Outlast 2 Demo Will Give You Nightmares

Posted on 05 Oct 2016 by
David Pink

Red Barrels have delivered some marvelous nightmare inspiring horror goodness yesterday when they released a free demo for the upcoming sequel to their 2013 hide and seek or die masterpiece, Outlast.

Available until November 1st on all current gen consoles and PC via Steam. I urge you to take a moment out of your day and download this amazing demo while you can.

Red Barrels have announced two months ago that they were delaying the release of Outlast 2 to further polish and deliver a superior product. If the demo is any indication on the whether the delay was a good or bad idea, then it’s extremely evident that the wait will be well worth it.

The demo does an amazing job at providing gamers with a sneak peek at what they’ve been working tirelessly on for the last couple of years. Promising to release more information in the coming months about new features, as well as some of the horrific environments we’ll be running for our lives in.

Red Barrels and myself, strongly recommend taking the opportunity while Outlast 2 wraps up to check out the comic mini-series which aims to bridge the gap between the first game and its sequel. The Murkoff Account, which at this time has two issues available out of five over at Red Barrels official site, is a great read accompanied by some beautiful artwork, oh and did I mention they’re free?

I had the opportunity earlier to sit down and play through the demo and boy was I impressed! From the gorgeous visuals, disturbingly surreal screams, shit your pants moments and the amazing way the game messes with your mind, also counting the fact that my ever aging PC with my five year old 680 GTX had zero issues flawlessly running this beautiful fright fest.

Honestly, this demo looks and runs better than the vast majority of games released this year… that’s saying something. If you’re a horror fanatic like myself, I implore you to jump on Steam right now, download the demo, flick the lights off, blast the surround sound and try not to piss yourself, enjoy!

Official Press Release

Montreal, Canada – October 4, 2016/ After terrifying players at PAX East, E3, and Gamescom, the Outlast 2 demo is available today for free on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

The demo will be available until Tuesday, November 1 only, so download it while you can and make your Halloween a bloody one with Outlast 2.

The Outlast 2 demo provides a sneak peek at what Red Barrels have been working on for the last few years. More features and environments will be unveiled in the coming months, but in the meantime, be sure to check out the Outlast comic book series, The Murkoff Account. With two issues out of five released to date, The Murkoff Account bridges the gap between the originalOutlast and Outlast 2

About Outlast 2
You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe.

The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.

About Red Barrels
Red Barrels is the studio behind the immersive indie horror series Outlast, a series that has terrified more than 4 million players worldwide. Based in Montreal, Red Barrel’s mission is to create unforgettable experiences that leave the player’s blood running cold. Red Barrels was founded by Philippe Morin (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune), David Chateauneuf (Lead level designer: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed & Splinter Cell: Conviction) and Hugo Dallaire (Art Director: Splinter Cell and Army of Two).

Comments (3)

Posts: 5
Posted 08 Oct 2016, 22:21
This type of game is what VR needs. No more throw away demo garbage. I say that lightly because I enjoyed a few games but the market is saturated with so many lackluster Indie titles that just don't do much for me.

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David Pink
Posted 08 Oct 2016, 20:25
Thanks for your thoughts Jeffy, welcome to the site, tis a wonderful demo and I have no doubt, a wonderful game, I recommend picking up the first Outlast, it's not as nice around the edges visually as 2 but it's still very nice lookin and filled with plenty of shit yer pants moments. The DLC was always friggin delicious.

I'm waiting on possibly obtaining a VorpX key, with it I should be able to turn Outlast 1 and 2 into a VR experience, which ... man... wouldn't that be just amazing!

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Posted 08 Oct 2016, 17:44
I tried this demo solely based on the review/recommendation. I don't recall every playing the first game, so this was an all new experience for me. The atmosphere was spot on, something many games can't seem to channel effectively. The progression was linear (which is what you need in a good horror game) while still giving the feel of exploration.

I look forward to the full release Outlast 2 has already been added to my wishlist.

Thank you for directing me toward something that I probably would have missed out on otherwise! I may even try the first game now.