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  • Summary: Investigate the inside of Mount Massive Asylum and live to uncover the mystery. In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors await inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, it has been recently re-opened by the research and charity branch of the transnationalInvestigate the inside of Mount Massive Asylum and live to uncover the mystery. In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors await inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, it has been recently re-opened by the research and charity branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation and operates in strict secrecy... until now. Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility and what he discovers treads a terrifying line between science, religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive. Outlast is a true survival horror experience which shows that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind itself. Are you prepared? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 90
    Jump scares may have your heart racing for a few seconds, however, creeping across that darkened courtyard with your batteries running out while something out there wants you tortured and dead will have you on edge until the experience ends.
  2. Feb 11, 2014
    85
    It's pure horror, as if you were in an IMAX cinema. It will surround you, and terrify you, especially in the very well crafted first hours. Then it gets a bit repetitive, but it's still an adventure you won't easily forget.
  3. Feb 5, 2014
    80
    We would have asked Red Barrels for a little innovation instead of sticking to the new hide & run mechanics, but still, Outlast is an outstanding survival horror that will terrify pretty much everyone.
  4. Feb 15, 2014
    80
    It's not the sort of horror that'll stay with you long beyond the credits, not a quiet and subtle creep fest, but a blunt force shocker. And as such it's effective because it's just so damn drastic.
  5. Feb 10, 2014
    76
    For the most part, Outlast lives up to its reputation. Although a little too quick to link gore with horror for my liking, it rests upon wide foundations of creepiness and builds on them with a good amount of tension and urgency.
  6. Play UK
    Mar 10, 2014
    73
    A great example of the new wave of indie horror, Outlast isn't revolutionary or particularly terrifying, but some great jump scares and a fun, cheesy story make it well worth checking out. [Issue#241, p.72]
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    70
    If you already own the PC version, there is absolutely zero reason to purchase this again. On the other hand, Sony is releasing it for free for PS members right off the bat, which is a tough price to argue down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 142
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    This game is amazing! I have it for both PC and now PS4. Overall this game is probably one of the most spookiest games I've played in awhile!This game is amazing! I have it for both PC and now PS4. Overall this game is probably one of the most spookiest games I've played in awhile! Also if your a PS Plus member it's free! That's the best part, even though I would buy it again if it wasnt. To be honest I first thought this game would be like the rest of the horror genre which is all action now but it isn't..it's a classic! Instead of shooting you actually have to hide which makes the game even scarier! Overall this game is great for people who like horror and challenging games or just for people that want to have some jumpscares and be spooked out! This an amazing game and of you have PS plus don't miss this opportunity! Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2015
    10
    This game is amazing! I have it for both PC and now PS4. Overall this game is probably one of the most spookiest games I've played in awhile!This game is amazing! I have it for both PC and now PS4. Overall this game is probably one of the most spookiest games I've played in awhile! Also if your a PS Plus member it's free! That's the best part, even though I would buy it again if it wasnt. To be honest I first thought this game would be like the rest of the horror genre which is all action now but it isn't..it's a classic! Instead of shooting you actually have to hide which makes the game even scarier! Overall this game is great for people who like horror and challenging games or just for people that want to have some jumpscares and be spooked out! This an amazing game and of you have PS plus don't miss this opportunity Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2020
    9
    Outlast is always mentioned among the best horror games on the PS4. The developers were able to make the most out of the resources they had.Outlast is always mentioned among the best horror games on the PS4. The developers were able to make the most out of the resources they had. The lack of combat allowed this game to focus solely on providing a quality horror experience. The reason it's not perfect is that the jump scares are occasionally too frequent. I think it could be perfect with more tense build-up sometimes. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2014
    8
    The game has a very interesting plot, interesting characters and enemies. But the game is a bit unbalanced and not optemizirovanna. And sinceThe game has a very interesting plot, interesting characters and enemies. But the game is a bit unbalanced and not optemizirovanna. And since the game is cool Expand
  5. Oct 12, 2020
    8
    O primeiro jogo de terror com história mesmo que me lembro de ter contato. Até hoje é um dos melhores, realmente bem assustador. Não é muitoO primeiro jogo de terror com história mesmo que me lembro de ter contato. Até hoje é um dos melhores, realmente bem assustador. Não é muito meu estilo mas valeu a pena mesmo assim. Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2014
    8
    Outlast had me hooked from the start as you approach the Mount Massive Asylum you really feel that sense of dread your character feels as youOutlast had me hooked from the start as you approach the Mount Massive Asylum you really feel that sense of dread your character feels as you have to enter. The first half hour of the game manages to pack in suspense and genuine dread and one part in particular gave me the biggest jump scare in the whole game and the music/sound effects are done to perfection.

    The sense of dread and unease is present pretty much throughout the games playing time but after a while you know whether you are going to enter an area where you are in danger or it's simply another long winding corridor to travel through. The AI in this game is a bit hit and miss as the enemies tend to travel pre mapped tracks so avoiding them is normally a matter of waiting for them to turn their back and then move, but you do have to be careful not to go too soon from cover/hiding positions and when you are chased it's genuienly thrilling/scary.

    I did find myself getting frustrated sometimes as it's unclear some areas you can actually climb up and long winding corridors can become confusing at first but once you get your bearings it's fine.

    I thought the story built up superbly but then unfortunately the ending of the game was a big let down for me as I just felt it was a bit weak and a shame and I was left feeling a bit dissapointed.

    Overall the mood/atmosphere is great, the sound is amazing but the AI isn't too smart and the game can become a little confusing when you are not quite sure where to go (although those moments don't happen too often) and the ending is pretty poor in my opinion. But Outlast is ultimately a fun horror game that oozes atmosphere and well worth playing for horror fans.
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  7. crs
    Feb 5, 2014
    0
    Annoying as hell and am glad I didnt pay for it.

    Difficulty way too hard. Level design very poor Developer who forgets games should
    Annoying as hell and am glad I didnt pay for it.

    Difficulty way too hard.

    Level design very poor

    Developer who forgets games should be fun and not ridiculously hard.

    If you like dying and repeating the same section over and over you will love it.

    If you want a fun game which doesnt make you want to smash your controller this isnt for you.
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