Outlast

Outlast

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$2.78

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Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret... if you dare. Synopsis: In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity�...
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Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret... if you dare.

Synopsis:

In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now.

Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.

Outlast is a true survival horror experience which aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind.

Features:

  • True Survival Horror Experience: You are no fighter - if you want to survive the horrors of the asylum, your only chance is to run... or hide
  • Immersive Graphics: AAA-quality graphics give players a detailed, terrifying world to explore
  • Hide and Sneak: Stealth-based gameplay, with parkour-inspired platforming elements
  • Unpredictable Enemies: Players cannot know when - and from where - one of the asylum’s terrifying inhabitants will finally catch up to them
  • Real Horror: Outlast’s setting and characters are inspired by real asylums and cases of criminal insanity

Warning:

Outlast contains intense violence, gore, graphic sexual content, and strong language. Please enjoy.

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terrifying from the start, the atmosphere alone is enough to have you on edge but add that with the creepy silence and occasional loud creaking footsteps and you're absolutely shitting it each step.

the fact that it's not just jumpscares around every corner but rather occasional glimpses of figures in the distance ect paired with jumpscares makes it so you never know what's coming next.

thoroughly recommend this game if you enjoy horror games.
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Well, first of all, I should point it out I'm giving this a thumb up only because of the awesome thrills and chills I've had during my insane runs. It was amazing and good enough to outweigh the bland feeling during the casual walkthrough I had before that. Yes, the jumpscares and occasional heart-stopping moments will be there but not plenty, atmosphere blends into you and never leave you till it's done. If you're fan of a constant threat and anxiety, straying in the dark and losing conscience over an enemy reaching you from behind you might actually like it.
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I can safely say that Outlast made me jump out of my chair more often in its four-hour descent into Hell than any other game ever has. It's a tense, brutal trek that strips you of any power to defend yourself as you try to avoid the deranged mental patients that roam the halls of this horrifyingly gorgeous world.You'll run, hide, and just generally be terrified as you discover the horrors that reside within Mount Massive Asylum. But in between the wealth of scares and beautiful environments, Outlast has a tendency to bog down via uninspired mission objectives and a few disappointing design choices.

From the get-go, Outlast is one of the best-looking and sounding survival horror games to date. Everything from the dynamic lighting to a fantastic soundscape work together to keep you on edge every second of the experience. On both PC and PS4, I dreaded entering any new areas or opening any closed doors for fear of what lurked in the dark unknown. Little details that are often forgotten in games, like leaving a trail of bloody footprints after stepping through a pool of blood, really help sell the illusion that Mount Massive is an actual place.

But for as great as the world looks, the character models are represented with a bit less fidelity. They're not bad per se, but certain enemies that appear terrifying from a distance lose quite a bit of their terror when viewed up-close. You'll also notice quite a bit of enemy repetition during the latter half of the campaign. That being said, you'll probably be too busy running away like a maniac to notice most of the time.

You're ostensibly powerless in Outlast, meaning that your main tools for survival are running and hiding. Barreling down a hallway with a beast right on your heels, bursting through a series of doors when you have no idea what's on the other side, and eventually finding a closet to hide in and evade your pursuer provides a fantastic and terrifying thrill. And once enemies begin tearing apart rooms and opening closets in search of you – yep, you can imagine just how nerve-wracking this game gets.

Your guardian angel in Outlast comes in the form of a camera with a night-vision setting. Much of the asylum is bathed in darkness, so you'll be viewing a lot of the world through a bright-green lens. This helps create a great sense of tension, which is heightened by the fact that the camera runs on batteries that need to be found throughout the environment. Outlast forces you to be conservative with your resources, as running out of juice in a particularly dark area forced me to have to reload a prior save file and replay a good chunk of a level. This punishment seemed severe at the time, but ultimately acted as a lesson in how careful planning was essential in order to survive in this world.

Where Outlast bogs down a bit is when it tries to shoehorn typical game design elements into the horror experience. Slowly making your way through a dank basement crawling with enemies is great – but having to activate three generators in order to restore power to the area? Not so much. While I'm not against the "find three things" structure of many games, its place in Outlast had a tendency to momentarily pull me out of the experience and squash tension.

Also, the fact that your character has no way of defending himself means that if you're discovered and cornered by one of your pursuers, you're probably going to have to restart that section. I found myself dying in specific encounters multiple times until I memorized the level layout and enemy patterns. That's not terribly out of the ordinary for a stealth game, but Outlast's strength is in its well-paced horror, and repetition dulls that power. Instead of being terrified, I was simply annoyed that I had to keep dying in order to figure out how to solve certain environmental puzzles.

Thankfully these moments were far outnumbered by long stretches of tense, satisfying exploration which rewards you with a well-written and unsettling story. Diligent searching reveals numerous notes and diaries that help flesh out tragic tales of mental patients tortured by villainous scientists, and that provides a surprising bit of heart to this bloody tale. It's also one of those horror games that works both when you're playing it alone in the dark, as well as having a group of people gather around the television and experience the scares together.

Verdict

Outlast can stand proudly as a unique and terrifying survival horror game. Unlike many modern horror games, it remembers that the most frightening monsters are those that you can't kill, but have to flee from, and it creates an outstandingly creepy atmosphere that rendered me defenseless against its many well-paced jump scares. Annoying design choices and forced moments of repetition have a bad habit of spoiling the mood, but between them is an experience that's scary as all hell.

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Absolutely my favorite horror game to date..Red Barrels have done a fantastic job combining an intensely disquieting setting, a unique visual look, and an incredibly effective camera gimmick to ensure that nobody escapes Mount Massive without a few nightmares..
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great game although hard at times its really enjoyable and its great quality-price. I will buy the second one after i completely play through this one, great story line and scary elements, ill list my pros and cons
  • great graphics
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The game itself is really scary and spooky, beacuase of the invorement and the music. I finished the game in 3 days, it was kinda a small game but its scary! I recomend to everyone who loves scary! I love it.
  • Charaters
  • Place
  • Scary
  • small game
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It's great to play this game after 4 years. I'm a insane speedrunner, i beat whistleblower and the original on insane, my record at speedruning is 58 minutes. I explored mount massive and there are more stuff in it then expected.
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I am deeply, completely in love with horror games, I've played most of them and (almost) nothing compares to Outlast I and its DLC, Whistleblower. It's perfectly terrifying and, at the same time, perfectly splendid. I've finished it twice now (both of them) and will probably return to it again some time in the future. Definitely recommending to all fellow horror-lovers, you will not be disappointed!
  • terrifying, nightmare-inducing, a true horror experience
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One of the most terrifying games I've ever played.
If you're looking for a good horror game, I guess that Outlast might be the one you're looking for. The fact that you can't defend yourself in any way makes it even "worse" (in a good way!).
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The best site I can recommend! The code arrived quickly and there was nothing wrong with it. If you want a good game and i can only recommend this site cheaply! # i n s t a n t g a m i n g # i n s t a n t g a m i n g
  • Fast
  • Nothing
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Pretty Damn Terrifying. I actually shidded. Its that bad... Have I reached the minimum character left? Dammit. 89 characters left and not its 57 or I mean fifty seven. hehe now its eighteen B) But yeah overall the game is superb.
  • Too Damn Scary
  • Too Damn Scary
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Love the classic horror game decided to buy it again on PC, fast & easy delivery and purchase.
I highly recommend this game to people who just wanna play a good horror game, its not the longest game but its really fun.
  • Quick Service
  • Fun Game
  • None
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I have an hour on record playing this game and have hardly made any progress - not because there is anything wrong with the game itself, but because this game is terrifying. Maybe I'm just a wimp, but my friend who sat with me while I played is a horror fanatic, and even she was on edge and screaming every time there was a jumpscare!

The game's concept is brilliant; I like the fact you can only hide or run away from enemies. This makes it even more terrifying. I highly recommend playing...if you can handle it.
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