Game release: “Outlast 2” (PC,PS4,Xbox One)

Horror games don’t have to be subtle, but can be stomach-turning violent as in Red Barrels‘ found footage-inspired first-person survival Outlast 2.

If you’ve been following these pages and reviews, you might be aware of me being a big horror fan. So the first game and the DLC captured the terror of being put through bodily hell perfectly. Both games went quite far, especially Outlast: Whistleblower, when it came to sexual content and what’s possible to show without censorship, and this game seems to be no different in controversial violence.

Something the DLC could be accused of was that it was a rehash of the same story in the same environment, so it’s nice to see a change of setting and also character. The game tells the story of Blake Langermann, a cameraman who works together with his wife Lynn as reporters, following up the murder of a pregnant woman in the Arizona desert. When Lynn is abducted by a zealous sect, it’s up to Lake and his trusty nightvision camera to take them down and serve justice.

The game might not have the most original story and as far as first impressions go, gameplay doesn’t deviate too much from the tried and tested run-and-sneak gameplay, but if it’s another thrill ride with uncomfortable scenes to sit through, then it should certainly be worth checking out for horror fans who can stomach it, even if it means that it’s only a different setting with more outdoors activities. If you’re interested reading more about the game’s inception, make sure to check out the interview on GOG

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Buy the PC game on
GOG
Steam

Buy the game together with its predecessors on
Amazon Germany (PS4)
Amazon Germany (Xbox One)
Amazon UK (PS4)
Amazon UK (Xbox One)
Amazon USA (PS4)
Amazon USA (Xbox One)

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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2 Responses to Game release: “Outlast 2” (PC,PS4,Xbox One)

  1. bino32 says:

    It seems to be a really great game. I only watched a Let’s Play on Youtube but it’s pretty sick and disturbing what this sect is doing and everything that surrounds it and their leader. Especially being more or less dependent on the night vision of your camera makes for some really terrifying scenes when being hunted by some maniacs or even when you just run out of battery and suddenly everything’s pitch black. And then, when you turn that camera back on… 🙂 By the way, the guy’s called Blake, not Lake. Or wait, maybe those maniacs took the B away from him 😀

    • nufafitc says:

      The other games were pretty intense and shocking as well. I’m sure that this is more or less of the same quality, gameplay and graphics, sound-wise. I’m not sure if it’s as scary as “Amnesia”, as it’s more in-your-face body horror, but it’s definitely a recommendation, as first impressions and experiences with the other games go :).
      Ah yes, thanks for the “Blake” notification. I guess something went wrong, but yes, your explanation makes total sense. Still going to edit it ;).

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