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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: 29 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. Apr 9, 2021
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Apr 2, 2021
    85
    Either solo or multiplayer, Outriders is a fun, fast paced shooter, full of great moments. People Can Fly delivers great combat mechanics and RPG elements, but we have the feeling we´ve seen most elements in other games. We love that Outriders is not designed as "game as a service".
  3. 80
    Outriders is simply and unapologetically Outriders. And that’s what, despite its flaws, makes it stand tall. Because it owns its flaws and rough spots, all weathered with pride through a launch period that was as rough as the Outriders first landing on Enoch. Riding out that storm offers an experience that is simply fun to play, and its something that I consistently can’t wait to get back to. High risk, high reward gameplay and crafting very tight and specific builds leads to an endlessly engaging gameplay loop. Balancing the power fantasy with challenge for players is a difficult task, but Outriders manages it well. It’s far from a perfect game, but it’s so undeniably honest in its pursuit of being exactly what it is that there’s nothing else quite like it out there. And that itself is what makes Outriders so compelling. Because Outriders is just Outriders.
  4. May 4, 2021
    78
    Despite my complaints, Outriders makes for a solid, if slightly underwhelming, experience. Several elements left me scratching my head, and there are some bizarre glitches. But going god-mode with your abilities is good fun, even if battles can feel repetitive. Your enjoyment of the game will stretch further if you have a buddy or two to bring along with you for the (out)ride. People Can Fly threw a lot at the wall, and some of it definitely stuck. With DLC and updates surely to come, the Outriders crew will hopefully hone its focus on the parts that work. There is a solid core already, but I hope Square Enix and People Can Fly will take steps to freshen up the gameplay and story so the momentum doesn’t die out the way humans did back on Earth so long ago.
  5. Apr 7, 2021
    75
    Outriders does not revolutionize the genre, and does not have the ambition to do so. The title from People Can Fly and Square Enix recites the ranges of the perfect Looter-Shooter while abandoning the Game as a Service dimension inherent in this type of game. It stands out first and foremost with its science-fiction-inspired universe, fantasy and punk movement. The explosiveness of its combat, its extremely well thought-out customization system and this propensity to motivate players with ubiquitous power gain make this Shooter-RPG an outsider to consider. However, the anecdotal scenario, the sketchy staging, the redundancy of the missions and the instability of the game do not allow Outriders to fully assert itself on the Looter-Shooter scene.
  6. May 29, 2021
    70
    Outriders is not a perfect game by any means. Its narrative, while containing some fun characters, feels somewhat underdeveloped. The conflict between the intended aggressive style of play and the omnipresent walls for cover lead to a strange kind of dissonance where the level design feels at odds with the most fun way of playing the game. The server issues are ongoing and can occasionally make the game inaccessible. The endgame is a lot of fun, but only if you’re playing in a group. When the experience is working well, it is a ton of fun shooting your way through hordes of enemies and marvelling at the latest rare gear. However, while the flaws do not ruin the experience, they are notable.
  7. Apr 8, 2021
    40
    Outriders is its own greatest victim. There are some decent ideas in here – an absorbing cauldron of combat variables, some majestic geography, even a few guns worth holding onto – but they're dragged down and suffocated by a game that doesn't want to entertain you but hypnotise you with the prospect of another trinket.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 205
  2. Negative: 89 out of 205
  1. Apr 5, 2021
    10
    hell yeah, outstanding gears experience. Thank you! Please fix random game matching and it's easy 10/10.
  2. Apr 20, 2021
    10
    Jogo top vale muito a pena jogar. Movimentações top história top e gráficos muito bons.
  3. Apr 9, 2021
    9
    Its a pretty decent game.
    It may have some bugs, but I hope the may get solved in a future. If you are into looter shooters... then What are
    Its a pretty decent game.
    It may have some bugs, but I hope the may get solved in a future. If you are into looter shooters... then What are you waiting for? Go buy it.
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  4. Apr 25, 2021
    5
    This is NOT a single player/solo game. You can play that way, but there is no enemy scaling that adjusts for solo play. You'll still beThis is NOT a single player/solo game. You can play that way, but there is no enemy scaling that adjusts for solo play. You'll still be fighting mobs of broken, lazily programmed AI regardless. And I played through it solo.

    Earth dead, colonize new world, superpowers. The story is barely serviceable, but its there and its decent enough. If you were expecting GoW Judgement or Bulletstorm levels of entertaining from People Can Fly, its not here.

    The shooty stuff is good, the weapons (mostly) are useful and pack an ever increasing punch. The cover mechanics are nowhere near as responsive for a studio that made a Gears game, often times your character will go zipping off at an odd angle. Sometimes hits don't register. Lots of weird little things.

    There's 2 major issues (for me) that killed this game:

    1) Lazy programming.
    - Enemy AI has 2 (and only 2) behaviors: Enemy shoots with pinpoint accuracy from 10 miles away
    - Or more often, every single enemy on screen rushes you at the same time. I mean they all want to have their gun barrels touching your cheek. It completely destroys any ebb and flow to combat.

    2) Cover mechanics and boss encounters are broken.
    - Often times all a boss has to do is swing their hand/claw at you. It doesn't matter if it actually hits you, because you'll take damage anyways. Even if you're a mile away.
    - Their special attack goes through cover, destroying the whole point of cover (we're talking stone pillars 10 feet thick). Again, destroys any ebb and flow that the combat could have had.

    Combine those two flaws together. Then imagine that literally EVERY enemy in the game can match your speed. You cannot out run them, regardless of who/what it is. Every enemy runs at the same speed. YOUR SPEED.

    You can't outrun them, they ALL want to be in your personal space, they never miss, they don't have cooldowns and they toss grenades like confetti. I can't imagine this would be fun with friends.

    PROS:
    - 4k/60 on PS5
    - Guns are diverse enough to be interesting
    - Mod system is robust enough
    - Abilities are interesting for the most part

    CONS:
    - Graphics are decidedly last gen. Its not bad. Its not great either.
    - Trash story, uninteresting characters, cringy Pandora-like aliens (who live in Pueblo style houses lol)
    - Lazy programming/enemy AI
    - Boss encounters vary wildly depending on how broken they are mechanically
    - Most of the game design is extremely generic until the last 2-3 areas
    - No scaling for solo players, be warned.
    - Level scaling is broken, being one level under an enemy can mean thousands of hit point/health points below an enemy.
    - No matchmaking for endgame activities, you can "matchmake" to join other peoples parties, but they're currently booting players at the end of a run to keep the rewards for themselves. Good job, PCF.
    - Fade out and fade in, for every interaction, every 5 seconds. WTH???
    - Boss powers (and sometimes bullets) go through walls, making cover pointless.
    - Lots of odd glitches, cover system is garbage (This studio made GoW Judgement BTW), bullets and sniper fire go through walls/cover. Lots of bugs and jank.

    I regret this purchase. Wait for a good sale (or rent on Game Pass if that's your thing), its not worth $60 in its current state. Probably never will be, it's problems are in the foundation of this game.
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  5. Apr 7, 2021
    4
    have fun Looking at Unreal Engine 4 crash Reports and restarting the game a lot
  6. Apr 19, 2021
    2
    Boring, clunky and repetitive. Certainly not one for people who enjoy any thinking or tactics.
    Just another cover shooter looter.
  7. May 27, 2021
    0
    Very nice gameplay and loot
    Good Graphic
    Medium Audio
    Bad Story !
    But this game is USELESS !!! Because you cant connect to outriders servers !!

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