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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: 29 out of 69
  2. Negative: 18 out of 69
  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. Nov 7, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Scary, scary, and super scary. There is nothing more to say, this game speaks for itself. Expand
  3. Apr 29, 2017
    8
    Very good game scary and thrilling. Not as scary as the first one ( but thats great for me)
    But you won't be dissapointed a moment
    Great
    Very good game scary and thrilling. Not as scary as the first one ( but thats great for me)
    But you won't be dissapointed a moment
    Great stealty action makes the game only bettter.
    The reason I am only giving this an 8 is because its not as scary as outlast 1,sometimes frustration ( because that freaky woman keeps killing you over and over)
    The game only costs 30 euros on the playstation store
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  4. May 25, 2020
    7
    it looks good AF. and it actually makes you feel scared, because you can't even push people to escape (wich can be engaging, but frustratingit looks good AF. and it actually makes you feel scared, because you can't even push people to escape (wich can be engaging, but frustrating at the same time)
    nice plot but a bs ending.
    okay to spend some time in the pandemic
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  5. Sep 8, 2017
    6
    outlast 2 is a first person horror game and does many things right and also a lot wrong. the graphics look a lot better compared to the firstoutlast 2 is a first person horror game and does many things right and also a lot wrong. the graphics look a lot better compared to the first game, with all the textures looking a lot cleaner and the enviroments have a lot more variety, and there are times when game looks really pretty and it creates a really spooky atmosphere. the lighting I feel could have been done a little better, its essential that this game has many dark areas to make the camera a necessary tool to use and it makes you feel lost and creates panic when trying to find yourself through the darkness, but since your camera needs batteries to work, you need to be able to turn your camera off sometimes in order to conserve battery, and that means you need times where you have enough light to get through areas without us without using the camera the whole time, and unfortuently the game is so dark that there are not many times where you can actually see much of anything without the use of your camera and that can be frustrating, especially since this game is a lot more open than the first and its a lot harder to figure out where to go. the sounds in this game add a lot to the horror and atmosphere, with the chase music making me scream outloud some times, not a lot of variety though. the voice work is fine, nothing memorable about it or bad about it, which is a little unfortunate because I can distinctly remember some of the characters chilling voices and dialogue from the first game and whislteblower dlc but nothing really stands out here. the gameplay is kindof a mixed bag for me and it really depends on different sections of the game. first of all im happy to say that this game is more ambitious and takes great steps in making innovations from the first game when it comes to level design and some of the mechanics and story elements, but some of these ambitions ended up hurting the experience greatly. they made the game more open which created more panic when you were being chased and were trying to find a way to go and I felt this worked really well in early parts of the game, except when you would just hit one of the games many dead ends and turn around with like 4 men and women with knives and pitch forks forming a wall of inevitable murder. Unfortuently this really made the game frustrating when you get to the middle section of the game which takes place in the forest and there is little to no clear direction a lot of the time with an enemy that can attack you from a ranged distance. there were parts in this section of the game that were so frustrating that I wanted to quit the game entirely and the worst part was that this section of the game I didn't find scary at all and it took me about 2 hours or so until this part was over with. on a positive note, I loved how the game implemented some psychological horror into the game, and created some of the games best moments. when the game was scary, it was really scary. I didn't find the characters as memorable as the first game unfortuently and that was kind of a bummer but I still felt atleast two of the main bad guys for lack of a better term were pretty intimidating, with one of them being very forgettable to me, but I appreciate that they tried something different with this character. the story was kindof a mess, because unless your reading the files and notes you pick up, your gonna be left very confused by the end, and even if you do understand whats going on, I felt that the story was underwhelming in the same way a story about how in the end it was all just a dream is underwhelming, it has a similar thing going on. over all I was kind of disspaointed in the game as a whole, but the game was really scary most of the time and I really appreciate the developers for taking risks even though they didn't all pay off, and I think it is a game worth playing if you were a fan of the first game, but maybe wait for a discounted price. Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2020
    5
    I had heard this game is absolutely unfair in its difficulty, but I found that evasion wasn't the problem. The real challenge in Outlast 2 isI had heard this game is absolutely unfair in its difficulty, but I found that evasion wasn't the problem. The real challenge in Outlast 2 is finding out where the hell to go. There are some tight areas, fortunately, where progression is pretty clear, but there are many open spaces where I found myself circling the perimeter or zig-zagging the area looking for the next place I was supposed to go. Sometimes the game loads you in facing the wrong direction. At a key moment towards the end, I was loaded in facing my pursuers who killed me immediately. The game then respawned me in the right direction.

    Unlike the first Outlast, I never found Outlast 2 to be that scary. It had some pretty messed up aspects, but its attempts to disturb mostly felt forced. Things are unrelentingly f'ed up so early on that each new addition to the f'ed up department feels like a desperate attempt to one-up itself. Also, if you're ever pursued, reaching a checkpoint immediately makes the enemies forget you're there and practically disappear (unless it's a scripted conflict). Also, the consequence of dying is fairly light. You don't lose any progress and you're completely healed (your camera's batteries may also be replenished, but I don't remember this for sure).

    I liked the atmosphere and look. It kind of reminded me of RE4 and RE7 with a few of the more hellish set pieces of Bloodborne. I think it would've benefited from some form of self-defense - especially considering the sheer amount of enemies there are (especially in comparison to the first game). That doesn't necessarily mean you should be able to kill your enemies, but it would be nice to at least incapacitate them briefly to get out of the stickier situations so that you can get a lay of the land to find your next destination.

    As far as the story goes, it was easier to piece together than the first game, but leaves a lot more questions asked than answered. The notes may explain everything, but their presentation is kind of cumbersome, so I rarely read them.
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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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