Red Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games

In a few weeks, on October 26, the most anticipated game of the year arrives.

“Red Dead Redemption 2” is the next blockbuster game from the folks at Rockstar Games, the company that created “Grand Theft Auto” — which is exactly as big of a deal as it sounds.

“Grand Theft Auto 5” launched over five years ago. “Red Dead Redemption 2” is the first game from Rockstar since “GTA V.” It’s being billed as Rockstar’s biggest, most ambitious game ever made. No pressure!

It was with all this context that I excitedly approached a recent opportunity to play “Red Dead Redemption 2” at Rockstar’s Manhattan offices. I came away from the experience with a lot to say.