DreadOut is a third person supernatural horror game where you play as Linda, a high school student trapped in an old abandoned town. Equipped with her trusty smart-phone, she will battle against terrifying encounters and solve mysterious puzzles which will ultimately determine her fate.
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Release Date: May 15, 2014

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March 24

DreadOut: Keepers of the Dark release


Hello guys,
This time we are happy to announce that DreadOut : Keepers of the Dark / KOTD is available now. In this standalone extension of DreadOut, you will continue as Linda's last journey before the event battle with The mysterious lady in red.

Even though we are having so much fun and deeply in love with Linda and her hardworking job to keep us alive, now it’s time to announce that after Keepers of the Dark, Linda will be gone for a while contemplating on her fate. We can't promise you anything about Linda's future for a while, but we will try our best to keep her alive on our upcoming titles (fingers crossed).

As many of you might not know that DreadOut is first came from an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on 2013, got greenlit by Steam Greenlight after we put it for 6 months for 60K yes vote by you guys, finally we are able to release our first act and continue on our second act, and now we are close to our final take on the game, DreadOut : Keepers of The Dark

We can't thank you enough for all of your supports, first believer came from our crowdfunding backers, “yes” voters on our steam greenlight page and then everyone who bought our game first place on Steam. All of that are becoming our lights fuel of hopes and motivations, because of you DreadOut is still alive, and we're here at Digital Happiness got a wonderful chance to get known by you among thousands amazing titles here. We also want to emphasize that with the release of KOTD doesn't mean that no more updates will happen on DreadOut. We will keep our ears and eyes for some anomaly and issues on it, and we will continue to fix those kind of problems on some future updates.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/418950
You will be put on our special place close to our hearts, because of you DreadOut was born, Digital Happiness is alive and we can continue make something that we love, making a video games. This will become our first small step in the foreseeable future to make a much better games.

Hope you’re enjoyed playing DreadOut : KOTD as much as we did enjoyed making it.

Sincerely
DH

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February 5

Happy Lunar New Year



Hello everyone,
In this special Lunar New Year Sale, we are happy to announce that DreadOut is now sale 66% off on Steam.

In this 2.2.15 update, you will able to play DreadOut with Japanese subtitle.
And we are bringing back the high res texture in level 01. So, now is a good time to grab it if you haven't already.

Thank you for your attention.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Lunar New Year

DH

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About This Game



When twilight fades. Where darkness reigns.

DreadOut is a third person supernatural horror game where you play as Linda, a high school student trapped in an old abandoned town. Equipped with her trusty smart-phone and an SLR camera, she will battle against terrifying encounters and solve mysterious puzzles which will ultimately determine her fate.
Help her overcome the challenges that will stand before her. Survive the Dread!



When a group of high school students went astray from a field trip, they came across something totally unexpected. A town long forgotten trapped in a peaceful state of slumber. What they did not realize was what lurks within. And what seemed like an innocent stroll turns into disaster as the secluded town reveals its dark and terrible secrets. The presence of sinister forces from beyond their realm of existence.

It all comes down to Linda. She will experience stirrings of unfamiliar powers, emerging from within her. These new found abilities might just be the only way she can save her own life and those of her friends.


  • Explore a haunted environment in an Asian - Indonesian setting.
  • Battle against terrifying beings from a supernatural realm.
  • Solve mysterious puzzles that block your path.
  • Switch between first person and third person view.
  • Engage in a thrilling storyline.
  • Play Act 1 and 2 of Linda's terrifying journey along with Act 0 (previously released as DreadOut Demo).
  • Get access to Linda's unlockable wardrobe

Rated 17+ for the following :
  • Frequent / Intense horror / fear themes
  • Infrequent / Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent / Mild Sexual Content or Nudity
  • Infrequent Mature / Mild Suggestive Themes

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000, 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit Windows is supported but known to have problem running DreadOut if it has less RAM available
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 - 64 bits
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: Intel CPU only, Core 2 Duo minimum
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 supporting OpenGL 2.1 or later with 512 VRAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX Standard
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel CPU only, Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics supporting OpenGL 3.2 or better with 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX Standard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000, OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSS Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better, OpenGL 3.0
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSS Compatible
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Richie Tenanbaum
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
got too scared to play it after .2 hours :(
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Nadhief HD
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This games has been make me say " i love it" cause in my country. they cant make game like this.. Jurig Escape? 3D but i didn't like that.. i like dreadout. and thanks you so much to make indonesian country succes
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Edwardke
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
超喜欢 Linda,我女神
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Preacher Moonie
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
This game is pretty good, I'm big into horror games and its sad to see that so many more modern installments in this genre really fall flat, but this game manages to get out of that rut very well. For any other die hard horror fans this game is very akin to the Fatal Frame/Project Zero games, in terms of gameplay, characters and tone. But it does have a bit of everything, its got the atmoshere of silent hill, the charm of clock tower, the gameplay of fatal frame and a few jumpscares (though for those worried the jumpscares are not too prominent and are put togetehr with the correct amount of timing and atmosphere

Story: 7/10, its develped very well and you really have to search for the whole story, but that doent stop it from being a bit typical in some places.
Gameplay: 7/10, Again it does play nice and the mechanics all work, but there are glitches and camera twitches in places, though nothing too noticable.
SPoOky?: 8/10, in a world where mosthorror games keep you wincing and flintching in preperation for a scare, this does well to keep you on the edge of your seat and terrified.
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Stamos
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Good concept, bad game. Literally broken. Won't load save files, crashes randomly, controls are weak, etc. I could go on but you get the point. This game isn't worth your time and it certainly isn't worth $15.
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Pan!c
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
It's Indonesian Fatal Frame. It's good but a bit frustrating at times because all ghosts take an entire SD card's worth of photos to kill. Breddygud/10.
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Allahweh
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
I'll be very honest: "DreadOut" is one of the few horror titles to actually scare me at all and make me uncomfortable while playing it, and it's one of those games where even after I walked away from the computer I found myself thinking about various aspects of it or finding the dark setting creeping into my mind. Sure, that sounds a little crazy, but the game has a strong impact on the player in many ways, and even if at first it might give you this cheesy J-Horror vibe, I urge you to play on and give it a chance because most likely you'll really enjoy (or hate, but in a good way!) this experience.

What makes this game even better is the Indonesian setting and how much it draws on that lore. Frankly, the ideas of spirits and demons in their mythology are pretty messed up and creepy, and even reading about them is scary, but seeing them in the game itself is just downright scary. Also, the game does use the phone and its abilities quite well, and overall this one reminded me of some of those classic third-person horror games on the PlayStation in the late-1990s, but married with modern graphics and a really great story. It's a bit buggy in places, though, but I found that none of the bugs were more than quirks to get past.

Personally, I feel the asking price is more than fair on this one, and if you are a fan of a very solid horror experience and are looking for something that gives both a strong atmosphere AND some good jumpscares, you really need to give DreadOut a chance!

From a 0 to 10, where 5 is an "average" score, this game rates in as:

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VERY GOOD...... 8 / 10
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Maximum Player
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
This game is similar to Fatal Frame.
What to expect:
involving story
many ghosts
jumpscares
some puzzles
and a lot of photos...
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TabooOlive
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Didn't know you can kill ghosts with a camera and I still don't know WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥ I'M DOING.

10/10 would kill Ghosts with selfies over and over again
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=_=
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Mac OSX Version has a loading problem
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Winto
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Doesn't hold your hand, has some pretty damn charming animations for Linda and Ira especially and it's enjoyable minor technical issues aside.
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Wishwise
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Made it through the intro sequence and into the abandoned school. Got stuck dying repeatedly after taking dozens of photos of a ghost, with no apparent result. Fatal Frame did this years and years ago, with better gameplay and story.
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drifty617
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
if you want scary...this is it. If i had to poop, it would have been in my pants. I couldnt even play the game without someone in the room with me and I dont scare easily. I could just imagine this with a VR helmet. reminded me a little bit of PT silent hills from ps4 with dated graphics and sort of clunky controls. The sounds were pretty cool and the voice acting was okay. I dont recommend this if you are easily scared. I only got it because it looked like resident evil. The story seems meh, and the gameplay was kinda of slow and tedius and you have to pay attentionm to little details. Long review short:

Play this if youre constipated and need relief. Then delete it and play resident evil.
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gette
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
awesome lore, nice atmosphere
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SuckMyDoodle
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game makes me wanna kill myself.

Btw, I did finish the game, and it was boring and annoying, nothing else. Nothing more than a bad Fatal Frame wannabe. One of the worst horror games I have ever played and probably the worst horror game I have paid for. Seriously.

You also pay for the demo which means you pay 1/3 more than you are supposed to. Plus the demo was the best part anyway, which is the start of the whole game.

Edit: Opinions make people butthurt.
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S-teamified
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Digital Happiness return to Steam with their second game in their popular DreadOut series with Keepers of the Dark. This is not a sequel but rather a standalone horror game that takes place in the same universe as the original. Once again a developer has done a very thorough job in explaining their game in the Steam description so without attempting to repeat everything contained within it I’ll explain my own personal thoughts on the game.

I feel it necessary to compliment Digital Happiness on an outstanding ‘how to play’ feature available from the main menu. It’s a great way to handle a tutorial so that players know the ins and outs of gameplay before they begin so that they can best savor the sensory experience that they are about to embark upon. For those who never played the original and are starting here, which it is entirely possible to do, this is a must read section.

I agree with those who have made the claim that providing skills, abilities and experience points would have added much more variety to the game than what is present. It’s probably the biggest downfall of the game. The other, in my opinion, is the non-SLR camera perspective. I’m not a big fan of the behind the shoulder camera as I feel that it eliminates too much of the potential screen and as you can’t run while in camera mode you can’t get away from that perspective. That said the graphics of the game from an overall perspective are as they should be and help immerse the player into the atmospheric horror experience. However, the combat mechanics desperately need working on.

The actual horror featured within the game is top notch. The jumpscares are well designed and the enemies are a refreshing take on the genre. However, I do have a minor bone to pick with the final boss. I felt that the developers didn’t make it as challenging or as ghastly as what the build up – which began in the original game for those that played it – should have been.

The game has been Steamified with trading cards and ten achievements. This gives you something to aim for within the overall context of the game.

It’s not the best horror game that I’ve had the opportunity to play this year but it is far from the worst. In all, DreadOut: Keepers of the Dark is a middle of the road game that will genuinely appeal to lovers of Asian mythology and certainly to those who have played and enjoyed the original. There is much to appreciate here but many important facets of the game will aggravate players as well. It is worth its modest asking price.

For more reviews and our popular giveaways please visit http://www.steamified.com.
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South Woobeewoo
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I waited for what seemed like forever for this game to come out, I played the demo, i checked the dev blog reguarly at release i paid full price. I was not fussed by the tiny play hours and buggy gameplay becuase i knew they had intentions to add more gameplay. waited yet again for more levels only to be given the most buggy poor excuse for extended play ive ever seen. A year or so later they want me to buy their actual game for 6.99. NO WHERE IN THE DAMN DESCRIPTION did it say "oh hey guys this game is purely a way for us to get money to fund the actual development of the actual game we will be releasing in years to come, so please wait years and then buy the same game and you can totally trust we wont take yet more years to add any content or patches whatsoever". I dont even want to bother to review the games actual gameplay as im so ♥♥♥♥♥♥ that this is what we get for years of patience. Yeah its scary, its fun but Im so over it YEARS LATER like cmon wtf?! but dont woryy..theyre still making sure the old levels are getting fixed up NOW
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Abdelhazred
( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I feel like I'm playing a demonic Pokemon Snap, and that's a good thing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
This game is similar to Fatal Frame.
What to expect:
involving story
many ghosts
jumpscares
some puzzles
and a lot of photos...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Digital Happiness return to Steam with their second game in their popular DreadOut series with Keepers of the Dark. This is not a sequel but rather a standalone horror game that takes place in the same universe as the original. Once again a developer has done a very thorough job in explaining their game in the Steam description so without attempting to repeat everything contained within it I’ll explain my own personal thoughts on the game.

I feel it necessary to compliment Digital Happiness on an outstanding ‘how to play’ feature available from the main menu. It’s a great way to handle a tutorial so that players know the ins and outs of gameplay before they begin so that they can best savor the sensory experience that they are about to embark upon. For those who never played the original and are starting here, which it is entirely possible to do, this is a must read section.

I agree with those who have made the claim that providing skills, abilities and experience points would have added much more variety to the game than what is present. It’s probably the biggest downfall of the game. The other, in my opinion, is the non-SLR camera perspective. I’m not a big fan of the behind the shoulder camera as I feel that it eliminates too much of the potential screen and as you can’t run while in camera mode you can’t get away from that perspective. That said the graphics of the game from an overall perspective are as they should be and help immerse the player into the atmospheric horror experience. However, the combat mechanics desperately need working on.

The actual horror featured within the game is top notch. The jumpscares are well designed and the enemies are a refreshing take on the genre. However, I do have a minor bone to pick with the final boss. I felt that the developers didn’t make it as challenging or as ghastly as what the build up – which began in the original game for those that played it – should have been.

The game has been Steamified with trading cards and ten achievements. This gives you something to aim for within the overall context of the game.

It’s not the best horror game that I’ve had the opportunity to play this year but it is far from the worst. In all, DreadOut: Keepers of the Dark is a middle of the road game that will genuinely appeal to lovers of Asian mythology and certainly to those who have played and enjoyed the original. There is much to appreciate here but many important facets of the game will aggravate players as well. It is worth its modest asking price.

For more reviews and our popular giveaways please visit http://www.steamified.com.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
if you want scary...this is it. If i had to poop, it would have been in my pants. I couldnt even play the game without someone in the room with me and I dont scare easily. I could just imagine this with a VR helmet. reminded me a little bit of PT silent hills from ps4 with dated graphics and sort of clunky controls. The sounds were pretty cool and the voice acting was okay. I dont recommend this if you are easily scared. I only got it because it looked like resident evil. The story seems meh, and the gameplay was kinda of slow and tedius and you have to pay attentionm to little details. Long review short:

Play this if youre constipated and need relief. Then delete it and play resident evil.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I'll be very honest: "DreadOut" is one of the few horror titles to actually scare me at all and make me uncomfortable while playing it, and it's one of those games where even after I walked away from the computer I found myself thinking about various aspects of it or finding the dark setting creeping into my mind. Sure, that sounds a little crazy, but the game has a strong impact on the player in many ways, and even if at first it might give you this cheesy J-Horror vibe, I urge you to play on and give it a chance because most likely you'll really enjoy (or hate, but in a good way!) this experience.

What makes this game even better is the Indonesian setting and how much it draws on that lore. Frankly, the ideas of spirits and demons in their mythology are pretty messed up and creepy, and even reading about them is scary, but seeing them in the game itself is just downright scary. Also, the game does use the phone and its abilities quite well, and overall this one reminded me of some of those classic third-person horror games on the PlayStation in the late-1990s, but married with modern graphics and a really great story. It's a bit buggy in places, though, but I found that none of the bugs were more than quirks to get past.

Personally, I feel the asking price is more than fair on this one, and if you are a fan of a very solid horror experience and are looking for something that gives both a strong atmosphere AND some good jumpscares, you really need to give DreadOut a chance!

From a 0 to 10, where 5 is an "average" score, this game rates in as:

=======================
VERY GOOD...... 8 / 10
=======================
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Oh my god Oh my god OMGZZ!!!
i'm a 23 years old and i have a son , my life was so hard and i faced a lot of difficult situations , so my heart should be so strong

i watched a lot of horror movies when i alone on night without light and every day i being more sure that i'm a dead man who don't feel or afraid

BUT ! WTF is happened to me now ! screamed and woke my wife , press ALT+F4 like a kid who watch porn on home ! I'm not that strong man any more , sorry my son !

This game is a challenge to every one think that he already have a dead heart , play it alone on night without light and see your Human side !

6/10 Gameplay 16/10 Horror Experience !
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26 of 45 people (58%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
DreadOut is a low-budget survival horror debut made by studio Digital Happiness. The story revolves around a school trip that erroneously bumps into a ghost town which they have the urge to explore. I don't think there's more needed to say, overall it feels (with poor voice acting) like an average B movie. Just to keep the feel of location, besides many locked doors, you'll be actually finding notes with backstory of specific places.

Backstory might help you getting more into the game, but what's the main feature of DreadOut, is the brilliant horror atmosphere. Scary sounds that you can't recognize, creepy environment with well designed ghosts, jumpscares and ubiquitous darkness is something the game does in a great way. But that applies to the horror segments, that has more or less boring walking around itself.

All gameplay mechanisms are bound to smartphone of the protagonist, Linda. With your everlasting battery, you'll use your phone as a flashlight and a camera. Puzzles use camera flashes or peeking through it, as you might see different things through the camera. The everlasting battery for flashlight is compensated with the fact that you may not want to be using it all the time, there might be a situations where you'll rather decide to spend your time in the dark that may feel somehow safer.

Level design has enough room for you to get lost; there are situations where you might not be sure what to do next. Developers tried to help you at least a little, as they added Linda's diary into the game where you can always check your current objective. There isn't any proper tutorial in the game but all controls and gameplay mechanics are explained in the "how to play" section of the menu. I don't think of horror game players as casuals, so I think it shouldn't be a problem for anybody interested.

I tried to be positive with the game as far, but it's time to mention the bad things. DreadOut is not for everybody, I understand why it feels great for experienced horror game players, but I found the gameplay overall more boring that I'd originally expect. Making all the gameplay around walking and using camera seems to be a good idea, but personally it didn't feel much satisfying to me after about an hour. While the short game length can't even make it much repetitive, you still might lose a motivation to continue - the only "magnet" there is truly the atmosphere.

Graphics are something that can make players ask themselves if they are really playing a game released in 2014. While the ghosts look great and characters look somehow fine, the environment around you, when not placed into darkness, looks really bad. Many objects and their textures reminded me of Counter-Strike 1.6 and basic 3D graphics modeling - For example, I haven't seen cars that would look like "slightly better boxes with textures" for a really long time.

Oh, and you'll be able to see through some walls with third-person camera. Another nail in the coffin is the bad optimalisation that even with the poor graphics sucks up performance pretty badly. Don't expect getting high with your FPS counter.

Conclusion:
While DreadOut does a great things in terms of the horror atmosphere, the other factors are making the experience for worse, mostly. It's definitely not a game for everybody, and considering it doesn't offer even many hours of gameplay to those who don't want to unlock all achievements, I don't think it's worth recommending.



Disclaimer: My copy of DreadOut was obtained for free - I won the game in a giveaway that might have been sponsored by the developer. This fact hasn't changed my opinion about the game (and the review) in any way.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Let's write a review on this. An ongoing one, editing it as I play it more and more.
The game is an indie attempt to immitate Fatal Frame experience.
It promises a horror experience and I can't describe how strict I am on this genre.
I love horror and I can't find many games that can absorb me into their reality and also make me feel horror.
So is it good? Let's see.
The controls are not so good. The sprites are also not nice, only the main character is really sophisticated.
Voice acting is bad. Seriously. What saves the game from being a disaster, is that most of the horror time, is not in those voice acting scenes.
The sound has also some issues.
It is obvious that the game has many flaws.
Like the flowing water on the graveyard, in the begining of the game.
The riddles are not well set and many players will probably have a hard time to solve the first one.
I can't say that I was impressed during my play until after the candle riddle. It was really vanilla horror so far. Nothing was fitting well, not the gameplay, not the music, not the surrounding fx, not the sound fx, not the gameplay, neither the mechanics no nothing. I can't even figure out if there is a scenario. I just woke up somehere and that's how the game begins. Really? Oh well they might unravel some of the scenario later.

And I was right, I reached the abandoned school. And it was there that I pooped bricks.
No I am dead serious. For some reason, the music, the atmosphere, the graphics, the sound fx, the enemies, the gameplay mechanics, all of a sudden all the elements merge together very well, in a way that they make me feel threatened. I was constantly feeling that I was in a hostile place. And that is a success.

Since a horror game MUST make you feel at LEAST once fear, I believe this game succeeds on being a horror worth playing, at least for me. Yes it isn't perfect, it's far from it, but it delivers when it comes to fear, because I am used to horror. I am not getting scared easily. They managed to scare me, it is good enough for me.

I also can see a good effort from the developers. So yes I recommend it, because it deserves a chance. Give it a chance and see if the game works for you.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I will never open a door again
Otherwise a good game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
At first I was unsure of the game originally, but after trucking through the game I have become rather found of it.

I really just like the game as a whole, even with it's flaws.

My biggest issue was the sort of lack of direction, and the camera was just absolutely horrid at times. It got pretty maddening at the part with the pig and switching between certain rooms.

But other than it's few flaws, I still genuinely enjoyed the game. And I have already purchased the other game in hopes to enjoy that as well!
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Its COULD be an AWESOME horror game, if it wouldn't be have some big problems.

Pro:
+ an REALLY AWESOME atmosphere
+ Scary
+ Graphics maybe arent "perfect" but it looks good and it have its style
+ again the atmosphere is awesome

But now the points that destroy the most of the fun for me:
- The puzzles are, SO, WORSE, the game left you totaly alone with it
- The game and its difficulty feels great until you get this worst boss you can image, at end of the first chapter, fair balanced fight is something else.
- The game itselfs just feel a bit... unfinished.

Could be a GREAT game, but if you ask me its still needs some work on it, specially the first chapter.
If you want an horror game with great atmosphere, you should get it, if you want to enjoy a horror game... i didnt enjoy it much, a bit, the parts where i dont get instant killed.
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Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Mixed feelings with this one

Pros: A very nice game with an interesting story and great atmosphere.

Cons: The graphics for 64 bits systems were ruined by an update I'm not obssesed with graphics but now these are almost painful to look. An annoying and frustrating boss in the act 1, this problem has been reported many times in the forum.

I was not sure if I should give a positive or negative vote, but in general I must accept that I greatly enjoyed the game and I will look to buy the expansion and the comic.
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Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
If you enjoy creepy settings, ghosts and stuff based off of the Asian culture, this game is for you!

I got lost many times in the game, I would get lost again in it.

9/10
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Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I truly loved this game. It has a lot of well done themes and elements in the game. I just wish that there was more to the story. It seemed a bit rushed to me and that they could have added more to it, especially the ending. I would still recommend this game to anyone who likes the thought of supernatural things and enjoys having the slight feeling of being defenseless other than a cellphone for light. It kinda reminded me a little of obsecure with the aspect of using a camera but the modern way with a phone.
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Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Such a good game and I cannot wait for the DLC to come out :)
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Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Selfie Simulator
9/10
Jump Scare (y)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
just saw a palasik.... 10/10 would not do it again xd
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Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Impressive!

At first, I didn't enjoy the game too much but I gave it a few more minutes of gameplay and shortly after I got hooked.
The game, ofcourse, doesn't have the latest graphics, nor the best animations or voice acting but it is definately a very good survival-horror game. The mechanics, puzzles and story are very good and quite innovative.
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Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
How fun is it to see ghosts through your camera? In this game, it's quite fun. Bwahahaha! It may not be a super polished AAA title, but the really creepy atmosphere, sound effects, and graphics, along with simple camera mechanics, definitely made it worth playing. There are some classic scenarios that I thought were presented well, like - what would you do if you still can't see the ghost through your camera, unless it's pointed at a mirror? During a few boss battles, timing the camera and moving around may seem awkward at first, but I got used to it. I used keyboard+mouse controls because it made it easier for me to track moving ghosts, so I can't vouch for controller support. I also loved the way this game hid some ghosts outside of the game's set paths. Dare to explore and you'll be in for some treats!
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Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I love Dreadout! It deserves a place next to horror greats such as Silent Hill and Fatal Frame. It excels in atomsphere. The take on ghosts is fresh and exciting. Though it's slow at parts it makes up for it in some the best moments in horror gaming.

It says otherwise in big picture mode, you CAN play with game with the steam controller. I played the entire game with the with no hangups or hiccups. DreadOut is well suited for controller play.
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Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
BUY IT.
THE COMIC IS GOOD TO
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