Great news for PS4 Playstation Plus users, Red Barrels’ Outlast will be free in February! Outlast is a survival game set in an asylum. Unlike most horror games, this isn’t an abandoned, haunted asylum. In this game, the inmates are still alive and roaming the grounds, those that haven’t been murdered by their fellow inmates anyway. You play Miles Upshur, a character who is incapable of combat, something we’re seeing quite a bit of this year in other horror games like Daylight. Wikia.com has a great synopsis:
In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, has been operating in strict secrecy… until now. Acting on a tip from an inside 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 the asylum.
We’re in for some great jump scares and a lot of running!