Review: Outriders explained to parents

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What parents need to know

In a world where climate change has wreaked havoc that cannot be reversed, your hero will be tasked with trying to preserve what is left of humanity. In Outriders, explore a new world, fight aliens and discover the powers that lie within you.

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Release date: April 1, 2021

Developed by: People Can Fly
Published by: Square Enix
Available on: Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, Microsoft Windows, Steam, Google Stadia

Type of game: Action, Adventure, Third-person Shooter, Role-Playing

Average time of one game: 1 hour

Estimate of the total duration of the game: Between 25 and 30 hours.

Topics: Role-playing, action, adventure, dystopian universe, shooter

Business model: Need to buy the game once. Optional paid extensions are available for multiplayer mode. Details below.

Number of players:
This game can be played from 1 to 3 players.

Available in physical (blu-ray) or digital (download on console)

Players3+ 7+ 12+16+18+
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This game is not very difficult to play. It is made to introduce new players into the world of video games. On the other hand, at some points in the campaign, enemies become more and more difficult to fight.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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There’s a lot of blood and gore. There is intense violence, suggestive themes and vulgar language. There is the use of very realistic firearms in this game, scenes or heads can beheaded or limbs cut off. There is bloodshed and realistic scenes of explosions. Human corpses or carcasses of alien creatures can be seen in the game. There are scenes with prostitutes in this game and a scene where a person is given a decapitated head. There are suggestive themes used in this game as well.

Language level used
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Coarse language is used in this game. Some dialogues contain rather crude languages with suggestive themes.

Positive message

Outriders is a good game that warns a very current situation: Climate change. Although he is violent and apocalyptic, he speaks of a very important subject.

Minimum reading level required
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Needs to understand and read well, because the universe is a bit complex and difficult to follow at times.

Additional costs ?
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There are no announced expansions for this game yet.

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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All the buttons of the controllers are used, require good coordination and good reflexes.

Principle of the game

You play as a character you choose for yourself at the beginning. You can choose between four classes to build your character. Either the “Trickster” who can manipulate time, the Pyromancien, who can handle fire, the Devastater who can trigger seismic attacks and the Technomancien who can use many rifles and others.

After creating your character, you enter the game and discover the devastation done to the world. Humans have migrated to another planet, in the last hope to save humanity. You are an Outrider, a mutant human race with special powers and you must fight the Insurgents who threaten to eradicate the human species. In this futuristic world and this dystopian universe, learn how to wield weapons and use your powers to advance in the game.

This open world type game will ask you to explore and fight different Insurgents in order to become more powerful. You will learn to wield various weapons and powers in order to move forward. It’s an action game. It therefore requires good reflexes in order to move forward. It is also a shooter and it carries an RPG style. That is, there is a system to make the character better.

Local game modes

The game can be played alone in order to make the main campaign.

Online gaming modes

This game is made so that the campaign can be played in cooperative mode online.

We can play in online mode with strangers, online with our friends, in a server with only our friends and we can play it alone.

This game can be played online and supports cross-play. That is, you can play with people from different platforms and not just one platform. This has not always been easy to do.


There are no announced expansions for this game yet.


The game is very interesting for all fans of the video game. It touches on very important and topical topics, while introducing a fantastic world where we can cooperate with our friends on various platforms. A touch well appreciated in the community.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the site of Square Enix