A lot of things happened in 2018. Many games and movies came out, some better than others. There were titles that managed to disappoint us and sleeper hits that took the entertainment world by storm. It was definitely an interesting year full of ups and downs.
Thankfully, there is one thing we can all universally agree on: Red Dead Redemption 2 was an absolute masterpiece. It's easily one of the best games to come out in the last decade and it was well worth the lengthy development time that Rockstar put into it.
It wasn't just fantastic from a gameplay angle either, it was also filled with epic storylines and memorable characters.
Thanks to this perfect storm of enjoyment, it managed to spawn some downright hilarious memes. Here are 10 of our favorites.
10 Dutch Has A Plan
If there's one thing you'll learn throughout your Red Dead Redemption 2 adventure, it's that Dutch has a plan. In fact, he always has a plan. It becomes his defacto catchphrase and you can expect him to slip it into each and every possible conversation he can.
Okay, so it's not THAT bad, but it's definitely apparent enough to turn it into an ongoing and hilarious meme. This isn't the first time throughout this list you'll see something concerning Dutch and his infamous plans. Even Loki of the MCU might have trouble keeping up with Dutch's "special brand of planning."
9 A Bounty Of Bounties
Red Dead Redemption 2 is pretty unforgiving when it comes to amassing a bounty. Pulling your weapon in the wrong place, running into someone on horseback, or simply bumping shoulders with the wrong person can turn you into a wanted criminal.
At times it can be frustrating, especially when you're trying to converse with some locals and you accidentally pull your six-iron on them. The buttons can get a bit backward from time to time (especially on the PlayStation) so it's definitely a mistake that most of us will make.
8 Stop Horsin' Around
One of the coolest aspects of Red Dead Redemption 2 is the horse system. You can purchase or "acquire" a horse and then access better levels of stamina and speed by bonding with it. Because of this, it's very important to keep your horse as happy and healthy as possible.
Unfortunately, some horses don't really seem to care about their personal health. They're trip over the smallest branches and run face-first into trees. It's honestly quite easy to lose control of your steed, especially when you're sprinting full-speed. Thankfully, the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is filled to the brim with horses.
7 It's Always Sunny In New Austin
Red Dead Redemption 2 has its fair share of hilarious memes but there is something special about this combination between the gang and the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Dutch is back with his infamous plans and he's going to reassure us all that no one has to get hurt so long as we "stay the course." Unfortunately, those of us that have actually played through Red Dead Redemption 2 (even the first 10 minutes) know that people are definitely going to get hurt. A lot of people, pretty much constantly.
6 A Little Too Much To Drink
There are a TON of missions to undertake in Red Dead Redemption 2. The main story missions alone will take you a while to get through and then there are countless side missions and challenges to complete. Some of these missions are more memorable than others, which leads us to this next hilarious meme.
Anyone who overstayed their welcome in Valentine will remember the epic night of debauchery that Arthur and fellow gang member Lenny had. It paved the way for one of the most entertaining and hilarious "missions" to ever grace the Red Dead Redemption franchise.
5 Cowboy Priorities
It's incredibly easy to get sidetracked when you're playing Red Dead Redemption 2. Following the main story is increasingly difficult when there are so many tantalizing side-quests to visit. Then you've got the allure of challenges, tons of mini-games, strangers to befriend, and stuff to collect.
On top of all of this, there are "random events" which can pop up at any time. Sometimes you'll find a damsel in distress or someone that needs a ride. This is all well and good, unless you have places to be, or legendary pelts to turn into the Trapper.
4 Pride Cometh Before The Fall
As we discussed earlier, keeping yourself free and clear of a bounty can be a hassle sometimes. Sure, there are moments within the game when you're free to pillage and annihilate as you please but you'll generally find yourself knee-deep in enemies or in a stronghold far away from any civilians at that time.
The issue with the NPCs is that they act as witnesses and if they manage to get far enough away from you after you commit a crime or gun someone down, you'll find a bounty on your head. This is easy enough to avoid, unless, you know, one of those dastardly O'Driscoll boys calls you out in public.
3 No Competition
Gamers waited for what felt like ages for Red Dead Redemption 2 to finally arrive. To be fair, it was an incredibly long time but it was worth absolutely every moment of development. Rockstar poured their heart and soul into this title and it definitely shows.
The world is mammoth, the characters are amazing, the story is fantastic, and the gameplay is every bit as enjoyable as we hoped it would be. A lot of other singleplayer releases came out during the same time period. Unfortunately for them, most of us only had eyes for Red Dead Redemption 2.
2 The Son Can Do No Wrong
Spoiler alerts to follow for anyone who has yet to make it through Red Dead Redemption 2's robust storyline (shame on you, finish it, it's wonderful). Those who made it to "the end" know just how deranged and derailed Dutch eventually becomes. It seems that Micah can do no wrong in his eyes (even though most of us know Micah is bad news from the get-go).
Just like the "favorite child" in an extended family, Micah is seemingly absolved of all crimes, no matter how much chaos he brings towards Dutch and his beloved gang.
1 Dutch Still Has A Plan
We end as we began, with Dutch and his illustrious quest to fund his plan. Will the group ever make it to Tahiti? Does Dutch even know where Tahiti is? It doesn't matter. The point is, the gang needs money. Just one more score, one more big take and they're gone.
It's like a broken record that echos throughout the plains of West Elizabeth. Perhaps in a different life, Dutch could have finally gotten the funding he feels he so rightfully deserved. Too bad GoFundMe wasn't around in the Old West.