Red Dead Redemption 2 is without a doubt one of the biggest upcoming releases of 2018, and has to be at the very top of most people’s list for their most highly anticipated upcoming games. The same can also be said for industry analyst Michael Pachter, who is also quite confident that the game is going to launch to great critical praise.
In an exclusive interview, we asked Pachter which games he was looking forward to the most in 2018, and though he mentioned quite a lot of names, he ultimately went on to say that he’s most excited about Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, before going to say that he was certain that the game will receive a 90+ rating on Metacritic. “Probably for me, Red Dead Redemption 2,” Pachter told GamingBolt when we asked him about his most anticipated title. “I think that’s coming at about the right time.”
“I’m not a big Anthem player, I don’t play games like Destiny,” he said. “Not a Battlefield player, Black Ops is not my favourite of the Call of Duty series… to be honest, the first game I will play next year will be Far Cry. I love that series, and this new one looks special. So that will be the first game I play. But I will definitely play Red Dead as well.”
“Rockstar does great work,” he finished. “I don’t think there’s a chance Red Dead isn’t 90+ rated.” It’s fair to say that’s a pretty safe assumption. Given Rockstar’s track record in the past, especially with 2010’s original Red Dead Redemption, it definitely feels like the sequel is shaping up to be a great game, even though we don’t know much about it yet. Only time will tell whether it lives up to the expectations.