Red Dead Redemption 2: 10 Things To Do Once You’ve Finished The Story

The acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 is more than just an open-world video game in the Red Dead Redemption franchise. Rockstar Games managed to craft a living, breathing world set in the period in which the Wild West was on its last legs. Arthur Morgan’s journey is an emotional one that sees many twists and turns as he tries to find himself among the chaos he’s surrounded by.But what should the player do when the game’s credits finally roll? This list takes a look at 10 things to do once you’ve finished the story in Red Dead Redemption 2.

10 Mess Around

Every gamer knows the feeling of hopping into a Grand Theft Auto game, turning on cheats, and simply destroying the world around them in a hail of fire and chaos. You don’t see that type of thing happening in Red Dead Redemption 2, but it’s totally possible with the tools they provide you. What better way to escape into the game than by rolling into  town and taking it over as an unstoppable outlaw?

9 Test Your Hunting Skills

Video games solely focused on hunting happen to be a rather niche product. Hunting is just one of those things in games that’s a beloved inclusion, but not something that necessarily has mass-market appeal.

The hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2 is rather realistic and will not reward shortcuts or loopholes. Many times you’ll find yourself frustrated or angry over losing a chance at a trophy animal, but if you’re focused and patient, the opportunity will come around again.

8 Find The Legendary Creatures

The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is filled with numerous legendary creatures that many civilians only hear tales about. If the normal grind of fishing and hunting has lost its interest, you might want to get your hands on the locations of the mythical animals and do your best to bring them down. Most of them offer additional challenges, whether that be the amount of health they have, how to track them down, or their ability to escape. Are you up for the challenge of a lifetime?

7 Go Fishing

At this point, it seems that almost every open-world game set in nature allows players to fish, but this comes in a variety of different packages. Like most aspects of the game, Red Dead Redemption 2 opts for realism when it comes to its fishing mechanics, and will have players doing their best to haul in some large fish. Hunting can be a bit more involved and require much more coordination and skill, whereas fishing is often a thinking person’s game that relies on reflexes and patience to come out victorious.

6 Roleplay & Immerse Yourself

With Rockstar Games doing a better job at getting their games to PC after launch, the community has built interesting servers where players roleplay in-world as characters. It has been an ongoing trend with the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but the same thing has begun to happen with Red Dead Redemption 2. If you’ve ever wanted to take your love of outlaws and the Wild West to the next level, join a roleplay server on PC. Alternatively, you could simply roleplay in your single-player world as well.

5 Replay The Story

Here’s the thing ⁠— some people love experiencing the same entertainment over and over while others prefer a one-and-done approach. If you happen to be the former, what’s preventing you from starting the game from the beginning and embarking on Arthur’s journey once again?

It may be better to wait awhile so the emotional beats can hit you in their truest way possible, but if you’re itching to hop back in, don’t hesitate. The beauty of playing a second time is that you’re not obligated to see it to the end since you’ve done that already.

4 Play Red Dead Online

From the start, everyone assumed that Red Dead Online would be a harder sell to the general consumer as it doesn’t have the fast sports cars and modern perks of Grand Theft Auto. What it does have is a genuine western multiplayer experience that isn’t common in the modern age of video games. As time has gone on, the mode has transformed from a lack-lustre product to one with lots going for it. Look for Red Dead Online to improve leaps and bounds in the coming years.

3 Follow Up With The Gang

The Van der Linde Gang may have ended in a very abrupt manner, but not everyone was met with the fate of death or prison. Numerous members went on to live a life much different than the crime-related one they used to have. If you were invested in these characters, you’re going to want to see what happened to them. Understand though,, that if you want the complete story, you’re going to have to make sure and play Red Dead Redemption as it takes place after the events of its sequel.

2 Explore The World

Rockstar Games not only crafted a superb narrative, but they also crafted an open world that feels rich with detail and activity. Even if you were the type of player who took their time and didn’t rush through the story, chances are there were areas you didn’t explore fully.

Now that the game is over and you have nothing specific to focus on, take the time to explore the world at a more realistic pace. You’ll find a new appreciation of this digital western world.

1 Play The Epilogue

This might come as a surprise to players who devoured every second of Red Dead Redemption 2‘s narrative, but plenty of people skipped the post-game epilogue. Many consider it to be an essential part of the game’s overall story, but the slower pacing of the game and the culmination of Arthur’s story had people reach a point of internal conclusion. If you’re one of these people, do yourself a favour and play the epilogue. It expounds on the story and helps tie the second game into the first in a meaningful way.