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PS4 survival horror Outlast free on PlayStation Plus tomorrow

"Created by a team of 11 to scare the *bleep* out of you."

Poo-your-pants PlayStation 4 horror Outlast launches tomorrow and is free for Plus subscribers.


Players take on the role of an intrepid (if slightly naive) reporter who tries to investigate an abandoned insane asylum at night with just a battery-powered torch. What could go wrong?

Of course, lots of things go wrong.

"Outlast is a survival horror game created by a team of 11 people with one common goal: to scare the *bleep* out of you," Red Barrels co-founder Philippe Morin wrote on the EU PlayStation blog.

"One of the most fun things about watching players make their way through Outlast has been watching the terrified looks on their faces, so we decided to step things up a notch.

"Newly added on PlayStation 4 is a difficulty level we call 'insane'. If you feel brave enough to pick this mode, you'll have very low health, very few batteries, no checkpoints, and no chance to save your game. It's do or die. Survive or start again."

We reviewed Outlast's PC version last year and found it a little rough round the edges, but still well worth exploring.

"There's little chance to branch off the main path and explore - but that's for the best," Rich McCormick wrote in Eurogamer's Outlast review. "Stop and peer too long into Outlast's gloom and you'll see the zips on the monster costumes. Take it at at speed and you'll find a haunted house worth visiting."