Outcast 1.1 is an enhanced version of the critically acclaimed action-adventure game developed in 1999 by Appeal for the PC.
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Release Date: Dec 18, 2014

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“The much-loved, if adorably shonky, openish world action-adventure gets another day in the sun after all.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Enhanced Version of PC Cult Classic suddenly pops up on Steam”

19/20 – JeuxVideo

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition includes both the game and the original orchestral score from Outcast composed by Lennie Moore and interpreted by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

About This Game

Fresh3D is bringing you Outcast 1.1, an enhanced version of 'Outcast', an action-adventure game featuring software voxel rendering, developed in 1999 for the PC.

Outcast was one of the first 3d games to offer:
  • non-linear gameplay,
  • free-roaming environments,
  • combats against clever reactive AI,
  • excellent voice acting,
  • symphonic music,
  • 20+ hours of highly engrossing adventure.

Outcast has been critically acclaimed to the point it has reach some cult status among many PC gamers. Today, we have the opportunity to bring this fantastic game for the first time to the Steam community.

About this version

Outcast 1.1 has been recompiled from the original source code and improved to run smoothly on today's computers.The main improvements compared to the original version are: multithreaded voxel renderer for higher performances, software bilinear filtering on polygonal meshes, part of the HUD redesigned to match higher resolutions, new high-resolution sky paintings, new launcher, native support of xbox gamepad, user-friendly controller configuration, a lot of bugs fixed and improved stability.


In 2007, the U.S. government successfully sends a probe to an alien world in a parallel universe. As the probe is transmitting video images of the world, an alien life form discovers the probe and damages it, causing a disruptive backlash of energy to form a black hole threatening Earth. Former U.S. Navy SEAL Cutter Slade is given the job of escorting three scientists (William Kauffmann, Anthony Xue and Marion Wolfe) on a mission to this alien world to recover the probe and stop the threat. Arriving in this alien world, Cutter is separated from the other scientists and is hailed by the natives as their messiah, the Ulukai.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz Processor or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Generic DirectX compatible card (compatible with DirectDraw 8)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible SoundCard
    • Additional Notes: The game does not require a high end Graphics Card as the rendering is done by the CPU. Compatible with Xbox gamepad (recommend) or Direct Input 8 Controllers.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23

Outcast is an action-adventure game that has a special place in my heart. I received this game as a gift from my uncle from Italy in 1999. The interface was only in Italian, using the consecrated “prossimo – prossimo – prossimo – finire” (next – next – next – finish) to install the game. I found myself borrowing my mother's Romanian – Italian Dictionary as the game's interface itself was only in Italian. It was a unique experience for me, few other games impressed me (and forced me to learn a few words in Italian) as much in that period as Outcast did in 1999 (even today I have a strong positive bias towards this game that got unnoticed by most people but it is a unique game – even in this day of open world fests).

Outcast 1.1 is an updated form of the base game. It is optimized to support higher resolutions, some updates to the engine and theoretically fixed most bugs.


The visuals in Outcast did not age very well. The engine looks outdated but it is functional.
The story of the game is somewhat of a cliché: People invented inter-dimensional travel. They made a big mistake and Planet Earth will be destroyed in a few weeks. They recruit Cutter Slade, the model soldier, black ops specialist; William Kauffman, the german guy that worked on the original project; Marion Wolfe the woman that is not a romantic love interest and nothing bad will ever happen to her and Anthony Xue, the guy who is never wrong... ever. They are sent through the wormhole to fix things from the other side, one after the other, Cutter Slade (the player's character) being the last (always send weak scientists first I say! Elite soldiers last!).

When Cutter arrives in Ranzaar he discovers that Xue and Kauffman are nowhere to be seen, No women are in Adelpha (with the exception of an island you will never visit) and that Marion is taken hostage by the evil Fae Rahn. Cutter discovers that a mythical figure called Kazar has foreseen his coming and that he must collect fabled artifacts called Mons to defeat Fae Rahn and save both Adelpha and Earth.

The five regions of Adelpha are beautiful and each has a unique aesthetic. The water, reflections, and shadows look very good (for the age it was made in), the buildings and foliage look ok-ish.

The main characters look typical for the era, many of the characters remind me of 90's stereotypes. The Talaan are bipedal humanoids that think Cutter is the Messiah (unless he uses innocent Talaan for target practice during the game). The Talaan characters have a very good AI most of the time, they walk around and do things depending on their profession (farmers collect produce, soldiers patrol, merchants wave their arms like idiots etc.). The AI is not perfect, there are times when a Talaan stops to hug a door, wall or other inanimate object but most of the time it adds a pleasant step of realism to the game and improves the general feel.

The sound in the game is beautiful. The Moscow Symphonic Orchestra did its job well (the choir at the intro is exceptional and Talanzaar's oriental theme makes you feel you are an Arabian Knight) and contributes a lot to the tension during combat or the atmosphere while you are running around trying to find the Mons. I love the voice of the combat suit's AI (“HPK-12 ammo detected”, “Foreign material detected” etc.).

The voice acting can be pretty awful, sometimes good and most of the time just average. Sometimes Cutter feels like he is reading from a script with no emotion or sometimes Fae Rahn feels like he adds too much emotion to such an extent that you end up laughing when the dialogue wants you to feel tension etc.

Overall the game has a great aesthetic if you can get over its dated graphics. Exploring Adelpha is entertaining despite of some repetitive quests. It is a unique experience that can suck you in.


The game systems work as intended.
The interface was my worst enemy in the original game, the keyboard controls were tedious. Thank God we can customize the keyboard controls now in Outcast 1.1. This game has controller support however I cannot rate its efficiency as I did not use my controller in the game.

The weapons work and every single one of them is deadly. You improve the weapon with different modes that you can switch through to increase the damage, radius, speed of the projectiles etc. You cannot improve Cutter's stats in any way. Not like he needs it, he is the perfect soldier.

You can play the game in third person or first person. Most of the time third person is the way to go unless you need to shoot something with precision from a far away distance (projectiles have a fairly big range if you see something and it is not obscured you can shoot it and kill it).

A working stealth system is in place and many times you can avoid combat if you so desire.

The game has an open world with main and secondary tasks. Your five main tasks are to collect the Mons. Most secondary tasks (or quests... whatever) are to help the Talan either by resolving communication conflicts with your “high level mediation skills”, getting stuff for Talaan because you have a strong back, killing some bad Fae Talaan with your other "high level mediation skills", blowing stuff up for Talaan etc.

Outcast is easy in terms of difficulty. Because the game is so easy most of the utility items will go unused despite being useful in certain situations.

The puzzles in the game are diverse, from placing items in the right order, sound puzzles to shooting things in the right way to cause a big event that changes everything, the puzzles are fun, only a few outstay their welcome a bit (I am looking at you Okaar!).

The game is very well optimized. My system resource consumption was very low. I never experienced a crash to desktop or encountered any game breaking bugs (only one secondary quest in Motaar was unfinishable for me and it was not because of an action I took during gameplay).

A note: killing innocents might make the game unfinishable as many of the main tasks require you to gather information from civilians. If you kill them the others will not want to talk to you.


The game has some less fun moments but overall it is very enjoyable. Blowing up Fae Soldiers is fun, fighting the larger beasts is amusing especially a certain serpent and T-Rex. The way stuff blows up is fun, sometimes the Talaans say and do funny things (the Ulukai song is the cringiest and funniest song in the game), Cutter has a lot of one-liners that will either make you cringe or laugh etc. Overall the game is fun most of the time, even in its more cheesy moments (unless you absolutely hate Stargate SG-1 or other 90's clichés...).


Outcast 1.1 is a classic 90's story of a hero that saves the world. For the amount asked for it, the game is a bargain even when not on sale (just by following the main story you have a minimum of 18 - 25 hours of playtime). It is an open world game built with care, an open world where you do not chase towers or little pictographs on a map, the characters are very cheesy but they have personality, the story is not unique but it leaves you smiling up to the end.

Other notes:

Some achievements in the game are broken or only trigger when going to another region.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
For me, this game had a huge impact when I first played it as a kid back when it was released. A game with full 3D graphics in a semi open world was simply unheard of. The 1.1 version accessible through Steam is therefore a trip down to memory lane. The 3D graphics are in hindsight still quite the achievement and the story itself in combination with the ironic dialogues, still makes it worth a playthrough.

However, the game is glitchy as f*ck. Achievements are not given, though quests are completed and you can get 'stuck in the graphics' at times when you just forgot to recently save your game. Another serious turndown is the lack of challenge. In the year this game was released, gameplay was probably considered 'fast', but in 2016 no one will have a challenge fighting random enemies or even bosses.

So in summary: you will enjoy this game from a nostalgic perspective, but for gamers who are up for a challenge, go get a better shooter.

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160 of 178 people (90%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
I've been gaming since 1990 at least and probably before that, I have a few games that I've always loved long after the gaming world has moved on. Games such as Deus Ex, Asheron's Call and of course Outcast.

I first noticed it in a review from swedish PC gamer which i subscribed to at the time (or my dad rather) and I must have read the review and stared at the pictures a hundred times, then I got the demo and played it for hours and hours despite there not being much to do in the tutorial zone. The day I got the game I was so excited I almost ♥♥♥♥♥♥ myself while installing it and after that i spent days and days, weeks and weeks and months playing it over and over, trying different approaches.

If you like action, adventure, sci-fi with tones of fantasy, and of course a beautifully made world then you have to try this game!

Now be warned that although the game has received some updates it's still very old and the graphics can glitch a little and the sound quality of the voice acting could be better.

Please support the game so we can get a proper remake and eventually a continuation of this incredible story.
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100 of 111 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I never write reviews, but for this game I make an exception.
Outcast! A game I played when it was released in 1999 in a resolution of 320x240 on my pentium 3 450 mhz computer. Outcast had to compete with games like Half-Life back then. And one reason of why the sales numbers were so low, was because the game was using the cpu to render the game. People just didn't want to upgrade their cpu's or play on a low resolution and so the game didn't reach their goal of 1 million sales. Instead they sold around 400.000 copies. Outcast 2 was in development, but because of the disappointing sales, Appeal (the original developer) went bankrupt and Outcast 2 was never released.

About the game:
The game itself is absolutely fantastic. The story is very good! After I completed Outcast for the first time I was just overwhelmed by it's story. The developers did a very great job on it. It has drama, action, humor almost everything you can think of.

How does this 1.1 version run?
Well first of of all, let me show you my specifications of my computer:
CPU: AMD FX-8120 @ 3ghz
GPU: Palit GTX 770 2GB
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2x4 GB

I'm running the game on 1920x1080 and i'm getting a nice stable fps of around 30 fps. Just enough to run it smooth.

Are there bugs? Yes there are bugs. For example: when the camera is facing Slate (the character you play) the surrounding disappear. After the camera faces a different direction, everything comes back. That's the only bug that I have found for now. Ow and also the recreator (a Talan that can produce ammunition for you) isn't in the village like he was in the original game but in the rice field near the mountain. Not sure if that was in the original too and that he moved later to village but that doesn't really matter imho.

I really recommend you guys and girls to buy this game. It's a very small price, and with the 1.1 update you can run it in a nice resolution. Oh did I mention that the music is also very great! Music was made by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and adds so much atmosphere to the game.

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50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
This game is amazing and if the developers can get enough money for an HD reboot then it would surely be a top game. It already is in terms of gameplay, however the graphics are lacking. I always find myself completely immersed when I play this game for some odd reason, you just keep wanting to know more about the game world and get further in the story.
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53 of 60 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Finally, Outcast can be enjoyed on modern PCs easily and without too many bugs. It works great on my machine and the game hold up fantastically. Music, lore, voice acting etc. are still special 15 years after the original release. Even the old voxels look very beautiful with high resolution and a big drawing distance. There is a special organic feel to this world that has only come to polygon engines pretty recently. Still my favourite game of all time because it established a solid living and breathing open world much earlier and IMO more successfully than GTA 3 and Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind. What makes Outcast so very special is that everything has a purpose and fits together well to form a harmonic whole.
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44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
One of the best games of all time and one of my favorites.
Bought again only to support you guys ( already have the original in CD-Rom and GOG version)
Only need to solve some bugs ( the only bug I encountered so far, are the recreators scattered in all places of Adelpha, in shamazaar standing in front of the mountain nest and not in his workshop in the village, in Okriana in the middle of the desert )
Good Story, Fantastic world. Beautiful music. I Recommend this game to anyone.
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
One of the best games I have played. A truly vibrant living word to explore with great depth to its backstory, and I'm overjoyed at this updated version so I can once more dive into the wonders of Adelpha.
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40 of 46 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2015
When I was a kid, my father and I played the demo a lot. We passed hours on the tutorial zone.
And one day, my father bring back the big box edition, day one. We were so excited.
But our computer was too weak to support the voxel and the game was too " ressource needy "
We were disappointed, but eh, ♥♥♥♥ happens.

Since this day, I never play the demo again, but I still keep my dream. The dream of walking into a full 3D voxel world, with a lot of quest, and pnj.

You know what makes me think it was a good game ? When I was a kid the simple demo made my father and I dream. Just the demo. Leaving a mark in our minds for eternity.

Now I can play this dream.

And I'm pretty happy.
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
I bought Outcast in 1999, shortly after release and it has been one of my favourite games of all time. Perhaps, nostalgia is one of the main factors but one can not deny Outcast is/was a solid adventure game.

Outcast takes you on a sci-fi journey in a parallel universe in which you are on a quest to save not one, but two worlds. The world filled with strange creatures and inhabitants and a rich story with romance and deceit.

Back in '99, Outcast was way ahead of it's time using technologies which haven't (often) been seen in other games. Technologies like: Lip Sync and characters would actually look you in the eyes. Outcast was one of the first 3D Sandbox games (as far as I know) with beautiful graphics. The world is amazing and fun to explore and every npc has his own role in the game. The CGI also was ahead of it's time and pretty well done combined with the terrific orchestral soundtracks. Due to this, the game's production costs were very high, which should not be a real problem if it sells.

Sadly, Outcast did not sell well, even though almost every game magazine gave it a perfect rating. A developing attempt was made for Outcast 2 but this never happened. The kickstarter for an Outcast remake failed aswell, so the only way we ever get to see an Outcast 2 is if the classic sells well.

Obviously, Nowadays this is not the prettiest game anymore and the controlls are a bit wonky. Still, Outcast remains a great sci-fi experience and it's still well playable. I recommend this game to anyone who is not afraid of aged graphics and just want an amazing experience playing one of the best games ever made.
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23.4 hrs
Posted: September 12
- You can pick and sell dinosaur sh*t which called gorgor zort (zort means sh*t in their language)
- You can kill everyone with dynamite and the folk will still love you
- When you burn a person with your flamethrower you can still speak to him, he's burning and screaming and falls to the ground, but he will still talking to you before he die

Its not only the best game i ever played, you can create so many funny bugs and try other things to troll people in this game.

And there are so many dialogues for playing good or for being an assh*le.

You will definitely not get bored by this game.
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3.6 hrs
Posted: September 10
Wow, I'm loving it.
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12.8 hrs
Posted: September 6
This is simply one of the best games ever created. In my Top-3 (along with Gothic 1 and Drakan: Order of the Flame).
I played it 100+ times since 1999, and I still want to return to this world.
I also supported kickstarter for HD-remake in 2014.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
time to finish what i started 15 years ago...btw is there a way to make bullets go faster? its like slowmo atm
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19.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
I've played this game every other year since it's release, I remember playing the demo to death before I got the full game, I hold it up there with the best. Other reviews will give you a list of the flaws but they tend not to bother me since I've sort of grown up with it.

What I love about this game is the grand musical score, large open areas with great back drops, the freedom to pretty much go where you want and the interesting world Appeal built. I remember the first time I played it to the end and the sense of wonder and awe it filled me with when discovering new areas or the story as you progress and discover what's happened before you arrived and the sadness that brings.

As many others have mentioned it was ground breaking for it's time but sadly did not meet the success it deserved, lets hope the remake can reboot this franchise and lead on to more!
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ShaSt One
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
In a few ways, Outcast 1.1 is ahead of its time. It impressed me with its storytelling, humor, sound, and some minor touches that made it feel like it's a game that goes the extra mile. But it shows its age in its visuals and gameplay. Combat feels rough, just navigating around feels rough. It has what is perhaps the most embarrassing running animation in all of video games.

I won't pretend I played a lot of the game, and I may give it another try down the road because I like its style. I guess if you go in embracing this older, clunky feeling gameplay then you may like the game. But it's just a little too rough in the gameplay for me and that was enough to convince me to stay outcasted for now. My recommendation of a somewhat similar but way more palatable RPG is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
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19.3 hrs
Posted: July 31
First thought - old but can be good. After few hours of gameplay I've realised how wrong I was. Again, old != classic OR GOOD. More than 10 years in gaming and never heard of that game. Too bad it didn't stayed that way. Story is not interesting, same goes for character design and optimisation is beyond awful.
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14.7 hrs
Posted: July 23
And now, after 17 years, I have finally finished this amazing game. It's unbelievable how ahead of its time it is.
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