Rebel galaxy outlaw
That’s a big 10-4
Much as we love a good space sim, you could hardly be blamed for finding them a little… dry. Not so in the case of the original Rebel Galaxy, which injected a shot of personality into the genre – and this sequel’s here to turn that up to 11. Think ‘truckers in space’ and you won’t be far wrong: it’s like a more upbeat Alien, with space-borne dive bars, retro-future tech, and an in-game radio playing twangy country music. You’ll smuggle goods across the system, dodging pirates and cops along the way.
The action’s been amped way up, with the first game’s slow battles and third-person view replaced by intense first-person dogfights with an Elite-like view out of the cockpit. It’s a more arcade-y feel than many of its peers, even allowing you to ‘drift’ your ship for cheeky strafes.