Horror game Outlast is now available on Mac

by | Mar 30, 2015 | Horror

It’s official, Outlast for Mac is now available. The game was released on March 31, 2015, and joins Shadow Warrior as the biggest macOS releases this week. The news comes directly from developer Red Barrels, who made the announcement via Twitter last Friday.

Outlast is a first-person survival horror game that was first released for Windows in September 2013. And to many, this is one of the scariest horror games for Mac.

The game puts you in the role of a freelance journalist who decides to investigate a psychiatric hospital lost in the mountains of Salt Lake County, Colorado. That was obviously a bad idea, as hell breaks loose and you find yourself alone in a nuthouse full of homicidal patients.

To make matters worse, you are completely incapable of combat. With no weapons at your disposal, you will have to be quick on your feet and smart to stay alive.

Red Barrel is also bringing the game’s first (and only) DLC, Whistleblower. Outlast: Whistleblower serves as a prequel and shows you events from before and after the main plot.

Overall, most reviewers really enjoyed the PC version of the game, with IGN concluding in their review that:

Outlast can stand proudly as a unique and terrifying survival horror game. Unlike many modern horror games, it remembers that the most frightening monsters are those that you can’t kill, but have to flee from, and it creates an outstandingly creepy atmosphere that rendered me defenseless against its many well-paced jump scares.

Needless to say, Outlast is a must if you enjoy horror games. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the genre, but you can expect a gameplay video very soon. In any case, the tension in this game is so high, you will want to play it with the lights on!

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  1. Ian

    Just started playing this on bootcamp, great game, but I’m too scared to play it for more than an hour at a time :p

    • Mac Gamer Ric

      Looks freaking scary indeed, not much of a jump scares fan, someone else will have to review this one for the site… @disqus_tjssOjCkT1:disqus, @disqus_WTosD6fxx0:disqus need to talk to you about something 😉

    • marsella

      man, you used Mac to run this game? help me. I don’t know how to download this game thru my Mac. they said that I need to use windows …

  2. ikir

    Awesome but scary!!!

    • Mac Gamer Ric

      Yep, I should start playing this one very soon! You planned on buynig it?

  3. MGregory666

    Guys, it’s really not that scary. It has its moments for sure but generally once you get used to what to expect the fear levels drop.

    • Mac Gamer Ric

      That’s because you’re too much of a tough guy 😉

  4. Beamerboy

    Nice gameplay vid – but can it be played with a controller on Mac? Steam says “full controller support”, but that doesn’t always translate to Macs.

    • Mac Gamer Ric

      Yep, I tried it back when it was first released using a wired Xbox 360 controller.

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