Outlast is an action packed psychological horror game developed by Red Barrels. The game is has already released for Windows PC on September 4 2013. The game will be made available for PS4 in 2014. The game will be available for free for the first month exclusively for PlayStation Plus members.
The game will always keep you on the edge as you try to avoid crazy mental patients who are roaming around the halls of the beautifully built horror world. In the game, you will find yourself running around and hiding to overcome the horrors of the Mount Massive Asylum. The asylum is situated somewhere in the mountains of Colorado.
The Mount Massive Asylum is a deserted home where mentally unstable patients used to stay has been recently reopened by the research team of transnational Murkoff Corporation. There is something fishy about the activities carried out by the research team.
Miles Upshur who is a journalist by profession arrives at the scene uncover the truth. From here on, he encounters horrifying moments from the world of science, religion and nature. The only hope for Miles is to unravel the truth hidden at the center of Mount Massive.
Undoubtedly, Outlast is one of the very good looking horror games ever developed. The dynamic lightning and terrific background score really makes the game very intriguing. While playing the game, you will be scared to explore new areas or open shut doors.
The developers of the game have given lot of importance to minute details of the game. For instance, one can easily see the footprints after coming out from a pool of blood. Such details may make you feel that Mount Massive does exist in reality somewhere.
Though Red Barrels have built the virtual world with great details, they have not developed the game characters that well as you may expect. For instance, you will be afraid at looking some of the approaching enemies but as they come close, you won’t feel that scared because of their close up view. Also, some of the enemies come again at the latter half of the game.
Running and hiding are the only things you can do to keep yourself safe at the Mount Massive Asylum. Quite often you will find yourself running down the hallway with a nasty looking beast following you and then you pass through series of doors only to find yourself hiding in a closet to dodge your pursuer truly will keep on the edge while you play the game. And then it becomes even more interesting when enemies start to break the doors and rooms to catch you. You can imagine, how intimidating the game can become.
We think that Outlast is certain one of the best horror games ever made. Some of the most dreadful monsters cannot be killed but you are required to run away from them. The only thing that we disliked was the design choices used by the makers and repetition moments.