Developed by 34BigThings and published by Saber Interactive, Redout 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed anti-gravity racer, Redout. The game is a futuristic racer where it takes speed to win and the tracks are anything but ovals. Vehicles are hoverships that can tilt, strafe, and boost and you’ll need every bit of concentration to keep up your speed and stay on the track. There are dozens of mind-bending, jaw-dropping courses in a variety of game modes, including an expansive single-player campaign plus competitive online multiplayer for up to 12 players on PC, PlayStation and Xbox.
Redout 2 may remind you of a similar classic game, Wipeout, which also saw futuristic hoverships with incredible speeds. The difference here is that there’s more to Redout 2 than just speed and the racing requires a lot more inputs from you than just the throttle and steering. In Redout 2, you also have to take into consideration the changing elevations of the track and must compensate for this by tilting your craft up or down. You also have to take strafing into consideration as there are many twists and turns on each track and strafing helps to dial in those high-speed turns.
The game does feature several ways to play – Arcade, Career, and Multiplayer, with Season Challenges and Community events coming soon. If you choose Arcade, there are several game modes to choose such as Time attack, Race, Arena Race, Last Man Standing, Speed, and Boss. Time Attack is the least stressful as it’s only you on the track while Arena Race is probably the most stressful as you either need to finish first or be the last ship alive.
You’ll most likely want to start out in Career mode though as this will get you familiar with how to play and get situated with the controls depending on if you’re using keyboard/mouse or controller. I use a controller and that’s making because I used to be mainly a console player only. Career mode lets you progress through different leagues and wins sometimes grants vehicle customizations and unlocks. Not only that, the difficulty starts off pretty low at first and gradually ramps up as you better and better.
Lastly, if you want the challenge of racing real placers, head on over to multiplayer mode where you can choose between unranked and soon-to-come ranked mode.
Graphically, Redout 2 looks really good. The tracks are highly detailed and there’s a good variety of layouts and environments. The tracks seem well designed and really allow you to pick up a lot of speed in most sections. Speaking of which, Redout 2 does have a really good sense of speed and you really do feel like you’re going fast.
Lastly, the soundtrack is amazing and features a ton of well-known electronic artists.
Redout 2 is a fantastic furutiristic racer. The sensation of speed is there and the racing itself is pretty good with the inclusion of strafing and tilting. I also really love the way the game looks as the graphics are very good. I used to really love the Wipeout series and Redout 2 I think might just be a better, more evolved racer. If you’re racing fan, I highly suggest checking out Redout 2. It has a good variety of gaming modes with more to come.
You can pick up Redout 2 on Steam or on Xbox and PlayStation.
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