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Outriders

A dark science fiction co-op shooter from the Polish studio People Can Fly (creators of such games as Bulletstorm). We take on the role of the crew of a spaceship sent to a distant planet with a mission on which the fate of humanity depends.

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Outriders Release Date

01Apr2021

PC PS4 XONE XSX PS5

Outriders is a third-person shooter set in a dark, science-fiction universe, enriched with pronounced RPG elements. The production was developed by Polish studio People Can Fly, whose portfolio includes such games as Painkiller, Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment. It's released by Square Enix.

Plot

Outriders is set in the distant future, with Earth destroyed, and humanity's only hope for survival being a distant planet Enoch. A huge spaceship called Flores is sent to the planet, where the eponymous Outriders, perfectly trained soldiers, have to deal with potential threats of the new world. Although initially, the planet Enoch seemed an exceptionally hospitable place, the colonizers picked up a strange signal after some time; when they tried to reach its source, a powerful Anomaly was triggered. The cataclysm killed many settlers and severely injured others, while destroying nearly all the technology taken from Earth. Among the survivors was the protagonist, whom we play as during the game. In an effort to keep him alive, however, the others were forced to put him into a long coma.

The protagonist awakens after more than thirty years and quickly discovers that Enoch has turned into a barren wasteland where colonists must fight for survival every day. As if that weren't enough, the Anomaly has given many people supernatural abilities, which they use to their advantage. Fortunately, our protégé has also gained formidable powers, which help to investigate the source of the mysterious signal and stand up to fight for a better tomorrow for the people.

Classes

Before starting the Outriders adventure , we choose one of four character classes. These include, among others, a pyromancer, who sets fire to everything that comes his way, a nimble trickster who can manipulate time, and a heavy-armed devastator who feels best on the front line. The game proper starts right there. The authors have prepared a number of locations, among which the most important role is played by expanded hubs. There, we can talk to the settlers and accept tasks from them (both pushing forward the plot and side quests), as well as learn more about the presented world.

The foundation of the game is completing the missions and fighting with hordes of enemies, on our way there will monsters of all sorts and hostile people. Clashes are dynamic and although the game implements a system of cover, aggressive behavior is often more rewarding. One of the things that encourages you to be more offensive it is the system of regenerating life points while a small part of them can be restored by avoiding enemy fire, more can be regained in other ways, determined by your character's profession; for example, a pyromancer heals as setting fire to enemies, while a devastator heals as they manage to kill an enemy in melee combat. During battles we use an extensive arsenal of firearms and a wide range of combat skills. For example, the trickster can teleport across the battlefield and create "bubbles" that slow down opponents, while the pyromancer creates a devastating wall of fire.

The character development system is also included. During the gameplay we receive experience points and gain further levels. Every few promotions, we unlock new abilities, but although each class has eight of them, only three can be active at the same time. However, we receive so-called class points on subsequent levels, which we can spend on special modifications that provide us with additional buffs in the form of bonuses to hero stats or specific skills. We also increase our combat potential by collecting better equipment and by modifying our weapons and armor elements.

Outriders runs on Unreal Engine 4 technology. The developers have made good use of its capabilities, and you'll especially love the effects that accompany the use of character abilities, the detailed enemy models, and the detailed environments.

Co-op

Outriders can be played both alone and with up to two people in a cooperative mode. In multiplayer, the game's difficulty level is scaled to the experience level and equipment quality of the entire team.

Outriders demo

On February 25, 2021, Outriders demo was released allowing players to test all four classes in the first hours of the game, either solo or in co-op. Any progress made in the demo version can be transferred to the full edition of Outriders.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-3  

User score: 6,3 / 10 based on 734 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 5 / 10 based on 855 votes.

PEGI rating Outriders

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Outriders System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • (720p / 60 fps) Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 750 Ti / Radeon R9 270X or better
  • 70 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
  • Recommended:
  • (1080p / 60 fps) Intel Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 8 GB GeForce GTX 1070 / Radeon RX Vega 56 or better
  • 70 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
  • Ultra:
  • (4K / 60 fps) Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 10 GB GeForce RTX 3080 / 16 GB Radeon RX 6800 XT or better
  • 70 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
Sony PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4

  • Uses:
  • PS4 Pro: 30 fps @ 4K / PS4: 30 fps @ 1080p
Microsoft XBOX ONE

Xbox One

  • Uses:
  • XOne X: 30 fps @ 4K / XOne: 30 fps @ 1080p
Microsoft Xbox Series X/S

Xbox Series X/S

  • Uses:
  • XSX: 60 fps @ 4K / XSS: 60 fps @ 4K
Sony PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5

  • Uses:
  • 60 fps @ 4K
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