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  • Summary: Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you'll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet. With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you'll leaveOutriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you'll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet. With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you'll leave behind the slums and shanty towns of the First City and traverse forests, mountains and desert in the pursuit of a mysterious signal. Combining intense gunplay with violent powers and an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets, Outriders offers countless hours of gameplay from one of the finest shooter developers in the industry People Can Fly. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Apr 9, 2021
    80
    Outriders has its flaws, but they’re compensated with gory firefights and enjoyable co-op. Another upside is that it doesn’t try to be an open world: the levels are tight and packed with action. [Issue#252, p.44]
  2. Apr 13, 2021
    75
    At first glance Outriders might look like some other shooters such as Destiny or The Division, but its complicated and diverse combat help it stand alone and impress, and with some better support and polish can easily challenge other loot shooters in the market.
  3. Apr 15, 2021
    72
    Outriders offers an alternative in the looter shooter genre that is very enjoyable if played in company, but without offering anything groundbreaking compared to other alternatives. Its connectivity failures ruin the gaming experience.
  4. Apr 5, 2021
    70
    Is Outriders a sophisticated action game with a compelling sci-fi story? No. Does it feel fun to freeze a spider with an ice turret and shatter it with a well-placed sniper shot? You bet. Sometimes, that’s all one really wants from a shooter like this. It could use an offline mode for single-player sessions and a fair bit of maintenance, but it’s a solid foundation for an action game that respects its players’ time.
  5. May 20, 2021
    70
    Outriders is worth the time investment so far, in spite of its clunkiness and server instability at launch. Although the game has areas it needs to improve, the core ideas and gameplay are incredibly strong, making it easy to overlook whatever flaws are present. It's also an easy game to recommend for both solo players and groups of friends looking for a shooter to dive into together, and because of the world tier mechanic, anyone with any level of skill can jump into Outriders and have a great time. With a handful of hours left to go in the main campaign, that doesn't appear likely to change - though this review will be updated and finalized once completed to reflect the whole of the experience either way.
  6. Apr 8, 2021
    70
    The “old gen” versions of Outriders do not have to be ashamed of the comparison with their counterparts on next gen consoles. The weight of the years in terms of hardware is felt in the framerate, the loading times as well as the displayed resolutions, which encroaches a little on the comfort of play without being crippling, quite the contrary. The game from People Can Fly and Square Enix retains on PS4 and Xbox One all the qualities and faults of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions, starting with a hard-hitting combat system, an intoxicating rise to power of the avatar, a mysterious planet Enoch, but also general instability responsible for several crashes.
  7. Apr 8, 2021
    65
    Outriders is the new looter shooter from People Can Fly and Square Enix. It takes you to the planet Enoch, where mankind has to fight to survive and earn its place among the wild animals and hostile factions. It's got some great ideas, but lacks an interesting story and more importantly, good loot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 71
  2. Negative: 38 out of 71
  1. Apr 2, 2021
    10
    Despues del problema con los servidores el juego va genial en modo un jugador. Es una mezcla de Destiny y Gears of wars, me encanta
  2. May 10, 2021
    10
    Dont listen to half the bad reviews havnt encountered a single bug and the game is ridicoulsy fun its like gears of war borderlands 3 andDont listen to half the bad reviews havnt encountered a single bug and the game is ridicoulsy fun its like gears of war borderlands 3 and destiny had a baby 10/10 would reccomend and the boss fights are sick. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2021
    9
    Story isn't the best and the servers have had some unstable times but I have put probably over 30 hours into it already so it can't be thatStory isn't the best and the servers have had some unstable times but I have put probably over 30 hours into it already so it can't be that bad. The endgame is where this game does it better than anyone for day 1 launch. Expeditions add a unique aspect to leveling that will keep the game enjoyable and playing for hours. People are far to quick to judge a game because of a few server issues and give it a 0 without even finishing it and getting to the best part. Expand
  4. Apr 10, 2021
    4
    Recommend this game?: Currently NO. Maybe in the future if it fixes many of its issues and had a price drop to about $40.

    Ignoring Server
    Recommend this game?: Currently NO. Maybe in the future if it fixes many of its issues and had a price drop to about $40.

    Ignoring Server Issues, Crashes, and Game Breaking Bugs for the time being, this game is currently only OK. It's fun but not exactly good either. It definitely has potential though as a looter shooter. When it comes to build variety, it's nowhere near the depth of many other looter type games out there. I would almost consider this more of a "Lite" version of this genre to some extent.

    The gameplay itself is interesting as it has a cover mechanic system similar to Gears of War but is completely unnecessary since the combat is more aggressive and fast paced. Plus, the cover system is very archaic in design--clunky and actually hurts being agile. You cannot vault over tons of obstacles. You constantly are forced to take stairs or ramps when you should obviously be able to climb up a ledge but cannot. I would have much preferred the ability to jump and crouch and have a more natural, dynamic cover system that does not involve hard latching to walls. Would have complemented this game a lot more.

    Graphics have moments of being decent but overall, nothing special. A bit dated when considered in the AAA group of games (which its priced as such). Sound is OK. Its not always synced well and has a horrible level control--many times it randomly gets too loud which if wearing headphones is painful. I also do not care for the sound effects of some skills and weapons. But overall, the guns and skills do sound impactful. They just could have improved details.

    The game is also fairly 1 dimensional in design. You have an "arena" where you clear enemies out, go to a connection piece (usually a door), then go to the next "arena." Its fine for the game play but at the same time, can be monotonous. Its definitely an old school design and unoriginal. I would have preferred more dynamics with bigger maps to create more potential. Plus, there are these AWFUL transitional cutscenes. You always get stuck with a brief black screen, very brief cutscene of you opening something or jumping a ledge, then another brief black screen to then start playing. It happens for nearly everything. It hurts the cinematic feel with many situations. Even the different stages of a boss do this. I would have preferred staying in third person while watching a boss undergo changes vs this jarring effect. Just needs to be much more seamless in design.

    The different classes are definitely unique to each other. They have some cool abilities and cool looking gear. This is more of the highlight of the game because you definitely will feel powerful in most situations but once you get about World Tier 8 or 9, you will start noticing a major drop-off to balance between Anomaly and Fire Power--something the devs need to drastically rework to help implement greater build varieties between the two stats. Anomaly Power just falls off hard without some core Legendaries. Crafting is clean and simple for the most part with decent cohesion and interactions between the large variety of Mods. Again, not exactly a ton of depth like say Diablo 3, Warframe, Borderlands 3 or many other looter type games. But still fun to optimize builds.

    Another area the game needs some work on is AI. Enemies are nothing too special. Overall, they dont do bad. Sometimes I wished the ranged units would maneuver from cover to cover more and melee enemies didnt run in nearly a straight line to you all the time (give them an evasive maneuver which the human versions actually do but not most monsters or Elites). Ranged enemies can also be way harder than their bosses they accompany. They have insane levels of tracking (my god snipers are dumb to deal with in a couple maps) and 'pounce' attacks will actually home in on you even if you dodge (dumbest thing ever). And most enemies will stagger you even if youre mid dodge (no I-Frames when dodging). You can actually get almost stun-locked at times and its incredibly frustrating. The overzealous stunning is actually an issue that definitely needs attention.

    Oh and endgame is a pretty monotonous. Grinding and looting is fun but typically it's best when there's more than 1 mode to grind.

    Overall, fun game but needs a lot of work still and doesnt do anything new or unique in the genre, which is fine if it actually had more diverse content. Plus, it has many bugs and performance issues thus a major reason for a low score. Ignoring the issues, I would give this game a 6/10 tops.
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  5. Apr 3, 2021
    2
    The servers were **** down for 5 **** hours. And when i finally could get to play this game. It just felt like i wasted my time. I had a greatThe servers were **** down for 5 **** hours. And when i finally could get to play this game. It just felt like i wasted my time. I had a great hope of hype for this game... what a shame tbh Expand
  6. Apr 4, 2021
    2
    I actually like the game, but this game was not ready to be released. Even after the server issues have been supposedly fixed, the longest II actually like the game, but this game was not ready to be released. Even after the server issues have been supposedly fixed, the longest I have been able to play without a blue screen or a fatal disconnect is about an hour. With three people it is so much worse. Not only do you spend the majority of your time in loading screens but you end up completely bugging out quests. If the game was even a little bit less fun, I would be demanding a refund.

    I didn't experience the joy of playing cyberpunk at launch but I have to think this is worse.
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  7. Apr 3, 2021
    0
    Неиграбельно. Я могу смириться с тем что на PS4 эта игра выдает 30 фпс, я могу стерпеть эти вечные логины из за проблем с серверами, ноНеиграбельно. Я могу смириться с тем что на PS4 эта игра выдает 30 фпс, я могу стерпеть эти вечные логины из за проблем с серверами, но секундная задержка в управлении - это уже перебор. Сегодня скачал демку и в целом все было нормально, поиграл, решил купить фулл версию, и именно в фулл версии постоянная задержка в управлении где-то в 1 секунду, это не новелла какая-нибудь, это шутер, при чем относительно динамичный, поэтому когда ты нажимаешь прицеливание или хочешь отойти вправо или лево, то твой персонаж это делает с секундной задержкой, и в подобных играх даже пол секунды это уже критично, а тут эта задержка около 1 секунды. Люди которые видимо никогда не играли в шутеры, для них это просто деревянное управление, как они сами пишут, но на самом деле управление тут приемлемое, тут именно постоянная задержка и именно в фулл версии игры. Получается купил игру за 4к и сижу жду патча, которой пофиксит эту проблему, т.к. играть просто невозможно.
    P.S. Монитор с задержкой в 5мс, hdmi в полном порядке, на самом мониторе задержка поставлена низкая, и ни в одной другой игры таких проблем нет, это именно дело в Outriders.
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