Google Stadia has officially launched worldwide, and one of the 22 games on launch is Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 – which was previously available on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
If you own Stadia, you can now play Red Dead Redemption 2 immediately upon purchase both on the go and at home. We’ve rounded up initial Google Stadia impressions if you’re debating whether to buy the console/service or not.
Games Radar – “My dream of playing Red Dead Redemption 2 with my six-year-old laptop in my favourite bar was over before it had even begun. The Stadia controller won’t connect to the Wi-Fi in my second favourite bar either, nor would it let me play in a medley of coffee shops and cafes in the city of Bath, United Kingdom.”
The Guardian (3/5) – “Stadia has nailed the impossible – and completely failed at the extremely possible. A stunning technical achievement meets a classically Google half-finished product.”
Forbes – “Stadia is launching tomorrow with missing features, two dozen old or tiny games and I have just spent the last week doing battle with the tech that seemed determined to ruin every single one of my play sessions.”
Engadget – “Google has promised a lot: the ability to play basically any game at up to 4K on your TV, phone, tablet or laptop, with no lag and on existing internet infrastructure. And, based on these broad qualifiers, Stadia delivers.”
PC Gamer – “With the right combination of fast, reliable internet service, a good modem and router, and an ISP that doesn’t cap your bandwidth, Stadia is a welcome alternative to PCs and consoles.”
Eurogamer – “Combined with the feeling that the platform and the ecosystem is still some way off completion and I do feel that it’s perhaps too early for Stadia to be rolling out as a full service, especially when games are limited and the all-important platform exclusives are very thin on the ground.”
Stadia is available now for £119 / $130 and then $10/month for the service after three months.