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Release Date: May 6, 2014

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Buy Outlast: Whistleblower DLC

 

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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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    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
    • Hard Drive: 2 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
    • 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
    • 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+
    • Hard Drive: 2 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+
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard
Helpful customer reviews
82 of 100 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: December 22, 2014
Marriage Simulator 2014

Darling!/10
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59 of 74 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: December 8, 2014
10/10 would be chased while being called darling again
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 27, 2014
I stumbled upon an inmate who was masterbating to a pile of dead bodies.... Easily the creepiest and disturbing environment, ever. Great tie in to the actual game (it is both a prequel and a mid-quel; as time goes on, the DLC occurs at the same time as the actual game).

10/10 would not want to visit any mental asylums, ever.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 8
a worthy addition to the main game, explains the story before and after the main game's events.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: January 8
*This review contains spoilers.*

I'll assume that if you're reading this, you played the main game. So I won't be going into detail about the mechanics of the game.

The Whistleblower is a prequel of sorts to the main game. But also overlapping into the main story. In it you play Waylon, the guy who sent Miles the email about Mount Massive Asylum in the main game. Objective? Escape.

It plays exactly the same as the main game with a camcorder included, although I found myself hiding much less and doing way more running in this one. This might be due to less backtracking, mutliple levers or switches are replaced with singular objectives. Flip one lever, turn one valve ect. Backtracking does still occur though.

Some characters make a return, including Chris Walker (Big F'n Guy), The Wallrider, The Twins and Father Martin to name a few. You'll also be going through some familiar locations as well, which makes sense. It's still the same location after all.

The "scares" are about the same as the main game. If you could handle that, you'll be fine here. However, the shock value went WAY up. Cannibalism and necrophilia, which was in the main game are taken to a whole new level here.

Like other reviewers pointed out for it's insperation, it's like New French Extremity films. Except in videogame form. One particular part in the last act is probably the most disturbing thing you'll ever see in a retail videogame. "The Groom" made my list for Top 10 antogonists in a videogame of all time. His actions and dialogue make the rest of the Variants in Outlast seem quite sane. It's like Vaas from Far Cry 3 and a splicer from Bioshock had a son, and that is the result.

I actually found myself enjoying the DLC more than the main game. If you enjoyed the main game, I highly recommend The Whistleblower. You'll love it!
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: March 8
It made my balls go on a near death experience.
10/10.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: April 8
Outlast didn't have enough whistles. This is not remedied in this DLC, so give that thing a good toot... if you're a fool.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 24
Second half of this dlc is just awesome
One of the best dlc ive ever played
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Posted: January 2
Whistleblower is fantastic DLC for Outlast. Our favorite friend, the huge security guy, is back along with some pretty cool new villains. It lasted me about three hours and may be worth the price to you or not. It has the quality of the original game but is actually better; shorter but sweeter. If you are ready for more horror, play this.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
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Posted: December 5, 2014
it defiently has to be one of my favorite DLC'S on Steam so far . i dont even want to think how awesome the sequel will be!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 11
Two words, F*#@&(NG INCREDIBLE. Easily one of the best DLC for any game out there! A tremendous tie-in to the first game and it wraps up the original story in a memorable fashion. If you own Outlast, YOU NEED THIS DLC!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Posted: January 25
+ Advantages :
- A giant game of hide and seek, gore and unhealthy
- Another view of Mount Massive
- Some sequences which mark

- Drawbacks :
- Gore, gore .. to the detriment of quality writing
- An open end, but random
- Short lifetime (3 hours)

A very good survival horror not to be missed.

16/20
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
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Posted: December 17, 2014
.... Awesome DLC ... I was scary like little girl . That game it's F*** awesome . I dont know what can i say... Best horror game ever played . Thanks for DLC i got few hours it's more scary than game without DLC ... If you love fuc*k good horror games this is best horror game.
You will not find better .
2014. December 17 .

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 8
Beware, of Darling Eddie :heart:
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: March 15
An expirience that rivals the full game in both scares and fun. With graphics that rival AAA titles and an ending that makes up for the full game's lackluster one, Whistleblower is unforgetable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: April 4
Realy sick minds must have figured out this scenario...
hahaha :)

Must play after Outlast.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 16
Along the lines of the base game, it goes through the perspective of someone else at the same time as the protagonist of said base game. Fun, uncovers a lot, and very similar fashion to base game. For me, this dlc was more psychologically damaging than the main game. Worth a buy.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 6
Outlast: Whistleblower, WOW! Even though this is a prequel to the original Outlast, I have a lot to discuss about it.

This game will scare your socks off! The matter of the environment, graphical features, gore, suspense, tension, and the gameplay that this game provides for you, it's what makes it so amazing! The fact that your character is using a camera, with nightvision of course, is what still makes this game creepy in a very odd way (makes it feel like paranormal activity, but in a hospital xD). This game has a very intense story where it made me and others very interested. The fact that you must go through a hospital investigating of what's going on and reporting it to the public with a camera is super super super super intense!

In conclusion, I have to say is that 12 (or a little more) people in one company making this game is marvellous! Only 12 people making such a graphical game with an amazing story makes me feel very grateful for this game being created. Thank you, Red Barrels.

I would like to give this game an amazing recommendation with a rating of 9.9/10. Rubric is listed below:

Graphics: 10/10
Gameplay: 9.9/10
Environment: 10/10
Combat (if any): N/A
Story: 10/10
Mutliplayer (if any): N/A
Audio: 10/10
Trailer: 10/10

If you love playing horror games, I would honestly recommend this game. If you are buying it, enjoy the nightmare :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 5
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1,444 of 1,555 people (93%) found this review helpful
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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