We take a look at Positech’s epic space battle strategy game Gratuitous Space Battles which comes complete with various expansions including the recently released The Outcasts DLC which adds a new race and plenty of new components for ships. Check out our video review of the game and be sure to take a look at The Outcasts extras.
The Outcasts DLC includes the following:
10 New ships. 4 Cruisers 3 Frigates and 3 fighters, all in a new graphical style by the same artist who did the original GSB artwork. The outcasts ships are generally of the saucer-configuration, with no shortage of engines and the odd ominous pulsing glow of their power generators…
6 New ship equipment modules:
The outcasts have developed a number of innovative technologies not available to other races. Most famous is their holographic ‘decoy projector’, a cruiser module that projects a holographic copy of the hosting ship used as a decoy to attract enemy fire. They also have access to unusually long ranged sniper-lasers for their frigates, and outcast’s frigates are the only vessel able to use the ‘multi-target tractor beams’ which are highly sophisticated units capable of trapping multiple enemy fighters in their beams simultaneously.
Other new modules include the slow-then-fast moving twin-stage missiles which are harder to shoot down, the souped up solar power collector and the deadly and rapid-firing pulse gun, the ideal anti-fighter weapon to use alongside those cunning new tractor modules.
2 New Scenarios. Two new maps for you to fight against the outcasts (in three difficulty modes each), and to use in online challenges. Obviously you can use the race in fighting any existing maps, from any other DLC or the base game.