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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Very Positive (268 reviews) - 94% of the 268 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 18, 2014

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Reviews

“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”
Kotaku

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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.

Story


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

    Minimum:
    • 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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Very Positive (268 reviews)
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Wardiaper
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I've been playing Witcher 3 and this game is like a general template for the Witcher 3. You ride this creature around (Roach) doing quests for villagers in several different open world lands. You are different than the creatures and npcs that inhabit this land. Here I have a pistol instead of swords and crossbow. The recreators (weapon smith) makes me ammo after collecting materials in the open world. You can travel through portals or use F-links (signposts). If there are the equivalent to witcher signs I can use later in the game than this in my mind is THE original Witcher game.

The gunplay so far with just the pistol (other weapons later in the game) is very fun. The cool thing with looking for someone in this game is that the other NPCs will tell you their general direction (north of here but I cannot see them from here, south west of here, etc.) or if you are close they will point at the NPC you are looking for. They do this even with the NPCs walking around so they are dymanically updating their position instead of NPCs being stuck in one place until you find them.

The game also has 172 achievements. I've recently started become interested in earning steam achievements and this is a great game to get some. Ten hours into the game and only have 20 out of 172 achielvements. Not bad for $5.99.

Oh yeah, graphics kinda suck, but luckily gameplay > graphics for me.
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BaronFeyd
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This game was a demo that came with Jurassic Park Trespasser. Finally get to play through this game. I must have spent over an hour playing that demo. Does anyone else remember that music video disk that came with JPT that had a powerman 5000 music video and some crazy video with a carrot that sang? Or am I the only person who bought Trespasser?
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JehanNikoumoukDelaMoule
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Sooo happy to play this game again :D :D Only played for 90 minuts for now, but all the memories are there, for all the Outcast lovers out there those are 5 euros well spent, childhood memories guaranteed :) Really sad that the kickstarter campaign didn't suceed but this remasterized version is there to dry our tears.

Kisses from Adelpha
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Bot
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Old desktop, dry cereal from the packet, saturday morning ritual.

Those are the memories that hit me straight away when I think of this game, a game I devoted years to from adolescence to pubescence. Is it good? No.
Is it too far beyond good for me to find words for? Yes.

I can't tell you why this game was amazing and original and something so unique it has never been replicated.
The best I can do is say the experience this game provides is worth more than I can say, buy it, I want my friends to buy it, I want everyone to play what is an amazing experience and if that doesn't sway you, hell i'll gift it.
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xarxas
( 23.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
this game... this game is piece of art. Played in 2016
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Anakin Solo
( 27.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
This game is awesome.
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[FEAR] Summer Sale!
( 40.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
What a great open world game. A game this old is a gem, and usually, I do not spend over 10 hours on old games, just complete everything and get out. This is an exception. I explored fully and messed around because this game is that good. 10/10 can't believe I never heard of this when I was young.
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👌TeenJackBauer👌
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
8.5/10 TJBs
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Plezmo
( 25.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
Ulukai ho!

Outcast is one of those strange chunks of video game history that remain timeless and continues to expand its cult following every year. And rightfully so , this game was way ahead of its time. Although hub based, the open world feels really full of life and diverse. It offers freedom few games at the time offered. Sneaking and/or third/first person shooting your way trough a sci-fi open world? Upgradeable weapons? Numerous VOICED dialog options for each and every NPC you come across? You can ride animals even? Teenage me would have wet his pants. Sadly I have missed this game when it came out , but now ,after all those years I can safely say this is one of the best games of '99. The orchestral soundtrack rocks my world. I have continued listening to it even after completing the game. Something I can say for few games.
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Euerfeldi
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
Still love it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I've been playing Witcher 3 and this game is like a general template for the Witcher 3. You ride this creature around (Roach) doing quests for villagers in several different open world lands. You are different than the creatures and npcs that inhabit this land. Here I have a pistol instead of swords and crossbow. The recreators (weapon smith) makes me ammo after collecting materials in the open world. You can travel through portals or use F-links (signposts). If there are the equivalent to witcher signs I can use later in the game than this in my mind is THE original Witcher game.

The gunplay so far with just the pistol (other weapons later in the game) is very fun. The cool thing with looking for someone in this game is that the other NPCs will tell you their general direction (north of here but I cannot see them from here, south west of here, etc.) or if you are close they will point at the NPC you are looking for. They do this even with the NPCs walking around so they are dymanically updating their position instead of NPCs being stuck in one place until you find them.

The game also has 172 achievements. I've recently started become interested in earning steam achievements and this is a great game to get some. Ten hours into the game and only have 20 out of 172 achielvements. Not bad for $5.99.

Oh yeah, graphics kinda suck, but luckily gameplay > graphics for me.
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159 of 176 people (90%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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93 of 104 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
In more than 20 years of gaming, Outcast has been the game, that was outstanding. Having beaten it for at least 5 times it is a joy to see that there is something going on. I'll just wait a few weeks, until the bugs are fixed, and enjoy another round.

By the way, I like the Idea of a well done OC 1.1 much more than an Episode I- or Matrix 3-type of Outcast 2.

This game is a legend. Atmosphere, leveldesign and storytelling are unmatched. Thanks for the revival.
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