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A survival horror action adventure game. It is the debut project of the independent studio, Red Barrels, established by veterans of the gaming industry: David Chateauneuf, Philippe Morin, and Hugo Dallaire. Outlast’s story is set in an old asylum for mentally ill, adapted, by the Murkoff corporation, into a research center. Journalist Miles Upshur gets his hands on information that strange things occur in that place. Looking for a sensation, he breaks into the asylum, hoping to discover a shocking truth about the experiments and profane rituals. We observe the game world from first-person perspective, and our only weapon is a camera with infrared lens. Gameplay focuses on exploring locations and avoiding direct confrontation with enemies. Due to a terrifying atmosphere and gore aesthetics, game is aimed exclusively at adults.

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PC / Windows
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Outlast | PC

Outlast release date for PC:

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04 September 2013 | Worldwide

04 September 2013 | Europe

04 September 2013 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 1890 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 92 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Outlast | PS4

Outlast release date for PS4:

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05 February 2014 | Worldwide

05 February 2014 | Europe PAL

05 February 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 5.5 / 10 calculated out of 239 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 33 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Outlast | XBOX ONE

Outlast release date for XBOX ONE:

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19 June 2014 | Worldwide

19 June 2014 | Europe PAL

19 June 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 139 players' votes.  

Nintendo Switch
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Outlast | Switch

Outlast release date for Switch:

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March 2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 4.0 / 10 calculated out of 5 players' votes.  

Outlast for PC / Windows is a FPP survival horror. This is a debut project of Red Barrels, a studio founded by people who had worked on such series as Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Uncharted.


The action takes place in the United States, in asylum located in Colorado. A long abandoned building was bought by Murkoff corporation to open there a research center. In Outlast for PC / Windows you play as Miles Upshur, a journalist who learns about some strange things happening in the facility. To discover the truth, he breaks into the resort and discovers that apart from banned medical experiments also blasphemous rituals take place there. Without any weapons, equipped with a camera and a few spare batteries, Miles enters the building that greets him with bloody scenes of recent massacre. Someone – or something – is killing the facility’s residents and staff while the only living witnesses of these horrific crimes are too disturbed to help.

You cannot get lost playing “Outlast”, because the plot is linear. Therefore, the game does not lose its dynamic.


This is FPP game combining exploration of locations as in adventure games and solving puzzles with arcade elements. The action sequences include escaping and hiding from the enemies. It is recommended avoiding direct confrontation. The enemies are not only ruthless, but also quite intelligent and it takes a lot of skills to survive a meeting with them. Logic puzzles and tasks concern finding switches and valves or keys and magnetic cards.


Outlast for PC / Windows is inspired by works of Clive Barker and the gore aesthetics. It is packed with violence, blood, guts, severed limbs and mutilated bodies. However, the developers managed not to exaggerate. The atmosphere is created by the imagination of players – developers often do not reveal everyhing, allowing the sound effects and dark graphics do their magic.

System requirements

Recommended: Quad Core i5 2.8 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GTX 460 or better), 5 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Outlast launch trailer

Outlast launch trailer | 0:53

Zwiastun na premierę gry Outlast, survival horroru łączącego elementy przygodówki i gry akcji. Za produkcję odpowiada studio Red Barrels.

Outlast Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 10 August 2013

This guide to Outlast is a complete walkthrough with and authorial tips on going through specific chapters. The chapters are named after the stages in the game.