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Mixed or average reviews- based on 568 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: 41 out of 99
  2. Negative: 24 out of 99
  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. Feb 23, 2020
    10
    incredible story. Although to understand is hard. game has epic story, cool graphics, new camera updates. if you can not understand story itincredible story. Although to understand is hard. game has epic story, cool graphics, new camera updates. if you can not understand story it can became you will say it sucks. but no nowadays many games hc many secrets it encourages you to investigate and for me it is very cool 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. Feb 9, 2020
    7
    Отличная игра, достойное продолжение. Благодаря концовки (начиная примерно с кровавого дождя) игра дотягивает до своей оценки 7/10, перваяОтличная игра, достойное продолжение. Благодаря концовки (начиная примерно с кровавого дождя) игра дотягивает до своей оценки 7/10, первая половины игры бред, пробежки по деревушке ни о чем, подумал, что данная часть провал полный, но концовка все исправила. Проходить можно и нужно! Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2021
    6
    A decent atmospheric horror, but nowhere near as wholesome as Outlast and Whistleblower. The sequel still has the same (although improved)A decent atmospheric horror, but nowhere near as wholesome as Outlast and Whistleblower. The sequel still has the same (although improved) camera/nightvision mechanic, plays similarly and looks pretty good, but sadly lost quite a bit from the unsettling atmosphere of the original, and it repeatedly and deliberately broke the immersion, which made it feel more inconsistent. It also largely relied on gore and sexual violence to induce the horror, which is not my cup of tea. Still a pretty decent game, just not as satisfying as the original. Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2021
    5
    Seeing that this game came after Outlast , it got worse the environment got less scary and the only thing that happens is people chasing you.
  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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