Red Dead Redemption 2 review

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The app lets you view the world map and check on the main character's stats in real-time.

26, the end of an eight-year wait for a new Red Dead title is finally coming to an end. Well Red Dead Redemption 2 might be about the closest you'll get to that outside of going camping in the American Midwest, forgetting your phone and bumbling your way into an Amish community. Red Dead Redemption 2 promises to be the biggest game from the developer yet, which is saying something.

The app basically gives you a second-screen experience while you play Red Dead Redemption 2 on either your Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The app can be used to set waypoints, peruse the map, or mark points of interest to check out later.

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The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app promises to relay "real-time interactive information" when playing the console game. Parallel to the full game launch, an official companion app has now been announced for iOS and Android devices.

You can use the app to read the journal of the game's new hero, Arthur Morgan. In addition, it will be available the same day as the game this Friday so you won't have to wait much longer. As it is, they remind us of what games can be, creating a majestic sense of place and time and allowing you to play your role in the way only this medium allows.

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