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 (21,788 reviews) - 96% of the 21,788 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
Helpful customer reviews
136 of 145 people (94%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
*Hears random sound*
*Hides in locker, hoping nothing shows up*
"I'll stay here for just a little bit more and make sure nothing is there"
3 hours later still hiding in the same locker
"Okay, I can't hear anything so I think it's safe now"
*Finally leaves, then hears the sound of a chainsaw starting up followed by "I CAN SMELL YOU"*
*Proceeds to have a heart attack and get murdered by a naked cannibal*
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104 of 119 people (87%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
108.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
one of the best survival horror games to date
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65 of 67 people (97%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
I certainly didn't Out-last this one.

Rather unfortunately, my game was abruptly ended after just over an hour (some giant spasm ran down my arm, causing my fist to smash down on the PC's reset button whilst my other hand mashed Alt+F4... I should really see a doctor about that.)


In all seriousness, the tension in Outlast is ramped up to MAX.
A perfect example of a psychological thriller, with all bases covered.


The atmosphere is incredibly eerie, borderline terrifying!
Armed with only a Night-Vision camera inside an insane asylum, you're up for some serious competition against your imagination and whatever may lurk within...


Tldr;

For any who suffer from IBS, a weak heart or insomnia, I really don't recommend playing this game unless you have access to methods of medical treatment (seriously.)
My wrecked nervous-system says run away and don't come back.

For those that are fans of the Thriller genre, in no way claustrophobic, and have a limitless supply of underwear to hand - my inner thirst for self-torture says 'Go for it!'


(To your own mental detriment.)

I believe my brain may be screwed.
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60 of 66 people (91%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
i started the game thinking this is ok then i get thrown off a balcony then i took a break from the game for 7 months
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112 of 146 people (77%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
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