Red Dead Redemption II is known for its attention to detail above all else, so it’s only natural that some of the side quests verge on the impossible. As the main missions are supposed to be tricky, we expect to need multiple shots at them to achieve success, but side quests too?! If you’re after completing the most fiendishly difficult in the game then we’ve rounded them up here for you.
The Gambler Quests
It should probably go without saying, but for The Gambler section of the compendium, you’re going to need to familiarize yourself with how to play poker. The poker element of this quest is by far the most difficult, so being up to speed with the strategy is essential. Winning some of the games alone is difficult, but winning multiple games in a row is seriously tricky. When you throw in the addition of blackjack, dominoes and five-finger fillet, you’ve got yourself a solid few nights of gameplay to get all the way through to the end. The nice bit about these quests, though, is that they’ll take you to all corners of the map. If you get bored hanging out at the saloon in Saint Denis, then you can head back to Valentine and play there instead. Wherever there’s a saloon or a meeting place, there’s the opportunity for a game. So, whilst it certainly takes a while to complete this one, it is handy for being easy to pick up and put down whenever you feel like it.
We Loved Once and True
For this next one, you might want to activate god mode as it is a fiendishly difficult quest. Arthur spends a great deal of his time pining after Mary, but this quest really takes the biscuit. Mary asks Arthur to go and save her brother from a cult that have taken him under their wing. Never one to say no to a challenge, Arthur goes after Jamie and finds him on a mountainside with the cult he’d been warned about. Despite Arthur’s best attempts to plead with Jamie, he sets off at speed on horseback and it’s up to you to follow him. Unfortunately for you, Jamie is quite the rodeo rider and the course of obstacles that come at you, at great speed, are seriously difficult to navigate. Once you’ve caught him, you’d think the challenge was up, but there’s one final bit to complete and you’re going to need to shoot very carefully.
He’s British, of Course
Stranger missions are a frequent occurrence in Red Dead Redemption 2 and they really make the game what it is. The chance to bump into someone totally alien from the main plot and then career across country looking for a lion is bizarre and brilliant. Yes, we did say a lion. In ‘He’s British, Of Course‘ Arthur meets a circus owner who’s had some trouble and lost all of his animals. It’s up to you to find them all. It starts out fairly simply with a questionable zebra, but when it comes to time to catch the lion, you’re going to need your wits about you.