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:
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Very Positive (386 reviews) - 92% of the 386 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (23,449 reviews) - 96% of the 23,449 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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Recent:
Very Positive (386 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (23,449 reviews)
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The Grays0n
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
> Opens Outlast
> 10 Minutes in... nope, not playing this
> Uninstalls Outlast

£15 for 10 minutes of gameplay before wimping out and quiting

Worth it
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MADMAX
36.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
The best horror game that is out there.

9/10
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Empty
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 31
I'm sure this is great game but with less then 1 hour of play time starting a new game each time after leaving to do something else for a long periods of time I just can't seem to get into the game, its too stressful to for me lol

I almost never play horror/ scary games my heart just can't handle it lol
This game and Alien isolation I really want to play but my body wont let me.
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Kas
22.4 hrs
Posted: August 31
WARNING: This game will have you mistaking every object for a psychopath.

Pros:
- Great graphics with insane detail
- Music choice keeps your heart racing
- Pretty interesting information if you keep up with the documents/notes
- Most achievements are received your first complete playthrough (The game also gives you a reason to play more than once, and that is the achievements)
- Fun game to let your friends play while you sit back and watch them cry
- Many gruesome characters that keep gameplay exciting

Cons:
- You will cry
- You will scream
- You will need to buy more underwear
- You will hide in a locker for a solid 5 minutes every 20 minutes
- Objectives can be forgotten very easily, so pay attention
- It's easy to get lost or forget which way you came from

Besides those few cons, the game is definitely worth playing. You will experience so much fear in just the first hour. I would recommend only buying the game when it is on sale though, unless you want the game immediately. The price of the game and the DLC usually drops to $4.99 each.
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Hyland
8.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
This is to me the perfect horror game, i played through it with some friends and we were scared ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. then the dlc came and oh god did it **** me up.
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RayTheTree
12.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
First time starting up the game the title screen had nope all over it.
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Aria_guy123
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
OKEY this game is scary. But if you dont like looking for things this is not the game for u. its a good game but just not for me. BUT if you have alot of money just in your steam acount just get it any ways its cool to show freinds.
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chaboy
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
I'd rather watch a horror movie
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Boognish
6.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
Most good. me rikey. Make nethers feel funny! Must consume tiger pee pee and bear gall bladder... MAKE STR0NG LIKE STUD BULL!
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malton108
4.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
Fun for the whole family
10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
65 of 71 people (92%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Never play this at night or a cloudy day or with curtain closed
Never play this alone, if you planning to do so, check the house and make sure there's no one! so when something touches you, you'll know you need to run the duck out of it!
Never play this when you have a pet that could potentially jump on you(this one almost killled me)
Never play this with a headphone on
Never play this before, after and while eating
Never play this if you have to go to toliet
Never play this more than 1 hour
Never play this before bed
Never play this on a laptop in bed
Never play this while camping in the woods
Never play this at a friend's house if you have to leave at night
Never play this if you have kids, but if you are sick of all kids sleepovers, show them this they will never come to your house agian!
Never play this on a big screen( less than 21'')
Never play this if you have any mental illness, or even you think you might have.
Never play this under any illness
Never play this under medical condition
Never play this under pregnancy or planning to
Never play this if you have been holding any ♥♥♥♥
Never play this game!
Never play this
Never
Never
Never
Ever
................................................................WARNING!...........................................................
Gamer's who fail to follow these instructions might lead to seriously death or pants shitiing.
But aside from that, great game 10/10
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Eu era Ateu, mas depois que joguei esse game eu me converti. A cada instante eu pedia a Deus pra me dar forças e tranquilidade pra aguentar Outlast até o fim.

I was atheist , but then I played this game I now believe in Jesus Christ and God . Every time I asked God to give me strength and peace to endure Outlast to the end.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
By far, one of the scariest games I've ever played, and hands-down one of the most memorable gaming experiences I've had in a long time.

A little repetitive at parts, but all-in-all, great game.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
BEST CLOSED DOOR SIMULATOR I'VE EVER PLAYED.
10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
So my brother bought me this game and I had no Idea what to expect.
I only played 2 hours but I already ♥♥♥♥ myself.
What can I say, I love my brother. He laughs when I get scared.
First time I screamed like a little grill.
10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ myself again
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Main game is around 3-4 hours and the DLC is around 1-2 hours.
This game is truely an amazing horror game and will totally disturb you!
my only issue is that this game is way too high of a price for only 4-6 hours of gameplay.
The main game should be around 10-15$ and the dlc should be around 5$
But that is not too big of a deal because It goes on sale pretty often.
I highly recommend this for horror fans!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
This game scared the living crap out of me, i recommend playing it only at night with headphones, it really adds up to the entire atmosphere. I really like to watch old scary movies, and this game reminded me of that. So if you want to know if you can scream like a little girl definitely try this game :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Very good horror game, my only complaint is the last chapter.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Damn! This game is about the rainbow and cutes? YES!
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