Outlast II from Red Barrels is one of the most anticipated titles of the year. A follow-up to one of the best horror games we've had the chance to play, we got the chance to ask composer, Samuel Laflamme – who also scored Outlast, as well as the expansion, Whistleblower – a few questions about his process, how the soundscape for the...
Trial and terror
If the original Outlast is considered a somewhat crude exploration of mental health and the challenges that society faces in understanding it, then its more ambitious successor is all about religion. Outlast II builds on the hide-and-seek format of its forebear, but it weaves the action around a narrative that goes to some decidedly...
Alone in the dark
If last year was the year of deceased celebrities, then surely 2017 is the year of amazing video games. Everything seems to be exceeding expectations at the minute, and here's an opportunity for another hit: Outlast 2 releases on 25th April for the PlayStation 4. Red Barrels nonchalantly confirmed the date on Twitter moments ago,...
Republished on Monday, 31st October 2016: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Thursday, 30th October 2014: Are you looking for a scary, thrilling, and extremely gory game to play this Hallowe'en? Do you want to scream, cry, and laugh in...
Well this is a pleasant surprise! We'd forgotten how much we enjoyed the original Outlast, but playing this hastily released demo for its sequel has brought all of those good memories flowing back. This sampler – deployed today on the European PlayStation Store – is set in a dingy rural village, where clearly there's some kind of...
Don't let the batteries run out
Horror game dev Red Barrels burst onto the console scene in 2014 with handheld camera horror game Outlast. For a first game, we were damn impressed with it. The subsequent expansion was equally impressive, and in the months that followed, the confirmation of a sequel made us downright giddy. So understandably, when...
Releases in Fall 2016 for PS4
After confirming last year in an interview with Bloody Disgusting that Outlast 2 was in development, Red Barrels has released an announcement trailer that gives a release date of Fall 2016. We can't infer much from said trailer, but it does show a burning cross, which could be attributed to the original Outlast's Father...
Time to stock up on batteries
This particular editor got around to playing all of Outlast this week, and can testify that the terrifying thrills that it affords are real and often experienced while sneaking through Mount Massive Asylum's many horrors. That being said, it's a creepy coincidence that the developer confirmed this week that it's...
Red Barrels’ excellent Outlast was one of the earlier PlayStation 4 indie releases, deploying at the start of the year to critical acclaim from many corners of the enthusiast press. Plotting a return to the survival horror format of old, the core campaign served up a tense survival horror affair that found you using a video camera to not only...
Loose lips slit wrists
PlayStation 4 frightfest Outlast is set to be re-energised by a new set of batteries next month, as developer Red Barrels has blown the whistle on the survival horror’s first major expansion pack. Dubbed, er, Whistleblower, the daunting add-on is due out on 6th May in North America and 7th May in Europe. “Have you got...
The horror never ends
If you fancy yourself a glutton for punishment, and you've access to an endless supply of clean undergarments, then we're delighted to inform you that utterly terrifying survival horror Outlast will be receiving downloadable content. Positioned as a prologue to the main story, the Whistleblower pack will see you playing as...
Corpse on camera
Outlast is the first title from Red Barrels, a Canadian developer founded by industry veterans. It also happens to be an absolutely cracking debut. Originally released on the PC in September of last year, the survival horror has shuffled onto the PlayStation 4, where it’s available as a free PlayStation Plus download at the time...
The rumours were true
We've been keeping our eyes on Red Barrels' popular horror title Outlast for a long time now. Mostly in the hopes that our fearless leader Sammy Barker wouldn't force us to sit through the terrifying ordeal for a review, but also because of the glowing reception that the game received following its release on the PC. Most...
Prepare to jump
Between the upcoming The Evil Within and Daylight, the PlayStation 4 is already shaping up to be a particularly petrifying haunted home for survival horror. Outlast – the upcoming scare ‘em up from Red Barrels – looks poised to add to that, serving up a terrifying first-person jaunt through an abandoned asylum. This gameplay...
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