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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 and white.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. May 1, 2017
    90
    This game was so much fun to play. Something about being scared and literally running for your life makes for such a good game. With plot twists along the way that keep the story fresh there is no lack of entertainment within the game. Red Barrels really knows how to get under your skin. Play the game, you will understand. The dark undertones of the game set up the story throughout and constantly make you think wtf, yet you still want more. Buy Outlast 2, be scared, you won’t be disappointed.
  2. Apr 24, 2017
    90
    The production values of Outlast 2 are head and shoulders above those of its predecessor and the gameplay has been developed and refined to near perfection. Only the odd frustrating moment of trial and error sours the experience, but the rest of the game is so engrossing that you won’t let the thought of them linger in your mind.
  3. May 12, 2017
    88
    Outlast 2 takes back the very best from Red Barrels: tension, slaughter and pure survival. It brings us a well-drawn and complex script, starred by Blake Langermann, a character to empathize with. Despite its few playable errors, Outlast 2 and Sullivan Knoth’s sect will manage to sneak into our darkest nightmares.
  4. Apr 25, 2017
    80
    A truly frightening game that has surpassed Outlast in its graphic content and heart-stopping action, I can safely say I'm never leaving the house again.
  5. Apr 29, 2017
    80
    Outlast 2 isn’t a bad game, sure it has its moments that can feel terribly unfair, but in this day and age, that’s something you should expect from a horror game. The story on offer is fantastic and any fan of horror would be kicking themselves if they didn’t try out the gritty and thrilling experience that is found within Outlast 2. From the enemies, to the environment, to the blood and guts and to the scares, everything in Outlast 2 adds to the unique experience that this game brings.
  6. Apr 26, 2017
    80
    Controversially written and unflinchingly scary, Outlast 2 is a remarkable game that solidifies itself and its franchise as one of the greats in the genre. Although it gets slowed down by infrequent issues with AI and sequences that will feel familiar to series veterans, the end result is an atmospheric, dread-inducing, and contentiously biting narrative horror. Even more, above all of those attributes it needed to be terrifying, and holy hell is it terrifying.
  7. Apr 28, 2017
    60
    Outlast 2 has some problems that left me frustrated for most of the first half of the game, as well as some questionable segments later in the game. Even with that said, it also offers a gripping story revolving around the main character and religion, that left much to be interpreted and theorized, yet kept me interested throughout the game. The gameplay won't wow you, but it can offer some solid scares, and will definitely provide players with some disturbing scenery. If you enjoy the horror genre or liked the first Outlast, then you most likely will like Outlast 2. If not, then you may easily get frustrated or turned off by the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Mar 7, 2022
    10
    Wow this game is scary on another level, highly recommend, I've been playing video games for twenty years and this is the scariest video gameWow this game is scary on another level, highly recommend, I've been playing video games for twenty years and this is the scariest video game I've played Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2019
    9
    In this review, only the negative aspects of the game are considered. The purpose of this work is to help you to get a better decision on theIn this review, only the negative aspects of the game are considered. The purpose of this work is to help you to get a better decision on the purchase of the game

    My Rating: 9 of 10

    Weak points (Single player only):
    - This game changed a world of horror video games. everything is perfect, but I think the story was very complex and somehow related to Outlast v.1. the publishers should mention that in the first place so players can take more fun of it (for whom that didn't play the first one)
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  3. Dec 25, 2021
    9
    Outlast 2 no tiene casi nada que ver con la historia de la primera entrega, y a mi sinceramente me da un tanto igual siempre y cuando laOutlast 2 no tiene casi nada que ver con la historia de la primera entrega, y a mi sinceramente me da un tanto igual siempre y cuando la historia en esta secuela este a la altura de su predecesora, y vaya que esta a la altura. La historia de Outlast 2 es la hostia, hay mucha gente que se queja que no se entiende a la primera y estaría de acuerdo si eso lo hubiesen hecho sin querer, pero no creo que sea así, Outlast 2 no es un juego que te vaya explicando paso a paso lo que ocurre en la trama, y eso me gusta, tmb te digo que si te dedicas a explorar en busca de documentos (por cierto me encantan los documentos y demás, por los temas que tocan: La manipulación de Knotch, hasta donde llegan para demostrar su fé, y como se extrañan al no ver respuesta, etc.) o grabaciones para escuchar un comentario de Blake donde aclara algunos puntos, otra cosa esq expliquen cosas importantes en los comics, eso ya es un truco demasiado vago que no tiene defensa. Pero hablemos del juego y no de la historia, bien, para ser un juego de terror no da tanto miedo, es decir Outlast 2 tiene muy buena atmosfera y demas pero este juego es mas bien dar sustos, porq este juego usa demasiados screames, entonces no creo que pases terror mas bien te dara un sustillo y poco mas. Otra de las cosas de que Outlast 2 no da tanto miedo es porq es muy sencillo, me lo he jugado en dificil y aún así no he tenido mucha complicacion en pasarmelo mas que nada porq cuando mueres se te recarga toda la bateria y la vida, haciendo que no tenga ninguna dificultad, ya que el juego es demasiado lineal en unos casos, solamente tienes que saber a donde ir y no tendrás complicación. Pero aún así es un juego disfrutable por todo lo que he dicho antes te lo pasas bien jugando, el poco tiempo que dura el juego... CONCLUSIÓN: Outlast 2 quizas tenga algunos fallos en su dificultad y la manera con lo que esta hecho pero es un buen juego recomendable pero muy corto y muy divertido. Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2020
    8
    ---{Graphics}---
    ☐ Beautiful
    X Good ☐ Decent ☐ Bad ☐ Don‘t look too long at it ---{Gameplay}--- ☐ Addictive X Good ☐ Mediocre ☐
    ---{Graphics}---
    ☐ Beautiful
    X Good
    ☐ Decent
    ☐ Bad
    ☐ Don‘t look too long at it

    ---{Gameplay}---
    ☐ Addictive
    X Good
    ☐ Mediocre
    ☐ Mehh
    ☐ Irresponsible

    ---{Audio}---
    ☐ Very good
    X Good
    ☐ Bad
    ☐ I'm now deaf

    ---{Audience}---
    ☐ Kids
    ☐ Teens
    X Adults
    ☐ All

    ---{Difficulity}---
    ☐ Easy
    X Significant brain usage
    ☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master
    ☐ Difficult

    --{Story}---
    ☐ No Story
    ☐ Some lore
    ☐ Average
    X Good
    ☐ Lovely
    ☐ It‘ll replace your life

    ---{Game Time}---
    ☐ Short
    X Average
    ☐ Long
    ☐ To infinity and beyond

    ---{Price}---
    ☐ It’s free [or i get free]
    X Worth the price
    ☐ Worth it in a promo
    ☐ If u have some spare money left ☐ Not recommended ---{Bugs}--- X Never heard of ☐ Minor bugs ☐ Can get annoying ☐ ARK: Survival Evolved
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  5. May 16, 2017
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. [Condensed Version]

    I was a fan of the first Outlast game because it was an indie developed gem that gave players some genuinely frightening thrills and showcased gruesome brutality and a defenseless protagonist thrown into a thoroughly haunting narrative. The sequel lives up to the original’s premise in many of the same ways and boasts incredible graphics as far as technical advancements go, but alas it doesn’t do much else differently. I’m not saying I’m tired of the agenda that the first game pushed however going through virtually the same gruesome experience with the only differences being a slightly less obviously linear setting and better visuals obscured by the prevalent darkness that envelops the Arizona countryside isn’t going to garner much more kudos from me.

    The previous Outlast title pushed the boundaries of what is allowed by the mature rating beyond a doubt, featuring genuine anguish and suffering on screen as well as more gruesome fatalities than Mortal Kombat has in its entire roster. The experience was haunting and memorable and for that reason alone many people have undoubtedly tried Outlast II in the last few weeks. If you’ve already played the first game or if you’re starting with this sequel it makes virtually no difference as the stories bear little connection (save for some obscure references) and you’re essentially playing the same game anyway as all the mechanics are there.

    What Outlast II does get right is horror- visceral gripping horror like the bogeyman stalking you through the night and psychological intravenous horror like the blood rushing through a dreamy corridor. You’ll ultimately meet your maker more than a few dozen times by the end of Outlast II because you were either jumped by the seemingly endless horde of bogeymen waiting in the shadows or gutted like a fish by a witch-like woman or you simply tried to take in the beautiful scenery through the film grain of your night vision camera and didn’t see the horribly scarred monstrosity before it was too late. The story is very much rooted in horror both physical and mental or spiritual and yet for all intents and purpose the environment and the encounters themselves tell a more intriguing story than the convoluted cultist conspiracy that Outlast II is at times.

    That’s not to say I wasn’t thoroughly interested enough or invested enough to forego searching for notes and clues along the way or to read plenty of theories online with regard to the calamitous ending that wasn’t nearly as clear as Outlast’s Wahlrider ripping things apart. And while things are truly interesting because you’ll be questioning your sanity and surroundings as much as you did in Eternal Darkness or The Evil Within, they’re still inevitably confusing and ambiguous as can be which will prove frustrating for many gamers (or anybody who played Alan Wake). What is easy to grasp however is the vicious cycle of murder, rape, incest, greed, gluttony, suicide, and general sinfulness that the story follows and touches upon- whether through cultists in the present or the backstory of your camera-wielding protagonist.

    One of the most intriguing advances in Red Barrels’ gameplay formula this time around is the ability to actually record footage with your camera which is not just a gimmick but doubles as your checkpoint feature and a way to commemorate portions of your deadly adventure. Of course you’re not likely to take part in some Blair Witch activities such as readily videoing a man being vivisected by cultists but then you never know what may be required when the time comes. The microphone on your camera will also tell you when enemies are nearby but considering the fact they almost always are and it’s pretty much never guaranteed whether or not they’ll sense your presence, don’t leave your hidey hole as soon as it says the coast is clear.

    The game has a lot to offer and expands the potential of the previous title and yet it never fully cashes in on any of what it has to offer- ultimately it falls down in the third act in terms of story and repetitive gameplay. What was once fresh and exciting becomes overdone and less tense or terrifying and more annoying and anticlimactic. It is one of the most visceral and intriguing glances into the mind and mental issues in gaming as well as the effects of torture and trauma on human beings yet the overall experience ends up being shallower despite the oozing ambition and potential. Outlast 1 was great because it was developed on a small budget and we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. Outlast II could’ve been great but it delivered too much of the same experience and doesn’t push the envelope enough to make the deep dive into uncharted horror territory. Instead you’re just a timid man with questionable mental issues and a puny camcorder, facing off against the dark.

    Replay Value: Moderate.

    Overall Score: 7.0
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  6. Jun 26, 2020
    6
    Es un juego que abusa de los screamers y de las situaciones dónde tienes que huir de los enemigos. Los enemigos están programados para caminarEs un juego que abusa de los screamers y de las situaciones dónde tienes que huir de los enemigos. Los enemigos están programados para caminar directamente hacia ti. el juego quiere asustar poniendo objetos clichés de las películas de miedo. La historia es incomprensible. Ésta secuela no supo que es lo que hize grande a la primera parte Expand
  7. Feb 19, 2022
    4
    A very good horror story. Not the scariest horror, but always kept in suspense

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