FLASHOUT 2, the sequel to the highly-acclaimed anti-gravity racer FLASHOUT 3D is finally here! Get into one of many ultra-fast ships and use your arsenal of rockets, guns, bonuses and upgrades to fight your way to victory!
User reviews: Mixed (148 reviews) - 61% of the 148 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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NOW WITH FREE ADDITIONAL CONTENT - MP3 music tunes and wallpapers (refer to game manual for details)!

FLASHOUT 2, the sequel to the highly-acclaimed anti-gravity racer FLASHOUT 3D is finally here! Get into one of many ultra-fast ships and use your arsenal of rockets, guns, bonuses and upgrades to fight your way to victory!

FLASHOUT 2 offers a fresh and addicting racing experience featuring a redesigned and enhanced Career Mode with story elements, massive improvements in matter of steering, physics, opponent’s AI, and other gameplay elements, an Online Multiplayer Mode and introduces completely new and exciting game modes, such as Destruction, Elimination and Versus!

FLASHOUT 2 also features high-quality colorful graphics, some of the best and most accessible controls to allow you to focus on pure action, amazing licensed electronic music and game controllers support! Additionally the game offers a unique interactive equalizer, that analyzes in-game music and accordingly determines, in real-time, what the visual effects look like!

Features and highlights:

  • Amazing racing experience!
  • Addicting and enhanced Career Mode!
  • Free Online Multiplayer with different game modes!
  • Licensed electronic music!
  • 10 highly-detailed futuristic circuits (Los Angeles, London, Paris, Warsaw, Moscow, Frankfurt and more)!
  • Dozens of challenging races!
  • New and unique game modes (Destruction, Elimination, Versus)!
  • Upgradeable, super-fast ships!
  • Weapons and guns!
  • Precise, fun and awesome controls!
  • Many cool and useful bonuses!
  • Clever AI, adapting to your style of play!
  • Interactive Equalizer – music affects graphics!
  • Gorgeous visual effects!
  • Several control layouts!
  • Steam Achievements!
  • Facebook and Twitter integration!
  • Certified game controllers support!
  • FREE EXTRA CONTENT: 13 MP3 FLASHOUT 3D music tunes!
  • FREE EXTRA CONTENT: 3 HD FLASHOUT 2 Wallpapers!
  • And more!

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 2.33 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 2.33 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
The game is broken, don't buy even on big sale.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
Decent fun indie racing game. However I can't recommend this game because the game economy's is not balanced at all for a paid game. The prices seem to be inflated like there were supposed to be in app purchases but the pc version does not. Upgrading/buying a new car is mandatory to proceed but unless you want to grind forever don't bother. Also multiplayer is dead... I like the soundtrack tho
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2015
At first, Flashout 2 seemed like a rather fun little racing game to play. It almost reminded me of a less complex variation of FzeroX for the N64. It was pretty fun for a few races. Then the glitches started pouring in. The basic AI functionality seems flawed to its core. Some races are unwinnable as AIs hit the improbability drive to appear at the finish line while others appear to forget that they left their parking breaks on at the race's start line. Normally I could find some of this forgivable, however once I made my way to the proverbial final boss level... Well the level just wouldn't load. I tried reloading it several times and changing every setting I could to no avail. This kind of coding error is unforgivable. Very disappointed and a bit suprised at how poorly this game was made for the PC.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
Not as good as I expected.
Or was my expectations are too high? I'm really not sure.

For 0.99€, it's not a bad deal. But I don't think i'l play with this again.
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78 of 94 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
Wipeout is a series I only recently discovered, but almost instantly fell head over heels in love with. Unfortunately, it's also a series that's been almost entirely confined to itself, with little in the way of similar games to be found on other platforms, and whose future looks incredibly bleak with the shutdown of its developer, Sony Liverpool. As such I've been clamoring to find something to fill this soon to be gap, and the unapologetic clone that is Flashout 2 seemed like a good stopgap while I waited for a more fleshed out experience. How very, very wrong I was to assume even that much.

If you've (sadly) never gotten the chance to play Wipeout, it's a futuristic racing game set at an absurd speed as you careen through gravity defying courses, shooting off missiles and hitting speed boosts along the way to fend off competitors. Flashout 2 recreates this almost exactly, but what it loses is everything that makes Wipeout such an addictive, visceral game in the first place.

First on the chopping block are the controls, which have the dubious honor of being among the most unnecessarily convoluted control schemes of any game I've ever played. Every pickup is tied to a different button (or direction on the analog stick), and these are explained through a horrendous button map screen and almost hilariously bad tutorial, which couldn't even be bothered to remove the "tap the screen" text from the original mobile version.

Secondly, the racing itself is plagued by extreme repetition and a noticeable lack of any sense of speed. Each of the games ten tracks are almost entirely indistinguishable from each other, and are so plainly designed that I was already tired of them the first time around, let along the hundreds you'll be seeing them throughout the campaign. The different ships you can pilot all feel more or less identical, with the only difference being each is slightly faster than the last and takes more to blow up, but even when you're flying at seemingly impossible speeds it doesn't feel like you are. Flying through races in Flashout 2 is unbelievable dull and tame in what it attempts, which for a game that bills itself upon light-speed futuristic racing is a huge problem.

Further to this point, the handling is especially odd, with a bizarre alignment problem that feels halfway between an overly controlling assist and another person trying to steer your vehicle at the same time. It's awkward and I have no explanations for why it is how it is, or what reason the developer could have for making it this way (assuming it's not simply another of the many bugs of the game). Online multiplayer is a joke, lacking any way to invite friends, and opting to use your PC's name instead of your Steam handle.

Graphically there's a lot happening on screen, but none of it is particularly impressive. Textures are blurry and simple, and the color pallet virtually unchanged from every race in the game. Particle effects lack any power behind them, seeming more like excessive lens flare than explosions. If there is anything nice I can say about the game, it would be that the soundtrack is actually not half bad, and in another context I might actually enjoy listening to it.

I had high hopes for Flashout 2, despite its always questionable mobile origins, but it failed on a fundamental level to deliver even a small dose of the excitement I get whenever I play the series that "inspired" it. Even taken by itself, there's nothing fun or impressive about anything Jujubee S.A. has done, and the more I dug into it the lazier they seemed, with an abundance of bugs and mobile-port carryovers that have no business in a PC version.

At this point I guess it's time to make another sacrifice at Sony's altar and hope they bring Wipeout back, because this just isn't cutting it.

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