Outlast 2 is a survival-horror videogame published by Red Barrels as a digital download. The Warner Bros. company distributes the physical copy of the retail edition with the title: Outlast Trinity.
The first game of the series gave a new life to the survival horror genre with the mandatory use of the first person camera, exposing the protagonist completely vulnerable towards his enemies. This feature was critically acclaimed by reviewers and gamers worldwide. The hero of the second game, Blake Langerman, doesn’t fight nor carry weapons except his videocamera that helps him see in the dark with its night vision mode.
A bad characteristic of the game is the fact that when an enemy spots you, there is only one non-obvious place to hide, and until you discover it your character dies constantly, which is very annoying.
The plot is distributed fairly between two sets. A deserted village in Arizona and the hallucinations of his traumatic childhood which took place while at primary school.
I totally get that the game programmers wanted to show-off their professional progress compared with their previous work but the outdoor settings are too many and this specific game cannot support it game wise. I felt really uncomfortable, in no uncertain terms, being chased in the middle of the night by crazy individuals in the dirt streets, cactuses and coyotes’ in a far way land in Arizona. I truly enjoyed the game only when I was playing in the psychedelic school.
-Is it worth it to pay €30 to digitally download Outlast 2?
The only thing that’s worth buying is the retail Blu-ray edition, Outlast Trinity, that includes all three games, which only costs €38. These are: Outlast 1, Outlast: whistleblower and Outlast 2.