Outlast: Whistleblower is a DLC of the indie videogame Outlast. Developed and published by Red Barrels Games, Whistleblower can be categorized as survival horror, as with its predecessor. This DLC acts as the prequel to the main title, even when part of the storyline happens at the same time as the main story.
Graphically speaking, this installment has even better graphics than its predecessor has. It is creepy and gory enough to wish it has worse visual effects, but today is not your lucky day; once you download and play this game, you will see the tiniest blood drop, and all the massacres that the patients of the asylum have inflicted on other patients and doctors. In this installment, there are more tortures, more psychopathic patients, and more darkness that in the main title.
The gameplay remains similar. As a real survival horror, you cannot fight and defend yourself. Your only alternative is to run or hide when a variant (a patient that has been "modified" and who is stronger and more violent than regular patients are) stalks you. You will have several places to hide, such as lockers, under beds, in ventilation pipes, or simple dark corners where you can curl up into a ball. Your only ally will be the famous camera that will serve you to record what you see and to see in the darkness with the night vision.
Do you really wanna come back to Mount Massive?
When playing, you will assume the role of Waylon Park, a software engineer who works in the asylum for the Murkoff Corporation and that is the "whistleblower" that sent the email to Miles Upshur (the main character of Outlast) in which he told all what was happening in the asylum. The plot starts here, when Park sends the email to Miles. As the saying goes "whistleblowers in jail don't last very long", and much less if instead of a jail you are in a creepy asylum. This way, Park is caught, and the heads of the Murkoff decide to turn him into one of their experiments. However, here is when the things start going mad in the asylum; the patients turn against doctors and guards and havoc is released everywhere.
This DLC acts as the prequel of the main title, even when part of the storyline happens at the same time as the main story
Thus, Waylon becomes a prisoner in the asylum, and he has to find a way to escape and become free. Nevertheless, the experiments that have suffered have their consequences, and his mind becomes fuzzy sometimes. As mentioned, Waylon will have to face the aggressive Variants just by hiding himself or by running away. Sometimes he can push the enemies, but this is not a great help when you face a huge and fat enemy who must weigh a ton.
In Outlast: Whistleblower, there are enemies that you already knew if you have played Outlast (it is recommendable to play the main game if you want to be aware of what happens in the DLC). They are the Brothers, or Waylon Park (the huge and fat guy). However, there are some new ones that will make you terrified. The first one is Frank Manera; a cannibalistic cook who has fun by cooking the rest of the patients and who wants to eat you as soon as he sees you. Do you think he is creepy? Well, the next one is actually disturbing; I'm talking about Eddie Gluskin "The Groom". He is a variant who is in the quest for love, but he thinks that every man of the asylum is the perfect bride for him. Nevertheless, he always fails and the "brides" end up dead because they are men instead of women. Better if you figure out the way they die when playing. If this are not reasons enough to avoid coming back to Mount Massive Asylum, you can click on here to see more reasons to run away from this place.
Outlast: Whistleblower Full Version Features
Here you can find the main features of Outlast: Whistleblower:
- HD Graphics that allow you to see all the hideous details of the game
- DLC for the main videogame Outlast
- Complementary storyline that will complete the riddles of the main videogame
- Survival gameplay in which you can only run or hide
- New Variants to make your stay in Mount Massive a bit more terrifying
- Available for PC and PlayStation 4
If you like Outlast: Whistleblower and you want to know more about this survival horror adventure before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s official website .
In order to download and play this survival horror game on your PC, it needs to have the following system requirements:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later
- Processor: Dual Core @ 2.2 GHz
- RAM Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9.0c
- Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce 9800 GT, ATI Radeon HD @ 512 MB or superior
- Hard Drive Space: 2 GB free on your PC