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Red Barrels
Sep 4, 2013 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critic Reviews for Outlast

Repetition and overfamiliarity are always the best ways to nullify fear, but until they set in this is one of the most effectively scary video games ever made.

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If you love getting scared, Outlast provides you with an enjoyable weekend; if you don't, your weekend is better spent elsewhere

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Outlast loses momentum occasionally, but its unsettling atmosphere and pulse-pounding chases keep pulling you along for the ride.

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A genuinely disturbing and terrifying game that'll have you jumping out of your seat in fright. It's a little short at around six or so hours, but the experience Outlast delivers is well worth the price of admission.

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Outlast is not the most satisfying horror experience around, but it had my heart thumping and my head throbbing enough to make it a worthwhile trip.

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Just remember to turn off the lights and try not to cover your eyes, because you're in for one hell of a ride.

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The terrifying debut of Red Barrels is a masterclass in the art of video game horror that is stretched a little thin

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It's not perfect, but Outlast is still arguably one of the best survival horror games in recent memory. You'll need a strong stomach to get through the campaign, but if you can cope with jump scares and graphic content, then this is an exhilarating experience from bloody beginning to chilling conclusion. With fantastic audio work and a clever camera mechanic, Red Barrels' debut fear fest really will make you afraid of the dark.

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Red Barrels Studio Is Teasing A New Outlast Game

Red Barrels Studio Is Teasing A New Outlast Game

Red Barrels, the team behind Outlast and Outlast 2, have left a tease on their social pages today, Halloween, that looks unmistakably like a new Outlast game.

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