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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“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

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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.


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.


  • 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


Outlast contains intense violence, gore, graphic sexual content, and strong language. Please enjoy.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Best when played in a group, switching between who plays when somebody dies. Great game to watch your friend freak out, not so fun to actually play!
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
OVERALL - 7.5/10

Ultimately, I was very satisfied with this game. It was supposed to be a game that scares the ever living ♥♥♥♥ out of you, and it does that exceedingly well. In the moment I am able to get past a lot of the flaws, but given time to reflect on the game, the issues become a little more obvious. What Red Barrels has done, however, is create a game that really sits in my mind long after I have put the controller down, even to the point that this is the first game I thought of reviewing on Violent Color long after the games release. This is also one of the only games I really pressured my close friends into playing, as one of those "Holy ♥♥♥♥, you have to play this!" kind of things. These experiments were quite often failures for those that were too afraid to play, so I can't really say this is a game that will draw in people who aren't fans of the survival horror genre.

Link to full review: http://www.violentcolor.com/reviewcontent/2015/12/18/outlast-review
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( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
dude if you wanna ♥♥♥♥ yourself, scream like a little ♥♥♥♥♥ and spilling your coke and throwing your pizza everywhere this is the game for you. good luck have sex kiddies
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bob marley ☮ TerrorTommy
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
One of the best, if not the best horror game! DLC is awesome too.
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( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Truly an amazing horror game! There were times I was on the edge of my seat in fear of not knowing of the sick twisted chaos that awaits.
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KingDom #TeamHoovey
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
2 spoopy 4 me.

...but really, Outlast takes control away from the player too often for it to be fun for me. A game isn't scary if you're not actually in control. Might as well be watching a movie then.
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( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Awesome scary game when playing in dark room alone late at night. Though I get motion sickness 15 minutes after playing with Vive through Vorpx. So I prefer not to use it with VR now. Can't wait till Outlast 2 comes out!!!
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( 46.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
According to this game, if you finish the story, Miles Upshur will most likely suck your girlfriend's nipples someday.

Just think about it and consider the purchase.
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( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Outlast is by far the scariest horror games I have ever played. The atmosphere is overwhelingly immersing and very spooooooookkkkkky. I have lost count of how many times this game has scared me out of my wits. It combindes the pure dread of a psychological horror and the thrill of jumpscares when needed. The chases with the various enemies I have found by far the best part of the game. The chases are pumped with adreneline and sometimes caused me to panick when I'm conered. I went into outlast as a noob to the horror genre and the game scared me to the point where I had to take a break. There were many times where I had to force my self to keep playing the game because I would get too scared. One bad thing about the game is that I pretty much can not get scared from any horror game, movie, ect, although Outlast can still freak me out playing it.

-Great immersion
-Scary Chases
-Generaly good plot for the horror genre

-Sometimes too scary for unexperienced horror player
-Completely desensitized me from horror movies and games in general

All in all it was a great game and is completely worth the price.
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( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Run, Hide and Get Scared & Run. Hide and Hide Some More DLC

Outlast is indeed a visually appealing game with decent sound effects, lighting and design however it’s not enough to veil the many its many flaws. As anyone knows horror, it’s a very hard medium to get right and this game didn’t go all the way for me in terms of what makes horror so fascinating. Sure it contains violence, nudity and profanity like a typical horror movie, but what’s lacking is the originality, the risks in playing with taboos subjects, connecting with the protagonist(s) and see how far they’re willing to go make it to the end. I’ve played this game four times (twice for the main game and twice for the DLC) to filly analyze the game, collect all the goodies and fully immerse myself into it to the point that I can even talk about it. That being said, the game suffers from repetitious puzzles that utilizes little to no thought at all, the AI is extremely predictable and stupid to the point where once you understand how they’re program, they come less threatening, and wish I knew more about the characters I’m playing I can remotely care for them or even allow them to make choices that’ll change the outcome of the story.

Overall, the game feels incomplete and truly wished they step it up in their upcoming game and take risks. Even though I may have selected not recommend, I actually wanted to select both because people have to play this game to really know why I critique it the way I do because of its setting. Also while playing the game I felt like I was riding an intricate escalator with twists, turns, ascend, descend, go backwards and forwards, but ultimately it’s just one path I’m forced to ride on with a few stops on the way to the end or what others say a “walking simulator” with jump scares like some small time fair ride. Anyways, the lists below are my thoughts on the game, so I hope they’re helpful and illuminate why I think this game is holding back. Here they are:
  • Both characters in the game aren’t interesting enough to empathize with (maybe Waylon because he’s married with two kids and that’s motivation enough to survive for him, but there’s virtually no introspective with him or Miles in regards to their situation or a dark side)
  • Speaking of Miles, we really don’t know much about him other than his occupation and wants to get his hands on a juicy story, but that’s it. It’s either reactions from his notes or hearing him breath heavy when hiding from malnourished psychos, Chris Walker and Rick Trager. Billy is the only one the player can’t hide from.
  • Speaking of the Camcorder, why couldn’t we use it as a puzzle element to allow to player to record stuff and then play it back for helping out for clues or anything? The camcorder’s two functions are recording and night vision. Can’t rewind or fast forward for whatever reason on it either.
  • Using Asylums in horror genres been done to death and wished the game was more creative in its approach. I also wished that what we do in Mount Massive have an effect where the game changes depending the choices we made rather or not they were good or bad outcomes since horror loves the unexpected and the unknown.
  • I’m fine with having no weapons or being combat focused, but wish I had the option to defend myself with the use of tools or use my surroundings to stun my foes, potentially kill them or have them trapped with clever puzzle solving elements and making player think outside of the box.
  • All I can hope for is that the sequel to step up its game and take risks.
  • In many ways, I’m glad the game exists and will give credit to credits is due for its visuals, sound effects and the character models. That being said, why didn’t Miles’s finger suddenly stop bleeding after Rick cut two of them? Wouldn’t it be a good objective to find bandages to not only stop the bleeding, but also to prevent Rick from finding Miles easier from the blood trail which make hiding not an option?
  • While playing this game, I felt that there was some turf war going on and Miles was reluctant to be a part of Father Martin’s team by appointing Miles to be his “witness” and when to all that trouble to drug you and place Miles into his cell in the prison ward where he seems to have control over. If that’s the case, then why are his “lambs” trying to kill him? Chris I understand since he’s a free agent along with Billy, Rick is in charge of the medical ward, so that his turf, but wouldn’t make sense for Miles to interview these crazies since he’s on Martin’s team. When you get to the administration again in the game, you’ll see what I’m talking about and wonder why were they’re trying to kill Miles in the first place.
  • Again so much they can do with this game, but unfortunately from other critics of this game, it does feel like a walking horror simulator where what the player does has no real effect at all, see this jump scare and that jump scare and then do some filer to make the game longer.
  • Regardless of my critique, try it out for the first time and then if anyone have the patience, play it again to see why others are being so critical about the game.
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115 of 129 people (89%) found this review helpful
130 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I got laughed at by a girl because i screamed.

10/10 manhood killer
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50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
graphics, gameplay, story, sound, horror

very scary)

Hello. Cities with you, and today we are going to observe a game that has become popular not only in the world, but even on YouTube. Outlast is a horror game that will make you afraid and shivering at the same time. Game I liked everything from graphics and sound finishing. But let's analyze in detail the game, so it's time heading "aspects of the game." So, let's begin.

Graphic arts. The game has 3D graphics that looks quite good. What can I say after a game in 2013. Drawing terrain and objects at the highest level. Indeed it seems fear. But I'm not a fan of "grafona", so let's just put the assessment schedule. A score graph 5. Go ahead.

Plot. The plot is in hororra style. The journalist arrived in the loony hospital ... and actually begins the story itself. I do not like to retell the story, games and movies, as "sacred" Code of honor Otzovika, although my reviews yet banyat. But oh well, I'll put the story 5. Continue.

Gameplay. The game is positioned as Survive Horror nada so you survive. And you will be hard to survive. Let's imagine for a moment, you are a man who got into a closed mental hospital, where a bunch of loonies who want to kill you. First of all, what do you do? Run? That's right, you must first examine itself a mental hospital and then met a bunch of "mutilated crazies" who want only one thing, "your death". Only after all this, you will have to look for a way out. But oh well, let's talk in more detail about the gameplay.

Control. You control a journalist in the first person. With a notebook and your camcorder. Blokonot I think you know why, but the camcorder is needed in order that you had night vision. Otherwise, without it, it will be very difficult to wade in poorly lit "nuthouse" In principle, the management is quite simple, and complexity did not arise during the passage.
AI enemy. Enemies or rather as they are called in the game "persecutors" very tricky. Once you turn away for a moment and you just have "fashioned" because any silhouette and you lose in front of you. The only salvation is your lockers, beds where you can hide and escape.

Characters. The game has many types of characters including patients and other interesting personalities. With them in the passing game you will meet, and I tell you the characters give the impression of fear.
In general I liked the gameplay. You will be scary and at the same time it is interesting to go through. Therefore, I put 5 gameplay.

Sound and Music. The main feature of the game is the sound. Not only that, the game can not be played at night, even during the day, even in sunlight, you will be scared. Sounds published terrible and frightening, and sometimes when you turn you can actually "crap one's pants" when he heard the laughter and the clatter. And for those who like horror, give advice, wear headphones and you will understand how the game is terrible. Sound I put 5.
Grand total: it is that the best horror game that can really scare you, but at the same time it causes and admiration. In the game there are different challenging puzzles and interesting conversations. I liked the game and after passing I still have a good impression, and "cargo".

Overall. Game I put 5. Thank you for your attention and for reading reviews. Remember, the opinion of the author may not coincide with the opinions of others. A review is solely for informational purposes and is not a criticism of the game, or anyone else.
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game needs VR asap
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
As I give a thumbs up for my review, I think to myself, "What kind of person are you?"

You know when you are playing a horror game or watching a horror movie and everything tells you that the situation is not good and it is not going to get any better and that you will save yourself some scarring if you turn it off? Yet, you keep playing or watching, submitting yourself to any horror that will be thrown at you, BECAUSE YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW HOW IT ENDS.

That is my relationship with Outlast. I don't know if I would even call this game scary, but I do know that I would call it horrific and tension-filled. I feel like this game already has enough reviews to cover the pros and cons, so here are just some thoughts on how this game affected me.

It was a brilliant, tense, horrific experience and the thought to turn the game off never entered my mind. The idea of investigating a mental hospital for its questionable ethics is fairly typical adventure/survival horror material. However, I felt that Outlast was very fresh and original in its delivery. I've never played anything quite like it, and honestly I hope I don't play many more like this.

I loved the familiar territory of the adventure aspects of this game. Exploring and discovering the secrets of the hospital via notes and documents is always a treat. Luckily, not the entire game is running from people who want to kill you. Actually, it was refreshing to find the mental patient who wanted to help, in his own way, of course. The atmosphere reminded me of wonderful games like Amnesia, where you are in almost constant peril and there is no way to fight back.

Now, maybe I am a little sheltered but after playing Amnesia, Dead Space, and the Silent Hill series, I thought I could face what Outlast had to offer. For a while I could. Raving lunatics wandering halls, bodies everywhere, psychos chasing you - standard fare. But then the DLC Whistleblower unleashed a level of horror that I hope I never see again. His name is The Groom. A fair warning for those who love horror games, what The Groom does may test your gore threshold.

Mechanic wise, I found that the game ran very smoothly and looked great. The constant need to have your camera out added an edge that I haven't felt since Fatal Frame.

So do I recommend this game? Yes. Did I find it fun? That is debatable. I couldn't stop playing. Not because it was necessarily fun, but because I had to believe that putting the poor protagonists through all this was worth it. In the end, I think it was, and I am glad that I played it.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
scariest hide and seek game i ever play
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I've never in my life stopped playing a game, but It made me feel scared. Outlast is completely focused on the most extreme and brutal terror. Adrenaline and nerves when I play.
+Good graphics
+Excellent and overwhelming atmosphere
+Explore, hide, run...
+Never play this before bed time.
-I don't want to play anymore, I'm ♥♥♥♥1ng scared! :D
10/10, I'll have nightmares.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Please stick with me here. So I finally started to play this game after a year of it being just there sitting in my steam library. I played the game with lights out at night, headset at full volume and a can of coke. I went through the game and I got scared fairly by a lot of jump scares, intense music, chase scenes and the disturbing atmosphere of the game. Of course I screamed, but I went on to continue the game. Later on, I realized my pants is soaking wet and the chair feels wet too, I thought I spilled the coke since I'm so thrilled and scared at the game, but it wasn't the coke...

10/10 I would do the laundry of your pants if you play this game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
How to play Outlast

Step 1: Start the game
Step 2: Go inside the asylum
Step 3: Find the library
Step 4: Body falls from ceiling
Step 5: NOPE.jpeg
Step 6: Exit out of game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I'll probabaly never dream about bunnies again. In the middle of a playthrough on my youtube channel check it out if interested
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