Outcast – Second Contact

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8 / 10
Jan 5, 2018

With "Outcast: Second Contact" Appeal presents a polished retro experience, which still captivates with a playful freedom and dares a small excursion into the past. Thanks to the pretty presentation, it's a lot of fun to explore the hub worlds of the planet and exchange ideas with the funny aliens. If you didn't like the title back then, you probably won't like the outdated gameplay mechanics as well as the hacky controls. However, veterans will not be able to escape the charm of the former classic with its entertaining story despite small quirks.

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Dec 23, 2017

Outcast: Second Contact brings the old classic game to modern standards and offers an unique setting worth experiencing. The interesting story is let down by the tedious crafting and janky combat, though.

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72 / 100
Dec 21, 2017

In 1999, we give this game an almost perfect score, hands down no contest. But here in 2017, we give Outcast: Second Contact a respectable 72. Here’s hoping for a true sequel built from the ground up sometime in the future.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2017

One of the most creative and well executed titles ever released, dragged down by a disappointing remaster.

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8.4 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2017

Outcast: Second Contact, is a great throwback to a classic title that didn’t get nearly enough attention when it was first released. Unlike other remakes, the game has aged fairly well, and it’s clear that the game’s design was ahead of its time. It’s still got some rough edges, but it’s a great underrated classic, and it’s worth a spin

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8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2017

Outcast: Second Contact is well worth a look for both fans and newcomers alike.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2017

While it might once have been the Game of the Year, age and experience has robbed Outcast of its original magic. Luckily, most of that has been replaced by an exciting return to the old and an interesting look back at what the landscape of games used to be.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2017

Outcast Second Contact is a good remake, but not for everyone. Despite some old-school mechanics could prevent someone from enjoying the game (gunplay and matted animations are the two main defendants), Outcast is still imbued with good exploration and an entertaining plot. Give it a chance.

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Nov 29, 2017

Outcast: Second Contact is a game that feels more like a direct port of the original rather than a fully remastered experience.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

Outcast: Second Contact is a classic adventure wrapped up in shiny new clothes, but which maintains everything it was born with underneath, for better or worse.

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