The Humble Store End of Summer Sale ended yesterday, and along with the sale ending another started up. You’ve read that correctly: the Humble Store End of Summer Sale Encore means the sale hasn’t really ended at all. In celebration of its extended sale, the Humble Store is giving away a free PC copy of the hit horror game Outlast and its Whistleblower DLC for the next 24 hours.
Red Barrels debut game, Outlast, is a first-person survival horror, and it’s a pretty damn good one — provided you don’t mind running, hiding, hiding some more, running like a bugger, hiding for an hour, and occasionally finding a key. You play as journalist Miles Upshur as he films footage for an exposé on Mount Massive Asylum, a dilapidated psychiatric hospital overrun by homicidal patients. Yeah, it’s pretty haunting alright, and dark. Really, really dark. The whole experience makes me wish that I'd eaten more carrots as a child. Outlast also had this innate ability to make me feel all clammy and dirty when playing it.
A sequel to Outlast came out earlier this year, and it received generally favourable reviews.