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User reviews: Very Positive (72 reviews)
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.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 - 64 bits *
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3xxx series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: * 32 bits systems are not officially supported, but should work if configured to provide 3Gb of user-mode address space. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bb613473 or http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=175801311
    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
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 25
''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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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iuvdRrgUA8&list=UURLmXiAxqgzAGPO64W78sSg

Hot on the heels of Zombie studios horror game dud Daylight is a bit of DLC to Red Barrels decidedly more enjoyable Outlast. With the bitter taste of repetitive, procedurally generated corridors and ♥♥♥♥ poor story telling fresh on iron nerved gamers minds, hopes remain high that Whistleblower can cleanse their taste buds and chill their blood. Acting as a prequel of sorts, it certainly has the opportunity to fill in some of the core game's mysteries but the real trick is being able to deliver the tension and fights.

Strait away you see your character, Waylon Park, quickly typing up an email in a dark server room exposing the Murkoff Corporation's misdeeds. It isn't long thereafter that you are lead to the Morphogenic Engine to aid in further experiments. Being introduced to some of the morally bankrupt members of Murkoff and witnessing their twisted experiments first hand goes a long way toward further investing players in the mission to expose and takedown the corporate behemoth. After the intro, however, the narrative takes a back seat with items of intrigue coming in the form of documents and notes taken by Waylon himself, chronicling the events as they unfold as diary entries directed to his wife. The plot returns in the final few minutes, with a conclusion that might appease critics of the parent game's conclusion by fleshing out the aftermath of the events seen in the original game.

While Outlast wasn't without it's fair share of blood and viscera, Whistleblower contains enough gore to make Umberto Lenzi blush. It seems like the folks at Red Barrels binge watched Martyrs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the Guinea Pig films. Consequently, the game relies less on some of the slower tension building sequences and jump scares in the core game and attempts to shock and unease players with graphic content before pitting them against some memorable psychos. While at times this technique works beautifully, it's repetition cheapens the experience. The guttural start up noise of a circular saw as it escalates to a high pitched shriek generates tremendous anxiety about proceeding to the next area but that anxiety gives way to familiarity as the forbodding howl of powertools seems to be less of a warning and more of a welcome to the next stage of the game. Much of the game suffers from sequences that have players trying to obtain a key or close a valve while being pursued. It gets old and Whistleblower would have greatly benefited from a new twist on the gameplay formula that the core experience established since simply running and hiding from enemies is, from a mechanical perspective, limited. Waylon still carries a camera and still has to hunt for batteries—nothing has changed.

Fortunately, Whistleblower doesn't retread too much of the ground covered in the main game but on the whole, the art direction isn't quite as inspired. There are a number of repeating elements such as plastic lined walls and numerous halls with pealing paint and debris capped off metal gates. Even still, the atmosphere remains heavy and immersive, keeping players invested and some really horrific scenes in the latter portion of the game will burrow under your skin and a few outdoor areas break up some of the monotonous interior design. The structure of Whistleblower is a bit more labyrinthine giving the player the impression that it's less linear than the main experience.

Outlast: Whistleblower is a satisfying slice of of the hide and seek gameplay that fans love. It's sparse narrative fleshes out the main tale, making the entire outlast experience more satisfying in addition to introducing some horrific and memorable new characters. Going forward, Red Barrels will have to expand on the gameplay of future Outlast titles because the endless hunt for switches and keys while being chased delivers diminishing returns when it comes to tension and thrills. If you have the stomach to endure to revolting imagery and events of Whislteblower than it's likely that you will find satisfaction among the corpses, crumbling plaster and peeling paint of Mount Massive.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
Finally got the Whistleblower DLC for Outlast and it's awesome! Some people either say it's more of the same or its more gory or both but I say it's about the same on both accounts and equally just as amazing in my opinion. I would give it two gory thumbs way up...if they hadn't been cut off that is =D
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
Outlast Whistleblower is a great DLC for the best Horror game ever made, it brings true terror to your screen in a way that will have you crying for your mammy....well i was.
Watch the review here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZABfDTYAMM
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 15
This DLC is unquestionably a masterpiece. So much better than the main game. The main game was more of a thrill ride to the point of me laughing while being chased. This was actually scary. Perhaps because it was more immersive.. I don't know.

When the credits rolled I started a slow clap which turned into a vigorous one. One of the very few campaigns I wish were longer. It was simply a spectacular experience.

Well done Red Barrels. Well done.

Pretty much the only thing I dislike about Whistleblower is that it's somewhat short. Took me around 3-4 hours to complete. I wasn't rushing either. But because it's a DLC it's somewhat acceptable.

9/10 (would be 10/10 if it was 2-3 hours longer)

(Edit: I have no idea why it says 0 hours played but for those who think Steam accurately shows how long someone's played a DLC, check my achievements. I HAVE beaten both the main game and DLC.)
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Archalyus/stats/238320/achievements/
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 10
For anyone who enjoyed Outlast.
Frights, more story, exploring more of the asylum, and meeting some special inmates (these guys are completely insane, after playing you will think nothing less).
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 16
THE most disturbing game (DLC) I have ever played, hands down!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 18
One of the best DLC for a game made and finishes off the story of the original Outlast game perfectly. This DLC, aswell as the original, is up there with Silent Hill 2 as one of the best survival horror games made, be it considerably shorter.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 18
awesome game
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 30
Simply put: if you like Outlast, you'll like the Whistleblower DLC. The gameplay is virtually identical (which is a good thing) and it fills in more of the story that takes place before and after the main game. I found the enemies in Whistleblower to be a little more sinister and dangerous (if you can believe it). Simultaneously fun and terrifying.

Again, same gameplay as Outlast (including the camera). It's just an extension of the story.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 4
Quite simply, if you enjoyed the original game even a fraction as much as I did, this is a MUST HAVE. That's all I need to say. Seriously. What the ♥♥♥♥ are you waiting for? BUY IT NOW, YOU CHEAP-ARSED ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!

Verdict: 10/10.

(PS I'm willing to make an exception for squeamish pregnant women. The rest of you have NO EXCUSE!!!)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 17
A solid continuation to the main game. Still very atmospheric, paranoid and claustrophoic. The main downside is the length is relatively short, less than half the main game which wasn't very long to begin with. Oh, and the new enemies that chase you down, in particular Frank aka The Cook, are not as intimidating as Walker or The Twins, and are more just annoying. The Cook does not really play fair and give warning he is nearby like Walker did, and does not give up chase as easily as Trager, making him less terrifying and more frustrating.

If you enjoyed the main game and didn't pee yourself, I'd still recommend it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 18
If Outlast got your heart pumping then this will do the same.
10/10 recommended if you already own Outlast
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 4
THIS IS AN EPIC GAME BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE GUTS AND CANT BE SCArED THAT EASLY
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8
Once again, we offer a plunge for a couple of hours in this horror, to find out what happened with our hero, and finally give him his the long-awaited "freedom ?".
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 21
Very good game,just like original Outlast but with other story.I highly recommend this game!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 26
This DLC is like any other DLC should be like!
It matches perfectly with the Main game.

The DLC starts before the main game it's story and while playing
it will catch up with the main story, and will even pass the main
story later on. Making a Pre-sequel turning into a squel.

They did a amazing job on this DLC, the game stays unpredictable
and still manages to scare you.

They introduces a large new area en new enemy's to fear.

To see my full review about this DLC make sure to checkout
my video review below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGE47160jc4

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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8
I have only saw gameplay but this looks really good
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2 of 16 people (13%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 15
Not as good as the base game. It's no more a hide&seek cardio horror game, but a boring, frustrating neverending run, chased by two very annoying scripted characters. FAIL. Pity.
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1 of 15 people (7%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 18
Outlast: Whistleblower DLC
The Action Games is
Do not fear
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