Offensive Combat: Redux Review – PC
Offensive Combat: Redux is a comical first-person shooter with a ton of customization. The idea behind the game is fun. Frag your way to the top and humiliate your opponents along the way. The idea is great, and the execution isn’t terrible. But in the world of battle arenas, I.E. PubG and Battle Royal, it gets left behind.
Offensive Combat: Redux is a fast-paced first-person shooter. There are three modes available in Offensive Combat; Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Deathmatch. It also offers nine different maps, luckily they are different in style so the repetitiveness is not there. The game excels in customization with a massive amount of options to choose from, even a Trump parody.
Where the insanity kicks in are during the gameplay. The player gets rewarded for humiliating your opponent such as teabagging or doing a victory dance over their body.
These celebrations are also very customizable and ranked by time to display your epicness. The only issue is, when ‘dangling your dice’ above your opponent’s head, you’re fair game to get blasted by someone else. This can make it quite hectic at times but worth doing so, especially to snag some extra points. They have the classic “Headshot” announcements but have also added the funny “COCKSHOT”. It is exactly what you think.
There were any game-breaking bugs or glaring issues to be found. The major issue I ran into was, there were no players to play online. I tried multiple times and never found a single player to play with. This was fairly disheartening and stunts this review a bit. Playing with bots wasn’t something to be excited about.
The graphics were decent, slightly dated. The look and feel are much more arcade-like than realistic. The customizations have the most amount of detail and swag to make you smile while playing. Though there isn’t much to gawk at in the maps themselves, they are laid out fairly decently and have multiple elevation levels which allow for a bit more depth in the maps themselves.
(Only skipping story as there is none)
There are some decent modes and maps to play, I can see some people streaming and playing with friends, goofing off. But with the lack of a player base, unfortunately, I can’t see people flocking to this game over and over. Like I mentioned previously if it wasn’t for the recent rise of the battle arena genre it may have a bit more of a player base.
Overall I cannot recommend this game. If it had a much bigger online player base it may be a little different. It does have some fun customizations and ways to celebrate you kicking ass by posing over your victim’s dead body, I don’t feel that it’s enough to pull player base from more competitive games.
Note: GameOctane Editor Jason Germino received a digital copy for the purpose of reviewing this game. Any code or product intended for reviews is distributed to the team to review and stream for our audience.
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+ Tons of customization
+ Decent maps
+ Humiliating your friends is a huge bonus
- Zero Player base
- Can't be offended easily or you'll hate it