Video Game Review: Flashout 3

I need to mention that this game was sent to me as a review code. While I am extremely grateful for the opportunity, this will be an honest review of the game.

Flashout 3 is a combat racing game similar to the F Zero games. This game is available for PC and VR. This review will be based on the PC version.

All images are from screenshots I took in game

I had a blast Flashout 3. The colors, the mechanics, and the music make for a fantastic experience. If you like arcade racing games, you should consider buying this game

The game has a story mode, but it only involves you completing the different circuits. There aren’t any cutscenes except the ones introducing the tracks. You choose from two racers and start with one car and a basic weapon loadout. You unlock more vehicles as you play the game and collect points. You collect points by damaging or destroying the other racers. There are four different types of races: elimination, time trial, destruction, and elimination. Each cup consists of a combination of the four types. The difficulty can be adjusted in the settings. I played on normal and believe it offered enough of a challenge for my skill set. Your mileage will vary.

The game is beautiful and very colorful. The tracks will wind and loop over a breathtaking futuristic landscape. Each track provides its own challenge, making some cars betters suited than others. I did encounter some visual bugs, but none of them were game-breaking. My favorite aspect of this game, however, is the soundtrack. Flashout 3’s collection of electronic is the perfect accompaniment for your race to the top. I am very tempted to buy the soundtrack.

The game offers keyboard, controller, and wheel support. I was partial to the controller because it fit my playstyle. Your mileage will vary. The concept is simple, but the load-outs, tracks, and AI are what make this game unique. It is your job to survive the chaos, but it is also your job to make sure you finish on top. The trick is to find the perfect balance of speed, weapons, and durability for each cup. There was enough variation in load-outs and maps to keep the gameplay from growing stale.

My only complaint is that there is no online multiplayer. It does offer local split-screen races, but I didn’t have anyone to play with, so I can’t speak on how well it runs. This game is worth the $20 bucks, especially if you enjoy battle racers. Check this game out on Steam!

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