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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Release Date: Sep 4, 2013

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"The game unfolds with merely you and your camera. There's no combat, but the atmosphere just sucks you in and jump scares you off to the finish."

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March 31

Now available on Mac & Linux!

After popular demand, we're happy to announce the immediate release of Outlast for Mac and Linux!

You can now explore the mysteries of Mount Massive Asylum on your favorite platform.

Enjoy!

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 5 MB 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
    • Hard Drive: 5 MB 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+
    • Hard Drive: 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+
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
Helpful customer reviews
147 of 185 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
1. Buy This game
2. Get in asylum
3. Scared
4. Delete this game

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71 of 81 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Outlast is a survival horror game that takes place in the Mount Massive Asylum. You are Miles Upshur, a journalist who has come to Mount Massive having received an email from someone within the facility (the main character in Whistleblower) which raised concerns about the safety of the facility and Murkoff, the company who run it. You will not encounter any scary monsters in this game, those who you run from are men, twisted by Murkoff.

A word of warning, this game is extremely graphic and contains some very disturbing scenes, this game is absolutely not appropriate for a younger audience.

+Gorgeous graphics which help add to the immersion of the game
+Interesting setting
+Truly terrifying and not just because of the jumpscares but because of the atmosphere of the game
+The game's sound design is fantastic and helps contribute to the above point
+You cannot fight what you come across in the asylum, you can only run and hide
+Unpredictable enemies makes the game even more scary
+Intense chase scenes
+Outstanding voice acting adds to the immersion of the game
+Some very interesting characters
+The 'people' you come across in the asylum who were once patients feel very real, mainly due to their unpredictability and the voice acting, and it really helps add to the immersiveness and atmosphere of the game

+/-Some very graphic and disturbing scenes, some may find these too much but I feel they help to add to the realism of the game
+/-You don't have time to catch your breath as there are no parts of this game where a scare isn't lurking around the corner

-Very little replay value
-You're gonna need more underwear

Verdict:
9

An outstanding horror experience made great by its atmosphere and characters more than anything. A must have for survival horror fans.

El K.
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54 of 59 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Opens laptop
Opens steam
Opens outlast
Plays for 10 minutes
Closes outlast
Uninstalls outlast
Uninstalls Steam
Closes Laptop
Smashes Laptop with giant hammer
Stomps on it
Throws Laptop out the window
Can't sleep for 1 week
Other than that 10/10 : )
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55 of 63 people (87%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Bought game spent more time paused than playing, went trough 3 door's screamed like a girl wont play again.
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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
A truly great horror game experience that whilst it made use of jump scares, did not rely on them. An engaging story of horror, with a cast of sick and twisted individuals to torment and terrify you.

Set in an insane asylum run by a nefarious group, you play an intrepid reporter, intent on getting a great stroy. Unfortunately for you, it turns out that you are to become that great story, and your aims quickly change to a simpler one: Get Out!

There is a mix of supernatural and pseudo science that has an X-Files feeling to it but at its heart this game is a classic horror experience. You don't fight, you run and you hide. Actually the hide mechanics are pretty good and the 'enemy' AI will keep you on your toes (or cowering under a bed). And the game uses an interesting mechanic in the nightvision mode of the camera. It allowed the game to cover you in darkness and yet still be able to see, albeit not very well, and having to use valuable batteries. But more importantly it somehow made the game feel more real. More like a documentary gone wrong. Something akin to the Blair Witch Project.

If you like horror games, this is a must have.

You can see my playthrough of this game here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFCh-5BXs6M&index=1&list=PLE7DlYarj-Dcgi5vf_vnazG4kzaSqrpjV

And my play through of the DLC (Whistleblower) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI5-KCpqwPs&index=1&list=PLE7DlYarj-DfItvZz_L4yOTgJ6B5UCnQH
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Cure for constipation 11/10
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
THEY WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU!
THEY WILL RUN AT YOU.
THEY WILL FIND YOU WHEN YOUR HIDING.
THEY WILL BREAK DOWN THE MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING DOORS TO GET TO YOU.

NOTHING CAN STOP THEM!
(Except vents, that's a nono zone)
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94 of 139 people (68%) found this review helpful
105 people found this review funny
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Finally found some creatures that are uglier than Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj.


i r8 8/8 m8
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
would play again if i didn't go into cardiac arrest


10/10
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This game is so scary that I'd rather staple my left testicle to a bear's paw and watch it try to slap it off while I furiously masturbate with a cheese grater than play this for another 12 seconds.

11/10 would scare again.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
This isn't a game.
It's a nightmare.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Nope.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Opened a door saw a dead body hanging while creepy music was playing

11/10 wouldnt play this game again
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
OUTLAST what a wonderful awesome horror game.



Dont think that this game will be easy for you , dont think that you will finish this game without any dead... dont think that this game it's one big s.h.i.t.


Never played better horror game, this game it's awesome, If you like horrors you MUST play it . but watch out... this game it's really scary

Outlast utilizes startling imagery and precision timing to make you call to daddy or mammy .

+ / the most important + in game
Graphic
sounds
some really , really scary moments
place of game


Gameplay 10/10 Sounds 9/10 graphic 9/10

10/10

and dont forget about DLC whistleblower ! .... it's scary the same like this... Good luck and Good night

I dont need to say anymore only have fun :D
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
a scary and really tense horror game, there is no combat here so you have to run and hide all the time, which makes it even scarier. tense atmosphere, great story and amazing creepy sounds ( jump scares included too) that adds a lot to the experience. it takes around 5 hours to finish the main game.

so is it worthy of a purchase ? i bet my smelly brown pants it is.

Edit: i have just finished the WhistleBlower DLC, the gameplay is pretty much the same as the main game, but it adds a lot to the story as a prequel and it explains what happens after the ending of the main story. highly recommended for sure.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I thought it's overrated but it's not.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Absolutely terrifying and intense from start to finish. You will feel nothing but fear and horror throughout the entire game, it's simply amazing.

So all my life I've been watching horror movies, read scary novels and what not. Figured Outlast wouldn't be that much of a difference, but it turns out I was wrong. Outlast throws you into the depths of hell by the name of Mount Massive Asylum and really pushes you to the limit. As soon as you pick up the camera and sneak into the building you can feel the intensity rising. You're about to have an experience of a lifetime, in between running for your life, hiding under beds or just screaming like a little girl as you try to find a way out.

The story could have been a bit more polished. At times it was quite confusing what was really going on, could it be I had missed a file somewhere which could explain what just happened? But overall I found it more and more intriguing the deeper I went. The more files I picked up, the more characters I met. Every meeting with a new main character really messes with your mind. They're all twisted in their own little ways, ranging from wanting to cut you to pieces to stitch you back up, eating your flesh or just brutally ripping you apart for their own amusement.

I greatly enjoyed the immersive atmosphere of the game. The distant lights you hoped to be safe, the creeping shadows you tried to hide in. It really felt like you were there, surviving for your own life whilst trying to figure out what really happened in the depths of the asylum.

The Whistleblower DLC
Is definitely a great addition to the game, and it delivers horror in a different way. You're taking the role of Waylon Park, a software engineer who works for Murkoff who is also responsible for the e-mail which brought the reporter, Miles Upshur, to the asylum. Having a completely new perspective on what's going on it still delivered the same, if not more horror on top of an already extremely scary game.

Overall the game gave me an amazing experience I'd recommend to anyone who would like a good scare and/or a great story to throw yourself into. However, keep in mind that it does contain quite vulgar language, gore and a lot of nudity.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Outstanding horror game and one of the best to come out in recent years since Amnesia as far as I'm concerned. Very immersive experience with a true horror feel. Runs very well on PC and looks fantastic. Plot takes somewhat of a backseat but it is compelling nonetheless. Definitely pick this one up if you like survival horror as this one is a gem of the genre.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
This is a very nicely done horror game. I really enjoyed the way the player's body interacted with the environment (holding a hallway corner with your hand as you peek around it, for example). The video camera mechanics were great, too. The type of scariness is similar to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but in Outlast, the enemies have names and personality that makes some of them way more creepy than the servants in Amnesia. Overall, it wasn't quite as scary as Amnesia, due to it's heavily scripted nature. It did have some great adrenaline-pumping chase scenes, though, reminiscent of the good parts of Mirror's Edge. I really enjoyed it.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
A little review of OUTLAST
Genre: Survival Horror

This review is writen in English/Spanish, so if you looking for Spanish Review just Scroll down. Este Review está escrito en inglés/español, así que si gustas leer mi review en español, solo necesitas checar un poco más abajo..

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Got this from a Steam Offer!
(¿Worth it?) Yeah, it was really worth!
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Good points about this game:
+Entertaining
+Decent Graphics
+Good scarejumps
+Night Vision Camera adds a "special effect" to the game
+Survival horror where you can only escape/hide
+6-8 Hours Playtime on Outlast, 2-3 Hours Playtime on Outlast Whistleblower DLC
+Intense chases (yeah, you have to run of a lot of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s)
+Has some thrilling moments

Bad points about this game:
-Relies a lot on jumpscares
-Chases gets really repetitive
-Lack of "scary atmosphere" (What does i mean? Sometimes you just feel you are playing an Action game, not a Survival Horror)
-Some scarejumps are really predictable specially if you have played some games of the genre

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In my personal opinion, Outlast is a "must-play-game" it's good.
Sincerely, i was expecting more "horror" from this game, not really as scary all the ppl thinks.

About the Whistleblower DLC BUY IT!
More Outlast action, so if you liked Outlast you will like the DLC, the DLC is actually more terrifying than the original game, so you will like it a lot!



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Spanish Review. Review en español

Los buenos puntos de este juego:
+Es entrenido
+Gráficos decentes
+Buenos "scarejumps", te saltan personajes de la nada, te aparecen de la nada...
+La cámara y su efecto de visión nocturna, le añaden un efecto especial al juego
+Es un juego survival horror donde solo puedes correr/esconderte
+6-8 Horas de juego en Outlast, 2-3 Horas de juego en Outlast Whistleblower DLC
+Persecuciones intensas (Si, tienes que correr de un montón de hijos de ♥♥♥♥)
+Tiene varios momentos emocionantes

Los malos puntos de este juego:
-Depende muchísimo de los "scarejumps" es decir... el juego depende muchisimo de que te espantan de la nada
-Las persecuciones se hacen algo repetitivas
-Falta de esa atmosfera pesada que generalmente existe en los juegos de terror (Aveces, llegas a sentir que estás jugando un juego de Acción y no un Survival Horror)
-Algunos "scarejumps" son muy predecibles, en especial si has jugado mas juegos del género de Survival Horror

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En mi opinión personal, Outlast es un juego que debes comprar, es bueno.
Sinceramente esperaba un poco más de "Horror" de este juego, no es realmente tan aterrador como toda la gente piensa.

Acerca del Whistleblower DLC COMPRALO!
Mas acción tipo Outlast, si te gusto el juego original te gustará el DLC. EL DLC actualmente es más aterrador que el propio juego, así que te fascinará!
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