This game is rated PEGI 18
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
blood-splatter, decapitation, dismemberment, extreme violence, gore, kill, killed, splashes of blood and stabbed.
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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.
The set-up is that humanity's efforts to colonize an alien planet has failed. A mysterious storm foiled efforts to tame the planet and granted colonists superpowers. As you explore you will find human and monsters enemies. Their difficulty increases as you progress and depends on the world level. Into this exploration and combat comes role-playing elements in hubs where you can talk to characters, complete side quests and decide the outcome of conversations.
Players: You can play this with 3 players online. Play single-player or join up to two friends in drop-in drop-out co-op as you tackle the horrors of a hyper-evolved planet.
Cross-Play: You can play with players across Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Stadia platforms.
Outriders: Standard Edition
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
Rated PEGI 18 due to depictions of extreme violence towards human-like characters, and use of strong language. This game contains frequent depictions of extreme violence towards human-like characters, including dismemberment and decapitation. When characters are impacted, there are strong blood and gore effects. Powerful weapons cause characters to explode into large splashes of blood and body parts. The game also includes depictions of violence towards defenceless human-like characters. There are multiple instances in which humans, who are restrained in some way, are tortured or killed. The most notable example occurs when a man, who is restrained by his wrists, is stabbed through his face and then kicked from a moving vehicle. This game also contains frequent use of strong language ('*!@?*').
ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes. Players use machine guns, rifles, and magical abilities (e.g., technomancy, elemental skills) to kill enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are accompanied by realistic gunfire, frequent explosions, and large blood-splatter effects. Some attacks result in decapitation/dismemberment, leaving blood stains and body parts on the ground; alien carcasses and human corpses can also be seen. A handful of cutscenes depict gore and other acts of violence: characters shot in the head at close range; a character impaled through the chest; a man's severed head given to a character. As players progress, they can interact with prostitute characters; some dialogue also references suggestive material (e.g., “How about all the times I wrapped my legs around you”; “I took you from a whorehouse. A little gratitude would be nice.”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in dialogue.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
You can customise what you see on the head up display extensively. This doesn't alter menus or inventory displays though. You can opt for Large Fonts although this doesn't make a very big difference. Damage on you and enemies is signified by audio and visual feedback. There are audio queues when you use your abilities, but there isn't a visual equivalent.
For an overview of these accessibility settings check out the DAGERSystem video by Kyle Abbate.
Our Outriders Accessibility Report details 30 accessibility features:
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