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  • Summary: The fastest racing game in the universe. Redout 2 is a tribute to classic arcade racing games and the sequel to the critically acclaimed Redout. Reach impossible speeds in exhilarating futuristic races across an extensive single-player campaign and competitive multiplayer.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jun 24, 2022
    Thanks to its focus on speed and a relatively high-skill ceiling, Redout 2 might end up being too niche for some. This also means that it’s a rather one-of-a-kind game these days, and if going down insane tracks at high speeds in futuristic rocket ships sounds fun, Redout 2 can be a great time.
  2. Jul 5, 2022
    Overall, the Redout 2 experience was mind-blowing due to its speed and excellent mechanics. But it was also frustrating because of some paths, some events in campaign mode, and the inconsistent AI. It is certainly one of the best and most complete packages in the genre today and a highly recommended title for racing fans and those who like a good challenge.
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    Aug 1, 2022
    If you liked Redout, you’ll adore Redout 2. It’s magnificent, but ruthlessly hardcore. [Issue#17, p.74]
  4. Jun 20, 2022
    A successful tribute to F-Zero and WipEout where going fast never stops being fun. Its surprisingly meaty career mode more than justifies the price tag but it may struggle to win over more casual racing enthusiasts.
  5. Jun 26, 2022
    While the core gameplay of Redout 2 is solid, the difficulty spikes will suck much of the fun out of the experience for some. And while steadily developing your ship helps players adjust to the increase in speed over the course of the career, it’s a strange and unfortunate choice to not offer a range of starting craft, tuned to multiple play styles. With a bit of work, then, Redout 2 could really stand out in the anti-gravity racer genre. But until then, it’s hard to recommend to all but the brave and the hardcore.
  6. Jun 21, 2022
    Redout 2 won't be worth the effort for a lot of people. It is rewarding, sure, but to be brutally honest, part of us thinks that you should just boot up WipEout Omega Collection instead and save yourself the trouble.
  7. Jun 22, 2022
    Players experienced in this genre and fans of F-Zero will likely love Redout 2. It's appropriately challenging and adrenaline pumping. When players struggle with control there's little fun to be had.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 24, 2023
    This is a great game. The graphics are beautiful, the sound is satisfying with the exception of one crappy song, and the gameplay is AWESOME!This is a great game. The graphics are beautiful, the sound is satisfying with the exception of one crappy song, and the gameplay is AWESOME! The controls take a minute to grasp, but the system is super cool. If you can get through the tutorials, you can turn on AI assists until you get the hang of it.

    I got it because I wanted WipEout, but there isn't even one announced for the PS5 yet. The first time I played, I was stuck between being sad that it wasn't WipEout and perplexed by the complexity of the controls. I did my duty out of respect for the developers, and I got through the training. It was quite difficult, but after a few tries, I got it.

    I played on and off for a few weeks, and I hit a wall in the B-Class that I could not get past. I did not understand what they wanted me to do, and the races felt impossible. I drifted away from it for several months, but I never deleted it from my PlayStation because I love this sort of game, and I honestly felt a bit of pity for the developers. I understand that Redout 2 is an angry letter to Sony asking for more WipEout.

    A few weeks ago, I dusted it off and decided to give it a fair shot. This time, I already knew what it WASN'T, so I decided to see what it actually is. This game is awesome. The reason it feels so hard to people is they never figured out what they're being asked to do.

    You need to run HOT. Yes, it says, "Overheat". Good. Do that. Your ship should be glowing like it's about to melt. The metal in the back should be white hot. The difficulty should be turned WAY down until you have the feel for it.

    Turn with 2 sticks instead of one. Feel it out.

    Once I figured out what they were asking for, this game became a blast. It's so simple that my 4 year old can win races, but it's complex enough to drive me nuts with the finer points. The campaign is deliciously long for this sort of game, and it doesn't get harder, it just gets faster. If it starts feeling too easy, there's a wide range of difficulty settings. There aren't many players in multiplayer, but when you find one, it's a blast. If you've figured out the system and they haven't, you can finish double digit miles ahead of someone. When you find an even match, however, the races come down to single pixel photo finishes.

    If you're starving for some WipEout and you dig Phantom class races, get this game. Before you start, know that it's not WipEout. It's its relaxed little brother. You'll never catch a missile up your ass, but you'll go twice as fast.
  2. Jun 21, 2022
    Great sense of speed. Frame rate is smooth. The skill ceiling is very high
    Bad- A bit too niche for some. Suffers from lack of
    Great sense of speed. Frame rate is smooth. The skill ceiling is very high

    A bit too niche for some. Suffers from lack of players in multiplayer

    Redout 2 is in a curious position. It’s a game that’s in a niche sub-genre within a (these days at least) niche genre. Sony and Nintendo clearly don’t seem to care for their zero gravity racers these days, so there has been a rather obvious void. Thankfully, Redout 2 definitely feels ready to fill that void. Its sense of speed is basically unmatched in any other game out right now, and the level of expression of player skill afforded by the in-depth physics and controls in the game are great. Redout 2 almost feels like it’s in the same ballpark as Rocket League when it comes to pulling off advanced techniques. Whether it’ll achieve the critical mass it needs to actually be comparable to Rocket League, however, is another matter entirely. But hey, at least you can rest assured that Redout 2 is a damn fine game.
  3. Jul 1, 2022
    Too hard for me - couldn't get past the training. Tried for 2 hours to achieve 1,000 in 'Boosting', 965 was my best. Waste of money - rage-deleted.