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The first Outlast was a surprise horror hit. Released for free on PS Plus after its original PC release, it terrified us here at GameSpot, and now this sequel looks even better. Outlast prides itself on its atmosphere and sense of foreboding--plus the occasional jump scare--and that doesn't seem to have changed with the second entry.
What has changed is the game's appearance: even the demo version of Outlast 2 looked more graphically impressive than the first game, which--though striking--showed its low-budget, indie roots.
Thankfully, even though its appearance has been upgraded, Outlast 2 is sticking to the original's brilliant camcorder mechanic, which allows you to see in the dark--until you run out of battery power. That pressure forces you to conserve battery; when your batteries are dead, you're plunged into darkness, which ramps up the tension even more.