The Ultimate Horror Bundle – Outlast 1, 2 and Whistleblower. Outlast is a first-person survival horror series developed by Red Barrels. The critically acclaimed franchise is now available for the first time on a disc as a complete package. The bundle features over 20 hours of terrifying gameplay across Outlast 1, Outlast Whistleblower and the all-new Outlast 2. The protagonists of Outlast have no fighting abilities. They must run, hide or die. Their only weapon is a camcorder they must use to capture the horrible events unfolding as they progress through the game. The camcorder also has a night vision mode to navigate through dark environments.
In Outlast 2 you are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has led you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.
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. Please understand right now that Outlast 2 is NOT sold as an individual game. It is included as a package deal (which is also a much better deal IMHO, a good collection and good price for basically two and a half games) that comes with Outlast 1, 2 and Whistleblower.
In this game, however, you are introduced to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town, deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times and you’re right in the thick of it. You will be playing as Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch.
You are following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation leads you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do. The game is half hiding, half running from monsters. The first installment and DLC are superior to that of part 2, however, if your looking for a good horror game that gets your adrenaline pumping, then you can’t go wrong with this triple pack.
The atmosphere and the visuals are stunning, but the storyline is near impossible to follow. I actually felt somewhat traumatized, and not because it’s one of the most gruesome games around, but because it contains themes that are difficult to absorb, like child abuse and child suicide. That is way more disgusting and disturbing than any of the visceral content of the game. The first time I played Outlast 2, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for many days afterward. It goes without saying that this is definitely not a game for everyone. It breaks your mind like “The Town of Light” did.
The design level is a little less intuitive than the original Outlast, and you’re not entirely sure where to go next, so prepare yourself to die many many times. As a result of this, the fear aspect of the game suffers a good deal because the point in being scared is really in trying to avoid death instances rather than actually dying so much that it becomes trial and error. Like its predecessor, Outlast 2 gives the player no weapons and the only way to avoid danger is to run and hide. A formula that continues to work brilliantly and terrifyingly. The patches have made it so that you won’t encounter a chase sequence every single time you encounter an enemy. If you enjoyed the first Outlast you will love what they have done with its sequel. I highly recommend you get the game while it’s on sale though, as the gameplay might be a little too short for most people. Especially if you’re running on the normal difficulty. All in all, I love this game, and if you’ve got nerves and a strong stomach, you will too.
About the product
- Outlast is a first-person survival horror series developed by Red Barrels.
- You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch.
- Outlast was released in Sept 2013. It has 4M+ downloads with an 80% Metacritic. Over 50M YouTube views have been generated by gameplay walkthroughs.
Title: Outlast 2
Genre: Survival Horror
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Developer: Red Barrels
Game Engine: Unreal Engine
Platforms: MS Windows, OS X, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam
Mode(s): Single Player
Reviewed by: Dr. Butcher
Our Rating: 3.8 /5
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