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Is Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox Game Pass?

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Is Rockstar's epic Western, Red Dead Redemption 2, on Xbox Game Pass?

Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of Rockstar's most ambitious projects. As one of the most expensive video games ever made, and taking over eight years to develop, this intricately crafted creation became a worthy successor to the 2010 release of Red Dead Redemption.

Players control Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang. After fleeing Blackwater, leaving behind the majority of the gang's money, the group must now look to survive in a world no longer ruled by outlaws. Crime and conflict are part of the gang's daily life as they struggle to withstand the Wild West.

The story, atmosphere, and pacing are all lovingly crafted to match those of classic Western cinema. If you're looking to dive into the huge world of Red Dead for the first time, or revisiting it again for a second journey, you might be wondering if you can find the game on Xbox Game Pass.

Is Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox Game Pass?

Sadly, it seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 has still not returned to Xbox Game Pass. The game was briefly present on the service in May 2020, but was soon removed just months later in September that year. Considering the sheer size of the game, this was hardly enough time - especially if you like to take your time with massive RPGs such as this.

For a while though, Red Dead Online was available on Xbox Game Pass as a standalone. Hidden behind the Red Dead Redemption 2 title, the listing only allowed players to download the Online Mode with the main Story Mode still requiring full purchase of the game. At the time of writing, though, Red Dead Online has also since been removed from the service.

So, unfortuntately, the only way to play Red Dead Redemption 2 for the time being is by purchasing the full version. It's a big game, and one certainly deserving of it's AAA status, but it's very story heavy. You'll need to set aside a fair bit of time if you truly want to get stuck into this one.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Stadia.