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  • Summary: As Waylon Park, the whistleblower who emailed Miles Upshur, you’ll witness psycho killers and asylum security face off as all hell truly breaks loose. Survive, and you may just have a chance to expose the terrible secrets at the heart of Mount Massive and unmask the true face of the Murkoff Corporation for all the world to see. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 6, 2014
    80
    Outlast: Whistleblower isn't quite as memorable as its parent game, but nonetheless provides plenty of grisly encounters and tells a more complete story.
  2. May 20, 2014
    80
    Whistleblower is a short DLC that surpasses the original Outlast game in terms of fear and atmosphere.
  3. May 6, 2014
    80
    Outlast: Whistleblower doesn’t muck around with a formula that’s already proven to work, and it subsequently succeeds at extending the spooky atmosphere of Red Barrels’ survival horror release. The new campaign accompanies the original game well, and even improves upon it in many ways. It also ups the ante in the terror department, hitting harder and more frequently, without relying too heavily on jump scares.
  4. May 9, 2014
    80
    It expands on the original background, and somehow manages to fix some of the few issues of the main chapter, namely linearity. A great DLC, which you should absolutely consider if you loved Outlast.
  5. May 8, 2014
    64
    Delivers more of the same gruesome locales and jump-scares as the core game, but doesn't introduce much new to the horror experience. Its sound design is still top notch, and it took me to some dark places that few video games ever dare to go.
  6. Jun 24, 2014
    60
    Taken as a fun Friday night of gaming, it’ll give you an excellent horror fix, leaving you shaken and strangely exhausted from the episodes of sustained suspense.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. May 9, 2014
    10
    Red Barrels delivers again. Found it even better than the original. Grisly, Hardcore, in your face horror. Love the setting and the characters. There are some scenes that will stick with you. Especially later on. I feel like I am reading a horror novel. Except living it. Imagine playing something like this on the Oculus Rift someday..how amazing and frightening would that be? Good to see there are still companies out there willing to do games this extreme. Dead Space is the only one I can think of in the last 10 years (Amnesia has nothing on Outlast). To American developers: There are still mature gamers out there! Can't wait to see what else Red Barrels cooks up. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    A very well made game that helps clarify the original games story and manages to be scary. I hope to see another sequel to this game, but also that they manage to change it up more too. Expand
  3. May 24, 2014
    10
    It's the most scariest horror over the past few months. We saw some new characters and ALIVE people. It showed player the scane of outlast from the other hand. Expand
  4. May 14, 2014
    9
    Outlast Whistleblower is a great add-on and really connects the plot of the original together. The DLC introduces some terrifying new characters; One specifically that I believe to be the best character yet in the game. The length is questionable, only running in between 1-2 hours, possibly longer if you take it slow. The game looks fantastic on PS4, and the sound is once again top notch. One frustrating thing about Whistleblower is that sometimes your aren't sure where to go. This leads to an enemy cornering you and forcing you to start over from a checkpoint which can really take the scare factor out of the game. Nonetheless, this expansion had me cringing on the first playthrough. I definitely recommend this game to anyone who was a fan of Outlast, it is well worth $9. Expand
  5. May 23, 2014
    9
    Whistleblower is, in many ways, a more realized piece than the core outlast game. The story is better developed, and as DLC, flushes out most of the elemebts that reained unknown with the first walkthrough. While including mostly similar environments, it is a treat to see them in the process of breakdown. Perhaps most importantly, the villans we encounter this time around are more varied, and make for a more slow burn scare and deeper sense of dread. The only place where whistleblower falters is in its length, but it is hard to fault it for this if we take it for what it is: an excellent, more deeply realized return to the truly scary locale of Mount Massive Asylum. Expand
  6. May 8, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First off, let me start by saying that Outlast is one of my favorite horror games of all time, and when I heard about Whistleblower, I was pretty excited. If you are looking for an experience completely different than the original Outlast, you should probably look elsewhere. Whistleblower is more of the same stuff that made Outlast great, and that is a good thing. I was truly scared through most of the game, but some parts were extremely frustrating and I kept dying. This kind of took away the scares and made it annoying. There's one part in the game where you have to find a key, while limping on a broken leg, and some crazy guy starts chasing after you. It took me 7 tries before I could successfully pass that mission, and by that time, I was not scared, just frustrated. So, bare in mind that this game can get extremely frustrating. It is very fun though and if you liked Outlast, you will like this! Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2014
    5
    the spooks and thrills kept me on the edge of my seat the whole day. this addition to the game has a good story but gets repetitive after a while and when re doing a mission it lacks the feel that you get the first time. it is very linear as there is almost always one path to go on. that doesn't say that it didn't scare my pants off. for what it is it is good overall but it did not fully reach my expectations. one good play through and it was over, no point to play it again. C Expand

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