Hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2 is different than what we have become accustomed to in recent open world games like Far Cry etc. The entire hunting system is integrated into the game’s economy like never before.
Also, killing an animal would be a tough experience for anyone who loves animals. They shriek in pain and the agony in their eyes would be hard to deal with.
Coming back to the economy, for example, hunting a deer isn’t as simple as killing and skinning it. Killing a deer with a rifle will damage its skin and meat so it won’t be as valuable in the market. However, if you use a bow for a clean kill, the product is going to be worth more at the butcher.
Selling the hunt isn’t the only option available to you.
You are part of a gang and gang members have needs. They need water and food to survive. A deer and other animals can be used as a source food. You can bring the deer back to your camp and feed the gang for the next day. But you can play selfish and sell the deer in the market and buy yourself goodies like weapons and cosmetics for yourself.
Also, how your hunt is handled in different depending on the type of animals. Smaller kills can be wrapped up and placed in your satchel. But for biggers kills you need to use your horse to carry the animal back to your camp or the market, depending on what you wish to do with it.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a complex game in many ways. How you interact with NPCs is handled through a very deep system.
Red Dead Redemption is releasing on October 26 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.