Map Comparison: Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) vs Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)

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So Rockstar’s latest game release, the Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2), is described to be this massive open world game with so many things do, so many people to meet, and so many places to explore. In fact, speaking of so many things to do, if you go on YouTube to watch its gameplay walkthrough, you will see that it will last for hours. Meanwhile, the full gameplay walkthrough will last around 22 hours.

But for this article, we’re going to discuss how large is RDR2’s map size compared to Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5).

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Map Is Big…Really Big

Although RDR2’s map is indeed larger than GTA 5’s map, proving it can be a bit tricky. But before we get to that, let’s talk about RDR2 map first.

According to a report, RDR2’s map includes most of the map from the original 2010 game release, covering everything north of the San Luis River. With this, it is estimated to be four times bigger. However, much of the map will only be accessible once you completed the game’s story mode.

The map is so huge that finding some items, like treasure stashes, can be very troublesome, which is why Rockstar chose to provide an in-game treasure map pinpointing all the locations of the loot stashes to help the gamers. Without this, it would be no different from finding a needle in a haystack.

Sure, you can argue that you have a good memory. But how much details can you remember? Will you write it down instead? Unless you’re a hardcore gamer, yes, because casual gamers won’t go as far as that.

So How Big Is RDR2’s Map Compared To GTA 5’s Map?

We found a YouTube video which features a map comparison between RDR2 and GTA 5’s map. The video is only 24 seconds long so it wouldn’t be such a hassle to watch it.

Now, you might be wondering: Is this even legit? First of all, the YouTube channel that published this video only has 36 subscribers. And at the moment, it has only 2,003 views, 27 likes, and 4 dislikes.

Well, if you search GTA 5 and RDR2’s map in Google, these are the same maps featured there. You can also search other YouTube videos. Even news outlets feature the same maps.

Take for example this YouTube video which talks about the “map that shows everything important”.

So, we can already say with full confidence that RDR2 map is indeed larger than GTA 5’s map. As you can see, it’s around three GTA 5 maps combined.

What can you say about Red Dead Redemption 2’s map compared to the Grand Theft Auto V? Tell us in the comment section below.


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