Scary as hell.
Beautiful, ominous environments.
Clever use of lighting and shadows.
Fast-draining night vision camera keeps tensions high.
Explicit and uncompromising horror vision is highly unsettling.
Great audio adds to tension.
Absence of weapons requires smart uses of hiding spots.
Fascinating story told through documents and notes.
Underwhelming character design.
Nonhuman enemies are not as scary.
Sometimes confusing geography or requirements for advancing result in a lot of trial and error.
By Xtra Gamer on February 28, 2014
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)What better location to stage a survival-horror game than an Asylum right? Add to that intense, creepy music and a total inability to defend yourself in any way at all (apart from running...-
By GameInformer on February 27, 2014
The PC version isn't markedly different from the console version. I actually preffered playing the game with a controller, so there is no real advantage to there. I did noticed that the textures in the PS4 version were sometimes a little blurrier than the PC version. Otherwise, the two versions are nearly identical.75
By T3 on February 26, 2014
It’s a pity the narrative unravels towards the end, but that one concern aside, Outlast is an effective and consistently terrifying survival horror game that’s likely to satisfy the demands of those fans of this genre who constantly see their extreme entertainment watered down in order to attract more audience numbers. If you really want to test your horror mettle, we recommend playing this game in the dark with your headphones on. Go on: we dare you!80
By Digital Trends on February 05, 2014
Outlast has elements that are genuinely frightening, but they yield to predictability, and predictability leads to tedium. There is more than enough remaining to make survival-horror fans on the PS4 gleefully consume it, plus the PS4 version of the...100
By PCWorld on September 27, 2013
Despite these problems, Outlast is a horror game that manages to be terrifying in spite of itself. As with any horror game, best results come from playing with the lights off and headphones on.80
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on September 27, 2013
Outlast, the new horror game from Red Barrels, puts you in the shoes of journalist Miles Upshur as he investigates the old Mount Massive Asylum, an abandoned facility in Colorado. Armed only with your faithful handheld video camera, you quickly find out...100
By New Game Network on September 13, 2013
Outlast is a little too mechanical, but still rather terrifying. Chases are exhilarating and the Asylum creates an unsettling atmosphere that keeps you on...75
By Gaming Age on September 12, 2013
CommentIf you've ever been to Leadville, CO, then you know it's a place that nobody ever goes to. Locals have adapted to the thin atmosphere at its 10,000 feet of elevation, and the wrath of Colorado storms can ward off passer-by's who would...77
By PCGamer on September 11, 2013
In its quieter moments, however, Outlast can be terrifying, with subtle scares, wonderfully timed surprises, and a crushing sense of dread accompanying you as you inch through the darkened corridors, waiting for something - anything to happen.75
By Gaming Nexus on September 11, 2013
Outlast is an incredibly effective horror game with a satisfying story, good looks and good pacing. Unfortunately, the whole thing is nearly derailed by linear level designs and painfully simple gameplay. But many horror fans will ignore all that when...80