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  • Summary: The story helps make even its silliest puzzle seem relevant and the game comprises an enormous world populated with interesting characters.
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  1. Jul 2, 2019
    10
    Outcast is an example of extraordinary storytelling. The whole world history is done from scratch. Developers made an enormous amount of workOutcast is an example of extraordinary storytelling. The whole world history is done from scratch. Developers made an enormous amount of work to breathe life in that project. Language, locations, religion - everything is perfect.

    For 1999 the game graphics were fantastic. The opening video still in 2019 looks cool. I wish there are more games like those now. Unfortunately, we will see no sequel, we will still have more commercial projects, not artistic ones like Outcast. But still, we have a chance to play it and play the remastered version.

    It's a miraculous game. I can't say less than that.
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  2. Feb 23, 2015
    10
    legend game ever
    good story line
    good musics good artifact intelligence good atmosphere good characters good quest line only thing game
    legend game ever
    good story line
    good musics
    good artifact intelligence
    good atmosphere
    good characters
    good quest line
    only thing game is flawless and perfect
    thanks infrogrames
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  3. Jan 22, 2013
    10
    This is one of the few games that I would ever rate a 10. The music is incredible, the atmosphere and level design really pull you into theThis is one of the few games that I would ever rate a 10. The music is incredible, the atmosphere and level design really pull you into the world and hours fly by. It's the kind of game that you must savor like a fine dish. I probably replayed it 6 times. I would pay good money for a remake of this. Expand
  4. Jan 22, 2020
    10
    A very revolutionary game, brilliant sci-fi, combining many genres into one, the plot is also very good.
  5. May 3, 2013
    10
    All in this game is amazing. Graphics? They were ahead of it's time. Art direction? Just great. Music? The score is perfect and always fit theAll in this game is amazing. Graphics? They were ahead of it's time. Art direction? Just great. Music? The score is perfect and always fit the game. Plot and characters? Great and u will be interested in story and world until u finish the game. Developers even created the whole language for habitants. Gameplay? Excellent mix of adventure and action. And did i mention absolutely fun voice cast here? Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2013
    10
    Truly a masterwork for its time. Voice, sound assets are superb. Strong and enthralling story line. And the voxel engine makes the sandboxTruly a masterwork for its time. Voice, sound assets are superb. Strong and enthralling story line. And the voxel engine makes the sandbox environment strangely organic and unique. Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2020
    5
    This page is pretty silly. To give this game a 10 or a 9, you have to be COMPLETELY blinded by nostalgia.

    I got it on Steam for 3 bucks the
    This page is pretty silly. To give this game a 10 or a 9, you have to be COMPLETELY blinded by nostalgia.

    I got it on Steam for 3 bucks the other day, also due to nostalgia. I had the game on PC when I was 9 years old, but I was too young to figure anything out and was confused and intimated by the open-ended structure.

    The game was very ambitious for its time and unique in its usage of voxel graphics, voice-over work for every single character (though it's mostly terrible, e.g. there is no unified approach to the pronounciation of Talan words), and player freedom and choice. It was, however, already a total GLITCH FEST back in 99 and it has not aged well at all. The graphics are not pleasant to look at, the music is VERY repetitive and thus gets grating very fast and there is an INCREDIBLE amount of jank and bugginess to be experienced. I'm talking: The main character entering the swimming animation out of nowhere on solid ground, the game straight up crashing to desktop after a cut-scene, your Twon-Ha (basically alien horse) glitching out and not letting you ride it anymore, which means that you have to spend hours walking everywhere etc etc.

    I would really like to finish this game to tie up this loose knot in my gaming career, but it is reeeaaaally testing my patience with this BS. Also, it's a game that practically begs to be played with a guide if you want to complete the side-quests, because you can lock yourself out of doing some of them if you don't do things in the right order and also because remembering which Talan is who and wants what becomes almost impossible if you talk to too many, as they all pretty much look the same.

    in 1999, this would've probably gotten an 8 for its scope, dialogue, world design, and just straight-up uniqueness. Buuuuut it is 2020 and a 5/10 is really already pretty generous on my part. Sadly, the remake also doesn't seem to have handled things well, from what I've read. What a missed opportunity.
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