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  • Summary: Outlast 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. Set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets. No conflict is ever black andOutlast 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. Set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets. No conflict is ever black and white. 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. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. May 1, 2017
    90
    Outlast 2 could well be the scariest horror game I have played to date. There were a few very minor gripes, but the isolation, desolation, and desperation were noticeable throughout. The sense of fear was more impactful than in the first game, and there were parts where I played hiding behind anything I could get my hands on. I went to Temple Gate, and I did not enjoy my stay. And by that statement alone, I have to applaud Red Barrels for creating such a brilliant game.
  2. Apr 28, 2017
    85
    Outlast 2 is a good horror experience, but feels frustrating and too linear in some gameplay moments.
  3. Apr 28, 2017
    80
    Even after 13 hours of gameplay Outlast 2 continues to be a frightening experience. The game has some design problems, of course, but the flaws are forgiven when you get a true survival horror atmosphere all the way to the end.
  4. May 1, 2017
    75
    Outlast 2 is sadistic and violent without being subtle about it. Fear is not beneath the skin; it just hits you in the head like a hammer. It's not perfect, but it is great.
  5. Apr 25, 2017
    70
    Outlast II is a good game, if it does exactly as you please. Unfortunately, that is not always the case which makes for a very frustrating game.
  6. Apr 27, 2017
    60
    Outlast 2 has some great design elements, and the night-vision handy-cam mechanic is still scary. But the jump scares and gore don't mix right with the elements of psychological horror, and the story retreads horror tropes that didn't need retreading.
  7. Apr 25, 2017
    20
    Red Barrels's game is an immature and hateful slight at anyone who dares to believe in a divine creator.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 56
  2. Negative: 16 out of 56
  1. May 1, 2017
    10
    I played same 10 hours on this game, on normal (as my son advised me that Outlast games are really hard on hard).
    A- GRAPHICS- The game looks
    I played same 10 hours on this game, on normal (as my son advised me that Outlast games are really hard on hard).
    A- GRAPHICS- The game looks beautiful. Textures are very detailed. Frame rates are high. The atmosphere created submerses you into the game (also, it's half the price of an AAA game- it is as nice as RE7- leave the VR aside).
    B- STORY- This is not a game for kids or teenagers. The subjects on the games are reserved for Adults. I found it compelling so far, though I anticipate the ending will not reveal everything.
    C- Game play. Unlike RE7, you never feel safe, there is no safe room or weapons to protect you. That is thrilling. Mechanics are great and I haven't find a bug. Also, there is a lot of trial and error, so be ready to die several times reasonlessly. Also, I understand people complaining about the game being repetitive however I do not feel that way about the game.
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  2. Jun 2, 2018
    10
    This game is easily one of the best horror games I've played. It's an intense ride from start to finish with an interesting story and horrificThis game is easily one of the best horror games I've played. It's an intense ride from start to finish with an interesting story and horrific monster designs. The switch between real world and otherworld gives the game an old Silent Hill kind of vibe, something that I've missed very dearly. The bandages, limited running endurance, and improved AI gives the game the depth that it's predecessors lacked. The areas give you just enough signposting to keep you going on the right track. With the new Story Mode update, there's no reason to miss out on this amazing experience. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2017
    8
    Outlast 2
    More anxiety than Horror
    In Outlast 2 you play as a cameraman working with your wife doing your investigative journalism thing,
    Outlast 2
    More anxiety than Horror
    In Outlast 2 you play as a cameraman working with your wife doing your investigative journalism thing, getting to the bottom of the possible murder of a pregnant woman
    And then your helicopter crashes, you can’t find your wife, and you spend the rest of the game trying to find her…
    Outlast 2 is more open feeling than the claustrophobic original…
    While at the same time much more linear feeling
    But I found it to be a lot more stressful…
    Instead of 4 hours, Outlast 2 clocks in at a little less than 7…
    Which felt to be a bit of a mistake...
    It feels like it drags on forever, mostly thanks to the games awful pacing…
    This is still la survival horror game, collect batteries for your camera, use that camera to record things and as a light source, collect bandages to heal yourself when you’re hurt and get through everything the game throws at you..
    Hide under beds, and in barrels and lockers...
    But the game is missing those tense moments the original had…
    I feel outlast 2 throws way too many enemies at your way too often…
    This is where the pacing issue comes in...
    You never have down time, you never have time to soak in the environment and let it creep you out… because beyond the first chapter the game is throwing multiple enemies for you to deal with around every corner... and it isn’t tense or scary, it’s annoying...
    Getting through sections of the game is frustrating...
    You never feel like stealth is a real option...
    It never really feels like it works…
    Enemey detection is way too sensitive and I felt like they always knew where I was
    and I felt like I had to trigger enemies, make them chase me, and run around the map to get past sections…
    And some points in the game you’re forced to deal with situations like this
    and it just never stops, making the game feel like a chore, especially in the final few chapters..
    The game is gorgeous though, and creepy
    it’s full of jump scares and surprises, especially with the random transitions between your location in this religious cult and a catholic school…
    The game never becomes predictable.
    And is definitely worth seeing through to the end,
    I don’t want to set any expectations, but I’ll just say it’s better than the original outlasts ending.
    Outlast 2 has a lot going for it, as does the series in general...
    I just wish it stuck to the one enemy at a time formula the original had... it made moments tense...
    instead of throwing multiple enemies at you that you cant deal with and never letting you breathe…
    Again, I was more annoyed by outlast 2 than I was scared by it…
    The Demo was a more enjoyable experience for me than the actual game
    I give Outlast 2
    a 7.5/10
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  4. Oct 1, 2019
    7
    good games just needs fighting mechanic.....................................
  5. Jun 2, 2020
    6
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  6. Jul 2, 2020
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. My thoughts on Outlast 2: (Spoilers Ahead)

    - They for some reason thought it was a good idea to go with the predictable, eyeroll worthy "twist" of your childhood friend being (y'know) by a catholic priest that was obvious less than a third of a way through the game

    - Most of the encounters are chases, which to me are the least scary parts of horror games, all you have to do is run in a line until you reach the destination. if you're fast enough, the enemy will never even catch up to you

    - The villains are all awful. One of them is basically Ferra/Torr from Mortal Kombat X but with a bow and arrow, 2 of them are catholic priests that really enjoy doing (y'know) to underage girls, and you never even truly "encounter" them, and another one is a heretic transgender...man? I don't know if they transitioned to male or female, to be honest.

    - One thing I can say nice about the game is that much like the first game, it's gorgeous and has phenomenal graphics. I think it even improves on the first game in this way, and in a few others which I will get to in a minute. But everything just looks so gorgeous in this game, the lighting is awesome, the reflections in the water are great, the night vision looks even better than in the first game. Overall, a very good-looking game.

    - There's a new mechanic called the "Slide", where you'll run and build up your momentum, and depending on your platform, you'll either hold CTRL, Circle, or B to then slide across the floor. There's also an achievement for this later in the game where you slide down a corridor filled with blood, and I thought that was pretty cool.

    - You can also crawl now, and not just crouch like in the first game, which I think is a nice touch. Something odd about crawling, though, is that at times, it felt almost faster than crouching. I don't know if this is true, but I just thought I'd point that out.

    - There's a new mechanic called the "Microphone" which allows you to hear the enemies around you. seems like a cool concept, but every time I play it I keep forgetting it even exists, because it's really not as useful as it sounds. especially when like I said before, most enemy encounters are chases.

    - The main villain appears in two scenes in the whole game. That's it, just two scenes. "Well," you may be thinking to yourself. "What if those two scenes helped establish him as a great villain and as a real threat?" But no, these scenes don't use his short time in the game sparingly. He interrogates someone in a church near the 25% mark of the game and then kills two people, and in the second one, at the END of the game, he commits suicide.

    - The plot of the entire game is hidden in a note offshore that you have to be TRYING to find, and the note basically tells you that these radio towers nearby are making the people in Temple Gate (the place you're at) hallucinate things...like the Anti-Christ coming. The entire plot of the game, by the way, was that these schizophrenic Christians believe that the Anti-Christ is coming.
    So basically, the plot of the game can be summed up with three words: "It's a hallucination."

    Overall, a bad game that I wouldn't recommend trying for yourself unless it's on sale.
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  7. Nov 28, 2019
    0
    Очень посредственная игра. 1700 рублей, выброшенные на ветер.

    Место действия: колхоз, который занимается выращиванием аккумуляторов для
    Очень посредственная игра. 1700 рублей, выброшенные на ветер.

    Место действия: колхоз, который занимается выращиванием аккумуляторов для видеокамер определённой модели (иначе как оправдать то, что аккумы валяются в сараях на каждом углу)

    Жители колхоза: тревожные люди - постоянно патрулируют свой колхоз с мачете в режиме воина. Почему они этим занимаются? Они живут в спокойном месте и туда никто не ходит - у них нет причин для паники.

    Игрок: Прибыл из сытой цивилизации, но не может дать отпор этим измождённым колхозникам. Не умеет бегать.

    Подача сюжета: Нам предлагают вникнуть в какую-то очередную историю про очередную ужасную секту, читая бредовые письма. Кому это интересно? Не понятно.
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