy with this one because she finished before me LOL. She’s a completionist too though but she needed to react with me and I didn’t want spoilers.

    Good news though….after the 6th and final chapter, you get 2 short epilogues to play and you can continue playing after it’s done and finish side quests. I actually came across a few repeats.

    And also, let me know when you finish chapter 6, please!!

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