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  • Summary: Investigate the inside of Mount Massive Asylum and live to uncover the mystery. In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors await inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, it has been recently re-opened by the research and charity branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation and operates in strict secrecy... until now. Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility and what he discovers treads a terrifying line between science, religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive. Outlast is a true survival horror experience which shows that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind itself. Are you prepared? Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 90
    Jump scares may have your heart racing for a few seconds, however, creeping across that darkened courtyard with your batteries running out while something out there wants you tortured and dead will have you on edge until the experience ends.
  2. Feb 11, 2014
    It's pure horror, as if you were in an IMAX cinema. It will surround you, and terrify you, especially in the very well crafted first hours. Then it gets a bit repetitive, but it's still an adventure you won't easily forget.
  3. Feb 5, 2014
    We would have asked Red Barrels for a little innovation instead of sticking to the new hide & run mechanics, but still, Outlast is an outstanding survival horror that will terrify pretty much everyone.
  4. Feb 15, 2014
    It's not the sort of horror that'll stay with you long beyond the credits, not a quiet and subtle creep fest, but a blunt force shocker. And as such it's effective because it's just so damn drastic.
  5. Feb 10, 2014
    For the most part, Outlast lives up to its reputation. Although a little too quick to link gore with horror for my liking, it rests upon wide foundations of creepiness and builds on them with a good amount of tension and urgency.
  6. Mar 10, 2014
    A great example of the new wave of indie horror, Outlast isn't revolutionary or particularly terrifying, but some great jump scares and a fun, cheesy story make it well worth checking out. [Issue#241, p.72]
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    If you already own the PC version, there is absolutely zero reason to purchase this again. On the other hand, Sony is releasing it for free for PS members right off the bat, which is a tough price to argue down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 76
  2. Negative: 4 out of 76
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    This game is amazing! I have it for both PC and now PS4. Overall this game is probably one of the most spookiest games I've played in awhile! Also if your a PS Plus member it's free! That's the best part, even though I would buy it again if it wasnt. To be honest I first thought this game would be like the rest of the horror genre which is all action now but it isn''s a classic! Instead of shooting you actually have to hide which makes the game even scarier! Overall this game is great for people who like horror and challenging games or just for people that want to have some jumpscares and be spooked out! This an amazing game and of you have PS plus don't miss this opportunity! Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    Must have for all horror survival fans! And yes, you are going to die SEVERAL times! Get over it and enjoy this game for what it is. It accomplishes it's goal of being a dark, tense, yet thrilling experience. The story is just as good as any horror movie story... if you're expecting a great story, go watch Raiders of the Lost Ark! Those turned off by looking for keys and such... what do you expect, instant gratification??? And no, there's no save as you step which is a bogus way to get through these games anyway. When you get through a part, it doesn't take you all the way back... just to the sequence just accomplished (not the entire level). You have to think and think fast (while at times running and hiding fast). The game immerses you in the moment and takes you on a horrifying & disturbing journey. Well done and recommended. Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2014
    I have been waiting for a console game of this quality for the horror genre! This game gets a 10 out of 10 for me. It is a stealth game that had me wanting to find, read, and understand everything. It keeps me going back. It will scare the heck out of the hardened horror movie enthusiast (jump scares). Great game and I will be looking for more from Red Barrels in the future. Great game, very fun. Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2014
    Outlast is the best Horror game I've played in MANY years. Quite literally horrifying in every sense of the word! It would of been 10 except for the fact it gets quite samey. Turn on X amount of valves to turn on the power and get out, etc. It got a little repetitive. Except for that, a game which does exactly what it says it will. Scare the living Jesus out of you. Expand
  5. Mar 10, 2014
    I did jump a few times while playing outlast, the sound is good, and the graphics are better, and the story is solid. The ending leaves you ready to play the dlc. Worth your time! Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2014
    Best game out there on the PS4 in my opinion, at least while we all wait for "that game that's going to blow our minds"!

    Based on the fact
    the game is free, it should get a 10 by default but in the intrest of fair play, and the fact that i wanted to review the game in its own right and not just the fact that its free I have given it an 8.

    Graphics: 8 genuinely realistic, especially in night vision mode.

    Sound/ atmosphere: 9 doesn't matter how big and brave you are, this game WILL give you the fright in many places.

    Story: 7 The characters are interesting but it does not really go into any detail with any of them. The story isn't incredible but there is enough about it that will make you want to play until the end to see what happens.

    Replay Value: 6.5 You cant really do anything differently enough to make a big impact 2nd or 3rd time round.

    Over all: Solid 8. The game is out to scare you, and it will. Graphics, sound, location, all of these things are well thought of and well delivered. Just a shame the characters who all seem very interesting do not play a bigger role than being obstacles to overcome.
  7. Mar 10, 2014
    Boring boring boring. Cannot describe how much this game angers me. It isn't scary, it is just incredibly loud when the music kicks in. A bit like how adverts between TV programmes are always slightly higher in volume well this game takes that to the extreme.

    I would have turned the music down a tad but guess what you cannot adjust the music. Completely overrated game I wouldn't wish on anyone.

    "ah a FPS with no weapons, must vote it great" really no just don't it is awful. Save your bandwidth.

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