Posts Tagged ‘Red Barrels’

Outlast 2 patch dials down the difficulty

Outlast night vision camera

Horror splatterfest Outlast 2 [official site] has been patched to reduce the difficulty and boost the measly battery life of the player’s night vision camera – two issues that Adam flagged up in his review.

The camera is your main tool for seeing the game’s over-the-top gore through the shadows, and worrying about how much juice it has left can get in the way of exploring what is a technically brilliant setting. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Outlast 2

If you’ve ever wanted to experience crucifixion from a first-person perspective, Outlast 2 [official site] will let you scratch that one off your bucket list. Moving away from the first game’s psychiatric hospital, developers Red Barrels unearth another necropolis’ worth of horror tropes in a splatterfest about apocalypse, antichrists and clashing cults.

The most frustrating thing about Outlast 2 is that it’s few redeeming features deserve a far better game around them. Read the rest of this entry »

Boogily boo: Outlast 2 spooking April 25th

First-person stealth-o-spooker Outlast 2 [official site] will start haunting PC on April 25th, developers Red Barrels have announced. This sequel is leaving behind the kooky-ooky asylum of the first game, fun as it was, to tell a new story about investigating a religious cult in rural America. Would you believe that they like committing murders? Read the rest of this entry »

Horror Fans: Outlast 2 Demo Is Out Now, Has Corn

“The horror,” said famous army colonel Walter Kurtz. “The survival horror.” Outlast 2 [official site] will have some of that, by the looks of things, and good news for impatient people who like to be scared: it has a demo out today. It’s a short one at 10-15 minutes and will be familiar to anyone who saw the footage from PAX. But for those of you who were disappointed to hear about the sequel’s delay into 2017, it is something to enjoy in time for spoooooky Halloween.

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Corny: Outlast 2 Delayed Into 2017

Ah, the early tensies! Cast your mind back to an era when a Slender Man lurked in every corner, crazed diary entries littered the streets, and Nicola Roberts was making a real go of a solo career. Of all the first-person stealth-o-spookers that followed Amnesia and old balloonhead, Outlast was one of the better ones. Following a touch of DLC, developers Red Barrels announced a sequel would follow in 2016 but… now that’s delayed. You’ll need to wait until 2017 to flee from a murderous religious cult.

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Have You Played…Outlast?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

As a survival horror fan, I was at first willing to overlook the asylum-set Outlast’s [official site] stigmatisation of issues of mental health because it was a concept I thought otherwise sounded interesting. A combat-less scare fest that swaps Amnesia’s gas lantern for a camcorder with diminishing battery power? That’ll do me. But then I discovered its real horror: the batteries themselves.

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Boo! Outlast 2 Announced For 2016

Not a dracula.

Outlast was one of the first shiny-polished horror games to rise from the growing trend for first-person unarmed spooky walkers in 2013. It was pretty good, Ben said when we gave him a pair of extra-strong pants and sent him into a spooky asylum.

Developers Red Barrels today announced a second round of spookings for autumn 2016, though it looks like Outlast 2 [official site] will be headed somewhere quite different. Judging from the short teaser trailer and a few bits of artwork, I’m going to guess… a reclusive religious community in the American South, and perhaps a little The Hills Have Eyes-y? See what you make of it:

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