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  • genre action / adventure / horror
  • download size 2.8 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 188 user ratings.
  • release date September 4, 2013
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages Audio and text: English. Text only: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian-Portuguese, Polish, Japanese.
  • developer / publisher Red Barrels / Red Barrels
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • Stealth-based gameplay, with parkour-inspired platforming elements.
  • You are no fighter - if you want to survive the horrors of the asylum, your only chance is to run... or hide.
  • Outlast’s setting and characters are inspired by real asylums and cases of criminal insanity.


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.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 - (64-bit), Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3xxx series, 5 GB of HD space, Controls: keyboard and mouse. Compatibility notice: 32 bit systems are not officially supported, but should work if configured to provide 3GB of user-mode address space. See Patched to version 2

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Horror that is actually scary!

Posted on 2013-11-01 01:05:40 byethaninja's avatarethaninja:

I've played all different horror games. Matter of fact, I would consider myself a veteran of horror. To the point where I have become completely desensitized by the monotonous jump scares that tend to riddle most games these days. No more, are there atmospherically pleasing moments, or tension building up without any major pay off. It's all just, round the corner, *BOO!*, next corner,read more *BOO!*.
Yes I'm looking at you Dead Space and F.E.A.R(I mean seriously, warn the players before there is a scary bit?)
Outlast is perfect in every aspect. You feel so helpless, in a condensed insane Asylum. You look wide-eyed into a dark corridor as you plead to the game to not make you have to go down there. But not EVERYTHING in this game is out to get you, even though it feels like it is. That's what makes it great. You are unsure and vulnerable at the best of times. Just waiting for the next thing to happen.
The developers did a great job at tricking the player at times. corridor)
The controls are great, you can move fluidly around the environment, and the graphics are incredible! But the atmosphere, oh the atmosphere, I just want to get out of this place, but my curiosity drags me down to the depths of hell even further. All in all, a great game from an indie developer, making excellent use of the Unreal Engine.

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Great start, week middle

Posted on 2013-12-21 11:33:25 bySiightt's avatarSiightt:

When I first started up until the mid point, everything was good, in fact, I could even feel the tension and fear. However, around midway, they added more and more chase scenes...which if you end up dying a few times, it completely removes all tension. All of a sudden it's more about trying to figure out the correct path they're trying to make you go...fear leaves and is replacedread more by a tedious expedition of finding the single path to make it through.
I wish they had of simply kept the atmosphere up...

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Posted on 2013-11-02 01:08:55 bybrickiemart's avatarbrickiemart:

It's a great game that does horror well. It's up there with (if not surpassing) the Fatal Frames, Eternal Darkness, and Amnesia. The camera night-vision view is very reminiscent of the first two Spanish [Rec] films (awesome flicks). There are a lot of jump scares, which normally I hate in horror movies, but having the control as the player really adds to the tension.
Knowingread more you're controlling the action and walking yourself into a situation where something will rattle the hell out of you makes for a very anxious and suspenseful experience. This game makes you feel everything good horror should make you feel.

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