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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (17,781 reviews)
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 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
    • Hard Drive: 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+
    • 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
632 of 695 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
This isn't a game.
It's a nightmare.
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241 of 266 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 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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1,028 of 1,260 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 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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260 of 310 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Nope.
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111 of 118 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Starts game "oh this isn't to bad"
10 minutes in "so it's kinda scary"
30 minutes in "screams like a little girl at a justin bieber concert"
Deletes game
Throws pc into a lake
Move to Mexico
changes name to Peto

11/10 would do it again
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