Determining the top Red Dead Redemption 2 missions is not easy. After the release of Grand Theft Auto V, RDR2 (Red Dead Redemption 2) had big shoes to fill. RDR2 surpasses expectations with the best-written story in a western video game ever. With an abundance of enjoyable missions, it's only natural that we would try to rank the top ones.
RDR2 offers players the chance to replay missions by clicking start, going to "Progress," and selecting the mission. Hopefully, this list will inspire you to replay Red Dead Redemption 2's glorious missions. Warning! This list contains spoilers. These are the 10 best Red Dead Redemption 2 missions, ranked.
10 Chapter 4- Banking, The Old American Art
We can't forget the Red Dead Redemption 2 mission titled "Banking, The Old American Art." It put players in perilous circumstances as they rob a bank's vault. Hosea gives a signal—and it's action time.
Cleverly, Hosea creates an explosion a block away from the bank, diverting the attention of nearby police officers and bystanders. They don't have much time to work, but with enough dynamite, they can open the vault and get all the valuables and money. Fleeing from the rooftops and the shootout made this mission beyond exceptional.
9 Chapter 1- Colter
Some of Red Dead Redemption 2's earliest action took place in the Colter mission. The snowy conditions are ideal for spotting enemies with a rifle. Combatting wolves while learning the game mechanics was awkward at first, but with enough tries mostly everyone got through the mission.
Colter is a lengthy mission that ends with robbing a train. This train robbery influences later events in the story of RDR2. Overall, the mission was fun and put the game off to a good start.
8 Chapter 5- Hell Hath No Fury
Hell Hath No Fury can be considered one of the best missions in Red Dead Redemption 2. Helping out the locals proves to be beneficial when they offer you transport to get home. While discussing how to get back, a group attacks you, and you must defend a bombardment on the island.
Using a cannon to combat a naval ship in the water was too cool, and it was an effective way to conclude the events on the island. This is an unforgettable mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.
7 Chapter 6- My Last Boy
Riding with the Van der Linde gang, Arthur takes part in an attack on Cornwall Kerosene & Tar. In one part of this mission, Dutch leaves Arthur for death, and denies it afterward! It was clear at this point that Dutch was only looking out for himself and saw Arthur (who was ill) as a liability.
This mission had dramatic story elements and fantastic war sequence against the army. All-around it was a fun mission, which is why it's deserving of high placement on this list.
6 Chapter 6- Icarus And Friends
The mission begins with Sadie Adler (one of RDR2's unforgettable characters) who has located a hot air balloon ride for Arthur. You meet with Arturo Bullard, an expert hot air balloon pilot who offers to give you a ride. Flying above the clouds was one of the most invigorating flight experiences in video games.
Unbeknownst to the pilot, Arthur plans to take a route near the restricted Sisikia Penitentiary. The guards begin firing at the balloon, and despite their horrid aim, the mission is highly enjoyable.
5 Chapter 2- A Quiet Time
Arthur and Lennie have one too many drinks at the saloon, and Arthur finds himself in a drunken stupor, which turns into a nightmare. He begins with the first round of drinks, and you have to talk to people in the bar. After the second round of drinks, Arthur loses sight of Lennie and must find him in the saloon.
Arthur begins hallucinating and accidentally walks into a room where people are having coitus. The night turns into debauchery and eventually, Arthur accomplishes his goal of finding Lennie.
4 Epilogue- Part 1- Jim Milton Rides Again
Jim Milton Rides Again was arguably the best mission in the epilogue. This mission brought back the John Marston from the first Red Dead Redemption we know and love. He defends the farm against a group of bandits and picks up arms once again.
He does this despite saying to his wife that his gunslinging days are over. This mission is so much like the first Red Dead Redemption that it stands out in the epilogue.
3 Chapter 5- Welcome To The New World
Waking up on what was later revealed to be an island in the Atlantic Ocean was a monumental part of Red Dead Redemption 2. Arthur Morgan becomes stranded in Guarma and must locate his friends. Shortly after he rendezvoused with other members of the Van der Linde gang, they are ambushed by a militaristic group.
Chain-linked, Arthur and friends must find a way to escape. This mission kicked off one of the most exciting chapters of Red Dead Redemption 2. The visuals are stunning, and this is one mission we can't forget.
2 Chapter 3- The Fine Joys Of Tobacco
After a few dull missions, chapter 3 of Red Dead Redemption 2 redeemed itself with the inclusion of The Fine Joys Of Tobacco. Galloping through the fields while it is engulfed in flames was one of the most epic moments in Red Dead Redemption 2. After all, Arthur was the one who poured moonshine all over the fields and lit the flame.
It's the ingenuity of missions like this that leave all doubt out the window that RDR2 deserves a perfect 5/5 score for being a masterpiece.
1 Chapter 3- Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern
The mission Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern seemed to stand out from the rest of the missions. The assault on the Braithwaite Manor, which used to be a slave plantation, is a place that needed to be destroyed.
After a few cordial meetings, Arthur and the Van der Linde gang find out that the Braithwaites kidnapped Jack for stealing the Braithwaites' horses. This combat sequence is one of the most epic scenes in Red Dead Redemption 2, and concluding it with the burning of the mansion was the perfect way to end it.