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Outlast

Developer / Publisher: Red Barrels Games
04 September 2013
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Miles Upshur, a freelance investigative journalist who is always willing to risk digging into the stories no other would dare investigate, seeks out a dark secret at the heart of Mount Massive Asylum. His ambition earns him an intimate tour of Hell on Earth.
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One of the Best Horror Games Ever Made
Story - The story is always the perfect amount out of reach throughout the whole game to keep you at least fairly interested in it, and it gets nothing but more compelling as it progresses. When you write it all down in retrospect, it's not an amazing plot or anything, but the world it provides is stellar and helps the atmosphere and in making the characters/antagonists more interesting.

Gameplay - The gameplay is very minimal, as it mostly boils down to evading, some basic parkour and battery management. Even still, none of it lacks in any way and it keeps you on your feet.

Graphics/Visuals - Very good, especially for a 2013 horror game. Everything looks grimy, disgusting and horrifying.

Soundtrack/Sound Design - Fantastic, the game's gothic score is nothing short of iconic, and the low, droning horns whenever Chris is around has to be one of the best suspense themes in any game. Everything in this department effortlessly contributes to the immersion.

Overall I find Outlast to be one of the scariest games I've ever played, and it rarely ever earns that title in a cheap way. Everything about it is unappealing in the best way possible, and it's impressive to me just how much this excels at this defenseless style of first-person horror in comparison to the onslaught of indie horror schlock that would infest the 2010's.
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Impressed by how bad this game is.
Story:
The story of this game is so bad that it is essentially non-existent. If you take more than 10 seconds to think about any aspect of it, you will quickly see that absolutely nothing makes any sense. The "story" is full of so many plot holes even a 5 year old child would see, and yet it is one of the most basic, generic, and cliché stories I have ever seen. It is genuinely impressive to me how bad the story for this game is, as I would imagine anyone who has any amount of brain cells would see its major flaws.
I know some people will question what exactly I am talking about, so let me just give a few examples:
Throughout the game there are tons of areas you could escape into. Windows you could break, walls you could climb over, etc. Yet you are never able to do any of this and must simply follow the path the game forces you down.
What is everyone eating/drinking? There are tons of people that have been locked in jail cells for years, how exactly are they getting food?
You enter the Asylum with nothing but a camera and a notebook. What the actual fuck? This is truly what ruined the game for me. When have you ever seen anyone go to a location they know will be dangerous with nothing? No water or food. No way to communicate with the outside world. No flashlight. No medical equipment. Absolutely nothing. If you want to make a story believable, give the main character the common sense of a 10 year old - at least.
Why doesn't the main character leave immediately, as soon as they realize they may be in danger (which is at the VERY start).
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Oh lord. As if the story wasn't bad enough, the gameplay is some of the worst I've ever had the misfortune of experiencing. Take all of the most basic, repetitive, uninteresting elements of every horror game you have ever played and put them into one. Boom, you have this game. Complete the exact same level over and over against enemies that stay the exact same... how fun.
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Graphics look good. There were still better looking games at the time, but they hold up well.
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It's not particularly well written, but the visuals are shiny, the scares can work if you can set aside the inherently dumb nature of the game, and it doesn't try to pretend its smarter than it is.
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lots of nostalgia, despite the games flaws
so i first got this game on christmas 2018, i'd heard a lot about it and wanted to give it a try. it took me a long time to finish my first playthrough but now, 2 and a half years later, i've played through it about 10 times now. the trade off for that is just that it's not that scary anymore, and was never all that scary in the first place. but still, it's a comfort game for me and i have a lot of memories behind it
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Too scary for me, unfortunately. Sorry, I meant too boring. So uninteresting that there isn't really anything to say about it. It's just a bunch of jumpscares. Maybe it will be exciting if you fantasize about naked men covered in scars chasing you.
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oh hey an amnesia clone, its not really as good. you can tell its just getting off on the wave of obnoxiously stupid twitch streamers (aka screamers) and people on youtube who just scream at their screen for views. i'm glad its over, most of the game felt like a chore. i was rarely "afraid" it just felt fucking stupid.

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  • robFLD 2023-01-20 04:16:25.710593+00
    really cool story, but gp wise....yeeeeah
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  • OGDreamcast 2023-02-23 01:28:08.169353+00
    Amnesia and its consequences have been a disaster for the horror genre.
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  • babyclav 2023-03-13 23:25:24.137509+00
    Not survival horror at all
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    • dropthesocram 2023-05-15 01:31:14.418443+00
      well now we have stealth horror!
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  • ... 2023-07-13 18:35:52.071772+00
    Horror masterpiece.
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  • lowplacelikehome 2023-11-04 17:42:44.873173+00
    run for your lives!!
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  • afterceasetoexist_ 2023-11-13 04:59:28.122218+00
    almost no big redeeming qualities at all ut its not awful either if that makes any sense
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  • FarioMerreira 2024-02-17 07:10:21.390481+00
    frango de macumba
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  • cringeybabey 2024-04-13 00:14:50.125124+00
    if you're considering getting this game, please just play amnesia instead lol
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    • cringeybabey 2024-04-13 00:24:35.765158+00
      It's more engaging, more varied, more concise, and regularly goes on sale for around $4
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