The sequel to 34BigThings’ anti-gravity race car Redout is finally here.
It’s been a year for racing game fans, and there are a lot of big games already released on consoles.
All sub-genres, from arcade, simulation and even kart racing, have new games to keep fans on their toes. But it’s been a few years since fans saw the new futuristic racing game.
This makes the release of Redout 2 even more anticipated as fans can finally satisfy their anti-gravity needs.
Redout 2 is the sequel to 34BigThings Redout released in 2016. It’s an anti-gravity sci-fi racing game set in the year 2560 where players compete in the Solar Redout Racing league by piloting one of the ships on several different tracks.
The game was praised for its visual style, soundtrack, and modes. Redout 2 hopes to build on this success by taking over.
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Visually, Redout 2 is a psychedelic spectrum of cheeky colors that looks fantastic at high speed.
All the colorful elements, from the track to the acceleration streams, work well together to create an amazing sci-fi experience.
The designs of the ships are very unique from each other and match their characteristics, however, they are not much different from what fans of the genre have seen in past games.
The trails are simply amazing, each offering a completely different experience that is simply breathtaking at high speed.
Each track not only provides players with a cinematic experience while racing, but also serves as a reference to the planet you’re on, showcasing every little detail that makes up their aesthetic.
Redout 2 is a visual spectacle that will leave players in awe as it is one of the most beautiful sci-fi racing games ever made.
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The soundtrack of Redout 2 is a great mix of electronic, synth and rock melodies that enhance the racing experience. But what really shines about Redout 2 is that each soundtrack feels like it’s part of the world it depicts.
Like the Mariana Trench theme, Ahti’s scene sounds really creepy and ominous compared to the brash and almost wicked theme on Tantalus.
It features a fantastic mix of artists from the legendary Giorgio Moroder and established talent such as Zardonic and Dance with the Dead.
Redout 2 offers players three main modes: Career, Arcade, and Multiplayer. All of them are filled with extensive functions and their own unique tasks.
The Career mode is the main problem with the single player game and probably the best way for players to make their lives easier by getting through the different levels of challenges.
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This mode does a good job of helping players get ahead and helps develop the necessary skills to deal with more difficult races and opponents.
The arcade mode immediately immerses you in the action, allowing players to use most of the tracks and ships from the start.
This mode is divided into six race types that players can choose from: Race, Arena Race, Last Man Standing, Speed, Boss, and Time Attack.
It’s actually impressive that the developers have built so many different modes into the game, and each of them offers a completely different experience.
Last Man Standing and Arena Race were standouts for me as their thrilling challenges really forced me to improve my gameplay to even have a chance to compete.
In multiplayer mode, players can take on their rivals in online races, but it’s locked until you’ve completed part of the career mode, which I think is a good idea.
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Redout 2 is a challenging game that requires players to master a high level of skill. But the game does a great job of getting players used to how it works at a steady pace.
Redout 2 has a unique control system that uses both analog sticks to control your ship.
This works when the left stick controls the steering with the right stick, allowing players to access the penalty feature.
The penalty feature will help players navigate tight turns while maintaining control.
It may seem very strange at first, and even take some time to get the hang of it, but once players get the hang of this system, the game becomes easy.
Redout 2 also has another quirky control scheme that comes into play when you need to land on the track after jumping.
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It works by pressing the D-pad to position the ship neatly on the track, it’s like playing aviation.
This is much more difficult than it looks and requires great precision and precise timing.
Players will also need to manage their health, which will result in their ship being destroyed if it is completely depleted.
Luckily, the game will automatically regenerate ship health during a race if players can avoid crashing or overheating their ship.
Players will have access to three different types of boosts to help them get past their opponents, with the caveat that overusing them will overheat and eventually destroy your ship.
Redout 2 has a lot of controls and features to look out for during every race, which can be intimidating for beginners at first.
The game features up to thirty-six different tracks, each with a reverse mode option, bringing the total to seventy-two. Each of the trails has different conditions that make it unique among others offering different levels of difficulty.
There are several ships to choose from, each with different stats to suit different playstyles.
What’s more, it can be unlocked in career mode to increase the already huge roster.
Customization plays a huge role in Redout 2, allowing players to modify their ships both functionally and aesthetically after unlocking various parts gained through racing success.
The customization is really deep, but there are some aspects that can sometimes seem a bit confusing.
Redout 2 is an impressive anti-gravity racing game that is visually stunning but has a somewhat steep learning curve.
Fans of the genre will just love the amount of detail the developers have put into this game, however it can be challenging at times, even brutal for casual gamers.
But those who master the control mechanics and deep customization system will be rewarded with a rich experience that fans of futuristic racing have been waiting for.
Redout 2 is out now for Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PC.