Outlast 2 is an eerie, atmospheric horror gaming experience
- Creepy atmosphere
- Tense camera mechanic
- Well-designed rural farm locations
- Less freedom of movement than original
Speeding up a classic
Outlast 2 is a little more briskly-paced than its predecessor, which had some tense but slow-paced stealth sections. Here, the action moves relatively quickly between different locations. There's also a little more creativity shown in the environment design; in this game, the architecture itself may shift and change, suggesting that all is not as it seems. Some players may find it a little more linear than the original, which focused more on exploration, but the result of this narrowing is better presentation of the horror set-pieces.
A game to play with the lights off
If you like tense, creepy horror games where the best idea is sometimes just to run for your life, Outlast 2 is a good choice. The mechanics are almost too simple, but the real heart of the game is in its spooky and menacing atmosphere.