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.
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Very Positive (267 reviews) - 94% of the 267 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Sep 4, 2013

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“Easily one of the scariest games I've ever played”
9.5/10 – Bloody Disgusting

“"...what (Outlast) can definitely claim to be is a great game... It’ll also intrigue, terrify and surprise you. Outlast is not an experiment in how games can be scary, it’s an exemplification...”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Outlast is the perfect nightmare. ...it's absolutely petrifying. I love it”
4.5/5 – Joystiq

About This Game

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.

System Requirements

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    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 - 64 bits
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 6850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 750M / Intel Iris Pro 5200 / Radeon HD 3xxx
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 6850
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12 / Fedora 20 / Steam OS
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 750M / 9800GTX / Radeon HD 3xxx. OpenGL 3.2+
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14 / Fedora 21 / Steam OS
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 6850. OpenGL 4.x+
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
699.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This is by far the best survival horror I've ever played! The atmosphere, the music, and its original storyline is amazing in this chilling adventure. As you investigate Mount Massive Asylum, you are on the edge from the moment you begin to the very end. Repeated playthroughs are always fun for this game too. In all honesty I'd give this game a 10/10, because it's just THAT good. It doesn't have to be scary, but a feeling of calmness is very rare for this game. Also, try out the DLC (Whistleblower), it's a tiny bit shorter than the main game but it still gets your heart pumping. Someone will keep calling you darling, too.

Persoanl Rating: 9/10
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
10/10 would sob uncontrollably while hiding under medical beds again.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Alt+f4 simulator, try it
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Do us all a favor and play this game with headphones, in the dark, by yourself, and of course, with a can of vanilla coke and some chips. You'll thank me later or you'll haunt me for the rest of your life and the remainder of mine.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
BEST HORROR GAME EVER!!!<3 <3 <3

SCORE : 100000000000000000000000000000000000000 / 10


I only play games that are realistic or Artistic! or simualtor!! i dont believe in ghost and ♥♥♥♥ but i do love the horrfic , Dark or thrilling Space and drama there like say " Jurassic park "

i've also tried few horror games thinking of space, alanwake, Fear, Thing and silent hill, Alan awake was total ♥♥♥♥ i gave up, Fear just jump scares and was so repetative non sense , Thing was osom for me until i saw damn speices evrywhere, silent hill ~ ghosts and ♥♥♥♥ i gave up!! i also fall for jump scares actually i love that feeling!!! havent played any horror games other than these except few games without hands on screen which i hate so much!!! but then friend of mine recommended this game saying Best horror games and no ghost!!!!!!! next second i bought this game and gave a try....

My First Review!!!


This game is Gold!!!

AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEE!!

REALISTIC ~ No GHOST~~~ Most importantly You cannot ATTACk anyone :)

Just you and the camera!!! guys who know or read about secret experiments like sleep experiments will love this game..




++++ STORY
++++Characters+Voice acting
++++MUSIC ( expecially on DLC )
++++SOUND
++++Lighting ( Had Dark setting - completely Black )
++++Atmosphere
++++Gameplay
++++ never experienced any glitch in the game
++++ You are left alone on dark space without any clues , any gadgets , map u dont have to break your head for that too its kinda easy just have to remember few spots ( which is more plus for the game ) u can actually view objective wid some key but i never wanna interrupt my game so i never pressed any key i honestly dont know
++++ Collectables u really need extra GUT for that :P
++++ Best DLC
++++Best Villains
++++Crazy moments
++++Not so much gore
++++ Very Few jump scares / which i loved so much, i did fall for it first one was unforgettable i threw my mouse
++++ Authentic

++/-- At first u will have no idea where to go or what to do but after a while u ll have clear idea ( i had Fear inside me everytime at first few levels but after a while it went down and became tedious
( especially on DLC )


_ You need to play DLC for get complete satisfaction on story ~ DLC becomes must IMO
_ Same music plays again and again if yu get killed which is kinda irritating- Irritating music
_ I am not thinking of playing it again.. cause i had enough fun fulfillment!!! playing again may bore you im stopping here and will be waiting for OUTLAST 2 like anything!!


PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS :

wait for night time and play only on complete dark ambience****
turn off all lights in the room*************
play this game without any interruptions ( not even cell phones )*********
Dont have anybody with you*****
steam notification sound might scare or disturb u sometimes so :p


******* Please play on wid your Home speaker system ( properly balanced surround system ) / I did not like on head phones / So i strongly recommend home sound systems ********

******* Whistleblower DLC is must**************
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Great for testing anxiety meds. 10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Outlast

You play as this one dude that has camera, but smarter than the dude with a camera on the Slendarman games. You walk into this Asylum to investigate, despite knowing the dangers you'll face, you decided to bring just camera. No knife, no bandage, nothing to defend yourself. You continued walking towards the gate and into the building. The offices look pretty decent, decent enough that you can actually work in it, but you are an investigator, not an office worker.

The guy you're playing as seems to have an history about murder and rarely being surprised by dead bodies. Truth be told, you don't have a memory about your past. You're one of the protagonist who can live and finish the game without knowing you're very own history.

You meet several people, knowing that they are from an insane asylum, you believed what they say anyways and followed their order. Some want to kill you, some just ignore, and some just ask you to do stuff for them. Congrats, you just became the errand boy for them.

When halfway through the game you notice, you started to wonder, why he decided to continue exploring alone rather than going back outside and telling the police. You got enough evidence when you walked to the asylum, what else does the police need to be persuaded? The guy was one of the rejected members of the Mystery Gang where they try solving the case without the police help, that what the guy is trying to prove them that he is a capable member of the Mystery Gang. After he solves the problem, then he call the police.

In the end, you didn't call the police, you called a military group and you got F***** bad

(jk here's the real review)

Outlast does a great job with it environment. The place itself is scary enough that you want to quit the game, when you step outside your car. The people you encounter seems to be easy to avoid by just going far enough out of their AI pathing to make them stop chasing you. Some of the scares are quite predictable and easy to avoid. The story itself is pretty good and has a deeper meaning than you originally thought.

To summarize everything
You're part of the Mystery Gang
Atmosphere is great
The people in the asylum is stupid
You're smarter than the guy in Slenderman

My recommendation for this game: YES/YES
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Getting too much sleep? I've got the perfect game for you!

A defenseless protagonist, an asylum full of psychopaths and some seriously ****ed up imagery. Let the nightmares begin!

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
It is a great horror game I recommend this game to any true horror game lovers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Scariest game I have ever played. Nearly crapped my pants 10/10
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iMSaiyan
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 1
Try not to get scared challenge....can you do it? :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKEHvaNLBfg
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RobBoss
5.0 hrs
Posted: October 1
I don't know why the journalist would enter this facility after taking one step into that place. Be prepared for total darkness and to run and hide from maniacs because that's all you can do. I would recommend waiting for a sale to buy this game as the game playtime is pretty short, but you should definitely buy it if you enjoy survival horror games.

Pros:
+ Great graphics
+ Great voice acting
+ Very creepy sound and music
+ Story was good

Cons:
- Too short for the retail price imo (get it on sale)
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Kayle Solo
0.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
This game was easily the scariest game I think I've seen, and I've seen some scary crap. You try to play a game where you're constantly being hunted down with no break for a quick breath without screaming. See how long it takes.
This game made me quit almost 100 times and I hadn't even been playing 15 minutes. I'm easily startled, what can I say?
This game will make you run home to mommy and daddy if you're faint of heart. I was so close to just hiding in a room. 10/10
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Volcano
11.5 hrs
Posted: October 1
the queen of horror games is right here .. if you want to POOP on your self play this with HEADPHONES on and LIGHTS OFF .... ENJOY YOUR SELF
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T-SHAFE
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 30
The reason I finally built a pc
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DtotheX
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
Man survival horrors are borring if you don't scare easy, onlly way this would be fun is if it had a shoiot load of physics
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ElDuderino
55.6 hrs
Posted: September 30
Another classic like Amnesia. And you need to play dlc. It really concludes the story and just as scary.
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Jon Snow
4.9 hrs
Posted: September 30
Awesome game, ♥♥♥♥ myself most of the time but that was what made it fun
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TotalNuisance
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 30
Very good game
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Ezekiel Shaloma
10.8 hrs
Posted: September 30
lol waste of money game only scares little kiddies. hard to be scared by spooky crazy people. i totally didnt lower the volume, increase the brightness up and turned the lights on while i played this. 0/10 not scary
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