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Outlast

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 4
...
3.2
Windows
81
4.0
Xbox One
...
4.2
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Description

Outlast is a first-person survival horror game with stealth elements. You play as Miles Upshur, a freelance journalist who breaks into a long-abandoned, but recently re-opened mental asylum. Inside he finds dead bodies, mental patients and a hint of some terrible experiment gone wrong.

As Miles wanders though the asylum he encounters various mental patients, both passive and aggressive. Stealth approach is advised, since if aggressive patients spot him they will try to hunt him down searching the area where they last saw him. Miles has no means to protect himself, but he can effectively hide behind and under the furniture, climb ledges and slide in narrow gaps. The only tool he has is a video-camera with night vision function that allows him to navigate dark places. Night vision consumes batteries which Miles must collect throughout the asylum.

At certain scripted moments the stealthy pace of the game changes and Miles finds himself hunted by the patients in runaway sequences reminding of the escape from the hotel in Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

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Outlast Windows Prison block
Outlast Windows One of non-violent patients
Outlast Windows The asylum exterior
Outlast Windows Carefully crossing the gap

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The Press Says

Mouse n Joypad Xbox One Jun 25, 2014 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Windows Sep 10, 2013 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Xbox One Jun 24, 2014 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 10, 2013 16 out of 20 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 13, 2013 80 out of 100 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 02, 2013 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 4 Feb 20, 2014 16 out of 20 80
Riot Pixels Windows Oct 14, 2013 80 out of 100 80
Defunct Games PlayStation 4 Feb 05, 2014 B 75
HonestGamers PlayStation 4 Mar 03, 2014 5 out of 10 50

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