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Release Date: May 6, 2014

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Whistleblower will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world - including Miles - at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols, Waylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Waylon's anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive's rotten core.

Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story.

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    • 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: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
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    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
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    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: : GeForce GT 750M / 9800GTX / Radeon HD 3xxx. OpenGL 3.2+
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
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    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 6850. OpenGL 4.x+
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1,466 of 1,578 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
The DLC for Outlast, 'Whistleblower', is more or less more the same sort of thing as the main game. And that'll either be a good or bad thing depending on who you are. They do switch up stuff, and they have a few new interesting stalkers, and a narrative that ties in well with the main game. But still, it for better or worse feels like an expansion of the game. If this is what you're looking for, you'll be very pleased. If you wanted something more different, this may not be it.

Something I noticed is that they tried to be a lot more radical with this one. And by radical, I mean they wanted to disturb the player and really make them feel uncomfortable. There's a specific section of the DLC that might really turn some people off, and this feels like the intended effect. And they deal with more radical ideas. It's hard to talk about this without spoiling elements of the DLC, but just know if you're offended, disgusted, or have an issue with nudity and mutilation, it is here in the forefront and trying to offend those with weaker appetites for the deranged.

You spend a little more time outside than you did in the main game, and most of the areas are new in the DLC (and those that you revisit have twists on them). There's also more on the overall story and outcome of the events that happened in the main game, so for those interested story-wise, it expands some on the universe and fallout from the events of the main game, as well as telling the personal story of somebody new who goes through the incident from beginning to end.

One thing I was curious about the DLC was how encounters would differ. One of the biggest flaws of the original game was that the encounters got very predictable after a while. Whistleblower does mix things up some, but honestly it was less different than I was hoping. There's no segments of 'Go to three points and exit' like the original game, and I noticed a bigger presence of back-tracking than I recalled there being in the original game. A few encounters were set-up to start at different points than you might expect, but they do feel like the same sort of thing. Though I did find the areas to be more designed to allow you to sneak around, the original game felt towards the end like it was throwing most of the same sort of things you'd already seen before during the last third of the game until the very end sequence, so I was hoping to see more mix-up here.

The new stalkers (of which there are two new main ones of) are both enjoyable. One makes a very distinct sound, which makes his encounters much more audio-based. The other is deliciously deranged, and charismatic. You also encounter a few of the original game's stalkers once or twice, but notably they seem to have chosen the stalkers that didn't appear much in the original either.

The DLC I would place at 2-4 hours long. It took me 3 & a half hours to complete it, but I got confused at a few segments of what I needed to do, and took some time to look at things.

It's well-made, and really does feel like an expansion. If that's what you want, more Outlast, this is it. And it's good. However, if Outlast dragged on you, then this is more of it. It's well-made, but not really all that different. There are some fun encounters and moments, however. But heed that it all gets more messed-up than the original game. I don't say that exaggeratedly, they obviously decided to take advantage of the fact that DLC is not rated, as if it was this goes into some ESRB AO-Rated territory.

A good piece of DLC that maybe isn't revolutionary or all that different from the main game, but is still well-made and worth experiencing if you happened to like the main game.
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235 of 256 people (92%) found this review helpful
138 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 2, 2014
This DLC will make you value how precious your balls are. Literally.
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100 of 103 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 4, 2014
Have you ever wondered who'd sent the message to Miles Upshur in Outlast? Who made him approach the facility so that he would fall victim to the many horrors its inhabitants have already faced? There is no wonder why the DLC was titled Whistleblower.

So, you play this guy from the inside who needs to escape just like Miles needed to. While I use past tense it should be noted that his story was first - Whistleblower is meant to be a prequel. Also, the story of our new protagonist is a bit more interesting (after all, he is not an investigative journalist), but revealing anything further would be a spoiler so I'll refrain from doing that.

Whistleblower is long. As an expansion / DLC pack, that is. 3-5 hours is what you get and the content seems excellent. The concept is the same here: you have chase sequences, sequences that give you jump scares, crazy inmates who desire to grab and consume you and of course extreme violence and gore.

The sequences where you needed to turn 3 levers or press 3 buttons are now over. There are no repetitive tasks as the developers have eliminated these. However, the various stages sometimes seem a bit more "labyrinthine"; there is no clear indication as to where you need to go and sometimes it is easy to get lost. But the solution is right there - you just need to jump up somewhere you never thought would be possible.

Overall, Whistleblower is a great addition - an example of what a good expansion / DLC pack should be. I highly recommend it to all of those in favour of Outlast.
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149 of 178 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2014
A week ago I have reviewed the original Outlast and, luckily enough, The Whistleblower DLC was released soon after that, so I had my hands on and, unlike the early Outlast players, experienced almost no break in the story’s narrative, from the perspectives of both Miles Upshur and this DLC protagonist Waylon Park.

The Whistleblower is both a prequel and a sequel at once, since it spans across events which occurred before Miles' arrival to the asylum, and those happened after his trip to the lab. This means we will see familiar hallways and locations, and may even spot our old friends. Not necessarily in alive state.

The DLC is exploiting the original mechanics, nothing has changed here, and you will probably be hardly surprised, watching Waylon in the beginning of his journey grabbing the same camcorder which Upshur had. All abilities are exactly the same.

The original game has been often blamed for its extensive repetitiveness which bored some players. The Whistleblower isn’t much changed this way and the gameplay’s freshness is solely relied on cutscenes and different events out of direct player’s control. However, the ‘collect some items to proceed’ missions are greatly reduced and a typical goal to achieve in most parts of the game is just to proceed further, evading some psychopath who is searching for your flesh. Decorations vary greatly during the whole journey and some locations are really spectacular and, if you are feeling adventurous, you even can slow your pace a little to take a look around. The Female Ward is one of such places. Exceptionally good work has been done with the lighting, but I will repeat here one more time, that both the original Outlast and The Whistleblower are not looking as next-gen titles. They’re both Unreal Engine 3.5 powered games, looking good, sometimes exceptionally good, but not great by today’s standards. The good part of this is that you can run it on non-high-end hardware with decent FPS.

The psychopaths after you are both familiar ones and the brand new. They all have their very own personality and look really insane and ominous. The most memorable one is a tuxedo wearing maniac with a multiple personalities disorder. He will definitely settle in your head for a while.

One of disturbing features of the game is that you will never know if you had finally escaped from your enemy or if he is patiently waiting for you behind a next corner. The only thing assuring your safety is the display of the psychopath's death. You can proceed safely from this point just to be chased by another one several minutes later. So, the game doesn't swap one antagonist after another quite often, it sustains the lovely designed anti-character as long as it possible. This is good, but I think some players could demand more safe areas free of any hostile creatures.

One feature have amazed me. While limping and unable to run away from a maniac, I've briefly decided to hide in the nearest locker. The psychopath patiently came over to my hiding spot and cheerly showed me, that he's aware of me inside the box. Then he slowly dragged it, telling me all kinds of creepy things, to his lair and the story continued. Was that intentional or the key events of the game can adapt to the player's decisions? The game cannot know if the player will hide in the locker or not, but somehow it knew. I should probably replay this episode to know for sure. But actually I didn't.

Like in the original, the protagonist experiences some body traumas during the game. But unlike the original's Miles Upshur's, Waylon Park's injury reduces his capabilities greatly. In short, at one point he becomes incapable of running and this degraded condition changes tactics seriously, because now you can't just run and hide. At this point you should carefully plan your path, hide spots and timing and you definitely should know your enemy's exact whereabouts. The game becomes a lot more difficult when Waylon start limping. However, strangely enough some time later, the leg is cured without doctors and medicine and you can happily run again.

The Whistleblower have much more gore than the original game had. The DLC is more bloody in many ways. But is it more scary? You will still have your shivers and maybe some fearful screaming exclamations during all the sudden events, when ugly heads pops through the walls just to warn you about upcoming something. The Whistleblower is as scary as the original Outlast. Not less, but also not much.

The game lasts roughly the same as the original, you can beat it in two seats. It explains the original story further, and it is really interesting. If you've been excited about the what and why's of the Outlast's universe, you should definitely play the DLC. And if you're not after the story, I can easily recommend The Whistleblower just to tickle you nerves a bit and to stare at the glorious scenery. It is really worth it.
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162 of 214 people (76%) found this review helpful
164 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 22, 2014
Marriage Simulator 2014

Darling!/10
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95 of 115 people (83%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 8, 2014
10/10 would be chased while being called darling again
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89 of 108 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 10, 2015
Outlast's first DLC pack, Whistleblower was released in mid 2014, and is a prequel to the original Outlast game, but is really to be played after your first run through the game.

The game uses all of the gameplay elements of the original game, with no new features or techniques to learn, but this isn't a bad thing, since the gameplay of the original was absolutely stellar.

If anything I found Whistleblower to be a lot scarier than the first, the scenes are a lot more graphic and the story crept me out more too. Some of the scenes actually made me wince because of how gruesome they are. This is definitely an 18+ game.

The story is really good too, it follows a software engineer named Waylon Park, and you guessed it, you are a whistle-blower on the whole operation. It follows the journey of trying to escape to let the world know what has been going on in the Murkoff Corporation.

This DLC takes about 2 and a half hours to complete, there are the odd collectible documents to find throughout the game too, but there are no real reasons to play it again once you have finished it.

It's a bit of a shame that this wasn't sold as a standalone to the original Outlast, as it would be a good game to test the waters with, to see whether you'd like a longer, more in-depth version in the first game.

If you want to check out my review of the original Outast game, you can here, http://steamcommunity.com/id/TeamTom/recommended/238320

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play

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52 of 53 people (98%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 30, 2015
Let me sum this up:

I see a cannibal eating a mans innards, only for the cannibal to tell me "STOP LOOKING AT US! I LOVE THIS MAN!"

I saw a man masturbating in a hallway filled with decapitated and mutilated bodies.

I saw the dead body of a man mutilated to look like a woman, pregnant, with the heads of other men stuffed into their stomach and stitched back up.

I got chased by a man that wanted to marry me by killing me.

Said man began severing and mutilating the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of other men to make them into women only for them to bleed out or have their faces shoved into a sawblade.



Better love story than 50 Shades of Grey.

10/10
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83 of 103 people (81%) found this review helpful
102 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 10, 2015
still a better love story than twilight
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82 of 107 people (77%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 25, 2014
''When i was a boy my mother always said to me:Get married boy and see how happy you will be'' Well outlast whistleblower is one of the best dlc ever made and i just cant decide whether it or the main game was better guess both where ♥♥♥♥IN AWESOME!!! Totally recommend to you horror funs <3 !!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
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MazzMaster123
Posted: September 22
The Best DLC Ever Red Barrels I Like How You Put Miles Upshur In The End:)
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4-Mich4al Mc.FatTits-4
Posted: September 18
Its a good game if you're into BDSM 11/10
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Chase
Posted: September 16
Awesome experience.
13/13 would ♥♥♥♥ my pants again.
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brbmm
Posted: September 9
If you like the main story of Outlast or feel the ending is let down, then you certainly have to play the DLC as it completes the game's story. You will also meet the most memorable villain in the whole game :)
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CAKeizer
Posted: September 5
I know it is a bit late to say but for those that don't have the dlc and have bought just the game. This dlc is a heck of a lot better than the original game and it's ending I wouldn't even rate it but the dlc is rating worthy and I'd give it at least a 3-4 star. So the game isn't complete garbage I assure you.
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iPlayNak3d
Posted: August 28
I loved this dlc even more than the main game!!! A lot of questions are answered and its gameplay is even more spooky and smooth than main game!!10/10 thats how dlcs should be made!!
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Snus
Posted: August 27
Roughly two times shorter than the original, but more intense and has more memorable scenes (which are very disconcerting, of course). Storywyise I liked it even more than Outlast since it wraps up the events and provides another perspective on what's happened. Definitely a must play if you liked Outlast.
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Ripbane
Posted: August 24
In parallel with Outlast story, it will "cover the holes"
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Luis
Posted: August 22
MUST
In a way i think it should be the main campaign
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allen_ridge
Posted: August 20
My dream is to get a sex change. This DLC almost fullfilled my wish.
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