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 (488 reviews) - 95% of the 488 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (22,344 reviews) - 96% of the 22,344 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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Levi
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I got PTSP thanks to this game
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Temmie
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
!WARNING!
IF YOU DO NOT WANT Outlast SPOILERS
BE WARNED, YOU MIGHT HAVE A STROKE
JUST LISTENING.





Outlast is a game about investigative reporter Miles Uphur, reporting Mount Massive Asylum. As he get's into the asylum, he encounters, Chris walker (An insane beast) who tries constantly within the game to kill the player. You must not fight, for you are powerless against these superhuman monsters, but outsmart, and hide. More monsters will appear throughout the game, but I will not spoil much. If you do love Horror games, and games with challenging objectives, this is a game for you. There is also a couple MAJOR plot twists within Outlast and Outlast : WhistleBlower. I recommend playing the DLC Outlast : WhistleBlower, if you were confused by the ending of Outlast. (Also, Outlast : WhistleBlower Is among many players favorite DLC to be had within a long series game.)
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splat
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
As far as indie horrors go this is one of the best.
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MaxPare
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Absolutely amazing horror experience, since i started playing, i had a constant anxiety, jumpscares worked every single time, the soundtracks are just AMAZING, from the sound of footsteps, to the breath of your own character, that is perfectly in sync with what is happening, and adds an extra "layer" of fear. Totally reccomended.
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Lord_Higglesworth
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I got laughed at by a girl because i screamed.

10/10 manhood killer
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DΛRK SIDΞ ™
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
it's good game for night play
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resolution
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Сыграл 20 минут, уже ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ался....
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Sir Walrus IV
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Just bought the game on sale.

Holy crap.


In other news, This game has given me ideas for my own games that i develop in my free time. That is, if im not scared to literal death by this first.
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onsomeshiz
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
This game Is scary, really scary..
10/10
Can't wait for outlast 2
great job!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
85 of 106 people (80%) found this review helpful
116 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I was in the main menu the whole time.

10/10
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41 of 44 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
After several hours loving this game I decided to write down my personal thoughts about it.

After installing Outlast and pressing the "NEW GAME" button the next few hours will be pure horror.

Staying in front of "Mount Massive Asylum" is just WOW! You know that mood shortly before it begins to rain? Lighting flashes soft thunder sound mixed with a nice sunset and an old lantern waving in the wind. Controls are easy going and intuitive. Mount Massive asylum is huge. You visit several areas of the asylum where some can be a true pain in the ♥♥♥ when you run out of batteries. Oh yeah you are equipped with a camcorder that you can proof what you experience in Mount Massive. Every time you use "night shot" it is consuming battery power. The "night shot" replaces the flashlight in the game.

I noticed weather changes during play through - so later in the game it rains cats and dogs. I loved the sometimes slow pace of the game with lot of hiding in the dark e.g. where you have to get the three fuses - but maybe that´s just me TYLER :) There are fast paced parts alike where you have to run like hell to escape some baddies who just want one thing - hunt you down! You quickly realize that you are the prey in this game - at the latest when you lose some fingers...

All in all the reason I played OUTLAST again and again was the cool asylum setting. If you´re a fan of movies like "Grave Encounters" this game could be right for you since Unreal Engine 3.5 does a great job offering you Mount Massive Asylum as a playground. I can nothing but recommend Outlast as it is a great thrillride through an typically 1950´s asylum.
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
My mind says "Yes" but my body says "Are you drunk? NEVER AGAIN!!!
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.6 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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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Managed to get through about 5 whole minutes before ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ my pants for the 6th time , so i feel that I'm pretty good at this type of game after completing it for the 0th time . 10/10 for people who really like games which make you ♥♥♥♥ in your pants every few minutes
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Back a few years ago, my dad bought me this game for my birthday. Now, to begin, im not a horror gamer. That was the problem when i first started playing this game. I wanted to tough it out, show my brother that im not a little ♥♥♥♥♥, so for a few weeks, i tried. I tried and tried. Then, i put it down for a few months out of frustration and anger towards the fact that i get scared WAY too easily. However, my dad died a few months ago, and after a while, i picked up this game again. I have vowed to beat this game [even though im very late to the party] and tough out the [incredibly horrifying] level and character desgin.

If you think you're strong enough, get this game. It's a good play on rainy nights.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Scary game.. But really good game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
If you are a fan of horror games then this one is top notch.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
This Game, if you can even call it that, has scarred me for life. The combination of music and graphics is just insane. In my opinion it is worse than watching Jaws at age 2 with John Williams at the helm. Playing it in the middle of the day was the only choice for me. I had people around me the entire time so I can not say I experienced it at its best. It kept my heart pounding and I kept looking past my monitors and down the hall the entire time. When you can not walk thru your own home without feeling afraid then the programmers did a great job. I would love to shake all of their hands and slap them at the same time. I recommend this game 100% and then some. Please buy it and try it for 20 minutes at least. It does not get easier, it never lets you relax and it certainly will not let you sleep again. Absolutely love it! Bought the DLC right after finishing it and I am not sure my heart can take playing it now. Good luck....
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