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  • Summary: Outcast: Second Contact is an open world action-adventure game taking the player to an extra-terrestrial planet as dangerous as it is beautiful. You take the role of Cutter Slade, an elite soldier sent on a mission to Adelphi, home of an ancient and advanced alien civilisation. Your choicesOutcast: Second Contact is an open world action-adventure game taking the player to an extra-terrestrial planet as dangerous as it is beautiful. You take the role of Cutter Slade, an elite soldier sent on a mission to Adelphi, home of an ancient and advanced alien civilisation. Your choices and actions will determine humanity's survival.

    Outcast: Second Contact is the complete remaster of the cult game Outcast. The first open, 3D world in the history of video games and a true pioneer in the action-adventure genre -- the original game won over 100 awards including adventure game of the year!
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 29, 2017
    85
    Although not without its flaws, the everlasting quality of this game cannot be overlooked. New graphics, magnificent world, great characterization, good story and phenomenal music, make this old school gem a blast to play. Clunky gunplay and controls can stand in the way sometimes, but overall, they are not enough to ruin the experience of traversing through Adelpha.
  2. Nov 20, 2017
    82
    A fine remake of a game that deserves to be played as much as it gets fondly remembered.
  3. Nov 21, 2017
    82
    Outcast: Second Contact succeeds in bringing the experience of the original game over to the modern era, despite some of its issues. The work done in the visual and music department is worthy of applause and most of the design changes are spot-on. If some of the missteps regarding the controls and camera system, as well as the bugs that are present, were avoided then the overall score would have been quite a bit higher. As it stands, if you have fond memories of the original and want to relive that experience, Outcast: Second Contact is a very faithful adaptation that will take you upwards of 18-20 hours to finish.
  4. Nov 14, 2017
    70
    Outcast: Second Contact is a very good remaster as the core of the game remains unchanged while it's looks have been completely overhauled to fit modern hardware and players. A very good way to bring the nostalgia vibe for the seasoned players, and to make younger players discover this adventure.
  5. Nov 22, 2017
    67
    Even as a remake, Outcast: Second Contact isn't up to date, but offers a very purist open-world experience.
  6. Jan 21, 2018
    60
    An experience that still has a lot to offer eighteen years after its release, and when nothing else, it serves as a textbook of the whole game scene development. Otherwise, it suffers for its outdated systems and poor technical state, not even good visuals can save it.
  7. Games Master UK
    Dec 22, 2017
    55
    Outcast hasn't improved on its accessibility enough to appeal to modern audiences. [Jan 2018, p.80]

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  1. Nov 15, 2017
    10
    Outcast Second Contact is a remake of a cult game from the late 1990s. It's not a half-ass HD re-release like many others, but a real remakeOutcast Second Contact is a remake of a cult game from the late 1990s. It's not a half-ass HD re-release like many others, but a real remake that is really looking nice with 2017 graphics, very good soundtrack and a superb game world (a planet called Adelpha). I played the original Outcast back in the late 1990s on a powerful PC and liked it a lot. Last year I played the Outcast 1.1 which was basically a HD relaunch of the old game. And now with Outcast Second Contact it's basically Outcast 2. Well it's still the same game, but the graphics and the gameplay have been brought from 1999 to 2017 standards. It used to be a Triple-A game back then, and it had no Triple-A budget in 2017 (the new intro-movie is certainly lower budget). Outcast Second Contact is exactly what I hoped for, a 2017 version of Outcast. So let's hope it get successful so that we will get a whole Outcast franchise in the next years. The game world is so unique with it's own language, back story, unique characters and species, it really deserves a lot of recognition. Well done. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2017
    10
    El regreso de una obra maestra como es Outcast de 1999, en forma de Remake que nos vuelve al mundo de Adelpha, Quizas las animaciones sonEl regreso de una obra maestra como es Outcast de 1999, en forma de Remake que nos vuelve al mundo de Adelpha, Quizas las animaciones son mejorables pero gráficamente considerando el tamaño del equipo de desarrollo lo considero Sobresaliente, La BSO es perfecta para el juego , totalmente orquestada ,es más accesible que el juego original en el tema de léxico y la interfaz. Sin duda tantos jugadores nuevos como vetaranos lo disfrutarán Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2018
    7
    Visually speaking it is a great remake and large nostalgia factor.

    Other aspects are less so, which is not the fault of the remake but the
    Visually speaking it is a great remake and large nostalgia factor.

    Other aspects are less so, which is not the fault of the remake but the original game I guess. I played that a long time ago and can't remember all the aspects, but I remember the first variants of the remake had control and UI issues. Most of them have been fixed in Second Contact.

    The notebook organization is frustrating after some time. Weapon naming is confusing. No quest markers or aids(really old game). Fetch quests across hard to traverse terrains. Regions accessible through several hops at opposite ends of the maps. Non-remastered audio (originals were recorded in low-f only?). Sponge enemies.
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