Friday, January 24th 2020

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC) is TechPowerUp Game of the Year 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC) is TechPowerUp Game of the Year 2019. Decided purely by popular vote of our readers with close to 13,000 respondents, the Rockstar Games open-world got the most votes among 16 entries that included a large number of commercially, critically, and technically acclaimed PC games released in 2019. The PC version of Red Dead Redemption (or RDR2), had enough technical differentiation from its console releases to not strictly qualify as a "PC port."

RDR2 game took advantage of the increased hardware resources of modern PCs to bring to life higher visual fidelity, support for higher display resolutions, and a suitably improved input mechanic taking advantage of PC input devices. We asked our readers not to judge a game by its technical merits alone, but as an artistic and interactive achievement. It should be a fun game to play foremost, with an intuitive gameplay mechanic, an engaging risk-reward mechanic, and draw the player into its world. For these reasons and more, RDR2 is the pick of the TechPowerUp community, and we as its editors couldn't agree with the popular vote more.
A somewhat distant second is Metro: Exodus, a survival horror FPS/RPG that succeeds with an engaging gameplay, an unputdownable story, and a high degree of technical achievement, including implementation of modern tech such as ray-tracing. Following closely behind are Resident Evil 2 at third place, The Outer Worlds at fourth, and Sekiro at fifth. The poll also threw some surprises, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Borderlands 3 not even in the top-6, and Quake II RTX, NVIDIA's pet-project and RTX varnish job over a 22-year old legend, ranked higher than Gears 5.

Thank you dear reader, a winner is you!
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21 Comments on Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC) is TechPowerUp Game of the Year 2019

#1
Vayra86
Nice. But an 'unputdownable' story? Is that even a word? That sounds like double Dutch lmao
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#3
Chomiq
Even with a shameful launch state.
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#4
kapone32
Rockstar hits another one out of the park and shows the genius of delayed PC launches. I think Control would have gotten more votes if it was not an Epic exclusive.
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#5
theoneandonlymrk
Vayra86
Nice. But an 'unputdownable' story? Is that even a word? That sounds like double Dutch lmao
Took me two goes to put it down lol, too boring.

I should retry it , it did cost a bit.
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#6
rhpsystems
Modern Warfare was 4th in that list 2 days ago. Suspicious ranking...
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#7
Chloe Price
Never been interested in that personally, feels like a GTA DLC with Western theme.
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#8
Adam Krazispeed
i could careless about Read dead redemption 2.... my game is Resident evil 2 remake and The division 2... only games on this list i like.& or play.... so this list is irrelevant for me??
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#9
gamefoo21
I honestly think RDR2 should be exempted. For a few simple reasons to be brutal....

1. It was a nightmare on launch and it is still buggy.
2. Forced you onto a buggy launcher.
3. It's a buggy console port running on the GTA5 engine.

Pfft...
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#10
AsRock
TPU addict
gamefoo21
I honestly think RDR2 should be exempted. For a few simple reasons to be brutal....

1. It was a nightmare on launch and it is still buggy.
2. Forced you onto a buggy launcher.
3. It's a buggy console port running on the GTA5 engine.

Pfft...
And still managed to be a hit game huh how about that. Although i do wish they could solve the CTD's.

Some 300 hours in now and had a good fair amount of crashes but the game overall has been a blast, in fact i have not enjoyed a a game as much since The Witcher 3 & Divinity OS2.

theoneandonlymrk
Took me two goes to put it down lol, too boring.

I should retry it , it did cost a bit.
What is 2 goes ? 3 minutes a time or say 10 hours ?. Maybe you don't like this type of game, well what ya know i also have games i don't enjoy playing too, how ever i do try to keep a open mind to what people do like in a game even if i don't like it my self.
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
kapone32
Rockstar hits another one out of the park and shows the genius of delayed PC launches. I think Control would have gotten more votes if it was not an Epic exclusive.
Explain Exodus getting 2nd most
Votes then.
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#12
gamefoo21
AsRock
And still managed to be a hit game huh how about that. Although i do wish they could solve the CTD's.

Some 300 hours in now and had a good fair amount of crashes but the game overall has been a blast, in fact i have not enjoyed a a game as much since The Witcher 3 & Divinity OS2.



What is 2 goes ? 3 minutes a time or say 10 hours ?. Maybe you don't like this type of game, well what ya know i also have games i don't enjoy playing too, how ever i do try to keep a open mind to what people do like in a game even if i don't like it my self.
Honestly, I think if the game is basically unplayable until 2020, it shouldn't get considered for GOTY.

The other side is, it released right at the tail end of the year, so it got to make a big splash in a relatively calm pool and it was the freshest in everyone's minds.

I think it's a fun game when it's not glitching, but it should have been pushed into the 2020 year. As you can tell it shouldn't have dropped for another month because it was broken when it did.

Just my opinion of course.
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theoneandonlymrk
AsRock
And still managed to be a hit game huh how about that. Although i do wish they could solve the CTD's.

Some 300 hours in now and had a good fair amount of crashes but the game overall has been a blast, in fact i have not enjoyed a a game as much since The Witcher 3 & Divinity OS2.



What is 2 goes ? 3 minutes a time or say 10 hours ?. Maybe you don't like this type of game, well what ya know i also have games i don't enjoy playing too, how ever i do try to keep a open mind to what people do like in a game even if i don't like it my self.
10 hour's total and excuuuse me, I called a game based on my opinion after 10 hour's then admitted i should retry it, because it's expensive.
Ill go to confession this week ,five hail Marys should get my soul bsck on track:p.
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#14
enxo218
games have become a technical mess of substandard quality I couldn't be bothered with red dead but bl3 didn't do it for me and remainders on the list are irrelevant to me
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#15
Krzych
Poor launch or not, you have to appreciate that they released it as a proper PC game and not some almost non-scalable "piss off" console port like AC: Odyssey for example. It pushes the game far beyond console versions, supports various PC related qualities, supports multi GPU with Vulkan, there is some modding support. With all of that in 2-3 years it has a chance to get where Witcher 3 is right now and become one of the signature games for enthusiasts, just take a moment to think about how rare that is. I still voted for Sekiro for this particular year, but it has no further potential and even right now underutilizes modern PCs so much that you have to run it at twice your native resolution to even make any use of your GPU.
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
theoneandonlymrk
10 hour's total and excuuuse me, I called a game based on my opinion after 10 hour's then admitted i should retry it, because it's expensive.
Ill go to confession this week ,five hail Marys should get my soul bsck on track:p.
Well even 10 hours isn't that long on the scale this game actually is on. But sure i seen lot of people complaining about games and only played 0.5 hours.

Just may be it will take you a little time to get comfortable with it. DA3 was the same for me annoyed me so much how much it had changed to what the first one was like it was like 12 months later until i even bothered with it.

The multiplayer seems like a totally Fail well at least for me at least. The one real thing that's really pissed me of with the game is with the challenges as i did not give a dam about them and it took the game from the immersion.

But still i am glad i got it and glad i played my way and not how the game wanted me play even if it made me redo the challenges which could of been solved by the game keeping a record of what you had done, but hey.
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#17
theoneandonlymrk
AsRock
Well even 10 hours isn't that long on the scale this game actually is on. But sure i seen lot of people complaining about games and only played 0.5 hours.

Just may be it will take you a little time to get comfortable with it. DA3 was the same for me annoyed me so much how much it had changed to what the first one was like it was like 12 months later until i even bothered with it.

The multiplayer seems like a totally Fail well at least for me at least. The one real thing that's really pissed me of with the game is with the challenges as i did not give a dam about them and it took the game from the immersion.

But still i am glad i got it and glad i played my way and not how the game wanted me play even if it made me redo the challenges which could of been solved by the game keeping a record of what you had done, but hey.
At the end of ten hours two towns and a mob were after me for accidentally sitting on the wrong horse for a minute, I got off, both the horse and the game.
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#18
Chloe Price
rtwjunkie
Explain Exodus getting 2nd most
Votes then.
Some people preordered and got it from Steam, so it technically wasn't an Epic exclusive.
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#19
AsRock
TPU addict
Yeah done that hehe, just leave town then get back to the post office and pay off your naughty doings :P. So your problem partly due to you not being forgiven for sitting on some one's horse ?.

Some times you can get to the one(s) who spotted you can talk them out of it hehe.
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#20
QUANTUMPHYSICS
The most poorly optimized game since Crysis.

Won't even run properly on a 2080Ti with a Core i9 9900KS and 64GB of RAM with SSD.
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AsRock
TPU addict
QUANTUMPHYSICS
The most poorly optimized game since Crysis.

Won't even run properly on a 2080Ti with a Core i9 9900KS and 64GB of RAM with SSD.
Care to share ?.
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