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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.

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
87 of 90 people (97%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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68 of 80 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Posted: December 22, 2014
Marriage Simulator 2014

Darling!/10
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51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 8, 2014
10/10 would be chased while being called darling again
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 3, 2014
Definitely recommended, if you know what you're getting yourself into! Where the original game had a lot of (mandatory) "hide & seek", this DLC was more about a) exploring the amazingly immersive and creepy environments, b) running into REALLY INSANE PSYCHOPATHS (way more insane the original), and c) and running like hell.

There were a couple frustrating parts where I had to "die" a few times to learn the layout of an area (in one case resorting to YouTube for a less-than-obvious passage), and a couple awkward spawns right next to the psychos, but overall I felt the experience was quite polished and cohesive.

I thought the length was reasonable: about 2 and a half hours, a little bit longer than a movie. In fact I thought to myself a few times that the whole experience felt like a movie, in a good way. Yes it's quite linear and there are many scripted events/cutscenes, but everything is tied together so seamlessly, and the immersion level is so high, that it didn't bother me at all.

As noted by others, if you are easily (or even not-so-easily!) disturbed then this game probably isn't for you. It pushes the envelope beyond anything I've ever seen, and I consider myself relatively desensitized to video game horror/gore!

P.S. this is the only game to ever make me look away from the screen, while protectively clutching my manhood... I'll leave it at that ;)
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 10, 2014
Same gameplay as Outlast, more blood and gore, best indie horor game DLC i've played
but the story is too short 9/10
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13 of 14 people (93%) 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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 8
It made my balls go on a near death experience.
10/10.
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10 of 12 people (83%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) 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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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 4 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
1 person found this review funny
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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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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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 17, 2014
One of the best DLC's I've ever played, great extension of the main game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 4
Realy sick minds must have figured out this scenario...
hahaha :)

Must play after Outlast.
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