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  • Summary: Outcast: Second Contact is an open world action-adventure game taking the player to an extra-terrestrial planet as dangerous as it is beautiful. You take the role of Cutter Slade, an elite soldier sent on a mission to Adelphi, home of an ancient and advanced alien civilisation. Your choicesOutcast: Second Contact is an open world action-adventure game taking the player to an extra-terrestrial planet as dangerous as it is beautiful. You take the role of Cutter Slade, an elite soldier sent on a mission to Adelphi, home of an ancient and advanced alien civilisation. Your choices and actions will determine humanity's survival.

    Outcast: Second Contact is the complete remaster of the cult game Outcast. The first open, 3D world in the history of video games and a true pioneer in the action-adventure genre -- the original game won over 100 awards including adventure game of the year!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Dec 5, 2017
    80
    Outside of the story, exploration, and puzzles, combat can play an equally big part in the overall story. But underneath the shiny new visuals, Outcast remains pretty much the same. Which means controls and combat that was fine if a little clumsy in 1999 is even more so today. But just like then, it’s quickly overlooked for what is an adventure quite unlike any other. An impressively realised world filled with character, moments of sheer triumph, and charm. Outcast: Second Contact is well worth a look for both fans and newcomers alike.
  2. Nov 27, 2017
    80
    Outcast was plucked straight out of 1999 and dropped into 2017, but in many ways it's better than what we have today. Sure, the combat is horrific and there are other details that clearly show the game is dated, but it doesn't matter. If you're looking for a modern masterpiece, this isn't it; instead, Outcast trips back to a time when games were all about exploration and being absorbed in the world. The alien Talan feel like real people who you'll want to help and they live in a world that feels alive in a way even games like Skyrim do not. Cutter Slade is an outrageous protagonist but he's lovable in his own way — the Nathan Drake of the 90's. These elements come together to create a package that's a pure joy to play through. This game simply exudes charm in a way that few others do. Outcast was the adventure game of the year in 1999, and it's my adventure game of the year in 2017. Outcast is a special piece of gaming history that surprisingly and against any reasonable expectation withstood the test of time. It absolutely should not be missed.
  3. Dec 2, 2017
    75
    If, like us, you didn't play the first game, you should not miss this. But if you did it, this return to the world of Outcast will be satisfying.
  4. Nov 20, 2017
    70
    Given the impact that Outcast originally had on open-world PC games, it's wonderful that original developer Appeal and Big Ben have rescued this game from obscurity by bringing it to modern console and PC audiences. If they really wanted to win over new players, though, they really should have improved the controls and added the ability to skip past dialog during conversations. Outcast: Second Contact is still a great game, but you'll have to tolerate some dated elements to enjoy it fully.
  5. Dec 4, 2017
    70
    While it might once have been the Game of the Year, age and experience have robbed Outcast of its original magic. Luckily, most of that has been replaced by an exciting return to the old and an interesting look back at what the landscape of games used to be.
  6. Nov 29, 2017
    50
    It must be said that the story has the potential to be something special, however the poor implementation of key game mechanics and a lack of variation throughout makes Outcast: Second Contact the perfect example of an unneeded remaster.
  7. Jan 22, 2018
    42
    Don’t get me wrong: as someone who was gaming in 1999, I totally see how this would have seemed groundbreaking at the time. However, just because it was good then doesn’t mean it’s still good today. Outcast: Second Contact feels like a product of its time, and like many other products of their times, it’s hard not to look at this game and think it probably should have stayed in the past.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jan 3, 2018
    7
    I fondly remember playing Outcast back in 1999 and in my opinion it was one of the best game’s that year, but I must admit that I was a littleI fondly remember playing Outcast back in 1999 and in my opinion it was one of the best game’s that year, but I must admit that I was a little surprised to see it get a remaster. In order to make a remaster successful you have to address the problems that the original had, but unfortunately that isn’t the case here. Don’t get me wrong it does still provide you with some enjoyable moments, but the shortcomings it has are just too much to deal with in this modern era. The controls and shooting mechanics in the game are without a doubt the game’s biggest shortcomings and these specific problems do nothing but frustrate you and this can be quite off putting. It’s a shame really because when your traversing throughout the fantastic world the game can be quite fun, but the problems aren’t far behind. When it comes to the story in the game then if you’ve never played it before you will find it very charming. In fact I forgot how enjoyable the story was so it was nice to be reminded how interesting the characters are. I would however have liked to have skipped some certain conversations every now and then, but unfortunately that option doesn’t exist which surprised me a great deal. The presentation side of the game is a bit hit and miss. Visually the game has seen a lot of improvements over the original and at times it can look great. The sound design though has not seen the same improvements, and at times it just sounds like the original especially when it came to the voice acting. I did though enjoy the orchestral score on offer. At the end of the day if you played the original then there really isn’t any reason to purchase this remaster because nothing much has changed. Gamers who haven’t played this before may be interested, but be prepared for a lot of dated mechanics that will ultimately cause you some frustration in the end. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this remaster and I wasn’t sure why it was made into a remaster, but whilst it offers you some enjoyable moments Outcast: Second Contact just has too many problems to get a full recommendation from me. Expand
  2. May 30, 2019
    3
    I was having fun with this game until I found what I believe to be a bug. I was on top of the area with the temple in the big city. TheI was having fun with this game until I found what I believe to be a bug. I was on top of the area with the temple in the big city. The large doors to the temple don’t seem to open. Out of nowhere I did a super jump and landed inside the walled in area. There were things to pick up. I could go to the top of the temple and look out over the city, but there was no way for me to get out. And I used up all of my auto saves so they were all inside. The only save I did have was from a week ago. I wonder if this is a bug, or something else? Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2021
    0
    Ce machin est une sorte de… truc, une espèce de remake d’un sale jeu de merde du siècle dernier et accessoirement un pseudo-jeu d’action etCe machin est une sorte de… truc, une espèce de remake d’un sale jeu de merde du siècle dernier et accessoirement un pseudo-jeu d’action et d’aventure à la fois niais et pitoyable sur les thèmes du vivre_ensemble, du progressisme et de l’universalisme béat et ravi de la crèche.

    En 2017, les mêmes abrutis ont donc pondu à nouveau leur daube, modernisée sur certains points mais toujours aussi bête et s’ils ont tenté d’arrondir les angles, la jouabilité d’un autre âge se fait lourdement sentir. Le jeu reste vilain et d’un mauvais goût toujours aussi étonnant ; son monde crétin baigne dans une SF de pacotille qui donne surtout envie de fermer le jeu immédiatement.

    Sur console, ça tourne à peine à 30 im/s et le flou cinétique mal implémenté donne mal à la tête ; les menus sont laids, l’interface est mal foutue et l’ennui s’installe tellement vite qu’on a qu’une envie : désinstaller cet étron mal retapé qui encombre inutilement le disque dur.

    En résumé si t’as pas tout lu, mort de rire : ce petit jeu de merde est une grosse merde bricolée par une bande de cons, aussi merdique que la daube originale du temps jadis.
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