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Outlast

A survival horror action adventure game. It is the debut project of the independent studio, Red Barrels, established by veterans of the gaming industry: David Chateauneuf, Philippe Morin, and Hugo Dallaire.

Adventure | FPP | survival horror | horror | indie games | action adventure

Outlast cover

developer: Red Barrels

publisher : Red Barrels

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

04Sep2013

PC

05Feb2014

PS4

19Jun2014

XONE

27Feb2018

Switch

Outlast for PC, SWITCH and etc. is a FPP survival horror. This is a debut project of Red Barrels, a studio founded by people who had worked on such series as Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Uncharted.

Story

The action takes place in the United States, in asylum located in Colorado. A long abandoned building was bought by Murkoff corporation to open there a research center. In Outlast for PC, SWITCH and etc. you play as Miles Upshur, a journalist who learns about some strange things happening in the facility. To discover the truth, he breaks into the resort and discovers that apart from banned medical experiments also blasphemous rituals take place there. Without any weapons, equipped with a camera and a few spare batteries, Miles enters the building that greets him with bloody scenes of recent massacre. Someone – or something – is killing the facility’s residents and staff while the only living witnesses of these horrific crimes are too disturbed to help.

You cannot get lost playing “Outlast”, because the plot is linear. Therefore, the game does not lose its dynamic.

Gameplay

This is FPP game combining exploration of locations as in adventure games and solving puzzles with arcade elements. The action sequences include escaping and hiding from the enemies. It is recommended avoiding direct confrontation. The enemies are not only ruthless, but also quite intelligent and it takes a lot of skills to survive a meeting with them. Logic puzzles and tasks concern finding switches and valves or keys and magnetic cards.

Technology

Outlast for PC, SWITCH and etc. is inspired by works of Clive Barker and the gore aesthetics. It is packed with violence, blood, guts, severed limbs and mutilated bodies. However, the developers managed not to exaggerate. The atmosphere is created by the imagination of players – developers often do not reveal everyhing, allowing the sound effects and dark graphics do their magic.

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Age Rating

age requirements: 18+

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Quad Core i5 2.8 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GTX 460 or better), 5 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Outlast Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 10 August 2013

This guide to Outlast is a complete walkthrough with and authorial tips on going through specific chapters. The chapters are named after the stages in the game.