Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Reviews

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
78 / 100
Aug 20, 2019

A lively space-western that sacrifices scale in favour of style.

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Dan Stapleton
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw does a great job of modernizing the spacefighter gameplay of classics like Wing Commander: Privateer and Freelancer.

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8 / 10
Aug 13, 2019

Lose yourself amongst the stars in this excellent space combat and trading sim with a dry, southern drawl.

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Aug 13, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a great arcade space shooter with a lot of style. Unfortunately, it lacks a bit in substance, and expanding the various systems and lore would have taken it from a good game to a great game. However, Outlaw does fill a niche and is an excellent space arcade shooter.

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7 / 10
Sep 3, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw manages to take plenty of familiar elements and whisk them together into a completely original package. The dusty trucker atmosphere combined with the sharp and agile dogfighting gameplay kept me engaged for hours, although the back-tracking and cash grinding wore me out before too long. Even with those issues, there's something special about the aesthetic of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw that demands the attention of anyone looking for some good, dirty spaceship action.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2020

A very nicely done port of a very nice space sim. IF you love the genre, and perhaps love Firefly too, it's a must have.

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Unscored
Aug 13, 2019

Its entry into the cockpit-based, open-world, space-trucking genre puts this game in an arena with some heavy hitters, ambition-wise. Nevertheless, with a development team of five people and a price tag of only £24, it seems fair that it’s less of a world to live in, and more one to visit for a while. And I’ll certainly be coming back here – next time I want to pick a fight.

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75 / 100
Aug 15, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw brings a smaller scope and simplified controls to a sometimes intimidating genre, watering down the grandeur of spaceflight, but making it more fun and accessible at the same time. Its repetitive missions and sparse narrative weigh it down, but its fantastically engaging dogfights make it an easy recommendation.

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70 / 100
Aug 21, 2019

For fans of space flight sims, this game is a beauty to play if only it could be handled with a controller.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

I can’t say enough good things about Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. It’s a sucker punch aimed at all the bloated, morbidly obese space sims out on the market today. Yes, there’s room for them, too. But Outlaw distills the ‘90s space-combat and trading sim into a great-looking, great-playing game for a new generation.

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Aug 21, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw successfully builds upon the first game by introducing an entirely new combat system. This change is a major step forward, and it shows that the developers are putting their resources towards bettering this series. Overall, the rich RPG mechanics mixed with classic space flight make for some deep and engaging gameplay.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a fresh coat of paint on a genre on a tired genre, but while its fun enough to play, other games have already revolutionised what this games seeks to improve upon

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9 / 10
Sep 28, 2020

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a wonderfully well-realised and stylish slice of space-sim action set in a satisfyingly seedy galaxy full of untrustworthy scum and illegal activity. The dogfighting action here is wonderfully tight and engaging thanks to the game's clever auto-pursuit mechanic, resulting in explosive ship-to-ship combat that allows you to get up close and personal, tracking your prey without much of the laborious fuss of other efforts in the genre. Juno Markev may not be the most exciting of protagonists and the story doesn't really come to much in the end, but there's a ton of side missions and a dynamic economy and morality system to keep you busy as you slowly unravel the mystery behind who killed her husband and left her for dead. Overall, this one's an easy recommendation for space-sim fans, dogfighting fiends and anyone else looking to indulge their inner space rebel.

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Aug 15, 2019

For a game set in space, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is rich in atmosphere. While some activities are a bit of a letdown, there's a lot of gratification in cashing in a hefty profit from a lengthy space-truckin' session.

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ACG
Top Critic
Buy
Aug 13, 2019
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8 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Oulaw changes genres from its predecessor and manages to make a fun, compelling experience with a lot of customization options and an accessible way for nearly anyone to play.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2020

This is a sprawling space-sim RPG that builds excellently on the path tread by its predecessors. The Switch version, while not without some hiccups, is highly impressive. While yes the sharp uptick in difficulty found in the primary questline is a bit jarring, so long as you're willing to put in the time it can be overcome.

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GameGrin
Joshua (Shnook)
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a fun and addicting space combat game with an amazing soundtrack. However, controls can be really weird without a game controller and playing it for the first time is very daunting unless one watches a 40 minutes long introductory/tutorial video.

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Aug 12, 2019

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is one of the best space sims of recent memory, with a strong narrative, fast-paced combat, and amazing music with few stumbles.

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Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane
Top Critic
7 / 10
Aug 11, 2019

Anyone who likes the idea of being a bounty hunter in space will enjoy their time with Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. Just don't expect the casino to blow you away.

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