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Mixed or average reviews- based on 620 Ratings

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  • Summary: Outlast 2 introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town, deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times and you’re right in the thick of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. Apr 25, 2017
    100
    A perfect storm of gore, atmosphere, tension, scripted and unscripted scares and a memorable plot that dares to explore darkness that can hide within the human psyche, what more can be said? Playing the game on even just normal mode for seven and a half hours was an inviting challenge of fear, misery, adrenaline, and despair which when combined together spells out fun in my book. The closest thing I can give to a negative is that the ending is a severe cliffhanger, and I hope to hear that Red Barrels will be tying up the story one way or another. I’m in love with a monster, and her name is Outlast 2.
  2. Apr 24, 2017
    87
    Outlast II is the perfect sequel: it keeps and improves all the good aspects of the original. It's intense and very scary –so much so we think it's already a new horror classic.
  3. Apr 24, 2017
    85
    Stealth and pursuit haven’t changed much in Outlast 2, but it excels as a beautiful, brutal journey through extreme spiritual anxieties.
  4. Apr 24, 2017
    80
    If you liked Outlast, you will definitely love this sequel, which, though not perfect, is one of the most terrifying experiences ever.
  5. CD-Action
    Jun 30, 2017
    75
    Rather than nerves of steel Outlast 2 requires a stomach of steel, because it’s more repugnant than scary. I’m not quite sure whether an emphasis on shocking with atrocities is a sign of lack of talent on developers’ part or there is some deeper meaning to all this gore, but Outlast 2 undoubtedly includes a couple of scenes that push the boundaries of interactive horror. [07/2017, p.68]
  6. Apr 24, 2017
    70
    Think of it as a ride through a really amazing haunted house: you don't have a ton of control and sometimes the ride breaks down for a moment or two, but it's basically guaranteed to leave you scared out of your mind.
  7. 40
    The long and short of it is that Outlast 2 is generic, stereotypical, and poorly designed. There was so much initial promise, with a great premise and some truly stunning visuals, but the onslaught of everything we’ve seen a hundred times before in horror games with much smaller budgets than this left me feeling bored, frustrated, and even vaguely insulted. Truly a sequel in name alone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 111
  2. Negative: 26 out of 111
  1. Apr 25, 2017
    10
    this game is good as long as you know what you at looking for. The game lives upto its reputation. do not go my word or reviews try it yourthis game is good as long as you know what you at looking for. The game lives upto its reputation. do not go my word or reviews try it your self to experience story, atmosphere , graphics and sound effects. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    Ten points just because of Jessica. And since the game is not bad, however, the short storyline, and a lot of running around from all sorts ofTen points just because of Jessica. And since the game is not bad, however, the short storyline, and a lot of running around from all sorts of idiots, it is very annoying, but the graphic part with the storyline in the school is chic. Expand
  3. May 5, 2017
    9
    The first impression of the game are the same as on the demo. Everything is cool, and nothing is clear. The story is so twisted that after theThe first impression of the game are the same as on the demo. Everything is cool, and nothing is clear. The story is so twisted that after the passage I had to look to other theories and making guess youtubers. But Red Barrels, you sick freaks. Such a good story crafted to detail I haven`t seen in any other game. Although sometimes the story begins to pull vomiting out of blood / guts, etc. Graphic component is great. You can really call it next-gene now. And scripted-scenes become much better here than in the first part. However, if you are so rich company Red Barrels, why you did`nt buy motion-cap technology? Innovation. The new system of capture notes just amazing, for that respect to you. Now you really feel like a journalist. The same feeling about the note. Now you can go to the main menu and view the records. As a result, after the walktrough of this game I have a good impression. I recommend for purchase, and hey, Red Barrels, make DSL or continue to learn more about the story. Before, I did`nt use to like you, Red Barrels, but now I`m your quite a big fan. Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2017
    7
    Nothing too spectacular really, I guess I am suffering from to high expectations, as it was recommended as the scariest game ever... it goesNothing too spectacular really, I guess I am suffering from to high expectations, as it was recommended as the scariest game ever... it goes nowhere near scariness of evil within, or silent hill, it's not extremely bad ether, if you are afraid or darkness and freaks then this is your game... Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    6
    Outlast 2 doesn't manage to scare me like the first game did, the gameplay remains exactly the same while carrying the same flaws the firstOutlast 2 doesn't manage to scare me like the first game did, the gameplay remains exactly the same while carrying the same flaws the first game had and more. This game essentially comes down to running from point A to point B for 8 or so hours. Its a mixed bag of a game, i really don't know if this is a good game or not. Expand
  6. May 19, 2017
    5
    This game has an amazing graphic but sadly it’s too dark in the area, I can see nothing without turning on the camera every time. Finding aThis game has an amazing graphic but sadly it’s too dark in the area, I can see nothing without turning on the camera every time. Finding a way to run is very confusing because it’s too dark and area is too narrow, so every time I am stuck in a corner or a group of madman and dying and repeat the same process until I found my way out.

    Hiding in this game is useless, because enemy will find you anyway no matter where you hide, so you can run only to progress throughout the game. When you want to run to the checkpoint, the character is always exhausted and then you die which is frustrated sometime because you have to listen to the same dialogue and getting jump scare over and over, which won’t make you feel scared anymore.
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  7. Jul 12, 2020
    0
    The level design of this game compared to the last one, is **** diabolical. There were a lot of levels where i got stuck for about 30 minutesThe level design of this game compared to the last one, is **** diabolical. There were a lot of levels where i got stuck for about 30 minutes because i didn't know what to do or where to go, the main character is way too afraid to fight 80 pound human skeletons cuz he is a **** This game is way too broken. And i feel like it was rushed pretty fast. DO NOT play this game. Expand

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