A Horror Game That Will Make You Fall Out of Your Seat - A Review of Outlast

Overall, this game is recommended for avid horror game players and delivers great scares.

On September 4th, Red Barrels released Outlast on Steam for $19.99. It is currently only available for PC, but later on next year it will be available for PS4. Outlast takes place in Mount Massive Asylum, a closed asylum that's secretly open on the inside. Your character is a reporter investigating for a field report and manages to enter the asylum, which eventually leads to a chain of horrible events.

Graphics: Outlast delivers a terrifying environment, developed by the Unreal Engine 3. For being a survival horror game, the graphics are stupendous compared to others.

Gameplay: The gameplay on Outlast is smooth and user-friendly. Using simple PC game controls, the game doesn't stray too far from other games. Unlike most first person horror games, when you look down you can actually see your body. The movement is fluid and the controls overall are great.

Horror Factor: The most of you came here to probably see how scary Outlast truly is. And I have to say, it really packs a punch. With enemies gruesomely detailed, you can see their terrifying faces clearly. With jump scares and fast-paced chases, the game doesn't fail to deliver a scary experience. This game is recommended for horror game veterans, but if you're a newcomer, don't be afraid to delve right in. I'll say right now that the game is scary enough to make me quit out of fear. 10/10.

Storyline: The story is unique and clever, and once you beat the game you'll feel rewarded. The voice acting is spot-on as well. The game offers over 5-6 hours of gameplay, depending on how you play it.

Summary: Outlast is a must-have for any horror game fanatics out there. I personally think that it is scarier than Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but that's just me. If you want a truly terrifying experience, then go get your copy of Outlast now!

Published Nov. 5th 2013
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  • Cordy Coleman
    If you really want to see how scary outlast is watch IGN's "How scary is outlast" you'll see
  • Caden Moniz
    Featured Correspondent
    I watched it a few days ago. I love IGN
  • JohnHeatz
    Featured Correspondent
    Hey, pretty nice review! I'm currently playing the game to get my own done, and I agree with you, this game is for horror veterans, and can make you quit out of fear...have already thought about doing so!
  • Caden Moniz
    Featured Correspondent
    Thanks! It's my first one, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll probably make more in the future.
  • Don Gibson
    You had to stopped playing, because that game was so literally horrifying.. This is a great review, the game was as perfect as you described it.. Hope to reading more from you..
  • Caden Moniz
    Featured Correspondent
    Really happy that you enjoy it! And I'll be writing some more tomorrow. It'll be guides about CoD: Ghosts. I'll make more reviews if I get more positive feedback.
  • Coatedpolecat
    Featured Correspondent
    yeah keep writing it all, reviews, opinion pieces, guides/walk-through's. Just work out those writing muscles. It can only help. :)
  • Coatedpolecat
    Featured Correspondent
    Good review! I'm looking forward to this game. As a console player, the "WASD" I have not a clue that just using a keyboard. You may want to clear that up.
    Again solid read, enjoyed it. :)
  • Caden Moniz
    Featured Correspondent
    It's my first review, so I'm glad that you like it. I'll clear that up right now.

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