Tyler from All Age Gaming writes "Outlast is a game that I should despise. It revolves around the cliched horror scenario of an insane asylum. It feels like a cheap amusement park spook house with its use of jump scares, which have always made my eyes roll even when they make me flinch. Everything on its surface made the experience come off as something tacky, cheesy, and lacking in any entertainment value outside of basic sensory shock. Then, something curious happened within my first hour of play, Outlast started to genuinely frighten me in a way that no other game has managed in a long time. And it didn’t stop until the credits rolled."