You may have thought you had seen the last of WipEout-style ant-gravity racers for a while. Well let me tell you that Italian developers 34BigThings have other ideas. This twenty strong team have created a new futuristic racer that belts out one hell of an experience. Quite simply, Redout is a gorgeous, blisteringly fast, super addictive racer that needs to be witnessed to be believed. Want to race at the speed of light? You’ve come to the right place.
Originally released on PC last year, this new enhanced version hits you with a single player campaign that spans out over 100 events, 35 beautiful blurry race tracks and 11 different game modes. Impressive.
Once you’re ready to take the hot seat and belt up, you’ll realise this is the real deal in anti-gravity racing. If you’ve just purchased the recently released WipEout Omega Collection, you’ll probably be in anti-grav heaven right now. Hovering inches above the twisty turny tracks, vehicles race fast and furiously, leaving the scenery in a blur. Over a pumping soundtrack comes subtle tones of engines whirring and winds swooshing which adds to the sense that you’re travelling at the speed of sound.
In the Blink of an Eye
Scraping the edges of barriers or dragging your front end as you loop the loop temporarily slow you down, Redout wants you to learn its tricks and tracks and only gives out silverware to the daring. Titling the craft and use of the boost are the keys to success. But you’ll be wanting to replay each track anyway, mainly for the thrill of the ride and also to bag more credits.
There is a wide selection of craft in four different classes. At a cost, ships can be upgraded for enhanced speed, grip and strength. There are unlockable extras which come in the form of Power-ups. These Passive and Active Power-ups range from EMP Blasts to super charging your engine, and selecting the right combination can give you the edge. The more races you win the more credits you gain and more craft can be purchased.
The different worlds to race in each depict their environments well. Racing on the hot arid tracks gives you sand storms while racing in colder climates is icy white and blue. The general game design is outstanding and definitely has its own thing going on, which sets it apart from its competition. Race, Survival, Speed, Last Man Standing, Time Attack and Boss events really show that Redout has a lot up its sleeve.
With heaps of content, incredible speeds and a stunning blur of action, this is pure anti-gravity racing at its best, Redout is instant thrills at the speed of light.
Lizard Rating 9/10
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