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Outlast : Bringing True Fear To A Playstation 4 Near You


Ever since the release of the PS4 gamers of the console world have been asking PS: More PlayStation 4 games, please. Now scary movie connoisseurs, survival situation addicts, and even the everyday science fiction enthusiast are rejoicing at the release of Outlast for PS4. Developed by Canadian based game developers Red Barrel and available through Steam since early September, PS4 gamers can now also download their copy starting February 5th.

Dubbed the “ultimate survival horror” game by PlayStation as well as its current Steam players, Outlast is hardcore nightmare inducing pleasure ride for anyone that enjoys staying alive.

Let’s start off like any good scary story, setting the scene :

Mount Massive Asylum was once a psychiatric hospital for the mentally ill. Nowadays, Mount Massive has been abandoned for years, and it’s pretty much the scary house in your neighborhood that everyone knows is haunted. You’re just a small time journalist, and as if that wasn’t scary enough, one day you get an anonymous tip that the scary asylum has been re-opened, in complete secrecy, by the shady sounding “research and charity branch” of the shady sounding Murkoff Corporation.

How scary is scary?

Well it was awarded “Most Likely to Make you Faint” at E3 2013, so that’s something. Dead researchers and escaped patients (prisoners?) are just a start to the horrors one may find in Mount Massive Asylum but the first person shooter seems to want to poke your deeper, innermost fears, as the PlayStation blog notes :

“Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.”

The “terrible truth” remains to be discovered, but it’s no mystery that we all love games daring enough to tell the gamer, “I bet I can scare you.”

To all the old school gamers that believe the “scary” games of today are for babies, you are officially dared to turn off all lights on this one until the ending credits.Plus, PlayStation is giving the game away free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, so that’s nice.

Could Outlast possibly be the scariest game since Doom?
Written by Puff, a.k.a. Jean

A lifelong gamer, master healer, and freelance writer that’s currently making a home of Florida. Follow her on Twitter @PuffTheHealer for the occasional game related rant. Click here to find her articles on Zootgamer.