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!
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Release Date: Jun 6, 2014
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February 19

Quick note on keyboard and gamepad support!

The game fully supports the keyboard and the gamepad. Please read the game manual for details:

As you can see you do not need to use the mouse to activate powerups or weapons - all of them are mapped on the keyboard and on the gamepad.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you want to use the gamepad make sure to choose it in the game settings or it will not be fully supported in the game!


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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!
  • And more!

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 2.33 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
hmmm.. terrible was my first impression.

having played a few hours, I'd say it's a little better than terrible -


1. States full contoller support and all weapons bar the NITRO seem to work off xbox controller, had to use mouse to kick off the NITRO - kind of annoying!!
2. It's boring
3. Looks like a big screen iOS game {which it is}

Aside from that it is actually quite playable and the music is enjoyable - avoid if you hate repetative racetrack gameplay.

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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Another mobile port brought to steam.
Flashout 2 feels like a free-to-play game, and not a particularly fair one at that.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Really enjoying this game! Not sure why there are so many mixed reviews - it seems like most folks on here are biased against racing games anyway, so I think that's why.

The controller works just fine (there's an options menu off the main menu where you can choose input) and it's got a great soundtrack. Graphics are good enough - sure, it's a mobile port so the graphics *could* be better on your uber:pc but you know what this is a low budget racer and its not like you're paying full whack for it - the graphics are good enough and when you're whizzing down the tracks at a zillion mph you should probably be concentrating on the gameplay instead!!

I got it on sale, so I'm super happy with my purchase but I don't think I'd be too disappointed at full price. It's a very playable fun little arcade game :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
The game controls are responsive and work well , the graphics are pretty cool and the soundtrack is composed of techno which is surprisingly good however the game continues to crash after levels on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit which causes me to lose any changes or progress that I had made since the begining of that particular session. Please fix this issue as it is a blemish on what has otherwise been a good game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I enjoyed Flashout 3D on my Ouya and this one is not disappointing. It is close to being a Wipeout or f-Zero clone but it's mobile roots do show through some times. Better controller support would help too. And for the love of Zeus please turn off the auto-accelerate so it feels like a true racing game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
15 years ago there was a great SW pod racer game. Fo2 has the same feel in terms of speed and turning, but the graphical environments are not as "cool". I understand the criticisms of this game, but for less than serious gamers, Fo2 is quite entertaining. The 1st single race for the Redox trophy has some sort of code bug which causes the player to be trapped within "infinite laps", never going beyond lap 1. Of course I did about 50 laps, made 100,000 ducats, but quit the race, lost the money...I figured out how to get beyond the bug by winning the other 4 races for the tourney after quitting the 1st one. Red Swan is beatable; one just has to be perfect in terms of hitting all the speed boosts, laying mines in the right place, and collecting Nitro powerups. (You can figure out how to do that exactly without me spoiling it completely). Also, Fo2 is much better than the racer simulators found through Linux repositories; using WINE is a security risk, so we linux folks make the best of what games we can currently use for our platforms and flavors. Finally, maps with long straightaways (London) are actually...soothing; there might be a market for driving simulators where the object is to just "chill".
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
not bad but it won't start in offline mode why?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Not really a game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
It's a bit Poo, does not have full controller support, have to use the mouse sometimes. I got bored after 10 minites, was expecting someting more exciting.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
75% wasn't quite enough off, bad laucher and a mouse required to use power ups..

But it's good to see a game like Wipeout about.
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74 of 90 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person 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.

You can read more of my writing on Kritiqal.
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56 of 65 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
This is a mobile game, do not be fooled. The original controls are for tilting an iPad back and forth and it shows. The racing is very bad. There is no acceleration. The sound effects are stilted, the music is generic, the cutscenes are sub-par, the lighting is over-saturated.

And it has a generic Unity Settings Launcher, which is just tacky.

Is this a good replacement for Wipeout? No.

Is this a good racing game? No.

Does this make it a bad game overall? No, but definitely feels disingenuous to bring this to the PC platform.
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
Don't get this game! It reminded me alot of the old Wipeouts from PS1 and looked well presented ,and faithful to its obvious inspiration, on the store page. Alas it seems like a bad port from mobile platforms, atleast it is presented like it and plays just as bad. The gameplay is basically done for you, you can't even turn around on the damned track if you wanted to. It basically auto steer's and aims the same. I came wanting a game faithful to the old wipeouts, and the advertisements promised it, and were presented pretty well, but not at all reflected the actual gameplay. In all, plays like a bad mobile port, presented like one too (on a platform that shouldn't), is completely devoid of any challenge and gamplay that would have bought most people here, and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥izes it's inspiration.
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24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
This game's got released too early and it's not ready yet. For a 300MB game it needs a lot of RAM, FPS drop a lot even though my PC is quite decent, achievements don't work at all (any progress you make by firing rockets,killing enemies is not tracked)
Well, this game might have/ have had a potential but I think I lost 90 minutes of my life playing and trying to figure it out.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Have you ever played or at least heard of the games Wipeout, or F-Zero? Well Flashout 2 is a lot like those games. You race on a track and have weapons and stuff to shoot at other people. Its fast pace and the weapons are generally decent.

The controls are a little annoying, but it was a port from a mobiles and was just released so that will hopefully change. Even if it doesn't the game is still very playable and fun.

The AI is pretty good, but I'm sure going up against humans will be more fun.

This is a fun game to either go though the campaign or just jump into and have a couple of quick races.

I'd give this game a 7.5 out of 10. There is room for improvement, but even if it just stayed like this is a great game. Pick it up once you get a chance if you like racing games, I really don't think you will be disappointed in it. Though just to make sure always check out some gameplay video for it on youtube.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
This game is decent if you get it for Android but definitely not for PC.

Bad features: annoying music(it becomes that after some time), no explanation of who the characters are, I guess this is one of the games that you just run and play, but if they show some characters in there they should at least explain about them, also as I see in the store page some characters appear in screenshots, but don't be wrong there is no explanation of who they are, and I didn't saw most of them also even playing the game, lack of basic things in options like language change, bugs(developers tend to fix them, but still there are), not good race system, little confusing menu, and dead multiplayer.

Good things about the game, it has controller support, achievements, Steam Trading cards.
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27 of 47 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
I was a heavy player of wipeout HD/Fury on PS3...

Technically, the only thing ok for the game is the FPS which is sustain 60 fps.
(come on guys, where is the 64bits native build!)

The gameplay seems not finished, or is quite strange. Basically, you must not miss the speed pads, there is no real 0-gravity flying mechanics/physics to master, that's dangerous, because it would make the game quite uninteresting.

I have a few rendering bugs on the radeon open source driver (radeonsi).

The music is ok, the 60 fps is ok or course, but the GFX is poor, *really* poor. Wipeout HD/fury is rendered on a 10 years old GPU and it looks 100 times better and runs at 60 fps too, come on guys!

Conclusion: there is still a ton of work to do to bring that game "up to speed". I'll check it on a regular time basis, meanwhile I cannot honestly recommend it.

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
I would like to say that I like the game. If you like arcady racers you will enjoy it. However, I have just bought flashout 2 so that a friend and I would have a game to play together. I am currently using an XBOX 360 controller to play the game. As I traverse the menu's they can be a bit clunky and sometimes it selects the wrong thing. I have no way of inviting my friend to join my match. We queued together several times and it was working great. Now, we select to join a match and we just sit for 50 seconds without our computers finding eachother. This is a real problem for me considering the reason I bought it was for the multiplayer aspect. I hope they are able to address the issue soon.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2014
Great game!
It is not a game for hardcore players, It's a game for people who want to turn off their minds.
Big LCD TV screen + gamepad and just ride.
No stress, dissatisfaction, just ride.

Do not want you to read the book? There is nothing on TV but you do not have the mood for a challenging fight in the RTS or FPS? This game is for you.

Nice graphics, good music. Only price should be below € 5.
Price Under € 5 - buy it. Otherwise, 50-60%
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
This game is great! It totally reminds me of playing Extreme-G, and F-ZeroX back in the day. If you are looking for a realistic racing game, this isn't for you. You don't slow to a stop when you hit a wall, which I think is great. There are lot of other games that can eliminate your pace by edging a tire on the grass, but this game is fast the whole time. It's all in what you are looking for, and being that I prefer all sorts of racing games this is another one to add to my favorites. It's bright, fast, and has good music to race to. I'd rate this 8.5/10 as it is very worthy of racing enthusiasts and novices alike.
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