Redout: Space Assault: SuperParent First Look

Monday, January 25th, 2021 10:39 am

Complete missions in this fast-paced shooter set in the far future.

Redout: Space Assault is an arcade-style shooter set in space, which challenges players to complete missions in the far future during the colonization of Mars. The game is the prequel to the original Redout, a futuristic racing game.

In Redout: Space Assault, you’ll be able to complete a single-player campaign that’s split into different chapters and levels. Each level has a set of objectives to complete, and you can replay stages to complete any objectives you may fail to complete the first time around.

During levels, your ship will automatically accelerate and shoot at enemies in your line of sight. In addition, in many levels, your ship will automatically “steer” itself through the environment, leaving you to focus on moving left, right, up, and down to avoid enemy fire and other obstacles. While your ship’s main weapon will fire automatically, the ship is also equipped with missiles that you can fire manually.

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Your ship has two health bars related to its shield and hull. When you take damage, it will be applied to the shield first until it’s fully depleted. At that point, your hull will begin to take damage. If you run out of health, you’ll respawn and can continue the mission. Or, if you avoid taking damage for a few seconds, your shield will respawn, giving you additional protection.

While each stage has a main, story-based objective to complete, other objectives are optional. For instance, one may ask you to defeat a certain percentage of enemies in a stage, while another may ask you to complete a level without ever being hit by an enemy missile, and so on.

You’ll earn an in-game currency called “Tokens” for each objective you complete, and you can spend these Tokens on upgrades for your ship’s hull, shield, weapon, and missiles. You can also collect Tokens by flying into them during missions.

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In addition to Tokens, you’ll receive cards at the end of each stage, which can apply different bonuses to your ship (for instance, one card may boost your ship’s hull). You can only take a single card with you into each mission, and the cards you leave behind are converted into additional Tokens.

Finally, you can customize the look of your ship by choosing from a variety of paint themes and colors between missions.

Redout: Space Assault is now available on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $9.99. The game was previously released on Apple Arcade, Apple’s game subscription service. Redout: Space Assault is rated E10+ for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.

While Redout: Space Assault is family-friendly, the game features fast-paced, sometimes chaotic action, so it may not be for everyone.

Check out 20 minutes of Redout: Space Assault gameplay on Switch in our video below.

Disclosure: 34BigThings gave SuperParent a code for Redout: Space Assault for coverage purposes.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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