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Outlast launch trailer is a good reminder to keep spare jocks handy

Wednesday, 4th September 2013 23:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Indie horror effort Outlast is out now on PC. Pat, who writes stories about murders in his spare time and has one third of the emotions of lesser humans, said the game made him “properly jump” and that the start’s “fantastic”. You may want to wait for nightfall and plug in some headphones, but in the meantime, enjoy this launch trailer.

Outlast is $20 on Steam. It hails from Montreal studio Red Barrels, and is primarily a stealth game; when you mess up, your best defence is to leg it, taking advantage of the game’s parkour system, which was inspired by Mirror’s Edge and helped along by some Assassin’s Creed veterans.

Red Barrels has said multiple times that its primary goal was to scare the shit out of players and early reports indicate it has pulled this off.

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3 Comments

  1. absolutezero

    I don’t think I have ever played a game as grim as this. Its pitch black they went all out with the theme. I don’t think anything other than playing it will do it justice.

    It’s an amazing thing but it damn well is not for everyone. Red Barrels took a huge chance on this, I don’t even know if some of it could make it onto the PSN without having to be edited.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Fethennour

    Well, the game has already been announced for a Playstation 4 release, I’m looking forward to enjoying it.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. YoungZer0

    What the hell was I thinking? I will never be able to complete this game.

    Scary as hell. Doesn’t waste any time, too. No Slenderman here. The people hunting you are actually scary and pose a huge threat. The lighting is superb, wish more games would do it like that.

    Pity they did not include any resemblance of a fighting system. Would’ve been much better if you could kill them by outsmarting them or something, instead of just running away.

    Ultimately it leads to frustration more than horror, especially if you get caught in a room with no way out.

    This is as close as it gets to Condemned without the fighting.

    Can’t recommend it highly enough.

    #3 12 months ago

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