Rockstar’s long awaited Cowboy prequel is about to mosey onto consoles, and as one of the most highly anticipated games of recent memory, you’ll want to be fully prepared on your best way to ride into the sunset without need to hold up any trains to do so. Rest assured, we’ve saddled up to find you the best deals on this Wild West adventure, with the best prices for the game, console bundles and those extras every cowboy worth their salt wants to own.
Best prices for Red Dead Redemption 2
Probably unsurprisingly given the demand, there’s not a great deal of variation when it comes to pricing on the game itself. The cheapest place appears to be HMV which will let you buy the Standard Edition for £47.99 for either the Xbox One or PS4 version of the game.
Like its standard counterpart, there’s not a massive difference in prices between retailers for that version either, but if you’re after it you’ll get an exclusive bank robbery mission and gang hideout in story mode, an exclusive Dappled Black Thoroughbred horse, Talisman and Medallion gameplay bonuses, further gameplay boosts, cash bonuses and discounts in the in-game shops, the Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger outfit and free access to additional weapons, as well as a special edition printed map.
Ultimate Edition & Collector’s Box
If you’re wanting the most elaborate cowboy experience however, you’ll be wanting to check out UK retailer Game as they have the exclusive on both the Ultimate Edition and a Collector’s Box version of the game. The Ultimate Edition comes with everything the previous Special Edition as well as bonus outfits for your Red Dead Redemption Online character, the ability to rank faster online up to rank 25, the Black Chestnut Thoroughbred horse, free access to the Survivor Camp Theme and three more weapons in story mode from Gunsmiths.
Meanwhile, in a relatively smart touch, Game are also not only offering the Collector’s Box with all three versions of the game mentioned above, but they’re also offering it as a standalone purchase without the game, so if you prefer you can buy the game itself from the links above and then come back here to pick up the packed Collectors Box goodies, which includes a metal tithing box with lock and key, a double sided jigsaw puzzle, 12 cigarette cards, a collectable challenge coin, a pin set, a treasure map, a Wheeler, Rawson and Co catalogue, playing cards and a six-shooter bandana.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Console Bundles
But perhaps you’re after a new console to go with your Wild West escapades? After all, the game has been enhanced for Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro, so if you’re wanting to explore the frontiers in all their 4K glory, you’re in luck. Right now retailer Very is offering a few discount codes on purchases over £300 and £400 with the codes 30OFF and 40OFF respectively, which means you can get a couple of very rootin’ tootin’ console bundles that include Red Dead Redemption 2 with a substantial discount.
Our friends over at Digital Foundry have worked their magic to test every version of Red Dead Redemption 2, and they found that the Xbox One X came out on top, so we can’t hesitate to recommend this bundle that not only comes with a copy of the game, but also has the rather well rated UK-set Forza Horizon 4 AND last year’s Forza Motorsport 7 thrown in too. Use the code 40OFF to get £40 off your order.
If, however, you’d like to be sure you get a 30 day headstart on access to additional content, maybe you’d prefer to pick up this PlayStation 4 Pro bundle, which has a 1TB version of the console along with a copy of the game, and a £30 discount if you use the code 30OFF at the checkout.
Accessories & More
Of course, if you’re settling in for a long weekend of playing Red Dead Redemption 2 – or week, the launch falls nicely over half-term after all – you’ll likely want to be sure your equipment is as sharp as your shooting, so why not look into some of these accessories we’ve found on special offer this week to go with your new game?
First up is this Xbox One controller that comes in an understated green and grey. Very have slashed ten pounds off the usual price for this, making it a respectable £49.99.
A couple of retailers are offering sales on this pair of Turtle Beach XO Three headphones such as Argos’ 20% discount, but they’re still the same price as Amazon who are selling them for £39.99
While Red Dead Online won’t be in the game at launch, it’s set to go into beta in November, so if you want to be sure you’re able to ride out with your buddies, you’d best make sure your online subscriptions haven’t lapsed. Thankfully, at least if you’re on Xbox, Amazon has your back with this offer allowing you six months for Gold access for the price of three.