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Red Dead Redemption 2: Best shots from photo mode



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Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption 2” is a universally-lauded video game that chronicles the end of the era of the gunslinging outlaw — and the bitter ending for those that thrived in that time. The narrative is compelling, the violence is omnipresent, and the game’s world of the Wild West is generally cold and unforgiving. 

But it’s also a beautiful game; one of the most beautiful games of 2018, and certainly the best looking game yet from Rockstar. It’s one of the only games I’ve played in a while that rewards you for slowing down. There are moments of incredibly fast-paced violence and bloodshed, which are followed by eerie silence and calmness.

One portion of “Red Dead 2” that I feel often gets overlooked is the camera. Your character, Arthur, receives a handheld camera after you complete the introductory portion of the game. The camera can be used to take photos of the world around you, or you can place it on a tripod and take late-1800’s-style selfies.

I’ve found plenty of enjoyment using the camera this game because of how it forces you to slow down and take in the insane amount of detail that Rockstar has packed into the game.

Here are some of my favorite in-game photos I’ve taken of the Wild West, edited to be something approaching period-appropriate:


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