Anti-gravity racing is a genre that doesn’t get love nearly as often as Wipeout and F-Zero fans would like. Developer 34BigThings smothers the genre with affection with Redout.
Redout is a low-poly anti-gravity racer that recently launched on Steam to rave user reviews. It’s a tribute to the anti-gravity classics, combining elements of those games into something that’s both familiar and brand-new.
Redout is an unforgiving racer that demands the most of its pilots. From the start of career mode, players must juggle steering, strafing, braking and turboing in order to earn first place. Progress through career mode nets cash used for upgrades and power-ups, allowing players to create a racing machine tailored to their style. Then it’s on to the second of four racing classes to do it all over again, only faster.
Here’s a race on a course I’ve raced through several times, in a vehicle I’ve broken in:
And here is a race on a brand-new course, diving my first car in the next racing class:
Redout features an extensive career mode with 20 tracks and multiple modes to attack them in, four different vehicle classes each from six racing teams and online multiplayer racing for up to 12 people.
As an added bonus, Redout also features VR support. As a massive fan of the genre who has tried this, how do you feel about getting really queasy?