Outriders features an awesome blend of old school Lucasarts-style adventuring and real-time beat ‘em up combat that sees you playing a member of a biker gang in a dystopian cyberpunk future.
In Outriders you take on the role of Rast, a tough member of the Outriders Motorcycle Club who smuggles to survive in the wastelands of a futuristic cyberpunk world. It’s a world where only the powerful have privileges and the only way to be free is to live out in the wastelands, away from the corruption of the cities.
The current build of Outriders takes place in a grimy old bar in the middle of nowhere and sees you and your robotic buddy, 50N1, attempting to track down and reap vengeance on a gang boss named Rotte. To do this you’ll need to use a mixture of conversation, puzzle solving and good old fashioned violence.
Although it’s not played with a mouse, the majority of the game plays like a traditional Lucasarts-style point and click adventure, with you chatting with other characters, picking up useful items and solving puzzles. However things shift up a gear when you end up in a fight, with the game turning into a side scrolling beat ‘em up with you able to punch, uppercut, block, run and shoot in real-time.
It’s early in development, but Outriders is already a very promising game. The fantastic pixel art animation, witty dialogue, quirky characters, interesting puzzles and challenging arcade beat ‘em up combat all blend to create a superb old school cyber punk biker adventure. You really won’t regret taking this one for a ride.
Download The Outriders Alpha Here (Windows)