Buried by an unsatisfying combat loop and bad campaign, Outriders is a forgettable loot game that ends right as it’s getting started.
What is it? A third-person co-op looter shooter
Expect to pay $60
Developer People Can Fly
Publisher Square Enix
Reviewed on RTX 2060, Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM
Multiplayer? Co-op up to 3 players
Out April 1
When I think of People Can Fly, I think of Bulletstorm, an absurdist FPS remembered a decade later for its outrageous weapons, like the crazy-ass drill gun that could be steered mid-air and penetrate multiple enemies. By the end of that game, launching bodies 20 feet in the air and energy-whipping them into an explosive barrel was one of the most mundane ways to solve a problem.