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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Overwhelmingly Positive (482 reviews) - 95% of the 482 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (22,004 reviews) - 96% of the 22,004 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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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Overwhelmingly Positive (482 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (22,004 reviews)
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zeusse_leow
( 34.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I have no idea how a horror game can be so attactive before I met this game.

Now I'm waiting for the next episode intently.
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☣ Squid ☣
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is a very unique game and worth the time of every survival horror fan who doesn't mind some adult content. The game takes place in a creepy psychiatric institution and you, a journalist, have no weapons, you have to run and hide from the deranged occupants of the asylum, all you have is a camera that includes a night vision feature which requires batteries to recharge. Anyone who appreciates a good horror game should definately give this one a try, it is highly recommended. I can't wait for the sequel.
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Rockovissi
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
(20 minutes in) Nope!
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la.seaton
( 56.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
nice game good stuff 10/10 would allow to spook me again.
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Commissar Space Wolf
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This Game to this day after 3 years still gives me chills <3
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Waters
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
gOD HELP
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Mr.peaches
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Best Horror i EVER played cant wait for outlast 2!!!!
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Krazy Kevin
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
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look son, its a great game
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PaloKarhu
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I can only play this game in 20 minute increments. 10 little piggies out of 10
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SashaTheBugEye
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Easily one of the best horror games I have ever played :)
There is just the right amount of jump scares. It is also a very atmospheric game! I would highly recommend :)
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jerryk104
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
So I saw this game on a let's play from pew die pie and was very impressed. I must have forgotten about the ending and bought it for myself. I was genuinely scared at moments and very intrigued ... And then I got to the ending and literally yelled....WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥. I was so ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and I almost gave up on everything outlast . then I thought to myself . I know the ending was ♥♥♥♥ING TERRIBLE... But it was a very enjoyable to get there overall this game way top notch.
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AutonomicGuitar
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Ok I am still not able to finish the game.... Simply because it's way to scary to play more than 10 minutes, for the people who never played the game: 10 minutes = 5 heart attacks and 10 loud screams.

I'm going to finish the game soon! Well yeah I hope so...

Oh no I just realise that I bought the DLC :O

10/10 best horror game I ever played!

DISCLAIMER: You will be traumatised and you will never dare to come in an abandoned Asylum or hospital again.
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Potato Of Justice
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
An amazing horror game
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Ne0_Kn1ghT#RoadToSuicide
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I have no more clean underwear.

Enough said, this game scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me.
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Drinking water
( 29.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
this gam3 gives mme the spook tingles
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=S.O.L.U.T.I.O.N™=
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Best horror game ever in my opinion.

Cant wait for the second part.

10/10
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Pthorpe27
( 119.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It was allright :)
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AUAAS
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I keep playing it over and over again, I CAN'T STOP !!!!!
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Shrodinger Put Down My Cat
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This is one of the best modern horror games out there that actually scared me without the cheap usage of screamers. The only real complaint I have is that the gameplay itself is not very varied and it makes the game less scary as you progress. It should have had more varied gameplay instead of adding gameplay variation until the "whistleblower" DLC. The AI is very formulaic and every bad guy is prettymuch the same with diffrent skin textures plastered on. With a bit of courage you can actually learn how to mess with the enemy walkpath and line of sight to beat the game in no time and with no effort. This game rely's on you being afraid to create atmosphere and adrenaline pumping gameplay, but I was laughing more at the endgame enemies rather that running away from them, thus breaking mygame immersion. Still reccomend to average gamers that intend to be scared, but veteren gamers to survival horror games might get a bit bored.
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Kotori Minami
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
ga berani melanjutkan ini game, nanti saja
jantung saya kejer banget di kaget kagetin
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53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Never understood people who write tons of text to express simple things.

You should know only one thing about this game.

It's spooky.

And I mean: spooky walls, spooky sounds, spooky enemies, spooky ugly mugs of those enemies, spooky darkness, spooky doors, spooky valves, spooky windows, spooky beds, spooky ladders, spooky boxes, spooky floors, spooky blood, spooky violence, spooky body parts, spooky scissors, spooky cameras, spooky clothes, spooky absence of women, spooky toilets (the spookiest I've ever seen), spooky monitors, spooky water, spooky fires, spooky bricks, your steps are spooky as well.

Everything is spooky there for sure.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
If you're on the market for ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ yourself every time you pass a wheel chair, this game is for you!

Creepy guys who look like they're dead? Check.
Creepy guys who are ACTUALLY dead? Check.
Perverted priest? Check.
Naked twins wanting your organs? Check.
Sexually deprived psychopaths beatin' it over corpses? Check.
Sexually deprived psychopaths gettin' it on with corpses? Check.
Crazy naked "doctor" cutting off your limbs? Check.
Always running and never being able to fight back? Double check.

10/10 would play this game in the middle of the night again. Q____Q
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
It's a pain in the ♥♥♥ at times especially with batteries running out fast so have a good look out for any lying around! Scare factor was just right. Has it's funny moments as well. Also try whistleblower although I preferred main story. If you're a fan of horror movies/games definitely try this!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Outlast is a survival horror game created by Red Barrels. This game sets on fictional asylum, investigating the Murkoff Industries about the experiments. You play as Miles Upshur, a journalist, trying to expose the truth about Murkoff's plans. Let's talk about the game, you cannot fight back, all you need to do is to hide and run away from those creepy deranged human. Also, you have a night vision camera to guide through darkness BUT you need a battery to use a night vision, so use it well or you will have to find batteries if you are running out of battery. Outlast's setting is dark yet creepy soundscape, that gives you an immersive experience of the game (if you are playing at night with headphones and no lights on XD). The gameplay time, it's about 2 - 6 hours if you are searching for documents and notes. The backstory seems to be interesting about what happen during and before the events of the game if you are reading the documents. The story, I don't know about it, I'd say it is average, better than generic. The most annoying sections are finding three keys for a key(yo dawg) or opening a door, it's a rinse a repeat process.

+Pros
+ Dark and Creepy atmosphere
+ Forgot to mention, jumpscares
+ Detailed graphics running with Unreal Engine 3 (not bad for an indie developer)
+ Chase scenes are heart pumping
+ Story
+ Controls

-Cons
- 3 keys sequence throughout the story
- Ending of the game

Overall, this game is recommended if you want to sign up for it. It is not recommended if you have a heart related sickness or phobia of the dark. The only thing that frustrates me is finding 3 keys sections. The game is still the best horror game I have ever experienced. I will post a review of Whistleblower DLC soon. Also I am going to thank Sparky for giving this game as a gift last year December.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
install
play for a hour
uninstall

too fckn scary :v
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
OUTLAST 2 watting for you <3
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This game is amazing, scary and mind-stunning. I think I've never seen anything like this in my whole gaming life. This game takes Horror games to a new level.Best Indie game i have played.
i rate this 10/10, couldn't be better
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Outlast has the graphics, the horror, the psychological messed up atmosphere, the ambience, easy game mechanics, and the terrifying chases. What more can you ask for in a horror game?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Easily one of the best horror games I have ever played :)
There is just the right amount of jump scares. It is also a very atmospheric game! I would highly recommend :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I have no more clean underwear.

Enough said, this game scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
1$ for this game into humble bundle
and i spent 40$ to buy Pants
10/10
now i have to go change my pant
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
So I saw this game on a let's play from pew die pie and was very impressed. I must have forgotten about the ending and bought it for myself. I was genuinely scared at moments and very intrigued ... And then I got to the ending and literally yelled....WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥. I was so ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and I almost gave up on everything outlast . then I thought to myself . I know the ending was ♥♥♥♥ING TERRIBLE... But it was a very enjoyable to get there overall this game way top notch.
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Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Best horror game on the market by far. This game will keep you shaking and hugging your knees in fear all throughout, and it never gets boring or slow. It is the perfect balance of atmospheric horror mixed with hiding and being chased by murderous inmates.

Game: 10/10
DLC: 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game is quite scary. In the dark with graphics all of the way up this is a very unforgettable experience
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
hide in locker simulator 2013
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
HOLY ♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME IS SCARY AS HELL WHEN I FIRST PLAYED AND TO THIS DAY I CLOSE EVRYDOOR BEHIND ME EVERYWHERE
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I spent 11 hours on a 4 hour game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
eye am wheely scared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
This game is one of the best horror games in my oppinion buy it if you can
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