PC - Windows

Outlast 2

32 critics
7.59
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Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
3
8.00 to 8.99
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6.00 to 7.99
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4.00 to 5.99
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0 to 3.99
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Kevin LynnOct 23, 2019
A faltering sequel that borrows even more liberally from well-worn horror tropes than its predecessor, Outlast 2 ends up a middling entry despite its high production values and some shining moments of found footage fright.
Louise BlainApr 24, 2017
Horrific in completely the wrong way, Outlast 2 is a night-vision journey into frustration. An intriguing story just can’t save the infuriating misery that awaits.
Cory WellsApr 24, 2017
Developer Red Barrels has offered an excellent step in this universe with Outlast 2. Choosing a different environment and adapting to those settings to help create a truly terrifying experience was successful. Adding some narrative to the game is a step in the right direction. The linearity of the game is detrimental, but does not kill the experience.  This game has a little longer playtime than the original, but that will most likely be extended in the first playthrough due to the unfamiliarity with locations and enemies. Outlast 2 will punish and terrify at the same time; it’s a cruel game.
James DavenportApr 24, 2017
Outlast 2 takes you through dilapidating farms and flooded mines and old townships that all say something about the history of the people who lived there. It rains blood and spews locusts and sends twisted cultists after you through it all, just regular people wearing overalls and carrying bloody steak knives, moaning in apocalyptic overtones. There are monsters, sure, but Outlast 2's scariest moments come from its most familiar faces.
Nic RowenApr 24, 2017
Outlast 2 is harrowing. It is a horror game that will make you want to take a shower after you’re done with it. It’s a horror game that will make you want to hold your loved ones just a little tighter next time you embrace them. It’s a horror game that will scare you in the moment with shock and gore, then haunt you in the middle of the night with its ideas.
8.30
Lucy O'BrienApr 24, 2017
Outlast 2 is a terrifying sequel that builds upon the scares of the 2013 original. Even if its ambitious themes don’t always land and navigating through its world can be frustratingly inconsistent, there’s more wicked creativity at play here than I’ve seen in a horror game in a long time. Play it loud, in the dark.
Scott ButterworthApr 24, 2017
In truth, Outlast's "no weapons" formula worked better as a shorter experience. Stretched over twice the length of the original game, Outlast 2's gameplay starts to wear thin, especially since too many of its scripted chases funnel you down preset paths. At the same time, however, I admire its purity, and to an extent,
Daniel R. MillerApr 26, 2017
If you’re looking for terror, Outlast 2 is packing plenty of it. It’s just too bad that its flow is too often halted by overly flexible game rules and hit or miss level design.
Christopher CokeApr 24, 2017
Outlast 2 is an excellent horror game. It’s frightening, repulsive, and filled with the thrilling anxiety of the best games of its type. It does exactly what a sequel should. It delivers on all of the refinements and expansions you would expect to find three years from the original; and though its larger environments sometimes lead to repeated deaths, they also amplify the dread of being hunted.
Philip KollarApr 24, 2017
This is a game that often left me feeling like complete trash. It brought up some of the most difficult memories in my life, issues I had buried long ago. My reactions to that anguish have run the gamut, but more than anything, I respect that Outlast 2 has the singular focus and intensity to dredge up those emotions; that alone made it worth the time spent for me.
Ravi SinhaApr 24, 2017
Familiar yet terrifying, Outlast 2 mixes excellent production values with genuinely disturbing imagery and subject matter. It's a long way down to the abyss but it's worth every minute of the fall.
Joe VargasApr 28, 2017
9.00
Jae LeeApr 27, 2017
Even though I didn’t use it all that much the more I progressed through the game, I could see how it might be useful in a harder difficulty run as I played on normal mode. Without redefining the foundations of the original, Outlast 2 weaves an intriguing tale- paced expertly through environments that breed a sense of tension and paranoia only the best in the genre can muster.
James KozanitisApr 24, 2017
Segments from Outlast 2 are forever burned into my memories, acting as much as a traumatic experience as it was an exhilarating one. The thematic elements present throughout make the game even more high-stakes, taking a toll on you as a moral human being. God doesn’t love Outlast 2 – not like I do.
Jim SterlingApr 27, 2017
Red Barrels may have started too hard and too fast when it gave us necrophiles, well-endowed serial killers, and charmingly ghoulish amateur surgeons in its debut outing. Outlast 2 can’t compete with its own legacy, and while it’s still a decent horror game with plenty of scares to offer, there is nothing I can point to here that I could claim as an improvement over the last one.
Kieran HarrisApr 24, 2017
Outlast 2 works to augment the experience of its acclaimed predecessor, delivering a much larger and diverse open world, a more engaging protagonist and inventive new mechanics. Its visuals may not have seen much of an overhaul and things can soon descend into frustration, but it is still a harrowing yet enjoyable experience certain to satisfy those who held the original in high regard.
Chris WhiteApr 24, 2017
I can normally form a disconnect with the subject matter in horror games, especially when it deals with the taboo, and for a good while I managed it. But the thing is that Outlast 2 delves deep into child murder and sacrifice, never mitigating the shock factor or giving you any kind of respite. Once you partner that with the intensity of running away from a psycho with a pitchfork or a woman with a huge cross she uses to plunge deep into your chest, it’s difficult to switch off, and forget about the things you’ve seen.
Alberto PastorApr 24, 2017
Su genial puesta en escena, su trepidante ritmo de la acción, lo atractivo de su historia… el macabro viaje al que nos enfrenta Red Barrels es una experiencia que merece la pena ser vivida, aunque te deja con la sensación de que con algo más, con un guión más trabajado y más variedad en su acción, podría haber llegado mucho más alto.
9.00
Carlos G. GurpeguiApr 24, 2017
Red Barrels ha alcanzado un nivel que será difícil de alcanzar para el resto de títulos de terror venideros. La compañía ha sabido refinar sus mecánicas y dotar al conjunto de una compleja historia envuelta por una atmósfera y tensión que llevará a más de un jugador al límite. Ha asentado una mirada propia dentro del género que deja su primera entrega como una mera prueba de mecánicas y a su DLC como el primer paso hacia lo que ha terminado siendo Outlast 2.
Michael KrostaMay 02, 2017
Red Barrels versteht es erneut, vor allem mit audiovisuellen Mitteln eine enorme Spannung zu zelebrieren! Leider wird das aufregende Versteckspiel zu häufig von eingestreuten Fluchtsequenzen abgelöst, die meist von frustrierendem Trial & Error geprägt sind.
Elena SchulzApr 24, 2017
Schade! Denn die ersten Stunden liefern definitiv das wohl intensivste Gruselerlebnis seit Jahren und spielen gekonnt mit allem, wovor man sich insgeheim oder ganz offen fürchten könnte. Aber man soll eben insbesondere in Horrorspielen aufhören, wenn es am schlimmsten ist. Und genau diesen Moment verpasst Outlast 2 mit seiner arg gestreckten zweiten Spielhälfte. Zu viel des Bösen macht aus Outlast 2 zwar noch lange kein schlechtes Spiel, aber eben auch nicht zu dem Meilenstein, den sich Fans erhofft hatten.
7.50
Valentin AschenbrennerApr 27, 2017
Outlast 2 hat mir im positiven wie negativen Sinn schlaflose Nächte bereitet: Oft reiht sich ein WTF-Moment an den anderen, die Horror-Atmosphäre folgte mir noch nach dem Abschalten der Konsole bis ins Bett. Doch genauso der Frust, nachdem ich eine Passage durch stupide Trial and Error-Taktiken lösen musste oder ich eine eigentlich hervorragend designte Horror-Kreatur nach dem x-ten Mord an meinem virtuellen Ich nicht mehr ernst nehmen konnte.
Silent JayApr 27, 2017
Attendu comme le messie par tous les amateurs de survival-horror, Outlast 2 souffle le chaud et le froid. L’atmosphère oppressante de cet état d’Arizona criant de vérité, le conte morbide des Langermann et la maîtrise des codes de l’horreur insufflent une tension trop rarement atteinte dans un jeu de suvie. Et pourtant, le titre de Red Barrels frustre continuellement le joueur au point de s’estropier par un rush final de 2 heures épuisant, un level design balbutiant et un Die & Retry frustrant.
Damien GreffetMay 02, 2017
Fidèle au premier opus, Outlast 2 reste un véritable cauchemar vidéoludique et cristallise toute la perversité qui anime les développeurs Red Barrels. Multipliant les visions d'horreur les plus choquantes avec un goût revendiqué pour le gore absolu, le jeu se sépare un peu du recours abusif aux jump scares pour mieux nous plonger dans un environnement absolument insoutenable et très oppressant.
Tommaso PuglieseApr 24, 2017
Un survival horror di gran classe, che migliora il capitolo d'esordio sotto tutti i punti di vista e raggiunge quelli che probabilmente sono i limiti oltre cui il sottogenere "passivo" difficilmente potrà spingersi. Sul piano della direzione è stato fatto un lavoro pressoché perfetto, così come appare certosino l'impegno profuso dagli sviluppatori per renderci la vita difficile, dal buio pesto della stragrande maggioranza delle ambientazioni alla carenza di batterie per la videocamera.
8.00
Francesco DestriApr 24, 2017
Outlast II si è portato dietro i limiti del predecessore senza porvi particolari rimedi, preferendo se mai concentrarsi ancora di più sul terrore, il disgusto, la suspense e la sensazione continua e sfiancante di morte imminente. Missione riuscita grazie soprattutto a un’ambientazione da inferno dantesco e ad alcune trovate che accrescono subdolamente (e ulteriormente) la tensione.
Domenico MusicòApr 25, 2017
Al di là di una parte di gioco ben diversa rispetto al solito, Outlast 2 sceglie di non distanziarsi eccessivamente dai canoni della serie; pertanto, chi ha amato le atmosfere malate del primo e l'ultra violenza del DLC sarà soddisfatto da questo nuovo capitolo, che osa qualcosa in più a livello narrativo. Poche e trascurabili invece le novità di gameplay, il quale rimane ancorato all'essenzialità e a delle fasi di fuga non sembre ben gestite, che spezzano un po' l'ottima atmosfera.
Денис МайоровApr 25, 2017
Очень красивый симулятор, стоит сказать, который даже эти убегания порой выстраивает гениально – некоторые сцены хочется поставить в один ряд с эталонным побегом из гостиницы в Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Но происходит это не часто, так что даже за те 8 часов, что нужны на прохождение игры, вы рискуете заскучать. И ведь даже для любителей скримеров это не лучшая покупка – мало их тут.
5.80
Александр СадовскийMay 19, 2017
Не зря говорят – лучше меньше, да лучше. Второй Outlast далеко не слабейший представитель жанра, местами – особенно в «школьных» эпизодах – он хорош, а иногда способен действительно напугать. Но, пытаясь превзойти предшественника по всем фронтам, он в результате оказывается шагом назад практически во всем, кроме графики. И если вам нужен хоррор от первого лица, то стоит сначала приобрести седьмой «Резидент». Следом – оригинальный Outlast и DLC к нему. А обозреваемую игру – только после них и за полцены.
Hürcan KöseApr 24, 2017
Son sözlerime gelecek olursam, Outlast 2'nin bu kadar yıldan sonra genel olarak gerçekten beklediğimiz oyun olduğunu söyleyebilirim. Yukarıda da bahsettiğim gibi bazı sorunları var elbette ancak bu sorunları da tuzu-biberi olarak algılarsanız Outlast 2 şimdiden yılın en iyi korku oyunu olmaya aday. Şimdiye kadar bu benim için Resident Evil 7 idi ama Outlast 2'den sonra fikirlerim büyük oranda değişti.
Filip GrabskiApr 24, 2017
Outlast 2 to przykład kontynuacji, która realizuje w zasadzie wszystkie obietnice złożone przed premierą. Jest ładniejsza, lepiej brzmi, jest dłuższa (na drugim z czterech poziomów trudności całą przygodę pokonałem w 8,5 godziny), mapy są większe, wrogowie ciekawsi, a fabuła – w moim odczuciu – bardziej interesująca.
Petter HegevallApr 25, 2017
Temat "religiös övertygelse" och då framförallt satanism behandlas på ett finurligt sätt och jag gillar såväl karaktärerna som sensmoralen i Outlast 2 precis som hur sanslöst skraj jag blev under min fem timmar och 40 minuter långa (korta?) genomspelning. Det är ett väldigt läbbigt skräckäventyr detta, proppat med atmosfär. Det är dock inte problemfritt ur ett tekniskt perspektiv och därför stannar mitt betyg på "bra".