PlayMagazine writes: "You run, you hide or you die. That’s about the bulk of the instruction you’ll get when you boot up Outlast for the first time, and until you’ve actually started exploring the game world, you won’t realize just how terrifyingly accurate they are. My first mistake was viewing those three as options, a light-hearted look at what exactly I’d let myself in for here. Sadly, they were anything but – they’re very firm and authorative instructions to run and hide, because you’ll be doing just that. Very often."