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Outcast: Second Contact

A refreshed version of a third-person perspective action-adventure game from 1999. The remake was prepared by Appeal – a reincarnation of the studio responsible for the original version.

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Outcast: Second Contact is a remake of Outcast, a 1999 action-adventure game inspired by Stargate, a popular 1994 movie. Whats really interesting, the remake had been developed by a studio called Appeal a new incarnation of the team responsible for the original Outcast, comprising of some of the original members, including Yann Robert, Franck Sauer, and Yves Grolet (the founding trio).


The plot of the game takes place in 2007, in an alternative reality where the United States send a research probe into space to prove that we are not alone in the universe. Sometime later, the device lands on Adelpha an uncharted planet, and had been destroyed by Talans, an alien tribe native to the planet. The destruction of the device created a black hole that is a danger to Earth. To save the world from imminent apocalypse, the humanity sends three scientists, guarded by Cutter Slade, a seasoned military veteran. The situation quickly goes from bad to worse, as after the group lands on Adelpha, the main hero gets separated from the rest, and proclaimed as messiah and savior from the tyranny of Fa Rhn, a bloodthirsty oppressor ruling Adelpha with an iron hand.


Outcast: Second Contact for PC, PS4 and XONE is a complex game, mixing elements of several genres. The action takes place in an open world, divided into a few large areas, interconnected with travel gates. The creators offer a lot of freedom when it comes to exploration, conversations with the inhabitants of this uncanny world, and completing side quests. Fortunately, the game still finds place to fit numerous arcade sequences in which the game changes into a third person perspective shooter however, the developers left the player some room to decide on how to handle encounters. The creators even found place to incorporate logical puzzles.

Technical Aspects

The biggest change between the 1999 original and the remake is introducing brand new visuals. The developer used an in-house technology to create characters, items, textures, etc. almost from scratch. Additionally, Appeal decided to fix some irritating plot errors, and remade elements such as interface (especially re-arranging the interface windows), controls, or animations. When it comes to content itself the world, plot, etc. Outcast: Second Contact for PC, PS4 and XONE is almost the exact replica of the original game.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 8,6 / 10 based on 101 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 9.9 / 10 based on 12 votes.

PEGI rating Outcast: Second Contact

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Outcast: Second Contact System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz/AMD FX-8300 3.3 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670/Radeon HD 7950 or better
  • 15 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7 4 GHz/AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3
  • 4 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780/4 GB Radeon 290 or better
  • 15 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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